Nationals vs Giants – Game Recap – May 1, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — — Yadiel Hernandez had a career-high five runs with three hits as the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 11-5 on Sunday.

Juan Soto also had three hits and scored three times for the Nationals. Washington’s Lucius Fox got his first two hits in the majors after starting his career 0 for 20.

Josiah Gray (3-2) allowed one hit in six innings, walking about four while striking out three. The right-hander, part of the trade that sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Dodgers at the deadline last season, allowed no hits until the single with two outs from Jason Krizan in the fifth.

Hernandez, who had seven RBIs in Washington’s first 23 games, hit a two-run single in the first inning when the Nationals scored five runs — four unearned — and capitalized on a costly error and the folly of Alex Cobb.

After the Giants scored five times on the Washington bullpen in the seventh to cut the Nationals’ lead to 8-5, Hernandez doubled a three-run brace against Jake McGee in the eighth.

Cobb (1-1), who was taken off the injured list before the game, couldn’t get on track. He allowed Hernandez’s single, walked three of the next five and was called for a denial with the bases loaded.

Mike Ford, claimed by the Giants on waivers Saturday after being designated for an assignment by the Mariners, hit a two-run single in the seventh.

CREATE MEMORIES

Krizan’s single off Gray was the first of his career and came in front of his wife and young child, who were in the stands. The rookie outfielder was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas when the Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt on the COVID-19 list.

GLOVE WORK

Nationals third baseman Maikel Franco took a hit from Wilmer Flores in the first inning when he chased a ground player into foul territory, jumped up and threw a hard throw back to his body at the first baseman Josh Bell.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross will both face hitters this week at the team’s facilities in West Palm Beach, Fla., a major step in the rehabilitation of both right-handers. Strasbourg, who has made seven starts since signing a seven-year, $245 million contract after being the World Series MVP in 2019, is trying to recover from chest outlet surgery. Ross underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow in March.

Giants: Cobb has missed 12 games with an adductor strain. RHP Kervin Castro was moved to Triple-A Sacramento to make room.

NEXT

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (1-2, 6.00 ERA) starts against the Rockies for the first time since 2018 in Game 1 of a three-game Colorado series on Tuesday.

Giants: Carlos Rodón (3-0, 1.17) takes on the Dodgers and Julio Urías (1-1, 2.50) in a southpaw matchup Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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