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Nationals show Cubs where below the layer improve

The thinnest margin for error gave the Cubs a reference point for how you can climb closer to the Nationals.

Despite a decent pitching effort by left hander Tsuyoshi Wada against one of the National League’s most formidable lineups, The Cubs fell short in enough areas to forfeit 2 1 on Monday at Wrigley Field.

There are expectations that the Cubs’ power will surface with greater frequency once settings climb. Rookie Kris Bryant hit a game tying homer in the first, But the Cubs advanced only one runner as far as second base other way on Anthony Rizzo’s two out double in the sixth.

The Cubs’ last seven runs attended on four home runs, And 13 about their last 24 runs dating to May 19 came on homers.

Despite 12 mph southwest winds that became gustier as the game advanced, The puppies(24 20) Couldn’t earn more offense. Much of that was due to effective pitching of Tanner Roark and four relievers, Who combined to give five hits.

"It’s hard to hit home runs if you make good pitches, Cubs currency broker Joe Maddon said. "Either side pitched very well. It was a magnificent game, Thoroughly compelling. We just have to learn how to win those things.

"But I’ll take our effort and our general, And my takeaway is that that was practically anyone we’ve played so far,

Clashing methods of Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant necessary for baseball Paul Sullivan

The wind was howling out to left field Monday morning when Bryce Harper achieved Wrigley Field with the Nationals.

Had he tested the flags?

"I have to have wind, Harper responded. "I’m strong,

Obviously, Harper is great, Perhaps pretty much anyone in baseball right now at 22. In excess of what he knows.

The wind was howling out to left field Monday morning when Bryce Harper achieved Wrigley Field with the Nationals.

Had he sorted out the flags?

"I have to have wind, Harper responded. "I’m pleasant,

You bet, Harper is great, Perhaps just like anyone in baseball right now at 22. Roark, A 15 game winner in 2014 who was sent to the bullpen after the signing of Max Scherzer, Pitched five innings of three hit ball in his begin after 13 relief appearances.

Closer Drew Storen kept his composure in the ninth after a replay overturned a strikeout of Kris Bryant and put the tying run on first without the need of outs.

The Nationals’ outfield defense hasn’t dropped off after Jayson Werth returned to the 15 day disabled list caused by a bruised left wrist.

Left fielder ellie Taylor made a diving catch of Wada’s drive in the gap to end the second. Right fielder Bryce Harper leaped to rob Anthony Rizzo of a game tying hit prior to running into the right field wall to end the third. And center fielder Denard Span retreated in time to trap Starlin Castro’s line drive with Rizzo on second to end the sixth.

Kris Bryant on getting hit by a help out the 9th Kris Bryant on getting hit by a help out the 9th inning.

Kris Bryant on getting hit by a help out the 9th inning.

"Offer some credit, Told me Maddon, Whose team uses the second most errors in the NL with 36. "They beat us with outfield defend. Those were this online game changers,

Much of the pregame hype enclosed former Las Vegas youth standouts Bryant and Harper. A reporter mentioned Bryant won the battle by hitting his sixth homer, But Bryant quickly considered that Harper has 16.

Harper said the Cubs made the right move in having Bryant start the season at Triple A Iowa the timber grown today objections of their agent, Scott Boras.

"He’s a great player and he must be in the big leagues, But I understand professional side of it, Harper discussed. "If i’m the Cubs, I would have(Seen) Exactly a similar thing. I’d want him must year too,