Nats Week In Review: Week 11 Of The 2024 Regular Season

Washington now sits at 27-33 for the season. The first game of the week is the finale versus the Mets.

Nats Week in Review: Week 11 of the 2024 Regular Season (June 5-12)

Game 61 Of The Regular Season, Game One For The Week

The Nats enter the last game of the series against the Mets trying to avoid getting swept at home.

The Mets quickly got the lead on single runs in the early innings. Again the offense for Washington was quiet.

Patrick Corbin struggled again in just over five innings pitched. Then the roof fell in during the top of the sixth inning when the Mets put up six runs.

Washington never recovered and limped out of the stadium with a 9-1 defeat and a home sweep. Now come the Braves.

Game 62 Of The Regular Season, Game Two For The Week

After a scoreless duel through five innings, the Nats jumped ahead 2-0 in their half of the sixth inning with back-to-back homers from C.J. Abrams and Lane Thomas. Things were looking good.

Unfortunately for the home team and their supporters, the game lasted more than six innings. Starting pitcher Mitchell Parker shut down Atlanta through six innings but allowed the Braves to tie it in the seventh. Overall it was still a very good performance from Parker.

In the eighth inning, reliever Hunter Harvey surrendered three runs. Washington’s offense wasn’t able to counter and the Nats suffered their fourth consecutive home loss by the score of 5-2.

Game 63 Of The Regular Season, Game Three For The Week

Maybe what the Nats needed was a tense low-scoring affair to awaken from their recent doldrums. This is exactly what they got.

After managing to scrape across two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, they would have to hang on for dear life late. Starting pitcher Jake Irvin was exceptional in his six innings, shutting down the Braves. A scoreless seventh became the eighth and again Hunter Harvey made the home fans nervous. He was able to escape with only one run against him. Kyle Finnegan pitched the ninth without event and the four-game losing streak was over in a 2-1 win.

Game 64 Of The Regular Season, Game Four For The Week

Did you say offense? No this was not any kind of record-setting performance, but the Nats were able to jump ahead early and stay there.

Washington was able to push across runs in five of the first six innings before Atlanta could offer any response.

Starter MacKenzie Gore only finished five innings but got the job done and only allowed one run. With a comfortable working margin, manager Davey Martinez was able to rest his top bullpen pitchers. The Nats had a stress-free 7-3 victory and now had a two-game winning streak.

Game 65 Of The Regular Season, Game Five For The Week 

More offense in DC? After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the second inning, the Nats erupted for seven runs in their half of the fourth. They added another in the fifth for good measure.

Starter DJ Herz was far from great in just over four innings pitched but he didn’t need to be. Manager Dave Martinez utilized five different relievers to finish out the contest. Three meaningless runs by Atlanta didn’t impact the outcome as the Nats had now a three-game winning streak and an 8-5 curly W. Off to the motor city for three.

Game 66 Of The Regular Season, Game Six For The Week

After jumping ahead 3-0 with a run in the third and two in the fifth, Detroit responded with four in the fifth. Starting pitcher Mitchell Parker wasn’t held responsible for any of the Tigers’ runs as he only completed 4 1/3 innings.

Washington remained behind 4-3 heading into the eighth but was able to tie it up at 4-4. The bullpen held down the fort and the contest headed to extra innings.

Even though the rule isn’t brand new it still feels new enough watching a runner trot out to second base to begin an inning when a game goes past nine. The Nats quickly capitalized and took a 5-4 lead to the bottom of the tenth. After retiring the last batter in the ninth inning, Kyle Finnegan came out for the tenth and shut the door. Nats win 5-4. Four straight!!

Game 67 Of The Regular Season, Game Seven For The Week

After falling behind 1-0 after one, Washington tallied one run in the third inning and two each in the fourth and fifth to lead 5-1. Then things got interesting.

The Tigers fought back with three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take what had looked like a comfortable win into a one-run lead

Fortunately for the Nats they responded with two runs in the ninth and even though Detroit wouldn’t quit they were only able to push across one in the ninth and Washington had a 7-5 win and a five-game winning streak


The Nats now sit at 32-35 for the season. They don’t hold one of the wild card spots but they’re right back in it. Lane Thomas’ being in the lineup is beginning to have an impact as the offense has begun to show signs of life. Pitching wasn’t as good this past week as in previous weeks but the Nats finished the week with a 5-2 record.

One more in Detroit before heading home to see the Marlins.

Nats Week in Review: Week One
Nats Week in Review: Week Two
Nats Week in Review: Week Three
Nats Week in Review: Week Four
Nats Week in Review: Week Five
Nats Week in Review: Week Six
Nats Week in Review: Week Seven
Nats Week in Review: Week Eight
Nats Week in Review: Week Nine
Nats Week in Review: Week Ten

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