The Washington Nationals finished sixth after a 2–1 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

The Washington Nationals finished sixth after a 2–1 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

Erick Fedde put together a solid, five-start run between June 3 and July 3rd, with a 3.21 ERA, a 4.21 FIP, and a .196/.279/.320 line against in 28 IP over that stretch, 

with three earned runs or fewer allowed in each of those outings, but he got blown up last time out before tonight, when he 

gave up eight hits, three walks, and eight earned runs over three innings of work against the Atlanta Braves last weekend. 

His manager said after the outing Fedde just couldn’t finish hitters, an issue they’ve talked to him about often this season. 

“We just got to continue to talk to him about, ‘You don’t have to be so fine when you’ve got two strikes, just make a good, competitive pitch,  

and try to get them to swing,’” fifth-year skipper Davey Martinez said, “... and there’s times where he’s done that and was really good at it.” 

Fedde was efficient in the early-going, with four scoreless on 46 pitches, working around a walk and three hits with eight- and four-pitch innings in the first and third, 

respectively, to keep his pitch count down. A 15-pitch fifth, in which he stranded a two-out single, left him at 61 pitches overall, and he got one

out in the sixth before he gave up the first run of the game, on a 90 MPH 2-1 cutter to Jesse Winker which ended up going out to right-center for a solo shot and a 1-0 Mariners’ lead. 404-foot shot for Winker’s 8th of 2022.