By CHRIS HOBBS
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Hunter Harvey pitched an inning on Monday night in the Washington Nationals’ 5-4 home victory over the Chicago Cubs and ended up with somewhat of a negative.
Harvey came in to pitch the seventh inning, allowing two hits, a run (earned) with one walk and no strikeouts and was tagged with his first blown save of the season.
Harvey, a former first-round draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles, is 0-0 this season — his first with the Nationals — with an ERA of 3.57.
He threw strikes on 13 of 22 pitches to six batters onMonday, leaving the game — eventually won by Washington — after his 45th major league appearance. He is 1-2 with an ERA of 3.48 for his career with 42 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings.
He did not pitch on Tuesday night, and the series concludes on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. before Washington heads to San Diego for games on Thursday through Sunday.
MONDAY’S BOXSCORE: https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cubs-vs-nationals/2022/08/15/662471/final/box
HUNTER HARVEY’S PRO CAREER: https://www.mlb.com/player/hunter-harvey-640451
NATIONALS 2022 SCHEDULE: https://www.mlb.com/nationals/schedule/2022-04