Hell of a game. I watched just about every pitch. Really had me glued to the television. But it was clearly disapointing. These are my thoguhts regarding why the Nats lost. It comes down to coaching.
1. Dusty Baker removing Max Scherzer -- Not sure how you take out your best player in the top of the 7th with no outs. Sure, he gave up a home run, but he threw a good pitch, which led to an opposite field home run. You need to keep Max in there until his arm falls off. I don't care about the bullpen. Scherzer needs to stay in. Kudos to the Dodger batter that took him deep. Hell of an at-bat.
2. Sending Werth home -- insanse decision. You cannot send him. The thirdbase coach needs to get further down the line and assess the situation. He was basically further up the line than the third baseman. TERRIBLE call.
3. Harper's pickoff --- Balk. At least the one that got him was. Regardless of if the call was right or wrong, Dusty Baker needs to be out there in the umps face complaining about the call. Because that same pitcher just kept doing it. Make a scene. Kick some dirt around. Didn't seem like Baker did anything.
You can't blame Drew Storen for this one. Baker and his staff are at fault.