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Washington Nationals: A.J. Cole roughed up in team’s first loss of 2018

The Washington Nationals will not finish 162-0 in 2018. It was highly unlikely at best, but they dominated their way to a 4-0 start to the year.

Then, they looked like an entirely different team on Tuesday night in Atlanta. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark gave the Nats four quality starts to begin the year, but A.J. Cole was not able to follow suit.

Dave Martinez was forced to pull Cole with two outs in the fourth, after the righty allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks.