Kyle Hendricks pitched well but took a loss Friday, yielding three runs over seven frames against the Nationals.
The longball did him in, and it was Daniel Murphy that got him both times, as the Nationals' second baseman hit a two-run shot and a solo blast off of Hendricks. They were two of just five hits on the day that the right permitted, and he walked two and struck out five. Hendricks hasn't picked up a win in any of his three starts since returning from the disabled list, but he's pitched pretty well each time out. He gets the Giants on the road next.