With the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Escobar was hit on the right hand by a pitch thrown by right-hander Andrew Cashner. Jayson Werth scored on the play to get the Nationals on the board. It marked the eighth time this season Escobar was hit by a pitch, which leads the team.
Escobar was on the ground for about a minute as Williams and assistant athletic trainer Steve Gober came to his aid. Escobar walked to first and left the game after the half-inning ended with the Nats leading, 2-1. He was replaced by Danny Espinosa, who played second base with Anthony Rendon shifting to third.