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Dedicated to the constructive criticism of the Washington Nationals.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

GB&U: Nothing To See Here

RESULT: Nats spanked by Rangers 13-3.

GOOD: Meathook. 3-for-4. LMillz crushed a homer halfway up the stands in left. That's about it.

BAD: Garrett Mock. Making his second spot start of the season, he just doesn't look like he trusts his stuff at this level yet. Maybe there's an underlying reason for that, maybe it's just nerves. Who knows? But what we do know is that he was bad for the second straight outing. The eight strikeouts at least showed some promise. His final line: 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 8 Ks.

UGLY: The Bullpen. One night after performing so well, They were terrible. Manning, Sanches and Colome all were roughed up. The trio surrendered 9 ERs in 3 IP, along with 10 hits and four walks. Yuck.

MOVES: After the game, the Nats demoted Sanches and Mock and recalled INF Pete Orr and RHP Steven Shell from Triple-A Columbus.

NEWS: Nick Johnson has an appointment at the Mayo Clinic to examine his wrist. He still has considerable soreness after several weeks of immobilization. Johnson has been on the DL since May 15.

NEXT GAME: Today at 1:35 pm in the finale against Texas. John Lannan (4-6, 3.36) faces Vicente Padilla (9-3, 3.73).

1 comment:

Nationals Fan said...

Dave--Thanks for the link.--Steven