BOTTOMFEEDER BASEBALL BLOG

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Friday, September 12, 2008

GB&U: Quiet 2-1 Loss

RESULT: Nats lose to Marlins 2-1.

GOOD: Shairon Martis. Five innings, two hits, three walks, one earned run, nine strikeouts.
Wee Willie Harris went 2-for-3 with a walk.

BAD: Cristian Guzman. 0-for-4, two left on base, and a throwing error that resulted in the winning run scoring.

UGLY: Fifteen individual runners left on base. Example A on why the Nats need a to get a slugger in the line-up. They just have trouble stringing base hits together to score runs.

NEXT GAME: Tomorrow. 7:10 pm from Dolphin Stadium. Tim Redding faces Josh Johnson.

1 comment:

Hendo said...

Right on, Dave... 2009 is the year when the Nats have to ramp it up in the slugging department.

That is, unless they want to set all-time MLB records for LOBs, hard-luck losses, and season-ticket non-renewals.