GB&U: Bounce Goes Nats Way For A Change

Posted by Dave Nichols | Sunday, May 25, 2008 | , , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats beat Brewers 7-6.

GOOD: Aaron Boone. 2-for-4, 2-run home run and two runs scored. Boone is hitting .324 for the season with 4 homers and 11 RBIs. Boone just keeps producing whenever he is called upon.

BAD: Much of the season, Tim Redding has been the rock of the rotation. But on Sunday, Redding was simply rocked. He allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and one walk. It would have been worse had he not struck out 7 strikeouts.

UGLY: Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder. Is it sore? Isn't it? Paul LoDuca said it was. Ryan said "Eh, not much." Manny Acta is giving Ryan the day of Monday either way. Stay tuned.

Honorable Mention GOOD: Elijah Dukes earned a one out, full-count walk to start the rally in the ninth inning. Dukes is getting beat up a little bit for his low, low batting average. But the truth is that Dukes has more of an idea when he stap into the batter's box than most of the players on this team.

NEXT GAME: Memorial Day, Monday at 1:35. Jason Bergmann (1-1, 5.47) looks to make it three straight strong starts against Brewers' ace Ben Sheets (5-1, 2.92). Take time during the festivities to remember those who served and those that gave their lives for your privilege to enjoy a baseball game on a warm summer afternoon.