GB&U: Drying Out

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, May 19, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

RESULTS: Nats beat Orioles 2-1.

GOOD: John Lannan. The "Good" award seems like it's the starting pitcher's award. Lannan (4-4. 3.40) went 7.1 with one earned, four hits, one walk and five strikeouts. He threw 71 of his 105 pitches for strikes, and his lone run scored AFTER he left the game.

BAD: Elijah Dukes. He went 0-for-3, lowering his average to .042. He has one hit and three walks so far this season in 27 plate appearances for a stellar .143 on base percentage.

UGLY: Mother Nature. The game was delayed two hours and one minute at the start, and endured another 27 minute delay in the eighth inning. Not the way you want to end a "road trip".

NEXT GAME: Monday night versus the dreaded Philadelphia Philles. Staff ace Tim Redding (5-3. 3.55) takes on disappointing Brett Myers (2-4, 5.91). As an aside, I spent Sunday afternoon and evening in south Jersey with my cousins at my aunt's 75th birthday party. They all wanted to know why I didn't write about the Phillies. Needless to say, I'll have plenty to say about the cheesesteak-lovers the next couple of days.