GB&U: Extra Innings Earns Split for Brewers

Posted by Dave Nichols | Tuesday, May 27, 2008 | , , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats lost in 11 innings to Brewers 4-3.

GOOD: Dmitri Young. His first home run of the season to left center field, creating the first home run controversy in Nationals Park history. Knowing there is about three feet between the center field fence and where the stands start for the Red Porch, we knew it was a home run immediately, but it took the umpires meeting at second base to remind themselves of the rules. And poor Dmitri, having to hustle all the was into third when the umpires couldn't get it right the first time. That's a LONG way to go for big guy, trust me!

BAD: Middle Relief. Two runs is a tenuous lead anyway, but Manny had to trust the lead to the rookies yesterday and it did not survive. The starters have been really good for the most part this year, but they are going to have to start pitching into the seventh inning or Ayala and Rivera will be fried before 4th of July.

UGLY: Aaron Boone. Hitting third, he went 0-for-5 with two Ks and 3 left on.

NEXT GAME: Tuesday night from San Diego. Shawn Hill (0-1, 4.08) tests his sore elbow against Randy Wolf (3-4, 4.76)