GB&U: Friday Night (High)Lights

Posted by Dave Nichols | Saturday, May 24, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats beat Brewers 5-1.

GOOD: William Moses Pena. He hits! Wily Mo line-drives his first home run of the season to left center, setting the tone for the victory over the Brew Crew.

BAD: Brewers middle infield defense. Shortstop JJ Hardy booted a routine grounder from Cristian Guzman, turning an inning ending double play into a 4-run rally for the Nats. Finally, a good bounce for the home team. The Nats scored 5 runs total on 3 hits: Pena's homer, Ryan Zimmerman's RBI double, and the hit that clinched it, Jesus Flores 2-run double.

UGLY: This game was decidedly absent of ugliness, so the ugly award goes to the Brewers bus drivers. The original team bus left before half the team was on it. After the rest of the team gathered in the player's lot, they got on the first bus that came around: it was a Nats Express bus! Hope Prince Fielder and Mike Cameron, among others, did not end up at RFK!

NEXT GAME: Tonight against Milwaukee's Best. John Lannan (4-4, 3.40) faces Seth McClung (1-1, 3.5).