GB&U: Howard Double Dips

Posted by Dave Nichols | Thursday, May 22, 2008 | , , , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats lose to Phillies 12-2.

GOOD: Um, wait a minute, let me think...ah yes: Jesus Flores went 3-for-4 with another double, his 5th on the season. Even better news, there are signs that even GM JimBow might be starting to get it. In the WaPo notebook yesterday, Bowden said that even once Lo Duca returns, "it's going to be extremely hard to take [Flores] out of the lineup if he plays like this." Unfortunately, JimBow also backed Lennie Harris in the same interview. And something about farting. Go read it to believe it.

BAD: Matt Chico and Chris Schroder. They were each merely bad last night. Chico gave up 4 earned on 7 hits and a walk, allowing 4 homers. Schroder, his rear end sore from riding the Columbus Shuttle, gave up 3 hits and 4 walks in one single inning, but only two managed to score.

UGLY: Ugly is spelled C-O-L-O-M-E. He struck out the first guy he saw, and then allowed the next seven to reach. He gave up six earned in one-third of an inning, turning a 4 run lead into an insurmountable 10 run lead. The Nats may not score ten runs this week!

Honorable mention (UGLY variety): Meathook tried to lazily scoop Dukes' relay throw in the sixth, allowing it to go into the third base camera well and two runs scored. Ugh.

NEXT GAME: Off tonight. Mike Cameron and the Brewers come to town this weekend. Odalis Perez (1-4, 4.34) against Jeff Suppan (2-3, 4.78) on Friday.