GB&U: Killing the Pain in San Diego

Posted by Dave Nichols | Thursday, May 29, 2008 | , , , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats beat Padres 6-4.

GOOD: Jesus Flores! He hit his first major league GRAND SLAM off Shawn Estes to provide the big punch the Nats needed in this game. Flores is now hitting .344 after going 2-for-4 again. And did you catch Paul LoDuca in the MASN booth for the telecast, with don Sutton fighting laryngitis? I think he's got a future in broadcasting, maybe sooner than later.

BAD: Brian Sanches. He failed to record an out, allowing both hitters he faced to reach, including a two-run shot from Pads lead-off hitter Scott Hairston.

UGLY: Odalis Perez' mouth. Emergency root canal just hours before the game. He was all hopped up on painkillers all night. He was weak, groggy from the meds, and unsure of whether he could go six pitches or six innings. Ah, the miracles of modern medicine.

NEXT GAME: Get-away matinee in San Diego. John Lannan (4-5, 3.57) takes on Wil Ledezma (0-2, 4.65). Facing Webb and Haren this weekend, it would be nice to take 2-of-3 against the Padres, now tied with Seattle for the worst record in the bigs at 20-34.