GB&U: Manning's Time Short?

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

RESULT: Nats lose to Padres 5-2.

GOOD: John Lannan. Another quality start, although not without it's share of trouble. Lannan wasn't extremely sharp (3 walks in 5 innings), but managed to hold the Pads to just two runs.

BAD: Wily Mo Pena. WMP went 0-for-3 and struck out thrice. His season average sits at .207. He looked like he was showing signs of making contact on the home stand, but this is getting real old, real fast. Of course, wen you're facing Wil Ledezma, you have to be worried about being over matched. Uh, that was sarcasm.

UGLY: Charlie Manning. One has to feel for a 29-year old getting his first shot in the big leagues, but there's usually a reason behind that. Manning was enjoying some real nice success at Triple-A before the call-up, and that's probably where he belongs. Problem is: if not him, who?

NEXT GAME: Friday night in Arizona. Tim Redding (6-3, 3.59) faces Micah Owings (6-2, 3.73). Gotta watch out for Owings hitting, too. He's hitting .286 (10-for-35) with a homer and three RBIs.