GB&U: Outhomered by Padres?!?

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats lose to Padres 4-2.

GOOD: Aaron Boone homers again! Who needs Zim? (uh, the Nats do) Anyway, Boone connected off of Randy Wolf in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead, a lead the Nats would hold for jst two innings. Boone has 5 homers, tied for second with Nick Johnson and Cristian Guzman. The back-up corner infielder has more homers than the entire starting outfield, despite having less than one-third the number of at bats (339 for Milledge, Pena and Dukes, 80 for Boone).

BAD: Meathook: 0-for-4 with a K. His average is an even .200. He's just 7-for-35 overall with the one home run, coming Monday against Milwaukee.

UGLY: Rob "Mendoza" Mackowiak. Another pinch-hit appearance, another pop out. He's hitting .149/.255/.234 (7-for-47). Seriously, just let the pitchers bat!

NEXT GAME: Wednesday night from San Diego at 10:05 pm EDT. Odalis Perez (1-4, 4.13) versus Shawn Hill (1-0, 2.33). Estes is a remarkable story, pitching very well in three starts after missing almost all of 2006 and all of 2007.

Photo (c) C. Nichols 2008