GB&U: Double-header Style

Posted by Dave Nichols | Friday, June 06, 2008 | , , , , , , | 0 comments »

RESULTS: Nats split with Cardinals; lose game one 4-1, win the nightcap 10-9.

GOOD: Game One: John Lannan. On his bobblehead night (just kidding, it's supposed to be Zim), Lannan was his usual solid, going 6 innings, allowing just 2 earned on 4 hits and 4 walks.

Game Two: Elijah Dukes. He needed this one. 4-for6, walk-off two-run job. He fell just a double short of the cycle.

BAD: Game One: Joel Hanrahan. Two IPs, 3 hits, a walk, two earned, including Pujols pinch-hit blast.

Game Two: Jon Rauch. He's been great so far in the closer role, but giving up extra-bats hits to slap hitters Brendan Ryan and Skip Schumaker is pretty terrible.

UGLY: Game One: The fans. Wow, so this is what happens when you hold a major league baseball game and no one comes. The only fans in stands were the people that were in from out of town to see the Cardinals. Oh, and some crazy folks in the right field corner.

Game Two: Tim Redding. Sorry Tim, any time you give up a three-run home run to a relief pitcher, your name is going in here. The kid probably hadn't even had big-league batting practice, having just been called up Sunday. Yikes!

NEXT GAME: Tonight, against one of the best pitchers in the National League! WOO HOO!!! Jason Bergmann (1-2, 4.50) hosts Tim Lincecum (7-1, 2.23) and the rest of the San Francisco Giants.