GB&U: Free Baseball and a Curly W To Boot!

Posted by Dave Nichols | Saturday, June 21, 2008 | , , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats beat Rangers in 14 , 4-3.

GOOD: Elijah Dukes! What would you expect. He went 5-for6 with a walk, raising his average to .270/.377/.402, something incomprehensible when he started the season 1-for-26. Homer to tie it in the 8th, Single to win in the 14th. It doesn't get much better than that.

Honorable mention to the entire bullpen, much maligned in this space. They combined for 8 innings of one-hit, one-walk baseball. Tremendous.

BAD: Cristian Guzman. The 13 game hitting streak ends spectacularly, going 0-for-7.

UGLY: Paul LoDuca. Not that drawing a walk is ugly, because it led to Dukes' heroics. But man, did the crowd let him have it last night. In no uncertain terms. Wonder how many more days he goes without starting before he says something in the papers about it?

NEXT GAME: Tonight, Game Two against the Rangers. Garrett Mock (0-1, 8.31) tries again against Kason Gabbard (1-3,4.94) at 7:10 pm at Nationals Park. Seriously, who names their kid 'Kason'?

Photo courtesy of A.Amobi, DC Sports Box.