GB&U: How Sweep It Is

Posted by Dave Nichols | Sunday, June 15, 2008 | , , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats complete sweep, beat Mariners 6-2.

GOOD: Kory Casto. Pinch-hit three-run home run in the eighth inning to break open a very close ball game. Honorable mention goes to Tim Redding. Allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings.

BAD: Meathook. 0-for-4, five left on base.

UGLY: Wily Mo Pena. 0-for-3, five left on base. He grounded to second in the second, ground into double play with two runners on in the fourth, struck out on three pitches with two on in the sixth. Pinch hit for (by Casto) in the eighth. Might Manny be tiring of watching a "power" guy ground out and strike out all the time?

NEXT GAME: Tuesday in Minneapolis against the Twins. John Lannan (4-7, 3.43) versus ex-Nat Livan Hernandez (6-4, 5.84). Too bad this game is in the A.L. park. I love watching Livan hit.