GB&U: Jesus Saves, but Can He Save Himself?

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

RESULT: Nats beat Mariners 5-2.

GOOD: Jesus Flores. He went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, raising his average to .327. With LoDuca looming (to be activated Monday), how Manny Acta divides the playing time will be very interesting, though it shouldn't be. Flores has been the most productive hitter on the team. Every at bat LoDuca takes is wasting an opportunity for Flores.

Also, Tyler Clippard (W, 1-1, 4.35). Another relatively strong start for a kid who knew he was going to be sent out Monday to activate LoDuca. Clippard's line: 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 hits, 3 BBs, 2 Ks.

BAD: Kory Casto. He was the only starter to go hitless, finishing 0-for-4.

UGLY: Richie Sexson for the Mariners. Struck out with the bases loaded against Clippard, and went 0-for-4. The notoriously friendly Seattle crowd booed him mercilessly. How much longer do they allow him to watse at bats?

NEXT GAME: Sunday afternoon in Seattle. Tim Redding (6-3, 4.29) on the hill for the Nats against Jerrod Washburn (2-7, 6.09), who has been terrible this year. Nats go for the sweep!