GB&U: No Help For Lannan

Posted by Dave Nichols | Thursday, June 12, 2008 | , , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats lose to Pirates 3-1

GOOD: John Lannan. Six strong innings, allowing 2 earned runs. He worked his way out of several jams, and deserved a better fate. He's getting the lowest run support in the league and it's a shame, because he -- along with Tim Redding -- have been the best pitchers on this team.

BAD: Joel Hanrahan. One inning, with three hits and one walk. How did he only allow one run?

UGLY: Acta-Dukes. With the videos, the talking heads, the flaming blogs, etc., this isn't going away. It's a big deal that Acta had Dukes right back in the line-up, though. Most managers would have benched Dukes to prove that they are in control of the team. Manny put him IN the line-up to show who's boss. Kinda surprised Snell didn't put one in his hip pocket though.

NEXT GAME: Tomorrow afternoon in the rubber match, Jason Bergmann (1-3, 5.23) takes on Tom Gorzelanny (4-5, 6.83).