GB&U: Shut Down By Livo

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, June 18, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats lose to Twins 2-1.

GOOD: Paul LoDuca. I know, I know. He doubled and scored on Guzman's infield single. He was the only Nat to reach second base. It was a slow night. John Lannan was solid as usual (7 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BBs, 3 Ks), and the Nats continue to not support him, as he is worst in the league in run support at 2.39 RPG. Brutal

BAD: Elijah Dukes. 0-for4, two strikeouts, two left on base.

UGLY: Allowing Livan Hernandez to dominate you. Livo gave up 12 hits and 7 earned in three innings against Cleveland in his last start. His ERA for the season is 5.51 including last night! He had not given up fewer that 5 earned runs in any of his last five starts, and gave up double-digit hits in four of the five. And the Nats made him look like Cy Young last night.

NEXT GAME: Tonight against the Twins. Jason Bergmann (1-4, 5.48) matches up with Kevin Slowey (3-6, 4.70) in an 8:10 pm EDT contest.