GB&U: Soccer Under the Dome

Posted by Dave Nichols | Thursday, June 19, 2008 | , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats fall to Twins 11-2. The team kicked it around for three errors and could have had two more!

GOOD: Base Hits! Eleven of them to be exact. Guzman and Dukes with three hits each, Lopez and Boone with two a piece. Bergmann pitched better than the results (six innings, allowing three runs -- only one earned -- on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts. He threw 106 pitches, 61 for strikes).

BAD: Middle of the Order!! Milledge, Meathook and Flores combined to go 1-for-12 and stranded a combined 17 runners. Man, could this team use a clean-up hitter. I wonder if there are any available as a free agent this upcoming off-season?

UGLY: No Defense!!! Seriously, if the Nats are going to try to showcase LoDuca for trade bait, they should do the exact opposite and just hide him. What's the old phrase? "Rather keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt." In his first game at first base in four years, Uncle Paulie played a bad Boone throw into the runner in the FIRST INNING resulting in a run. Then in the second, misplayed Jason Kubel's ground ball into another error and eventually another run. Just wait until they trot him out into left field! Mothers, hide your children's eyes.

NEXT GAME: Today at 1:10 pm, mercifully ending this 9-game road trip. Shawn Hill (1-3, 4.61) takes on Glen Perkins (2-2, 4.57).