GB&U: There's Something About Shawn

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

RESULT: Nats lose to Twins 9-3, swept in three game series.

GOOD: Cristian Guzman. 2-for-4. When does this guy not get multiple hits in a game? He's hitting .318. It's kind of an empty .318, but still...something about beggars and choosers?

BAD: Joel Hanrahan, again. If they had anyone else, he might be in danger of losing his spot. But they don't. He got hit hard again (1 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 ERs), and another wild pitch that scored a run. Bad Joel.

UGLY: Shawn Hill. He was terrible, worse yet, he was ineffective and his pitches had no movement. He deserves a lot of credit for going out there and taking the ball every five days, but at some point, they have to figure out what's causing his pain, because he's not helping anyone out right now. He's flat-out bad, and today he gave the Nats no chance to be even competitive.

NEXT GAME: Friday night the team returns to Nationals Park to face the Tejas Rangers. Game one is Tim Redding (6-3, 4.10) against Kevin Millwood (5-3, 4.75).