GB&U: This Is Not A Recording

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, June 23, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats lose to Angels 3-2.

GOOD: Jason Bergmann. Seven innings, one earned run on six hits and NO WALKS, with six strikeouts. This wasn't the Mariners he dominated, it was the AL West leading Angels, legitimate contenders.

Bonus GOOD: Willie Harris! Two home runs in as many days! If you made a bet during spring training that Harris would have four times as many homers as Wily Mo Pena in the first week of the summer, you may collect your bet.

BAD: L-Millz. 0-for4 sees his average tumble to .239. He's 0-for-13 since clubbing his big home run Friday night.

UGLY: Defense. In the eighth inning, the defense let the team down. Chone Figgins bunted to third to lead off, and when defensive replacement Pete Orr and pitcher Saul Rivera collided, Figgy was safe. He then stole second, took third on Flores' throwing error, then Lopez booted Aybar's grounder allowing Figgins to trot home. Rivera couldn't recover, and allowed Garrett Anderson to drive in Aybar, and that's all she wrote.

NEWS: The team announced Nick Johnson will undergo surgery on his injured right wrist. The procedure, quite obviously, will shelve Johnson the rest of the season. Good thing we didn't trade Meathook in Spring Training.

NEXT GAME: Tomorrow, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. Shawn Hill (1-4, 5.22) hosts Jon Garland (6-4, 4.06) at 7:10 pm.