GB&U: All Star Edition

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | 0 comments »

GOOD: The Game Itself. It was a sharply pitched, well defensed (for the most part), tensely played ballgame. Wish there were more like it in the regular season. J.D. Drew certainly had himself a nice game, homering and reaching base four times. Unsung heroes: George Sherrill, Orioles closer, throwing 2.1 scoreless relief innings and the Nats' Cristian Guzman, handling several tough plays at a position he'd NEVER PLAYED BEFORE.

BAD: Billy Wagner. He gave up the game-tying double to Evan Longoria and allowed one run on two hits in one-third of an inning.

UGGLA: Couldn't resist. Dan Uggla had perhaps the worst all star appearance in history, committing three defensive errors and going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and 6 men left on base. Brutal.

NEXT GAME: The Nats face the Atlanta Braves from Turner Field at 7:35 pm. Tim Redding (7-3, 3.85) versus Jair Jurrjens (9-4, 3.00).