GB&U: The Dodger Series

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, July 28, 2008 | , | 0 comments »

Sorry about not posting over the weekend. I had to make an unexpected trip out of town and had no Internet service.

RESULTS: Nats Swept by Dodgers 3-2, 6-0 and 2-0.

GOOD: Hmm. John Lannan Friday went 7 innings and gave up just two runs on six hits and two walks. Sunday Jason Bergmann went six innings and gave up two earned on six hits and three walks.

BAD: Odalis Perez. Saturday night surrendered six earned on eight hits in four innings.

UGLY: Twelve hits and two runs in 27 innings of baseball. Back-to-back shutouts, one by a rookie for his first major league victory. Two-hit by Derek Lowe, a very hittable pitcher. The Nats are hitting .241/.314/.359 as a team, last in each category in the majors. And the "youth excuse" doesn't work anymore. Sunday's team average age was over 28 years old. When will someone be held accountable for this debacle?

INJURY UPDATE: Dmitri Young is still not well enough to travel. This is very bad news for him health-wise. Stepping aside from baseball for a moment, Diabetes can be a debilitating disease and I personally am hoping for better health for Meat and hope that he is now getting serious treatment and will get better soon. I don't care if he ever plays again so long as he can get better control over his blood sugar.

NEXT GAME: Tuesday night the Nats are BACK HOME at Nationals Park to face the Philadelphia Phillies. Seems like they've been gone for a month. I know with my vacation I haven't seen a game live at Nats park in that long. Tuesday, Collin Balestar (1-2, 5.75) hosts Brett Myers (3-9, 5.82).