GB&U: A Win and Solid Debut

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, July 02, 2008 | , , , , | 2 comments »

RESULT: Nats beat Marlins (finally) 9-6.

GOOD: Colin Balestar! Five innings of one-hit, three walk goodness. One earned run to go along with three strikeouts. Ronnie Belliard!!! Grand slam to back the rookie. Elijah Dukes with another home run and three more hits!

BAD: Steven Shell. One inning, three earned runs, two hits and a walk. He's getting hit every time up.

UGLY: Wily Mo Pena. 0-for-3. .215. One more time, with feeling.

NEXT GAME: Wednesday, get away day in Florida. Odalis Perez (2-5, 3.87) versus Ricky Nolasco (8-4, 4.05). Look at those ERAs and records and tell me again what's wrong with the Nats right now.


  1. Steven // July 2, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

    Ugly: Felipe getting gunned down twice. Don't know who's fault it was the first time, but it was ugly.

    Anyone out there who wouldn't rather have Billy Bray right now?

  2. Dave Nichols // July 2, 2008 at 12:56 PM  

    yeah, Felipe getting thrown out twice is ugly. i went through the box score and games stories pretty quickly last night before my write-up. we got into Northern Idaho, where we are on vacation, about 2 am Washington time. i just got up and the Nats are already ahead 2-0!