GB&U: Imperfect 10

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, August 18, 2008 | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats lose to Colorado 7-2, another sweep, 10 in a row.

GOOD: Odalis Perez. He had another quality start, going six and allowing three earned. it was kinda ugly for a quality start, since he walked four, but he only gave up four hits. Unfortunately, one of the hits (Stewart's home run) came after an error and a walk. OK, so maybe it wasn't so good.

Wee Willie went 2-for-5. Milledge went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

BAD: Jesus Colome. The forgotten man reminded us of why he should be forgotten. 1 IP, 3 ERs, 2 hits, a walk and a HBP.

UGLY: Yet ANOTHER runner thrown out at home. This time it was Ryan Langerhans going on a "contact" play after the Nats had just taken the lead. It was the second out of the inning. Why do they keep doing this. This team is not good enough to be making bad out on the base paths, yet they seem to do it just about every game. In that situation, you made an out and traded Langerhans on third for Nieves on first. Does that sound like a good trade to you?

This quote, from Langerhans in the Post's write-up, kinda says it all about this team:

"When we're in a little stretch like this, everybody's trying to give it their all, and you're, like, 'I've got to do it' instead of almost like, 'I'm gonna do it,' " Langerhans said. "You just get up there and you want to get it done so bad sometimes it ends up working against you."

NEXT GAME: Monday's an off day, and Manny told the team to "have a barbeque" or something to get away from baseball for a day.

The Nats pick it back up Tuesday in Philadelphia, where Jason Bergmann (2-9, 4.51) tries to beat the streak against Joe Blanton (6-12, 4.79) at 7:05 pm from Citizen's Bank Park.