GB&U: This One Goes to Eleven

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, August 20, 2008 | , , | 1 comments »

RESULT: Nats beaten by Phillies 5-4, losing streak at eleven games.

GOOD: Ronnie Belliard. The Nats "slugging" 1B went 4-for-4 (with zero runs scored). Wee Willie Harris went 2-for-5 with his 10th home run. Jesus Flores. He played!

BAD: Emilio! 0-for-5, .216 for the season. Demonstrating the old axiom that you can't steal first base.

UGLY: Nothing particularly ugly, unless you count the awkward steal of third by 30-something journeyman 3B Greg Dobbs off Bergmann/Flores.

INJURY/ROSTER: Guz didn't play but the team assures us he's only a "day or two" away. Casto sent down to Columbus to make room for the "Man With two Last Names" Anderson Hernandez.

NEXT GAME: The misery continues tomorrow against the Phillies. Collin Balestar (2-5, 5.06) faces Brett "The Boxer" Myers (5-10, 5.02) at 7:05 pm from Citizen's Bank Park.


  1. An Briosca Mor // August 20, 2008 at 11:49 AM  

    "Nothing particularly ugly"

    I dunno about that. I thought Bergmann's ABs last night were rather ugly, myself. Comes up with men on first and second and bunts into a fielder's choice at third? Strikes out swinging on balls three feet outside the strike zone? The guy or any of his fans better never complain about a lack of run support for him ever again!