"Something has to change you know. It's unacceptable and I just have to do something about it." -- John Lannan, on his start.

THE RESULT: Nationals rallied after being down 7-0, however, it wasn't enough to pull out a win. Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Washington Nationals 11-9 in a rain delayed game that started at 8:26pm. This game marked the five straight loss.

Nationals starter John Lannan gave up seven runs in only 1 2/3 innings and could not locate his command. "I have to get through it and get ready for my next start," Lannan said. "The ball is just up. A couple of inches down, those balls are not hits. Physically, I feel fine, so I guess it is a mental challenge to get past it. Lannan ended up with a no decision.

Saul Rivera came in for Lannan to finish off the second inning and ended up pitching 3.1 innings, gave up two hits and one run and stuckout three. He also recorded his first major league hit and scored his first run, twice!

THE GOOD: Ronnie Belliard. Player of the game. He went 3-4 with a Grand Slam and 4 RBIs.

THE BAD: Ryan Zimmerman. He went 0-for-4 with a walk and run, along with leaving five on base.

THE UGLY: Umpire calls and Riggleman getting tossed.

NEXT GAME: Milwaukee Brewers tonight at 1:35 pm at Nationals Park. Craig Stammen (3-6, 5.13) hosts Manny Parra (8-9, 6.33).

Jorge Padilla earned his first career start in left field.

It looks like Milkaukee did not send their running sausages so the Nats have created their own to compete with the Nats' Racing Presidents.

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