Nationals Fall to 0-8 in Exhibition Season

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | , | 0 comments »

Winner:  Garrett Mock.  3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 HR, 3 Ks, 0 BBs.  Why is he a winner?  Zero walks.  Still hasn't walked anyone this spring.  He's going after hitters and just laying out there.  He's got good natural stuff and needs to trust it and use it.

Loser:  Matt Capps.  1 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 Ks, 0 BBs.  That's his third straight rough outing.  After the game, he told reporters that results matter to him and he wants to "strike the side out" every time.  Couldn't get a speed report on him today, but his velocity needs to be 90-91 to be effective.

Winner:  Adam Dunn.  He went 2-for-3.  Good to make contact.

Loser:  Chris Duncan.  He went 0-for-5 with 2 Ks and 4 left on base.  In front of his former team, his father, and the St. Louis fans.  Maybe he was pressing.

Winner:  Ian Desmond.  1-for-3 with a triple, walk and a run scored.  While Cristian Guzman is away with his wife awaiting the birth of a child, Des actually got to play shortstop today too.

Loser:  Elijah Dukes.  0-for-3 and now hitting .200 so far this spring.

All in all, nothing really earth-shattering like yesterday.  Just another day of spring training where according to the GM he wishes they didn't keep score or stats and the results mean nothing.

Nothing to see here.  Nothing.