Friday Night Good and Bad in Loss to Houston

Posted by Dave Nichols | Saturday, March 12, 2011 | , , | 1 comments »

The Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 7-6, leaving the tying run on third base in a three-run ninth inning.  Here's a quick look at the good and bad:


1.  Ross Detwiler.  I know his box score didn't end up that impressive, but his transformation from last year to this is incredible.  His delivery is smooth, efficient and effective.

2.  Michael Morse.  Continues to rake.  Stud.

3.  Jesus Flores.  Long homer to right center, two RBIs and a walk.  Putting his name in the drawing.

Ross Detwiler delivers in a 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

1.  Nyjer Morgan.  1-for-4 with a K.  Misplayed three balls in center field.

2.  Livan Hernandez.  Seven hits and a walk in three innings.  Not sharp.

3.  Ian Desmond. 0-for 5 and an error.

Sorry for the brevity, it was Friday night.


  1. Souldrummer // March 12, 2011 at 7:19 AM  

    What's your scenario where Detwiler makes the club? I have to say that I have a hard time seeing it under any circumstances barring injury, but I'd be curious what you think.

    I hope we soon recover from the plague of the endless fourth outfielder. Bernadina, Morgan, and friends still have serious weaknesses for me in center.