"This is why we've not been able to put anything together and not be consistent, because we just don't win - and haven't won - these type of ballgames." (Frank Robinson, via Washington Post, 8/07/2006)
One pitch. One bad 2-out pitch to Brian Giles in the 7th blows what was an otherwise remarkable afternoon for The Former Ace.
Livan put on a great show; a dazzling array of junk. But one pitch sealed it. After that, it was only a matter of time...
And let's not mention that Zimmerman got robbed of a HR in the 9th -- thanks to a #%*! call by the 3b umpire Brian Runge. Runge should be ashamed of himself.
But in the end - this one was all about blown chances. 12 LOB, etc. etc.
(*yawn* Another HR by Fonzie to lead off the game)
p.s. The Nats weren't able to sneak Livan through waivers, so he'll be sticking around for the rest of the season. On an unrelated note, after an 0-3 day at the plate yesterday, Livo is now hitting his weight (.267).
(Photo by Chris Park/AP)