"It was a curveball up, and he hit it a long way. I threw a good one to him the first at-bat. He's right. I shouldn't have been throwing that pitch in that situation. It was just a mistake."
(John Lannan, via Washington Times, 6/18/2008)
Twins, 2, Nats 1: One mistake was all it took; Lannan had to be perfect. Livo outlasts Lannan in one hour, fifty-nine minute sprint to the postgame spread.
All Star Guzman's hit streak hits 10.
- Well, Livan had been giving up hits by the boatload (his last five starts, he'd given up: 12, 8, 13, 13, 10 hits). Just 5 hits last night for the Nats.
- Dmitri vs. Delmon? A Dud: The Brothers Young go 0-6.
- Lo Duca starts at DH: 1-3, R, GIDP.
- Steinberg on Shirtgate.
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer puts Mike Rizzo on a list of potential candidates to replace recently-canned GM Bill Bavasi. But who'll replace Jimbo!?
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)