"That guy's hot."
(Jason Bergmann, via Nationals dot com, 6/12/2008)
Doumit 7, Nats 5: Don't you hate Ryan Doumit? Manny doesn't, apparently -- otherwise, why the hell did he have his guys keep pitching to him*?
Unfortunately, mostly the Bad Bergmann showed up in Pittsburgh. I miss the lights-out Good Bergmann.
Silver lining? Rally fell short late, but you can't fault the effort.
Oh, and Manny Acta's least favorite guy on the roster keeps on hitting...
Meanwhile: Odalis Perez looks poised to climb to the top of the pile of bodies on the DL. "Baseball sources" are saying Clippard will take his spot Saturday in Seattle. Aaron Boone, who left today's game in the sixth with a neck owie, is "likely back in the lineup within a day or two" according to Chico (not Matt). Loosely translated to Nats-DL-time, that means four weeks.
*For the love of Jesus (not Colome or Flores), why'd they even bother to keep pitching to Doumit? His stats for the series were video game numbers: 9-11, 4HR, 7RBI, 5R. In case you missed it the first time, that's 9-11, 4HR, 7RBI, 5R.
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)