"It's struggling right now, over the last few weeks. They are just making mistakes, leaving the ball over the middle of the plate. I don't think it's too much mechanical. They are not executing their pitches."
(Randy St. Claire, via Nationals dot com, 6/22/2008)
Rangers 5, Nats 3: It's the bullpen, again.
Hanrahan gives it up with 2 outs in the 8th: WP, BB, 1B, 1B. Mostly a lazy Sunday for the offense, too, again.
Unfortunately, John Lannan didn't pitch a perfect game, so no W, again. Oh, and we should probably mention that he's likely out for the season after getting hit on the right wrist with a Jarrod Saltalamacchia liner in the 5th: According to Chico (not Matt), X-Rays were negative, he'll get a CAT scan tomorrow, and the team is calling it a simply a "right wrist contusion". Converted to Nationals injury terms, that means at least a 15 day trip to the DL.
Meanwhile...the other half of the wildly popular Ryan Langerhans/Nook Logan Nationals CF platoon, Nook Logan, has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)