"With the team that we have we can't afford to be giving away more than 27 outs on an everyday basis."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 4/29/2009)
Phillies 7, Nationals 1: The good news is, you can't blame the bullpen. But the bad news is the reality that the bullpen isn't the only problem in Nats Town.
Nats ship Alberto Gonzalez (6 errors!) to AAA. Guz activated, at last.
Of course, yesterday the Nationals officially removed Hanrahan from the closer's job; will go with closer by committee led by Kip Wells and Julian Tavarez. Good Lord. Where is Jesus Colome when we need him!?