"We have tried everybody and their cousins, and we still can't get anybody to put a zero up in the eighth and the ninth innings. And that's really just killing us. It's very discouraging to waste the type of offense that we're displaying out there for a month and a half now and we still don't have much to show for it."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 5/13/2009)
Giants 9, Nationals 7: Beimel makes like everybody and their cousins, blows it with 2 outs, 2 strikes in the 9th. Damn you, Pablo Sandoval.
Don't worry, there's always Mike MacDougal waiting in the wings.
Another mixed bag from Jordan Zimmermann.
Meanwhile, the Washington Times gamer hints that there might be trouble brewing in the clubhouse, in the form of "growing discontent"... should we be surprised?
Acta has tried Hanrahan. He has tried Julian Tavarez. He has tried Kip Wells. And he has tried Beimel. The only thing that has changed is the name on the back of the uniform, leaving the beleaguered manager with growing discontent in his clubhouse and few answers for how to remedy the problem.