(Ian Desmond was just part of the problem Wednesday night, making three errors. AP Photo via Daylife.)
"I guess I look at the glass as half-full -- how many times we've had runners out there. If we continue to do that at that pace, we're going to score a lot of runs. We're going to get our hits there. We're just in a rut right now. It's kind of building on guys."
(Jim Riggleman, via Washington Post, 6/3/2010)
Astros 5, Nationals 1: 13 Ks and more missed opportunities than you can swing (and miss) a Nationals' stick at.
At this hour, the Nationals still have several runners stranded on base at Minute Maid Park.
Poor John Lannan probably deserved better for his efforts: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
Nats drop to 2 under .500: 26-28. They were supposed to get their groove back against the god-awful Astros.
This just in: it's a lost road trip. J.D. Martin, save us salvage one.
Our sentiments, exactly: Suddenly that blown call by Bill Hohn doesn't look so egregious. We feel bad for Ex-Nat Armando Galarraga; but almost feel worse for Umpire Jim Joyce.
Baseball Jesus makes final AAA tuneup today at 1 in Buffalo. MASN has it on tape delay at 7 (Versus has it live).