The Nationals were 3-14 vs. Florida last season. With today’s win over Washington, the Marlins completed the sweep and continued their mastery over the Nats. At least the final score of today’s game was closer than the first two — 6-4. And at least Nationals starter Daniel Cabrera lasted longer than 3 innings (he pitched through the 6th), and he got through his first start with an ERA in the single digits (7.50). Who’d have thought that Cabrera would be the pitcher with the “best” (least awful?) ERA after the first three games?
Emilio Bonifacio continued to show his former team that trading him was a mistake. He finished the series with 8 hits in 14 at bats, 4 RBI, 6 runs scored, a .667 batting average, and 4 stolen bases. Conversely, the two players obtained by the Nationals in that trade have not been impressive. Scott Olsen stunk yesterday, and in today’s game, Josh Willingham was was 0-3 with two walks and a strikeout, and he stranded 5 baserunners.
Oh yeah, that trade has worked out just great for Washington!