Another day, another loss

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.

sarcsign.gif Oh yeah, that trade has worked out just great for Washington!

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2 comments

  1. diamonddiva

    Willingham hit the crap out of Nationals pitching last year, and we did (do!) need a starting pitcher with MLB experience, so the deal for Willingham and Olsen looked like a good one at the time. Right now, though, not so much. I’m not sure if the Marlins have what it takes to go all the way, as they did in 1997, but they sure look tough so far. Then again, they’re 3-0 against Washington…so they may not really be as good as they look so far.

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