Actually, I should change title of this blog entry to “The Nationals bullpen blows!” It would be appropriate.
Despite an excellent performance from starter John Lannan — 1 run over 7 innings, with 5 strikeouts — the Nationals lost to the Pirates, 2-1, on a wild pitch from Joel Suckrahan in the 9th inning. This was the Nats’ 7th straight loss.
The combined record of the Nationals bullpen is 1-15. Tonight’s loss was not the result of a blown save, but…the Nats bullpen has 12 blown saves in their first 18 chances this season…that’s 12 so far. But hey, it’s not even Memorial Day yet. There’s plenty of time for even more blown saves!
For weeks now, the Nationals offense has been a scoring machine. Unfortuntely, the bats were silent tonight, so Lannan’s efforts were completely wasted.
Have I mentioned lately that JOEL HANRAHAN SUCKS??
After tonight’s game, infielder Álex Cintrón and his .077 batting average were designated for assignment. Bye dude…don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Unfortunately, pitcher Daniel Cabrera is still with the team, but he has been moved to the bullpen. I would really prefer that he be moved back home to the Dominican Republic.
Ugh…I’m going to bed. I just hope I don’t have nightmares.