Thursday, May 21, 2009

AT LEAST FOUR RANKED ACC BASEBALL TEAMS BETTER THAN NATIONALS

The Washington Nationals are running out of ways to describe a string of losses that always seem to end the same way—with a meltdown moment from the bullpen.

This time it was a wild pitch in the ninth inning – a two-out slider from Joel Hanrahan that bounced before it got to home plate. The Pirates’ Freddy Sanchez scored from third base, the deciding run that gave the Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.

It was their season-high fifth straight win and the Nationals’ seventh consecutive loss.

If you’re old enough, you will remember how depressing these words are: Washington Senators.

At least they had Frank Howard…

1 comment:

  1. I was at that game last night. It wasn't simply a wild pitch. It was the culmination of eight eight straight crappy pitches of which no less than five "skipped" across the plate. It was just a matter of time before Varlomov, err...Nieves let one by him. Sad....truly sad. The real heart-breaker happened in the bottom of the ninth with two outs when a pinch hitter (Willingham, I think) smacked one to the deepest part of straight-away center to fall short of going out by mere inches.

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