Last night, the Washington Nationals got ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the first inning, but as seems to be the case whenever they get the early lead, the lost. The bright spots: Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 18 games and Jayson Werth homered to left. Not so brights spots: Ross Detwiler solidified his status as a future reliever by not reaching the 6th inning for the 15th time in 21 MLB starts; Laynce Nix, who has been dealing with a sore Achilles tendon, was limping after trying to beat out a double play.
Nationals vs. Cubs: Chicago gets just enough off Ross Detwiler to secure 4-2 win – The Post
Detwiler takes another loss for Nationals – CSN Washington
Davey Johnson unimpressed with Ross Detwiler’s outing as Nats fall 4-2 to Cubs – The Wash. Times
The Nats get a chance to take a series they really need at 2:20 p.m. today. The schedule originally had the Nats playing all three games at Wrigley Field at night, but Mother Nature thought better of that absurdity. Unfortunately, superstation WGN does not have the game, so those of us who were hoping to work around the “my office doesn’t get MASN” problem are out of luck. So, that means listening to Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler on MLB Gameday Audio which is no hardship. Better enjoy it too, because they won’t be working together this weekend’s Phillies series since Jageler will be covering for Bob Carpenter on MASN. Stepping into the booth with Slowes on Saturday and Sunday is Todd Kalas son of the late Harry Kalas. The official story is that Kalas will already be in Philadelphia for the dedication of statue of his late father and is a friend of Slowes from when they both worked for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Stan Kasten‘s fingerpints are apparently not on this one. Since it is reasonable to assume that Jageler is auditioning for the MASN job, it isn’t a stretch to wonder if Kalas is auditioning for the #2 radio job.