Nats’ Ace Is Not Suited for Success – The Post
Another agonizing game for the Nats. They went up 1 – 0 on a Jose Vidro homer in the first. However, Houston got that back along with three more off ¡LIVAN! to go up 4 – 1. Washington started chipping away at the lead. ¡LIVAN! was a big part of that by going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs, including solo shot homer. However, it was not enough, as he continued to give up runs. What happened to him since the All-Star break?
In the end, the Nats just could not tie the game and lost when PH Jose Guillen struck out with runners on. Has he had a clutch hit since the Anaheim series?
More from The Wash. Times: Nats lose a slugging match
Boxscore – ESPN.com
NATIONALS NOTEBOOK – Outfield Gets Crowded With Watson – The Post
The arrivial of Brandon Watson could mean Preston “nothin’ from nothin'” Wilson gets more time in the dugout, which means Ryan Church, May’s Rookie of the Month will have some company.
An aching tooth benches Guzman – The Wash. Times
We might have a reason why SS Cristian Guzman has been the worst player in the majors this year — a bad tooth. Get this guy to a dentist already!
JIM BOWDEN – Managing the issues: Nationals GM Jim Bowden – The Wash. Examiner
Jim Bowden is all excited because his latest call-up had a good first game. That’s nice, but yesterday Watson was hitless, lowering his average to .200. I would have much rather heard him explain why the Nats have no long relievers.