Nats crush Reds, Arroyo again

WASHINGTON 7 Cincinnati 2 (CBS Sportsline Boxscore)

Don’t you wish the Nats could face Bronson Arroyo more often? In his last two starts against Washington, Arroyo must have an ERA around 16 32! The Nats scored 7 runs off of him, all earned in the first 1 2/3 innings of the game. The Reds bullpen held the Nats scoreless, but hey with seven runs, one doesn’t get picky. Oddly enough, Arroyo didn’t give up a run to the Nats all last year.

Starter John Lannan took advantage of the big cushion and pitched 3 hitless innings before giving up a hit and then a couple of runs in the fifth. Not bad work for the rookie making his second start. He earned his first MLB win last night.

Lannan Receives Plenty Of HelpThe Post

Second chance benefits LannanThe Wash. Times

Jason Simontacchi will become the latest Nats pitcher to make the dreaded visit (The Post) to Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. today. Does the team get a discount for all these visits?

The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission is going to ask Clark Construction to pick up the pace (The Wash. Times) by hiring more workers. The ballpark is still on time and on budget though. Also, DCSEC will enter arbitration with the team over the “cost of furniture, fixtures and equipment.”

Only Boston had a better bullpen ERA (The Post) last month than Washington (2.17). Also, the Nats had a winning July. Teh plAn is working1!!!1

The new ballpark will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (The Post). The team worked with Paralyzed Veterans of America from the start to build ADA seating and avoid a lawsuit like the one that MCI Center faced when it opened.

Jim Bowden is a John Schuerholz fanboy (The Wash. Examiner) which is preferable to being something like a Dave Littlefield or Cam Bonifay fanboy. Why is it I can only come up with Pirates GMs to mock? Any KC GM would work too, but I don’t know their names.

We all know that Jim Bowden is the world’s #1 Jim Bowden fanboy.

Don’t forget, tonight is Walter Johnson Night at RFK. Tomorrow is Grays Night.

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