Do we want a little game update action? Yessir. Because nail-biting action we've had. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth, and the Nats sure looked like they were about to dent that deficit, if not erase it. They loaded the bases with no outs: Luke Montz reached on a catcher interference. Roger Bernadina splashed a blooper to left. Pete Orr, just back from his stint with the Canada WBC team, bunted for a hit.
And just then, the top of the order came up.
But Lastings Milledge, facing Detroit lefty Clay Rapada, struck out. So did Freddie Bynum (who turned 29 today). Finally, Kory Casto blasted a fly ball to the right field warning track, but Detroit's Brennan Boesch made a lunging catch before colliding with the wall.
So, Detroit takes its 2-0 lead into the ninth.
If I post again, it's because a comeback is a-brewin. If not, assume your Nats fall to 7-7-2, four games behind Atlanta in the Grapefruit League race for glory and eternal adulation.
(*) Oh by the way... I goofed in the earlier post with the reference of Belliard's play. He was at third. 5-3. Please correct, if you're scoring at home.
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