Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: AdamKilgoreWP and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Sports and Redskins  |  RSS

Updates: Cardinals at Nationals

I'll provide periodic updates. ...

3:39: The Nationals won, 7-4. Roger Bernadina provided the final margin with an RBI single in the eighth. After a rough first inning by John Lannan, that was a nice game the Nats played today. They smacked 11 hits, and the bullpen -- led by Jason Bergmann and Brian Bruney -- did not allow a run.

2:51: The Nationals took back the lead when Ivan Rodriguez hammered a deep, two-run home run deep to straightaway center, his first home run this spring. After six, the Nationals lead 5-4.

2:40: John Lannan is done after 5 2/3 innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks. A departure from his sterling spring. Jason Bergmann,trying to regroup from a rough in Tampa, is the new pitcher.

2:30: John Lannan allowed another run in the fourth after pitcher Adam Wainright doubled to left-center. With one out in the fifth, Willie Harris doubled to right, his third hit of the game. But Wainright struck out Adam Kennedy to end the inning and strand Harris on third.

1:55: The Nationals tied it up against Adam Wainright. Roger Bernadina singled to right and then stole second. John Lannan hit a soft line drive to left to score Bernadina and tie the score. Willie Harris followed with a single, his second hit of the game, but was stranded.

1:32: The Nationals got two runs back in the first. Willie Harris led off with a single, and Cristian Guzman followed by chopping a single over the first baseman's head. Harris scored on a groundout by Ryan Zimmerman while Guzman went to third on an error. Guzman then scored on a grounder into the shift by Adam Dunn. After one, the Nats trail, 3-2.

1:26: After cruising during his first three starts this spring, John Lannan endured a rough first inning. The Cardinals laced three hits and drew two walks, taking a 3-0 lead. Matt Holliday roped an RBI double, Ryan Ludwick hit a sacrifice fly and Nick Stavinoha blooped an RBI single to right.

By Adam Kilgore  |  March 26, 2010; 1:23 PM ET
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Miguel Batista rounds out the Nationals bullpen
Next: For John Lannan, Ivan Rodriugez is tough to shake


I didn't see this post right away. Willie Harris is having a good day. Adam Kennedy needs to knock him in, and indicate to us why we signed him.


Posted by: kevincostello | March 26, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

The team is beginning to take and get into shape. Opening day is a week from Monday. Be there or_ _ _!:) I mean Pudge him a two run banger.

Sec 204 Row H Seat 7

Posted by: adhardwick | March 26, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I am confooosed by the article about Adam Dunn. Didn't he play 1B last year? What's the issue?

So glad Mike McD is back. Not sure why he was let go, 20 saves is not something to sniff at. Yes, every one of them was a nail-biter, but he got them in the end.

Nice to win once in a while. :)

Posted by: Nats_Lady | March 26, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

NL, Dunn didn't play first much, and not regularly, until the end of the year, which is not nearly enough under the circumstances (catching a baseball doesn't come naturally to the guy). He needs all the practice he can get.
Not so sure about mac, but it's nice to see you back.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | March 26, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

he played just over 1/3 a season at 1B (60something games), but with no spring training to get ready for a new position.

there's something to be said about the quality of your pitching when you get those saves. just like a guy can get 15 wins but not pitch as well as a guy who had 8 wins, a closer can make 20 saves but do it in such a way that nobody believes he could repeat that feat.

Posted by: sec231 | March 26, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company