The Nats once again lost in the late innings but this time it was only 2-1 to the Pirates. The starting pitching was outstanding last night as John Lannan threw 7 innings and allowed only one run. The most dependable reliever Ron Villone threw an inning of shut out relieve, but Joel Hanrahan threw a wild pitch with bases loaded and allowed the the go ahead run which turned out to be the winning run.
The Nats offense was down for a first time in a week scoring one run and only getting six hits. The offense was lead by Cristen Guzman's two hits and Nick Johnson's RBI.
Yesterday's box score is the following:http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_05_20_pitmlb_wasmlb_1
The Nats drop to 11-28 and losers of seven straight. The Nats are the cellar dwellers of the NL East.
The Nats wrap up the home series tonight with the Pirates as newcomer Craig Stammen takes on the Pirates' Ian Snell at 7:05pm