Nationals defeat Phillies 5-3
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
This one really sucked. There’s very little bright side to be found.
Adams and Diekman turned a winnable game into a disheartening loss.
Washington Natonals (17-12) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-14)
Game time: 7:05 PM
Friday night’ pitching matchup may have featured the bigger names, but Saturday’s pitchers might actually be better. Both Tanner Roark and A.J. Burnett have been dominant lately, and offense might be very tough to come by tonight.
Roark, the Nats’ second-year starter, has pitched 18 consecutive scoreless innings, including his first career complete game in his last outing. Burnett has been almost as good, giving up only two runs in his last 22 innings.
This could be a close game that comes down to things like defense and relief pitching. The Phillies didn’t do well in either of those areas last night, so they’ll need to tighten things up a bit tonight.
Link of Interest
The Good Phight – Braves Invoke Phillies’ Binoculargate
The Atlanta Braves have developed a reputation for being a bit whiny. Even without noted whiner Brian McCann, the Braves are still acting like huge crybabies. Their latest offense is accusing the Marlins of stealing their signs. Because there’s obviously no way that the Marlins could beat the Braves without cheating.
Tweet of Importance
The Phillies bullpen is basically the baseball equivalent of the blue shell in Mario Kart.
— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) May 3, 2014
I don’t even understand what this means, but I do love me some weird analogies.