The Nationals’ offense is starting to bear a striking resemblance to the 2008 Nationals offense. That’s not meant as a compliment.
Remember how last year’s team lost just about every game 2-1 or 3-2? Well, it’s happening again. We’re through six innings here, and it’s still 2-0 Reds. The Nationals have four hits, yet they’ve put a man on base in all but one inning so far.
And with two on and two out in the sixth, Adam Dunn managed to get picked off second base. Strayed too far off the base as Aaron Harang delivered to the plate, and catcher Ryan Hanigan fired behind him to record the third out as several fans booed.
Shairon Martis has been solid — nothing since Jay Bruce’s two-run homer. But he’s in line for the loss because his teammates can’t do anything at the plate.