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Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Bungle Their Way to Another Loss

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

"There were some balls hit over some guys heads."-Manny Acta, May 29, 2009. THE RESULT: The Philadelphia Phillies used timely hitting and lousy fielding by Washington to register a 5-4 win over the Nationals before a capacity crowd of 45,202 at Citizen's Bank Park. The Nats got down 5-1 early, with fly balls bouncing off fielders gloves all over the outfield. Washington bounced back for three in the sixth, but never could find the equalizer. Ross Detwiler, the Nats starter, was victimized by his defense, and although no errors were awarded, the Washington Nationals had four balls glance off their gloves in the outfield. And veteran shortstop Cristian Guzman threw a ball in the dirt that led to a run and in one particularly gruesome sequenc...

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