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Mets-Nationals: Hanrahan, Cousins blow the game for the Nationals

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I was always raised to never blame a loss on the officials, and while the umpires weren’t the reason the Nationals lost, they certainly didn’t help.

In the top of the second inning David Wright reached second base on a pop-up just outside the infield that Cristian Guzman didn’t bother to make a play on. Left fielder Adam Dunn lumbered in to try and make a play but was not able to charge nearly 200 feet in to catch the blooper.

The next play, right fielder Elijah Dukes fielded a fly ball near the wall in right and fired a perfect strike to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to catch a tagging David Wright from second.

Not so fast.

Despite the throw beating the runner, and despite th...

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