Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Lose Pair Over Weekend to Cubs

July 20, 2009 by  

"Today was a step backward. It was a breakdown all the way around."-- Jim Riggleman, July 19, 2009.

THE RESULTS: The Washington Nationals were handed two more defeats by the Chicago Cubs, who completed a four-game sweep of the worst team in baseball.

Saturday, Washington's defensive indifference led to a three-run inning against rookie pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats eventually fell 6-5, despite having two on and one out in each of the final two innings.

Zimmermann (L, 3-5, 4.63) was cruising until the sixth. Derrek Lee led off with a ball to left that would have been caught by a man faster than Adam Dunn; instead it went for a ground rule double. The ne...

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