It was nice to see catcher Wilson Ramos back in action for the Washington Nationals after his latest stint on the disabled list. He had a much-needed monster game as well to bail out reliever Drew Storen’s bad outing that cost rookie pitcher Taylor Jordan his first big league win.
I’m hoping that Ramos will be able to finally stay healthy because we need him in the lineup as much as possible. Rookie Taylor Jordan pitched another good game in place of Dan Haren and left in line for the win, but Storen came in and coughed up a three-run lead.
Storen’s starting to resemble the bullpen’s Dan Haren with his implosions. I know that Storen’s had some nice appearances, but Haren also had some decent starts of his own. Look at Storen’s stats this season: 35 innings, 43 hits, 21 earned runs, 5.40 earned run average, and opponents are hitting .301 against him. That’s horrible! How much more can Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo stand to watch with the season slipping away?
The Nats will finish up their homestand with three-games against the San Diego Padres starting tonight. The biggest problem for the Nats is their lack of consistency on offense from game to game. There’s too much talent for them to struggle scoring runs like they have been doing this season.