The Nationals keep plundering adn their bullpen is a major reason for the shortcomings.
However, last night was a different story.
Fromer Bucco Julian Tavarez set out for the save an nailed it. The Nats picked up their 5th win of the season winning 4-1 in Philly. Another former Bucco came in the game and held it for Washington.
You guessed it, it was the Mad Kipper. Yeah, I suppose it doesn’t have the same ring as the Mad Capper, but the way Wells has been throwing I think worthy comparrisons can be drawn between the two.
In another inning of work on Wednesday Wells walked to Phillie batters but got out of a jam by retiring each batter and not giving up a a hit. Look at the determinination in those eyes. With Wells on the mound and you’re an opposing batter, God help you. WIth something to prove and gas still running in his tank, Kippy has been masterful for the Nats depleted bullpen. If he keep doing what he’s doing a call to the rotation is bound to happen sooner or later. Kip has 2 holds on the year, including one from last night. His 1.69 era is 2nd on the team behind yet another former Bucco, Joe Beimel.
The Nats are just becoming a team of Pirate castoffs. WIth Tavarez, Beimel and Wells in the pen its no wonder why their pitching is underachieveing. The trio never quite lived up to expectations in the Burgh and now they’re giving fans in the Nations Capital something to moan about. Who knows, maybe they’ll turn things around. There is no where to go but up.