Venue: Obama's Backyard
Bad Guys: Washington Nationals 44-58, Last Place
Good Guys: Philadelphia Phillies 56-46, 2nd Place
Game 1: Craig Stammen vs. Roy Oswalt
(2-4, 5.50/1.47) (6-12, 3.42/1.11)
Reason the Gnats Win: Brad Lidge blows ex-teammate/new teammate Oswalt's masterpiece on an Adam Dunn walk-off bomb in the 9th; fight ensues in the clubhouse afterward.
Reason the Phils Win: Adam Dunn is traded before game time, leaving the Nationals with a dilapidated lineup that is no contest for Roy-2's pitching repertoire. Win Streak @ 9.
Game 2: Ross Detwiler vs. Joe Blanton
(0-1, 0.00/1.64) (4-6, 5.85/1.46)
Reason the Gnats Win: Ian Desmond pulls off the double Howard- striking out twice, committing 2 errors, and hitting 2 homeruns. It's impossible to lose when an event of this magnitude occurs.
Reason the Phils Win: Every time I see/hear R. Detwiler, I think of Rottweilers and with no Save-the-Animals Utley around for protection, that leaves the ugly side of Philly's dog treatment connection. Win streak @ 10.
Game 3: To Be Announced vs. Cole Hamels
(0-0, NA/NA) (7-7, 3.48/1.30)
Reason the Gnats Win: Reading through the scouting report on this To Be Announced fellow and it seems guaranteed victory for the Curly W's. 100+ MPH fastball, biting slider, nasty diving change-up, and a trick pitch knuckleball that actually floats backward for a portion of its trip to the plate before reaching the batter.
Reason the Phils Win: Cole Hamels is a man dammit! Oops, we already knew that. I meant, Cole Hamels is the man. Silly me. Win streak @ 11.