Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 3
Washington 2
WP: Cueto (6-3)
LP: Detwiler (0-3)
S: Cordero (15)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Smilin’ side of the scoreboard. Yeah, it’s the Natinals, but still….

–Really impressed by the way Johnny Cueto hung in there today. He walked four, so his control wasn’t great today, but he still went seven innings, giving up just four hits and one run (yeah, it’s the Natinals, but still…). Another solid outing by the young guy.

–Jonny Gomes and Alex Gonzalez had two hits each, and Brandon Phillips had an important double to knock in two runs.

NEGATIVES
–TOS*

ETC.
–I know it got a little more exciting later, but for most of the evening, this was an unbelievably boring baseball game. With a couple of exceptions, it was two lineups filled with nobodies.

–Even when he doesn’t have his best stuff, Cueto is just fun to watch, isn’t he? He was the only redeeming thing about tonight’s contest.

–More Natinals “action” tomorrow. Same bat-time, same bat-channel.

*This Offense Stinks.