Nationals 7, Reds 3
The Reds aren't scoring runs. The starting rotation is a little patchwork and a lot of holes. They've lost five straight. And Phil Dumatrait's major league debut was a major flop.
Then, after the completion of the sweep by the Washington Nationals Thursday, a young member of the media from the nation's capital asked Pete Mackanin if he could take anything positive out of series.
I hope the kid never asks Lou Piniella a question like that. Mackanin was polite but he concluded with: "(Blank) no."
Thursday was the low point of Mackanin's stint. He's gotten the team to bounced back before, but it's going to be hard to do again.