- Brewers 4, Nationals 2
Opting for continuity, the Nats started the 2nd half the same way they finished the 1st. John Patterson's solid pitching effort was wasted, and the our offense remained on extended All-Star break. Preston Wilson made a nice debut, launching a solo homer in his first at bat (and my, Dave, that bandwagon has such a tight turning radius) but the rest of the team failed to catch the fever, managing just three singles.
Maybe some of that $2.5 million the Nats are picking up on Wilson's contract could have been better spent buying the whole team Tom Emanski instructional videos.
The Atlanta Native Americans dropped their 2nd-half opener as well, so it remains:
Nats NL East Lead: 2.5 games