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Because, "Nats Suffer Power Outage" would just be redundant.
To say John Lannan, American Hero, was "in the dark" in last night's 11-4 loss to the Pittsburgh P-Rats just doesn't do justice to his performance. But hey, pitchers, especially young pitchers, are going to struggle from time to time. Some nights you just need your offense to pick you up. Unfortunately for Lannan the 2008 Washington Nationals don't do offense. It's just not their bag, baby.
To make matters worse, relievers "Irish Mike" O'Connor and Irish Joel Hanrahan must have missed their pre-game massages, because they couldn't find their release points to save their lives.
To recap: Best pitcher of the young season implodes, brand new $611M stadium felled by two 50 cent fuses. No wonder Barry Svrluga is bailing on this beat.