Astros 6 - Nationals 3
A 9th inning rally couldn't salvage nice performances from John Lannan, Shairon Martis and Alberto Gonzalez. (Box score)
Bullpen maybes Gary Glover, Steven Shell, Mike Hinckley and Garrett Mock engaged in an ill-timed choking competition. Nats batters not named Alberto mostly did nothing for 6 innings, highlighted by Austin Kearns's whiff-tacular 2 AB, 2 K, 5 left on base performance.
After nine innings of exceedingly meaningless B-squad action the starting pitching is in good shape, the bullpen is a shambles and the offense looks exceptionally unchanged from 2008.
Honorary 25-man roster spots go to: American Hero and the Attorney General.