The Democrats may have won at the polls in 2006, but they still can't beat the Republicans on the diamond:
The GOP soundly defeated the Democrats 5-2, at RFK Stadium, home of the Washington Nationals.
Nine Democratic errors didn't help.
"That was a marked improvement over last year," said Mr. Doyle, referring to the 12-1 thrashing of 2006, his first year as coach. He wore a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform bearing No. 14, his Pennsylvania congressional district.
The Republicans have now won 32 of the last 46 games, according to Roll Call, a Capitol Hill publication.
November's electoral victory brought in 41 freshman Democrats, giving them control of both houses of Congress for the first time in more than a decade.
Mr. Doyle recruited nine of them for yesterday's game, including three Pennsylvanians: Chris Carney of the northeastern part of the state, Patrick Murphy of the Philadelphia suburbs and Jason Altmire of McCandless. But Mr. Altmire and Mr. Carney didn't play because of injuries.
And Jim Bunning didn't even pitch.