June 28, 2016 03:54 PM

Richmond, left, and Scalise during batting practice prior to the June 23 game
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Jefferson and Congressman Cedric Richmond of New Orleans represented Louisiana once again last week at the annual Congressional Baseball Game.


The game pits the Democrats against the Republicans, which the GOP won 8-7.

For anyone who follows the annual game, you know that Richmond, a heck of a pitcher, usually walks away with a bit of the glory. But this year it was Scalise, who was part of the first GOP win in seven years.

Before last week, Richmond had a 5-0 record with 45 strikeouts. But for this year’s showing, he gave up six runs and was described by The Hill’s game coverage as “shaky.”

We’ll see what happens next year. Richmond’s time on the mound definitely isn’t over.