It's time to put an end to the skid tonight and calm the fears of those who are already calling to break up the team.Breaking news! The sky is NOT falling!
The Nationals have done relatively well all season. They were swept by the Dodgers and the Yankees, but they were competitive in all 6 of those games.Not including the Yankees games, the Nationals are (by my count off the top of my head), 7-2 versus the AL East. That's a sweep of the Red Sox, a sweep of the Blue Jays, and 1-2 versus the O's. That was another competitive series, as well.Now it's time to see how the Nats hold up against the Rays. I'm optimistic about the Nats' chances. Stay tuned tonight!
NATIONALS (38-26)2B Danny EspinosaCF Bryce Harper3B Ryan ZimmermanRF Michael Morse1B Adam LaRocheSS Ian DesmondLF Tyler MooreC Jesus FloresRHP Chien-Ming Wang_____Please, Zimmerman, get off the schneid.
Let's go Nationals!
Inning 3Kdouble6-3Fly out
Inning 66-3 BBGIDP
Good to see Mary in there. (bet he never gets tired of that) (although his generation might have no idea what it means)
NatCast from the Capital Weather Gang:
"While warmer, still an overall pleasant game night."
First pitch: 82FNinth inning: 78F
I'm headed over in a bit, a friend of mine is in the chorus singing the Anthem. Whoot!
Hello mottz, Ya typed;"Breaking news! The sky is NOT falling!"
Couldn't have said it better meself, but wait...I think I did! ;~)
(Laughing). You're killing me Rich, you're killing me. Zimm: .229 B/A, .300 OBP, .323 SLG, .624 OPS, 3 HR. Just cannot have those numbers in the 3 slot. Love Zimm, but move him out of the 3 hole until he gets straightened out (if he can). Hope he proves me wrong soon._____
Geeeez, it looks like Adam LaRoche is supposed ta be protecting the Z-Man and The Beast. That's a new slant...
Rich, you really should go into stand up.
But we would probably be the only one's to really appreciate you.
I'm taking your prediction with me.
ROTFLOL, Ummm...I taking your post ta mean that you don't believe Ryan Zimmerman's explanation to the fans?
Well, I have it on good stead, that he was digging through an olde pair of game trousers and found the schematic of his Silver Slugger batting box stance in the back pocket. Ala Jayson Werth! ;~)
GO NATS !!!
Of course the sky isn't falling. Our offense has been disappointing, but as far I'm concerned I'm ecstatic about the future of the Nats. The Nats have outdone themselves this year, and sitting on top of the NL East for so long this season should be regarded as exceeding expectations. I'm sure by the end of the year it's going to be clear as to what changes need to be made. It's hard to watch a player go in every day and screw up the same way over and over but when I take a second to breathe and think, it's the right thing to do for the future of the club, and its clear the FO sees that.
Wang is Wrong tonight! Gone, but one inning too late... :~(
Rays 5 - Nats 2