NOTA BENE: Blogger was down this morning, which is why I updated so late.
¡LIVAN! goes yard, pitches eight innings; D.C. 5 – Queens 1
Hernandez Pitches, Slugs Nats to Victory – The Post
After a rough first inning, ¡LIVAN! pitched the next seven. He gave up one run in the opening inning, but he got it back by hitting a 2-out solo shot in the 5th. Two other Nats, Jose Guillen and Brian Schneider, hit solo shots.
The Nats scored five despite the top two spots in the order not getting hits. Nick Johnson’s returned from his bruised left thigh (The Wash. Times), but his hitting streak ended at 16 games. Brad Wilkerson did not get a hit either.
More from The Wash. Times: Livan tees off
MASN makes debut on DirecTV – The Wash. Times
Direct TV picked up MASN and put it on channel 626. Dish owners can now see every Nats game this season. The Post has more too.
Chris Needham at Capitol Punishment had a lot to say about the TV situation the other day.
Thom Loverro – Why would anyone buy Peter Angelos’ Nationals? – The Wash. Times
Loverro wonders out loud why anyone would want to buy the Nats because Peter Angelo$ will be their “daddy.”
It turns out that another group is interested (The Post), raising the total to nine. I thought they stopped taking applications months ago.
Bowden locks up Guillen for 2006 – The Wash. Times
To celebrate, Guillen hit a homer last night.
Dick Heller – RFK banner flunks name game – The Wash. Times
Oops — Eddie LeBaron’s name is spelled incorrectly on the Hall of Stars banner. The former Redskins QB took it well though.
STUFF FROM THE LAST FEW DAYS
It looks like it will be a rainy Saturday, so since you are going to be indoors, catch up on a few things from earlier in the week.
Wilkerson diary: Off to best start – nationals.com
Brad Wilkerson on the first month of the season, as told to Bill Ladson.
Post chats, err Live Discussions: