Follow-up to Nats victory

I posted most of my thoughts on yesterday’s triumph already, so today is mostly links.

(CBS Sportsline Boxscore)

Nationals Have the Final SayThe Post

Nationals avoid sweep despite ejectionsThe Wash. Times

Utley breaks right handThe Inky
Chase Utley suffered a broken hand when he was hit by a John Lannan pitch. The Phillies All Star second baseman expects to be back within a month.

Nats’ Young to Get 2-Year, $10 Million ExtensionThe Post
Dimitri Young is not worth $5 million a year, period. The Nats are really overpaying. This will make it harder in the future to sign players for anything but way-too-much. I wouldn’t expect anybody to give a hometown discount anytime soon either. I guess The Plan is dead.

Young close to new contractThe Wash. Times

Rookie Flores Seems to Be Catching OnThe Post
C Jesus Flores is hitting .387 this month. He needs to play more. Not bad for a Rule 5 draftee who never played above A ball.

Ryan Zimmerman says Washington will be like New York without all the hassle (The Wash. Examiner) once the new park opens and the team starts spending some money.

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