WASHINGTON 5 Cincinnati 2 (CBS Sportsline Boxscore)
After not making any trades (The Post and The Wash. Times, respecitvely) yesterday, the Nats got back to business by defeating the Reds last night. Matt Chico got the win, despite faltering in the fifth inning and giving up two runs. 3B Ryan Zimmerman hit a three run double in the bottom of the inning to get Chico off the hook for a loss. Chico is now 5-6 on the season. Zimmerman’s batting average is up to .260. Ronnie Belliard made a sweet play at second too.
Chico Does Enough For Win – The Post
Big inning helps Chico secure a win – The Wash. Times
Tonight, John Lannan returns to the mound for his first start since his memorable debut. He is trying to put what happened in Philly behind him and “looking forward to having people talk about something else like how well I did.”
One hundred years ago today, Walter Johnson made his debut (The Post) for the Washington Senators. Only one other pitcher, Cy Young. The legacy of Johnson has been kept alive by his heirs, but next year there are plans for a statue of him, along with Josh Gibson and Frank Howard, at the new ballpark. The Wash. Times also takes a look at Johnson today.