While the world pondered “that’s a clown question, bro” the Washington Nationals completed their perfect road trip with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Rookie Tyler Moore, playing first base for the first time in the big leagues, drove in 5 runs off a 2-run ground rule double, a 2-run homer and a solo homer (not huge enough to be embeddable though).
The Nats are now 5 games up in the NL East over the Atlanta Braves.
Peter Gammons was really impressed by the showing of Nats fans in Boston last weekend. (DC Sports Bog, The Post)
TWEETS OF NOTE
Amazin’. If they’re ever healthy, where the hell do you put ’em all? Now Tyler Moore on top of Harper, Lombo, Stammen, Detwiler, Flores etc
— Thomas Boswell (@ThomasBoswellWP) June 13, 2012
Washington has now won 7 straight interleague contests to match best streak against AL since landing in DC (also May 22-June 12, 2005).
— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) June 13, 2012
Interleague really hurt them in 2010, good to see them improve (thus far).
Our challenge, #Nats fans, will be not to be arrogant, impatient, or gloat too much. Like some other teams’ fans I won’t mention.
— Daria Steigman (@dariasteigman) June 13, 2012
Agreed, arrogance is unbecoming, especially when you haven’t won anything yet.
Peter Gammons to Mike Wise on the Nats: “They’re legitimate contenders. And I’m old. And that’s never been said in my lifetime.”
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) June 13, 2012
Man, beating up on these crap teams, no wonder the Orioles are doing well.
— Chris Needham (@needham_chris) June 13, 2012
That’s not just good trolling, but solid analysis.
The Nationals have played 14 teams so far in 2012. They have winning records against 11 of them.
— We Love DC Sports (@welovedcsports) June 13, 2012
‘That’s A Clown Question, Bro’ Or The Rhetorical Comeback Rounding Twitter n.pr/M48j5l
— NPR News (@nprnews) June 13, 2012
That quote may live forever, let’s hope nobody ruins it.
Funny how subltly Strasburg’s cockiness comes out. On Bautista’s HR: “It went out here. I don’t know if it would’ve gone out anywhere else.”
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) June 13, 2012
MEANWHILE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Possible I should have gone to the Giants game tonight instead of eating dinner less than a mile away.
— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) June 14, 2012
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A perfect game for Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants , my friend David is surely thrilled.