So, all Washington Nationals are washing finding their lucky t-shirts, eating and drinking the same thing as they did on Sunday, right? In this 5-game series, a 2-1 deficit seems like one that cannot be conquered, right? Particularly after giving up 20 runs in two games to the defending world champions, the St. Louis Cardinals. DOOM had descended on Natstown. Bad Natitudes seem rampant on Twitter.
Ross Detwiler, a Missouri native, is the starter for D.C. He’s not been good lately. Against the Cardinals too. Jordan Zimmermann may be called in if Detwiler falters. Because he pitched so well in game 2?…..
On the bright side, this is a real elimination game instead of the ones that used to happen in September and August. Maybe July.
Apparently, Mike Rizzo shutting down Stephen Strasburg has made the Washington Nationals the most-hated team in MLB (USA Today). Interesting. Other GMs aren’t really happy that Rizzo put the player’s/agent’s future ahead of the game. In the short-term, they ought to be happy the Nats aren’t at all full strength. Of course, even a rank amateur fan is aware that if you don’t score, you can’t win and that was the the Nats problem yesterday too. About a dozen runners were left on base yesterday. Ouch.
Michael Morse left five runners on base in his first two at bats. That’s painful. Lots of questioning of his future on Twitter.
Frank Howard is throwing out the first pitch today. Hopefully the Nats bring him aboard in some capacity moving forward.
WELL PLAYED CARDINAL BANK, WELL PLAYED
Cardinal Bank revises Metro ad – DC Sports Bog, The Post
DON’T WORRY, CHICKEN MAN IS ON IT
— hugh kaufman (@AltaKocker) October 11, 2012
PLAY BY PLAY
I think I’m happy to have Dick Stockton’s 1-2 errors an inning over the strange Long Island/Midwest hokum of Bob Costas. Game time is 4:07 p.m.