Last night ¡LIVAN! came through with the bat — a RBI double in the 2nd and a solo homer (nationals.com video) in the 4th. He pitched 8 scoreless innings too. Just a great outing, one that earned him his 10th win of the season. He is the first D.C. pitcher to reach that mark since 2008 (Tim Redding) and probably the only one to do it twice in the team’s six seasons. He was due for a win after some poor outings of late.
Adam Dunn hit a monster homer as well — the Braves said it went 455 feet, but it went over a sign on the concourse that said 460.
So, Mark Teixierais headed to my AL club (ESPN) and not my NL one. This makes sense for me since Teixiera would not make the Nationals champions in the short-term and not even in the long-term by himself. I was not crazy about a contract that big from the Nationals at this point in The Plan (if it still exists).
As a Yankee Teixiera can be an important part of the team without having to carry it. While he said no the Nats, he also spurned to his “hometown” Orioles. Hey, Peter Angelo$ you lose!
The Yankees better win it all this year.
Silver lining for D.C. fans — good relations (if that is possible) with uber agent Scott Boras. Will that mean a discount with the #1 pick, Steven Strasberg. Of course not, but at least they have an idea of how to deal with the agent.
Now, can we just move on?
NOTA BENE: I have been trying to get this to appear for hours, blogger and my have not been talking to each other for some reason.