Vidro Gets the Green Light – The Post
Yesterday afternoon, 2B
Carlos Baerga Jose Vidro won a see-saw game for the Nationals with a two-run single in the bottom of the 9th, clinching the series victory over the NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals. Final score 7-6.
The game saw the return of Mike O’Connor to the rotation. The GWU product pitched five innings of scoreless ball. The bullpen later coughed up 1-0 and 5-3 leads, but a pitching meltdown (2 walks, one hit batter) in the 9th by St. Louis closer Jason Isringhausen put Vidro in the unlikely position of hero. The slumping second basebman had gone over a month between RBIs.
Preston Wilson nearly ruined the whole afternoon (much like the second half of last season, though that is Jim Bowden‘s fault more this his) by hitting a homer to put the Cards up 6-5 in the ninth. It wound up being another blown save for closer Chad Cordero who did get the win. He is now 7-4! That is almost Lee Gutterman-esque.
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