WASHINGTON 3 Colorado 0 (CBS Sportsline Boxscore)

Kearns’s 3-Run Blast Lifts NatsThe Post

At last, Austin’s powerThe Wash. Times

RF Austin Kearns finally hit a long ball again yetserday. His three run shot accounted for all of the scoring as the Nats took the series from the Rockies.

Tim Reading has pitched well (The Wash. Times) since arriving in Washington. He hasn’t given up more than three runs in either of his four outings. Yesterday, he was rewarded with his first win in three decisions.

It was a good homestand for the Nats patchwork rotation (The Post) with Redding, Mike Bacsik, Matt Chico, Jason Bergmann and Billy Traber having a 2.79 ERA combined.

Another look at The Plan (The Wash. Times), including speculation that the team isn’t as close to contending as the braintrust thinks.

A Cincinnati TV station has 12 questions (Local12.com) with Jim Bowden.

Saturday

WASHINGTON 3 Colorado 0 (CBS Sportsline Boxscore)

Bacsik Starts Great, Batista Helps FinishThe Post

Nats pick up a timely winThe Wash. Times

On Saturday, we took my dad to RFK for an early birthday present. I think it had been a month and a half since my last visit which is probably the longest I have gone between games.

The game was swift because nobody was getting on base. Mike Bacsik pitched well, but faltered a little bit in the 7th but Luis Ayala kept any runs from scoring. Thankfully for him, SS Felipe Lopez had hit the back wall with a solo shot in the sixth. It proved to be enough for Bacsik to earn the win. After Lopez’s homer, the third base stands started bouncing a little bit, a welcome sight not seen in a long time. PH Tony Batista knocked in two runs as well. In what could be his last appearance as a National at RFK, Dimitri Young was intentionally walked.

Author: WFY

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