Since I last blogged about the Washington Nationals, they finished 6-5 on a western swing, splitting with the Arizona Diamondbacks (lots of HBP on both sides), losing 2 of 3 to the San Francisco Giants and taking 3 of 4 from the San Diego Padres. They are about halfway through an odd stretch of schedule that has very few games starting at the same time on the same day. Starting tomorrow, the Nats next four games are at 7:05 p.m., the most consecutive days with the same start since April. The St. Louis Cardinals arrive tomorrow for a 3 game set.
Livan Hernandez has at the very least, kept company with some shady figures. I fear it is worse than that after reading this story from The Wash. Times.
A block W is in the book! The Nats wore 1936 Senators uniforms on Saturday (The Nats Enquirer) and beat the Padres. Yes, Charlie Slowes did alter his post-game greeting.
After the Nats lost to the Giants on Thursday afternoon, Beck’s “Loser” was played on the radio broadcast. A trypical response? I haven’t really be able to find out which is good news.
Is it just me or do most Michael Morse home runs happen in losing efforts unless they come late?
Jordan Zimmermann is establishing himself as a very good pitcher. – The Nationals Review
Several weeks ago, I was worried John Lannan might be pitching his way out of the rotation/city/baseball. He’s been lights out since then. Thomas Boswell made the case for the Nats locking up Lannan in his chat today.
Realignment is being talked about again and I’m against any move to take the Nats out of the NL. I hate the DH. Not surprisingly, a former Nats GM has a stupid plan that I regret clicking through on.
I feel no need to offer analysis of Bryce Harper.