For the first time in 4 years, the Washington Nationals have won 70 games, may this never be a milestone again. They did it by beating the New York Mets 2-0 behind Brad Peacock‘s debut start. The rookie righty threw 5 scoreless innings.
PEACOCK’S DAD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR HIM
Brad Peacock’s dad there for every stop along the way – The Wash. Times
The Nats go for the sweep at 1:10 p.m. today — day baseball! Another rookie, lefty Tom Milone, is scheduled for D.C. I’ll be listening on MLB Audio
THOMAS BOSWELL REALLY WANTS A 3RD PLACE FINISH
Washington Nationals’ first step could be taking aim at third place
The 2012 schedule was released yesterday. The true Opening Day won’t be in Washington this year which is stupid — hopefully it’ll snow in Baltimore on April 5. The Nats start the season visiting Wrigley Field (before the ivy is even close to coming out, grumble) to face the Chicago Cubs. They open at home on April 12 against the Cincinnati Reds, so I guess I’ll finally get to check them off my NL teams to see list. No home game on Memorial Day this year for some reason, but the July 4 home game tradition is thankfully observed — the San Francisco Giants are here for it. The New York Yankees are in town over Father’s Day weekend. The Yankees travel to Boston to play the Red Sox on June 8 for a weekend series. The cowardly, subsidized Orioles come here May 18 while the Nats go to the wrong end of the Parkway on June 22 (don’t even think about giving Peter Angelos some money for those games). The Nats host a Labor Day game (Cubs) which would be more appropriate for Baltimore. Lastly, the Pirates series in Pittsburgh is during the week instead of a weekend, so I probably won’t go to it next year either. I figured it would be the weekend of the Pentagon City Bureau Chief emeritus’ wedding.