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.


Nationals vs. Mets: Brad Peacock earns win in his first major league start The Post

Brad Peacock earns 1st major league win as Nats edge Mets 2-0
The Wash. Times


Brad Peacock’s dad there for every stop along the wayThe 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

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.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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