Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hey, That Was Fun!

The weather was great. It was the 4th of July. For just the fifth time in 43 chances this season, the Nationals came from behind after trailing heading into the eighth inning and won the game. Adam Dunn hit his 300th home run and got a curtain call from the fans. John Lannan delivered yet another solid start, going eight and allowing just three runs. We got to see Tommy Hanson, one of the best young pitchers in the game. Ryan Zimmerman delivered the game-winning hit. The Nationals didn't commit a single error. Mike McDougal was shaky, and if he keeps pitching like that he'll blow more than he saves, but he got the job done. I got to see three good defensive outfielders on the field at the same time. And to top it off... Jesus Colome is DFA-ed and Jason Bergmann is coming back!

Hooray for baseball!

5 comments:

Deez Nats said...

Sounds like a good day at the park. Sorry I missed it. I wasn't able to use my tickets as my son got put on antibiotics and the doc told him to stay out of the sun. Figures they would win without me in the house (I think I'm 4-11 or something like that so far this year).

Great news on Colome (Buzz Lightyear because his ERA goes to infinity and beyond)

phil dunn said...

It may be too early to judge, but it looks like the Nats have another automatic out at the top of their line-up. Nyjer Morgan can't seem to hit a lick. Tell me, what's he have that Brandon Watson, Nook Logan and Endy Chavez didn't have? This new line-up just became more offensively challenged.

David said...

Yes it is too early to judge Nyjer Morgan only on his hitting. He did lay down the sacrifice bunt which let Zimmerman's tie the game with the two run single. Plus it allows the two other statues to play the outfield.

Michael said...

Re: "Automatic out." In the 8 games prior to the trade, Morgan was 15 for 32. He must have been contending for the batting tittle before getting dealt, right?

Then again, he did get caught stealing 3 times during that stretch, so you might be on to something...

Sasskuash said...

HOORAAAAAAAY BASEBALL!