That would be the fourth! My son asked me to take notes on my computer so I can tell him all about the game in the morning, so hey hey, that works in nicely with my blogging! Even better, Ecto, the blog software I downloaded a trial of (which I LOVE and may consider actually purchasing) for my Mac expires in 7 days – after baseball season for the Nats is over. How convenient.
So back to the fourth inning! I watched the first inning, which was kind of a bummer as we did a 1-2-3 up/down thing and then the Marlins scored a run during their turn. BTW, I find Miguel Cabrera to be a smug obnoxious punk (but that’s just my opinion). He smirked during his game-benched for discipline time yesterday – and well, smirks over everything else. Just the mere fact that he “overslept” and was all cocky “I’m-a-baseball-star” about it is irritating. The second inning was non-eventful, but after it, the kids were hauled out of the tub (that would be my kids!) and prepped for bedtime, so my watching was spotty in the third inning. So I missed Nick Johnson’s homer. That brought the score from 0-1 to 2-1 (since Jamey Carroll was on base). However, not to be outdone, the Marlins slapped back by scoring two runs during their turn and retaking their lead (2-3).
Ok, really, now I’ll talk about the fourth inning! It looked a lot like last night for the Nats. Ryan Zimmerman singled. Marlon Byrd doubled, scoring RZ (1). Guzman got a single, then Gary Bennett (yes, I actually saw this!!) hit a single on a strong line drive to left field and Marlon Byrd scored (2). Loaiza hit a sacrifice bunt, advancing Guzman and Bennett. Wilkerson was intentionally walked (?!?!) to load the bases. They changed out their pitcher, then Jamey Carroll flied out. Nick Johnson came up to bat and singled, Guzman AND Bennett scored (3,4). So there were two guys on base and Preston Wilson came up to bat – he hit a home run high up into the stands!! So he scored himself, Nick, and Wilkerson (5,6,7). The first guy up for the Marlins hit a solo home run, so they did gain one run that inning before being retired. End of 4th score: Nats 9 Marlins 4
5th Inning – Gary hit a double!! Oooh there’s Cabrera with that smirk again after throwing out Loaiza. He looks so young, too! Must mean I’m getting old. Eek. Is Wilkerson growing some scruff too? Oh no, I hope not. He looks much better clean-shaven. Well, darn, Gary’s double didn’t lead him to another run as next two batters went out.
Ok, what is with all the broken bats lately? I swear we’ve seen at least 10 bats broken in the last three games alone!
6th Inning: Jamey Carroll looks kinda funny with his back pocket hanging out of his pants. He must have just pulled his batting gloves out – whatever works! Rain delay… Back 14 minutes later. Two more runs scored that Preston Wilson drove in. Bennett was hit by a pitch in the back (ouch!). This was another loooong inning – errr, half-inning.
Well, the bottom of the 6th isn’t going so well. The Marlins have hit two runs in and have kept at least two men on base for a while (so it seems). Whoa – it looks like my Gameday updated before the MASN broadcast. Is that possible? No, I’m going insane.
I want to know who’s got the loud voice next to a game microphone (press box?). He seems to be rooting for the Nats and I think was the same loud voice there yesterday. Nats 11 Marlins 6
That Ab Lounger looks tempting….
Ok, I have to go to bed. Gotta get up at 4:30, so sadly, I have to sacrifice my game time tonight.
Dang, I haven’t left yet. 7th inning we did 1-2-3 again. Cabrera was first to bat for the Marlins and hit a smug home run. Ergh. At least no one was on base. So bedtime for MissChatter score: Nationals 11 Marlins 7