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Ooh baby, that’s a what I like!

Posted on May 9, 2006 at 11:53 pm

The “Lowly Washington Nationals” my hiney! Ok, I realize I should moderate the gloating since tomorrow the tables may be turned, but I’ll take my victories where I can get them! I wondered after all the articles about the “lowly Florida Marlins” when the negative title would be bestowed upon the Nationals and found the answer today (yesterday by the time I post this due to network issues). I demand a retraction of that article headline now!

This was the home run game as the Nationals pounded the Cincinnati Reds. In fact, I have to admit to fast-forwarding through most of the Reds at-bats since there wasn’t much to see until the seventh inning. Zimmerman, Guillen, LeCroy, Guillen, and a Soriano on-the-roof whoppers earned us most of our seven runs for the game. I’m sure Guillen will be crowing even more about how he loves to play on the road now! It was awesome to see LeCroy finally get a homer in a Nationals uniform. He also hit a double later on, unfortunately not requiring a slide. I was so bummed to only hear his slide on Sunday, but it sounds like it was hilarious. I and the TV announcers were hoping for a repeat, but were disappointed as he ran into second base standing.

Tony Armas pitched a great first six innings (a record recently?) before he started to lose his stuff in the seventh and loaded the bases. Eischen came in to do his one out thing – a sacrifice that did allow the Reds to score their only run of the game. I held my breath when Majewski was brought in since there had been rumblings of his shoulder being injured and he hasn’t pitched in a few days. Luckily, he was flawless for the most part.

Finally, Jon Rauch for closer! 1-2-3 9th inning with Jon Rauch on the mound sealed the game with the Nationals winning 7-1 in the series opener against the Reds. Woohoo!

3 Responses to “Ooh baby, that’s a what I like!”

  1. stefin says:

    If u missed the slide/roll it was really something

  2. Rich from Richmond says:

    Nats have now won 2 in a row and 3 of their last 4. That’s a streak, baby!

  3. Phil Dunn says:

    Frank Robinson should know by now that Tony Armas is at most a six inning pitcher. The other thing that he should know, but apparently doesn’t, is that when Armas loses his stuff, it isn’t gradual, it is a plunge off the cliff. Armas doesn’t give any hint that he is losing it, he goes from good to gone. He should never have been sent out for the seventh inning. Luckily, the Nats had a comfortable lead and the relief pitching was effective.


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