Watching Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns and Kip Wells interact with injured soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital Friday, I couldn't help but admire these different sets of warriors as they spent time together and shared personal moments under difficult circumstances. These Nationals graciously gave of their time on a game day to spread baseball goodwill and thank brave young men and women who are fighting,
Coming off another high-scoring loss Friday night, the Nationals sit among the National League's elite when it comes to offense. The Nats are hitting .277, 3rd in the league and exceeded only by the high-payroll Mets and Dodgers at .291. Of course, the LA numbers will skew down over the next seven weeks as Manny Ramirez waits out his suspension through July 3; so
If you haven't stayed up late with us the last few nights from the West Coast, you've missed some interesting and entertaining baseball. There wasn't much memorable from the 10-3 loss at L.A. Wednesday night, but Thursday night's 11-9, come-from-behind win had a little of everything. In fact, once we got the Manny Ramirez fiasco out of the way, it was quite a game.
Several things jumped out at me after the Nats lost the second game of the series to the Cardinals Friday night. They were only simple things, but they were simple things that make a difference in winning or losing ballgames. In the 4th inning, Elijah Dukes led off the inning with a double down the left field line. Jesus Flores hit a sharp grounder