As the Nats continue their series in Chicago, I spoke with Carrie Muskat, who covers the Cubs for MLB.com, she had some kind words when I asked her about Jim Riggleman's time at Wrigley Field:
"Most of the writers will tell you that Riggs was one of our favorite managers at Wrigley during his time here. Riggleman was a very thoughtful and very smart baseball man.
I wish him the best because he handled everything so well. What I saw with what he had to go through in San Diego when they ransacked the team and got rid of their best players.
At Wrigley he didn't have the horses to get the job done. He is a good baseball man and he is really a talent. I am realy looking forward to seeing him back in Chicago."
Stephen Strasburg vs. Cole Hamels tonight. Preview of a big August or September matchup?
Going to try again today to head to Reading, Pennsylvania for tonight's doubleheader between the R-Phillies and the Harrisburg Senators at FirstEnergy Stadium. Last night's game was rained out. Tonight they will play a pair of 7-inning games. Stephen Strasburg will be available after Game 1. Michael Cisco opposes Strasburg in the first game.