The Nationals' 10-day homestand ended Sunday with an 8-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
How 'bout a guy named Adam Dunn, getting it done with a two-run homer and a grand slam driving in a career-high six runs!
Sunday's victory was only the second one during the homestand. But what a way to finish and head to the Big Apple with some nice momentum.
One thing I enjoy very much when the club is home is the opportunity to visit with so many of you fans who stop by our MASN set during home games. It seems as if there are more and more of you as the season rolls along. And that's just fine. We get to talk about the ups and downs the ballclub goes through. During those conversations its clear to me that the club has big time support, win or lose.
We all know how the starting rotation has gotten younger with Lannan, Martis, Zimmermann, Detwiler, and Stammen. Talk about a solid staff for the future if they continue to pitch the way they have thus far.
Ryan Zimmerman remains as consistent as anyone in baseball. The Nats third baseman has now reached base safely via hit, walk, or HBP in 42 straight games - tying Tim Raines' single season franchise mark set in 1986.
Before Sunday's game against the O's, I had a nice little sit down interview with the senior member of the Nats bullpen, Ron Villone, who's also the pride and joy of the University of Massachussetts.
Ron was a two-sport standout at U Mass in baseball and football. He's a great guy and then he goes out and gives a scoreless 7th inning to pick up the win, his second career win over the O's in his 37th appearance against Baltimore. That's more than any other team in baseball.
It also marked Ron's 58th major league win, in this his 14th year in the bigs. Check out his ERA with Washington. 0.00!!
Hang in there - hopefully the comeback win Sunday is just the start of things to come.
When the club gets back from this quick trip to New York and Philadelphia, we'll be looking for you just inside the centerfield entrance to Nationals Park.