Tuesday is a very special day for Washignton baseball fans.
The Nationals have the number one pick, as well as the 10th pick overall in the First-Year Player Draft.
Stephen Strasburg, the fire balling righthander out of San Diego State is expected to be the first player taken by our ballclub, and won't that be some addition to what's shaping up to be an terrific starting rotation of young pitchers.
Signed, sealed, delivered, that's the theme song for the powers that be to get Mr Strasburg in the fold!
Manny Acta's club showed what it's capable of doing with that win over the NY Mets Saturday night in a game that lasted just two hours.
Sunday, we all came to NatsTown thinking, "Well, this could be the start of something nice," but Jerry Manuel's guys just wouldn't let that happen.
Yes, there have been way too many days and nights like that. Yes, our hopes and wishes have been shot down way too many times. But until the season is finally over, there is always reason for optimism simply because another opponent is on the way.
This week it's Cincinnati for three, then off to face the Rays in Florida for a weekend series. These matchups will mark the first time Washington has faced these clubs all season.