The Nationals showed a lot to their fans as they won their second consecutive series these last two nights. This team is going to have its ups and downs, but it is comforting to know that there will be the ups…hopefully we can ride this wave a little longer.
Shawn Hill is back
The bats didn’t show up, but clutch hitting kept the Nats in it
Lenny Harris, meet Randy St. Claire. One of you is very good at your job, the other is not. The Nationals pitching saved them today, its usually impossible to win a 12 inning game with only 6 hits, but thanks to Shawn Hill and the Nats bullpen they pulled it out.
The bottom line is the Nats bats re playing peekabo, first you see it, then you don’t.
-One Nat had a multi hit game (the game winner probably would have been a sac fly had the outfield not been playing in)
-Nats only struck out 5 times, but also only drew 5 walks
-Only 1 extra base hit
-Nats answered the next half inning each time the Braves scored
This Nats have now had several walk of hits in the last few games. We’ve established the Nats aren’t a team that is going to grind you into the ground, so often when they pull out wins it’s pretty exciting.
Conversely this team has great pitching, even when their bats are silent the game will be close (like today). You will hardly ever see a blow out, it’s always interesting and I love it.