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Friday, April 27, 2007
As a commenter Charlie suggested, Shawn Hill is “of course” the new ace of this staff.
In fact, Hill’s numbers are so good – 2-2 with a 2.76 ERA, 20 K (only 8 BB) – he, at this point, doesn’t even deserve the quotation marks. He is the ace. Congratulations Shawn Hill!
Now don’t screw it up. Jason Bergmann isn’t that far behind.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I had to make changes to all the stuff I’m tracking. That’s all four of them!
- The Nats lost
- Nats are once again the most hapless team
- Dmitri Young had an error
- Cristian Guzman continues to contribute nothing
Don’t get me wrong: the Phillies have yet to distance themselves from haplessness. But they are winning – and with another game against the Nats and an upcoming series with the Marlins, the Phillies are clearly not the most hapless team. The Nats have regained that position.
I have the feeling that today is the last day I’ll be able to use the term “ace” and be speaking of
Monday, April 23, 2007
A big Thank You to Dmitri Young for getting an error over the weekend. It allowed me to finally add another one to his total. And it gave me a little more confidence is leaving his error total on top of the page. I figure that he’ll have to go at least a week without an error for me to think about ignoring his errors again.
Sure, the Phillies have a higher winning percentage than the Nationals. So what? Considering how they are supposed to play, they will remain the most hapless team until they can put some distance between them and the Nats.
Friday, April 20, 2007
I’m going to give the “ace” one more shot. Also, any other starter gets another start to see if they can be called “ace” – or, perhaps, just ace. We shall see.
Furthermore, the inability of Dmitri Young to get more errors may force me to stop keeping track.
But I don’t feel disenfranchised. There is a worse team out there.
And I sleep like a baby knowing that Cristian Guzman continues to contribute nothing to this team.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
With the Nationals winning last night, they have secured a sport as not the most hapless team until at least tomorrow. Congratulations, Nationals!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
- Dmitri Young still sits on only 2 errors. I find this remarkable.
- Who isn’t on the Matt Chico bandwagon?
- Casto will shine… at some point. At this point, he needs to go down and get some at-bats.
- Who doesn’t love Robert Fick?
- Virginia Tech hats a very, very nice touch yesterday.
- Nats welcome the *hapless Phillies.
* The first team this season to be labeled “hapless” were the Nats. Now, it’s clearly the Phillies. I think this is something I should keep my eye on.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Did I think the Nationals were really going to win? Or did I think it was really going to rain a lot?
I like to think that the Nats are mudders (Or, if you prefer, mudlarks). You know, like horse racing. You see, under clear skies you know the Nats are overmatched. But if the rain is pouring down and the field is… well, muddy… then perhaps the talent gap between the Nats and the opponents is less vast.
I don’t know if this makes sense to you. But it makes complete sense to me.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
… or the game will be rained out. That’s my prediction. To recap:
One of the following will happen:
- Nats win
- Game is postponed
What will not happen:
- Atlanta Braves win
Durbin’s Myspace account seems to have been deleted. Even so, wouldn’t this guy be a perfect addition to the Nats roster? No… that’s too easy. But it got me thinking. Who the Nats really need to throw some pitches – and lighten up the clubhouse – is another “J.D.” That’s right, J.D. McNugent.
Matt Chico pitched better – which continues the promising trend of starters pitching better. Good sign! But the bats remain eerily silent.
More ominous is the play of Kory Casto. The young prospect is now riding the pine. Of course, at his age he has to play every day… so will the Nats send him down? Very possible.
Even more ominous is the errors. The Nats are having a hell of a time with the fundamentals of the game. Dmitri Young had his second error of the season, which is actually a positive. I mean, I thought he would have at least four by now.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Today: Matt Chico (0-0, 13.50 ERA) v. Tim Hudson (0-0, 1.29)
Tomorrow: Jerome Williams (0-1, 6.00) v. Chuck
The day after tomorrow: Jason Bergmann (0-1, 9.82) v.
Talk about a mismatch!
The Indians and Angels are two exciting teams. Folks in
At best this season, Nats fans will get to see one exciting team – the opposition.
Let’s just look at today’s matchups:
I could go on…
Point being, how great would it be for Nats fans to be able to head over to RFK tonight, plop down 10 bucks for lower-bowl general admission, and see two exciting teams? The answer: Pretty great.