Saturday, March 17, 2007
So, Our Washington Nationals sit Nook Logan today, Manny Acta places Chris Snelling in Left, Ryan Church in Center and Austin Kearns in Right. The RESULT: My Main AUSSIE slams two Home Runs, a double and knocks in 4 runs. Church hits two solid doubles, a single and drives in 4 runs. Kearns goes 1-3, scores 2 runs and knocks in 1. Final Score: Nats 13, Mets 1. Our Starting Outfield today went 7 for 14 with 2 Homers, 3 Doubles, 6 runs scored and 9 RBI's. Even Charlie Slowes was in Mid-Season Form on the Radio calling the game. Once again, I thought, his partner, Dave Jaegler was going to have to reach for the oxygen tank for Charlie, at least once today.
Now, there is no way this is going to happen very often, its just one exhibition game. But, I feel a lot better with THAT POWER in our lineup, than catch everything his way, but NO HIT, Nook Logan. Logan is a good fourth outfielder, defensive replacement, nothing more. Sorry Nook, that's how I feel, until you prove me wrong.
And, Jerome Williams finally showed some stuff, pitching four solid shutout innings. Remember, The Mets played their "A" Lineup. Its amazing what players can do when they know their back is up against the wall. His stock just went back up--BIG TIME!! I am happy for him. He is one of my favorites in the Roulette Pitching Derby going on at Nationals Spring Training.
Oh yeah, My Favorite Rule V Draftee, Lavale Speigner, pitched three more shutout innings today. Speigner is unscored upon in Four Major League Exhibition Games and Three Additional Starts at Accelerated Camp. Levale is making a name for himself. No way the Nats give him back to Minnesota.
PS--I just realized this is the 300th Post in the History of The Nats320blog. Not bad for less than 10 months work. I hope everyone enjoys it, as much as I LOVE WRITING IT!! And, I REALLY DO!!