Sunday, September 20, 2009
Not Much There
Except for the mini rally in the top of the 9th by DC's team, not much there from Citi Field to talk about this Sunday afternoon. Garrett Mock again had his one bad inning--a costly one. And Our Washington Nationals Offense was quite silent against The New York Mets' Starter John Maine.
One of those late season games that sort of plays out--without anything to really remember it by. An emptiness that went unfulfilled. In most every ball game, usually something interesting occurs. Not this afternoon and not on this beautiful first full day of fall in The Big Apple.
Sure, Ryan Zimmerman knocked in his 97th RBI of the season--looking for 100. Adam Dunn knocked in The Z-Man for his 101st. And Mock went a career Major League best seven innings throwing 115 pitches. But when The New Yorkers touched Our Number 49 for three singles and a double in the bottom of the 3rd--this game was basically over early because our lineup just wasn't producing again--much the same story since Washington travelled to Philadelphia earlier this week.
Sohna and I watched the entire nine innings and not a single second of The Redskins/Rams game from Fed Ex Field. Yet, there really isn't much more to say about what became just another defeat in Queens today.
Final Score from Citi Field where Washington ended up losing seven of nine games played in this new ballpark in 2009, The New York Mets 6 and Our Washington Nationals 2. Loss number 98 in 149 games was strange to watch because there was never any real excitement. As it turned out--just two teams playing out the final two weeks of the 2009 Campaign.
Really, not much there.
Hopefully, with The First Place Los Angeles Dodgers coming to Nationals Park for a three game set beginning this Tuesday night, some excitement can be re-invigorated. And the appearances of Manny Ramirez and "Manny Ramirez, Jr." (Ronnie Belliard) will help infuse our South Capitol Street Ballpark for the beginning of the final homestand this year. In fact, really looking forward to seeing The Dodgers in person. Their General Manager, Ned Colletti, has done a fine job continually revamping his lineups all season to better prepare Los Angeles for a long deep run into the playoffs.
And Sohna can't wait to see her former "Lucky Number 10". She's watched virtually every Dodger game on TV since Washington traded Ronnie to Southern California last month. Like she always say: "No one walks on the field as if he owns the diamond more than Ronnie Belliard."
Today's InGame Photo--Henny Ray Abrams (AP)