Thursday, August 10, 2006

WOW!! What a Start!!

Over the past two days, the Washington Nationals top pitching prospects made their Nationals Farm Systems Debut at Harrisburg. You know, the two the Nats received from Arizona for Livan Hernandez--Matt Chico and Garrett Mock.

BOY--WERE THEY TERRIBLE!! Lets hope its just adjustment pressure and nerves.

Chico got things started last night against the Portland Sea Dogs in Harrisburg. Chico struggled all night long, couldn't strike out anyone, giving up 9 hits, 2 walks and 3 earned runs in 5 innings. From most reports I read online, he was all over the place and just couldn't stay ahead in the count. His fastball just didn't have it.

To make matters worse, today, Mock was down right awful against the same SeaDogs. Garrett could not make it out of the first inning. Facing only 10 batters, 7 reached base, six on hits, one via walk, giving up 5 earned runs.

Its just their opening game playing in the Nats System, lets hope they got their mulligan out of the way.

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