Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

BrewCrew 8, Nats 2

Does Vargas look better with a 'Z' on his cap instead of a 'W'?

Looks like Vargas really enjoyed the Big Easy; he's pitching like he wants to go back. One and 1/3 innings, 7 hits, 6 runs.

I'm not sure I understand why Vargas was getting the fifth starting pitcher spot over Rauch. Day and Ohka were not pitching well, so it was either Rauch or Vargas' spot by default. I don't know what was the distinction between Rauch and Vargas. And if Day or Ohka weren't struggling, they would be just as good in the fifth slot.

Anyways, looks like Vargas pitched himself out of a rotation spot. Ohka got the job done in relief; I think - and I'm not the only one - that he deserves a shot to start the next time this spot in the rotation comes around.

The Nats did accomplish something big tonight. We made Wes Obermueller look like a Cy Young winner tonight. He was perfect through 6 and 1/3, throwing only 67 pitches through six innings will make anyone look good. We STILL are swinging at the first few pitches too much! Let me know if I'm not being clear -- making the pitcher work hard increases the likelihood he'll throw a hittable pitch! Plate discipline, guys!

NJ's still swinging a hot bat, though.

Hopefully we got it all out of our system tonight. Tomorrow is another day.


Blogger Basil said...

That's the ugliest damn cap I've ever seen. It looks like something the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars would wear during mini-camp.

8:32 AM  
Blogger El Gran Color Naranja said...

Did he take a bite out of the "Z"? That can't be nutritionally sound, even for a cartoon...umm..what is that anyway? Swamp Cat?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I believe it's a nutria, which infest New Orleans. Good eatin'.


3:34 PM  
Blogger Chris Needham said...

They actually were infesting part of southern Maryland for a time. Only recently did they kill (or relocate) those buggers.

8:33 PM  

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