Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Hot Town, Summer in the City

Nats 7, A's 2

We sure deserved a game like this! Enough of these nail-biters from the so-called "one-run wonders." Esteban Loaiza loves it more than anyone, I'm sure.

Except for a brief hiccup in the first inning, Loaiza was outstanding, again. 7 IP, only two runs allowed. Give me that any day of the week.

Being a superfan is tiring, though. I fell asleep early in the game, waking up briefly when Church went yard to cut the deficit to 2-1. By the time I woke up for good, we were winning 4-2. That's what's great about baseball: fall asleep by the TV/radio, when you wake up, your team may have turned it around.

Nick Johnson had two hits again, but tonight, the original SeƱor Nasty must give way to Ryan Church, who had yet another monster game. He went 4-5, a double short of the cycle.

I'm a little concerned about "Pops" Guillen. He got hit in the hand again, which not only had to hurt like hell, it made him really, really mad. I'm impressed, though, at how quickly Frankie got out there and calmed him town.

I was preoccupied for much of the game, either napping or on the phone. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy what is becoming a very remarkable national (no pun intended) story. I turned to the Braves broadcast after the Nats game, and the announcers were marvelling at how well the Nats are playing. When you get compliments out of a homerific announcing team, you know you're playing well.


Anonymous da kine said...

We can only hope that the team remains a national story. I'm afraid that if (when?) they dip into 2nd or 3rd, even if they remain in contention, the press will forget about them.

7:36 AM  
Blogger El Gran Color Naranja said...

As long as they are in the wild-card hunt the national press will keep the nats around as a story (ahead of most other Wild Card teams). If the Nats drop out of the Wild Card, even the local DC press will put them on the back burner.

Portis has a tickle in his throat! News at 11!

1:03 PM  

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