Thursday, June 30, 2005

Swingin' In The Rain

Does anything faze these guys? Take a 1-0 lead into a two-hour plus rain delay and then give up the go-ahead home run on the first pitch back from the delay - you might say the game that things don't look so good.

But the Nats found a way to win - again. Ryan Vogelsong walked in the tying run in fourth inning, and Jose Guillen's double off the foot of Rob Mackowiak plated Baerga for the go-ahead run in the eighth. And that, of course, was all that Chief Cordero needed, slamming the door for his 27th save, the 24th consecutive opportunity he's converted.

The Nats pulled it out again, despite Frank's genius idea to give the carcass of Wil Cordero another start at first base. Coco picked up the Golden Sombrero, dropping his season average to .031. Unless you're freaking Methuselah, you don't deserve to be starting when your average is less than your age. Do us a favor, Frank; put Blanco at first today or put him in the outfield and move Wilk to first.

The Nats go again at 1:05 p.m. today, looking to pick up the sweep and move 16 games over .500.


Blogger BeisbolBreakfast said...

I was at that rain game, and man what a freakshow. The reason the delay was so long was that the water on the tarp built up so fast that the grounds crew couldn't drag it the last four feet over the third baseline. After it stopped raining the boys had to redo the whole gig with bags and bags of sand to fill in the puddles. Then Patterson comes back, after not throwing strikes all night, and gives up the lead on a first pitch jack. Add that to the eighth inning Buc thrown out at the plate to preserve the tie, and the beaning of Humberto Cota and you have a crazy one. I think there were 20 men left on base that night.

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