Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Went back inside, sat down, had a few drinks...

Nats 3, Bravos 2

I was in and out during this game. Helping to plan a wedding keeps you busy. (By the way, helping is the operative word here! The lovely future-Mrs. Rocket is doing the heavy lifting.)

But this game, which was a crucial win, reminded me of the games we always won back in the glory days of June. A reliable player stumbles, Guillen's manhood is questioned, and the bullpen hangs on in a nailbiter. Textbook!

"Old Faithful" Patterson had to leave with some stomach problems, apparently. I didn't see it, I was discussing pew bows!

The Braves threw at Guillen's head, apparently because Larry Jones didn't like it when Guillen slid into third base hard. El Bate Loco pulled a Frankie, got up and hit a bomb of a dinger a few pitches later.

I finished my wedding discussions in time to see recent call-up Jason Bergmann wiggle out of two bases-loaded jams. Then he got a hit and scored as part of a Nats rally to take the lead! Too bad for him that he'll likely be sent back down to make room for Guzman's understudy, Deivi Cruz.

Hector Carrassco, Gary Majewski and Chief Cordero combined to hold the Tomahawk Choppers at bay to nail down a huge win.

I've said it a few times after a Nats win recently. This could be the start of something good. And if the Nats can at least split tomorrow's doubleheader, they can continue a modest streak of momentum. Five teams are bunched within a game and a half of the wild card, with the Nats bringing up the rear. It's still not over.

They've already missed lots of opportunities. But another one is in front of them. Tonight's "Glory Days" style win is another good start.


Blogger El Gran Color Naranja said...

So I just skimmed the column, is Bruce playing at your wedding or not?

9:52 AM  
Blogger Rocket1124 said...

Read the damn column, Mr. Big Orange or whatever your name is! :)

9:55 AM  

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