Wasn't able to be online for this one. Awful game if you follow the Nats as I do. The team has great pitching all around and bats up and down the order who can hit for power and OBP. Very good D at most positions (exceptions for Zim at 3rd this year
and Morse in left).
But, you'd never have known any of that from the game today. They stunk up the place in nearly every category. Harper getting tagged going for 3rd when Holliday muffed the throw in from left was the perfect example of the entire game.
Ray Knight just called it "a little sloppy" on the Nats Xtra show just now on the local network. A little? Davey talking about JZim making some "youthful mistakes" and how he "didn't make adjustments." Professes big confidence in Jackson for Wednesday but, of course, he'd always say that.
One note after reading through the discussion you guys had. Strasburg. Have to remember he was tailing off in his last few starts and that's why he was shut down a start earlier than expected. 5.0 ERA for September in 2 starts. Wasn't locating as well. Did have one good outing against the Cards in DC earlier in the year. 6 innings, 2 hits, no runs. But tough to extrapolate much from that. Strasburg's tailing off was very similar to what happened with Tommy John recovering JZim last year. More of the reason why he was shut down when he was. Gio, Zim and Det have all pitched great this year. Just not doing it (yet) this series.
Have to put this in the rear view mirror and play Wednesday the way they did to get 98 wins. Will be at that game and game four. Hopefully they play better at home.
Sheesh. The Nats were worse today than last night's Giants! And, of course, the Cards' bats really showed up so credit there (as much as I hate to give it