NATS COME BACK BID FALLS SHORT, LOSE TO METS 10-5
[April 6th] -- I have two tests on Friday, so my time will be better spent studying rather than ranting about Thursday's game. I'll leave that to my "brethren" in the Nat-o-sphere. Some observations, however:
- Ramon Ortiz is likely to be the same pitcher he was in Cincinnati last year, a guy who gives up five runs per game while allowing a ball or two to reach the upper deck.
The Brandon Watson experiment isn't going to work. Watson went 0-5, looking very uncomfortable in the batter's box as he continues to hit fly ball outs. That said, Church went 0-4 in his New Orleans debut -- not exactly a promotional bell-ringing performance.
Brian Schneider is the 9th best hitter in the lineup right now.
- When you score five runs against Pedro Martinez, you HAVE to win the game
- How is it the Mets hit six Nationals during the season before finally getting a warning?
- Ryan Zimmerman is mortal, striking out four times
- Ever ball hit to left field is going to be an adventure .... all season long
- Nick Johnson is coming out of his slump
The Nats come out of New York at 1-2, about what I expected. They begin a four game series against the defending NL Champion Houston Astros on Friday, who are 2-1 so far this season.
Wish me luck on the tests. Talk to you Friday night.
I know he'll come around, but I'm afraid that he'll bury himself so deep that he'll never recover (Even after a tremendous September, Cristian Guzman hit only .219 for all of 2005)
Based on what I've seen from Ramon Ortiz hitting v. Pedro and the way he ran during that fielding error, ORTIZ 4 STARTING LEADOFF CFer.
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