With two four-baggers in his first two major league games Zach Walters is making a statement with his bat. His pinch-hit blast in the 8th inning last night (April 16—my birthday) was the icing on the cake of the fifth come-from-behind win for the Nats of the young 2014 season. And it was a no-doubter; hitting half way up the tall foul pole! Zach explained in the after-game interview with Dan Kolko that he and the pitcher he hit it off (Mike Dunn) played on the same team in high school 🙂
I think Zach has a good chance now of sticking on the 25-man roster for a while. It doesn’t hurt that he and Matt Williams have a history going back to when both were in the Arizona Diamondback’s system.
In the “Ex-Nats News Department” I watched local guy Steve Lombardozzi (from Columbia, Md) play with the Orioles yesterday. He got a base hit and has been starting at 2B a lot this year, due to Manny Machado’s injury. Steve is hitting .298 so far.