Scoring 26 runs in two games is just what the Nats needed to regain a bit of confidence with a bat in their hands. And the 6,7,8, and 9 hitters in the order have been producing a big chunk of those runs. Jordan Zimmermann’s three-run hit was the biggest blast last night. And it was sweet to see Dan Uggla win the Tuesday game with his 9th inning three-run four-bagger:)
Hopefully these two games will help the team put their April funk behind them for good.
Note: After I published the above short article I saw Tom Boswell’s excellent piece in the Post. He makes the connection between Freudian theories on depression and the old sports adage “don’t wake up teams in a funk!” This is a reference to the dirty slide into Yunel Escober in Tuesday night’s game by Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons that injured the Nats third-baseman. This appeared to light a spark in the Nats dugout that might have been what got their offense charging back from a 9-1 deficit!