Remember the game of last night, August 4. “Gritty” said the Wash. Post. I can’t think of a better adjective! And a throwing error with 2 out in the 9th inning by Yunel Escobar almost blew it. That likely happened because his heartbeat (and that of eveery National) was above 180 bpm:)
Willy Ramos (the “Buffalo”) got the key RBI hit in the 8th inning, and Jason Werth’s alert base-running got the winning run across home plate. For Jason, this game hopefully was the turning point where he started to play his normal leading role in the Nationals’ offense. He has always been a stand-out base-runner, so I was not surprised at his ability to read what was going on in the D’backs’ outfield and score from 2B on a single. His at-bats last night were epic J-Dub efforts where he forces the pitcher to throw 10 or more pitches every time he steps into the batter’s box! For those of us who really know him, he increases his chances for a good result with each pitch:) That got him a key base-knock in the 8th inning just before Ramos drove him in!