Last night’s game was exciting and was baseball at its best. Baseball’s unpredictability is one of the main reasons we love the game. I was happy to see StEvIE pitch the game of his life. And now Mikey Taylor, the hitting hero, is leading the team with his .273 batting average. The Nats showed heart and character (2 qualities that have been in short supply recently).
The after-game interview with StEviE made me laugh when he was asked about the ridiculous media circus (created by the media solely to sell their BS). He basically said “what circus, I ignored it.” And so did his teammates, according to other interviews. Glad to see the Nats being so grounded in reality.
Tonight’s game 5 will be “must see!”
Stephen Strassburg says he is sick, due to mold exposure, and can’t pitch today. The media and fans have gone ballistic. We know Strass is fragile and many call him a head case. I think there is some truth there. But it is what it is, and Tanner Roark will pitch today and it’s do or die. Both Gio and Max will be ready to come in from the bullpen. So lets fasten our seatbelts!
Max Scherzer is on the mound today and nobody (including Max) knows if he will be able to throw more than 5-10 pitches. And THAT explains the fortunes of the Washington Nationals in this post-season, in 25 words or less:)))
I am a “baseball lifer” and am still playing the game we love. Therefore I too have encountered “hamstring problems.” Solving them can take as long as several months; Max is trying to pitch today only 10 days or so after “tweaking” his hamstring! If Max can’t pitch his usual 7 strong innings, the Nats have almost no chance of getting past the Chicago Cubbies to the National League Championship series of the 2017 playoffs.
The game begins at 4pm; enjoy it:))
If you have not been watching the World Baseball Classic games this far you have missed some great stories!
The Israel team, ranked 45th in the world before the tourney, is 3-0. They are for real; they beat an always strong Netherlands team for the third victory. Netherlands finished fourth out of 30 teams 4 years ago.
The US team plays powerhouse Dominican Republic tonight at 6pm (game will be on the MLB channel). The DR was undefeated 4 years ago, and has not lost this time around. If they played the Chicago Cubs right now the outcome would be a toss-up. Their starting nine all played in last years MLB all-star game. Tonight’s game will be very interesting.