Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Nats Back on Track

Just when I thought the Washington Nationals couldn't get any worse (ahem, Nationals are some garbage), they go and totally redeem themselves. With a 6 - 4 victory over the division rival Florida Marlins earlier yesterday, the Nats are now on a four-game winning streak and only 2.5 games back of the Philadelphia Phillies for second place in the NL East. Damn, kid!

The Nats won in dramatic fashion with Ryan Zimmerman hitting a three-run walk off homer to send the fans home happy. I was at the game against Florida on Monday night 07/03 when they smoked the Fish 9 - 1. Although it wasn't as exciting as yesterday's game, it was awesome to see a Washington team not named United play well.

View from FB 4, press box.

At the game I attended, Alfonso Soriano hit two home-runs, his 25th and 26th of the season, and starting pitcher Pedro Astacio threw five innings and gave up one run to earn his first win.

Thanks to the fans, RFK Stadium can be an awesome place to watch a ballgame, which the dudes at Deadspin got to see first hand. (Too bad I missed them.) Fans were bouncing up and down, starting cheers without the aid of the PA announcer, and even doing the wave a few times around. That was great to see after the game on Friday night when everyone was booing them. Hopefully, they'll complete the sweep of the Marlins tomorrow and keep this hot streak going after the All-Star break.

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