Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, the Nats finished up their epic road trip that included stops in Boston and Toronto with yet another win, making the road trip a clean sweep. Everything seems to be clicking in the 6 games except for Zim, whose had trouble so far this season, and Michael Morse whose still getting used to major league pitching. It's a lot more troubling in Zimmerman's case because it has gone all season long. Morse is basically going through spring training and the first few weeks of April at the same time. He has a few weeks to heat up still. Harper was on fire during the road trip and not just on the field. When a Canadian reporter asked Bam Bam if he would enjoy a Canadian beer as celebration, Harper retorted,"that's a clown question, bro." Harper's religion prevents him from consuming alcohol during his life, thus the response. Around DC, the fans are already loving it and using it in almost every instance. There are T-shirts with it on em and it may have found its way into DC lore.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
With another week in the books, the Nationals find themselves with another series victory and an opportunity for a sweep at Fenway Park. So far this year, the Nats have only lost one series, the sweep in Miami. Pretty spectacular. The Nationals still find themselves atop the NL East by a good cushion and the rival Phillies have seemed to fall apart without Roy Halladay. Meaning the division has seemed to find it's first seller at the trading deadline. But with inter-league play in full swing, the buyers and sellers will become a bit more clear. I can't foresee a major trade for the Nats as injuries have clouded any vision as to where a need lies. A pinch hitter possibly, although Nady seems to handle it pretty well. All in all possibly a minor bullpen move is all I can see.