April 03, 2008

Gratuitous Nats Posting


What better way to unclench after a brutal three day bizness trip than to watch the Nats go to 3-0 in a brilliant defensive battle against the Phillies more characteristic of September pennant races than early seaon shaking out? (Boo-rah to Tim Redding for his pitching!) The Nats go for the sweep of Philly this afternoon.

And the new hero of Dee Cee? Ryan Zimmerman. He's been a team leader, but this year looks to be something special - two 1-0 victories, both off Z-man home runs, and last night he was stopping 'em at third like human fly-paper. The kicker? The guy's only 23.

Sure, it may come crashing down at any time, but at the moment, we own the National League East.


ME AND MY BIG MOUTH UPDATE: Nats lose to the Phillies in 10 on a ($#%&*!!bases-loaded walk by Colome. Never mind - we're still on top of the division for the moment.

Posted by Robert at April 3, 2008 09:23 AM | TrackBack

My third baseman on my fantasy team. My only Nat on the roster (last year I had Dmitri Young, but upgraded to Prince Fielder this year). In the draft I passed on Chipper Jones and took Zimmerman instead, figuring there was more upside, and not willing to put up with Jones missing his usual 30 games a year due to nagging injuries. I'm hoping for 30 homers and 100 RBIs out of Zimmerman.

Posted by: The Abbot at April 3, 2008 10:28 AM

I believe you'll find that young Ryan Zimmerman played at Good Ol' UVA during his college days.

My daughter still has a foul ball he delivered to within a few feet of her when we were attending one of those great ball games.

Posted by: Vic Barry at April 3, 2008 04:33 PM