August 21, 2009

Gratuitous Nats Posting (TM) - "Bloody But Unbowed" Division

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I suppose it's only fair that I balance my crowing over Nats victories with acknowledgment of their defeats as well.

So I will just say this about last night's completion of the 3-game sweep of the Nats by the Rockies this week: Yes, we lost, but we've got absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. The Rockies are en fuego at the moment and charging hard to win the NL wild-card slot. Yet we played 'em tough all three games, coming right down to the wire each night. Any number of fractionally different plays and the scores could have been a lot different.

That's baseball for you, of course.

Anyhoo, it'll be interesting to see what happens next, as we open a four-game homestand tonight against the flailing Brewers, who we swept last time we visited them. (I speak here purely from an academic viewpoint and in no way mean to excite the wrath of the Baseball Gods by unseemly over-confidence.)


UPDATE: Diane tags my faulty memory. In fact, we split the last series with the Brewers. It's probably because we took two off San Diego before visiting Milwaukee that I got the numbers jumbled. My bad.

Posted by Robert at August 21, 2009 11:24 AM | TrackBack

Liar. We took two of four in that stand in July.

Or do you mean the last time *we* visited *you*?

Either way, the Baseball Gods have left Milwaukee for better climes, as they do every year at this time. I don't think they like competing with Packers' preseason.

Posted by: diane at August 21, 2009 12:00 PM