August 24, 2005

Church on Wednesday

Nothing much to report from the Nationals Q&A at ESPN Zone. Ryan Church, fresh off his 0-4 Tuesday night against the Reds was the featured player. I didn't hear much of the Q&A because there was a large group of kids making a holy racket, and I was sitting at the bar knocking back a beer and a burger. Up close, Ryan Church looks suspiciously like Brian Schneider with slightly different facial hair.

A Farwell to Arms

Tony Armas left last night's game with shoulder tightness. Ryan Drese is going on the DL with shoulder tightness. Has anyone looked into the possibility that shoulder tightness is contagious?
John "The Llama" Halama will take Drese's spot in the rotation, which might actually be an upgrade given how Drese has pitched lately. Travis Hughes is back from New Orleans to fill out the bullpen.

The Guzman JobWatch

With wunderkind INF Ryan Zimmerman scheduled to appear at RFK at any minute (Is he here now? No? What about now?) Goooz has quietly been making slow but measurable progress back towards batting respectability. A 1-3 night at the plate raised his average for August to .246. The great thing about being Cristian right now is that every 1-4 game represents statistical improvement. The bad thing, of course, is the spectre of having to sit on the bench deciding how to spend your $4 million/year salary. Life is tough.

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