- Nationals 6, Astros 5
Cristian, you've got to work with me just a little. I go out on a limb every day to defend you. "He's got good career numbers, he makes up for it with his glove..." and this is how you repay me? Not only 0-4 at the plate, but bouncing a routine throw to first? Granted, you got hosed by 2B ump Wally Bell the play before, but Goooz you've got to buckle down. You're venturing into Preston "F****n" Wilson territory.
And speaking of Preston, he's got less job security than a Detroit autoworker these days. While I don't expect Brandon "B Dub" Watson to go 2-5 with a opposite field homer every night, he certainly could be the leadoff man for the rest of the season. Wilkie and Guillen occupy two OF spots, and unless B Dub has untapped potential as a shortstop he's taking the third. Which leaves Wilson where exactly? Even if Frank plays musical chairs in the outfield to rest people that's still a lot of salary on the bench. Not to mention poor Ryan "I used to be a contender" Church.
Much needed win for the boys in blue last night. Here's to hoping it's the start of a trend.