I took my wife to see â€œ42â€ today, so I missed the game. I was a little surprised to see the Nationals forfeit the game after reading these quotes:
â€œHonestly, I think our lineupâ€™s better,â€ Steven Strasburg said. â€œTheyâ€™re hot right now. Itâ€™s early and itâ€™s not about how many wins you necessarily finish up with in April, itâ€™s how many you have at the end of the year.â€
â€œTheyâ€™re good, I donâ€™t think theyâ€™re better than us,â€ Danny Espinosa said. â€œTheyâ€™re a good ballclub, they have talent. Theyâ€™re hot right now, they only lost one game, but theyâ€™re hot. It all evens out.â€
I guess that is Nattitude for youâ€¦
â€¦Now that I check ESPN, it looks like the Nats didnâ€™t really forfeit.
Paul Maholm continues to make Frank Wren look good (as has the rest of this team) going 7 2/3 of shutout ball.
Chris Johnson went 4-5, BJ was 3-5 and JUp and Andrelton Simmons both went yard.
I know itâ€™s early, but this was a big weekend. Anytime you can go to the division favoriteâ€™s house and sweep them, with two of their â€œstudsâ€ pitching, itâ€™s big.
The Braves have now won seven in a row against the Nats, who now fall to third place in the NL East. Like I said, itâ€™s early. But this is a lot of fun.
We’re having another boy at the end of the summer. The only question is whether it’s Evan Justin or Justin Evan.
Here’s to hoping Bossman Jason becomes a contender too!
How was “42”?
42 was good. It is a little campy, but it is a really good story. I give it 3.5 starts.
Gio may need to see his druggist in South Beach,
Sam, what does “PUSH” mean?
@7 Push means tie, it’s used in gambling.
We have a winner
Thanks, Grst. Having never had any money, I know nothing of gambling.
The Nationals are so 2012.
Congrats. Naming a son after a major-leaguer might turn out to be a great idea—certainly worked for Mickey Mantle (who was named after Mickey Cochrane).
Tonight should be fun. Headed to the Yanks/O’s ESPN game in The Bronx and I can’t wait to field that first question from my Yankee pals: “So your team is looking good, huh?”
Oh, yeah. Let me tell you all about it…
Or Ryne Sandberg, who was named after Ryne Duren.
So my son Ryne, indirectly named after Ryne Sandberg has a good shot? Or maybe it only works the first time around.
Shoulda named him Sandburg.
[â€œHonestly, I think our lineupâ€™s better,â€ Steven Strasburg said. â€œTheyâ€™re hot right now.”]
Translation: “We think we’re better, but right now we suck.”
Thanks for the congratulations.
We’ll see if I can’t sneak a name past my wife. (Unlikely)
Was at the game today and Maholm looked really good and worked quickly in between long rests watching Gonzalez get shellacked. Gio had very little movement and less location today, and the lineup teed off on him. Even many of the outs were loud. Then some guy named Duke came in and left with an ERA well over 13. The Nats pitchers looked AAA today against a pretty hot hitting lineup. Even BJ got in on the action.
Just looked into upgrading or switching my very basic service to get Braves programming. Fifty bucks a month on top of what I pay now. I am thinking maybe Aereo and hoping the bad guys have an over the air channel.
I think right now Aereo is just available in NYC. But I’m very interested to hear from people how they like it. Has anyone on this board tried it?
Also: as ESPN notes in the game story, last year, Justin Upton didn’t hit his seventh homer until June 23.
He’s actually hit 8 already
New recap is up, by mavery.