I had such an awesome time at Nationals Park last night. It was surprisingly empty which may have had something to do with the Capitals (who won 3-1 last night, still in first in the Southeast!), but regardless, we all had a blast. We got down to Southeast D.C. with plenty of time to meet up in the Bullpen to tailgate. Live music, cold beer, and cornhole is definitely the way to pregame any event ever.
We headed to our seats, just into foul territory in right field. They were pretty sweet seats.
I want to recap the game, but I don’t really have much time so here are some quick shout-outs:
• Haren – Okay, yeah we all know Harps played a good game, and he’ll get some credit in a bit, but Haren pitched really well and hit a double in the fourth with one out. Werth hit a single and Haren went to third. After a wild pitch to Bryce, Haren headed home for the go-ahead run. For a pitcher who didn’t have such a great season opener, I’m extremely happy with his performance.
• Harper – Duh. Have you seen the kid play? Last night he went 2 for 3 and had 2 RBI’s. He’s batting .417. Again, what sophomore slump? Hustle, buddy.
• Zimm – After Harps was intentionally walked, R. Zimm cracked a double to right field, and Werth and Harper went home. Props also to the closers. It was nice to see Soriano play as a Nat for my first time and he got his 5th save of this season.
The Nats now face a 3 game series against the Braves, who are currently ahead of the Nationals by one game. This is a big baseball weekend for the Nats. Also, I’d like to point out that in one of my first baseball articles I asked “If you had to choose, would you rather shut-out your opponents, but only score two runs OR score 7 runs, but allow 4?” because the Nats had a 2-0 shut-out and the O’s won 7-4. Well, last night the Nats won 7-4 so I guess I’m pretty satisfied. Now I don’t have to choose. And I can predict the future.
Check out the pictures from the game: