Contributed by Reuben
Nats 3, Astros 2
W: Storen (1-0)
L: Storey (0-1)
(wow, that totally looks like a typo, huh? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time two pitchers with the same exact first five letters of their name, but a different sixth letter, both got their first decisions of the year in the same game was on Opening Day in 1947, when Tigers P Johnny Smithe beat Senators P Grundfos Smithy, 2-1 in 15 innings… Yes, that is all made-up bullshit).
Good Things About This Game (in chronological order)
-Jordan Schafer went on the “DL” with an “injury”, and Brandon Barnes was called up
-Jordan Lyles’ 7+ great innings
-Wesley Wright’s 2 outs
-FeRod’s surprisingly good work
-W. Lopez, the usual
-Pearce, getting on base
-Corporan, working a 3-2 walk
-Wallace, hitting what should have been a walk-off double off the wall in left-center
Bad Things About This Game (in chronological order)
-Danny Espinosa. I almost never like guys whose stubble goes all the way up to their eyeballs, and Espinosa is nowhere near an exception. He had all 3 RBIs, posed like a smug cock-face when he hit the HR, and knocked a dinky-ass groundball up the middle for the game-winner. Plus, he had like 24 assists at SS tonight.
-the Nationals relievers. They’re all funny-lookin, and/or do something really annoying that pisses me off.
-Roger Bernhadihnha. No, I’m not going to look up how to spell his name. Fuck that guy and his fucking amazing catch running into the wall to end the game. I’ll bet it was really fucking exciting for all the Nationals fans that were there.
-the Nationals still haven’t gone back to being called the Expos, or dropped that horrible Walgreens logo. It’s sad how one of my formerly-favorite non-Astros teams has turned into a bland-clad bunch of goons led by ass-faces like Jayesen Worth and Bryce Harper. Damn I miss Tim Raines, Tim Wallach, Marquis Grissom and Delino DeShields (Sr.).
Read the GameZone thread for more colorful analysis, including bold (tragically misguided) predictions of an Astros victory.