Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

I never been to Boston but I have to imagine that there are many fine folks who call Beantown home.  So I’m sure after the Nationals finished off their sweep of the Red Sox today with a 4-3 victory, they will cook up ways to lessen the sting of defeat.

Wait.  What’s that? Those enterprising Bostonians have set up a Popeyes across the street from Fenway?  Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!  Enjoy Lester and the boys!

Game ball(s):   Danny Espinosa.  The best thing that happened to Espinosa’s season was me cutting him from my fantasy baseball team in early May.  You’re welcome Danny.

Goat(s):  Alfredo Aceves.  I guess cutting you in fantasy didn’t have the same effect.

Bryce Harper is still only 19:  Roger Bernandina.  After Bryce Harper drew a one-out walk in the top of the ninth, Bernandina delivered the game-winning RBI double (much to the displeasure of Bobby Valentine).  I have to give Roger credit.  He doesn’t have all that many productive at-bats, but when he does, they sure do seem to be big.

Current Record:  35-23

3 comments

  1. weezie

    Lately, most of Bernadina’s at bats have been productive. He’s been great as a pinch hitter, especially in Tracy’s absence. But he has little future when Werth and Tracy are able to return and I suspect he’ll be on the trading block next month.

  2. Matthew Tracy

    It is also bad timing for Roger that he strains his hamstring right when he was set to get more playing time. Back in the lineup goes Ankiel, who Roger has outplayed both with the bat and glove (UZR says Ankiel’s defense has fallen off this season, which I can’t wholly disagree with).

  3. weezie

    Ankiel has the best arm in the league, but Roger gets to more balls and has a very strong arm in his own right. I’d prefer to see him stick around. It will be interesting to see what transpires. My guess is that if they are serious about contending this year, they would rather have Ankiel’s experience on the roster.

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