I used to think the only good reason to invade Canada would be to ensure a steady supply of the delicious bacon that tops my occasional Egg McMuffin. The last three days have given me another reason: Wins to add to the ledger for the Washington Nationals. Thanks Canucks!
Now, with a glowing heart, let us hand out the awards for the Nats three-game sweep of the Blue Jays.
Game ball(s): Anytime you go on the road (let alone a foreign country) and sweep a team, everyone deserves a pat on the back for a job well done. Ah, that’s so nurturing of you. But smiley stickers for everyone aside, the Nats bullpen does deserve kudos for logging eight innings of one-run ball over the three games. Each time they took over for Washington’s starter, the Nats held the lead. And each time, when the last reliever left the mound, the team still was ahead on the scoreboard.
Goat(s): The border officials who let the Nationals cross. Wait. They’re heroes!
Bryce Harper is still only 19: This may be the recency effect at play, or the simple fact that my heart already swells at the mere mention of Bryce Harper, but boy did Tyler Moore have a heck of a game today. Moore, starting for the first time in the series, went all crazy American, going 3 for 5 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs. He probably strikes out too much to have a great average, but with an impressive record of power in the minor leagues, the two home runs isn’t so crazy.
Current Record: 38-23