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In a ballpark that had never witnessed a victory by their franchise, be it Montreal or Washington, the Nationals came into Boston and dropped a hammer on one of the American League East's perennial powers.
As the night went on, the comparables almost became numbing. The list of Hall of Famers and exceptional performances being uttered as parallels to the ones of the Washington Nationals' two phenoms Friday night bordered on the unbelievable.
I'm worried about Danny Espinosa. Not about his hitting, or lack thereof, though there's plenty of room for concern there. I'm worried about his facial hair because I never know what to expect.
The question with Bryce Harper keeps changing. When will the Washington Nationals call him up? Can he play well enough to stay? And now, incredibly, just 32 games into his major league career, the thought has become: How long before Davey Johnson moves him to the middle of the order?
Late Wednesday night, they sat with their arms hung lifelessly over the dugout railing, watching the final outs of a miserable series go by. Over their three days in Miami, nothing the Washington Nationals did was enough.
When the Washington Nationals packed up and left D.C. last Sunday afternoon, they did so knowing what was in front of them. Three division rivals, nine games, 10 days. It was part challenge, part opportunity.
Once again, it's time to check off some items on my "TIDU List" — Things I Don't Understand:
The manager likes to call the approach he preaches one of "patient aggressiveness." A few Washington Nationals players refer to it as "selective aggressiveness." Whatever the term, the idea is not to take hittable pitches just to take them and not to get overanxious and expand the strike zone, either.
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will require surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, a diagnosis that will cost him most, if not all, of the rest of the 2012 season.