Wednesday, May 24, 2006

First Natties Game of the Year

Jeremy and I made our long awaited return to the friendly confines of RFK tonight. We had some sick seats...second row right at third base. I wanted to yell at Frank Robinson that I know about his girl on the side, but we weren't that close. Great game in which Roy Oswalt of the Astros pitched a gem through 7 innings, only to see it vanish after he balked in the tying run. By the way, great managing by Frank. Originally the balk went uncalled, but Frank made sure the umps conferred about it, and they reversed their no-call. This forced the 'Stros to pinch-hit for ol' Roy the following inning, sonce they were no longer up 1-0. And then, for the second night in a row, the Houston bullpen collapsed allowing 4 runs in the eighth. That makes it 4 wins in their last 5 for the Nats. Things look like they could finally be turning around. Although, the news wasn't all good. Making his return to the lineup, Jose Guillen left the game after striking out in his first at bat. Hopefully, he'll be back soon. In other news, the Nat Pack at RFK is still bush, and doesn't throw out enough free t-shirts.

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