Tonight. Say it with me… tooonniiiiggghhhttttt… the Nats have a chance to clinch the NL East. Hopefully, Freedie Freeman and Fredi Gonzalez, who were both ejected from last night’s game (pictured above), can stick around for the whole game to watch. It is fantastic that the Nats can clinch in Atlanta. According to the Braves twitter, which has almost no sense of time and place, they’ll be ready:
Ooooohhhfffff. Is there a worse fate for the Braves and their fans then having to watch the Nats celebrate on their own field just to stick around for some postgame concert (that isn’t Darius Rucker)?
Hey, what else is happening in Atlanta (metro) today? Oh… this…
This is an opportunity to jinx a team forever, right? Having a groundbreaking on a new stadium the same day that you lose the division to your rivals in your old stadium can only be a disaster. The COBB COUNTY CURSE can be born.
Alright that’s enough about those clowns. Keep on reading for some Ray Knight advice to all the guys out there, the Buffalo going yard, some 9th inning drama, a game saving defensive play, some insight into Strasburg’s shower habits, and MASN’s continued attempt to #YEAHBABY the world.
Strasburg pitched phenomenally again– as he is on a bit of a tear here (not to discount his season of work, either)– and the Nats took the game 4-2. Stras even got involved with the bat, knocking in the 3rd run (and pivotal run, it would turn out) of the game:
Well sure Stras can hit and pitch, but can he take an economical shower?
Looks like Carp has been spending way too much time at Busboys and Poets:
Wilson Ramos had a great game last night. He pounced on this wild pitch to gun down the runner at 3rd:
And then went yard here:
Let’s fast forward to the 9th inning. The Nats were up 4-0 and brought in Rafael Soriano to pitch. Three twitter explosions later, the score is 4-1 with two runners on. Hey maybe if no one actually looks at each other this won’t be that awkward:
I don’t speak Spanish, but I’m just going to assume that zero #YEAHBABYS were uttered in that huddle as Soriano handed the ball to Matt Williams for Drew Storen to close out the game.
DROOOOO made things a bit exciting while cleaning up Soriano’s mess, but got some help from Ian Desmond, ending the game on a spectacular defensive play (and really hard/fast throw):
And that was that. Another exciting finish and the Nats are in position to clinch the East tonight. Before wrapping up though I think it’s time for all of Ray Knight’s bros to listen up to some advice:
What do you think, fellas: