Re: Nats finishing strong
[quote:95bae7c867="fabe"]Yesterday the Nationals got a 6-4 win over Florida to grab 3rd place in the NL East. They're the first team from DC to finish as high as third since 1945. Michael Morse capped off the win with a three-run homer in the 9th. The hit boosted Morse's average to .303 and was his 30th homerun of the season.[/quote:95bae7c867]
The '69 team ("teddy ball") finsihed with a winning record; last winning previous team was about 1952 or '53.
This team looks good. They are young, and only a strong hitter away from being very good...if Espinosa and Desmond can hit, say, .275. No, I keep telling other Nats fans, it is not good that Espinosa hits 20 HR if he strikes out about 150 times.
Also, Bob Allison set the rookie HR record, with about 30 in 1959, when he was rookie of the year. Espinosa might have broken a Montreal record fro rookies, but DC is not Montreal. (Just a pet peave...tired of hearing Carpenter and Santangelo talk about Montreal records.)