If you’re pacing back and forth, worrying about yesterday’s game, take heart, you’re not the only one. In actuality, both teams come into Washington with some reason to be excited. St Louis should be happy to have a win after losing game 1, as game 2 was semi-must win for them. As a corollary they have to be happy they survived the Nats two “best” starters.
The Nationals should be very happy with their situation, as well. They went on the road and won a game, which means they only have to win a home series, 2 out of 3. And unlike a week ago, they now have a bunch of guys who have playoff experience, and hopefully any jitters are out of their systems.
But rather than go into some sort of big analysis of two games of baseball which would no doubt be based on extremely limited sample size and wildly exaggerated observations, I figured I’d just give you some links to help you enjoy the off day. And you should enjoy it, because even though they lost yesterday, the Nats get to play in the postseason again tomorrow.
- Michael Jenkins of CSNWashington is insane. And funny. And a Bryce fan.
- Fans will get #Natitude towels at the games. Now if we could just get them to put the hashtag on the t-shirts
- Today is opening day for the AFL. The Scottsdale Scorpions is the team with the Nats prospects.
- We’re ungrateful fans, according to Craig Calcaterra. I’m guessing he’s wrong, and the complainers are the minority. If there are 10,000 empty seats tomorrow, though, I will admit he’s right. This, to me, is a silly vocal minority article written to mislead.
And speaking of the games, I’ll be at Game 3 on Wednesday. So be sure to check in with me on twitter (@nationalsreview) for a fan style perspective, as opposed to the essential but pretty different coverage from all the beat writers.