Final Score: Nationals 9, Cubs 2.
Dame of the Game:
Jordan Zimmermann: Win, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 ER, 9 K. Jordan has returned to form after a few starts that made Nats fans nervous. At least I think this was Jordan… It could very well be Strasburg pulling a Scooby Doo villain-like thing and wearing a very convincing mask. Well if that’s the case, I’m all for it. I’d be sure he’d get away with it too, if it wasn’t for that meddling GM.
Shame of the Game:
Jayson Werth, for swinging at a 3-0 pitch. Honestly Jayson, how could you?! That is so terrible of you, to want more insurance runs in the middle of a game that could be tied easily. Well, easily if it were a team aside from the Cubs. Maybe next time you’ll think twice before trying to score runs. Which is a strategy that the Cubs have seemed to adopt.
“You gotta fight! DUM DUM. For your right! To swing at 3-0 pitches!” – From the first draft of the Beastie Boys song, when they were still a baseball themed rap group. They realized there was no chance for being the best though, with the 1986 Mets and their rapping genius.
The only thing the Cubs are successful at is starting strange non-sensical arguments. Maybe they should all run for office as Republicans, they’d be much more successful at that. For some reason on Thursday, they took offense at Jayson Werth swinging at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded. Maybe they were just really concerned with balls flying in the air since so many people were on the field. You know what they say, safety first. Or in Wrigley, failure first, safety second. Thankfully for the Cubs, they came through on both ends.