“Is that a lucky penny!?!?!?” (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Final Score: Nationals 2, Phillies 1.
Dame of the Game:
Gio Gonzalez: Win, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 R, 9 K. With tonight’s performance, Gio takes over the league lead with 69 strikeouts. Ha. Justin Verlander is in second with 68. Ha. (For those of you who don’t know, a 68 is a sexual act done primarily in Slovenia, where the man places his foot in a bowl of broth and smiles while the woman glares and condemns him.)
Shame of the Game:
Henry Rodriguez: .1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 2 WP. Wild Thing…you make my heart sting…you make everything…horrifying.
There’s no better way to break in a new ballpark than with a win. That’s just what the Nats did today by taking the first game in Nationals Park North. Today was the first Nationals-Phillies game in Philadelphia where I felt comfortable enough in our team to openly mock the opponent, as opposed to crying in a heap in the corner while Ryan Howard does horrible things. I feel that many fans feel the same way, so let’s bring our voice up to Philadelphia. Let’s turn the Phillies mockery of us on them and claim their park as our own. Huh, what’s that? Oh it is in Philadelphia, that’s a good point. On second though, let’s just let them have it. It’s probably flooded with vomit, cheese whiz, and a great deal of insecurities anyway.