Barring that cirucumstance we can pretty much wrap up the "Nats get to .500 talk" Yeah, I know that talk mainly went away after that 6 game slide to end August, but when I looked at what it would take to get there a few posts ago it wasn't THAT crazy. Certainly it was more likely that not beating last year's win total. But now going 2-4 at home so far, yeah that''s just not going to cut it. So resign yourself to mid-70s, and watch those kids.
How are the kids? Way too early to tell. Get back to me at the end of the year. Only Marrero has really piled up the playing time. And why is that exactly? I'm thinking it's as much for Morse as for Chris. The more time Morse plays in left the better because it's unlikely he'll be at first next year. Slick-fielding, still under contract LaRoche or a big bat seems more likely.
Lombardozzi got his first start... at 2nd base. I suppose you could say it's because Danny Espinosa was tired, and Davey cites the 7 Ks in the last two games. But in the two games before that the kid was 4-5 with 2 walks and a HBP. Not to mention that