Nationals Beat Reds Again

DC Sports Nexus ---- Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nationals 2, Reds 1

Brandon Phillips picked up a bases loaded 2 out grounder up the middle and flipped it to the shortstop for the out.  The only thing was, he threw it behind the back.  With a slow Adam LaRoche running to second, this hotdog play was completely pointless.  Phillips could have stopped, looked at the runner, and slowly tossed it.

Instead he went for the show-off move, which if did not connect would have resulted in a very meaningful run, and kept the bases loaded.  However, Brandon Phillips thought it was a great idea and an amazing play.  We know that because he pounded on his chest two times and then stared down the crowd for a second or two before jogging into the dugout.  Terrible.

Oh I guess a baseball game was played as well.  The Nats won the game 2-1 (Brandon Phillips prolly could care less) behind the strong pitching of Jordan Zimmermann (7 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 9 strikeouts).  Henry Rodriguez also pitched a great 10 pitch 9 strike 3 strikeout 9th inning for his 8th save of the season.

In Bam-Bam news, Harper went hitless again, and got a nice strikeout 100mph high fastball welcome to the Major Leagues from Chapman.  He has now gone 3 games without a hit in 13 at bats.  (He has 1 hit in his last 19 at bats).  Time to move him back to 7th?

Both Nats runs were on solo homers, one a piece for Espinosa & Ramos.  Later in the game Ramos looked like he tore his ACL...more on that later.

One final game for the sweep in Cinci on Sunday, currently in a rain delay...


  1. Didn't see an update of the game today? Can you please let us followers know what happened? It know it raining....

    1. Sorry for the delay. It was a 3h 36m rain delay. Here is the game recap: