First Stop Washington Nationals

20130410_110639Morning All,

Today’s picture is the one I promised showing you where I am spending my season with you.

Hope everyone had a good day off as we start this road trip. I don’t now much about the Nationals and all so will have to do some reading to catch up.

Jake Peavy got the nod for today, he is 3.39 ERA with a 4 – 4 lifetime against the Nationals.

I have the game on television for today’s game so I am a happy sox girl. Sit back and relax, it’s the top of the first, uniform today is grey pants and black jerseys. Lets see if we can have a Duck Snort or two today.

First Inning – Alejandro De Aza, Jeff Keppinger(broken bat single) and Alex Rios(single) to open the batting. Paul Konerko (walk) BASES LOADED, Dayan Viciedo (strikeout), Alexei Ramirez,(on a balk with runner at third, Keppinger scored) 1 – 0

Second Inning – Tyler Flowers, Gordon Beckham (getting wrist checked) Jake Peavy. (being in a National League park, Jake takes the place of the  D.H)

Third Inning – top of the order again with De Aza (double) , Keppinger(walk) , Rios, Viciedo.

Rios picked off the runner.

Fourth Inning — Ramirez,Flowers,Angel Sanchez(replacing Gordon Beckham)(Nerve irritation in left wrist)

*Nationals — score. Even at one all.

Fifth Inning — Peavy,De Aza (double), Keppinger (infield pop-up ends inning)

*Nationals — score 2-1

Sixth Inning — Rios(single)(tried to steal second,throw missing, made to third) Konerko(sac fly,Rios scores from third) 2 all, Viciedo(single), Ramirez (infield base hit) Flowers

*Score — 2-2 (Nationals home run with runner on) 4-2 score. Another home run with base runner 6 – 2. Coach Ventura has called the bullpen. Nate Jones got the Nod. Jake in the showers.

Seventh Inning — Conor Gillaspie, De Aza (walk), Keppinger (single,De Aza to second), Rios, Konerko (HOME RUN, with TWO on base) Score 6 -5,  Viciedo. Take a stretch kids.

Coach Ventura to the plate, Nate gone and Donnie Veal is on the mound. (Batting order has also changed to dew Gordon’s injury) Two base error runner at third. Coach Ventura out to the mound again, Matt Lindstrom to the mound. RUN scored 7-5

Eighth Inning — Ramirez, Dewayne Wise

HOME RUN off Matt Thornton, SCORE 8 – 5 

Ninth Inning — Gillaspie, De Aza ( single),  Keppinger, Rios ( HOME RUN WITH ONE on base), Konerko

Final Score 8 – 7 loss to the Nationals

It was a long one today, 3 hours total.

Gavin Floyd is on the mound for game two of the three game series.

Hawkisms for the day is “DUCK SNORT”

See you tomorrow for game two, its back to online streaming.

See you among the Cherry Blossoms

Cricket

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