"It's kind of an excuse to say that it's only the third game, but we had a chance to win [Wednesday's game], and we let it slip. [The entire series] was awful. It's not how we wanted to start our season. The only thing we can do is put it behind us and clear our minds."
(Adam Dunn, via Nationals dot com, 4/9/2009)
Time to put away the panic button, while wishing for a reset button.
Okay, okay: 0-3 start, and it's been downright ugly. But the best thing about off-days is that the Nationals don't lose, so there's ample time to take Adam Dunn's advice and put it behind us AND clear our minds.
Zimmermann made just a couple of mistakes in Syracuse Chiefs' Opener.
Yawwwwn. Another walk in the park for Stephen Strasburg (via SD Union Tribune):
Strasburg (7-0), whose fastball topped out at 99 mph, allowed one earned run and seven hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out 13, the seventh time in eight starts that he registered double-digit strikeouts.
These Strasburg stories never seem to get old for some reason. Is it June yet?
Aaron Crow has a lot of time to kill these days(apparently he's been working on his changeup).