(American Idol's 2008 runner-up, David Archuleta, was a fitting choice to sing the National Anthem the day after Strasmas. Photo is by AP via Daylife.)
"Just because there's not as many people here, you still do your job."
(Drew Storen, via Washington Post, 6/9/2010)
A win is a win. Even an ugly win in front of lots of empty blue seats.
Nationals 7, Pirates 5: Pretty ugly, and a pretty tough act for Lannan to follow.
Lannan's line: 4.2 IP, 10H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K.
Bullpen picks up Lannan: Walk, Store, Clipp, n' Save pitch 4.1 scoreless.
Strasburgmania is in full swing. Strasburg to do Letterman tonight.
Tickets for Strasburg's next start, scheduled for Sunday in Cleveland, are selling fast: 3,000 tickets sold yesterday alone, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Believe it or not, there's even some non-Strasburg stuff happening around the Nationals!
Surprise. Scott Olsen has a setback. See you in Viera in 2011? Right on cue: Ross Detwiler survived a rehab start with Potomac: 3 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 40 pitches. MASN's Ben Goessling Tweeted last night that Detwiler will report to Strasburg Harrisburg today.
In all the Strasburg/Harper furor, we almost forgot there were several more rounds of MLB Draft over the last couple of days. Go over to Nationals Farm Authority to get all caught up.