Wednesday, June 24, 2009
ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE JULIAN TAVAREZ AGAIN
In case anyone was wondering "How can a team be below .300?" The Nationals provided all the answers last night. It's a team game, and even though John Lannan had a solid start, enough of the Nationals are bad enough to drag down the whole ship.
Tavarez, Villone, Wells, Colome, and Hanrahan combined for 2.2 innings and 8 runs. The game turned from a nice 4-3 struggle to a 10-3 laugher in a matter of minutes.
Jason Bay might just be the American League's MVP. He was 4 for 6 with 3 RBI, 4 runs scored. We're not even halfway through the season and he has 69 RBI and 19 HR. He's on pace for 160 RBI and 44 HRs. Those are Manny Ramirez type numbers, but as Terry Francona said on WEEI this afternoon "[Bay's] a great teammate."
Bay is the Man of the Game with his 4 for 6, 3 RBI night.
Jon Lester faces 1-2 Craig Stammen tonight.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta