Wednesday, August 22, 2012

8/22: Division Panic


  • Nats 4, Braves 1 - Remember when the division seemed in reach? Well, after being dominated by Strasburg last night and losing the series (already) in falling 7 games back, that dream is going the wrong way. The Braves couldn't put much together all night, and even after getting 2 baserunners (and no outs) in the 9th, zeroes ruled the day. Strasburg was electric as usual, and I'm quite glad the Braves likely won't see him again. Godspeed. 
  • Maurice Jones-Drew is "open to a trade". This passes as news! I expect him to be in a Jags uniform in week one and playing.
  • Chris Paul had thumb surgery yesterday that will sideline him for 2 months. I don't think this is something for Clippers fans to panic about, and it's probably better for him to address it now, but it's at least note-worthy. 
  • Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton stole his 147th base last night. In 120 games. That's insane. He'll be an immediate impact guy in the bigs provided he can get on-base, and he's a riveting X-factor for fantasy baseball in the coming years. Speed, kids. 
Enjoy! And pray for an appearance from the Braves bats tonight against Detwiler...

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