Katie was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Rockville, MD and is a diehard Washington Redskins, Capitals, and Nationals fan. As a Virginia Tech Alum, she is also obsessed with the Hokies and NCAA Football. As much as she loves curling up with a good book or writing stories, she also loves being outdoors. She loves riding her horse, Dee, English and Western, and also loves snowboarding, wakeboarding, four-wheeling, fishing, and talking (re: debating) about sports. Katie currently lives in Annapolis, MD with her boyfriend, one of her family’s four rescue dogs, Brandi (a pit bull mix), and a cat named George. Comments or opinions expressed on the blog are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed on this blog do not necessarily represent the views of Fox Sports 1470AM, WJDY, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, its management or employees. WJDY is not responsible for, and disclaims any and all liability for the content of comments written by contributors to the blog.
I had such an awesome time at Nationals Park last night. It was surprisingly empty which may have had something to do with the Capitals (who won 3-1 last night, still in first in the Southeast!), but regardless, we all had a blast. We got down to Southeast D.C. with plenty of time to meet up in the Bullpen to tailgate. Live music, cold beer, and cornhole is definitely the way to pregame any event ever.
We headed to our seats, just into foul territory in right field. They were pretty sweet seats.
I want to recap the game, but I don’t really have much time so here are some quick shout-outs:
• Haren – Okay, yeah we all know Harps played a good game, and he’ll get some credit in a bit, but Haren pitched really well and hit a double in the fourth with one out. Werth hit a single and Haren went to third. After a wild pitch to Bryce, Haren headed home for the go-ahead run. For a pitcher who didn’t have such a great season opener, I’m extremely happy with his performance.
• Harper – Duh. Have you seen the kid play? Last night he went 2 for 3 and had 2 RBI’s. He’s batting .417. Again, what sophomore slump? Hustle, buddy.
• Zimm – After Harps was intentionally walked, R. Zimm cracked a double to right field, and Werth and Harper went home. Props also to the closers. It was nice to see Soriano play as a Nat for my first time and he got his 5th save of this season.
The Nats now face a 3 game series against the Braves, who are currently ahead of the Nationals by one game. This is a big baseball weekend for the Nats. Also, I’d like to point out that in one of my first baseball articles I asked “If you had to choose, would you rather shut-out your opponents, but only score two runs OR score 7 runs, but allow 4?” because the Nats had a 2-0 shut-out and the O’s won 7-4. Well, last night the Nats won 7-4 so I guess I’m pretty satisfied. Now I don’t have to choose. And I can predict the future.
Check out the pictures from the game: