Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Can the Nationals go 11-3 the rest of the way?
OK, it isn't the thrilling pennant race to save the season... BUT it could be a big stepping stone for the Nationals.
11-3 would mean the Nationals would have a winning record. After losing over 100 games in 2008 and 2009 and coughing up 93 losses last year, a winning year THIS year would be a giant first step for the franchise.
It would be the franchise's first winning season since they were the 2003 Expos. It would be the city of Washington's first winning baseball season since the Ted Williams managed 1969 Senators.
And with a core of young players like Wilson Ramos and Ryan Zimmerman and pitchers like John Lannan, Jordan Zimmermann, Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard they might be piecing together decent team.
And oh yeah. If Stephen Strasburg is totally back from his Tommy John surgery and Bryce Harper hits as advertised, this team could be making strides to be the first playoff team in DC history since 1933.
Step one though... put a winning team on the field. And they can do that THIS year by going 11-3.