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Nats finally put offense on 3 X 5 card
2008-07-20 17:53
by Bob Timmermann

The Washington Nationals scored 15 runs in a game today for the first time since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington for the 2005 season. The Nats beat the Braves in Atlanta, 15-6.

In that same time period, every other team in the majors had scored at least 15 runs at least once and the Yankees had done it 16 times.

Jesus Flores had five hits in the game and he was the first catcher in franchise history (Washington or Montreal) to do that in a game. Flores was only the second Nationals player to have five hits in a 9-inning game, joining Nook Logan.

Stay tuned to this blog for further installments of "Great Moments in Washington Nationals Baseball History."

Coming up next week: A discussion of why the Nationals have four catchers on their roster.

2008-07-20 18:37:57
1.   chrisneedham
Do Johnny Estrada and Paul LoDuca really count as catchers?
2008-07-20 20:15:45
2.   therickdaddy
LOL good write-up Bob.

My vogue pick next season is the Nats.

2008-07-20 20:16:52
3.   Sam DC
I think the phrase "backstop" was invented for circa 2008 Johnny Estrada.

Just so long as he doesn't try to use his glove.

2008-07-21 06:02:19
4.   chrisneedham
Estrada is the only catcher I've ever seen whose chest protector puckers out at the edges from being stretched too tightly.

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