Day: September 5, 2014

Doesn’t Syracuse Need a Closer?

No more discussions (or articles) about the Nats being a World Series team. Not after tonight. And it all started with such promise. I showed up to our regular seats in Section 313 with my work colleague Paul to find the new sign the Lerners had posted over the recent road trip. N-A-T-S Nats, Nats, Nats, Woo! Our section’s cheer!  Emblazoned on the ballpark!  How cool is that?!  Thank you, Kim (a 313 regular who suggested it to a Nats marketing staffer). With two runs in the first (thanks to Adam LaRoche’s home run), we had the chance to use it early and often. Woo indeed! Stephen Strasburg is cruising.  My new score book is getting a work out due to the great offense. Strasburg leaves after six terrific innings with a 5-1 lead. One inning later, it is 7-2.  Atlanta gets battered tonight, cutting our magic number by one more.  We had a chance to gain a game in the standings. What could go wrong? Rafael Soriano could go wrong, even though he wasn’t …