Normally, I would be hard pressed to expect a road series win inside the division. However, the Nats are missing their best hitter in Ryan Zimmerman due to an abdominal strain (what else would it be these days?).
So I am going to go out on a limb and count on a 2-1 series victory for the boys in blue and orange. It’s early in the season and I feel as if I need to raise my expectations at this point. The Mets should be taking advantage of the momentum they have created with this four game winning streak.
Once again, I have burned the midnight oil and scoured every piece of data imaginable to come up with the most thorough scouting report of the Washington Nationals ever. Here we go:
As I stated earlier no Ryan Zimmerman which appears to be affecting the Washington offense. They are batting .226 on the year.
I know the players are a little frustrated with the hitting. I know I’m repeating myself, but we’ve got to win the ballgame anyway. We can’t only win when we hit.
-Nats Manager, Jim Riggleman
Shortstop, Ian Desmond leads the National League in errors.
According to one fan, the Nats just need dry, warm weather. Don’t we all?
It’s early……The Nats are not mudders………they need the dry warmth to thrive….
What does all of this mean? Washington will probably put up 10 a game and Ian Desmond will look like Ozzie Smith.