51 — That’s awesome! Isn’t it the best when you’re at the game and you can see the trajectory of the ball and know right away that it’s a homer? And when it’s coming right at you — that’s pretty cool too. I was at Beachy’s complete game in May and Freddie’s HR landed a row behind me and about 5 seats to my right.
Chipper homers twice (on his bobble head night), Heyward homers, Medlen looks dominant, and the Nationals have the night off so we’re guaranteed to make up ground if this lead holds. Pretty good night I’d say.
Was there tonight with all 3 of my kids (a first) so it was pretty special going in. But that game was something else. Post season wins aside, I can’t remember enjoying a game more. And there really is something soooooo goose bump inducing about a curtain call. And to demand two in the same night, from Chipper no less. It was a special night. And you layer Medlen’s performance and the defense over it all. Just unbelievable.
As I see it, the three starting pitchers this weekend against the Dodgers (Hanson, Sheets and Minor) are the three that are truly battling for starting rotation spots in September. Huddy, Medlen and Maholm are in.