I am not going to sugarcoat anything for you so get ready for some harsh stuff. On Wednesday night I went to the game against the Mets and Im starting to get pissed off at way to many things going on in the ballpark. the first and most obvious reason is whats going on on the field. Its disgraceful for this team to go out there put up 1 run on 10 HITS. 3 of those came in the first inning and so did our ONLY HIT WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION. the nats had multiple chances to score and never came through with a clutch hit. Yes, we are plagued with injuries to our best players but we still have a great start to the lineup. start. The top of our lineup is great. Except when our veteran #2 hitter Jayson Werth, strikes out twice to end the inning with runners in scoring position. Another Obvious one is, Dan Haren sucks. He's awful and doesn't have a place in the Nats Rotation. This is a game of production.
Right now, Managment, and the Bench are not producing. I could manage this team better than Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo. As much as I like them, they are having a terrible season. Harper should have been on the DL after LA. Danny Espinosa has a bone chip missing in his wrist and a MINOR TEAR IN HIS ROTATOR CUFF. In a way i feel really bad for Espy but its also in a lot of ways his fault. Now when he recovers, which wont be for a while, he is going to the minors. Another thing that I am simply rabid about is The Nats bench players. Lombardozzi gets a little bit of a pass from this. Even though he is slugging .289. That sucks. His average hovers around .240 and he is basically a single machine. Players with Slugging Percentage under .200 are, Tyler Moore (.266 with a .196 OBP. So much for him being such a great power prospect.) and Chad Tracy (.200 and a .190 obp.) I honestly have no idea why these guys are still in the majors. we have guys in AAA like Micah Owings who have been in the majors and will be better bench players than Tyler Moore. The best thing for T-Mo is to go back to the minors and play everyday. Not sit on the bench. That is just hurting him and his swing.
As I said, I was at the game on Wednesday and there are a few things I want to rant about. It's time for the fans to actually get into the game. Ian Krol came in on Wednesday after a bad inning by Craig Stammen. He pitched a jem of an inning. A bloop single out of the glove of Lombo in left field and then struck out the side. My friend and I (We had moved down and were to rows behind the dugout since everyone had left by this time) were 2 of about 200 people giving this guy a standing ovation as he was walking off the field. This was terrible. He deserved a standing O, and practically no one gave it to him. Another thing is it really pisses me off when fans leave early. I totally get it if you have a little kid and need to get them to bed, I have no problem with that. Just dont leave unless you have a legitimate excuse. If you leave before the ninth inning and the nats are down by less than 4 runs you aren't a real baseball fan. I have never left a game early in my entire life (You'll probably call BS on that but its true). The wave. Die. On Wednesday, Nats are obviously down big and when we are IN THE FIELD, Some fans in a few sections over decide to start a wave. The Nats were down big. One of the worst timed waves ever. The Mets hit a double. "HEY GUYS WE ARE DOWN BY 9 RUNS LETS DO A WAVE." The point of the wave is to add to the fun of your team Winning. Not to add to the stupidity of the fanbase of the nats when we are down by 9 runs.
I went to the first nats game ever when I was 5 years old. I wore an old washington nationals Cooperstown Collection hat. I wore a Livan Hernandez t-shirt over a red old navy Cotton sweatshirt. I had popcorn thrown at me and I was booed as I was walking into Citizens bank park in Philly. I went to the first game in RFK in 2005. I went to the first game in nats park. I went to the NL EAST Clinching game last year and i went to the first postseason Baseball game in Washington dc for 60 years. I went to Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS and cried after the loss. I live the Washington nationals and I am pissed about the way this ball club is going this year.