We finally got the answer to the most pressing question of the 2017 season: Would Nats fans boo former closer Drew Storen, or would they cheer him with a nice round of “Droooos” like they used to when he wasn’t struggling for the Washington Nationals?
The answer?: Both. Pretty much as expected. We’ll go over the audio from the game, single out the voices, and try to get you some numbers on the “boos” vs “Droos” so it can be officially put to rest...
While we do that, enjoy some Saturday morning links, which go good with Morningstar Farms veggie bacon...
With two-out rally, Nationals find a way to walk off Reds
"After battling Iglesias to a full count, the young star pounced on a fastball down the middle, drove it over right fielder Scott Schebler’s head..."
Drew Storen leaves his baggage at door in D.C. return. Nats fans, not so much
"Now in Cincinnati, ex-Nationals closer was at center of two postseason disappointments. His job requires him to forget about them — but those at Nats Park might feel otherwise."
Please Don’t Boo Drew Storen
"Please be nice to Drew. I know he blew those games, but please be nice. This weekend, he will probably appear in a game at Nats Park. Please don’t boo him."
Sammy Solis ‘getting very close’ to return; Jayson Werth out of boot
“'I wanted to know if he pulled his hair back would he have any gills,' Baker said. 'He’s swimming a lot...'"
With consistent at-bats, Goodwin displaying power stroke
"Goodwin said being able to hit in a lineup with guys like Turner and Harper around him provides him with pitches to hit."
MLB trade rumors: Nationals may be interested in Justin Wilson
"[I]t’s easy to see why the Nationals would be interested. Wilson’s average fastball has clocked in at 96.7 miles per hour this season and his swinging strike rate has jumped to an excellent 13.8 percent. He is also under club control for the 2018 season."
MLB - Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes for June 24
"I don't feel great about streaming Ross given his inconsistency. He's allowed five or more runs in three of his last five outings..."
We Have to Talk About Bryce Harper’s Hair
"Legend has it that Willie Mays never wore a hat that fit him properly so that when he was running down fly balls, his cap would fly off and it’d look cooler. Harper appears to be a devotee of that school of thought..."
Jamori Blash Heads to Rookie Training with Nationals
"Drafted June 14 in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals, the 21 year-old Blash is off to show his new team what he’s made of."
Syracuse Chiefs pitcher Erick Fedde plays transition game en route to Washington's bullpen
"'I'm all bought in on that. I'd do anything to get to the big leagues,'Fedde said of his reaction."
JAYSON WERTH IS QUIETLY A GOOD EGG:
Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth visits Alexandria shooting victim Matt Mika in hospital
"Matt Mika, one of the victims of the Alexandria shooting, was paid a visit by Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth on Thursday."