Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, April 04, 2007 | 0 comments »

How bout that? Down 6-4 in the bottom of the 9th, they scratch out 3 runs against the Marlins soon to be former closer Jorge Julio and win their first of the year, 7-6. Ryan Church had a 3-run shot, and Casto, Schneider, Fick and Da Meat Hook all had ribbies, Young's providing the clincher. Matt Chico, making his first start, gave up three dingers and 8 hits in just four innings, but didn't walk anyone and struck out three. The bullpen kept the Marlins at bay, giving up only two hits and a walk over five innings. Ray King again looked less than his best today, maybe he's just getting used to the mound?

Another bad hop in the game, this time spoiling a grounder to Florida SS Hanley Ramirez in the 9th inning. This infield is bouncier than--nope, not gonna do it. Suffice to say that with all the bad hops in this infield, no one will be winning a gold glove until the Nats move.