Zimmer-Dunn Show

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | , , , , , | 1 comments »

Posted by Cheryl Nichols, Contributor and Photographer to Nats News Network

Okay, we all know the record (4-14) and we have read the thousands of blog entries and media articles about how bad the team is playing, blah, blah, blah.

Kristen pointed out something our mothers taught us as children, “If you don’t have anything nice to say…” (you know the rest).

So how about some good news about the Nationals?! Our Offense and Smokin' Bats! The "Zimmer-Dunn" Show knows how to "Get 'er Dunn!"

Ryan Zimmerman is on fire with a
16-game hitting streak! He has tallied up hits in the seventeen out of the eighteen games played this season and .295 batting average. Zim appears to have found the stride that we all had hoped he'd find.

Mark Teixeira who? Adam Dunn leads Teixeira in all hitting categories so far this season.

Thank goodness we were able to get
Adam Dunn. He is one of those few players that have actually lived up to how he was advertised. Dunn is a slugger that either hits big, walks or stikes out. I think his discipline at the plate has helped other players too. Reports indicate that he is a leader in the clubhouse and is determined to turn the team around.

Nick Johnson is much healthier than we expected! NJ is off to a great start this season with a .359 batting average and currently has an eleven game hitting streak. Based on history, the team could not put all of their eggs in one basket so decided to go out and sign a few other players in case Nick was not healthy. Now that Nick is playing well and staying healthy (knock on wood), do we trade him or keep him and trade off other parts to get depth in bullpen?

More good news: Sounds like Cristian Guzman will be activated from the DL today. Guz has a .515 BA and OBP in 7 games this season and his defense has been greatly missed. Getting Guz back in the lineup is key.

Additional good news: Willie Harris was activated from the DL last night which gives the team some versatility on the bench and some speed.

H: Zim/Dunn tied with 23
HR: Dunn 5; Zim 4
RBIs: Dunn 14; Zim 13
R: Zim 13; NJ 12; Dunn 10
TB: Zim 41; Dunn 37
SB: Maxwell 3
AVG: Guz .515 (only 7 games); NJ .359
OBP: Guz .515 (only 7 games); Dunn .475

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  1. natsfan1a // April 29, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

    Hehe, I was hoping that Dunn slogan would catch on. I think it has legs.

    I think that my fave part of last night's game was seeing Utley leap out of Dunn's way as he came sliding into second. Dunn's homer was okay, too. :-D