Random Thoughts for Friday Mid-Day

Posted by Dave Nichols | Friday, September 03, 2010 | , , , , , , | 2 comments »


  • Congratulations to 1B Tyler Moore and OF Randolph Oduber for winning MVP honors in their respective leagues.  Moore won the Carolina League MVP, finishing first in that league in homers, RBIs, doubles and extra-base hits.  Moore's 75 XBHs were second in all of minor league baseball.  Oduber won th Gulf Coast League MVP.  He led that league in average (.366), slugging (.569) and OPS (1.002).  Oduber was a 32nd round pick in this year's draft.

  • Stephen Strasburg undergoes his ligament replacement surgery today, under the direction of Dr. Lewis Yocum in CA.  Nats team doctors will assist.  Best wishes to Strasburg and his family today.

  • We should hear about any suspensions for Wednesday night's brawl before game time today.  My guess?  Morgan gets 10 games, Volstad gets 10 games, Edwin Rodriguez and Jim Riggleman both get two games, Slaten and Veras both get two games, and Listach gets 3 games.  MLB comes down hard on coaches who get involved in brawls other than playing peacekeeper.

  • Ross Detwiler went five innings for Syracuse last night.  He gave up three runs -- just one earned -- on five hits.  The lefty walked one and struck out two.  He threw 56 pitches, 39 for strikes.  Garrett Mock goes for the Chiefs tonight.

  • Finally, Nats News Network will be making the road trip to Pittsburgh this weekend for the games Saturday and Sunday.  We'll be saying hi to anyone wearing the Curly W!


  1. Matt // September 3, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

    What about Sanchez? I think he earned himself a couple of days at least with that hit. My guess is 3.

  2. Dave Nichols // September 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

    i don't think Sanchez will be disciplined. the hit -- as flagrant as it was -- i think was born more of the circumstance than intent. i don't think he meant ot go in and clothesline Morgan, but with the contact Morgan made with Volstad it just happened that way.