One year ago, Chad Tracy tried to keep his career alive in Japan, halfway out of baseball and halfway around the world. Saturday afternoon, after another crucial hit keyed another delirious rally that led to another
Two games in, the Nationals' season has already reached this level of absurdity? They already believe they can win without offense from innings from one through seven? When their biggest offseason acquisition can't survive four innings?
Why not? The Nationals' madcap opening weekend continued Saturday afternoon with a 7-4 victory over the
Tracy was not the only hero, not even close. First baseman
The game-winning rally almost never happened. The Nationals had two outs with the bases empty in the eighth, trailing 4-2, when Espinosa fouled off four consecutive two-strike pitches from Cubs reliever
Ryan Zimmerman and LaRoche knocked out Wood out of the game with two singles. In came closer
In his first start with the Nationals, Gonzalez could not get out of the fourth inning. He flashed the pitching arsenal that convinced the Nationals to ship four prospects to the