Last night’s game at Shea was one of the strangest thing I’ve heard on the radio in quite some time. It’s not that Pedro Martinez hit batters, that’s to be expected from a power pitcher late in his career and fighting off an injury. Pitchers like that want to make you afraid, make you back down and guess, then overthink and strike out.
Hitting the same guy, twice, though, is going to cause some problems, and so when Jose Guillen got pegged in the elbow for the second time in the game, he walked out to the mound, still carrying his bat. There was hope, albeit brief hope, that he might pull a Juan Marichal and use the bat on his opponent.
The best revenge, though, was Nick Johnson going yard for a three run homer just a moment thereafter. It wasn’t enough, though, as the Nats lost 10-5.
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