Nats Game 10: The Good And Not-So-Good News

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The Nationals open a 3-series, 10-game homestand tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers. As the first pitch of game 10 on the season approaches, here’s some good and not-so-good news.

GOOD NEWS: Besides Dave’s mention of the Nats television game day ratings going up this year, there’s more than Nielsen ratings to get excited about. The Nats current 4-5 record is second best start since the 2005 inaugural season when our home team went 5-4. For context, the other 9-game start records are as follows: 2006 (2-7), 2007 (1-8), 2008 (3-6), 2009 (1-8).

NOT-SO-GOOD-NEWS: While it’s not a reason to sound the alarm just yet, the Nats have one hell of a schedule set for their first 40 games of the season. A total 31 of those 40 games are against ballclubs coming off of winning season in 2009. That … and Zimmerman is on the DL for the time being due to a pulled hamstring. Adam Kennedy will get the start in his place.

John Lannan (1-1, 8.31) faces Yovani Gallardo (0-2, 6.75) and the Brewers at 7:05 at Nationals Park.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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