courtesy of ‘MissChatter’
The Nationals (7-6) set a franchise low at their home park last night — the lowest attendance number for a single game (11,623). Those who missed the show due to Caps play-off hockey or chilled temperatures missed Craig Stammen notch his first win yesterday vs the Colorado Rockies (6-7) with a 5-2 game. Stammen threw 100 pitches, 65 for stirkes.
It gets better. Before last night’s victory, the Nats had lost nine straight against the Rockies dating back to August 15, 2008. This is the Nats first win against the Rockies in seven games played at Nationals Park. Good thing they broke the streak since We Love DC will be visiting section 237 Wednesday night.
Stammen wasn’t the only guy doing the dirty work to get the job done. Willie Harris knocked in four of the five runs scored last night, including a three run homer. Pudge has got soaring numbers that continue to grow. Forget his veteran status, the guy’s playing like a true pro. Last night he knocked a couple singles and safely hit in nine of ten games this season. Plus — he’s leading the club in batting average (.450), hits (18), doubles (7) and multi-hit games (6).
Matt Capps also got his sixth consecutive save, giving Washington fans another Caps to go crazy about.