Nationals 6, Nationals 2 (10)
There is, perhaps, nothing better than Bonus Intrasquad Baseball (BIB), but because Artie Munoz (who looks as much like a clubby as he does a left-handed pitcher) needed to get an inning in, that's exactly what we got here at HSCS. Not much action during the final inning of BIB, but there were some things you could draw from this game.
Hitting coach Mithcell Page, walking through the hallway outside the clubhouse afteward, said, "Nook Logan -- 40-40." So that whole Soriano-leaving problem seems to be solved.
Acta was pleased that Logan, in that situation was thinking about getting the runner home with a fly ball. With the wind blowing out, the liner carried. But even as everyone up north is looking for things to latch onto from down here, let's maintain some perspective. "It's one swing," Logan said. Indeed.
Acta: Also pleased with Hinckley's outing. So was Hinckley. (Mental note to yourselves: Read paper tomorrow.)
Simontacchi: Efficient. "That's who he is," Acta said. Must've needed maybe 20 pitches for his two innings of perfect work. (My boss points out, though, that Simontacchi is a bad name for headline writers. Too long. (One of the many weird, weird things newspaper people think of.))
Right now, Felipe Lopez is going around running the bases, taking leads, going back, etc. It's not extra work here at HSCS. MASN has been filming commercials here the last two days, and they've got a production crew with swinging cameras. Looks kind of like a Hollywood set. They've spent time with a ton of players, and they started with Chad Cordero yesterday. Took like 90 minutes with him. But apparently, the shots are going to be cool. (Kearns now walking from clubhouse in full uniform, looking less-than excited to start working on commercial.)
I believe that's it for the Journal today. BIB took it outta me, and I've got to write. For that newspaper thing. Would your bosses really mind if you had that at your desk?
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