Have I mentioned this could be a long year?
Emiliano Fruto gave up back-to-back homers in the fifth to Yunel Escobar and Ryan Langerhans. We're 2 hours, 20 minutes into this one, and we're just going to the seventh inning now. The franchise is high on Fruto, but at 22, he's had some shaky outings and is currently a favorite to be sent to Columbus to start the year.
(Ooh, keep in mind: First cuts on Thursday.)
Schneider: He's obviously ecstatic over this whole having-a-kid thing. But he's also been working with Mitchell Page, the hitting coach, on some changes to his stance that are helping him. More on that in the paper tomorrow.
Colby Lewis: "It was one of those days that could have gone either way." (Check the stat line on that one. It certainly didn't go the way he wanted it to.)
Zimmerman: Asked him about the two walks he drew (not to mention the near-homer). He reminded me that he said he was going to try to take more pitches this year. Man of his word, that Zimm.
Jermaine Van Buren on the hill currently for the Nationals. "YMCA" done playing on the speakers. And my goodness some dude named Corky Miller (used to be on "Life Goes On?") just jacked a two-run homer to left. (Journeyman. .190 career average, I'm told.)
We're in the top of the seventh. Braves 9, Nationals 6
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