Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge

Until Wade Moore appeared to pull up lame to end the 8th, the best that could be said was that nobody got hurt.

With runs in seven of the nine innings, Lynchburg dismantled Potomac by a 13-2 count this afternoon. The Atlanta farmhands plowed the P-Nats pitchers for 21 20 hits, 10 of which were for extra-bases.

If the Mets hate Willie Harris, than Evan Gattis can’t be much more loved by Potomac — not after a 5-for-6 game, with a double, a three-homer, and six RBIs. In six games against the P-Nats this year, the 25-year-old catcher is 11-for-22 with two HR and nine RBI.

Truth be told (no, tell us lies) — the team was horrific on defense. That “2” in the “E” column? Could have been three, as one fielder ran past a ground ball without touching it. In fact, after the game ended, just one error had been charged but was later changed from “1” to “2”

Not that it matters in the big scheme of things. Even with stellar fielding, this would have been a blowout. One cannot readily dismiss seven doubles, a triple, and two home runs and play the game of woulda-coulda-shoulda.

The loss drops Potomac to 3-6 for the season and ends the brief homestand 1-2. It’s a quick trip to Frederick for three games before returning on Thursday for a four-game set against Salem.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge”

  1. Well at least Syracuse finally won. Great pitching by Mitch Atkins … looking like a far better call-up than John Lannan.

    Tyler Moore with 5 home runs. Harper now has 4 XBH. Teahen went 4 for 5.

  2. Don’t know if anyone got to listen to Byron Kerr on NatsInsider and his phone interview with Tony Beasley, the Chief’s manager? I didn’t get to hear the Doug Harris segment … but
    here is what I gleaned from listening:

    Tyler Moore will start playing 1 out of 3 games in left field starting tomorrow. Bryce Harper will be playing 2 out of 3 games in center field. He is better in right, still adjusting to center but improving especially when it comes to feeding the cut-off man. He is starting to adjust to advanced left-handed pitching he has begun to see regularly both in AA and now in AAA. He is not overmatched and is improving.

    Tyler Moore and Corey Brown have had very good starts to the year. Both are showing more mature plate discipline which is allowing them to see better pitches. Teahen has been extremely good so far.

    Beasley went out of his way to praise Jason Michaels and the veteran presence he brings to the clubhouse.

    On the pitching staff Mitch Atkins and Tanner Roark have had good starts. He liked the job that Zach Duke has done. And was effusive in his praise of Yunesky Maya. He also said that John Lannan now had his head in the right place and has accepted that he is Syracuse and what he must do to get out of there.

  3. It seems like he praising everyone. Makes one doubt the credibility of his comments. Duke, Maya, and Roark were all bombed in one of their starts. And they’ve only had two.

    1. Par for the course, really. Have to wonder how much coffee got sprayed on folks’ laptops, phones, and monitors when Johnson said the current Nats IF is the very best he’s ever been around. Similar guffaw to his claiming that Brooks Robinson wouldn’t make a play that Ryan Zimmerman did.

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