I just got home from the game and I logged on expecting to see more furor over the way we ran ourselves out of a big 1st inning. I have been hard on Vidro for his play and I actually blamed him for the loss last Sunday when he haphazardly, sloppily, and carelessly allowed an inning-ending two hopper to go 5 hole in the 1st inning. You will recall that this play resulted in 2 unearned runs and a deflated team (we lost by 2 runs).
Tonight, he definitely is the GOAT. We had something big brewing in the 1st after his RBI double and he shockingly tried to go to 3rd. It wasn't even close. What is the rule of thumb in baserunning: "never make the first or third out of an inning at 3rd base." Of course, Wilkie singled after that so instead having a 2-0 lead with nobody out and runner on 1st, we end up getting one run in the ending. A feeling of dread washed over me at that very moment. We are not good enough wins games like this.
It is always 1 step forward, 2 steps back with him. Even last Saturday when he hit a home run, his next TWO at bats he failed to get the runner home from 3rd with one out in a tight ball game.
Folks, he is the face of the new Nationals. Do you really think it is a coincidence that we are 4-10 since his return??? (For the season we are under .500 with him in the line up.) He is supposed to be a consumate professional and yet he is the biggest culprit of committing careless, non-fundamental gaffes. This team is playing careless and sloppy and I point my finger at the captain.
I suggest a fine only because we cannot bench him. He is all we have at 2nd with Spivey down and Carroll playing for Guzman. Somebody needs to douse him with cold water or something. I couldn't be more pissed that we lost 2 of 3 to Colo-freaking-rodo.