I would rather have had anybody covering this series than this snake. ANYBODY!
Heck, some of the Washington Nationals’ players are saying it, with very little prompting.
“If we had ‘Stras, we’d be up 2-0,” one player told me Tuesday.
Who the hell would say this to him?
The Braves found another way for their own Tommy John success story, righty Kris Medlen, allotting him roughly the same number of innings as Strasburg but limiting his workload by using him as a reliever until July 31.
Whose team is still playing, asswipe?
Gonzalez was jittery in Game 1, walking seven. Jordan Zimmermann was dismal in Game 2, lasting three innings. Next comes Edwin Jackson and Ross Detwiler, who — in a pair of late-September starts against the Cardinals in St. Louis — combined to allow 16 runs (11 earned) in 3-2/3 innings.
Such numbers mean only so much — “at this point, what you’ve done in the regular season, it’s nonexistent,” Jackson said Tuesday. Then again, the Cardinals’ next two starters are Chris Carpenter and Kyle Lohse. The matchups — on paper — would appear to favor St. Louis, at least until Gonzalez faces Adam Wainwright in Game 5, if necessary.
Chris Carpenter is still injured and the last time Jackson faced the Cardinals, IN WASHINGTON, he dominated them and the the two times the Nationals have faced Lohse this season, the Nationals are 2-0. Same with Wainwright, the last two times the Nationals have faced him, the Nationals are 2-0. So much for favor.