ok, that makes sense. I do remember the 1st Nats game I went to was like April 15/16 or something like that in the first season in DC. The weather was awful, cold and rainy. Patterson was pitching against the Braves and we lost. Maybe he isn't as good as everyone has been touting? I mean, good enough, but not "ace" good.
I don't know about that, or maybe you were joking with me. I think he has "ace" potential. He just needs time to develop into the role.
I was at that game kimnat. That was the game that was delayed by rain for over 2 hours. He pitched really well against Smoltz that night. Unfortunately Guillen made a play that ruined his shutout but Soriano hit 3 bombs that night.