Thursday, June 4, 2009

Singin' in the rain

Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain

Matt Cain (5 5 1 1 2 7) racked up career win number 37 in a rain-shortened nightcap. Randy Johnson won his 300th in a rain-delayed afternoon game. We had a rare double-header in the District today to make up for yesterday's postponed-due-to-rain game.

And we pulled off a sweep! How's that for singin' in the rain?

The Nats are below .300, but they have some hitters and they can make pitchers work. M.C. had to grind through 22 batters and 82 pitches to nail down 5 IP. The Great Old One was more efficient, only two hits in his 6 IP. Johnson's 300th was worth a Game Score of 66, Cain's 37th (a complete game!) only 58.

Congratulations to Randy Johnson for the big milestone. A damn impressive feat. He had his greatest seasons in Arizona, and those gobshites kept us out of the playoffs more than once, so I get queasy sometimes when I see him in a Giants uniform. But he's still got something left, and he's doing it for our side now, so I say "keep it up, old man." The Hurri-Cain Express keeps a-rollin' on, just rackin' up the W's and slappin' down some E-R-A. Boo-yah!


Bob said...

A nice detail: in game one seven players got one hit each, in game two everyone got a hit (Aurelia got 2). What a democratic offense!

Zo said...

The game, by the way, was a real double header, anyone with a ticket for Wednesday's game got to stay for the second, a rarity in MLB these days. That didn't seem to draw crowds though. Too bad. Especially if you were a Giants fan.

M.C. O'Connor said...

The fans cheered for Wilson to save it for Johnson. Not much eles to cheer about if you are a Nats fan.

Ron said...

Y'all be illin' - I just wanted to say it again - it's kind of fun!