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Thursday, July 9, 2009


I have a longer post that I may table until tomorrow. I just had to make a quick comment after watching that quick victory.

Did you SEE the look on Bard's face as he hit the ball? Did you see him hobble out of the box? Yeah, sure, he's OK to play. Not risking anything at all putting him out there to hobble like that.


Anonymous said...

What have I missed? Why is Bard playing injured? Is something wrong with Nieves?

MikeHarris said...

Good question - Bard has had a very hot bat lately but I can't imagine why they want to push him when he's in obvious pain.
Sitting him a while is going to cost the Nats a playoff spot??

An Briosca Mor said...

They're not pushing Bard, he's pushing himself. He wants to play. Why? Because he knows that if he doesn't keep playing now, this will probably be it for him in the majors. Now is not the time for him to say "Not tonight, honey. I have a headache."

And even playing hurt, he's doing a better job out there than Nieves. Roughly equal in the field, and better at the plate. The only place his presence is really hurting the team is on the basepaths. But if we're even noticing that, it means he's getting on base - which is more than can be said for a lot of guys. Like Kearns for instance.

MikeHarris said...

He's good for this season - I know he wants to get to the All-Star break and then get a few days. Why not sit him now and give him a week? Again, his status won't change this season.
I felt pains in my legs watching the pain in his face last night.

He did throw someone out, first time I can recall seeing that.

Dave said...

When did Nieves last play? I can't remember it--maybe last weekend?

I too don't get playing Bard into the ground. It's not like there's any pressure to win.

Manny Acta says he "feels good" at 25-60.