Just a quick post today to talk briefly about the Grand Slam. When a batter hits a home run with the bases loaded, life is good. Not only does everyone get to run all around the bases, but the batter gets 4 RBIs, which usually lead to a victory by his team. Well, last night Michael Morse of the Nationals hit a grand slam, and it was nice to watch (though not as exciting, since the game was in Milwaukee and the crowd was completely silent). Morse has not had a lot of playing time, but has been covering first base since Adam LaRoche was placed on the disabled list. He has always been a decent player, and just last night I realized that he's quite good-looking too! So all was good for the Nationals, who were leading the Brewers 6-3 when I went to bed after the 6th inning. However, in true Nationals fashion, they blew their lead and lost 7-6. Liván Hernandez pitched OK, but the bullpen once again failed to save the day and they lost their fourth game in a row. Sigh! But the Phillies lost too (there's that!), the Orioles won, and Carlos Quentin hit 3 home runs in the White Sox's victory over Texas.
And since my blog post is short today, I thought I would add an interesting baseball-nerd fact: Today (May 25th) in 1981, Carl Yastrzemski played in his 3,000th major league game, scoring the winning run in Boston's 8-7 triumph over Cleveland. There - you can sleep better tonight! :-)