Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2008 Chachi #7 Jayson Werth

Nationals 2, Phillies 1
Game 56 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 1st in Washington

One Sentence Summary:  On a sweltering afternoon in D.C., Laynce Nix provided the offense and defense for the Nationals as the Phillies dropped the game and the series.

What It Means:  John Lannan, who entered this game with an 0-10 record and a 6.44 ERA in 13 career starts against the Phillies, finally won a ballgame against the Phillies.  The Phils fell to 34-22 and they'll have a day of rest tomorrow before opening a series in Pittsburgh on Friday.

What Went Wrong:  Nix hit a solo home run in the third to give the Nationals a 2-1 lead.  In the top of the sixth, with the bases loaded with Phillies and two outs, Nix made a diving catch of Domonic Brown's line drive to left, ending the rally and thwarting the team's best chance to take the lead.

Roy Oswalt (3-3) lasted five innings, allowing both Nationals runs on six hits.

Featured Card:  Jayson Werth started the scoring against the Phillies with a RBI-single in the first.  We're only a few months into the 2011 season and it already seems normal to see Werth in a Nationals uniform.  Back at the beginning of Werth's tenure with the Phillies, it was actually kind of difficult to find a good picture of him for my Chachi sets.  When searching for Les Walrond's 2008 Chachi card for last night's post, I came across Werth's card from the year the Phillies went all the way to the promised land.  It's not a very good shot of the slugger, but I remember being pleased I was able to find something, anything, to use for his card.  And now he's a Washington National.  A very, very rich Washington National.

1 comment:

Jenna said...

And he is still a bum.