Tom Brennan - WHAT ABOUT THOSE NATS?
What about those Nats? Not a lot of research here, just some random thoughts. So how do our nemeses in DC look, after picking up Matt den Dekker?
Carlos Rendon has a sprained MCL and been out for 3 weeks, and has gone to see Dr. Andrews. Could be big trouble in DC.
Not so good. 5.5 games behind the Mets this spring, and for good reason. Several, actually.
Besides Rendon, Span and Werth will also not be ready for opening day. Werth is supposedly fairly close. But will he be in mid-season form when he returns?
Scherzer, Zimmerman, and Gonzalez doing very well. Combined 1.83 ERA in 59 innings.
But Fister has a 7.02 ERA, with 26 hits in 16 2/3. Strasburg is 5.59 in 9 2/3 innings. Tanner Roark 9.53 in 11.1 innings. That’s a lot of ugly.
Mets, on the other hand, are hitting like thunder, pitching like the other Sandy used to, and winning almost daily.
Nats, IMO, are ready to be exceeded by a superior Mets team.