Byrd Comes Up Big

So the Nats dealt emotionally sensitive Endy Chavez to the Phillies in exchange for outfielder Marlon Byrd, who arrived in time to start in last night’s game over the Brewers. He ended up going 3-3 with three RBI to make the difference in last night’s 5-2 victory over the Brew Crew.

The Nats are 3-1 on this homestand, and with three games to go, it looks like they’ll meet Capitol Punishment‘s 5-2 goal for the homestand. The Nats will send Vargas, Loaiza and Livan to the mound, hoping to pick up 2 of 3. 2 games back of the first place Braves, and just a half game back of the Marlins. The Nats are 4 games over .500, on pace to win 89 games for the season, some 22 more than they won last season in Montreal. Not so shabby for a team with no ownership, limited funds, and a brand new fanbase.

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