Scouting Report- San Diego Padres
Coming into the series against the Angels, I felt satisfied that the Nats would do well against them. The Angels didn’t have the best record. On Tuesday, when Albert Pujols hit a duo of homers, one being his 500th big fly, my feelinsg changed. I felt that the Angels, who look great on paper but stink in real life, would win this series.
Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche did help the Nats take game 3 on a 9th inning rally. The last game of every series this homestand have all ended on walk-offs. In fact, 3 of the 4 home series this season have been decided by one run, the Nats beating the Braves 2-1, beating STL 3-2, and of course, the 5-4 win over Los Angeles last night.
Now that the tough series loss to the Angels is over with, we have found ourselves playing a team the Nats should be able to beat, the San Diego Padres. I have already made a reservation to go to San Diego this summer, and we are planning to go to a game at Petco Park against the Cardinals. But that is still very far away. So let’s talk about this series in DC.
The Bottom Line for Nats Fans: Nothing seems to be going well for the Padres. San Diego has been very bad this season. This is a chance for the Nats to sweep a four game series. The Nats are currently 2.5 games behind the Braves in the NL East. This is a chance to pull ahead, especially since the Braves are not playing tonight. The Nats then play 2 games against the Houston Astros, another bad team. Then they play Philadelphia. So, this could be the start of a nice winning streak!