June 3, 2010 by Stephen
The baseball season has officially passed the 1/3 mark. The Nationals finished this first third stretch of the season in amazing shape compared to last year. The Nats have been around .500 for most of the year. They finished the first 54 games with a record of 26-28. In comparison, they started out last year with a 15-39 record and had 66 losses before winning their 27th game. The Nats are on pace to finish 78-84, a whopping 19 game improvement over last year! And they just might do it – Stephen Strasburg makes his debut June 8 against the Pirates, Scott Olsen will be coming back from the DL soon, and other pitchers (Marquis and Wang) might make a difference before the season is over. This is shaping up to be an interesting summer. My next scheduled visit to the ballpark will be our annual church group outing on June 18th vs. the White Sox. Who knows – maybe Strasburg will be pitching that night!