When the Nationals retooled this offseason, they jettisoned several key players from their 2010 team around the league. Just for fun, here’s a look at how some 2010 Nationals have done for their new teams:
Nyjer Morgan, Brewers: Morgan played right field as a defensive replacement on opening day, and he is 1 for 2 with a single and a strikeout.
Wil Nieves, Brewers: Nieves caught opening day because of an injury, and he went 2 for 4 with a double. The next game, he went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, making him 2 for 6 overall.
Adam Dunn, White Sox: On opening day, Dunn hit a double and a home run while driving in four runs. Overall, he is 4 for 10 with three walks and five RBIs.
Josh Willlingham, A’s: In his first at-bat with Oakland, Willingham hit a two-run home run off reigning Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez. He is 3 for 11 with a home run, a double and three RBI.
Willie Harris, Mets: Harris is 4 for 10 with a walk, a steal and four RBIs. Yesterday, he hit a two-run home run.
Adam Kennedy, Mariners: Kennedy struck out yesterday in his only at-bat of the year so far.
Alberto Gonzalez, Padres: In the Padres first game, he went 0 for 1 as a pinch-hitter. He has yet to get another at-bat.
Joel Peralta, Rays: On Saturday, Peralta retired all three batters he faced, striking out one, in his only inning of the season.
Miguel Batista, Cardinals: He pitched 2/3 of an inning on opening day, walking one batter and allowing no hits or runs.
Aaron Crow, Royals: Crow is more of a coulda-been-a Nat than a former Nat. Crow, whom the Nationals picked ninth overall in 2008 and then failed to sign, made his major league debut as a reliever. In three total innings, he’s struck out five while allowing two hits and a walk. He earned the Royals’ win opening day.
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