A few people on Twitter last night commented that the drinking establishments they were patronizing had the Redskins on more televisions than they had the Nats. That’s a shame, because Jordan Zimmermann pitched one heck of a game last night.
If you were at one such place, the post-game quotes tell the tale of what you missed.
“He competes, he doesn’t care, he’s not afraid. He comes after you. He does what he does, and he doesn’t change. It’s not like he’s a plodder — more like a racehorse, a thoroughbred,” pitching coach Steve McCatty said of Zimmermann
“I love it. He runs that fastball in there at the upper 90s. The impressive part is, he goes right at you. He ain’t trying to trick you. He ain’t trying to nibble. Here it is. Hit it,” said catcher Kurt Suzuki
“He’s in attack mode coming out after guys. He’s a bear out there,” Davey Johnson commented.
“Sure, he belongs in the [Cy Young] conversation. I’d match his stuff up with everybody else,” said McCatty.
I get that we’re all excited for football and this was a much anticipated first RGIII performance. But, a pitching performance like that versus 14 Robert Griffin III plays followed by a whole lot of Rex Grossman? Might want to even out those TVs for now.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* Dave Sheinin on RGIII: “For one drive at least, he looked like a star, perhaps even a savior.”
* Jason Reid breaks down some of last night’s game.
* The Nats beat the Astros again, this time with no drama.
* Usain Bolt: “I’m a legend.”
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Osi says not until you earn it...
1st NFL game in the books. Felt good. Jersey was about 3 sizes 2 big, guys sayin it looked like a halloween costume. May be the new look tho— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) August 10, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
RGIII on his first game as a Redskin:
“It was fun,” Griffin said. “ . . . The first one’s always the toughest. But to get it out of the way and have a successful outing and get a touchdown on that drive to cap off our day really set the tone for the year.”
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Royals at Orioles, 7 p.m. on MASN. Nats at Diamondbacks, 9:30 p.m. MASN2. All TV/Radio listings are here.
AWESOME THING OF THE DAY
This high school football coach is able to return his wife’s class ring, 38 years after losing it on the same field he coaches on.
OVER ACHIEVER OF THE DAY
This is Jesse the Jack Russell. Jesse makes your dogs look like slackers.