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Poor Nats [WMQ]
June 8th, 2009 by Dan

Jayson Stark had this to say about Randy Johnson’s recent 300th win:

“It’s always a good idea to shoot for a milestone against those hospitable Washington Nationals. On Sunday, they were the victim of Jamie Moyer’s 250th career win. Four days later, they were on the wrong end of Randy Johnson’s 300th. So how rare is that? Glad you asked. If we use 200 wins as the official milestone cutoff, the last team to be victimized for two milestones (200, 250 or 300) in the same season was Rob Deer’s 1990 Brewers (Nolan Ryan’s 300th, Frank Tanana’s 200th). But if we raise the cutoff to 250, the Elias Sports Bureau reports, the Nationals become the first team to do anything like this twice in one year since Pop Corkhill’s 1891 Pirates helped Old Hoss Radbourn win his 300th and John Clarkson win his 250th. Hard to believe, folks.”

and…

“Ryan Howard has hit two grand slams this season off the same pitcher: Washington’s Shairon Martis. Loyal reader Chris Rosenberg wondered how unusual that is? Eh, pretty darned unusual. The only other times that’s happened in the division-play era: Steve Garvey off Clay Carroll in 1977, Fernando Tatis off Chan Ho Park (in the same INNING) in 1999 and Jermaine Dye off Ryan Rupe in 2000.”


3 Responses  
  • Eric Mesa writes:
    June 8th, 200911:05at

    So……what you’re trying to say is…..they suck

  • Dan writes:
    June 8th, 200911:59at

    Not only am I trying to say they suck, I’m trying to say they suck in as broad a historical context as possible. They’re REALLY bad.

  • Eric Mesa writes:
    June 9th, 200910:11at

    Hehe… not only do you suck, but no team has sucked as bad as you in the last hundred years…. that is quite the epic insult


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