As recently as yesterday I wrote an article based on the things that have made winning much more difficult lately for the Washington Nationals. The injuries to key players throughout the season have had a huge effect and there is no untruth to what I said. This season will be a struggle for the Nationals if they plan to make the playoffs. Not everything is gloom and doom though. I thought it would only be fair to point out a pretty awesome thing that happened on Wednesday night for the Nationals.
Ross Ohlendorf is all I have to say. What’s that? I need to say more? Sure, okay Ohlendorf is a bit of a minor league journeyman who has had spots in the majors with a few different clubs. There are no microscopic ERAs in his MLB stints or anything like that. All he is for the Nationals is a good guy that will give his all and fill a spot on the beleaguered Nats starting rotation. As unknown to some as this guy might be, he sure gave his team a big lift on this night.
Ohlendorf spotted the power-hitting Colorado Rockies nothing at all giving up zero runs through his first five innings of work. Overall he threw six frames giving up one run on only two hits. To say this Nationals team could really have used a dominating starting pitching performance is quite an understatement. As an added bonus for Ohlendorf putting them in a great spot to win this game, the Atlanta Braves lost again so the Nats will get back to six games back with a win. You never know what might happen with a big winning streak and winning streaks start with performances like the one on Wednesday night by Ohlendorf.