Pitching performances like last night’s will hopefully happen more and more. Not that I am convinced that Craig Stammen is going to be the future ace of this club. Just that once again I have thought of him plus Zimmermann, Detwiler, Strasburg and Lannan swimming through my head. I am really looking forward to watching these young pitchers develop, and seeing if this team can get a real solid starting pitching staff for the next few years. One without a true weak spot. One where any guy could come out and give up 1 ER in 7 innings. One where the pitcher might only need the Nats to score a run or two to get the win. One where the bullpen only needs to shut the door for 2 innings.
Another thing I’ve said 100 times bears some repeating – if they could get some help on the defensive side of the ball, whether it’s through the farm system or through free agency, that would be nice to see.