The Zimmerman Play: Forget About It!

Forget About It.

Dallas Keuchel

It was just one of those nights – just one of those frustrating plights – when bounces of the ball off excellent pitching by Dallas Keuchel created a hard to make quick “hustle and throw” situation – that led straight into a rare Keuchel throwing error and a 2-run early inning Nationals lead – one from which the Astros would finally tie things in the 9th, but fail to overcome in extra frames – as the ball and good fortune both continued to bounce in Washington’s direction. Houston’s young Mr. Davis bopped his first MLB homer to start the bottom of the 11th, but that was it. And it was not enough.

Washington won the game, 5-4, and the series, 2-1.

But we can play with these guys and beat them in the World Series, if necessary. All we have to do is get there. And have some of the balls and breaks bounce our way next time. I keep thinking of that third out bouncing high-hop ball from McCann that the Nats’ first baseman Zimmerman still managed to reach up and snare with his glove as he seemed to be going down in anticipation of a lower-to-the-ground catch on his way to a tag of the bag. A more complete Zimmerman stumble – or an inch or two higher bounce – and the ball shoots goodbye over the first sacker’s head and rolls down the right field line. And boom. The Astros would have pulled off a 4-3 score for another walk-off comeback win in the bottom of the 9th.

Maybe next time. In the meanwhile, as we said up front: forget about it.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST STANDINGS

THRU GAMES OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017 

RANK AL WEST W L PCT. GB
1 ASTROS 77 50 .606  
2 ANGELS 65 63 .508 12.5
3 MARINERS 65 63 .508 12.5
4 RANGERS 64 63 .504 13.0
5 ATHLETICS 55 72 .433 22.0

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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST GAME SCORES

THRU GAMES OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

 WASHINGTON 5 – ASTROS 4 (11 innings)

 RANGERS 3 – ANGELS 0 (10 innings)

 MARINERS (day off “on the town”)

 ATHLETICS (day off in memory of Connie Mack)

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AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS

THRU GAMES OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

RANK PLAYER TEAM AB H 2B 3B HR BA
1 JOSE ALTUVE HOU 484 173 35 4 19 .357
NR * CARLOS CORREA HOU 325 104 18 1 20 .320
2 ERIC HOSMER KC 481 153 23 1 21 .318
3 AVISAIL GARCIA CWS 390 124 21 3 13 .318
4 DIDI GREGORIUS NYY 405 125 21 0 19 .309
5 JEAN SEGURA SEA 408 125 24 1 7 .306
6 MARWIN GONZALEZ HOU 357 108 23 0 21 .303
7 JONATHAN SCHOOP BAL 479 144 30 0 27 .301
8 JOSH REDDICK HOU 394 118 26 3 12 .299
9 JOSE RAMERIZ CLE 475 142 40 5 18 .299
10 MELKY CABRERA CWS/KC 489 145 21 2 16 .297
Other Top 40 Astros
11 GEORGE SPRINGER HOU 425 126 24 0 28 .296
17 YULI GURRIEL HOU 439 128 34 1 15 .292
28 ALEX BREGMAN HOU 426 120 31 5 16 .282

NR * LOST TIME ON THE DL HAS TEMPORARILY REMOVED CORREA FROM AN OFFICIAL QUALIFYING PLACE IN THE RANKING OF TOP 40 HITTERS.

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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One Response to “The Zimmerman Play: Forget About It!”

  1. don matlosz Says:

    McQuellers and Correa rehabbing in Fresno tonight. Life is great. My buddy is in Scotland and he gave me his tickets for the 3 remaining Grizzlies games. Behind home plate 4th row.

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