Nats Roundup: No Joy In Natville
At 4-10, the Nationals currently possess the worst record in the National League, and are tied with the Tigers for the worst record in baseball. The season is still young, but some disconcerting trends have already developed. Ryan Zimmerman is currently batting .211, and Austin Kearns is batting .217. Not exactly the numbers you want from your three and five hitters. Tim Redding, pitcher, is hitting a surprising .200. Unfortunately, that ties him with Paul Lo Duca, Felipe Lopez, and Ronnie Belliard. It is too early to put much faith in these numbers, but the Nationals are last in the National League in team batting average, and 13th in runs scored. The changes last off season were suppose to bring offense, and that has not happened yet. Where is Everybody?
The biggest concern for this team has to be the attendance so far this season. The Nats have averaged 28,214 tickets sold after 7 home games. That puts them 20th out of 30 teams in the league. more