I know I’ve said it about 100 times already, but for the sake of this post I am going to say it again: Tom Gorzelanny sounds like a walking monster movie. Specifically a Kaiju from a Toho production. His nickname, Gorzo doesn’t help change that perception nor does his “homely look.”
Plenty has been said about Gorzo’s looks. Those tight, compact facial features trying to hug up against his nose, his off-set lazy eyes, his clinched jaw that looks like it is about to suck all of his face into his head when he pitches– it is easy to take cracks at. So far we’ve seen baseball fans compare him to Sloth from The Goonies and that kid from 80’s TV dramas that absolutely freaked everyone out no matter how good an actor he was (courtesy of the Welcome To Nats Town blog).
Honestly, I don’t know why I even bring this up. Maybe it is because I never gave Gorzo his due on Friday or maybe I just want to point out I think he has given up a home run in every start he has had with the team. I think that even includes Spring Training. In reality, I think I just wanted to put his face on a Godzilla monster and post it on a Nationals blog. When you dedicate yourself to the blogging craft you tend to do mad scientist sort of things. That is how this all got started–
Your Nationals Dispatch.
SUUUUUUWEEEEP! – The Washington Nationals completed a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend which also included taking the two games in a Sunday doubleheader. This puts the Nationals at 8-7 and a in third place in the NL East.
Shocking. How is this possible? The mere idea could shake the stabilizing foundation of the Universe! Babies will be born with tails and civilization will implode on itself! It will be utter chaos and– heeeyyyyyyyy, how do you like’dem Nats?! Sweep, baby, a sweep!
A Moment Of Blog Silence – For 18-year-old shortstop Yewri Guillen, a Nats Dominican prospect who died from bacterial meningitis Thursday. Guillen was part of the Nats’ baseball academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. The Lerner Family are paying for the funeral and Nats players have donated money to help his family.
Marrero Use Bat To Smash-Smash – Syracuse Chiefs (Nats Triple-A) first baseman Chris Marrero had a wonderful day with the bat yesterday. He smashed two home runs and went 3-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs. He is batting a healthy .306. Unfortunately the offense performance was off-set by the game result: the Chiefs blew it in the eighth by giving up six runs and lost to the Iron Pigs 10-6.
The NQ is full of shameless Marrero fans so that is why we mention it. The kid still has potential to produce for the Nationals. He will hopefully get his chance. But that does kind of suck, doesn’t it? Putting together that performance and then losing the game to a team called the Iron Pigs? It is sort of like ordering a Mail-Order-Bride and they send you a llama. Hey, I bet it happens.
Another SB Nation D.C. – I posted my second article on SB Nation D.C. this morning. It has to do with everyone’s favorite subject on the Nationals: errors.
Don’t push, don’t multiple click. There is plenty for everyone.
And that is Your Nationals Dispatch.