Thursday, April 12, 2007
The Nationals Are Leading a Game! Mark this on your calendar. April 12, 2007 -- about 9:30 p.m. Game 10 of the season for the Nats. In the 8th inning of a great pitching duel. Facing John Smoltz, with one out, Ronnie Belliard hits a ball to right to drive in a run. This is the first time this season that the Nationals have led during a game. Belliard had the historic RBI. The run was scored by Chris Snelling, and Ryan Zimmerman became the first National to come to bat with the Nationals in the lead. I might add that Zimmerman followed up by hitting a bloop single that scored Felipe Lopez for the second run. The Nats will try to get the game to Chad Cordero, who will be going for the Nats' first save of the season in their first save opportunity.