A hot and sticky Nationals Park was packed with fans Friday night as Livan Hernandez and the Nats defeated the the Cincinnati Reds. As well as Livan’s been pitching, the crowd would like have been much smaller had it been known he’d be on the mound when tickets went on sale…
No. Many of the 33,774 in attendance Friday purchased their tickets in anticipation of Stephen Strasburg’s major league debut, which was ultimately pushed to next week. Many of our readers have expressed their hope to see a Teddy Victory when Stephen Strasburg makes his first start at Nationals Park, and perhaps for them, the question was whether Teddy would double the disappointment, or give the big crowd the “I was there” moment they’d hoped for.
Roosevelt came out of the gate fast, and maintained his lead across the outfield warning track, but the Rough Rider faded fast at the turn, as Abe and Tom sprinted past him to the finish.
Lincoln’s third consecutive come-from-behind victory vaulted the Great Emancipator to the top of the standings for the first time since April.
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