Frankly, I wasn't that impressed with the World War II memorial. Perhaps it will grow on me with time similar to the way that folks became more enamoured with the Vietnam memorial, but at the moment I rather doubt it.
Okay, well, I'm still going to nit-pick. Even though the Nationals are really an extension of the Montreal Expos franchise, and the previous team in DC is now the Texas Rangers (and the team before that, which had the championships, is now the Minnesota Twins), the current DC team has tried to assume the mantle and history of the former Senators club as well as that of the Homestead Grays. (Which is very strange. If you look at the inscription on the pedestal of Josh Gibson's statue, it says that it was the "Washington Homestead Grays", but Baseball Reference lists that team as being one based out of Pittsburgh or a suburb thereof. I'm not sure what that's all about.) As a result they have statuary for both Walter Johnson (my favourite pitcher!) and Josh Gibson. But the statues are some of the ugliest I have ever seen.
No, it's not your imagination, they both do have extra arms, Mr Gibson is apparently swinging about six bats and Mr Johnson is throwing an ice cream cone with three scoops. In an effort to make them appear more dynamic, the sculptor thought it would be a good idea to show various stages of motion for the players arms and the items they held. Turns out it was an awful idea.
At Nationals Park we sat in foul territory down the third base line out in left field.
Tanner Roark. While he didn't do quite as well as Cashner the night before, he went 7 without giving up a run and struck out six while walking one. He improved to 7-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.08. A very impressive young man and one to keep an eye on in future.
Freddy Garcia, the former Mariner, was not so fortunate, though he also went 7 and gave up only 1 run, striking out six and walking two. His relief in the 8th gave up 3 runs and that was the final score 4-0 for the Nationals. Soriano made it interesting in the 9th by giving up two singles to start the inning, and then, after a double play, the shortstop made an error to put men on first and second before they managed to get the final out.