Not much good to come out of Tuesday’s 7-1 Nationals’ win. Except for a good line delivered by Washington’s veteran shortstop Royce Clayton, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the game.
By now you’ve no doubt seen or heard about Alfonso Soriano’s 492-foot home run that cleared the batter’s eye in centerfield in the ninth inning. Washington’s hitters have complained about the large dimensions at their home, RFK Stadium, since it re-opened for baseball last year. I asked Clayton on the radio what guys were saying to Soriano after the home run (the fourth longest in Great American Ball Park history).
"We told him it’d probably be a double in Washington or maybe off the wall," he said, laughing.