Jayson Werth hears the footsteps of the Phillies and said recently that they are the Nats’ biggest threat. I guess that’s nice to hear, but it doesn’t really matter. What I find interesting is that the Phils don’t play the Nats until May 24th.
In other news, Darin Ruf has missed two games with a sore arm. He says that his arm is not used to all the work, I assume because he used to be a first baseman. He says it is nothing to worry about. I can relate because, as Roy Hobbs once said, “I used to play in high school” and remember my arm hurting every spring with all those dang relay throws. Then the coach would be blame us for not being properly conditioned. As for Ruf, the spring certainly isn’t going so well so far. Right now it looks as if he would be headed for AAA unless he turns it on.