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Head’s Up When Guzman Is Taking BP

We had no idea Christian Guzman was capable of hitting a baseball 350 feet. Apparently, neither did Tim Redding, who wasn’t paying much attention while lingering around centerfield during batting practice yesterday:

Pitcher Tim Redding was smoked by a line drive off the bat from teammate Cristian Guzman. Redding was in center field, approximately 350 feet away, when the ball hit him flush and dropped him. Redding went down and was quickly attended to by a trainer. He limped off under his own power, favoring his right leg. He avoided another line drive near the third base line as he returned slowly to the dugout.

Redding is listed as day-to-day with a “right quadriceps contusion,” which the pitcher says is just fine and has already started to “bruise out.”

On a related note, the Nats won both games of their day-nighter against the Rockies yesterday. I didn’t see either of the games, but based on the way Chico Harlan describes them, it got quite sexy out there:

“On Thursday, both ways worked. Pounding worked; poking worked.”

Michael Scott, your thoughts?

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  1. StetSportsBlog

    August 8, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Just when I give props to Chico Harlan, he brings unintentional sexual humor into the mix.

  2. smurphette

    August 8, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    It was actually fun to listen to/watch those games yesterday, and I’m totally crushing on Emilio Bonifacio.

  3. Jamie Mottram

    August 8, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    I actually joined a Bonifacio fan club on Facebook, which is sure to piss me off when he regresses back to his career minor league averages.

  4. Max W

    August 8, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    They won both games by the same score. Apparently, the last two teams to do that in a doubleheader won the World Series.

    I’m guessing the streak ends there.

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