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Oh, Fortuna! Nationals 2, Phillies 1

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Today, I got free tickets to a performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana next spring. Little did I know that I'd get to see it tonight.

Well, that Werth contract still kind of sucked.
Well, that Werth contract still kind of sucked.
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Sing along! I would make this with a bouncing ball for the Latin lyrics, but trust me, they all mean "Fuck you, Nationals."

O Fortuna!


velut luna (like the moon)
statu variabilis (you are changeable)
semper crescis (always waxing)
aut decrescis; (and waning;)
vita detestabilis (hateful life)
nunc obdurat (first oppresses)
et tunc curat (and then soothes)
ludo mentis aciem, (as fancy takes it)
egestatem, (poverty)
potestatem (and power)
dissolvit ut glaciem. (it melts them like ice.)

Sors immanis (Fate - monstrous)
et inanis, (and empty)
rota tu volubilis, (you whirling wheel)
status malus, (you are malevolent)
vana salus (well-being is vain)
semper dissolubilis, (and always fades to nothing)
obumbrata (shadowed)
et velata (and veiled)
mihi quoque niteris; (you plague me too;)
nunc per ludum (now through the game)
dorsum nudum (I bring my bare back)
fero tui sceleris. (to your villainy.)

Sors salutis (Fate is against me)
et virtutis (in health)
michi nunc contraria, (and virtue)
est affectus (driven on)
et defectus (and weighted down)
semper in angaria. (always enslaved.)
Hac in hora (So at this hour)
sine mora (without delay)
corde pulsum tangite; (pluck the vibrating strings;)
quod per sortem (since Fate)
sternit fortem, (strikes down the strong)
mecum omnes plangite! (everyone weep with me!)

Freddy Galvis inexplicably hit another homer tonight, but MLB didn't offer an embed. So here's Fredo hitting his.

Morgan pitched pretty well tonight, giving up 2 over 6 2/3 innings. His last pitch looked to be a change away that Wilson Ramos slapped to right to score Anthony Rendon from second with two outs. That was more than I could hope for in a night when he matched up against Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez (and the Nats) got groundball after groundball after...well, it was long night. I'm pretty happy that the Nationals are going away for a while.

Fittingly, the rain came again at the end of this game, and with it, the end of my glorious recap win streak.

Come back Friday for the weekend's "Race to the Bottom" series where the Phillies (-143 rdif) face the Braves (-160 rdif). Those run differentials are, if you did not know, the second worst and worst in MLB, respectively (pending tonight's finals).


Source: FanGraphs