Wilkerson's been getting on base lately, but he still isn't scoring much and not driving in any runs from the leadoff spot with the pitcher and Christian Guzman (hitting like a pitcher) batting ahead of him when the lineup turns over. 32 homers last year to 3 so far this year, not scoring runs, not driving in runs, he's just not getting it done.
On top of that, the Nationals' park is playing as an extreme pitcher's park, which is affecting Wilkerson's production. In '04, he had the benefit of his home park. This year, the park is killing his power.
I have him and don't know what to do with him. He's playing 3 straight series on the road, so I might keep him for the next week-and-a-half, but I don't know.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'