WASHINGTON -- Kevin Frandsen of the Nationals knows what it is like to play the
infield and the outfield.
He has done both in his career and on Tuesday, he watched as teammate Ryan Zimmerman, a Gold Glove third baseman in 2009 for Washington, started and played his first game in left field in The Show.
"Sometimes it is boring (in the outfield)," Frandsen said with a smile while standing
by his locker on Tuesday.
Frandsen, who played for Philadelphia last season, channeled his inner Charlie Brown
when describing his early time in the outfield. "Like a kid picking the flowers," he
said of being in the outfield.
On the serious side, Frandsen said he has no doubt that Zimmerman will be effective
in left field.
"He is such a good athlete," Frandsen said of Zimmerman. "I am impressed with how he
has been able to adjust."
Frandsen was facing his former team Tuesday as the Nationals began a three-game
series with division rival Philadelphia. He signed with the Nationals as a free agent on
March 26 after parting ways with the Phillies.
Frandsen pinch-hit in the last of the eighth and then played the top of the inning
in, yes, left field as the Nationals finished off a 7-0 victory against his former team.
Zimmerman played the first seven innings in left, then Nate McLouth took over in the
eighth. McLouth moved to center in the ninth as Frandsen played left.