Heartbreak Hill: Shawn's night included 12 hits, 8 runs, 2 walks, and a grand slam by David Ortiz. That's your ballgame.
Nats get butts kicked 9-3. No answers for Sox rookie starter Jon Lester (10 Ks, 1 run, 3 hits in 6 IP).
For the third night in a row, Nats' starting pitching is a joke. Anybody know if Russ Ortiz is available? (we're kidding, of course)
.500 a distant memory. But it could be worse: The Nats could be the Braves -- yeah, that's 10 straight losses for Atlanta -- feel better now?
Finally, a day off today. Then its up 95 to Baltimore for the "Battle of the Second-to-last place also-rans." Patterson set to return Friday. Yay.
(Photo by Charles Krupa/AP)