"Can't get a man...How many times have we said that? Can not get a man in from third base. It's unacceptable...Major league hitters. Can't get people in from third base." (Frank Robinson, via Washington Post, 7/20/2006)
Nats blanked 1-0.
Ramon deserved the W for his 7 innings of 6 hit, 1 run ball. But Anibal Sanchez was better.
They had a shot in the 9th against Borowski, but
Marlin Marlon & Kearns couldn't get it done.
How sad. Zimmerman's hit streak ends at 17.
Baseless speculation: We're now convinced that the Frank Robinson Dilemma (re: how Stan & co. can gracefully part ways with Frank) will sort itself out on its own. Frank will step down before the end of the summer; his frustration will get the best of him .
(Photo by Lynne Sladky/AP)
Pointless observation of the day: Humberto Sanchez, the Tiger's top pitching prospect that the Nationals have reportedly asked for in a deal for Soriano got roughed up last night in his start for Toledo against Pawtucket: 6 hits, 5 walks, 5 runs in 5 innings.