"You can't jump to conclusions after the first game." (Felipe Lopez, via Washington Post, 7/15/2006)
Some of the names on the backs of the jerseys may have changed, but Nats pick up where they left off before the break -- 7-4 loss to Pirates.
12 LOB not gonna cut it.
Felipe flops in Nats debut. Makes like Guzman with 0-4 night + a costly error.
Kearns. 0-3, had a chance to be a hero with the bases loaded and two out in the 8th and the Nats down one, but hey, it didn't work out. Silver lining? He gunned down Jack Wilson in the eighth with a bullet to end the inning.
Meanwhile, in Cincinnati..."It's a completely different atmosphere here (in the race). It was fun. It's always fun." (Gary Majewski, via Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/15/2006)
Oh, go F yourself, Tex.
(Photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP)