"It's great to be on a plane after you win a ballgame. You have a good night. You sleep better. The food's better. Everything's better." (Frank Robinson, via Washington Post, 7/17/2006)
Nationals win in 11!
The Former Ace gets knocked around a bit in the first, but settles down after that and eats 6 innings.
Soriano, Escobar, go long for Nats. Soriano surprises everybody with a bunt in the 11th. Johnson, Guillen, make it a non-issue with a pair of 2-run doubles.
That new guy, Felipe Kearns? 2-for-25 for the series; boatloads of runners left on base. It's time to officially declare the Trade a disaster. (We're kidding, of course.)
Way to go, Jose: 4-for-14 for the series, 5RBI, and a nice catch yesterday. You can almost feel his trade value rising.
Tony Armas gets the start tonight in Miami. We're taking bets on how long he lasts. Is three innings asking too much?
(Photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP)