"I've been fortunate to be in those situations and be able to come through. Especially for a young player coming in to a new team, it's a great opportunity." (Alex Escobar, via Washington Times, 7/19/2006)
Escobar comes through with game winning hit in the 9th. Nats survive Chief's near-nightmare ninth, comedy of errors, to hold on and win 7-6
Nats pull off a vintage Bad News Bears play in the 5th on Reggie Abercrombie's bunt-turned-inside-the-park-homer. Embarrassing, really.
Soriano goes deep on first pitch of the game (again). Get your fill now folks - he'll be gone in no time.
O'Connor shaky at the start but settles down after that. Nice effort by the 'pen.
Zimmerman's hit streak intact at 17, thanks to a 9th inning double.
The struggle continues for the new guy, Felipe Kearns: 1-9, 8 left on base.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)