"It was Austin Kearns's day."
(Frank Robinson, via Washington Post, 9/18/2006)
It was also Schroder's Day, Rivera's Day, Rauch's Day, and Wagner's Day...It certainly wasn't Zach Day. Nationals 6, Brewers 1.
Pen mighty: 5 hitless, scoreless frames from the bullpen spells victory for Nats. O'Connor OK for 75 pitches.
Kearns leads the charge offensively, once the offense finally decided to show up.
The only question left to ask of this piss-poor season -- with 13 games left to play, and the magic number separating them from being mathematically eliminated from the NL Wild Card hunt at 1 -- will the Nationals (65-84) finish with a better record than the Orioles (64-85)? We think: Yes!
(Photo by Nick Wass/AP)