"I'm very thankful for the effort they have given me so far. Not that it's over with, but I can't say enough about them."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 9/06/2007)
An early exit for Redding (ouch!), but the 'pen holds down the fort. Marlin's Mitre punches a fan! Wily Mo factors into the outcome, naturally (game winning RBI in the 7th)!
Less than a week ago, it looked like things were about to get ugly -- next thing you know it's a sweep of the Marlins, 5 straight wins, and 3 games clear of last place in the NL East.
- Next question: does Redding's elbow knock open the door for Detwiler's debut (bullpen session: 'electric stuff')!?
- Welcome to the big leagues, Jonathan
Allabadejoe AblebleegaoAlbaladejo: struck out the side in the 4th, 19 pitches, 14 strikes in 1 2/3 innings. (Close but no cigar for Justin Maxwell in his first big league at bat in the 4th)
- Nick the Thick is heading to Fat Camp, promises to show up in shape next spring. Via Washington Post: "My wife's a great cook and everything, but she likes to make some cakes, too...I can't be having the cookies in the jar, or I'll eat 'em."
- Fans love Manny.
- Attempted robbery goes all wrong in RFK parking lot.
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)