"Everybody, one through nine, battled real hard. I think it's one of those things that even though it's a tough loss, it's something we can build on."
(Ryan Langerhans, via Washington Times, 7/19/2008)
Braves 7, NAAAts 6: Tough loss. Despite worst lineup in history, they almost beat Hudson...if not for Redding's four inning stinker and a rally that just fell short, and, well, the worst lineup in history...
Yep, the roster is a mess.
Yup, Nats have more catchers than you can shake a stick at. But don't you have a hard time believing you can actually "showcase" Estrada or Lo Duca? Is there a team out there that would make a move for either one of these guys? Someone's gonna get released, straight up, when Zimmerman returns, right? Is Johnny Estrada on the Dmitri Young meal plan?
Zim, 1-3 for Columbus last night, says (via Columbus Post Dispatch, 7/19/2008): "We've been taking our time and making sure we're doing everything right. The whole point was to avoid surgery on it, and we've been strengthening it and doing everything we can." We're nervous about this.
Silver lining: Guzman didn't break his hand in the ninth.
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)