"I wasn't sure if [Acta] was going to have the sign on again or not. When he took it off, I told myself to really stay aggressive. With them thinking I was still bunting, he just wanted to get a good pitch on me. I got a good one right there and hit the ball."
(Aaron Boone, via Nationals dot com, 8/31/2008)
"We had one bad inning, the eighth, and it was a nightmare."
(Bobby Cox, via Atlanta Journal Constitution dot com, 8/31/2008)
Nationals 8, Braves 4: Sorry, Bobby, you had a lot more than one bad inning! Six in a row, but who's counting?
Nats sweep lowly Braves, keep NL East title hopes alive (24 games out, Elimination number still at 2).
"It's also great because we are doing it at home. It has been a long season for our fans. They deserve to see our club win here. It's always nice to come to the ballpark and go home after a win." (Manny Acta, via Nationals dot com, 8/31/2008)
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)