"I didn't start thinking until the 10th inning, and that's when I realized I'm like dying out there. And I started thinking, 'Man, we've got to do something.' It's like everybody was feeling those 4 1/2 hours. I know I was feeling it. I'll probably be feeling it for the next two days."
(Elijah Dukes, via Washington Post, 9/7/2008)
Nationals 7, Braves 4: Dukes, huge, again; this time in the 14th.
8 shutout innings from Manning, Colome, Mock, Hinckley, Rivera, Shell, Hanrahan. Dukes turns forgettable 0-6 into memorable 1-7 (thanks, Bobby Cox!). And, for the love of Jesus (not Flores), don't forget Alberto Gonzalez.
- Da Meat Hook: Big Apple bound.
- Detwiler: Big League bound in 2009? See you in 2010, Ross!
- Ha ha! An 88-year old woman should've known better than to go see the Braves against the Nationals as the first live game of her life.
(AP Photo/Gregory Smith)