"The good news is, I know stuff like that changes. We're out there and everybody is playing hard, which is obviously a plus. I can safely say that nobody is not playing hard, because they are. The effort is there."
(Adam Dunn, via Nationals Journal, 4/12/2009)
"There's no reason yet to show them that there's panic or anything. ... I guarantee you we're not going to go 0-for-April."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 4/12/2009)
Manny guarantees the Nats won't go 0-for-April; but you have to wonder he'd make the same guarantee for 1-for-April?
Braves 8, Nationals 5: Loss #6. Can't knock the effort?
Braves 5, Nationals 3: Loss #5. Tempers flare; Shocker! Manny emerges from the dugout a few times! (but of course he doesn't get thrown out)
Win the home opener tomorrow? The good news is: Daniel Cabrera!
Hey, tickets are still available for tomorrow's game - buy them here, folks.