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"A lot of people can learn from this guy. He's been doing it for so many years. He's never willing to give into the hitters, and he's not afraid to throw the ball over the plate when he has to."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 5/27/2009)
Mets 6, Nats 1: Old School Livo, same old Nats.
Complete game for Old Fat Guy Livan Hernandez; Craig Stammen, not so sharp the second time around.
Dunn notches hit #1000, yay.
Just for once, wouldn't it be nice to see Manny Acta go ballistic - like, after Dan Iassogna issued a warning when Bergamann threw a curve over the head of Tatis? Mr. Met, it's okay to get tossed every once in a while, just ask Bobby Cox.
Pat Listach does a pretty good Tim Tolman impression: sends Josh Bard home in the 5th on Stammen's hit; inexplicably holds up Justin Maxwell in the 7th.
Finally, mercifully, Daniel Cabrera DFA. Something tells us he'll have no problem clearing waivers, and will eventually opt to go to AAA instead of becoming a FA.