(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
"Trust me. I can block it." (Wil Nieves, via Washington Times, 5/21/2009)
Pirates 2, Nationals 1: Seven in a row, but who's counting? Maybe Manny should've used Cabrera in the ninth.
This just in: Nats' Defense stinks, too.
Joel Hanrahan just threw another slider in the dirt.
Willingham's game-tying HR in the 9th misses by maybe a foot (despite what Charlie Slowes saw?).
Just a back cramp for Strasburg? Probably not, given the good fortune that seems to follow the Nationals around.
Surprisingly, the Nats haven't done this yet in 2009.
Maybe Stammen can stop the bleeding tonight.