"I mean, if this is going to be a bad start -- going 5 2/3 innings, and being hurt by real good hitters on mistakes -- we're happy."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 5/2/2009)
Cards 6, Nats 2: Jordan Zimmermann's start wasn't good (5.2 IP, 8H, 5ER, 6K, 3HR, 101 pitches) but Manny's seen worse. Result = bad, Approach = good.
The Other Zimmerman extends hit streak to 20. Shhh...don't jinx it.
Another blunder on the basepaths: Elijah Dukes definitely won't be hosting any base running clinics for local Little Leaguers this summer.