(AP Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta. Just another road loss for the Nats.)
"We battled hard today. When we play a team of that category, we have to play perfect baseball."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 6/25/2009)
More home cookin' for the Sox in D.C.
Red Sox 6, Nationals 4: Craig Stammen perfect through three, but the problem is they play nine. Ortiz, Varitek, make Stammen, Nats, pay big for mistakes.
Game of inches: Zim misses game tying HR in 7th by thismuch. Elijah Dukes nearly kills Nick Green with broken bat.
Another record crowd at Nationals Park: 41,029 Red Sox fans, 501 Nats fans. Amazingly, the 10 millionth fan in Nationals history wasn't a Red Sox fan.
Cheer up, NatsTown, the good news is that old washed up John Smoltz goes tonight for the
Scott Olsen is ready to return. Who'll be boarding the bus to Syracuse?
Farewell, Kip Wells. What took so long?
Beardtalk with Joe Beimel, courtesy of DC Sports Bog: "I feel like I'm wearing a ski mask out there it's so hot..."