(Photos of Nick Johnson on TV by Nationals Enquirer Staff. Raise your hand if you knew what was coming when Nick J. dropped the 3rd out of the 8th.)
"I just missed it. Plain and simple. Saw it the whole way. Didn't catch it."
(Nick Johnson, via Washington Post, 6/13/2009)
Rays 4, Nick Johnson's Glove 3: The Drop at the Trop. And now, we've seen everything.
Stammen was good enough to win, but Hanrahan in the 6th is just like Hanrahan in the 9th, coughs up 3-2 lead.
Another close call goes against the Nats: Joe West blew a call at the plate in the second. Perfect throw by Dukes; tag by Bard; Ben Zobrist was out. Shockingly, Manny emerged from the dugout; naturally, he didn't put up much of a fight.
At least Nick J's drop wasn't the worst of the night. Luis Castillo's drop takes the cake.