(Photo by Reuters Pictures. There's a new sheriff in NatsTown.)
"I think it says a lot about him. Packed house, against a ballclub like that... It's a championship-caliber club, and for this kid to go out there and have that type of outing, I think it says a lot."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times, 6/26/2009)
"He's got good stuff. He's got the stuff of a number one [starter]. He's going to be good for a long time. He's not afraid. He gets after it."
(Dustin Pedroia, via Washington Post, 6/26/2009)
Zimmermann takes back NatsTown.
Nationals 9, Red Sox 3: Young man Jordan Zimmermann outduels Old man John Smoltz.
Sweep averted, Smoltz return spoiled.
Another record setting night at Nationals Park (41,985). That means 985 Nats fans went home happy; 41,000 Red Sox fans went home sad.
Scott Olsen to return Monday. Flip a coin: Stammen or Detwiler to AAA.
Battle of the Beltwayzzzzzzzzzzz continues tonight in Baltimore.