(Photo by Reuters Pictures. They made it a game for a while, but in the end the Nats got knocked on their asses.)
"It was a typical example of what got us where we're at now. It was tough."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 6/24/2009)
Red Sox 11, Nationals 3: This one had all the ingredients of a textbook 2009 Nats Loss in front of a record crowd at Nationals Park (41,000 Sox fans, 517 Nats fans); solid starting pitching, crappy defense, a lack of timely hitting, and an 8th inning meltdown by the bullpen.
NatsTown flooded in a sea on Pink Hats.
John Lannan, solid again.
Jobs on the line: Hanrahan, Wells, Colome.