(Photo of John Lannan on TV delivering a post-game shaving cream pie to the face of Craig Stammen, via Nationals Enquirer staff.)
"We felt that despite our record we have been playing better baseball. We've just been beating ourselves defensively. We came in, these kids threw strikes, we played good defense, and we ended up winning the series against one of the top teams in the major leagues."
(Manny Acta, via Nationals Journal, 6/18/2009)
Nats Take New York.
Well worth the wait: After 5+ hour rain delay, Nats flash leather, Craig Stammen rolls for first career win.
And suddenly, Manny Acta is looking like a pretty good manager...what's that old saw about pitching and defense? First series win since AZ, May 8-10?
Can't wait to read the NY Tabloids tomorrow morning.
Bring on the Jays and Red Sox. The AL East is a piece of cake!
(Meanwhile, we're with you Johnny: support The Brain Tumor Institute. They take checks.)