(Photo of TV by Nationals Enquirer Staff. Nyjer Morgan mouths "Oh My God!" at the camera following Adam Dunn's 4th inning stadium-clearing bomb.)
"That ball was crushed. Once he hit it, everybody was screaming in the dugout. That was one of the farthest balls I've seen."
(Collin Balester, via Washington Times, 7/29/2009)
Streaking Nats: Milwaukee Beasts!
Nats 8, Brewers 3: Who are these guys? Four in a row since Interim Jim ripped 'em for laying down on the job.
Collin Balester goes six for the win. Morgan, Guz go deep. Dunn hits one out of Miller Park. Here's a question: if Adam Dunn is Paul Bunyon, does that make Cristian Guzman: Paul Bunion?
Ho Hum: a 2-4, Grand Slam-less night for Josh Willingham.
Dan Steinberg shows restraint, doesn't classify the Bullpen arm wrestling "incident" as Nats Fail. Maybe he'll reconsider after this little win streak ends.
- All quiet on the trading front?
Rizzo's days are numbered? SI dot com's Tom Verducci says:
"Arizona director of scouting and player personnel Jerry DiPoto has emerged as a frontrunner for the Washington Nationals general manager job, according to a baseball source."
Finally, if there's such a thing as a silver lining after a win: no ground lost in the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes. SD won (39 wins); KC won (40 wins). To reiterate what we said back on July 16 in our welcome address to Jim Riggleman:
Best of luck to you Mr. Riggleman. We wish you nothing but success the rest of the season - just not too much success, okay? Whatever you do, please don't go and blow the #1 pick in 2010: we want Bryce Harper more than we want a few more meaningless wins in 2009.