(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh. Is it worse to be a Cubs fan or a Nats fan these days?)
"We had that nice lead. I was just trying not to do too much and keep us in the game."
(J.D. Martin explains what he was trying not to do, via Washington Times, 8/27/2009)
Nats 5, Cubs 4: Nationals begin warming up spoiler act a few weeks early. Cubs can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.
Zim, Dunn go deep. J.D. Martin + Bullpen hold on for the win.
The box score might show MacDougal earned his 14th save, but Bard saved Burnett's ass (andthe game) in the 7th after WP.
See you in 2010, Tony Plush. Nyjer Morgan, done for the year with broken hand.