(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez. A guy from the National Symphony Orchestra played the Star Spangled Banner on a Louisville Slugger before Saturday night's game. An even weirder sight? The Nationals have won 8 games in a row. Longest streak since 2005!)
"This is what I expected from Day One, and that's why it's so frustrating. Because I knew we were capable of playing like this. I wish we would have played this loose and had this much fun earlier in the year, and we wouldn't be however many games back."
(Adam Dunn, via Chatter/Washington Times, 8/9/2009)
Eight wins in a row!
Bryce Harper Sweepstakes* be damned?
Nats 9, D-backs 2: (Sunday): Holy bleeping bleep! Eight in a row! 16 hit attack crushes AZ. Congrats, J.D. Martin on win #1 and a shaving cream pie.
Nats 5, D-backs 2: (Saturday): Holy bleeping bleep! Seven in a row! Holy, holy bleeping bleep! Garrett Mock wins, and enjoys a shaving cream pie!
Nats 7, D-backs 6: (Friday) Six in a row! Comeback kids do it again, Mike MacDougal is our hero.
Guz on his way to Boston? The Nats have placed him on waivers, and the Boston Globe says the Sox have put in a claim on him. Won't know anything for sure until tomorrow afternoon, but Zuckerman hears the Nats would like to work out a deal.
*KC (43 wins), Pirates (45 wins), O's (46 wins), SD (47 wins) within striking distance of Worst Place, #1 pick in 2010.