(AP Photo. Adam Dunn covers his nose after Collin Balester stunk out the joint last night.)
"We were lucky we weren't down five or six early. I've said it before, and it sounds a little Pollyannaish, but I love working with this group. They're enjoying playing this competition that's going to be playoff-bound. They're meeting them head-on. We're just coming up a little short."
(Jim Riggleman, via Washington Times, 8/20/2009)
A Little Short, says Pollyanna Jim.
Rockies 5, Nats 4: Do you believe in miracles? Somehow, the Nats avoided a blowout despite Balester's 3 hit, 5 walk, 1.1 inning clunker.
Teamwork! Balester, Rivera, Villone, Sosa combine for 10 walks.
Believe it or not, they had a shot to win it late.
Jordan Zimmermann's elbow surgery called "successful". See you in 2011, J-Zimm.
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