(AP Photo. Interim Jim reacts after umpire Larry Vanover tosses Rick Eckstein for arguing. Just for the record, Nyjer Morgan was safe at third, but it probably wouldn't have mattered on this night.)
"They just beat us. We didn’t play as well as we’ve played lately. John didn’t have his best day. That’s a good ballclub over there. When you do that, they’re going to take advantage of it."
(Jim Riggleman, via Washington Times/Chatter, 8/12/2009)
Red Hot Nats Go Ice Cold.
The timing of Nats' GM search details being floated seems a bit odd, especially if you're Mike Rizzo and you're up to your eyeballs in the Strasburg negotiations. He IS up to his eyballs in the Strasburg negotiations, right Stan? According to the Washington Post, it's down to three: Rizzo, Jed Hoyer, and Jerry Dipoto.