(AP Photo. Miracles happen: Garrett Mock somehow managed to last six innings, despite a nightmare 2nd inning and throwing 1000 pitches in his first three innings. This morning, we're still trying to figure out why Mock decided to try to stretch his 5th inning single into a double.)
"The second inning, when the runs came across, you look at how those guys came across the base, you can call it just good pieces of hitting," he said. " 'Cause I made my pitch. I felt totally fine with them. And they just hit the ball where we weren't."
(Garrett Mock, via Washington Times, 9/16/2009)
Phillies 5, Nationals 0: Sure, Mock stunk, but Nats never stood a chance against Cliff Lee on this night.
Ian Desmond rides the pine; Guz & Gonzo combine for an 0-6 night:
"Well, it's not to just play him every day, but as I've said before I just can't abandon those who've been out there for us all year. It just so happens we're facing [Cliff] Lee. [Alberto] Gonzalez set a Nationals' record with three doubles against Lee last week, so if I'm going to give Gonzalez an opportunity to help the ballclub I felt like this would be the night."
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals Journal, 9/15/2009)
Jesus, No!! Bye bye Jesus Flores. Torn labrum. Surgery with Dr. James Andrews. How did it come to this? Hello Brian Schneider?
Nats Curly W hat, a symbol of terrorism?
Nationals announce 2010 schedule. Team already mathematically eliminated from 2010 playoffs.
Interim Jim's favorite thing to do in DC.
Ross Detwiler will start Thursday.