(Photo of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff. Above, Ryan Zimmerman's fantastic, tarp-defying 6th inning catch. Give that man a Gold Glove already!)
"I think that [our season] can go either two ways these next couple of days. We can either start shutting it down or we can finish strong."
(Josh Bard, via Washington Post, 9/18/2009)
Good News! Nats don't play Philly again in 2009.
Swept again. Nats finish season series 3-15 vs. Phillies.
Even more good news: Thursday night one wasn't nearly as ugly as Wednesday night. Can't fault the effort.
Another silver lining! Ross Detwiler's best start as a Nat:5IP, 4H, 1ER, BB, 6K. Now 0-6 on the year, though. Doesn't really seem fair to compare Detwiler to Hamels.
Sadly, Livo won't get a chance to get back at pathetic Mets. Hopefully next year.
Adam Dunn sat last night for only the 3rd time this season. That's 143/146 games. Worth every penny.
Aaron Crow finally signs with KC. Major league contract, $1.5 mil bonus, $3 mil guaranteed. Break a leg, Aaron.