(Photos of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff. Luis Atilano received a pair of shaving cream pies to the face, courtesy of John Lannan and Livan Hernandez, after winning his Major League debut Friday night against the Dodgers.)
"It's crazy. It's been my dreams. After seven years, I made it finally. I pitched to Pudge Rodriguez, hopefully a Hall of Famer. I can't ask for nothing better than that."
(Luis Atilano, via Nats Insider, 4/23/2010)
Nationals 5, Dodgers 1: Luis Atilano earns first big league win, two shaving cream pies to the face.
Atilano's line: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1K. 93 pitches, 57 strikes.
A special thank you to Jim Bowden for dealing Daryle Ward for Atilano in 2006.
Tyler Clippard made another good case for Silver Elvis: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4K, 30 pitches, 21 strikes. 0.66 ERA so far in 2010.
A special thank you to Jim Bowden for dealing Jonathan Albaladejo for Clippard in 2007.
Welcome to 2010: Two big bombs for Adam Dunn. Keep this up and you just might get yourself traded signed, sir.
Welcome back to 2006: Ramon Ortiz is still alive, apparently. Via @kevin_reiss:
Remember when Ramon Ortiz played for the Nats? And hit a HR? And almost threw a no hitter against Jason Marquis?
Yes, we do. Labor Day 2006: who can forget LabORTIZ Day? Anyone heard from Pedro Astacio recently?
Don't look now...but the Nats are in 3rd place in the NL East. Savor this.