(AP Photo. Jason Marquis registered maybe the worst start in the brief history of the Washington Nationals on Sunday. And that's pretty amazing when you think back to some of the stiffs who have taken the ball to start a game for this team since 2005.)
"I want my $15 million back."
(Ted Lerner, via Nationals Enquirer, 4/18/2010)
"I just don't have a feel for anything right now. I can't make my pitches. ...I need to find that answer quick.""Jason is definitely healthy. That's the first thing I asked after he came out of the game. He is down in the dumps, of course, on how he performed out there today."
(Jason Marquis, via MASNsports.com, 4/18/2010)
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals.com, 4/18/2010)
What's Wrong With Marquis?
Brewers 11, Nationals 7: If Riggleman had left Jason Marquis in the game, it's possible that the Brewers might still be batting in the top of the first with no outs right now as we speak, up 156-0.
Huh, so THAT'S why the Rockies left Jason Marquis off the postseason roster last year.
Silver lining: The Nationals didn't also sign Doug Davis in the offseason.
Hey, good for the Nats for making a game out of it, anyway. They almost pulled it off.
What now for Marquis? Pitch him Friday? Skip a start? Something else?