(Hide your faces, NatsTown. You're in BirdLand now. AP Photo via Daylife.)
"It's terrible. It feels devastating. We're battling our butts off. We're playing good, but we're coming up short. It's not fun."
(Tyler Clippard, via Washington Post, 6/27/2010)
"I like the fact that the glass is half full."
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals.com, 6/27/2010)
Half full of what, Jim?
Nats fall by the Beltwayside
Orioles sweep their way to Battle of the Beltwayzzzz 2010 series win (4-2). Somewhere, Peter Angelos is smiling.
Turns out that the strange Nationals.com headline from Friday ("Martin leads Nats south for Battle of the Beltways") was correct: they're in a nosedive.
The Rigglemen make a statement in Charm City: Swept by the worst team in baseball, now just as close to NL Wild Card lead as they are to securing the #1 pick in the 2011 MLB Draft (10 games).
Strasburg to try to stop the bleeding Monday in Atlanta; but we all know how that turned out last time when the bats were a no-show.