(Adam Dunn thought he had walked on a 3-2 pitch with 2-outs in the 9th. Home plate umpire Marty Foster clearly just wanted to go home. Picture of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff.)
"That would have been a nightmare. It was a near disaster. That tests your heart. It tests everything. I’m tired."
(Dusty Baker, via Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/21/2010)
"That's the one thing I've noticed about this team and the players on this team. It would be very easy, last year, this year, to just kind of pack it in, with a game like this especially. Not one time since I've been here that's happened."
(Adam Dunn, via Washington Post, 7/21/2010)
...it makes a sound.
Reds 8, Nationals 7: No quit Nats lose 5 hour, 28 minute marathon. Atilano bombs again, rally falls short after 2 hour, 40 minute rain delay.
Game ends on ball four, called strike three. Home plate umpire Marty Foster was ready for bed.
Atilano dug 'em an early grave, The Rigglemen nearly clawed their way out.
Okay, how soon will Yuneski Maya be ready to replace Atilano in the rotation?
"We think he can pitch very soon in the major leagues and work his way up in the rotation."
(Mike Rizzo, via MASNSports.com, 7/20/2010)
How soon is very soon? Sooner than Chien Ming Wang?