(It got ugly in Atlanta on Tuesday night. AP Photo.)
"We totally let it get out from under us. That's a shame, because Ollie pitched really well. Things just kind of unraveled and kept piling on."
(Adam Dunn, via Washington Post, 8/18/2010)
Braves 10, Nationals 2: Scott Olsen was cruising...and then the wheels came off the sinking ship. Peralta, Slaten, Stammen combine for a Marquisian 9 hits, 3 walks, and 7 runs in 3 innings of work.
Scott Olsen earns another $250,000 for making his 12th start of the season, but can't record an out in the 6th. Riggleman too quick with the hook after a HR, triple, walk to start the 6th (70 pitches)?
Next Question: Do the Nationals burn another $100,000 by letting Olsen make his 13th start?
Pudge gets ejected; Wil Nieves goes 3-3.
Too much good news Monday night/Tuesday morning? How about some bad news?
Tim Hudson is pitching for the Braves tonight.
Even Worse News: Jason Marquis will start Friday in Philly against Roy Halladay. Chalk up another one in the loss column.