(Ryan Zimmerman got ejected by umpire Scott Barry before he even had a chance to say any bad words. The bad words followed shortly thereafter. Picture of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff.)
"We would like to win games, but we are losing games. It's very frustrating. You see the intensity the players are playing with. They are playing hard. What else can you ask from a ballplayer except [to] go out and give you a good effort? We did that. We didn't play good, but we played hard."
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals.com, 8/18/2010)
Braves 3, Nationals 2: Another 2 run lead goes up in smoke. Jason Heyward's 9th inning walk-off single does'em in. Hey, at least Tim Hudson didn't get the win against the Nats for once.
Another typical night for Livan Hernandez (7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K).
And it only took 713 games for Ryan Zimmerman to finally earn the first ejection of his career. Umpire Scott Berry thought he was showing him up by tossing his bat and helmet?
"I was more upset with striking out than anything. I guess he thought that I was doing that directed towards him."
(Ryan Zimmerman, via Washington Post, 8/19/2010)
"An equipment fine would be appropriate, not an ejection."
(Jim Riggleman, via Washington Post, 8/19/2010)
So, Pudge got tossed on Tuesday. Zim and Riggles, ejected on Wednesday. Wonder which Nat will get an unnecessary heave-ho in the series finale this afternoon?