(Why can't Derek Lowe pitch every time the Nationals play the Braves? AP Photo.)
"I can't remember the last time that I beat the Nationals. They've given me a rough time. I was trying to get creative when Morse hit the homer. I threw him a backdoor cutter and that didn't work."
(Derek Lowe, via Nationals.com, 8/19/2010)
Derek Lowe, the Anti-Tim Hudson
Nationals 6, Braves 2: Lannan, Morse, and Willie help keep the brooms away.
And John Lannan is back?
"John really did a good job for us. He got us into the sixth inning. He got us deep enough in the ballgame where we had good bullpen matchups. I felt the ball was sinking pretty good. His changeup and breaking balls were pretty good, so, knock on wood, it looks like he is back on track."
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals.com, 8/19/2010)
Wilson Ramos, 0-4 in Nats' debut -- but it was a good 0-4...
Josh Willingham to the DL, surgery on his bad knee set for next week. See you in 2011, Josh; things will be much better around here then anyway.