(Fukudome! Ryan Zimmerman couldn't deliver another walk-off, flying out to Kosuke Fukudome to end the game.)
"Anytime Zim comes up to the plate in a situation like that, you always think he's going to get a hit."
(Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 8/25/2010)
"I thought it had a shot to get over Fukudome's head. It was a good at-bat against a tough pitcher."
(Ryan Zimmerman, via Nationals.com, 8/25/2010)
Cubs 5, Nationals 4: It only took 8 innings for Jim Riggleman's pregame motivational scolding to sink in.
Nats sink to 20 games under .500 for the season.
Silver lining: Collin Balester didn't hit anyone in the head.
Home Sweet Road: Zambrano got a nice hand from the Nationals Park for his 7+, 1 run innings.
The Jason Marquis Glue Factory tour resumes tonight. Will he make it out of the second inning?