(Kevin Mench and Willie Harris enjoyed a good laugh at Justin Maxwell's expense after Maxwell slipped in the on-deck circle after scoring in the 8th. Those are two giant heads right there, by the way. Picture of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff.)
100 losses will have to wait until 2011.
Nationals 8, Astros 4: Big comeback in the 8th, and further proof that baseball is just plain weird. 7 runs with 2 outs in the 8th by the Nats? Go figure.
Bad first inning, but John Lannan was good enough to win: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 86-pitches. Tyler Clippard got the win.
Pudge's big night: 2-4, 2-run home run to tie it in the 8th. And with that HR, Pudge Rodriguez now leads Wil Nieves in home runs, 4-3. But why is Pudge even playing at this point? Where is Wilson Ramos?
Jim Riggleman pulls Drew Storen with 2-outs in the 9th and a 4-run lead. Huh?