(Josh Thole's walk-off home run beat the Nationals Friday night. AP Photo)
Nats' 70-win dream stuck at 68, with 2 to play.
Mets 2, Nationals 1: Josh Thole beats Tyler Clippard with 10th inning solo shot. And the Nats make Pat Misch look like a shoe-in for the NL Cy Young Award: 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K.
Hey, Jordan Zimmerman wasn't too shabby, either: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K.
"It kind of gives us a little hope for Strasburg. Strasburg can look at that, what Jordan did. If he can work the same way and come back to his game the way Zimmermann has come back to his, that says a lot for our future."
(Jim Riggleman, via Washington Post, 10/1/2010)