(Rick Ankiel struck out looking to end Monday's game with the tying run on first,. Screen grab via MASN/TV.)
Nats drop series to Pirates, 2-1.
Pirates 4, Nationals 2: No help in the ninth from Gascanrahan.
Unfortunately, the guy named Joel Hanrahan who pitches for the Pirates in 2011 is not the same guy named Joel Hanrahan who pitched for the Nationals in 2009.
At this hour, Rick Ankiel is reportedly still standing at home plate at PNC Park with his bat on his shoulder. Matt Stairs gives a knowing nod.
Blame Lannan's lousy 4-run fourth on 7 minute rain delay?
Ho hum, just another error by Ian Desmond. Can't he just go on paternity leave, already?