(Davey Johnson called on Tyler Clippard to save his 3rd game in a row. Screengrab via MASN/MLB.com)
"Coming in here, they arguably had been playing as well as anybody in the league, maybe in baseball. To spank them in their home park, it’s big. We know them pretty good from spring training. We know how good they are."
(Davey Johnson, via Washington Times, 5/26/2012)
Nationals 8, Braves 4: And with that, another series win in the books for the "Holy [bleep] I can't believe it's Memorial Day weekend and they're in first place" Washington Nationals. Strasburg didn't have it on this day, but Nats bats picked him up.
Don't forget to thank Tom Gorzelanny (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H). Tyler Clippard has 3 saves all of a sudden; looks like a closer.
Bryce Harper hits first big league oppo-boppo homer. Video here.
Fear not, NatsTown. Stephen Strasburg was just shaking his arm to get the sweat off his fingers...there's nothing wrong with his arm. *GULP!*
Ignite your Chaditude Groinitude: Chad Tracy collects yet another big pinch hit, then injures his groin or something. It looked awful.