(Above: Jesus Flores pumps his fist after Tyler Clippard strikes out Dustin Pedroia to complete the Nats' weekend sweep of the Red Sox. Screencap via MASN.)
...Good times never seemed so good.
"We’ve shown the baseball world what kind of team we are. They’re definitely a good club. I think we’re better. I think we’re a lot better."
(Tyler Clippard, via Washington Times, 6/10/2012)
Nationals 4, Red Sox 3 (Sunday): Back-and-forth and back again. Bryce Harper reluctantly rides the pine with a bad back; of course Harper pinch hits, walks, hustles and scores winning run (from first) on Roger Bernadina's double in the 9th. Tyler Clippard saves another (7th).
Nationals 4, Red Sox 2(Saturday): Gio shuts down Sox until the 7th - Davey gives him a quicker hook than Strasburg. Desmond, Morse, LaRoche provide just enough offense. Tyler Clippard saves another (6th).