(Phillies fans in horse head masks sort of summed it up nicely.)
"Well, that was a weird one."
(Davey Johnson, via NatsInsider, 8/2/2012)
Phillies 3, Nationals 2: Nats lose a series? That's weird! So is giving the steal sign in the 8th to a guy who's been out with a sore back. Hey, at least the Braves lost, too (thanks Ozzie).
Nats had Vance Worley on the ropes early, couldn't finish him. Edwin Jackson coughs up 3 long balls, 2 to Jimmy Rollins.
Hey Bo Porter, why'd you send Edwin Jackson to kill off the 2nd inning threat, anyway?
Can't blame the loss on one ill-advised stolen base attempt in the 8th by Ryan Zimmerman and his sore back, but WTF, Davey?
"It was one of those calculated risks there. If I make it, it helps us. I wasn’t trying to get out, but if we get out, he’s leading off against a righty and has a lot better chance to do some damage."
(Ryan Zimmerman on the stupid stolen base attempt in the 8th, via Washington Post, 8/2/2012)
How's the back, Zim?
A 6-foot-6 donkey probably would have come in handy on a night like that.
(Screen cap via MASN/TV)