“WE’RE LETTING ALL THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON DOWN”

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Braves Sweep Up the NationalsThe Post
The Nats lost again, falling three games back after losing 5 – 4 yesterday. They did come back a little after going down 4 – 0 and 5 – 2, but in the end they just could not tie it up. Stick an L in front of Ryan Drese for this one.

Jose Guillen nailed it with the quote above.

More from The Wash. Times: Swept aside

BoxscoreESPN.com


NATIONALS NOTEBOOKGuillen Slides Into Spat With Braves’ JonesThe Post
Guillen unintentionally spiked Chipper Jones on a slide into third.

“I was walking back to my position and I got instant air conditioning in my crotch,” Jones said.


DirecTV touts Nats broadcastsThe Wash. Times
DirecTV hosted a Nats viewing party on the hill, naturally hitting rival Comcast hard. Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who seems to have an opinion about everything these days, took some shots at Comcast too.

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WHEN YOU CAN’T WIN, YOU CAN’T WIN

Blogger ate my post and the Nats lost again

Q&#$?@! Blogger ate my post! That is what I get for getting started a little early. The Wash. Times is having HTML problems too, so I had to look at the source code. Truly, we have reached rock bottom. With this in mind, I think I picked a great time to go to see the NSO at Wolf Trap tonight.

Nats’ Poor Defense Accelerates SlideThe Post
Same old story, good starting pitching, little or no timely hitting, bad defense and a shaky bullpen. SS Cristian Guzman is one of the villains from last night; he made two bad plays. Does he need to be put on suicide watch? Should they bother?

More from The Wash. Times: Robinson cuts loose

BoxscoreESPN.com


Judge dismisses Comcast suitThe Wash. Times
I rather expected the statement from Peter Angelo$ to say “evil will always triumph because good is dumb.”

More from The Post: Judge Dismisses Comcast Lawsuit Against Orioles & More from The Sun: Orioles given clearance to air games regionally


NATIONALS NOTEBOOKThe Book Out On Cordero’s First PitchThe Post
It took about 40 appearances, but the opposition has figured out that closer
Chad Cordero
likes to start with a fastball.

Holding his own, Wilson still has edge at the plate; former B-E star shining after move to NationalsThe (Orangeburg, S.C.) Times and Democrat
I do not know that I would say Preston Wilson is holding his own at the plate. He certainly is not holding his own in the outfield.

Big-money folks in line to purchase Washington NationalsUSA Today
A long article on the pending sale of the Nationals, with a helpful who’s who breakout.

Outfield a ‘merry-go-round’The Wash. Times
The HTML is still broken on this article, but we know what it is going to say.

JIM BOWDENFor Nats, answers will come from withinThe Wash. Examiner
All fans like trades. Trades are sexy and fun and bring hope. We’ve had discussions with almost every club in the last 72 hours. But sometimes the best trades are the ones you don’t make.

Him Jimbo, ask the fans wearing the wishbone “C” hats if they love trades. I really don’t like this guy.

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ANGELOS DEFEATS COMCAST; MORE NATS STUFF

Judge Tosses Out Comcast Suit Against OriolesThe Post
The Nazis beat the Soviets in round one of the Comcast vs. MASN lawsuit. Sadly, I was right, this just what I predicted earlier this morning.

A few things I missed earlier:

A faceless crewThe Wash. Times
Nobody recognizes the Nationals around town. If you are named Cristian Guzman, this is probably keeping you alive.


BENJAMIN FORGERYStepping Up to the Plate for a Home Run OpportunityThe Post
The Cityscape columnist writes about his hopes for the ballpark.

NATS DROP GAME 1, FALL TO SECOND PLACE

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With Walk, Nats Tumble From FirstThe Post
Chad Cordero blew a save and Luis Alaya lost in the 10th to waste a great outing by ¡LIVAN! (8 IP, 1 R). That puts the Nationals in second place for the first time since June 5.

With two games left in the series, they can still leave Atlanta in first place, but that seems less and less likely.

How big is this series you may wonder? Well, The Times, as in The New York Times sent a beat writer to it.

More from The Wash. Times: Nats knocked out of first

BoxscoreESPN.com


Hits keep not coming for NatsThe Wash. Times
The nats still cannot hit, though John Smoltz is tougher than most of the guys the bats go silent aganist.

NATIONALS NOTEBOOKWilson Is Odd Man Out In OutfieldThe Post
Oh darn, Preston Wilson is sitting now that Brad Wilkerson is back in the outfield. Ryan Church took over in center, while Wilkerson resumed playing left.

Also, Marlon Byrd won his suspension appeal, so we don’t have to worry about having one less outfielder in the dugout.


Judge to hear TV feud todayThe Wash. Times
After months of mudslinging between Comcast and Peter Angelo$, the two sides finally face off in court. The way things are going for the Nationals, I half expect the judge to render a ruiling in favor of Angelo$ immediately. That is based on my “gut” — a la Frank Robinson — and not any legal expertise.

Johnson returns to starting lineupThe Wash. Times
The return of 1B Nick Johnson means that the “original” lineup is back for the first time since May 6. He went 0 – 4.