Nats take final game of the series

Stanton Sets Up Nats’ WinThe Post
LF Alfonso Soriano accounted for all three Nats runs with a 2 run homer and a single to knock in Mike Vento. ¡LIVAN! continued his resurgence, giving up two runs over seven innings. Mike Stanton pitched a pefect eight and Chad Cordero pitched an imperfect ninth for his eighth save.

The season series is now tied again.

More from The Wash. Times: Stanton gets the job done


BoxscoreESPN


Reliever Eischen May Be FinishedThe Post
Joey Eiscehn and his sore shoulder will no longer hold the Nationals back. He was sent to the 60 day DL for a “thickness tear of one of the rotator cuff muscles in his left shoulder.” That could be the end of his career.

Most importantly though, Eischen pitched through pain, like a real man. Clearly, it worked out for both him and the team, are you paying attention John Patterson? Eischen’s injury opens the door for Bill Bray, who has been quite promising (4-1 with a five saves and a 3.98 ERA in 312/3 innings) in AAA.

Also, Jose Vidro is slumping, having seen his leading average fall like a rock off a highway overpass. He also sat out yesterday with a bad knee.

More from The Wash. Times: Surgery set for Eischen


Mayor creates office to oversee developmentThe Wash. Times
Mayor Anthony Williams has appointed Anacostia Waterfront Corp chairman Stephen Goldsmith to run a new office to oversee development of the new ballpark.

Also, Robert Bobb and other city officials will meet with the Lerners today to make a decision about the parking garages. My guess — one will remain above ground and the other will be buried.


Jim Williams: The month to get things startedThe Wash. Examiner
Williams writes about the Redskins radio situation and the Nats TV situation, saying it will be a busy month. Whatever.


Jim Bowden: Feeling the MLB draftThe Wash. Examiner
Speaking of whatever…

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