Guzmania; Dukes sweep Dodgers

SS Cristian Guzman made Jim Bowden look less stupid last night by hitting for the cycle. The last Nat to do that — Brad Wilkerson in game 2 of the 2005 season. Those were the days, no?

Also, Elijah Dukes, fresh off his third trip to the DL, hit two home runs last night. I really hope he behaves himself on the field, in the clubhouse and when he is away from the team because he is the most electrifying player we’ve had since Alfonso Soriano. Oh Dukes needs to stay healthy too.

The Nats swept the Dodgers (by the way, the script Los Angeles looks pretty good on their road grays) and have won 5 of 7.

Guzmán’s Cycle Caps Nats’ SweepThe Post
Nats tee off to finish sweepThe Wash. Times

Elbow Pain Ends Hill’s SeasonThe Post
In case you don’t remember who Shawn Hill is don’t bother, he’s not coming back this season/ever.

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Penn State Football Eve Eve

We are less than 48 ours from the Nittany Lions kicking off against hated rival Coastal Carolina. Hopefully, my Town & Gown Football Annual will get here by then.

Anyway, here is the official Intercollegiate Athletics Joe Paterno press conference transcript. They edit it, but probably just to remove all his “Remember the Maine” references and threats to Dave Jones — “I’ll punch you so hard that I’ll rip your guts out and hang you by your small intestine!”

I’m not able to blog as much as I have in the past right now, so no preview other than a prediction for Coastal Carolina — pain. If Penn State gives up more than two scores, I will be concerned. Former prediction and season predictions are coming tomorrow.

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