Nats’ Sweep of Mets Is a Team Effort – The Post
Using 21 Players, Team Ties It in 9th, Wins Game in 10th on Single by Castilla: Nationals 6, Mets 5
Admit it, you were discouraged when you saw Cliff Floyd’s grand slam erase a three run lead. It’s okay, given the way this team has put us through the ringer since July 4, you had a right to be skeptical. However, the Nats came back.
“That’s what it’s about,” outfielder Brad Wilkerson said.
You can say many things about these Nationals, but one thing is undeniable: they’re scrappy.
There, I said it.
More from The Wash. Times: Sweep has Nats believing again
Boxscore – ESPN.com
Shoulder shelves catcher for while – The Wash. Times
C Brian Schneider has been out for a little while and is going to be out for at least another three days with a bad shoulder.
NL Reviewing Guillen Tirade – The Post
No surprise here. Also, Frank Robinson is mad at Preston Wilson for getting thrown out rounding first in the tenth. Thankfully, it did not matter.
Smulyan: Past woes not issue – The Wash. Times
More ink for Jeff Smulyan, thought in some circles to be the frontrunner for the Nationals. He owned the Mariners in the early ’90s and was run out of town on a rail after trying to move the franchise to Tampa Bay.
THOMAS BOSWELL – Now Playing: Dawn of the Dead – The Post
BRAAAINS! The Nats who refuse to acknowledge they are finished and keep staying in the race. Bos, Frank Robinson, and Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel think the magic number for the wild card is 86 wins. Capitol Punishment thinks it is 87.