Giants 5 Nationals 1
Loss Leaves Nats Wistful – The Post
It was not much of a showing for our Nationals. Barry Bonds, villain, homered in the first with a man on. That was all the Giants would need as the Nats could not get enough men on base often enough to do much damage. The only run of the game came off an infield hit that Cristian Guzman ran out, allowing Vinny Castilla to score.
John Patterson did not pitch his best game, though did strikeout Bonds a couple of times. Giants pitcher Brad Hennessey went yard off of Paterson; it was that kind of night.
More from The Wash. Times: Patterson has Giant collapse
Boxscore – ESPN.com
Selig, DuPuy Meet, Review Nats’ Bids – The Post
Baseball’s top two executives met to talk about picking an owner for the Nationals, but if the D.C. Council does not approve the lease soon, the sale will be delayed.
Carrasco excited to stay a starter – The Wash. Times
Hector Carrasco, who is not signed beyond this season, wants to remain a starter in 2006, wherever he might pitch.
NATIONALS NOTEBOOK – Robinson: Time to Play The Prospects – The Post
And in other news, Frank Robinson concluded that there is less daylight in October than June.
Dutch Zimmerman and Rick Short did get in the game late last night.
TONY KORNHEISER – Preaching to Whose Choir? – The Post
Ryan Church gets scolded.