Rerun from yesterday: The Nationals finally won again, 5-4 over Atlanta. They had lost nine in a row. Tim Redding gave up 3 runs over 5 2/3 (I think) innings. Tom Glavine left in the first for Atlanta with the bases loaded and no outs, two runs would score off of him. Chad Cordero loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, setting up an one pitch save for Jon Rauch.
Acta Manages to Get Nats a Win, Ending 9-Game Losing Skid – The Post
Nats depart with a win – The Wash. Times
Nats finally triumph–barely – The Free Lance-Star
It was not a pretty win, but who cares?
Cordero Back, But His Outing Is ‘Concerning’ – The Post
Closer Chad Cordero nearly got his first save of the season, despite his fastball not reaching maximum velocity. After getting to one strike away, he loaded the bases before Jon Rauch came in to earn the save with one pitch.
Attending to some worries – The Wash. Times
A reasoned look at the Nationals attendance situation.
Flores returns to Columbus – The Free Lance-Star
C Jesus Flores is headed to AAA-Columbus where he can catch more frequently, face decent pitching and work with up-and-coming Nationals starters. Don’t worry, one way or another, he will be back.
Perhaps while he is in Ohio, he can say hi to Shawn Hill, who gave up five runs over six innings yesterday.
To Acta and Leyland, it’s no time to panic – The Wash. Times
This is only tangentially a Nats article.
The Nats are off today before heading up the Northeast Corridor for a series with the Mets.