"Are the Nats trying to get the Pirates back to .500?"

That is what The Maryland Bureau Chief, a Pittsburgh area native (but now in Columbia, for a while too it seems) asked me on Facebook last night. To answer his question, well sort of. The Nats are trying to get every losing team back to .500, while they are trying to get wining teams up to .800.

Nats Can’t Stop Bleeding, Lose to the Pirates AgainThe Post
Wild pitch in ninth means familiar lossThe Wash. Times
Joel Hanrahan destroys a tense 1-1 game with a bases loaded wild pitch in the ninth. Seven innings of one-run ball from John Lannan and another scoreless inning from Ron Villone go to waste.

So, how long does bullpen coach Randy Knorr have left? Manny Acta? I’m thinking Sunday is their last appearance in Washington uniforms.

JOHN FEINSTEIN – Nationals Might Have Better Days Ahead of ThemThe Post
I missed this earlier in the week. Of course they might have better days ahead of them — how could they be worse?!

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