Bad calls helped the Reds take the final game of the serious. Joey Votto thinks that’s Cincinnatitude (both via @MrIrrelevantDC):

<a href='http://www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/video?videoid=ea811ef4-ddc3-40ce-8a28-e7f0498e2ffe&#038;src=v5:embed::' target='_new' title='Reds dodge sweep in extras' >Video: Reds dodge sweep in extras</a>

Losing 3 of 4, along with Cinnamon(?) in chili must be Cincinattitude. No thanks.

The Nats still came back, but the game went to extra innings. Tyler Clippard and his sore shoulder fell off the mound (Nats Enquirer) and then lost the game . So, the four game win streak ended. He guarantees the Nats will be in the playoffs (DC Sports Bog, The Post) though. Of course, his shoulder may have already fallen off. By the way, never brag about bullpen or pitching depth in general, as it can be short-lived.

Back to Natitude – Jayson Werth ran through the finish line in the President’s Race (Let Teddy Win) again.

Ryan Zimmerman isn’t hitting (Nationals Journal, The Post), but aside from the Home Opener, his fielding has been excellent.

PREVIOUSLY

Friday and Saturday, both wins for D.C. Yay Edwin Jackson.

Thursday | home opener

COMING UP

The Nats have won their first three series with the Houston Astros coming to D.C. for four games starting tonight. 7-3 is a good place to be and like Thomas Boswell said, stock up those early season wins (The Post). Has his chat started yet?

Stephen Strasburg pitches tonight, but how many will be there (Nats Insider)? I declared the Strasburg hype over on August 15, 2010 when my wife and I were two of just 21,000+ there.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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