Natitude: The Nats are playing its first playoff game against the Giants as I write this very sentence. Tune in! +10

Catania Caves: Mayoral hopeful David Catania had never been to Nats stadium because he was against the public financing that went into building the stadium. Today, Catania went to the Nats game. -2

Fuck This: There is a Middle Eastern cocktail pop-up coming to the bottom floor of Black Whiskey on 14th Street NW on Fridays during October. It will serve a punch called “Fuck ISIS.” -3

Code Red: The Red Line had a no good, very bad week. Metro wants to do better nest week. -3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 20 Today’s score: +2  Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 24