Sinking: Those darn Nats! An 8-0 loss to the Cardinals is no way to get to the World Series. -8

Sailing: Per an email from Alert D.C., the Wilson Bridge will be opening at around midnight for two pleasure crafts: the Altanagoiar Alta and the delightfully named Cattitude. +1

Fairweather Fan: The Nationals game got so bad that even Councilmember Jack Evans, who had planned a Council hearing around the game, left early, according to reports. -3

24 Hour Party Diner: Columbia Heights’ The Coupe starts 24-hour operations tonight. If you guy, grab a bottled cocktail. +2

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 78 Today’s score: -8 Wednesday‘s Needle rating: 69