Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 39-55 (.415, 13 GB)

Projected Record: 67-95

Nats Third Basemen Who Withstood a Weaselly, Typically Texan Assault on Their Business Hand: 1

Chance That a Gratuitous Shot at the Lone Star State Is Going to Make at Least Two Staffers Consider Deflating My Bike Tires: 1-2

Parsing the Win: Nats 7, Houston 6. Ryan Zimmerman has a theory about playing second base. It goes like this, according to Barry Svrluga‘s gamer:

He will pursue every ball hit to the left side of the infield, and try to make the throw every time.

I’ve been unable to confirm whether he’ll give 110 percent, stay focused, or just go out and play.

Mark Zuckerman Adjectives of the Day: “clutch,” “effective,” “nice”