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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 32-44 (.421, 10 GB)

Projected Record: 68-94

Number of Doctors Whose “Second Opinion” John Patterson Will Seek in the Next Four Days: 4

Should He Maybe See Sean Hill’s Doctor Instead? You think?

Parsing the Loss: Nats 1, Atlanta 4. Guz on First! Have You Heard the Guz? You know all those chants you were preparing for the day you finally went to RFK? Use ’Em or Guz ’Em, because SS Cristian Guzman is out for the season with a bad thumb. We’ll miss the crack of his bat and the effortless way he floated to the base, which felt more natural than even Jim Bowden’s writing style. Sad to say, Our Guz Is Cooked.

Barry Svrluga HR Tip of the Day: “By this point, the Washington Nationals need some sort of spreadsheet to keep track of their players.”