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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 32-43 (.426, 10 GB)

Projected Record: 69-93

Relievers Sidelined by a Vaguely Defined “Soft Tissue Infection in a Right Lower Extremity”: 1

Eternally Recovering Starters Seeking a Second Opinion: 1

Like This? A soft-tissue injury is a “personal situation.”

Parsing the Win: Nats 3, Cleveland 1. Speigner fever may be sweeping the provinces, but in the show, excitement is spelled “W-A-T-S-O-N” (when it’s not spelled the normal way). Got a hit that needs hitting? Call Watson! Got a run that needs running? WATSON! Got a man stuck between third and home who’s misread the pitcher? We’ve got Nook for that, thanks.

Barry Svrluga Adjectives of the Day: “ever-changing,” “bizarre”