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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 28-37 (.430, 8.5 GB)

Projected Record: 70-92

Distraught Second Basemen Manny Acta Had to “Speak a Little Spanish With” in Hopes of Calming Them Down After a Questionable Call: 1

Spanish for “We’re Screwed If You Get Ejected”: Es muy malo si tú eres expulsado

Parsing the Win, Today’s Post Gamer Edition: Nats 9, Baltimore 6. Matt Chico, you’ve just left your seventh game without a decision! How do you feel? More important, where are your people?

“My confidence is good,” Chico said. “I’m feeling stronger every outing. I’m trusting in myself more, and I’m trusting in my defense. I don’t care about my record.

And hey, Ryan No. 2, how ’bout cowboying down a little bit?

Tejada fielded Zimmerman’s leadoff grounder but threw it over Millar’s head. Thinking the ball had gone into the stands, Zimmerman turned toward second and took a few steps.

The ball actually bounced off the short wall beyond first base, which would explain the astonished look on Zimmerman’s face when Millar tagged him out.

Mark Zuckerman Adjectives of the Day: “happy,” “wild”