Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 24-36 (.400, 12 GB)

Projected Record: 65-97

Scientifically Weird Washington Times Writers Whose Draft Advice Was Ignored by Nats Management: 1

Perhaps Because He’s Arguably Bonkers? Quite possibly.

Parsing the Loss: Nats 2, Pittsburgh 3. Felipe Lopez pays the price for his happy-go-lucky outlook, blissfully unaware of Jim Bowden‘s plan to build a robot super-race of players named either “Ryan” or “Zimmerman,” which inched forward yesterday with the signing of RHP Jordan Zimmerman, whose feelings about Ayn Rand are complicated. Meanwhile, regarding concerns about top signing Ross Detwiler‘s weight, or lack thereof—-is there anybody on the staff who could help this kid find a burger?

Barry Svrluga Adjectives of the Day: “uneven,” “unproductive,” “clean