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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 23-35 (.396, 13 GB)

Projected Record: 64-98

Ryans on the Active Roster Before May 8: 4

Ryans We’ll Have to Make Do With for the Rest of the Season: 3

Parsing the Loss: Nats 6, Pittsburgh 7. The Nats exhibited strong June 7 spirit on June 6. In preparation for tomorrow’s amateur draft, there were amateur moves all around, from Tony Batista (you can have his cell phone number, just ask) not quite noticing the third base coach’s stop sign to a contested call when he was tagged out at home. As Manny Acta told the Washington Times, “Nobody’s veteran enough here not to be talked to.”

Mark Zuckerman Adjectives of the Day: “bang-bang,” “frustrating”