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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets
Current Record: 21-31 (.403, 13 GB)
Projected Record: 65-97
Opposing Pitchers Brian Schneider Thought Were Throwing First-Pitch Curveballs: 1
Opposing Pitchers Ryan Zimmerman Thought Were Not Throwing Curveballs: 1
Opposing Pitchers Ryan Church Thought Were “Making Stuff Up”: 1
Same Guy? Yup.
Parsing the Loss: Nats 0, Dodgers 10. Finally, a freaking loss! And not just a loss, a mulching, a weed-wacking, a power dethatching! Or, as Ryan Church would have it, a paddling. “That was a butt-whipping, but it happened,” the outfielder told the Washington Post. The dream of 120 losses is be fading faster than the Rule 5 love affair with
Lavalle Levale Speigner, but philosophically, the Nats are strong.
Barry Svrluga Verbs of the Day: “succumbs,” “allowed”