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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 9-24 (.272, 11.5 GB)

Projected Record: 44-118

“Effect Pitches” Thrown Last Night by Jason Simontacchi: 1

Effect of Prince Fielder Receiving This Pitch: 3 runs

Parsing the Loss: Nats 4, Milwaukee 6. Well, this one is easy. Team management banned alcohol from the clubhouse. If you’re a member of the Nats, what else do you have to look forward to?

Barry Svrluga Dire Warning of the Day: “fortunes growing grimmer by the day”