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Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 9-23 (281. 10.5 GB)

Projected Record: 46-116

Pitches Last Night Dubbed “Funky McNasty” by Opposing Team’s Manager: 1

Thrown by Our Guy Or Theirs? Theirs

Parsing the Loss: Nats 0, Milwaukee 3. Hey, it could be worse. You could, like Bud Selig, snap awake at night imagining the prospect of a Devil Rays—Brewers World Series. You could, like Jim Bowden, consistently see your team flattened by players you’ve traded away over the past two years. Or you could get your sports news from the Washington Post Style section, in which case the phrase “They’ll take their’n and lose to your’n and they’ll take your’n and lose to their’n” probably reminds you of a play you’ve seen or something. Or you could be this guy‘s kid.

Barry Svrluga Phrase of the Day: “the bizarre world of the Nationals”