Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 9-19 (.321, 8.5 GB)

Projected Record: 52-110

Robert Fick’s Explanation for His Failure to Run on Cory Kasto’s Double, Which Would Have Totally Got the Nats Back in the Game: “a bad read”

Manny Acta’s Take on the Same Event: “a base-running blunder”

Parsing the Loss: Nats 3, San Diego 7. Out of left field—-au revoir, Chris Snelling, who goes to Oakland, bienvenue á Ryan Langerhans. I use French because the BBC reports that the French center (which, confusingly, is strongest in the country’s lower left) is uncertain about which candidate it should support in Sunday’s election. The Nats’ outfield clearly sympathizes with their plight, as most of last night’s run production on the part of San Diego was directed at the center. CF Ryan Church is torn, and even the prospect of a 66 percent Ryan outfield yields no comfort: Ségolène? Sarkozy? C’est quoi á faire?

Barry Svrluga Phrase of the Day: “down without a peep”