Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 9-18 (.333, 7.5 GB)

Projected Record: 54-108

Nationals Pitchers Who Were Doing Pretty Well Until They Hurt Themselves Trying to Catch an Off-Target Throw by a First Baseman: 1

“Freaking Runs” Catcher Ryan Schneider Believes Are Necessary for Offense to Achieve: “some”

Nats Bloggers Who Fear They’re Losing Interest in Team Already: 1

Parsing the Loss: Nats 0, San Diego 3. Clearly a case of the team being distracted by last Thursday’s apocalyptic Class A brawl between the Potomac Nationals and the Winston-Salem Warthogs. Also, San Diego’s perfect weather (a source of bitter envy on the part of Washington Times Nats beat writer Mark Zuckerman) can put one in a state of mind where losing seems secondary to just lovin’ on Mother Nature.

Barry Svrluga Adjectives of the Day: “infamous,” “horrendous”