Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 9-17 (.346, 7.5 GB)

Projected Record: 56-106

Ratio of “Brain Farts” to “Brain Cramps” Blamed for Nats Wins and Losses This Season, Respectively: 1:1

Parsing the Win: Nats 3, San Diego 2. Casto appears in time for May Day. Socialists (or at least Columbus Clippers fans) around the world rejoice; Ryan Church spikes his bat with fervor, perhaps to protest recurring shin-splint/getting hit by breaking ball problem, which is clearly a Marxist allegory for the everlasting uncertainty and alienation that characterize the bourgeois epoch.

Barry Svrluga Reason of the Day for Being Glad That He Covers the Nats for a Living: “I just know that if I had a regular job back home, and I had to get up at 5 or 6 a.m. for a commute, I might not be able to stay up till 1 a.m. watching Chad Cordero allow warning-track fly balls. Believe me, it’s hard to go directly to sleep after something like that.”