For the second consecutive season, the Washington Nationals will finish the season with at least 100 losses. The Nats hit the milestone after losing last night to the Dodgers, 7-6.
“I’m just so proud of these guys,” Riggleman said. “With exception of a ballgame or two — from the All-Star break on — we have been outstanding in terms of effort and attitude. Our fans responded to the energy on the field.
“It has the potential to be a beautiful situation because the players want it, the fans want it. I think we are getting closer. The Dodgers are going to popping champagne any day and we [are going to be right there soon].” via.
That’ll only happen if they flood their bullpen and force everyone currently sitting in there to evacuate. Because the pitching, especially the bullpen, has been the Achilles’ heel of this team since they came to DC. In their 5 years in Washington, the Nats have never had a winning record. It’s nice to see a team in the nation’s capital building a tradition of their own. And there’s still a week left in the season. Get a move on, fellas. You’re only 36 games back! also.