- The Washington Times - Monday, June 2, 2008

SEEN AND HEARD AT CHASE FIELD

PHOENIX - Diamondbacks TV analyst Mark Grace apparently didn’t like the fact that few fans showed up at games with hand-made signs supporting their favorite players and said so on the air recently. All of a sudden, there’s been an influx of signs throughout Chase Field, thanks in part to a make-your-own sign station. The best one this weekend was spotted yesterday, held up by a young woman who obviously understands how the pitching-heavy Diamondbacks are built to win: “This chick digs the quality start.”

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BY THE NUMBERS

261 Games the Nationals went without getting a complete game from one of their starting pitchers before Jason Bergmann went the distance Saturday night. It was the majors’ longest drought, dating back to Pedro Astacio’s shutout of the Braves on Aug. 15, 2006.

TOMORROW’S GAME

Cardinals RHP Kyle Lohse 5-2, 4.02

Nationals LHP Odalis Perez 2-4, 4.14

7:10 p.m. MASN

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