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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dugout Wednesday
For Roy Halladay, arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome throwing shoulder became the best-case scenario when he had prepared himself for the worst _ a career-ending injury that would force his retirement when he's far from ready.
The 35-year-old right-hander is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA in seven starts this season after missing nearly two months last year because of a strained back muscle.
In the Nationals' 9-1 victory Wednesday over the Chicago Cubs — a win that lowered their magic number to clinch the National League East to 19 — they became just the third team in the live-ball era to hit six or more home runs in back-to-back games.
Ryan Zimmerman sat and watched from the dugout Wednesday, helpless to his team for the time being with inflammation in his right AC joint. Michael Morse was thousands of miles away, two weeks into a six-week rest period for his torn right lat muscle.