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Topic - Jesús Colomé
Even in defeat, the Washington Nationals lately had been trying to tout more positives than negatives. General manager Jim Bowden even went so far yesterday afternoon to insist his team is in a pennant race despite its last-place standing, the 6½ games it trailed division-leading Florida and the four games standing between it and the fourth-place New York Mets.
LOS ANGELES -- The Washington Nationals have been, statistically speaking, the least-powerful team in the major leagues this season. So the sight of three of his players homering last night at Dodger Stadium had to be encouraging to manager Manny Acta.
The Washington Nationals' bullpen has been so good all season that even the slightest hiccup comes as a surprise.
There is nothing the Detroit Tigers don't do well. They hit for power throughout a stacked lineup. They get quality pitching from the top of the rotation to the back end of the bullpen. They know when to take the extra base. They know how to battle through a tough at-bat.
"I was supposed to come in at like 11-something, but the flight was delayed two times," he said. "That's why I couldn't get here."
Colome, who was one of the stalwarts of Washington's bullpen with a 4-0 record and 2.76 ERA in 40 appearances, said he was surprised by how serious his ailment was.