SEEN AND HEARD AT NATIONALS PARK
Two hours after the Nationals‘ 10th straight loss was in the books, the real offensive juggernaut in town took the field at Nationals Park. A slow-pitch softball game featuring local bartenders played out in the outfield, and those guys can pile up runs. In the sixth inning, “Team Budweiser” was leading “Team Bud Light” 12-8. Of course, the 20 combined errors posted on the scoreboard suggested this wasn’t necessarily a clean ballgame.
- Mark Zuckerman
BY THE NUMBERS
16-48 Record by the Nationals this season against teams with winning records.
“In a streak like this, you expect a ball like that to go over the wall because everything is just going wrong.”
- Nationals manager Manny Acta on Lastings Milledge’s ground-rule double that could have driven in more runs if the ball had stayed in play
Nationals RHP Jason Bergmann Record, ERA: 2-9, 4.51
Phillies RHP Joe Blanton Record, ERA: 6-12, 4.79
Time: 7:05 p.m. TV: MASN2