- The Washington Times - Monday, August 18, 2008

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.



QUOTABLE

“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

TUESDAY’S GAME

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

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