That's right, we're sellouts. The Nats reeled us in with a "Blogger Day" and cushy seats in the mile-high press box. Also, Q&As with Drew Storen, Josh Willingham, Jim Riggleman and Stan Kasten. We'll chime in if anything interesting happens here, otherwise expect a write-up of thoughts later tonight.
8:20 pm: Mike Leake is clearly a better pitcher than Stephen Strasburg.
8:30: I feel that Luis Atilano learned the wrong lesson re: pitch counts from Livan's start last night. 80 pitches through 5 innings is not a goal.
8:45: Clippard, Storen and Capps pitched last night. Slaten, Walker, Burnett tonight? Do not want.
8:50: I'm sure it would be tremendously difficult, but can someone please teach Adam Dunn to push a bunt down the 3rd base line?
8:55: Joey Votto needs more stick'um.
9:05: Apparently the goal for the evening was to get Atilano's ERA under 4.25. Mission accomplished.
9:10: What is it about Willie Harris's slash line that makes him the automatic first pinch hitter off the bench?
9:20: If you're not part of the solution, you're Tyler Walker.
9:24: It's the Joe West show, folks.
9:28: Cheer up, Wil. Some days you're the pigeon, some years you're the statue.
9:34: Why Miguel Batista? Why not?
9:45: Zimmerman walking - Good. Dunn hitting w/ men on base? Bad. (See above re: bunting down the 3rd base line.)
9:54: No warning to Batista? Joe West is a jackass.
10:02: I have absolute confidence in the Nats' ability to come back from this. ::weeps::
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