"We made too many mistakes. A lot of bad things happened that we can't continue to allow. We've got to do a better job of handling the details of the running game."-- Jim Riggleman, Sept. 16, 2009.
THE RESULT: Poor baserunning, yet another botched squeeze and a meatball from a reliever for a grand slam resulted in the Washington Nationals 95th loss of the season. They haven't all come at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies, but it seems like half of them have.
In reality, it's the 14th loss against just three wins to the N.L. East's leader.
Once again, the Nats had runners thrown out on the base paths. In the second inning, Livan Hernandez bunted – apparently on his own again – trying to bring Ian Desmond in from third, who had doubled and to ...
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Article written by Dave Nichols