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Pirates @ Nationals, non-Strasburg Edition

Despite 2 errors the Nationals came away with the curly W against the Buccos.  Neither starter was particularly good with each giving up 5 runs.  The Nationals bullpen was solid, allowing only 2 hits, 2 walks, and no runs over 4 1/3 innings.  The Nats are 5 games back in the East, a half game ahead of cellar dweller Florida.  The Nats are also the only team in the division with a negative run differential, at -15.  That indicates some lucky wins.

Some sights from tonight’s game as seen from Section 135.

The stadium was a tad less full for tonight's tilt with the Pirates.

Tonight's starter, Lannan, got a reception dissimilar to Strasburg's

Another shot of the empties.

Catch

Watching these guys play catch never gets old.

Strasburg

That guy again.

As Jersey Matt mentioned, today was Brad Lincoln's debut.

Bernadina with the fundamentally sound two-handed grab.

Adam Dunn and Jose Tabata: not the same size.

Bernadina again with the fundamentals. No wonder he was Player of the Game.

The Big Donkey.

Terrorism at work.

Bernadina taking a cut.

Close play at first.

Acrobatics at second.

One day I will do a whole piece on Clippard and his crazy throwing motion. It's one of my favorite parts of Nats games.

Safe!

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