The game is so depressing that Ian Desmond tries to strangle himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Final Score: Braves 5, Nationals 1
Dame of the Game:
Chad Durbin: 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K. Just in case this is the last time I get to say it this year…Dur.
Shame of the Game:
Mark DeRosa: 0-1. What is he still doing here? Did we just forget he was on the team because he’s so boring? Who was supposed to get this at-bat? Are we sure they’re still alive?
Jon Miller: Welcome to Sunday Night Baseball. I’m Jon Miller, and this is my partner Joe-
Joe Morgan: Joe Mogrom.
Morgan: Joe Morgan.
Miller: Tonight, divisional rivals Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves battle it out in a potential playoff preview. These are two great teams–what do you think is the key to the game, Joe?
Morgan: Well, Gio Gonzalez has a chance to get his 20th win tonight. That would really put him strongly in Cy Young contention. And if he does that, I think the Nationals might have a real shot in the playoffs with a 20 game winner on their staff.
Miller: Great point, Joe. Alright, let’s get to the starting lineups. Leading off for the Nationals, Carlos BelTRAN.
Morgan: That’s not Carlos Beltan, that’s Jayson Werth.
Miller: What? Oh, yeah. Batting second… Continue reading