"'The Braves pitched two or three good games against us,' [Davey Johnson] said. 'I like where we’re at. I wouldn’t want to switch places with ’em. Our destiny is in our own hands. We’ve been consistent and resilient all year.'""Nats keep confidence level up" - Thomas Boswell, Washington Post
Tonight's game cancelled, via @Nationals on teh tweeters. Details to follow, rumors of 4:00/7:00 DH tomorrowhttps://mobile.twitter.com/Nationals
Thankfully for us all, Rob Dibble took time away from his busy work formulating a response to Immanuel Kant's A Critique of Pure Reason...In which the SB Nation Mets blog considers Davey Johnson and the Dwight Gooden conundrum
"[Jordan] Zimmermann recognizes the difference between the decision the Nationals made with him and the one they have made with Strasburg. On the day Zimmermann made his final start of 2011, the Nationals were 18 ½ games out of first place with 30 games to play. This year, the Nationals will be in the middle of a playoff race when they remove Strasburg. "It would be pretty tough," Zimmermann said. "I’m sure that he’ll have a little something to say. I don’t know if he can change [Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo’s] mind or not. We’ll see when the time comes. We all want him to pitch, but we definitely want him to stay healthy and have him for the long haul, too."Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore talks to Washington Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmerman about Stephen Strasburg's innings limit.
I’m definitely not content. I’m always looking to do better. With everything that happened, everything that was perceived about me, everything that was spread throughout the Washington media, it was a bad rap. I felt like the Washington media was throwing me out there, trying to ruin my career.http://therocket.mlblogs.com/2011/10/14/qa-with-brewers-outfielder-nyjer-morgan/ Nyjer Morgan's response when asked his he was content with his year this year
"'The group of players that Washington has drafted over the past few years is incredible. To be included with a group of players mentioned above is really humbling for me. It’s an honor to get to play pro ball, but to be able to play with such a good group of guys committed to getting better makes it that much more fun.'"Washington Nationals' 2011 1st Round pick Alex Meyer from an interview with TopProspectAlert.com's Andrew Martin.
"But there's the Bryce Harper you don't know. This Bryce Harper isn't all that interesting. He signs autographs. He runs out ground balls. He declines interviews because he doesn't want to give off the vibe that he's better than his teammates...""What if Harper you think you know isn't the real Bryce Harper?" - Gregg Doyel CBSSports.com National Columnist
"I’ll tell you this, I talked to a few players and I talked to Mike Rizzo at length, and the players and Davey Johnson, they’re pretty pleased," [Kevin] Kennedy said. "There is no question [Jim Riggleman] had lost the clubhouse way before this."via: Washington Post D.C. Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg • You can hear the audio HERE via @MLBNetworkradio.