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Nationals News, Walkoff Kearns Edition

  I'll admit it. When I saw Austin Kearns coming up with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, I started to wonder whether Beimel was going to pitch again in the 11th. Thankfully, I didn't have to wonder long -- Kearns delivering that hit was incredible, moving the Nationals to 4-7 (?) in extra innings. Kearns has maintained a good attitude all season and even got a little misty-eyed (maybe?) in the postgame interview. I have my fingers crossed that this is the beginning of a turnaround for Kearns.

  If you're in town on August 8 (BOBBLEHEAD NIGHT!), please consider giving blood at the park. And if saving lives isn't reason enough to donate blood, you get a shirt, two tickets to an upcoming home game and the chance to see Jordan Zimmermann.

  The Nationals are finally getting some high-profile fanhood!

  Dmitri Young has torn his quad, and is out for at least the rest of this year.

  Nats Farm Authority have upgraded their Big Board, giving us a look at who is coming down the pipeline for the Nats.

  'Duk, at Big League Stew, has assembled a nice collection of Rickey Henderson pictures and quotes. He was a bit before my time, but he sure was exciting to watch!