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Greatest hits compilation

Interpret this game's first hour however you want. Perhaps the Nationals were due to break out like this. Perhaps they simply had a heretofore unrevealed ability to smash the knuckleball. Perhaps we just owe all this to the old phrase about blind squirrels and their acorns.

No matter.

Halfway through the second inning the Nats drove R.A. Dickey from the game. They had a 7-1 lead.

In moments of ridiculousness, I like numbers. So here are a few.

* The Nationals got eight hits (in 13 official at bats!) against Dickey. In 41 previous contests -- or 60 percent of 'em -- they went the whole game without getting that many.

* In only 11 previous games all year have the Nats scored more runs than they did in 1-2/3 against Dickey.

* Never before all season had they scored six or more runs in an inning (as they did in the second).

Now, let's just see if Shawn Hill can hold things together.

By Chico Harlan  |  June 13, 2008; 11:12 PM ET
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Let me also mention that they scored as many runs in the second inning tonight as they did in the entire four-game series against the Giants.

Posted by: Chico Harlan | June 13, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Thats heartbreaking Chico... Dagger...

Posted by: natsinthevalley | June 13, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Is this a major league team?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 13, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

which team?

Posted by: natsinthevalley | June 13, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the Guuuuuz!
(Especially since I had him as today's batter for the MLB "beat the streak" contest... whoo-hoo!)

Me likey the hustle (art thou listening, Flop?)

Posted by: nats del negro | June 13, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

This Green character looks eerily similar to Chris Schroder.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 14, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

Nats win one!!! Excellent.

Posted by: natsinthevalley | June 14, 2008 1:13 AM | Report abuse

thank goodness, Nats hang on to win!

Posted by: Cabraman | June 14, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

thank goodness, Nats hang on to win!

Posted by: Cabraman | June 14, 2008 1:33 AM | Report abuse

New post

Posted by: Manny "Don't you EVER touch my @$$ again! You hear me? EVER!" Acta | June 14, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

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