Game 160 discussion thread: Nationals at Mets
The Nationals begin their final series of the season tonight before a sparse crowd at Citi Field. The Nationals are two wins away from 70, which would be a purely cosmetic milestone.
"That's a good word for it, cosmetic," Manager Jim Riggleman said. "Because that's what it is. It's [like] 99 RBIs or 100. Certainly, that guy doesn't want to go home all winter on 99. We've got three games left. We want to go home with 71 wins, not 70. At the beginning of the season, we expected to win 162 games and we didn't. You don't concede any games. You want to win every game. If we don't win 70 games, it's because through the course of the year, we gave up too many ballgames. If we win 70, I'll still be disappointed we didn't win closer to 80."
What's actually important tonight is Jordan Zimmermann attempting to close his season on a strong note. This time a year ago, Zimmermann had not yet even played catch following Tommy John season. Now, he's making his seventh and final start of the season.
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| October 1, 2010; 7:20 PM ET
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