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Nats derail, get back on track

They literally did derail on the train back from New York last night. Fortunately, it was only a minor incident, and no one was injured; see The Nationals had to catch an emergency replacement train to Washington, losing precious hours of sleep. The Phillies are fighting tooth and nail to grab the NL wild card spot, and the first inning in tonight's seemed to indicate they were going to run roughshod over the bleary-eyed Nats. Somehow, Ramon Ortiz settled down after that and didn't allow any more runs over the next five innings, while a clutch double by Ryan Zimmerman in the third inning put the Nationals ahead for good. Brian Schneider batted in an insurance run in the eighth inning that proved to be decisive, as Chad Cordero allowed a run in the top of the ninth. The Phillies still fell short, though, 4 to 3.

With 19 home runs, 107 RBIs, and 47 doubles already (sixth in the major leagues), Ryan Zimmerman is becoming the clear favorite to win the 2006 NL Rookie of the Year Award.

PNC Park on CBS

Did anyone catch the premier episode of the new CBS drama series Smith? The opening scene took place on the Allegheny River, with PNC Park in the background, all lit up at night. That sure caught my attention!

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