It was only 12 days ago when Ricky Nolasco was handed the ball by Ozzie Guillen to face the Nationals and didn't give it back to his manager until he had completed a five-hit shutout.
Thirteen times this year he's taken the mound at Nationals Park, knowing in each instance he'd have another opportunity to take the same mound again five or 10 days later.
Game in a nutshell: So, they played a ballgame on South Capitol Street tonight.
Game in a nutshell: Wait, did someone hit the pause button at the end of last night's game and just pick things up right there tonight?
For five months, the Nationals have known they could lose a game because of their inability to stop opponents from stealing bases off them.