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Evan Grant on today's game:

 

Boy did this crowd, this team and this fan base need that.

Truer words have not been written.

This is the sort of game where usually you'd say, let Dustin Nippert or Josh Rupe or whomever at the end of the bullpen come in and pitch the 9th. 

But I didn't figure there was any way that was happening today...even at 10-0, Washington was going to ride Padilla as long as he could, and then go to Joaquin Benoit or C.J. Wilson. 

There was no way he was going to let some garbage-time runs come in and kill the enthusiasm and the buzz from this game.