Jim Riggleman may have quit on the Nationals, but the Nationals themselves refuse to do so. Despite 3 blown saves in the same game, the Nats still won in 14 innings last night. It was their first game since Riggleman unexpectedly resigned from managing Washington. They've won 12 out of the last 13 contests and now sit 2 games above .500 (39-37).
They join the likes of the Seattle Mariners (38-38), Cleveland Indians (40-34), Pittsburgh Pirates (38-37), and Arizona Diamondbacks (43-34) as surprise teams of 2011 that are actually still in contention for the postseason.