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Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo, in his weekly visit with 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Sports Junkies on Wednesday morning, talked about what has been different for his club now (six straight losses and losses in 8 of 10), as compared to the run they went on in July/August (a 29-25 record overall, 17-11 in August).

“The secret of when we played well in July and August was that our pitching kept us in the game close,” Rizzo told the Junkies, “and then at the end we’d get some timely hits and RBIs and we’d win those games.