They really needed that from Tony, and he delivered. And Baerga!!
Here's a few lines from the Post on Carlos' scoring effort.
"When catcher Brian Schneider stroked a single up the middle, Baerga exploded toward home with a wild, goofy dash, feet bouncing off the ground as if he were running in quicksand as he rounded third base. Taveras's throw was on time, but slightly off target. Astros catcher Humberto Quintero leaned left to field the ball and lunged right but he could not get his mitt on the pudgy yet elusive Baerga, who slid awkwardly under the tag to give the Nationals a 4-0 lead.
"He was getting those little, short, chopping steps going," Nationals first baseman Brad Wilkerson said, laughing. "His strides are about six inches long. His foot might be longer than his stride, I don't know." EOQ
He's had two great slides in the past few games, he's giving it 100% and really showing his teamates what effort means.
Plus, he's hitting over .500 recently. Vinnie better get better soon!!