I should modify that Question, one MEMORABLE play that was not negative.
Aug 12: Felipe Lopez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly as the Nationals rallied to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday afternoon.
Aug 8: Felipe Lopez hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning of Thursday's game against the Giants off of Pat Misch to give Washington the 3-1 lead that would hold up. Lopez also had a single in the game. Lopez finished the four-game set against the Giants, 7-for-14 (.500) with two homers, two stolen bases and four RBI.
Aug 7: Felipe Lopez, dealing with tendinitis in his right knee
, hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning Tuesday for the Nationals, who won the game 8-6. Lopez also homered, had three hits and was just a triple away from the cycle.
Sportsline: SS Felipe Lopez had a 45-minute meeting with manager Manny Acta on Saturday to discuss his frustrating season. Lopez, who hit .291 in 2005 and .274 in 2006, has seen his average fall to .240 in 2007. He hasn't driven in a run since Aug. 12 and has committed four errors in his last seven games.... Acta wanted to give Lopez some words of encouragement while also making sure the aloof shortstop doesn't give up on the season with two weeks left to play. "He's just frustrated because he feels that he has done everything in his power, and he's not the player that people are seeing right now," Acta said. "I just told him he can't give up. He's got to give his best effort, and things will work out."
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