now playing : Randy Newman’s “Short People”.  Video link swiped from DC Sports Bog’s Dan Steinberg.

Dmitri Young (shown above) has an RBI single in today’s Nats/Phillies matinee, with DC leading 2-1 in the last of the 3rd inning.

Sans Carlos Beltran — missing his second straight game with a strained abdominal muscle, the Mets trail the Pirates, 5-2 in the top of the 7th at Shea.  While the roof caved in on Oliver Perez during Pittsburgh’s 5-run 6th inning, Lastings Milledge has continued his recent tear with a solo HR off Paul Maholm.  No windmilling or top-step disco action for Da Edge this time, though that might have as much to do with the Bucs throwing at him the past two days as any scolding from Willie Randolph.