[jbox color="gray"]"Our team is going through a bad stretch right now. But, my personal belief is we're way better than our numbers are. ... I know a lot of people didn't expect us to be as good as we have this year, but I believe this team is way, way better than what it's been playing. And regardless of the fact what other people might think, October is not here yet. ... Right now (the Nationals) are playing good baseball, but I don't believe they're a better team than us. They're playing great baseball. But a better team? I believe we're the better team. We just have to play as we're supposed to. Every team goes through a bad stretch. I told Terry two months ago I haven't seen a team better than us. We just have to believe how good we are and just go out there and perform. I believe we are the best team in baseball. We just have to play like one. That's what we're not doing."[/jbox]
Following tonight's game, Terry Collins reiterated the team's decision to start Batista on Saturday at Citi Field against the Dodgers.