Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Game 5: Nats at Marlins

Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER
Livan Hernandez faces Chris Volstad tonight at Sun Life Stadium.
MIAMI -- Well, so much for that new leadoff hitter. Jim Riggleman said yesterday Danny Espinosa would be in the top spot of tonight's lineup, with Ian Desmond batting seventh. It appears the manager changed his mind at some point, because Desmond (0-for-13) is back leading off again, with Espinosa (4-for-10) back in the 7-hole. We'll see what Riggleman has to say about that.

Livan Hernandez, meanwhile, makes his second start of the season, hoping to pick up where he left off on Opening Day (two runs, four hits in 6 1/3 innings). He'll have one of his biggest supporters in attendance: Half-brother Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, who was in the stands last night and actually caught two foul balls! (Of course, your odds of doing that increase by a huge factor when you're one of only 2,000 or fans in attendance.)

One final note: Several of you have been asking about the Nats' radio situation, noting last night's game couldn't be found on either 106.7 FM or 1500 AM. Here's the deal: The Nats get bumped off 106.7 when the Wizards are playing, and they get bumped off 1500 when the Caps are playing. (106.7 also announced it's picking up select Caps playoff games, but not those that conflict with the Nats.) Any games not on the flagship station, though, can be found on 1580 AM, as is the case tonight. The team's official website doesn't reflect this (it shows every game being on 106.7, which is wrong). I've got a hard copy of the actual schedule, though, and I'll be sure to include the correct station here before every game...

NATIONALS at MARLINS
Where: Sun Life Stadium
Gametime: 7:10 p.m.
TV: MASN
Radio: WHFS (1580 AM)
Weather: Partly cloudy, 76 degrees, Wind 13 mph in from RF
STARTING LINEUPS
NATIONALS
SS Ian Desmond
RF Jayson Werth
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Michael Morse
CF Rick Ankiel
2B Danny Espinosa
C Ivan Rodriguez
P Livan Hernandez

MARLINS
CF Chris Coghlan
2B Omar Infante
SS Hanley Ramirez
1B Gaby Sanchez
LF Logan Morrison
C John Buck
3B Donnie Murphy
RF Emilio Bonifacio
P Chris Volstad
5:31 p.m. -- Guess who popped into the Nats' clubhouse this afternoon: Dmitri Young, who lives down here and looks fantastic. He said doctors managed to find a different combination of medication for him that has gotten his diabetes under much better control. He's lost a bunch of weight, said he's down to 265 pounds (what he weighed when he played in Detroit) and hopes to get down to 250 (what he weighed years ago in Cincinnati). No talk of a comeback, though he is playing softball for a team called the Meathooks.

5:33 p.m. -- As for the decision to keep Ian Desmond in the leadoff spot, Jim Riggleman said: "I just changed my mind, basically, is what it comes down to. I could give you a lot of explanation. Unless I just felt really strong about changing them, I decided not to make a change. We come in a little interchangeable 1 and 7, and it's something we may tinker with as we go along. I'm sure we will. But for right now, I'm just going to leave Desi where he is." More to come.

7:10 p.m. -- Well, good thing Desmond was hitting leadoff again. He just smoked the game's first pitch past a diving Hanley Ramirez, then stretched it into a double. So Desmond is off the schneid after an 0-for-13 start. And as an added bonus, Jayson Werth gets a rare AB with a man in scoring position!

7:18 p.m. -- Ugh, that wasn't pretty. After Werth sent a fly ball to center, Desmond got hung up between second and third on Ryan Zimmerman's grounder to short. After a rundown, he was tagged out 4-6-5. And even though Adam LaRoche drew a two-out walk, Michael Morse grounded to third on the first pitch he saw. So for those keeping track, the Nats are already 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position after one inning tonight, 4-for-36 for the season.

7:22 p.m. -- Oh, if you didn't see it on the homepage, here's a link to my CSNwashington.com story on the leadoff spot and the lack of production from the guys in the middle of the order.

7:33 p.m. -- Remember what I wrote this morning about how great the Nats' rotation has been at keeping the ball in the strike zone? You know, with only four combined walks between them through four games? Well, Livan Hernandez just issued three straight walks with two outs in the first, nearly doubling the rotation's season total in the process. He managed to wriggle his way out of it unscathed, but that was not a good first inning for the big guy. Threw 24 pitches, only eight of them strikes.

7:56 p.m. -- Wow, three-run rally from the Nats in the top of the second. And they did it with two walks, a hit-and-run, a fielder's choice and a sac fly. As Riggleman would say in one of those MASN ads: "Smart ball!" Some nice execution in that inning by several guys. Espinosa delivered a perfect hit-and-run single through the right-side hole. Ankiel had a nice head-first slide into the plate to elude Buck's tag. Desmond dropped a perfect squeeze bunt to score Espinosa. The amazing thing is, even after all that, the Nats went 1-for-3 with RISP that inning and are 1-for-6 for the night. Doesn't matter, they lead 3-0.

8:02 p.m. -- Much better stuff from Livo in the second. He allowed a one-out single to Bonifacio but got Coghlan to ground out with two outs and the man on second. He's at only 35 pitches through two, while Volstad has already thrown 50 for the Marlins.

8:13 p.m. -- And a 1-2-3 third inning for Livan, who has begun to settle in. Nats still lead 3-0.

8:26 p.m. -- Looks like Riggleman knew what he was doing leaving Desmond in the leadoff spot tonight. He roped a shot off the left-field wall for his second double of the game, this one scoring Pudge. That makes Desmond 3-for-3 and raises his average from .000 to .188. Amazingly, the Nats have squandered plenty of chances in this game. Despite scoring four runs in four innings, they've also stranded six men on base and are just 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Still, can't be too upset about carrying a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth.

8:33 p.m. -- Wow, an incredibly harsh error called on Desmond, who didn't appear to have much of a chance to scoop John Buck's smash to his left. We'll see if it holds up or if the official scorer reverses the call after taking another look, but that's a tough way for Desmond to be charged with his first E of the year. Not that it hurt the Nats after LaRoche made a nifty catch at his shoelaces of Bonifacio's liner to end the fourth.

8:41 p.m. -- That'll do it for Volstad, who is done after five innings and 95 pitches. So Nats starters have outlasted their counterparts in four of five games so far.

8:48 p.m. -- This Hanley Ramirez guy is pretty good. He might have a chance of making it in this league. Geez, do the Nats ever get him out? Not in the fifth inning tonight. Ramirez's two-out double to left scores Coghlan and trims the lead to 4-1.

8:51 p.m. -- And the official scorer has (correctly) changed Desmond's error to a hit.

9:02 p.m. -- I may have spoken too soon about the Nats starter outlasting the opposing starter. Livo just got out of the fifth, but only after serving up a three-run triple to Buck that came within inches of being a grand slam. The umpiring crew reviewed it to see if the ball cleared the fence, but replays showed the ball striking the yellow line atop the fence. So the triple stands. But the game is now tied 4-4 after five, and Livo is laboring.

9:08 p.m. -- And Laynce Nix is pinch-hitting for Hernandez, whose night ends on a disappointing note. His line: 5 ip, 6 h, 4 er, 5 bb, 1 k, 97 pitches, 49 strikes.

9:18 p.m. -- And the Marlins have come all the way back to take the lead. Three straight hits off Chad Gaudin in the sixth, and it's now 5-4 Florida.

9:25 p.m. -- No need to reconsider that play by Desmond. That one was an error all the way. And it allowed another run to score. Marlins lead 6-4. Why do I feel like I've seen this movie before?

9:41 p.m. -- Six outs to go. It'll be Morse, Ankiel and Espinosa against right-hander Clay Hensley. If someone gets on, will Riggleman pinch-hit for Pudge? (He's now 0-for-9 with eight groundballs on the season.)

9:49 p.m. -- Someone did get on -- Ankiel, who blooped a single to left -- but Riggleman never got a chance to make the decision on Pudge because Espinosa grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. Still 6-4 heading to the bottom of the eighth.

9:52 p.m. -- Odd move here by Riggleman. He double-switched with Todd Coffey now pitching and batting seventh, and Alex Cora at second base batting ninth. The problem is that Cora is now due up second in the ninth. If the leadoff man gets on, he'll be the potential tying run. Wouldn't you rather send Matt Stairs to plate in that situation? The only reason to make the double-switch now is if you think Coffey's going to have to pitch two innings. But the only way that happens is if the Nats tie the game in the top of the ninth. Which is going to be tougher to do with Cora batting instead of Stairs. I don't get this one.

10:06 p.m. -- Yeah, that didn't work. Coffey allowed a one-out double to Coghlan, then walked both Infante and Ramirez in succession. After Sanchez hit a sac fly to make it 7-4, Coffey was pulled in favor of Doug Slaten. And as he walked off the mound, Coffey started barking at plate umpire Tim Tschida, who ejected the big right-hander. The Nats haven't been happy with Tschida's strike zone all night, starting with Livo. They've issued a total of eight walks, so you can imagine their frustration.

10:21 p.m. -- That's a wrap. Up 4-0 after four innings, the Nats allow seven unanswered runs and lost 7-4. They did manage to bring Zimmerman to the plate with two on representing the tying run in the ninth. But Leo Nunez struck him out on a high 2-2 fastball. So the Nationals have now lost an astounding 41 of their last 55 games against the Marlins.

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mark, is there any way to listen to WHFS online?

Anonymous said...

The only way you can listen to the game online is through At Bat 2011 on an ipad, ipod, android or on gameday at mlb.com. All options will cost you something.

Anonymous said...

You can listen online when it's on 106.7 but I guess not WHFS

Jaxpo Nat said...

MLB rules do not allow stations to broadcast the game online. There is no way to listen online without subscribing to an MLB product.

If you pull up the 106.7 or WHFS stream during a game you get other programming.

NatsJack in Florida said...

I am being nudged closer and closer to the JayB position on Riggleman (sorry Knoxville Nat). The vascillating on something like the lead off man tells me either someone else (Johnson) is pressing the issue or Riggs is actually afraid of damaging a young players pysche. Either way, he's not showing any leadership.

Feel Wood said...

Although 106.7 does stream, they wont be able to stream the Nats broadcasts, just as 1500 AM couldn't stream them in previous years. The only way you can listen to audio streams of MLB games is via MLB.com or one of its smartphone apps. The good news on that is there are no blackout restrictions on audio like there are on video, and the cost is only $15/season, which covers all audio broadscasts of every feed of every MLB game including the playoffs and World Series. If you have a smartphone, it's a great deal.

Anonymous said...

Nats coverage on 1580AM only = no Nats coverage on radio. Don't even bother listing that in your schedule, Mark.

Anonymous said...

I for one am now rooting for the Caps to be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

NatsJack in Florida said...

People.... it's 2011. Spring for the $15.00 and listen online.

I'm still miffed that my latest vehicle came with Sirius instead of XM and now I can't get the radio feeds on my satellite radio.

Anonymous said...

WHFS: 500 watts in the flower pot coming to you out of downtown Rockville Maryland ... well, not anymore ...

Anonymous said...

Addendum to Natsjack: MiLB games are available. Might see some real managing and some real baseball played by promising playoff contenders like the Syracuse Chiefs and Potomac Nationals.

And there's Randy Knorr who ought to replace Riggleman.

P. Cole said...

Thanks for keeping us radio listeners in the loop Mark.

And to everyone else, I don't care if it's $5. You shouldn't have to pay for radio in 2011!

joemktg said...

Ultimately he's making the right move by allowing Desmond to hit his way out of the 0 for whatever. Putting Espinosa at leadoff is too risky at this point of the season as there is no fallback if Espinosa fails as well.

Theophilus said...

Desmond leading off probably has something to do w/ the fact he is 6-for-12 against Volstad.

Espinosa hasn't seen him.

Anonymous said...

Putting Espinosa at leadoff is too risky at this point of the season as there is no fallback if Espinosa fails as well.

Let's get it straight @joemktg. Riggleman has already tried his preferred fallback and that would be Jerry Hairston Jr. and ostensibly why he, and not Harris, is the Nats UTIL. Why Morgan is now with the Brewers. In fact I would imagine Riggleman would prefer starting Hairston everyday ... he's finding any excuse to get him into every game.

No, they are not out of options with Espinosa. Roger Bernadina, Boomer Whiting, and even Steve Lombardozzi should be considered viable options. And let's not start with the Riggleman line? No, they don't have experience ... but ARE THE NATS going to win anywhere near 70 this year? Without a miracle? NO. So, what's the harm in developing future prospects ... isn't that the idea?

N. Cognito said...

Anonymous said...
"I for one am now rooting for the Caps to be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs."

A pox on your house. May your children grow to loathe you. May you relatives visit and NEVER leave. May the unwashed masses camp in your front yard. May your car throw a rod. May your wife leave you for Toughhockey.

NatsJack in Florida said...

It's the vascillating that miffs me. Saying something one day then reversing it the next. Doesn't lend itself to solid leadership.

Harper_ROY_2012 said...

Regarding the lineup redo, Riggleman must have eaten at the Waffle house today, can you confirm Mark Z.!? ;)

Anonymous said...

Desmond leading off probably has something to do w/ the fact he is 6-for-12 against Volstad.

Espinosa hasn't seen him.

AND all this talk about Desmond developing into a clubhouse leader of the future? How does it look when you replace him with Hairston and Cora only 4 games into the season? A joke that's what.

Does it really matter what Desmond does or does not do? Its more about whether he is a "Riggleman" veteran.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Mark... I watched the interview in the stands last night with El Duque and he has to be approaching 50 yo. He looks good (for a 50yo) but his ability to speak english has regressed since he left baseball. He did tell the Marlins interviewer that he would be Livan's biggest fan tonight.

Dave said...

1580 AM is inaudible in central Fairfax County (Vienna, Annandale). I have MLB At Bat 11 on my iPhone, but that's not much good driving around. The only way I could hear the game in the car last night was the Marlins broadcast on XM. Booo!

NatsJack in Florida said...

Watching the Pirates/Cards game. Why would Andy Pettite be in St. Louis watching this game from the stands???... Interesting.

JohninMPLS said...

Gameday Audio is also free with a Twins Territory Team membership, which includes 15% of one purchase at the MLB online store, a free tour of Target Field, and other crap.

I think the Nats did something similar last year, but I can't find it on the official site.

Anyway, even if you're not a Twins fan (you jerk), it's not a bad deal. It's the same price as Gameday Audio, plus you get the 15% discount.

(You'd still have to buy the $15 At-Bat mobile app to listen to games on your mobile device.)

Orange Head said...

Davey Lopes, if I remember correctly, started like gangbusters as a rookie leadoff hitter. Espinosa will do fine.

And yes, Riggs ate at Waffle House and had a triple order of the has browns scattered and smothered, three eggs sunnyside up, bacon and coffee.

Anonymous said...

"I have MLB At Bat 11 on my iPhone, but that's not much good driving around."

Get a car radio with a USB port. Only a couple hundred bucks. Or get an external speaker that plugs into the headphone jack on your iPhone for $10-$15. Visit your local Radio Shack, you'd be amazed at what's available.

masnstinks said...

Could not pick up the am station on my way home from work last night in the car. I thought things were going to better this year with radio coverage, and here we are right back to practically nothing. Hockey play-offs last a long time.

A DC Wonk said...

"Hockey play-offs last a long time."

Oy! No kidding!

Last year it went to the second week in June!!

carolync said...

1580 AM leaves with the sun at my house. Bummer.

I was looking forward to seeing Espinosa bat lead-off. Desmond is never held accountable for anything. He got away with murder last year for his poor fielding and streaky hitting and here we go again this year. I've been disappointed with Desmond as a starting shortstop and also am disappointed with the bad start to the season.

Perhaps he will start one of his hot streaks today.

Dave said...

Somebody with no name who posted at 4:27 PM said:

"Get a car radio with a USB port..." etc.

Nope. That's dependent on having a strong data network signal everywhere I drive, and also on having an unlimited data plan with your smart phone. Data is expensive, and no cell phone network is perfect.

Ergo, At Bat is not a substitute for a car radio. We deserve a real local radio signal that we in the DC region can hear.

JD said...

Even if Desmond at leadoff is a bad move (it is); you made that decision coming out of spring training so just stay with it for 20 - 25 games; quit reacting to results based on insignificant samples.

Anonymous said...

Cuold you add the XM channel to the list of radio stations?

Anonymous said...

It is clear to me that Riggleman is not calling the shots with at least this decision and probably many more. Perhaps a power struggle for the Lerner's (and maybe Rizzo's) confidence? The administrative side of things is probably in bigger shambles than the on-the-field product.

bgib said...

Fortunately for Nats fans, but unfortunately for the Caps, the playoffs usually end for them well before May or June.

Mark Zuckerman said...

Clarifying the radio situation: I was told that 106.7 will NOT bump Nats games for Caps playoff games. The only Caps games that will be picked up by them will be those that don't conflict with Nats games.

Doc said...

RE: Lineup Rizzo would do well to have Davey Johnson in charge of the lineup for every game.

Obviously, not good GM/managerial protocol, but a wise move nonetheless!

The Retired Journalist said...

My XM has proven well worth the cost. Not only do I not have to try to guess where to find the game, or hope I'm able to receive whichever station, but after the east coast games end I'm able to tune in games to our west, including the poetry of Vin Scully.

phil dunn said...

More dumb base running. I blame the coaches and manager. They are tasked with teaching fundamentals and they are not doing it again this year.

Anonymous said...

Mickey Morse: .143

dj in Fl. said...

We are stuck with the Marlin announcers in Fl. and they can not believe the strike zone. They keep showing the pitch tracker with all these strikes being called a ball. They guessed that the ump has a high strike zone that neither pitcher can survive with.

Sam said...

Hey, look at Desi make Riggs look good.

dj in Fl. said...

Now this is the team we expected to see out of spring training. Get them on, move them over, and bring them home.

Mark'd said...

Why was Desi tagging with Pudge in front of him? That was way too close to losing a run.

A DC Wonk said...

Are we 2-for-2 on squeezes this year?

And, don't you just love hearing the phrase "heads up play by Ankiel"? (As a reminder/comparison to who he replaced)

NatsNut said...

Mark,
I'm loving the Nats' new MO of take, take, take until the starter is out by the 5th. Not since Nick Johnson was on the team have they done that much. Anyway, what do you think starts happening when the league catches on? Is their response simply to throw more strikes?

Anonymous8 said...

Such a shame. Livan just all over the plate.

Wally said...

Yeah, not a great game for Livo. Seemed like he was fighting the umpire over the zone all night. Kind of surprising to see someone like Livo let it get to him.

dryw said...

When do I get to wake up from this nightmare??

CBinDC said...

The changes to the organization have been multifold

Anonymous said...

Same old Nats.

Grandstander said...

Can someone better than me access the numbers for opponent's bullpens against our lineup? I feel like these middle relief guys we've facing have been shutting us down more effectively than the best closers in the game.

Aussie Gus said...

Bad news Mark, you've got to watch this movie for the next 6 months, and now that you are getting paid, you can't just walk out.

JaneB said...

Uuugh! Hard as I is to watch, imagine BEING them.

josh f said...

I just think I'm gonna barf...

CBinDC said...

How can you change half of the team and really get the same result .......what is it now about third base coaches...everyone has been suspect .....nothing but the same mistakes......and really is this again the Lerners are cheap team .....is that why we have this team of youth and age ....so hear we are again looking at despair and depression

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Not that this would ever happen but the Nationals could have a 15-run lead against the Marlins, and I wouldn't feel the least bit confident.

Chad Gaudin, please answer the white courtesy phone. Your ride to Syracuse is waiting.

Aussie Gus said...

and Chad, save a seat for your mate Todd.

Anonymous said...

I hope someone tells us how upset the team is about this loss tonight and how they just aren't going to take it anymore and that the feeling in the locker room is that this quality of baseball is unacceptable. That's what this team needs to really change things. Some veterans to tell us that they have to play better.

I didn't see much of spring training, but I have to ask what everyone was talking about. How did all of these schlubs in the bullpen make the team? I thought people said Michael Morse finally learned how to hit consistently. What was all the talk about better defense?

I was confused by the whole "expect it" ad campaign. Now I think I finally know what they meant. No need to be more specific than "it." You know it when you smell it. Looks like we stepped in it. Looking forward to a lot more it this year!

dj in Fl. said...

FSN just showed the Coffey argument and agreed that the ump has called those strikes, as balls all night.

JohninMPLS said...

Grandstander, I just went through the actual plate appearances and tried to figure that out myself. Here's what I came up with:

PA BB AB H K R BA
67 9 57 10 14 3 .175

That's through the eighth tonight. Compare that to our offensive stats against starters so far, through tonight's game:


PA BB AB H K R BA
108 12 92 21 17 11 .228

Since I did it by hand, it may be off by a little. But I don't think it's off by much. And it's pretty ugly all around.

If you're looking for something positive, the K/BB ratio is good, and the Nats are seeing a lot of pitches (with better than average pitches per plate appearance numbers). Good patience, poor results.

Anonymous said...

Franchise records through 5 games:

2005 3-2
2006 2-3
2007 1-4
2008 3-2
2009 0-5
2010 2-3
2011 1-4

So before we all get too critical, we all know how those weak beginnings turned out. No need to panic. This year is clearly different.

Washington Nationals. Expect it.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic unwatchable. Stand by for bromides saluting our players for how they hung in till the end. Expect the phrase, "We can build on that."

NatsNut said...

Anonymous,
Spring Training was ALL ABOUT "they just aren't going to take it anymore and that the feeling in the locker room is that this quality of baseball is unacceptable. That this team has the professional and veteran attitude to really change things." And some veterans DID tell us they were going to play better."

Anonymous said...

Hey Riggie. The club ain't hittin' like it's capable of, not pitchin' like it's capable of, but still losing like old times. It's deja vu, 2005-2010, all over again.

Anonymous said...

NatsNut: My apologies. I thought the sarcasm in my 10:06 post was obvious. They've been saying this garbage all winter. Same old Nats.

FS said...

I just finished the match at MLB live look-ins. I know I should not be praising opposing pitchers but I am impressed with Nunez's stuff. That velocity and the movement on his fastball is pretty good.

Anyways, very disappointing result. When offense comes through, pitching lets down. Zimm did have a chance to tie the game so you can say offense was also partly responsible.

I take back my comment from yesterday that Nats will get swept. Nats will beat Josh tomorrow after losing to couple of ordinary starters.

Anonymous said...

Looks like we have a real good shot at the overall number 1 pick.

Cwj said...

Hmmm, I don't know what to make of the Nats through 5 games.
Perhaps something to be done would be to phase out Gaudin, Broderick and Coffey.

Balester definitely needs to be called up. Why wait? I don't understand it.

CBinDC said...

Explain ....when it is said by Riggleman there are to many good bats to keep hitting like this....That they are hitting like this ...well NOT HITTING like this ....is it a way to say that ...ahhh they been pitched real good ....or we tip our hats again and again ....I really thought after ST that we would see a change ....BUT NO ..it is the same team ...tv broadcast .....excuses excuses

Anonymous8 said...

The Veterans played poorly at the plate as in Werth, Zim, LaRoche and Pudge. No hits between them although they all got on base.

Too many ducks left on the pond.

BTW, congrats to Ian Desmond on a really good night.

CBinDC said...

I understand Bobby Valentine is still available...hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Unless Bobby Valentine can hit with RISP, he's not going to win games like tonight's.

Feel Wood said...

I got one question I want Debbi Taylor to ask Todd Coffey.

"Bro or manssiere?"

dryw said...

Feel Wood...
I must concur. I actually spent a moment wondering whether Coffey's cup size is larger than mine. Then I went back to weeping quietly in the corner. Sigh.

Manassas Nats Fan said...

I am trying to remember the reliever's name we got from the Yankees last year who was awful, and we finally got run our of town by May (or did that happen 2009 and all the seasons seem the same).

Now we get Gaudin who was awful for the Yankees last year. Why would we think he would be any better here. I was at the game Saturday and gladly booed him off the field.

RISP no better than last year (and that was my complaint last year and have done nothing to change it. Changed players same result. Get rid of the Eckstein obviously he has nothing to add to them in this department.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Well, for sure, Coffey's cup size is bigger than Debbie's.

Anonymous said...

Noted without comment:

No NL team has scored fewer runs than the Nats to date (14). Only the Rays are behind us in the AL (7).

Anonymous said...

>>>I am trying to remember the reliever's name we got from the Yankees last year who was awful, and we finally got run our of town by May (or did that happen 2009 and all the seasons seem the same).<<<

Brian Bruney

Anonymous said...

I'm not from the DC area but I am a huge Washington National fan. I used to be able to pick up their night games on 1500 AM, but I do not get 106.7 FM (at least not the DC version). I thought they were going to still be on 1500 AM, but sadly the last 2 nights, I went to turn on the game & they had a hockey game. Does anyone know if 1500 AM will still carry them & if so when the next game covered will be?

Drew8 said...

Washington Nationals

Expectorate.

dryw said...

Drew8, that's perfect! (I'm a crazy die-hard who hopes it won't be perfect for long, but this morning, it's perfect....)

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