Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Game 73: Nats at Rockies

US Presswire file photo
Jordan Zimmermann hopes to get plenty of run support tonight at Coors Field.
After a record-setting offensive performance last night, do the Nationals enter tonight's game with any positive momentum? Well, the old baseball adage insists that "momentum is only as good as tomorrow's starting pitcher." So who are tonight's starting pitchers?

For the Nationals, it's Jordan Zimmermann, owner of a 2.89 ERA and 12 quality starts in 14 tries this season. And for the Rockies, it's Edwar Cabrera, 24-year-old left-hander making his big-league debut after 15 starts at Class AA. We shall see how that matchup works out.

Couple of changes to Davey Johnson's lineup: Adam LaRoche (who clubbed two homers last night) gets the day off. Tyler Moore will move to first base, with Mark DeRosa starting in left field. Jhonatan Solano gets the nod behind the plate. Marco Scutaro, meanwhile, is back in Colorado's lineup two nights after getting drilled in the head by a Stephen Strasburg fastball.

As you know, I'm not in Denver for this series, but I'll try to chime in with some thoughts along the way. And as always, the comments section is open for business...

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at COLORADO ROCKIES
Where: Coors Field
Gametime: 8:40 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), XM 188
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 84 degrees, Wind 8 mph out to CF
NATIONALS (42-30)
2B Danny Espinosa
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Michael Morse
SS Ian Desmond
LF Mark DeRosa
1B Tyler Moore
C Jhonatan Solano
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

ROCKIES (28-45)
CF Dexter Fowler
SS Marco Scutaro
LF Carlos Gonzalez
1B Michael Cuddyer
RF Tyler Colvin
3B Jordan Pacheco
2B Chris Nelson
C Wilin Rosario
LHP Edwar Cabrera

UMPIRES
HP Ed Hickox, 1B Mark Carlson, 2B Angel Hernandez (cc), 3B Chris Conroy

9:15 p.m. -- Good evening, everyone. Looks like the Nats lineup is picking up right where it left off last night, huh? They scored one run in the top of the first on Bryce Harper's single, stolen base/error and Ryan Zimmerman's RBI groundout. Then then added three more in the top of the second on yet another Tyler Moore homer and then a Danny Espinosa RBI single that scored "The Onion," aka Jhonatan Solano. It's 4-0 already, and I'll tell you what: I think Tyler Moore is gonna make it after all. (And ... cue the hat toss.)

9:42 p.m. -- Barkeep, another round of cortisone shots for me and all my friends! Zimmerman does it again, and he's now 8-for-14 with two homers and two doubles since having that giant needle stuck in his right shoulder. And then Ian Desmond does it again, his 12th homer of the season. Edwar Cabrera's big-league debut is done after 2 1/3 innings, and the Nats still aren't done hitting as Solano ropes another double. It's 8-0 in the middle of the third, folks. Over his last 26 innings spanning four starts, Jordan Zimmermann got nine total runs of support. In his first three innings tonight, he's already got eight.

10:07 p.m. -- Just another ho-hum, RBI double off the right-field wall for Ryan Zimmerman to make it 9-1 in the fourth. In less than 3 1/2 games, Zim has raised his slugging percentage from .305 to .356. That's 51 points. FIFTY-ONE POINTS IN LESS THAN 3 1/2 GAMES!

11:00 p.m. -- It'll get overlooked because of all the early offense tonight, but Jordan Zimmermann's seven innings of one-run ball -- in that park -- was an impressive feat. That's his 13th quality start in 15 tries, and he's completed at least six innings in all 15 games. Good stuff.

11:46 p.m. -- And this game is over. It turned a bit ragged late, with Chien-Ming Wang and Michael Gonzalez laboring through the eighth and ninth innings. But those are small quibbles in an otherwise stellar all-around performance by the Nationals, who win 11-5. They'll try to make it three in a row tomorrow at 3:05 p.m. EDT.

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MicheleS said...

Today would be my dad's birthday..it's also the anniversary of Davey's 1st game as manager.. and Sorry if I get mushy.. I figure Davey is my Dad's present to me so I can watch winning baseball for once in my life (Dad raised me as a cubs fan - we see how that worked out)

GYFNG!!!! Boys Gets some runs for JZ!!!

Doc said...

Let's hope that the Nats don't treat this AA guy Cabrera guy like he was the reincarnation of Koufax???

NatsJack in Florida said...

Just like I said yesterday.....JUST BARREL UP THE FRIGGIN BALL!

Grandstander said...

Mark DeRosa's batting 6th?

baseballswami said...

Just saw the latest Nyger dust- up. So glad he is not on the team right now. Seriously, our guys are so tame. I love it. Just play ball, guys. We don't need the rest of it. Hoping for fair winds at the park tonight and that the Sandy Koufax impersonator is wearing curly W. ( or a DC)

Will said...

Cabrera is a strikeout machine. I think he led the minors in Ks last season.

Seems like a good time for him to get a start, against a weak-hitting, strikeout prone ballclub, that has a knack for making mediocre pitchers look like aces.

peric said...

Mark DeRosa's batting 6th?

FeelWood is probably right on DeRosa. They have to give him another chance to prove he is a viable major leaguer just as they did with Lidge. If he really flounders have to assume he gets DFA'ed or he hangs up the cleats on his own.

peric said...

Seems like a good time for him to get a start, against a weak-hitting, strikeout prone ballclub, that has a knack for making mediocre pitchers look like aces.

Build confidence? Good match up then. Pitcher's duel again at Coor's Field.

jeffwx said...

gotta weaken the lineup for Zmnn

JB said...

Harper has clearly been taken to the woodshed by "crafty veterens" (e.g. Pettite, Francis). Young guys relying on live arms are mother's milk. Bryce is going to have a good night.
NatinBeantown

Will said...

Grandstander,

I'm totally in agreement. If Davey Johnson has one problem, it's that he places entirely too much emphasis on lefty-righty match ups. Tyler Moore hit 2 HR and a 2B, then couldn't get another start for a week because of a lack of LH starter matchups. Then Adam LaRoche does the exact same thing last night, and get benched in favor of Mark DeRosa?!?

LaRoche is by no means a lefty specialist, but he's still OPSing .752 against them. DeRosa, a supposed LHP specialist, is only OPSing .696 against them since 2010.

Seems like a waste to me. Ride the hot bat, and keep Mark DeRosa as far away as possible from the starting lineup no matter what.

SonnyG10 said...

Stand easy folks, Nats be raking again tonight!

JB said...

Forget Maalox, I'll take my bourbon with cortisone again, barkeep.

peric said...

LaRoche is by no means a lefty specialist, but he's still OPSing .752 against them. DeRosa, a supposed LHP specialist, is only OPSing .696 against them since 2010.

Supposedly LaRoche is injured again which is why Davey has been using him mostly against right handed pitching. And they need to see what Moore can do. DeRosa or Lombo that may be the question given Brown and then Werth.

NatsLady said...

The big fire is in Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver.

waldo-canyon-fire-information-june-27

http://www.coemergency.com/2012/06/waldo-canyon-fire-information-june-27.html

NatsJack in Florida said...

There were 4 different situations involving Nyger Morgan today that had his manager grittin his teeth and stomping around the dugout.
1. First inning takes 2 steps back on a routine fly ball to right that drops in front of him for a double.
2. Bases loaded 1 out in the 6th and he pulls back late on a suicide bunt attempt leaving the guy on third easy pickins AND getting a called strike. Then pops up for the 3rd out.
3. Men on first and second in the top of the 8th and Nyger stays at first while the guy on second gets thrown out stealing third for the second out.
4. The foul ball and fan dust up down the RF foul line.

Man I'm glad that guy is somewhere else.

NatsLady said...

LaRoche has got to be injured again. When he's not actually making a play he's walkin' pretty slow and almost limping.

NatsLady said...

NJ- I took a trip to the bathroom and missed #3. He may be in serious hot water on #4. CBSSports things he should get a fine and suspension, Amanda thinks he could get sued.

MicheleS said...

Wow.. the Dodgers are about to get swept by SF. And that means they are tied for 1st place in the West.

NatsLady said...

MicheleS, and Ethier is among the Wednesday injured. Seems like we were just ahead of the curve on filling up the DL, other teams are catching up.

MicheleS said...

NL.. the Dodgers not only got swept, but they DID NOT SCORE A RUN the ENTIRE Series. So we have little to complain about. Can you imagine Dodger fans right now???

peric said...

I'm surprised Harper didn't get a seat instead of LaRoche given his injury and its apparent its affecting his play?

baseballswami said...

This has been the most inconsistent season I have ever seen . The Dodgers were dominant and now they have gotten swept by the Giants and have not scored one run. Granted, Kemp is out - but they do have other players. Miami dominates in May and flops in June. Plus, mlb is making Dr. Andrews a zillionaire this season. Not enough bubble wrap. Alternate universe - Tommy Milone has 8 wins, Jordan Zimmermann has 3. At least our closer doesn't do somersaults.

NatsLady said...

NJ--borrowed your comments for a post on Hardball Talk, can't believer there is a guy over there trying to defend Nyjer.

NatsLady said...

Remember when the Dodgers were running away with the NL West and were on top of the "power rankings"?


coolstandings ‏@coolstandings
SF 3, LA 0. #Dodgers playoff chances now 61.5%.
SF 3, LA 0. #Giants playoff chances now 61.9%.

sm13 said...

Just watched the video of the Nyjer incident -- I am so glad we're rid of him.

NatsJack in Florida said...

I wouldn't be a bit suprised if the Brewers decide that they've had their fill of Morgan.

MicheleS said...

Here is the weird thing about Nyjer. Just saw the replay on MLB Tonight and they were laughing about it (the fan shove). Said it was no big deal.

natsfan1a said...

Thanks for the Giants news, MicheleS. My brother would have been very happy about that. Also, I think that Davey was a nice birthday gift from your dad. Of course, I suppose that long before that he gave you your love of baseball. We all reap the benefits of that in here everyday. :-)

natsfan1a said...

Have to say that the sideline incident didn't look funny to me. Maybe Nyjer needs some time off to get his head on straight.

Oh, er, and on a game note: Go, Z-nn, and stay hot, NATS BATS!!

bdrube said...

I just had a thought, wouldn't it be amazing if Rizzo pulled off a deal with the Brewers to bring Zack Greinke to the Nats? Greinke didn't want to come here two years ago because he wanted to play for a contender, but times have changed. Maybe a package of Corey Brown, Danny Rosenbaum and Jeff Kobernus gets him here.

Then your rotation looks like this:

August:

Strasburg
Greinke
Gonzalez
Zimmermann
Jackson

September:

Greinke
Gonzalez
Zimmermann
Jackson
Detwiler

Playoffs:

Greinke
Gonzalez
Zimmermann
Jackson

Of course, it would be even more amazing if we got Greinke to sign for a long term extension. We'd have the best rotation in baseball for YEARS.

MicheleS said...

News on Adam...
Amanda Comak‏@acomak

It's just a day off for Adam LaRoche, Davey said. He knew in advance. Davey told him to pick today or tomorrow. He picked today.

MicheleS said...

And I love Adam...

Amanda Comak‏@acomak

That is the real reason, but LaRoche told me to write that he & Davey got into a bar fight last night and Davey's benching him because of it

MicheleS said...

Ummm Utley just hit a HR in his first AB of the season

NatsJack in Florida said...

And the Fish are down 2-0 but did throw out Freese at the plate to end the top of the first.

baseballswami said...

Not sure it's a good idea to rest ALR when Jordan is starting.

natsfan1a said...

I stumbled across some footage from the establishment in question.

MicheleS said...

And I love Adam...

Amanda Comak‏@acomak

That is the real reason, but LaRoche told me to write that he & Davey got into a bar fight last night and Davey's benching him because of it
June 27, 2012 7:19 PM

NatsJack in Florida said...

somebody said LaRoche is supposedly injured. Amanda must have bad info.

NatsNut said...

LOL, are you kidding? What happened to 10-15 days to get his timing back? What about his "spring training?" I hope we didn't take his time off for granted.

MicheleS said...
Ummm Utley just hit a HR in his first AB of the season

NatsLady said...

NJ, if you are referring to me on saying ALR was injured, I have ZERO inside info, just observation. Could be just a day off on a long (HOT) road trip.

natsfan1a said...

Are you going by her Twitter feed on that? Because it looks like she was re-tweeting a sports litigation specialist and it was that specialist's opinion rather than hers, fwiw.

NatsLady said...

NJ- I took a trip to the bathroom and missed #3. He may be in serious hot water on #4. CBSSports things he should get a fine and suspension, Amanda thinks he could get sued.
June 27, 2012 6:27 PM

NatsJack in Florida said...

McHenry puts the Bucco's in the lead over the Phils with a 3 run jack.

NatsJack in Florida said...

not you NL on the LaRoche "supposed" injury. Someone else.

MicheleS said...

Harold Reynolds Preaching it on Rehab Assingments!! I hope the Nats are listening!! Harold - DO NOT RUSH BACK. Get you self baseball ready!!!

NatsLady said...

Yes, I just looked at Amanda's Twitter. I thought the shove was poor judgement and fine/suspension-worthy, and if a fan did it to a player they would be escorted right out of the park to Night Court, but I don't see how a lawsuit has merit.

I'm no lawyer, though. I could ask my Mother, who is, but she's recovering from surgery right...:)

slidell2 said...

How many of the Washington press corps are in Denver? I know Amanda is.

NatsLady said...

Watch this catch. Trout can't believe himself!

Trout catch

djinFl. said...

Loved the footage 1a

Old Wino said...

Natslady,

but did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?

MicheleS said...

Slidell.. All the Beats are in Denver, except our Fearless Leader (DARN YOU CSN!), but that's okay, Mark will wade in later on the board after BabyZ goes to bed.

NatsLady said...

OW--sorry, didn't get that one!?

JayB said...

Rizzo did the right thing getting rid of Morgan....I said he would be out of MLB by All star break this past winter.....could be right...it is just getting started with Brews

baseballswami said...

It was fine when their team was doing well. When you're not, it just gets old.

MicheleS said...

1A.. I actually made my Mom take me to that movie when it came out. (Being Rated R - I was a wee babe and couldn't sneek in). I loved it said it was a classic, she hated it and to this day still reminds me that I dragged her to that movie. Good Times!!!

Old Wino said...

It's the punch line in Holiday Inn commercials. You said u weren't a Lawyer. If u stay at a Holiday Inn, you're so rested that u can be anthing the next day, like a lawyer. Just a stupid joke between pre-game beers.

m20832 said...

So Edwar Cabrera is a strike out machine in AA ball. The question is: Will he be Sandy Koufax or Edwar Cabrera?
Methinks he'll be E. Cabrera. And will only pitch four innings, if that after he gets shelled by the boys!

GYFNG!!!

m20832 said...

1A.. I actually made my Mom take me to that movie when it came out. (Being Rated R - I was a wee babe and couldn't sneek in). I loved it said it was a classic, she hated it and to this day still reminds me that I dragged her to that movie. Good Times!!!
June 27, 2012 8:12 PM

MicheleS, what a Great movie!! I was a little older and went in with a bunch of friends under the influence of hemp. Laughed my patootie off!
"We're on a mission from God"! Oh the memories.

MicheleS said...

m20832.. who is your pick to click tonight? I am thinking it's going to be Solano

Faraz Shaikh said...

NatsLady, if Harper had made a catch and thumped his chest, there would be a gazillion negative tweets about him by now.

anyways, that was an awesome catch.

MicheleS said...

Wow.. O's getting pounded by the Angels. and LOTS of empty seats in Baltimore

Also good to see Nats gear in Denver.

Gonat said...

Don't help this Cabrera kid!

Gonat said...

Nice Harp!!!!

JaneB said...

That guy PRETENDED like he had the ball to tag The Kid. That doesn't seem right to me.

Schumatrix said...

Can we keep giving Zim shots?

Gonat said...

Wow, what a play laying out by TyMo!!!

djinFl. said...

Yes Jane, there is a bit of prentending/deceit
in baseball. No crying, but deceit, yes.

Gonat said...

Nats did catch a break on that Zim to TyMo play. Its about time the Nats got one.

fresh2death1997 said...

Idk about you guys, but i wanna see Lombo play. Give Desi a day off!

Gonat said...

JaneB said...
That guy PRETENDED like he had the ball to tag The Kid. That doesn't seem right to me.

June 27, 2012 8:46 PM
_____________________________

pRAA would call that Little League. Deceit happens.

Swift Eagle said...

Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?...

Schumatrix said...

TYMO!!!

Gonat said...

TyMo!!!!

Mr. Doggett said...

WOW...Tyler is unbenchable at this point. Must be in the lineup every day....

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Swift, showing our age with that one Mare

Schumatrix said...

Mr. Doggett said...
WOW...Tyler is unbenchable at this point. Must be in the lineup every day....
_______________________________

I agree. There's no point benching him against righties when Rick Ankiel or Roger Bernadina are the alternatives.

Swift Eagle said...

Lol..No Doubt, But we're going to make it after all..

Schumatrix said...

Looks like this guy Edwar is a scrub.

djinFl. said...

Swift!
You have fallen from best post of last night.
You have to be a Twins fan to go down that road.

djinFl. said...

The best news is that those who feel there is to much sugar in red koolaid, have left for the night.

Gonat said...

That takes the "in the neighborhood" doubleplay to a whole new interpretation. The homeplate ump isn't helping as I thought the 3-2 take should have been a strikeout anyway.

When you are winning and in 1st place, those are the breaks you get. We saw it for years with the Philthies.

Swift Eagle said...

I'm all for the neighborhood play...but Danny was in a different zip code from 2nd base on that! Ryan should lucky he doesn't have 2 throwing errors already...Must be the altitude

Gonat said...

FP, thanks for shoutout on what I just wrote.

NatsFanJim said...

Whoa!! Angel is in fact: The worst umpire in the bigs.

He lets Espi get away with a neighborhood play -- a pretty far reaching, distant neighborhood.

MicheleS said...

So i go take the dogs out for the walk, TyMO hits another dinger (seriously, that boy is good) and I come back in just in time to see the "In the Neighborhood play:!

And ZIMMY!!!!! I love runs!

Gonat said...

That was a nice smash by Zim. Last nights HR wasn't much. That was legit.

Mr. Doggett said...

dang, dude! I want some Cortisone!

Swift Eagle said...

FP plugged in to Gonat tonight

Ryan just gave the Doom and Gloom Posters another night off...

The In-Game thread is becoming a happy place

Gonat said...

JZim getting run support. Hard to believe.

Schumatrix said...

I reiterate my point above. Actually, can we give him a cortisone shot per inning?

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Gonat and FP thinking alike. Hilarious.

Gonat said...

I am with Carp. Thought Fowler robbed Desi.

MicheleS said...

JB.. yup, Koolaid with a cortisone!

AND NOW IAN!!! Hmm.. Coors field tastes good!!!

Smatt1001 said...

And Desi goes yard!

TimDz said...

Znn can't complain about the lack of run support tonight ...

Swift Eagle said...

Poor Bob Carpenter, he actually had to wait for a ball to go over the fence before he could say "home run" on that one..

Gonat said...

Cabrera is not Koufax! Davey with a sigh of relief.

I hope FP quotes that!

JaneB said...

Earlier I said:
That guy PRETENDED like he had the ball to tag The Kid. That doesn't seem right to me.

You notice me NOT complaining about the second baseman who pretended to get the runner out at second, when really he was just in the same area code, as FP and Carp said. Teehee.

MicheleS said...

Swift.. have to beat of the doom and gloomers. Must start early in the thread. It worked last night.

jeffwx said...

Jeez...the ball flys up there esp. when it is this hot. (hot air is less dense like some posters).

What a game.

Smatt1001 said...

and I was hoping we'd see Cabrera at least until the end of the inning. At 65 pitches he only had another 10 pitches on his pitch count....

Gonat said...

Desi really did creep back into a legit All Star pick. If he can get that BA into .280's, he will look better to LaRussa.

Drew said...

Last night is looking more like a breakthrough and less like a blip.

Swift Eagle said...

Good job Michele, you (and the Nats offense) have taken a chunk out of the Legion of Doom posters on the in-game...But they'll be back, we may need you to give us a Bat-Signal or something just in case

GYFNG said...

Hey guys, is there any way to watch online?

NatsLady said...

Ryan overthrew yesterday, too. If it's not the altitude, it's the cortisone.

fresh2death1997 said...

What are we going to do with Moore??

Gonat said...

TyMo. I'm blown away.

Schumatrix said...

Damn, Moore's the real deal.

fresh2death1997 said...

@GYFNG look up first row sports in google.

MicheleS said...

GYFNG.. pay Bud Selig the fee for MLB.tv.. I think it might be on sale right now for under $100

JaneB said...

Here I thought our most exciting rookie was the Kid. I'm loving TyMo, too. Though the Kid's uni is dirtier.

Gonat said...

fresh2death1997 said...
What are we going to do with Moore??

June 27, 2012 9:35 PM
_____________________________

Well let's see, Nats control him for the rest of this season plus 6 more years.

What's the problem?

NatsLady said...

GYFNG==> Where are you? If you are not in Denver or here you can watch on MLB.tv... otherwise...long story.

MicheleS said...

Hey.. My Pick to Click Happened (it was close to being out too!!!) 2 RBIS for baby pudge!!!

Gonat said...

Solano is not afraid of working the count. That is exactly what you all were discussing this morning.

Swift Eagle said...

Man, any chance the Nats have a guy named Bob Newhart in the minors somewhere?? These 70s sitcom guys are great...

Smatt1001 said...

I now retract my previous statement about wanting to see more Cabrera, the Nats seem to be taking care of Reynolds just fine.

Schumatrix said...

Can we get an XBH from Mr. Zimmermann now?

JaneB said...

I want to feel bad for the Rockies because we have been there so many times. But im only happy for us. Maybe when we get to 15 runs, I'll have more sympathy.
Maybe. I mean the entire Colorado team hasn't even come to bat yet!

Schumatrix said...

Could this Rockes staff be worse than the Nats' staff circa '07?

Jim Webster said...

MLB needs a mercy rule. I'm liking Coors Field even better than Coors Light.

Gonat said...

That is a productive out for the pitcher. Take notice because Stras and JZim are for real with the bat!

jeffwx said...

I only feel bad for Bernadina or did he get in the action yet ?

phil dunton said...

I like Solano. We may have a log jam behind the plate when Ramos comes back next year. I think Dr. Davey may have given ever hitter a shot of HGH!

Swift Eagle said...

I like FP, but at some point he needs to learn how to pronounce LaRoche...

Faraz Shaikh said...

MLB.tv is great if you are outside the area but otherwise, not so much.

I have tried firstrowports before and failed. no idea how it works.

very glad to see all those runs on the board for us.

GYFNG said...

Thanks for answering, yall. I should have realized it can be purchased for a pretty penny. I'll stick with the phone app that gets the radio feed, that was a much better deal.

Please resume unsuccessfully trying to not get too excited over TyMo, I know I am.

Gonat said...

Wrong time to throw a guy who can't catch up to your fastball a slow curve.

slidell2 said...

Jeremy Guthrie will apparently be in to pitch the 4th for the Rockies. The HR derby may not be over.

Swift Eagle said...

7 run lead, Jordan is correctly just throwing strikes...I'd rather see 4 hits than 1 walk at this point

Gonat said...

A bloop double by Harp. That looks good in the boxscore like a ball off of the outfield wall.

Catcher50 said...

@NatsfanJim...Angel Hernandez may not be the worst umpire in MLB. IMO Joe West gets that honor. For some years, West & Hernandez were together and made up the worst crew in MLB. They split them up and now they have made a classic umpiring mistake (never do a make-up call, it turns one bad call into two) and made one worst crew in baseball into two worst crews in baseball.

Gonat said...

Nick Johnson with a wrist injury.

jeffwx said...

This is like a softball game...burboun and cortisone for all

Schumatrix said...

Zim, where have you been, sir??

Swift Eagle said...

Ryan understanding why Helton has never left the Rockies...he's a Hall of Fame player in this yard

jeffwx said...

Harper, Moore...could be bash bros for a long time

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

That's the Zim swing!

Swift Eagle said...

O's lose a squeaker to the Angels, 13-1

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Harper needs a day off. The kid's good, but he looks tired.

And Swift Eagle, how is FP saying it? I thought it was supposed to be "La-ROSHE" (as opposed to "La-Roach").

Swift Eagle said...

FP says La-Roach...It shouldn't bother me as much as it does, fingernails on the chalkboard type of thing..

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Scoreboarding:

Pirates 7, Phillies 7, top 8
Mets 17, Cubs 1, F
Barves 6, DBax 4, F
Miami 5, Cards 3, F

MicheleS said...

Umm.. not counting chickens or anything, but just saying.. All copyrights/trademarks are off tonight.. cause I was dragging this morning (getting up early to beat DC traffic STINKS) and i have to do it again tomorrow.

Thank god tomorrow is a 3 pm start!

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Swift, I know how you feel. Misspelling Nyjer's name still bugs me.

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Michele, you could assign rights for one night. Just sayin.

rogieshan said...

Comforting to know I'll be getting a second straight good night of sleep.

Gonat said...

Tailor made liner doubleplay to Morse turns into an error.

Gonat said...

6-4-3 doubleplay causes no damage. Wooooo

MicheleS said...

Sofa, I could but I like to give it out the masses - (plus the way this game is going, I don't know who will be up tonight) Although those DP's we keep turning are a good thing.

Gonat said...

Twitter: ‏@JonHeymanCBS
#phillies aren't fully committed to buying or selling yet but it's obvious why they do have their eye out for relievers now

Swift Eagle said...

Michele, I only filled in for you last night after offering the honor to the room...someone else should get the chance tonight

djinFl. said...

11-7 Pittsburg to of 8th

Swift Eagle said...

Why is the home game v the Giants next Tue at 6:35? Fireworks after? Strange start time

MicheleS said...

Swift.. 7/4 game is at 11:05 AM!!!

Swift Eagle said...

Ever been on the Metro at night on July 4?? No way they could have a night game! Yikes

Gonat said...

Now I see why people say JZim can be a Gold Glove guy.

MicheleS said...

Yup.. IT's the fireworks on the 7/3 game

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Swift, I figure they figure nobody is at work that day anyway, and they want to get all the in-game tributes in without going too late.

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

When, oh when, is Rizzo going to fire the umpiring coach? These guys are awful.

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

July 4?? I'm already hearing fireworks as of last night, in my neighborhood.

At least I think it's fireworks.

Swift Eagle said...

Makes sense, especially with the 11:05 am start the next day...that's 8:05am for the Giants

Steady Eddie said...

Eagle -- You wanna talk strange start times? Look at July 4 -- I haven't been to an 11 am ball game since my daughter's Saturday morning softball league.

(It's actually not that strange with the half million people who start heading to the Mall in the late afternoon. What's really weird is that they open the gates at 8:30 am.)

Swift Eagle said...

Haha..maybe they'll have concessions serving breakfast food...I've been craving waffles anyway...

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

In less than 3 1/2 games, Zim has raised his slugging percentage from .305 to .356. That's 51 points.

And that, ladies and germs, is why Davey waits forever to rest some guys.

Harper, OTOH, really does need a day off pretty badly.

Gonat said...

Would be a perfect time to insert Bernadina in CF. I don't get it.

Nats212 said...

Bam Bam the new double play machine?

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

maybe they'll have concessions serving breakfast food

OOOOH, that's an excellent idea!

djinFl. said...

So will they be serving Red Eyes at the red porch on the 4th at 8:30am.
Yikes!

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Swift, Marvin's has the best waffles and fried chicken. If only they could get those to the park.

Swift Eagle said...

Haha, now that's a great post DJ....

Forget cortisone shots, a Red Eye at 8am will make you clock tick all day...

Gonat said...

Philthies lost

MicheleS said...

Oh god.. A CMW sighting.. I am not sure how I feel about that in Coors Field

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

So speaking of cortizone, how is it that cortisol is legal, when most other steroids that temporarily promote healing and enhance performance are banned?

JaneB said...

Ian IS an AllStar! More Ian Desmond cookies for the dogs!

JaneB said...

I believe it's because the cortisone they inject stays at the site if the injury, and doesn't get metabolized, Soul Sofa.

Swift Eagle said...

Someone tell NatsJack that everyone using the barrel tonight...

Stras and Gio are sure bets for KC...Clip, Adam, and Ian are on the bubble

JaneB said...

MichelleS called it on BabyPudge! Career high!

Gonat said...

Solano batting .421 Ted Williams must be worried.

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Doesn't get metabolized? I don't understand that.

Swift Eagle said...

Michele, your boy Solano can put the H in is first name wherever he wants if he keeps hitting like this...

waddu eye no said...

i like this

JaneB said...

Sofa, I'm not a doctor and never played one on TV, domi don't have the right vocabulary to explain this. But I believe that the shot works at the site of the injury, to reduce inflammation, and it doesn't get dispersed through out the blood stream into other organs for a broad spectrum anti-inflammatory impact. But I'm hoping someone who knows more can explain it better.

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Me either, Jane, but thanks for taking a shot. So to speak.

JaneB said...

Ian! Awesome awesome play!

RickH said...

Nice DP!

Gonat said...

Web Gem doubleplay!

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Ian Desmond REALLY wants to be in the All-Star Game. That's your #1 Web Gem, gotta be.

MicheleS said...

JaneB.. Doggie needs another Ian cookie!

Swift Eagle said...

It's a web gem, but the Trout catch is #1 tonight.. incredible

MicheleS said...

Sofa.. Trout will get #1 tonight

djinFl. said...

You nailed it JaneB
It is tough to hit the right spot too, see ALR last year, vs RZim this year. If you miss, you still have to wait, I think 3 months before trying a second.
It also hurts, while they are searching for the spot and the while the shoot you.

MicheleS said...

At Swift to the list of people i need to buy a beverage for...

JaneB said...

Thank you JZimm. And I'm glad you finally get a win!

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Well, that was a good catch, but I like Desmond's play better, personally. Trout got way up there, but guys do that all night in the NBA. He had all day to get there. Saved a home run, which is always worth bonus points, it's true.

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

djInFla, you're a doctor?

JaneB said...

Oooof!

phil dunton said...

Next DFA---WANG!

JaneB said...

This is looking MPHRodish.

Soul Possession, My Hitterish Sofa said...

Well, HRod pitched last night, but he should be plenty rested.

Swift Eagle said...

Ah, CMW, the Delicate Flower, finally something for the Legion of Doom to post about tomorrow...

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