Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Game 110: Nats at Astros


US Presswire file photo
Ross Detwiler starts tonight's game at Minute Maid Park.
It got lost amid the chaos of the final innings of last night's victory, but Jayson Werth departed early after complaining of tired legs. It's a concern he's had all along as he returns from a broken wrist, and on Sunday he noted that "my legs are still a little behind, but everything else feels good." Well, apparently the issue is significant enough that Werth isn't starting tonight's game in Houston. Roger Bernadina will now start in center field, with Bryce Harper in right field.

Meanwhile, Cesar Izturis will be in uniform and available to make his Nationals debut, one day after the veteran infielder was claimed off waivers from the Brewers. He'll come off the bench, as will Kurt Suzuki, who after catching all 11 innings last night is replaced by Jesus Flores for this game.

Ross Detwiler gets the nod, looking to build off one of the best starts of his career when he tossed seven scoreless innings against the Phillies. Right-hander Jordan Lyles starts for the Astros, who have now lost 31 of their last 35 games.

As you know, I'm not in Houston for this series. Please enjoy the conversation as always...

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at HOUSTON ASTROS
Where: Minute Maid Park
Gametime: 8:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), XM 186
Weather: Partly cloudy, 90 degrees, Wind 9 mph out to CF
NATIONALS (66-43)
2B Steve Lombardozzi
RF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Michael Morse
CF Roger Bernadina
SS Danny Espinosa
C Jesus Flores
LHP Ross Detwiler

ASTROS (36-74)
2B Jose Altuve
SS Marwin Gonzalez
LF Ben Francisco
RF Justin Maxwell
1B Steve Pearce
3B Scott Downs
CF Brandon Barnes
C Chris Snyder
RHP Jordan Lyles

UMPIRES
HP Mark Carlson
1B Angel Hernandez
2B Ed Hickox
3B Chris Conroy

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SCNatsFan said...

I bet the Astros lineup will remind me alot of the 2009 Nats

Section 222 said...

Thanks to upperdeck4 and Faraz for zeroing in on the date and video of that Jesus Colume/Anderson Hernandez/Ryan Zimmerman three stooges play in 2009. That's the one that was immortalized by Carp's call, in disbelief: "Anderson Hernandez... never saw the ball!" FJB used that audio in the theme music for his podcast, which is why I remember it so clearly.

Ah, those were the days.

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Theophilus T. S. said...

Anderson Hernandez -- A measure of how the lowly have risen.

MicheleS said...

GYFNG! I think Det has a really good game!

Section 222 said...

Can you imagine what this blog would be like if we had lost 31 of our last 35? If I were really cool, I'd embed a link to the sound of {crickets]

Anderson Hernandez - Manny Acta really liked that guy. He played 22 games for Cleveland in 2010. Remember when he made an error at 2B in a shift and Manny blamed it on the cut of the outfield grass?

Eugene in Oregon said...

Reposting from the end of the last thread:

Faraz: Thanks, er, sorta, for sharing that recap (can't really call them 'highlights'). Seems to have been one ugly game; much more than just the Zimmerman-Colome-Hernandez miscue. I was overseas at the time and lucky enough not to be there in person (or even watching on MLB.tv).

On the question of starters going deep, relievers being overextended, etc: Every team is wearing down after 100-and-something games. Starters are tired, relievers are tired, positions players are tired; it's a grind. Every August you begin to see more high-scoring games, more bullpen meltdowns, more blown leads. But, to paraphrase someone above, the key to success is winning more games than you lose in which you make mistakes (bad pitches, errors, mental lapses). Sure, I'd love to see the Nats playing flawless baseball, but I'm happy enough with a 5-2 record so far in August. Enjoy the ride, even if some of what you see along the way isn't beautiful.

Section 222 said...

Uh-oh. Angel Hernandez is slowing rotating towards home plate. Sorry Gio.

Doc said...

I hope that JFlo gets 10 hits, and throws out 5 baserunners!!

Actually, I'd settle for 1 hit, and 1 baserunner! If he throws out 1 baserunner, that would be an improvement on KSuk's 0 fer' 6 the last 2 games!

SonnyG10 said...

Eugene, good point on everyone being tired in August. I'll try to keep that in perspective when the Nats screw up again. Just so we win!!! GYFNG!!!

Section 222 said...

More surprising things from that 2009 video (someone mentioned Adam Dunn sliding):

Nick Johnson healthy and playing in the game.
Elijah Dukes hitting a double.
Brad Lidge getting a save.
Adam Dunn playing right field.

Joe Seamhead said...

Adam Dunn in right field= scary memories. Not as bad as Willie Mo Pena, but pretty scary.
For some reason I'm feeling pretty good about tonight. After reading today's thread I can't imagine how freaked out everybody would be if the Keystone Kops hadn't shown up to save us last night. You'd think that we were 3 games back. It's all good, folks.It will be an exhausting stretch run that we will ultimately end up winning, while the Braves will end up whining. Why do I feel so confident? Because the fact is, we have a better manager then they do. Our guy Davey is even better then us bloggers on Nats Insider. You'll see!

JD said...

Doc,

If you watched the game last night you'd agree that Suzuki had a very strong game. Throwing runners out is just a small part of catching and is more on the pitchers than on the catchers.

baseballswami said...

After a day of reflection, I am grateful that the Nats have enough ability to ultimately win a game in which they play sloppy baseball. They have had a few lately - the crazy one in Milwaukee, Saturday night, last night. Ended up winning - different heroes each time. Even though the pitchers were an adventure, they only gave up 4 runs in 11 innings. Even though we only scored 5 in 11 innings, we singled them to death. Maybe the defense was tired and rattled from that. I hope tonight is cleaner and shorter but with the same result. These young Astros are not going to lie down on the field and let the Nats take the game. They want redemption today.Fine with Bernie in the field tonight.

Joe Seamhead said...

After watching Suzuki the past couple of days it really makes the debuts of Solano and Leon even more impressive. I have no doubt that Kurt is a good catcher and will look better after working with each guy a couple of times. He sure got a variety of samples last night.

Exposremains said...

I have to say it here. I have a Trout vs Harper overdose and to an extent a trout or harper overdose. Everyday it seems like someone in media writes about it. Can we just let the guys play.

Will there be someone in 15 years say: See, I told you that Harper/Trout was the best player.

Faraz Shaikh said...

How about this one?
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=2993081&c_id=mlb

I don't remember the game but came across while searching for 2008 Nats highlights.

sjm308 said...

Important to me is the depth that is starting to show for our lads. We move Bernadina & Flores into starting roles and guess what? They both have been there quite a bit in the last month. When they signed Suziki I mentioned that I thought this would help Flores as he will perform better in the backup role. Bernadina has been solid for over a month and made several key plays yesterday.

I realize the bullpen is stretched just a bit but Clip should be fine to close and hopefully will not be needed in that role tonight. Burnett is also fairly rested. To be honest, at this point in the season there is not a team in contention with a rested pen. We have a bunch of games still on this road trip and the reality is, someone is going to have to bite the bullet - not sure if it will be a starter or reliever.

Go Nats!!

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Good to see Roger "Did I just run a red light?" Bernadina back in the lineup?

Theophilus T. S. said...
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Theophilus T. S. said...

It's pretty sad when the Astros' most fearsome hitters are Justin Maxwell and Eddie Gaedel.

It's a night for Detwiler to let the umpire roll off his back and concentrate on the guy in the batter's box.

baseballswami said...

Probably good that Flo is catching Det tonight. Knows his moods better.

djinFl. said...

It's also a night to throw some fastballs.
Bad game plan last night. I do not want to see Det trying to hit the corners with breaking balls.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Houston's new callup Barnes is in CF.

natsfan1a said...

Here ya go. :-)

Section 222 said...

Can you imagine what this blog would be like if we had lost 31 of our last 35? If I were really cool, I'd embed a link to the sound of {crickets]

Eugene in Oregon said...

Theo: Regarding Eddie Gaedel (the real one, not Jose Altuve -- but that's a comparison that I also thought of last night): Last season the Eugene Emeralds (short-season A affiliate of the Padres) featured Kyle Gaedele, Eddie's great grand nephew. Eddie, of course, was 3' 7" or so. Kyle is 6' 3" and weighs 220 or more. Kyle's last name retains the final 'e' that Eddie dropped. Kyle didn't have a great season with the Ems, but this season he's apparently hitting .250 and slugging .407 in Ft. Wayne (Padres' full season A).

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Mr. Oregon, thanks for that interesting bit of trivia.

Theophilus T. S. said...

Did some research . . .. Nats relief pitchers rank #2, #10 and #11 in IP among NL relievers; plus Burnett and Mattheus have more than 40 innings each. Four pitchers on a pace to appear in more than 60 games, with Clippard pushing at 75+. Compare Storen last year at 52. By October 3, these guys are gonna be exhausted.

I don't care that "everybody else's pitchers are tired." I care about ours.

Faraz Shaikh said...

phillies in front 3-0 against atlanta in bottom first.

natsfan1a said...

Really? There's already a rude nickname for the guy? Welcome to DC.

Doc said...

I hope that JFlo gets 10 hits, and throws out 5 baserunners!!

Actually, I'd settle for 1 hit, and 1 baserunner! If he throws out 1 baserunner, that would be an improvement on KSuk's 0 fer' 6 the last 2 games!
August 07, 2012 5:25 PM

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natsfan1a said...

Faraz, that particular games isn't burned into my synapses but I do remember some not-so-happy Bergmann games generally (and some good ones). Seemed like a very nice guy.

On a game note: Go, Det! Go, NATS!!

NatsJack in Florida said...

Yes. I thought it was more a reflection of the posters lack of class, 1a

natsfan1a said...

Okay then. :-)

MicheleS said...

I Prefer this nickname:

Kurt Klutch I think it goes well with our Kardiac Kids

Secret wasian man said...

I'm listening to braves Phillies on xm radionics. Philly broadcaster says, did you hear that fool in Washington FTP santangelo talk about phillies should take back park...... Then he start putting down our park and fans..... Haha screw philthy.

Steady Eddie said...

Theo, you can't just project Clop's appearances out to thecendvof the year. He's been taking a lot of what would have been HRod's appearances and much of the point of Druuuu's return is to take the pressure off Clip.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Secret, amazing that other broadcasters would diss another team's broadcaster.

MicheleS said...

Secret/Ghost.. just remember we are talking about Philly phans. Nothing should suprise us. Let's keep ourselves above the fray and not sink that low. I for one am rooting for the phillies not to lose tonight.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

No updates again tonight.

A DC Wonk said...

Seamhead at 6:14 - good points re: Leon and Solano

MicheleS said...

OOOFFFF that was a hanger and a banger. Sigh.

ehay2k said...

Upper deck for Espi!

mick said...

top of 6 phils up 3-0

MicheleS said...

and another Hanger and a banger.. this time for the good guys! Way to go Danny -nice upper deck bomb. 2-2 in the 2nd.

And does anyone else here that fan screaming? WOW, it's like they are sitting next to me. To bad I can't report them to the Nats and have them removed from the game

ehay2k said...

Thank goodness the ballpark is empty - that might have hurt someone!

NatsJack in Florida said...

so each pitcher gives up a walk and a crush job. Espinosa makes it 2-2 in the second.

mick said...

new ball game

mick said...

cole hammels is pitching great

mick said...

at beach, watching phils... no nats down here, you all are my eyes, lol and nats baseball site

mick said...

hammels pitching a 2 hitter

ehay2k said...

Can't decide whether to buy Miracle Hair or Genie Bra. Gaaah! These commercials are killing me.

NatsJack in Florida said...

looks like Ross has shaken his whinyness and manned up. Now lets score by putting up s crooked number.

Theophilus T. S. said...

Another zebra w/ cataracts. If Angel Hernandez is crew chief, what does that say about his subordinates?

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Whenever I start feeling a little let down with Nats Park, I think about this place. We could have gotten MUCH worse. Wow, it's no wonder nobody shows up.

Tim said...

It's probably been mentioned but I have some great memories of Minute Maid Park: 1) Michael Morse hitting the glass above left field with a bomb last year (it was Minute Maid, wasn't it?) and 2) Nook Logan making an unbelieveable catch on Tal's Hill in CF, falling down and coming up with the ball?

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

@Zection: That was my rant last night. This place looks like it was designed by Salvador Dali with an assist from Lionel Toy Trains. Just goofy. Not just goofy, but Texas-sized goofy. The hill. The cheapo homers. The "Crawford" boxes. Gimme a break.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Tim, I think Morse almost hit the train with that. And Nook did lay out straight away from home for a great catch; always good for style points, that Nook.

JaneB said...

Jesuuuuuuus! Nice double!

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Sunshine, I don't mind quirky if it's purposeful, but this stuff is just messing with the game, for the sake of messing with it. Fenway has the Green Monster for a reason. The bullpen mounds are in play at Wrigley for a reason. Even the hill at old Crosley was just kind of a local color thing. Arizona, The Park Formerly Known As The BOB, is like that a little, with that wierd home run line, but that's just one thing, whereas this park is the kitchen sink of wierd. If they had put a swimming pool in the field of play, I wouldn't be stunned. I mean, I would, but it would fit right in here.

joemktg said...

That screaming maniac in the background: hysterical. He echoes! Another two innings and they stop serving.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Another two innings and they stop serving.

Which reminds me. Don't mind if I do.

Tim said...

Where's the rally kid? Or maybe show the rally baby again? Rally screamer?

MicheleS said...

And they Phillies didn't lose. Hmm come on boys, time make some hay.

MicheleS said...

The ump owes RZ after that last not being hit by a pitch

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Are there legends about a Bigfoot in Texas? It sorta sounds like one.

ExposedinDC said...

It's like watching a game from a ward at a mental institution,got to be different for the boys after this past weekends crowds at Nats park.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Det and this kid are actually both pitching gems. And it's not easy in this ballpark - "the kitchen sink of weird," I really like that, Zection 3.

phil dunton said...

The Nationals should not be having such a difficult time beating the Astros. The Astros, at best, are a Triple A team.

MicheleS said...

Sadly, the Kitchen Sink of Weird is probably why they are tougher at home. All the fly balls that die out in the gaps and in CF. And as FP just said - a floating strike zone doesn't help.

Someone has to shut that drunk guy up.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Should should should. The baseball gods don't give a damn 'bout "should."

A DC Wonk said...

A negative comment from Phil, what a surprise.

Phil, explain to me how the Braves lost to the Astros last weekend.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Michele, if you're an usher there, do you really hush the only people there rooting for the home team? They're harmless if you're not right next to them.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Maybe I'm jealous, because I can't WooooHoooo like they do. I can get loud, but I don't have that high register.

Maybe "Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-HAAA!" just doesn't work in DC.

MicheleS said...

Zection, been watching twitter.. apparantly he is annoying the local fans so much that they sent a tweet out with the information to report him to the Astros.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

MicheleS said...

Zection, been watching twitter.. apparantly he is annoying the local fans so much that they sent a tweet out with the information to report him to the Astros.


He's the Robin Ficker of Houston!

Mr. Doggett said...

Who was it that asked for a more boring game? So far, you're getting what you asked for. I'm not trying to be another el negativo...just pointing out that we were the victims of a jinx.

phil dunton said...

DC Wonk. The Phils aren't a Triple A team--they are an over the hill major league team. There is a big diffrerence. The Astros have Justin Maxwell batting cleanup. That is all you need to know about the Astros.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Win, lose or draw, big batch of chocolate chip cookies (with Craisins!) for Det. Still throwing 94 in the seventh. For a fifth starter, PFB!

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Phil, you're still missing the point like it's a curveball a foot outside and in the dirt that you thought was a fastball.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Time for the Nats batters to get it going!

Santangelo for President 2012 said...

Great game by Det. Talk about really stepping up this year.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Michele, that's funny!

Zection 3, My Zofa said...
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Mr. Doggett said...

Who was it that asked for a more boring game? So far, you're getting what you asked for. I'm not trying to be another el negativo...just pointing out that we were the victims of a jinx.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Someone asked for that??

Mr. Doggett said...

Zection 3, My Zofa said...
Someone asked for that??
August 07, 2012 10:06 PM

Yeah, it was on another thread I think. I'm too lazy to go looking for it now. Either way, there's still time for plenty of fireworks. And a curly W is all that matters anyway.

Constant Reader said...

Sorry to interrupt the game thread for a quick comment from vacation. I was wearing my Nats hat and Strasburg t-shirt today on the top of Rendezvous Mountain at Jackson Hole and had six folks stop me to mention they were from our area and Nats fans. Crazy cool.

Back to constantly reading your updates.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Ah, I think I remember that. Probably Swami. But not actually during this game. Which seems, kinda, yanno, impossible. But you are exactly correct: Be careful what you wish for.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Cool!! Way to represent, Constant.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Wow, Bryce was convicted there. He was swinging at whatever came near.

SCNatsFan said...

C'mon, we are struggling with a AAA team

fresh2death1997 said...

I think Harper needs a break. He's really jabbing at too much breaking balls. Maybe put in Moore when he needs a break.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

So we've got Sunshine Bobby Carpenter and Santangelo for President. We don't have any Charlie & Dave, though. Seems like we should.

Tim said...

Who's gonna be the hero tonight?

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Is anybody else distracted during the sideline shots of right-handed hitters, from the first base side camera?

fresh2death1997 said...

OMG come on Nats. come on.

Tim said...

Nice job Gonzales

djinFl. said...

Wang tonight:
4.2 innings, 7 hits. 7 runs. 6 earned, 2bb
4so
93 pitches 62 strike

Exposremains said...

That Astros have some amazing pitchers. This is really a pitcher's park.

rogieshan said...

These last two games should provide Davey Johnson a strong reason to give his regulars a day off against weaker opposition.

Section 222 said...

ALR the magician. Sweet.

A DC Wonk said...

Phil, you didn't read my message. Let me repeat: Houston beat Atlanta a few days ago.

This has nothing to do with the Phils, Phil.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

By the way, the Nats have a half-price ticket deal going on TravelZoo.

mick said...

just back from boardwalk, have been falling game on my cell, why cant we hit!!!

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Rally Napkin Engaged!

mick said...

only 3 hits tonight? for real against a team that has lost over 70 games... oh well and least Phils lost

mick said...

I heard Lombo, Harper and Zom all struck out consecutively in the 8th?

mick said...

Zim

mick said...

sounds like Det pitched great, am i right

rogieshan said...

The Nats offensively now lead the league in team strikeouts, just ahead of the Astros, 908 to 904.

mick said...

may be Lombo's worst game of the season, but that s OK, other batters should be picking him up verse the worst team in the MLB

at least Phils lost

rogieshan said...

Hopefully, Morse will get another chance to extend his hitting streak.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Bad Gorzo?

mick said...

Gorzo... please just once do not give up a run like you have the last 6 appearances

Exposremains said...

walks the 1st batter

NatsLady said...

djinfl, thanks for info on CMW. Disappointing. Oh, Gorzy. Walks the leadoff? Please, Gorzy, don't be Gorzy...

mick said...

In fairness to Gorzo.. Nats should be scoring a lot more than 2 runs verse baseballs worse team

mick said...

yes!!! come on lets get this!

NatsLady said...

Yes, mick, Det pitched great. After first inning, he gave them nada--a couple of hits and a walk. Unfortunately, their guy was good, too. You have to figure, they are a lot of call-ups and guys who don't have much to get "up" for except beating a first place team. Especially after being the joke of MLB, they are probably determined to show they can play.

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

Rally Napkins!

mick said...

Thanks nats lady

djinFl. said...

Time for another shot?

mick said...

what is going on tonight. If this were the Reds, Pirates, Braves, one could deal with this. but our 1 -4 hitters are a combined 0-12?

NatsLady said...

djinFl--same thought. They are pitching him outside again.

Joe Seamhead said...

Ok, I'm feeling a little low on the confidence level tonight. What's up with our offence? Det pitched a helluva game. Where are the hits and runs?

mick said...

if we can hold here, I think we will get a run in 11th, but with Maxwell up and Gorzo's history, I think we will be fortunate to be 3 up after tonight. I just hope the boys re-group and get more than 5 hits verse one of the worst teams ever in the MLB very frustrating game

Zection 3, My Zofa said...

You're playing Fantasy Baseball again. Averages don't matter on any given pitch, or game.

mick said...

Joe... my feelings too

rogieshan said...

Actually, our 1-6 hitters are combined 0-25.

I guess the Nats are feeling these must be the dog days of August.

mick said...

Zofa true... but we are talking a pennant race here verse an awful team, this is not a game in April or May

mick said...

rogie... but fortuntaly phils helped us tonight

mick said...

do you walk Maxwell?

NatsLady said...

Gorzy pitching well, and Davey brings in Storen for 3rd day in a row? I hope this works. And it does. Can we please, please, please, get some runs????

mick said...

Ok boys... prove me right... get the winning run in 12th and lets go 4 up on Braves!

mick said...

this is killing me, no TV or radio lol

NatsLady said...

mick, you can get mlb.tv on your phone for $50.

mick said...

Nats lady,thanks, my wife would kill me, lol

NatsLady said...

I wonder why Davey didn't squeeze. Guess he figured they were expecting it.

NatsLady said...

Did I mention I heart Danny Espinosa. Yes, I did. Now, Clipp has to do his job.

djinFl. said...

Dany's turn for game hero

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Lovin' it!

mick said...

My theory was right... now can we close this baby?

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

NatsLady, Davey wasn't lax tonight. Pulled Gorzo and made sure Storen was warm for Maxwell.

Matchups.

mick said...

I'll take a few more runs, lol

NatsLady said...

Got it, Ghost. OK, Clip. No drama, just do it.

rogieshan said...

Why aren't the runners trying to steal in this game? Fear of injury?

mick said...

am i right that astros are sending up 7, 8 and a pH?

mick said...

how bout a dp to end this

mick said...

Martinez has 11HR

Swift Eagle said...

Like to see Tyler mix in a breaking ball at some point...Great Block by FLores saves him there

mick said...

one more Tyler, one more

mick said...

how about Brunett here?

mick said...

Burnett

Swift Eagle said...

Berni saves the DAY!!!!

Tyler with another looong save..I miss those quick saves he used to have...but who cares?


Curly W #67 and a 4 game lead...largest division lead in the NL

24 big games above .500 and Yes, the best record in MLB...

NatsLady said...

Bernadina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

djinFl. said...

Bernie!

Gonat said...

Yah, that's right Bernadina stinks. The bench stinks.

How's about 1st place and best record in all of baseball!

Drew said...

Sharkafreakindina!

RickH said...

BERNIE!!!!!!!!!

JaneB said...

ROGER!!!!!!! Sharkadina rules!!!! Beyond awesome catch!

ehay2k said...

Finding ways to win, and winning g series, is a good way to be.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

SHARKADINA!!!!!

The win goes to Storen.

The save goes to the Shark.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

"WOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOO!!
(Copyright, MicheleS, 2011).

Four-game lead on Aug. 8th!

Gonat said...

Flores dropped that foul tip on the batter before Wallace. Was glad Bernadina just picked Flores and Clippard up.

Fear and Ignorance said...

Saw a little girl in Orlando International Airport about 4 hours ago with a Sea World shark fin on her head...had to be a sign!!! That...was...awesome!!!

Gonat said...

Was that Stammen jumping up and down in the bullpen?

rogieshan said...

Has Clippard had an easy save since the all-star break?

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Wallace thought he had the walkoff and he was bit by a SHARK!

Timothy Folk said...

It's offical.. idc if he's a Nat or not next year Im getting a #2 jersey.. closet thing to a black looking everyday player on the squad till Goodwin gets here

sjm308 said...

Wow!!

I never post during the game but what a catch!
Not sure there is another stadium that allows that ball to be caught but what a catch!!

This team just won't give up. Love the hugs in the dugout and Stammen jumping up and down after the catch.

Go Nats! see you guys in the morning

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

@Gonat: Had to be Stammen. He was the only one left.

Swift Eagle said...

Watched it in Slo-Mo, I counted 14 strides and a leap...How far is that?? And Hey Stat-Geeks, if that play doesn't improve Berni's WAR, then throw out the Stat, b/c that catch actually did Win the game for the Nats...

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Gonat, Ray Knight said that was Stammen jumping up and down behind Bernie.

Timothy Folk said...

The Redskins are really pissing me off.. a 6 or 7 win team still getting more pub then this club.. Thursday's preseaon game will dwarf the nats on thursday

Gonat said...

Kardiac Kids do it again!

Section 222 said...

That was freaking unbelievable. It's this kind of win that makes you think that maybe we're the team of destiny this year. Wow!

Clipp owes the Shark a steak dinner .... make that a new car.

djinFl. said...

MLB TV thinking that catch might be the years best. More important than the one for Cain.

Gonat said...

Swift Eagle said...
Watched it in Slo-Mo, I counted 14 strides and a leap...How far is that?? And Hey Stat-Geeks, if that play doesn't improve Berni's WAR, then throw out the Stat, b/c that catch actually did Win the game for the Nats...

August 08, 2012 12:13 AM
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No doubt. Between last night and tonight. 2 wins for the team and Bernadina was key behind both finishes.

Timothy Folk said...

What a great feeling everybody... I really cant imagine what this club will look like with Perez/Goodwin/Rendon/Ramos/Giolito/Meyer etc etc Multiple World Series this is amazing!! Finally feel part of legit winning in a sport i care about (mlb/nba/nfl)

peric said...

SHARK ATTACK! Well one thing is certain Bill Ladson may never again say he is calling Bernadina speed racer because he doesn't look like a Shark to him.

Its a good thing Shark's like the taste of baseballs.

ehay2k said...

Instant bipolar analysis: Detwiler gives up walk and 2 run HR in first, send him down, he stinks. Espinosa at bat with a man on, count the out already, the Nats will lose.

ESPI WITH THE TATER!! GYFNG!!

Gaahh!! Gorzy coming in with game tied!?! We will LOSE! Fire Davey!

Good job by Gorzy! GYFNG!!!

Nats hitting STINKS! Fire Rizzo for the weak bench.

Tracy with a knock!

Gaah! Izzy in to pitch run!?! Terrible idea.

Izzy scores!! Rizzo and Davey are the best!

Clippard is struggling, stupid Davey, can we bring in Storen already!?!

Bernie is the best defensive CF in history! GYFNG!!!

Joe Hardy said...

You gotta have heart!

Swift Eagle said...

And if Trout or Harper had made that play, ESPN would interrupt live-programming to show it...

And you're right Timothy, in DC a game saving catch for a 1st place baseball team with the best record in MLB will get less pub than the battle for the Redskins 3rd tight end...

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

I think everyone likes Roger Bernadina. He is a true old-school kind of player.

Gonat said...

djinFl. said...
MLB TV thinking that catch might be the years best. More important than the one for Cain.

August 08, 2012 12:15 AM
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Better than Trout in Baltimore?

The Fox said...

Any bad or skeptical things I've ever said about Bernadina I apologize for. This kid has actually become an integral part of this team and I never would of thought that possible.

Great job Bernie, all hail the Shark!

Swift Eagle said...

Haha, Call him "Hoftsra" b/c he was a Flying Dutchman on that one...

peric said...

On Suzuki versus Sandy Leon and Jhonatan Solano.

Uhmmm think they both got plenty of exposure to this staff in spring training. Plus its not like they weren't there when Stras, JZimm, and Detwiler made their way through the minors. Not to mention the relievers.

Suzuki knows Gio and that's about it I guess.

Gonat said...

I thought Izturis was a stud fielder. That ball in the 9th went into his pocket. Tough play for sure but that should have been an easy 9th.

I agree with those saying Klip has to develop a slider.

Timothy Folk said...

Really though Morse hit was gonna do it for us.. He really is slow lol... But that + + Power!!

Timothy Folk said...

I'll chalk that up to Izturis nerves with a new club... But that was unacceptable

But yeah it does seem like Tyler has been kinda figured out.. A good hitting team wouldve killed us

peric said...

Davey said he wasn't giving up on Bernadina yet when they brought Harper to the majors ... its a good thing he didn't. Not sure Ankiel, Harper or Werth makes that catch.

Morse doing the Shark Jaws move like the Sharkadinas was classic!

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

Redskins? I wonder how many people out there are actually Ravens/Nats fans?

You just can't fight a bad owner, whether it has to do with $40 parking at Redskins games, or the prohibition on signs at Redskins games, or the parade of coaches since Cooke died, and O's fans can tell a similar tale.

Those of us in Maryland to the west have the best of both worlds, Nats and Ravens, who both play old-school ball....

The Fox said...

Minute Maid park giveth and it taketh away.

I hate Houston.

Swift Eagle said...

No doubt, watching these games makes me appreciate Nats Park even more...It's just a baseball stadium, no gimmicks...

Minute Maid? Clown Stadium, Bro...

sjm308 said...

OK, calmed down now.
Last home game in 308 we pretty much know each other now. One of the good guy regulars was moaning about letting Ankiel go and keeping Bernadina. I explained the strikeouts and difference in age and speed. I think on the 18th I will have a pretty good example of why Bernadina might have been the right move.

The Fox said...

Well said Swift.

peric said...

Those of us in Maryland to the west have the best of both worlds, Nats and Ravens, who both play old-school ball....

Speak for yourself. Most of my Maryland Silver Spring fans refused to accept the wizards nee' bullets because they were from Baltimore. There a whole heck of a lot of us that never "got milk". Ravens are Brown like the Innuh Habbah and they are just the Cleveland Brown, stolen away from a city that supported them.. Heck their GM is a former Cleveland Brown.

No milk and nothing brown and stinky for me.

Gonat said...

Swift, it was designed for homefield advantage. The person who liked it was a big pinball fan as a kid.

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