Friday, August 17, 2012

Game 119: Mets at Nats

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After an 8-2 road trip, the Nationals return home tonight to face the Mets.
For the first time all season, the Nationals will field a lineup tonight that includes Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa, Adam LaRoche, Michael Morse, Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper. It only took until Game No. 119 for that to happen, but nobody's complaining now. "I really like, from top to bottom, our lineup," manager Davey Johnson said today.

Desmond's return from a month on the DL with an oblique tear does force one significant change: Werth becomes the Nationals' primary leadoff hitter moving forward, though Johnson did say he wants to try to find ways to get Steve Lombardozzi in the lineup whenever possible.

This new-look lineup will be facing Johan Santana, who on June 1 threw the first no-hitter in Mets history, needing 134 pitches to do it. In nine starts since, the left-hander is 3-6 with a 7.98 ERA. Yikes. Ross Detwiler gets the ball for the Nationals, bumped up a day in the rotation to avoid pitching back-to-back with fellow lefty Gio Gonzalez, who will start Sunday's series finale.

Plenty of updates to come live from the ballpark...

NEW YORK METS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), XM 183
Weather: Chance of storms, 86 degrees, Wind 10 mph out to CF
NATIONALS (73-45)
RF Jayson Werth
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Michael Morse
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
C Kurt Suzuki
LHP Ross Detwiler

METS (56-62)
SS Ruben Tejada
CF Andres Torres
3B David Wright
RF Scott Hairston
1B Daniel Murphy
2B Ronny Cedeno
LF Jason Bay
C Kelly Shoppach
LHP Johan Santana

UMPIRES
HP Brian Runge
1B Marvin Hudson
2B Jordan Baker
3B Ted Barrett (cc)

7:07 p.m. -- And we are underway on a muggy night in the nation's capital. Big crowd on hand as Ross Detwiler starts off Ruben Tejada with a fastball for strike one.

7:17 p.m. -- Well, that wasn't the top of the first inning Detwiler wanted. He got a couple of quick outs and appeared to be in good shape, but then surrendered three consecutive two-out hits, the last of which brought home two runs. Even worse, Bryce Harper uncorked a throw to the plate that had no chance of getting trail runner Scott Hairston and airmailed everyone in the process, hitting the backstop to allow the batter (Daniel Murphy) to advance to second base. Detwiler then immediately walked Ronny Cedeno on four pitches, and that brought Steve McCatty out of the dugout for a forceful chat with the young left-hander. Detwiler got out of the mess without suffering any more damage, but the Nats are already down 2-0.

7:25 p.m. -- A fairly quick bottom of the first for Johan Santana, who retired the side. There was an interesting battle with Harper, though. The rookie tried to bunt Santana's first pitch and fouled it off, then took a strike to fall into an 0-2 hole. Harper fought his way back to a 2-2 count, though, then was brushed back by a high and tight fastball that went to the backstop. You had to assume Santana was using that heater to set up something slow down and away, but he actually came back with another fastball down in the zone and perhaps caught Harper by surprise. He made solid contact but was a little late and wound up flying out harmlessly to left field. Harper is now hitting .245 for the season.

7:32 p.m. -- Much better stuff from Detwiler in the top of the second. He got three groundball outs (with Zimmerman making a great stop to his left for one of the outs). And he needed only 10 pitches (eight strikes) to get through the inning. We move to the bottom of the second, the Nats still trailing 2-0.

7:41 p.m. -- Pretty good battle between Desmond and Santana in his first at-bat off the DL. Ian worked the count full and fouled off several pitches before finally flying out right. But he took some good hacks and certainly didn't look like someone who hadn't seen a big-league pitcher in four weeks.

7:54 p.m. -- Interesting ... Santana had a gold Rawlings insignia on his glove through the first couple innings. Now it's covered up in blue tape. Wonder if somebody on the Nats side requested he do that because it was a distraction to the hitters?

8:01 p.m. -- Santana is perfect through three innings. The Nationals seriously should've tracked down Levale Speigner, signed him to a one-day contract and started him in this game. (If you get that joke, you've been a true Nats fan for a while now.) Still 2-0 Mets through three.

8:21 p.m. -- OK, I'm not normally one to toot my own horn, but I gotta break with tradition here because I just called Michael Morse's grand slam seconds before he hit it. Even called the precise location where he'd hit it: Over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center. I swear! I've got witnesses in the press box! Anyways, what a rally by the Nats, starting with Werth's leadoff single up the middle to break up Santana's abbreviated perfect game bid. Harper and Zimmerman followed with a couple more sharp singles up the middle, and that brought Morse to the plate as the crowd started to rumble sensing what might happen. The place exploded when Morse made contact and drove the ball to right-center, then gave him a curtain call after he returned to the dugout. Really cool moment there, as the Nats take a 4-2 lead after four.

8:43 p.m. -- Now Harper takes Santana deep to right, a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth for what surely must have been a cathartic home run trot around the bases for the rookie. Harper has shown some nice adjustments at the plate tonight against Santana. He was late in his first at-bat and flied out to left. Then he caught up some and singled up the middle his next time up. And now he pulls a homer to right. Good stuff. Nats now lead 6-2 after five.

8:50 p.m. -- When did Scott Hairston become a Nats killer? Seriously, he's got three doubles tonight, the most of recent of which led to a run scoring in the top of the sixth. It's now 6-3, with Detwiler on 84 pitches. You'd think he'll return for the seventh.

9:00 p.m. -- Or maybe not. Craig Stammen is in for the top of the seventh. Detwiler's final line: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 84 pitches, 53 strikes. All in a ll, a solid night for the lefty, especially after he got through that shaky first inning. Nats still up 6-3.

9:07 p.m. -- Hmm, and Stammen is immediately greeted by Kelly Shoppach with a leadoff home run on a 2-0 fastball, cutting the lead to 6-4. An inauspicious way for Craig's relief appearance to begin. He settled down, though, and retired the next three, two of them on strikeouts. So we've reached the stretch with the Nats up two runs.

9:22 p.m. -- Here's Drew Storen to pitch the eighth, his first appearance since a terrible outing Tuesday in San Francisco. Big spot here for the right-hander.

9:26 p.m. -- A shaky start to the eighth for Storen, who fell behind David Wright 2-0, then after getting the count to 2-2 served up a soft single up the middle. But thanks to a fantastic 5-4-3 double play with an impressive scoop from Zimmerman and a really impressive turn from Espinosa, Storen cleared the bases and then got Murphy to ground out to end the inning. So it's still 6-4 and the Nats are three outs from securing this victory.

9:35 p.m. -- OK, here's Tyler Clippard for the ninth. He'll face Cedeno, a pinch-hitter, Shoppach and possibly (gulp!) Valdespin.

9:50 p.m. -- It's over. Clippard issued two walks in the ninth (including one to the hated Valdespin) but he bounced back to get Ruben Tejada and secure a 6-4 win for the Nats. They're 29 games over .500 after starting off the homestand in fine fashion.

158 comments:

alm said...

Yes, here it is folks - the line-up we have been waiting for all year.

Go Nats!
Go Playoffs!

baseballswami said...

I surely hope Desi is ready. No rehab after four weeks seems a bit risky. Hope Det is on his game tonight. I also hope the crowd pumps up the team ! Go Nats!!!!! So glad we get to keep Tyler.

fresh2death1997 said...

I wonder if Espi is gonna lead off against righties.. i think Lombo is better. but we'll see!

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Just missing Wilson Ramos.

peric said...

Note Jayson Werth batting lead-off or batting seventh. NOT batting fifth Natsjack.

peric said...

I think Ramos needed time to get past the traumatic experience he suffered this past winter. It may end up being a blessing in disguise. Even if he can't play full-time next season they'll have Suzuki to alternate with him just like they are doing with Flores. In fact, that's probably how it will end up.

alm said...

Agree Ghost, but excited for Suzuki's defense which is just what the doctor ordered for our young pitching staff.

Laddie Blah Blah said...

C'mon Desi. Doesn't it say a lot about this team that Desi has some pretty big shoes to fill with Lombo out of the lineup tonight? How many other teams could afford to bench a guy hitting .500 in recent games, and send out a better all-around player to take his place?

These Nats are scary.

peric said...

Davey's playing it fast and loose with no rehab for Desmond ... barely any for Storen and Werth.

Section 222 said...

This is a pretty darn imposing lineup my friends. Just hope we're not in reverse lock mode with all the excitement. Nah, not with Johan on the mound. This will be a good test. Nats Park is going to be rockin' tonight.

Pilchard said...

Lombo sits while on a 15 for 30 hot streak.

NatsLady said...

Game plan: (1) Ross, pitch good. (2) Offense, get hits off Johan; if you can't get hits off him, tire him out and get to their stinky bullpen.

mick said...

seeing Ian back is exciting "Oh boy, this is great"

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Davey is rewriting the book his way. Very unconventional and he is making most decisions on his, 25 guys and for the most part he looks like a genius.

Bonus would be getting Izturis back in 10 days.

mick said...

just makes you wonder.... imagine if Ramos were healthy!!

original Nats Fan said...

good plan, NL
go Desi, welcome back

NatsNut said...

I'll be there tonight, yelling as loud as I can. Super excited!

GYFNG!

baseballswami said...

I think maybe instead of rehab Desi only plays part of the game. Espi swtiches spots, Lombo in. Lombo gets a couple of innings a game, one AB, Desi doesn't break down. Three guys share 2 spots until Desi shows he is truly ready.

peric said...

Pilchard said...
Lombo sits while on a 15 for 30 hot streak.


Yes, its kind of sad about Lombo. With Werth out of the lineup he'd be in left-field and leading off. But of course Werth is better ... NOT.

NatsNut said...

I promise you, Desmond is starting for the Mets only so he can get warmed up for the Braves.

GYFNG!

Mickey Vernon said...

Another dose of Peric-goric? Think I'll pass.

NCNatsie said...

Final stretch begins tonight. Here's the formula:

Baseball is a 60% game. Win 60% of your regular season games and you almost certainly make the playoffs (97 wins). Win 60% of your playoff games and you win the World Series, period.

To win 60% in the regular season, you need to win series, which we have been very good at all year. Somewhat oddly, we have 3 even-game series left, a two-gameer with the Marlins, and 4-gamers with the Cubs and Cards. The 60% formula means winning 6 of those ten games.

Of course, you can also have a long winning streak, but that hasn't been our style.

If we win 60% from here on, the Braves have to win 69% to chatch us.

TheManBearPig said...

peric, I'm a big fan of Lombo's and I don't like seeing him sit, either, but it's not like Werth has been hurting the team lately. He hasn't been quite as good at the plate as Lombo over the last week, but he's 8 for 17. And Werth has been better if you look back to the beginning of the month. Hopefully Davey will find lots of ABs for Lombo, but I'm not sure it should be at Werth's expense rather than Harper's.

SonnyG10 said...

Just got back from Pennsylvania vacation. Too tired to make it to the stadium, but I'll be watching the game on my big screen. GYFNG!!!

Kirbs said...

Lombo has earned it. Lombo in left. Werth center. Morse in left.

MicheleS said...

Very excited to have our best lineup out there, do wish Wilson was in it. Wish i could be at the game, but Family Duty calls (kids and their birthdays-GEESH).

Davey will know how to work Lombo in.

NatsLady.. Good plan! That mets bullpen is big stinker!

baseballswami said...

Go Dodgers! Hoping Matt Kemp and Donnie Baseball don't get suspended until after this series. And to the Nats -- get to the bullpen as soon as possible!!!!!

alm said...

I love what Lombo has done for the team this year. He will get at least 3 games a week - replacing Desi, Werth and Harper each once a week.

peric said...

Peric, I'm a big fan of Lombo's and I don't like seeing him sit, either, but it's not like Werth has been hurting the team lately.

Well, now he is going to once again become the regular lead-off hitter (not #5 NatsJack) according to Davey. For a playoff team going into the last leg of a pennant race. When Riggleman tried this with Werth he hated it. And his average swooned.

We'll see how he handles it this time around.

Section 222 said...

If anyone is thinking about weighing in on whether Werth should be in the lineup, please consider checking to see if your point has been made in this thread, or this one, or this one. If it has, maybe you'd consider sparing this poor thread and commenting on some other topic. Thank you.

natsfan1a said...

Go, Det! Go, you scary Nats go!!

ehay2k said...

Just made it to Justin's. Anyone else here?

peric said...

For 222:

from twitter

@theNatinals @MarkZuckerman @JWerthsBeard just a reminder that this did not work at all last year. He belongs in the 6 spot.

You are going to keep hearing about it unless Werth embraces the #1 slot this time around ... he didn't last time.

ehay2k said...

Isn't Werth our lone beard at the moment? Gotta have a beard ready...

peric said...

Just so my "Hoc est ridiculum" the pRAA with the ISO meme is straight:

@DanKolko Correct. They're now down to 39 on the 40-man. RT @md_schmidt: @masnKolko Doesn't this also clear 1 spot on the 40 man?

There are now 39 slots. Christian Garcia now has a slot open. They can still move Wang (or H-Rod) to the 60-day to pick up another.

peric said...

CitizenMeyers: Brett Carroll taking some grounders at shortstop during BP today for Chiefs...don't expect a change but he is looking pretty good.

Davey wouldn't would he? Mark Teahen's offense dropped down into a deep hole after the All Star break probably because he came to the realization that the Nats weren't going to bring him up this season.

Pilchard said...

Harper needs to produce because guys sitting on the bench tonight (Lombo, the Shark, Moore) have all been far more productive since the A-S break. It would be one thing if the Nats were playing for next year, but the Nats must play their best line-up the rest of the way -- everyone has to earn it from this point forward.

Given his struggles against lefties (.217/.288/.362 BA/OBP/SLG), I really do not get starting Harper against a tough lefty like Santana.

peric said...

@MarkZuckerman : Look for Werth to be #Nats primary leadoff hitter now, though Davey will try to find ABs for Lombardozzi: "I could do a lot of things."

Section 222 said...

I promise you, Desmond is starting for the Mets only so he can get warmed up for the Braves.

Thank goodness he's starting for us, not the Mets. But NN raises a good point. I've been a Desi-skeptic (never a hater) for several years, and I admitted back in late June that I was wrong about him this year. He's had a fantastic season and is a key component of this incredible Nats team.

Davey must think that regardless of how well Lombo has been playing, getting Desi back in the groove is key for our stretch run, and this is the best way to do it. So I'm going to give him this Mets series to get ready to crush the Braves. I hereby pledge that even if he goes 0-4 tonight, with 2 Ks, and even if makes two errors in the field that cost us the game, I'm not going to complain or say they made a mistake in letting him skip a rehab assignment.

ehay2k said...

Come find me: Sitting at the big outdoor table at Justin's. Gray Nats t-shirt, no hat.

peric said...

Given his struggles against lefties (.217/.288/.362 BA/OBP/SLG), I really do not get starting Harper against a tough lefty like Santana.

According to Rizzo (and Davey of course) its player development. It was either AAA or the majors. No one thought they would get this far when it was decided to finish Harper's development in the majors. Its still an ongoing process just like Desmond last year and Espinosa (starting to come around) this year. Harper is a lot younger but they still seem to like his approach to the plate and to his game.



peric said...

@masnKolko: Davey said Chien-Ming Wang will make a couple more rehab starts, then will join #Nats once rosters expand.

There goes at least one of Lannan's starts.

peric said...

@JamesWagnerWP Davey says that if Cesar Izturis isn't claimed by another team, the Nats would want to add him again.

So, maybe Christian Garcia doesn't get the slot?

peric said...

JamesWagnerWP: Henry Rodriguez threw today with Steve McCatty and trainer Lee Kuntz watching. Am told he looked OK, back still hurting a little.

masnKolko: Davey made it sound like Werth might be his primary leadoff hitter, but said he has options. Made it clear Desmond will hit 6th.

Gonat said...

Headed to the game now! Go IDez

Gonat said...

peric said...
@JamesWagnerWP Davey says that if Cesar Izturis isn't claimed by another team, the Nats would want to add him again.

August 17, 2012 5:26 PM
____________________________________

Makes sense but agree that the Braves may snatch him just to screw with the Nats except their 40 man is full which doesn't make it a certainty. When the Brewers released him, all other teams could have grabbed him.

JamesFan said...

Lombo has made a major statement for next year. This off season is going to be very interesting--but that's a long way off.

Who will be the heros and the goats from here on out? This is the time when national reputations are made for young players. Very exciting.

peric said...

him just to screw with the Nats except their 40 man is full which doesn't make it a certainty.

It actually now stands at 39 because Desmond was already on it.

Secret wasian man said...

Lets go guys. Love to get 6 ahead by Monday. Headed over bay bridge. Got the xm ready.

ehay2k said...

Pretty sure Gonat meant the Barves 40 man is full.

peric said...

Pretty sure Gonat meant the Barves 40 man is full.

Oh, sorry.

baseballswami said...

Hoping to hear some reports from inside NatsPark tonight!

peric said...

I'm not sure I do ... when even NBC's Andrea Mitchell report interrupts the Obama vs. Romney vs. Ryan Medicare Plans debate to throw in a segment on Strasgate? Then she ends it by saying Washington can't seem to stop talking about it and talk about anything else?

I think the Lerners have finally managed to get a leg up on good ol' Snydley Owl the Redskins owner ... but not the way they imagined I'm sure.

MicheleS said...

So Dibble went on 106.7 with Lavar and Dukes. Apparantly it was good. Full audio will be on their web site with in the hour

ExposedinDC said...

Love Bharp as much as the next, but. 15-30....really what exactly does Lombo have to do? I know Bryce is 19 and I know he is a rookie, but once again this is big boy baseball, time to put up or let the hot bat play.

TimDz said...

MicheleS...
I listened to it on my ride home...
Dibble needs to up his meds...he is full on kookoo for Cocoa Puffs...

Gonat said...

ehay2k said...
Pretty sure Gonat meant the Barves 40 man is full.

August 17, 2012 5:43 PM
______________________________

Yep, sure did. Tks

peric said...

Love Bharp as much as the next, but. 15-30....really what exactly does Lombo have to do? I know Bryce is 19 and I know he is a rookie, but once again this is big boy baseball, time to put up or let the hot bat play.

Harper is a franchise player Lombo isn't. For an analogy (and I hate using it) think of playing Rex Grossman instead of RG III because he is older and more experienced. But RG III is the future of the franchise.

Given how well he has handled himself at age 19 the ceiling does look extremely high ... its a bit of a risk but Davey believes he can manage it.

ehay2k said...

I'm at the park, 109, jj. Send a coke my way. ;-)

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Davey said in his pregame that he wants Izturis back if he clears in ten days.

peric said...

Oh no here we go again ... Darling is the guest on the Nats pre-game. I just guess what they will talk about?

DaveB said...

After all his rants on the weakness of our bench, JayB should finally be feeling good about about life. It did take awhile to get here, but I think if we totaled up the slash for the bench right now, it would probably be better than for the starting lineups for about half the teams in the league.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Crystal Ball Speaks out ...

Natl. Det: 6 innings - 5 hits -- 2 BB's 3 ER.

Final Score: Washington 7 Mets 4

peric said...

And that bench will get significantly better on September 1st. Rizzo says he doesn't want a crowded dugout and Davey (as he did last year) likes to stack his bench deep with new prospects and possibilities. He's already announced that he is bringing back CM Wang and might get Iszturis back.

Be interesting to see who flips that coin and wins (Davey).

MicheleS said...

So apparantly, we are having the Zim Gold Glove highlight tape tonight!

Gonat said...

What just happened with the umps and Johan?

peric said...

Shiny gold label that flashed on his glove. Now, covered in blue tape.

Gonat said...

Peric, thanks for that.

RickH said...

Det has really settled down.

MicheleS said...

Okay.. time for all of us to say one collective word together:

JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX!!!!!!

Gonat said...

Jayson!

Gonat said...

Jayson, Bryce, Ryan

RickH said...

Santana nearly decapitated.

MicheleS said...

FIRST GRAND SLAM!!! BEAST MODE

RickH said...

GORSE HACKING GRAND SLAM!!!

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gorse-hacking we will go,
Gorse-hacking we will go!

Way to go, Mickey Morse.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Nice work on the jinxie-do, Michele.

Drew said...

GORSE HACKAGE SALAMI!!

djinFl. said...

Way to deliver a jinx MicheleS!

Gonat said...

Cage rattled by Beast Mode!!!!

Gonat said...

Ross Detwiler is happy. Thanks for picking me up team!

Gonat said...

MicheleS, Hanson is pitching a no-hitter vs the Dodgers. Can you JINX them also?

MicheleS said...

Thanks guys. Firm believer that as a group we can break any JINX! And for it to be Werth even better.

How about that GORSE HACKAGE!

ExposedinDC said...

MichelleS........Rocks, Beast Mode isn't to bad either

Gonat said...

Morse's 3rd career Granny!

MicheleS said...

Gonat..

The Braves just ended the bottom of the 3rd.. So I am working on it.

MicheleS said...

OKAY.. OFFICIALLY JINXING THE BRAVES/DODGERS GAME.

MicheleS said...

oooo.. So far Ethier walked.. Its a start

Faraz Shaikh said...

Dodger 3B coach is stupid. No way Andre was scoring on that hit by Hanley.

MicheleS said...

Well Hanley got the hit, but stupid Ethier got thrown out at home

MicheleS said...

Can you say slump buster?? BAM BAM!!

peric said...

Now, if we can just get Desmond on track and back into the power groove they might just be able almost coast right to the end.

Werth genuinely looks into batting lead-off! If he continues that could permanently put the kibosh on Ladson's CF lead-off hitter. Which IMO would be a tremendous thing.

MicheleS said...

Don't you know the Braves are watching the scoreboard right now.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

The Kid is back. All the way back.

Drew said...

The Kid with a Rocket!

MicheleS said...

Stop the presses..

Peric.. with a positive post about Werth. Makes me happy. Thank you.

Andrew L. said...

I said this on July 21st about Bernadina and Detwiler and the same goes for Bryce Harper that when you give back to the kids, there's something called positive Karma.

Thanks Bryce for what you did for the kids yesterday!

Faraz Shaikh said...

WOW Michele, on fire. Did you just predict BAM BAM's HR?

DWS said...

Off topic. Watching the Mets feed on Mlb (Ray Knight annots me, where's JP?).
Enjoying the commenting on Carter and Dawson and the history of this franchise. 94 and "Blue Monday", Steve Rogers et all.
Thank you Bryce!
Hope to make it to see the Nats someday, I certainly saw a lot of the Expos.

MicheleS said...

Faraz.. I am good, but not that good. Just good at breaking up no-nos

DWS.. FP on vacation for this homestand. Stayed out west with his family.

Gonat said...

peric said...
Werth genuinely looks into batting lead-off! If he continues that could permanently put the kibosh on Ladson's CF lead-off hitter. Which IMO would be a tremendous thing.

August 17, 2012 8:40 PM
________________________________

Welcome aboard! The Bull Moose appreciates anyone on his bandwagon!

MicheleS said...

DWS.. you can follow FP on twitter. He is watching the game and making comments:

F.P. Santangelo‏@FightinHydrant
#Nats lead the world in 2 out lightning!!! #Brycemode

djinFl. said...

Was that a wave that just passed in front of my eyes?

mick said...

I was going to join you all after the game, but I noticed something and want anyone's take on it...

It seemed like Det got an angry look on his face when he saw Stammen warming up... I think that effected him a bit. I like his fire, but why get mad only going 6 innings.

mick said...

how bout BRYCE and BEAST!!!!!

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Karma and the baseball gods. Detwiler really fought back. Have to love run support.

mick said...

I miss FP, but I like the Silver Fox... change of pace and a great story about the bb gun, lol

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Mick, Beast, Bryce and Bullmoose!

mick said...

Ghost.... lolololo

Gonat said...

Dodgers with 3 hits quickly. Victorino with 2 on and 2 outs and strikes out.

DWS said...

~sigh~ Yes it was the wave. Thank's Michele on the heads up re:JP.
And peric thanks for the non-negative waves.

Santangelo for President 2012 said...

Not sure if anyone posted this or not but here is the link for the Dibble 106.7 interview today. Dibble is a nut. So glad he is not on MASN anymore. We have come a long way both on and off the field.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/08/17/lavar-dukes-rob-dibble-gets-defensive-during-spirited-interview/

Secret wasian man said...

Dodgers mustering zero offense in atlanta. It makes me sick that somebody has to come out of the West, Bunch of cupcakes.

DWS said...

Pitching Swm will win everything. Fear the West.

Faraz Shaikh said...

Andre makes up for his (or coach's) blunder. Blast in RF has dodgers in front of 2-1.

Nats212 said...

I love davey, but sometimes i really dont get him! Det out after 84? With 13 GO, and To make everything worst as soon as stammen gets into The game he allows a homer....

Secret wasian man said...

here goes are bullpen, Hang on boys

peric said...

That's really where they need the help after September 1st in the bullpen.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Way to go, Michele. Dodgers have taken a 2-1 lead.

Fredi Gonzalez, you don't know who you're messing with here, pal.

Gonat said...

Nice Kasten's Krew!

Nats212 said...

Why use The a tired bulppen when u have a fresh starter?

peric said...

@masnKolko : Things I did not expect to tweet this season: Roger Bernadina is hitting .299 on August 17.

I think that shark/jaws cheer might catch on.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Fox just called Shark "best fourth outfielder in the league."

Funny. I thought Werth was.

djinFl. said...

Det was pitching on short rest, so he had a short leash. Did the job Davey wanted tonight and once you accomplish that---thanks and have a seat

Gonat said...

djinFl. said...
Det was pitching on short rest, so he had a short leash. Did the job Davey wanted tonight and once you accomplish that---thanks and have a seat

August 17, 2012 9:14 PM
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Not true. With the dayoff yesterday, normal rest. EJax will have 2 days extra.

MicheleS said...

RAIN.. at least it is an official game.

Also, I think Davey is trying to rest - when he can- the starters. Trying to save innings. I think we forget that Det hasn't pitched a full season either.

Gonat said...

I like the aggressiveness of the double steal. It didn't work but like Davey doing that. Perfect spot for it for a big inning.

Secret wasian man said...

Gonat disagree. 2 good hitters coming up. No need to waste an out. Hope it doesnt cost us.

mick said...

That is a good baseball, good call by Davey to send the Shark, Mets showed they were not asleep and a great throw to get Shark out

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Big inning: His Drew-ness tries to hit the comeback trail. Lot of confidence shown by Davey.

djinFl. said...

Ok thanskip the first sentence and start with "did the job Davey wanted"

mick said...

You have to use the Shark's skill so I think it was a good move to send him... Mets catcher made a perfect throw in rain

MicheleS said...

Dodgers 3-1.. Shane Victorino hit a 2 our rbi double.. Finally a philly is helping us

Gonat said...

Victorino comes through. 3-1 Dodgers

Gonat said...

Just a question, how come not Mattheus here?

Gonat said...

Oh, that's why Storen is out there. LOL

mick said...

thank you Victorino!

text book around the horn DP!!!

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Run-scoring double by the Flyin' Hawaiian. I cannot believe I am rooting for Shane Freaking Victorino.

But it's Dodgers 3-1 over the Barves.

mick said...

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

I said this morning i would wear Dodger blue with my Nats hat, lol

Nats212 said...

Gonat, hasnt mattheus been overused in The last couple of weeks?

Gonat said...

mick, you sure did and I did all morning.

peric said...

Big inning: His Drew-ness tries to hit the comeback trail. Lot of confidence shown by Davey.

Davey isn't just saying it when he says he needs relievers like H-Rod and Storen. These are the guys you use to get other pitchers out of jams anytime in a game. He needs Storen to be on top of his game. We'll see what happens with Henry.

Gonat said...

Nats212, I thought he was up in the bullpen.

MicheleS said...

I hate that shift. ALR was robbed

bluejeener said...

OK, boys - time to Clip and Save.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

OK, folks, ninth inning, two run lead and Clipp.

Do I break out the bourbon and Maalox now?

Or keep it for the weekend and Barves?

mick said...

The shift almost reminds one of "town ball" Ken Burns series on baseball showed historically that there could be as many as 20 fielders in the field when baseball was splayed in the 1860's town to town.



Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

I'll answer my own question.

Leadoff walk.

Ladies and Gents, the bourbon and Maalox bar is open. Barkeep, drinks all around for my friends!

bluejeener said...

I would dearly love to see a GIDP here

bluejeener said...

Wow, how great is it to see all those full seats behind home plate?

djinFl. said...

Thanks Sunshine
It wis needed tonight

Santangelo for President 2012 said...

Sunshine had it all the way.

MicheleS said...

WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

RickH said...

Tyler just has to make it exciting.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

"WOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!"
(Copyright, MicheleS, 2011).

C'mon, Dodgers, hold on.

Scooter said...

Okay, I say "Woo," and you say "Hoo." ready?

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

You're welcome, DJ and Santangelo, glad to help out. This weekend is off to a great start.

peric said...

Had to have some drama ... of course ... game over time for more Strasgate.

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