Saturday, May 18, 2013

Game 43: Nats at Padres

Photo by USA Today
Though it took extra innings last night, the Nationals beat the Padres for their second straight win and will now look for three in a row with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound. The Nats' right-hander leads the majors in wins with seven and will look for his eighth against a club he has had success against in the past. Zimmermann has started three games against San Diego, holding a 1.42 ERA across 19 innings pitched. He has taken the mound twice at Petco Park, going 1-0 with a 0.69 mark.

Pitching for the Padres will be 33-year-old lefthander Eric Stults. Stults split time with the White Sox and Padres last year and posted a 2.91 ERA through 99 innings. This year, however, he has struggled with a 4.57 mark in eight starts.

Stults will be making his first career start against the Nationals. The only two Nats that have faced him in their career are Dan Haren and Adam LaRoche. LaRoche is in the lineup tonight and is 0-for-2 against the lefty in two plate appearances.

One standout of the Nats' lineup is the absence of Bryce Harper, reports out of San Diego say it's due to a sore left knee.

Enjoy the game...

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at SAN DIEGO PADRES
Where: Petco Park
Gametime: 8:40 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, WUSA 9, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 188
Weather: Partly cloudy, 64 degrees, Wind 7 mph LF to RF
NATIONALS (23-19)
CF Denard Span
LF Steve Lombardozzi
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche




SS Ian Desmond
RF Tyler Moore
2B Danny Espinosa
C Kurt Suzuki
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

PADRES (18-23)
SS Everth Cabrera
RF Will Venable
3B Chase Headley
1B Yonder Alonso
LF Mark Kotsay
2B Jedd Gyorko
CF Chris Denorfia
C John Baker
LHP Eric Stults

UMPIRES
HP Vic Carapazza
1B Jeff Nelson (cc)
2B D.J. Reyburn
3B Lance Barksdale

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jeffwx said...

Infielders in the outfield outfield
Go Nats...If Harper needs rest, why not Danny

baseballswami said...

Kilgore reports Bryce's knee sore- 2 days rest to be ready for SF. Also clear MRI of abdomen. Can we please keep this guy healthy for a while?? While I love JZ on the mound, I don't like a line up without Bryce or Jayson.

Dominats Vobiscum said...

There's a big hole in the middle of the Nats lineup tonight, but the bottom half looks like it's poised to come up strong.

David Proctor said...

Eric O'Flaherty for the Braves tore his UCL and will need Tommy John. That bullpen is suddenly looking pretty vulnerable.

baseballswami said...

Love JZ on the mound, hate the lineup without Bryce or Jayson. I have to say, though, I have noticed the last few games the other team has more hits than we do or the same, when we are winning. I guess you don't need quantity as long as they are quality, bunched together, or clutch.

jeffwx said...

and Zack Duke Starting on Monday with Stammen starting in the bullpen after the first pitch

David Proctor said...

Werth is seeing a specialist in Chicago. Friday return at the earliest. Sigh.

Dominats Vobiscum said...

Werth probably wants to make sure he's good and healthy to face the Phillies. Makes sense.

Just wonderin' said...

So, reading thru prior posts, lots of chatter about sending Espinosa down or away, moving RZ to second, calling up Rendon to play either 2B or 3B, trading ALR so Zimm can play 1st, etc. If taken to the logical extreme, though, you still end up a player short (probably a second baseman). Who - asking those of you who follow the minors and Nats keep a close eye on prospects - would play 2nd in the event next season's infield included RZ at 1st, Desi at SS, and Rendon at 3B? Is there a 2B in the pipeline ready to move up? Lombardozzi (please don't)?

natsfan1a said...

Good one, DV.

So, 3-2 on the road trip so far, at halfway through, right? Would be great to have a winning road trip but even a split would be an improvement over past West Coast swings, if memory serves.

Go, Jordan! Go, NATS!! I might even be able to stay up for some of this one. Yes! :-)

Dominats Vobiscum said...

There's a big hole in the middle of the Nats lineup tonight, but the bottom half looks like it's poised to come up strong.
May 18, 2013 6:34 PM

natsfan1a said...

^That would be in re. the 6:34 post.

David Proctor said...

A win today would be nice because Davey is going to be trotting out the goon squad tomorrow.

baseballswami said...

Werth has been to NY and Chicago, Det has had three MRI's, Bryce an abdominal MRI and concussion tests. Would you like to keep complaining that these guys never get diagnosed correctly? I am quite ok with the caution. Coming back too early just does not work. Both Werth and Det worry me, though, because they do not seem to be clear, simple things.

baseballswami said...

David- and it's not tonight?

David Proctor said...

Jim Johnson just blew another save for the O's.

MicheleS said...

HEY! STOP YOUR GROUSING! I predict Tyler is going to break out tonight - GOON SQUAD is waking up.

Jordo is going to prove he is a total Cyborg and crush the Padres.

GYFNG!!!

David Proctor said...

What do you mean Swami? I know tomorrow that Desi is getting a rest, Harper will be resting and it wouldn't surprise me if Span sits too.

baseballswami said...

I just meant that Lombo and Moore, 2 of the bench players are playing tonight. Half a goonie game.

TimDz said...

Angelo's are in meltdown mode.....can't say I'm heart broken...

peric said...

Chiefs picked up a new catcher to replace Solano via a Rizzo trade. Brian Jeroloman. This guy is at least a lot younger than Maldonado. He's a defensive catcher ... what makes him unique? He features a left-handed bat.

NatsLady said...

Duke the right choice (IMO). Might win anyway--Vogelsong is a mess. Not clear why/how he is keeping his spot in the rotation.

Matt Kemp just robbed Heyward of a HR.

David Proctor said...

Yikes. The O's just walked in a run. They've given up 6 runs in the 9th.

peric said...

Duke has at least as much experience as Chris Young as a starter. He led the Chiefs AAA rotation last season. Just the polar opposite for Chris Young this season. And there is Stammen to come in for him.

baseballswami said...

Although I would rather see Stammen get the start, and I think he deserves it, he is probably more valuable to the team if we don't use him up all in one game and then lose him altogether for days at a time. Maybe Duke will just pitch better when he knows when he will be pitching and can be mentally prepared to start a game.

NatsLady said...

Would rather Stammen available for relief. He may be disappointed, but he's just more valuable. He could "save" three games, while Duke only loses one.

David Proctor said...

Matt Kemp just robbed Heyward of a HR with a nice leap at the wall.

peric said...

Chief's outfielder Chris Rahl an All Star in AA 2 or 3 seasons. Offense, defense, speed. Have to wonder why he never gets a shot to make a major league roster? Right now he has an 11-game hitting streak and he's a clutch hitter with men on base.

peric said...

Kobernus keeps hitting. Two doubles today and another RBI. .340 avg for Kobernus.

baseballswami said...

And why have I never heard of this guy?

peric said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha ... how ironic?

The Braves lose O'Flaherty, Venters to TJ plus Walden. So?

They reach out an pick up former pathetic Nat's Joe Beimel.

NatsLady said...

ATL bullpen: O’Flaherty will join Jonny Venters, Jordan Walden, Luis Ayala and Cristhian Martinez on the disabled list. Venters is done for the season after Tommy John surgery while Walden was just placed on the disabled list yesterday. Meanwhile, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that neither Ayala nor Martinez are close to returning.

peric said...

Rendon now has 6 home runs in Harrisburg.

peric said...

Meanwhile, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that neither Ayala nor Martinez are close to returning.

Good ol' lefty Joe Beimel will rescue them ... (can't wait for Nats hitters to face that guy!)

peric said...

Rendon's homer was a Harper special : deep over the CF wall. He now leads the Senators in home runs.

Syracuse in June sometime I imagine.

peric said...

An insight into how players think?

Ladies, If a guy tries to make a funny joke and it sucks, it's not because he is retarded? He just likes you. #Truth

Harpo said...

"peric said...

Rendon now has 6 home runs in Harrisburg."

While that is great, you could see he was ready after Davey had him sit those 2 days. By ready, I mean when Rizzo admits he was wrong about Espy and gets Rendon playing every day at 2nd base.

NatsLady said...

Roch Kubatko ‏@masnRoch
#orioles have allowed 30 runs in the last 3 games

For you Oriole-haters.

Also,
ESPN 980 ‏@ESPNRadio980
Rays defeat the O's 10-6. First Orioles Loss in 110 games after leading after the 7th Inning.

NatsLady said...

Idiotic baserunning. Isn't there a RULE against this?

With Matt Kemp batting, Dee Gordon caught stealing 3rd base, catcher Brian McCann to third baseman Chris Johnson.

Harpo said...

NatsLady, the Orioles lost after leading after the 7th in Johnson's last appearance this week against the Padres. Streak ended then.

peric said...

By ready, I mean when Rizzo admits he was wrong about Espy and gets Rendon playing every day at 2nd base.

Rendon is still at third base almost exclusively with former Owls teammate and prospect Ricky Hague at second. He's not playing second and if he were to play it regularly it will wait until he gets promoted to AAA Syracuse just as they did with Espinosa.

I don't think Espinosa is going anywhere. His glove is way too good for starters. Best to get used to it and stop honking like a goose.

baseballswami said...

I think the Rays scored six in the ninth. Sigh. I wish the Nats would do that.

peric said...

Chris Rahl has a really nice arm in right field!

peric said...

Taylor Jordan impressing in Harrisburg since his promotion from Potomac.

Harpo said...

"baseballswami said...

I think the Rays scored six in the ninth. Sigh. I wish the Nats would do that."

Im just happy when the Nats score 6 runs in a game.

baseballswami said...

One more thing about Espi( yeah, sure), he plays good defense, he has a cannon, which is actually not necessary at second. We don't need someone out there who wins a gold glove and can't hit a lick. We need someone who makes the plays, turns the dp's , gets it over to Adam. AND hits somewhere above the Mendoza line. Even 240 would suffice. I don't care how good his defense looks, they cannot keep him there if this continues. Something will have to give.

Knoxville Nat said...

Got to see the Nats game Thursday night at Petco Park while in San Diego. Three observations to share.

1. I was pleasently surprised by the number of people I saw wearing Nationals hats, tee shirts, etc. Would expect to see that in cities along the east coast but I wasn't expecting to see them in SoCal.

2. In between innings I noticed that Strasburg would warm up with usually his last 2 or 3 pitches coming out of the stretch. I haven't seen that before and was wondering if this is common practice or not. Keep in mind that I don't get to many MLB games any more due to living in east Tennessee and not travelling a whole lot.

3. Harper was playing LF that night and again, in between innings he warmed up with the Padres ball girl who was stationed on the third base line. She had a good strong arm and threw with accuracy. Something our current third baseman does not do.

NatsLady said...

Double plus J Upton error. Dodgers get a run.

NatsJack in Florida said...

So finally somebody else notices Taylor Jordan?

Gonat said...

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130515&content_id=47606154&notebook_id=47621372&vkey=notebook_atl&c_id=atl

Braves may go with 6 relievers instead of the traditional 7 for a NL team.

peric said...

Robbie Ray with a no-hitter going into the 7th. He might be the next promotion.

peric said...

I don't care how good his defense looks, they cannot keep him there if this continues. Something will have to give.

Sure they can. He would be a far better UTL than Lombo and Tracy that's for certain.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Wow...and Robbie Ray, too? Both in the same night?

MicheleS said...

NatsJack.. Yup, Robbie Ray and Taylor Jordan, both your calls, good to see the arms coming up.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Tonight score Nats 4 Padres 2.

GYFNG

This guy's ERA almost 6 We will not get him early.

David Proctor said...

Sigh. Lombo.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Why is lombo jittibg second. He is never on base for 3-4-5.

Bring Rendon up

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Lombo turned that inning bad quick.

EmDash said...

Don't know why Lombo is batting second. Why not Suzuki? He's at least got some plate discipline.

baseballswami said...

Not the start I was hoping for.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Love Jordan!

David Proctor said...

WOW. Zimmermann.

Gonat said...

If you went to get a beer, you missed the bottom of the 1st! Nice!!!

NatsJack in Florida said...

And for those of you that don't know, Taylor Jordan is Jordan Zim lite.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Rzim and ALR must not be seeing ball both K looling

David Proctor said...

There are going to be a lot of strikeouts in this game...

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Apprently so DavidProctor. Going into game Nats second in being struckout.
Not good when you are 14th in hitting and 9,th in homers.

David Proctor said...

Well Alonso saw it...

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Appsrently seeing the ball is not as ard to see as they said.

NatsLady said...

Denard looked relieved he caught that. Nice doubleplay.

Secret wasian man said...

FP and Carp. Always quick with the excuse for are horrible strikeout rate. If your gonna strike out at least swing. Yawn

David Proctor said...

Good bounce back. Doubt this game ends 1-0. No worries.

EmDash said...

Velocity lower and having trouble loosening up the arm. Are we concerned? I'd really like to not be concerned about a pitcher...

Joe Seamhead said...

Navy seals and skydiving from Carp and FP, but not one word mentioned about the DP? Wow!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

The pitch to Alonso was inside and was a ball had he not swung.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Having listened to Jim palmer over the years what zim is doing is normal to happe 6-8 times a year.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Hock espi struck out. Taking one over the middle.

rendon where are you?

NatsJack in Florida said...

Robbie Ray ends with 6 1/3, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and 9 k's leading 3-2.

David Proctor said...

Thanks Stultz.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

FP finally says something about the game. says approach is bad. Take more pitches.

David Proctor said...

Yikes. Nothing you can really do about that.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

What wss that. suzuki go on contact.

EmDash said...

Lol baserunning.

Gonat said...

That is some real bad luck there. Not sure what Suzuki was doing. Either you are going or you're not.

David Proctor said...

Suzuki went because Zimmermann went. They were both caught in between.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Bad luck it hit yhe pitcher, but if he went on contact he scores.

NatsLady said...

I don't think it mattered. He would have been out at home if he'd gone. And might have gotten hurt.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Once he started he created the problem. Just go

Secret wasian man said...

That's not bad luck. If the pitcher fields that ball Suzuki cant go anyway. MORE BAD BASEBALL!!.. WAKE UP. At least Span didn't K

mick said...

dumb ass base running and coaching by Jewett, what the hell was that?

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

He would only been out on a direct throw. Had that happen men on first and third. He couldn't get both.

But once he started zim did. No reverse there.

EmDash said...

Suzuki might have been out even if he'd gone on contact. Third base coach probably should've communicated better on that one.

Secret wasian man said...

With this horrible offense when the other team basically gives you an extra out you have to deliver. 1 run may do it tonight.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

have some guts ask Rizzo the genius about Espinosa

Gonat said...

Look at that lollipop from Ryan Zimmerman.

ehay2k said...

Very strange play all around. Gotta keep it together.

And, since every time in say it they start hitting, Eck must go.

BTW - did anyone see Ray Knight's piece on ALR's adjustment with his right shoulder, apparently made after consulting with Chipper? Seems like that would be something your hitting instructor would be able to help you with,would it not?

NatsFanSinceStart said...

hahaha did you see Zimmerman's girlie throw? how much humiliation can he put up with?

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

What you mean bad luck. That ricocheted didn' t or did eyes play tricks on me. He didnt field it did he.

Maybe i am more blind than i realized.

Gonat said...

NatsFanSinceStart said...
have some guts ask Rizzo the genius about Espinosa

May 18, 2013 9:17 PM
____________________________

Hah! Talking about throwing lollipops.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

I loved Boswell's article this morning -- he's finally telling it the way it REALLY IS. Also like how Boswell finally admitted the Morse release was a BAD move and to trade LaRoche and "cut their losses." All true. Rizzo weakened this team beyond repair this winter. If I were a Lerner, the little genius would be gone.

EmDash said...

Girly? Really?

It worked, I don't care how it looked.

mick said...

great question to ask Rizzo Natsfansince start about Espi

Espi is terrible and what is it that Davey sees in him that no other MLB manager does??
Espi s is an automatic out

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Zimmerman and Desmond lead the Major Leagues in errors for a 3b and SS. How bad is that? Plus, McCatty is encouraging his pitchers to pitch to contact. HaHa Talk about pouring gasoline on the fire.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

espy can field. Get him a coach that firces him to adjust. Eck has nothing to ogfer him that he has taken.

David Proctor said...

The vitriol here is just too much sometimes. Jeez.

NatsLady said...

I'm out, it's getting chippy in here. Go Nats!

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Mick, did you read Boswell this morning? he said Espi isn't just going bad -- he has been going bad since 2011. Boswell was wondering if This is All there is to Espi. It would appear this is it.Espi is 1 for his last 22 and isn't even hitting my weight -- let alone his.

EmDash said...

Gonna be *that* kind of game thread, it sounds like...

peric said...

Since they've become "big winners" and there is less need for a change ... so-to-speak ... or are their fewer astute posters?

I've found it somewhat interesting to note that no one came out and saw a potential big-time future starter closing the game last night? By adding the killer change-up to his other pitches Storen now appears to be more than viable as a possible 200 inning a year starter as opposed to a back-end reliever to burn out in a few.

Joe Seamhead said...

Somebody in here step in something?

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Yeah Nats Lady time for you to go --

Gonat said...

FP asked it very diplomatically. Hah!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Where is it chippy? Lots o chippy sites out there.

We will start hitting soon

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Some folks here hate reality -- go read a Grimm's Fairy Tale, I'm watching a big league baseball game

ehay2k said...

FP just asked Rizzo about Espi! Once again proof that he reads this blog.

Hi FP!

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Rizzo is sounding like jay Carney explaining away the IRS and AP scandals --

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Did Rizzo say "Zach Duke" will improve as a starter? haha

Duke stunk with the Pirates, Duke stinks now.

EmDash said...

Hits would be nice, guys...

NatsFanSinceStart said...

As Boswell said "Trade Laroche while he's got some value" Amen, brother

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

This pitcher pitches junk and of course we have no hits through 4.

We can start anytime now.

peric said...

Espi is terrible and what is it that Davey sees in him that no other MLB manager does??

Bah, so was Timmy Cullen, so was Dave Nelson, so were so many that attempted to play that position before Espy. Yes, I will take Espy over Guzman. Why? Because I am certain that by putting Espy in at short or second instead of what the terrible expansion team had and the terrible team major league baseball moved here you would get back at least 10 games just because of the glove!

The guy's glove is friggin' amazing! He has ungodly range and he makes difficult plays look easy. His problem as Natsjack astutely observed: His head. He works too hard. It sounds like he is making his hands bleed practicing in the batting cage. He takes this very personally and very seriously. Its why Zim called him intense.

Perhaps he is too "intense"? Perhaps to hit one needs to relax more and let your instincts and intuition have a bit of the driver's seat?

Hell yes he stays. He isn't going anywhere. He might go to Syracuse. He might end up on the bench. The guy is tough enough to hide any kind of injury.. I do believe he could effectively hide a broken bone! Either way he isn't going anywhere.

So stop whining about him.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Span is where he should be. .265 Zero homeruns, .335 obp -- Wow!!! Sure glad we broke up a 98 victory team for this superstar hahaha

ehay2k said...

Zach Duke HAS to improve as a starter. He can't get any worse!!

mick said...

I did read Boswell Natsfan

I just heard Rizzo say Zach Duke is starting. I am in the Twilight zone now...Duke should be gone, he is terrible and chalk that game down as a loss. I am stunned.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Peric, haha you talking about Tim Cullen. Boy, you are an old, old dude.

And full of it most of the time.

Harpo said...

Rizzo with the ums/aws as he does his best politician talk. What did he say: Nothing.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Oh and Peric -- even horrible Tim Cullen hit above the Mendoza line. No major league team can win with a second baseman hitting .165. No major league team can win with a third baseman and SS leading the entire Majors in Errors.

And guess what, Peric, we got all three. You better stop your preaching, old dude.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

I do find it interesting that Davey is proving he cant manage his way out of a paper bag. Only thing keeping this Blimp up is our stellar pitching. I am amazed at the dumb moves and non-moves old Davey has made (and not made) this season.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Carp got so excited over the Moore fly ball Short of the track -- haha

NatsFanSinceStart said...


Good swing, Danny, knocked yourself down -- same pitch same swing here comes the K

Harpo said...

Kenly Jansen just pitched Gattis in his power zone. 2 run HR.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Your out Espi -- It's an outrage that Nats fans have to put up with this crap. Outrageous

EmDash said...

Lefty offspeed guy is naturally our kryptonite...

Zach Duke is awful, it's true. But losing Stammen for multiple games could hurt worse. If he gets blown up again, maybe he'll get DFAed, which would be no shame. And SF's Vogelsong has also been pretty hittable so there's at least a chance.

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Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Cy young working on a no hitter

DannyEllinosa said...

I'm changing my screen name

ExposedinDC said...

Danny Espin-0-fer.......

NatsFanSinceStart said...

yeah!! Zim!!! the only play you can make

Secret wasian man said...

Danny is an embarrassment to the uniform. Nobody go to bed. I think your gonna witness a NO NO by STULTZ???????

NatsFanSinceStart said...

the throw is about 65 feet at that point. Way to go, Zim!!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

RZim makes those plays look easy. Why. The routine ones cause problem? Because not working on instinct.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Secret: you just might be right

Secret wasian man said...

Disgusting how Rizzo sits there and defends the pathetic hitting on this team. Sorry I went to bed the last 2 nights. This is a borefest. Think Ill go to bed.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

One thing I notice about Espi - he's got some swag. He walks around like he's hitting .330 -- like a bad ass.

he should be embarassed

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Working hard is not the answer. working smart is.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Damn this ump is giving Zimmermann nothing!!

peric said...
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MicheleS said...

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NatsFanSinceStart said...

Zimm, now that is a Pitcher!!

Harpo said...

Get Jordan Z some runs.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Peric: haha someone talks back to the bully and he loses it.

haha Take a chill pill, old man.

peric said...

JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX

Natsjack already tried the old Belliard reverse jinx (I should have recognized it damned!) but I guess it didn't work.

peric said...
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Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Finally saw replay FP agreed with me On contact play he could almost walk in.

Harpo said...

There you go!

peric said...

Time for a Jordan Zimmermann home run.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Good job jinx worked

NatsFanSinceStart said...

There goes the no hitter

Harpo said...

"Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Finally saw replay FP agreed with me On contact play he could almost walk in."

Suzuki froze to make sure it wasn't a line drive caught and Jordan Z did go on contact. Just dumb luck.

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Harpo said...

Look at that and people call me negative

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Early in the year I predicted the Nats would win 10 less games than last year. I'm upping that to 18 games less than last year.

Can anyone disagree? If so, why? Peric, we really don't need your nonsensical rants. thank you.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

YOUUUUUUUUR OOOOOOOOUUUUUTTTTTT!

good job

NatsFanSinceStart said...

This team stinks

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Lombo going to right worked. Keep it up.

But why take the bat out of RZIM's hands.

Can't have it all I guess.

MicheleS said...

Manassas,Your welcome, but GEESH Lombo, bad steal attempt.

Harpo said...

Dodgers lost. Mattingly cant manage a game.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Harper has more homeruns than Laroche, Span, Zimmerman and Espi combined.

This team stinks

peric said...
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NatsFanSinceStart said...

Mattingly is as bad as Davey

Harpo said...

Michelle, that could have been a missed hit & run.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

@ harpo freeze was fine until the ricochet, tgen it became an easy run.

peric said...
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NatsFanSinceStart said...

Good Camera shot on Davey -- he's sitting down all game -- too old and tired and despondent to stand.

MicheleS said...

Thank you Harpo, appreciate the info.

peric said...
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Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Carp uses the injury card. Yanks so inured and doing fine. So dont pull the card.

NatsFanSinceStart said...
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peric said...

Be interesting to see who he pinch hits and when.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

and carp calls Werth and Ramos 'horses" ponies maybe -- horses? I don't think so

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ehay2k said...

Peric and NatsFanSinceStart, please go get a chat room somewhere and keep your personal attacks off of this blog.

NatsFanSinceStart said...

It wont be the least bit interesting to see who pinch hits. Tracy, or Bernie -- whats so fascinatingly interesting about that? Oh, maybe to you it would be. haha

What is interesting is how long this team can survive with Zimmerman at 3b, and Espi at 2B -- and the worst left side of the infield in all the big Leagues.

Last year's team had perfect balance and chemistry -- Rizzo ruined all of that.

This team stinks

Harpo said...

"Manassas Nats' Fan said...

@ harpo freeze was fine until the ricochet, tgen it became an easy run."

It was ugly all around and we don't know what Trent was yelling as his Coach. FP failed to mention in his analysis that Jordan Z was standing on 3rd base as he went on contact.

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NatsFanSinceStart said...

If Zimmerman had any honor at all, he would admit that he can no longer play his defensive position and ask the club to cut his contract down to size -- I might respect him a little bit by doing that -- but of course -- that is pure fantasy

Harpo said...

HR time by Desi here

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Good hit Laroche -- trade him when we have the chance

ehay2k said...

ALR is raking these days. I curse Chipper's lack of proactvity!

NatsJack in Florida said...

LaRoche.....15 game hitting streak? Who'd a thunk it 16 games ago?

NatsFanSinceStart said...

Prediction: within a month this team will be totally exhausted and mentally out of gas. They will spend July and August and a deep swoon that will take them 5 -8 games below .500 or worse

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ehay2k said...

You can't predict baseball. It says so on the Internet.

Harpo said...

"NatsFanSinceStart said...

If Zimmerman had any honor at all, he would admit that he can no longer play his defensive position and ask the club to cut his contract down to size -- I might respect him a little bit by doing that -- but of course -- that is pure fantasy"

Pure fantasy. Hes laughing all the way to the bank. His defensive game is mostly bad except those balls he has to charge. When a guy wont even put his body in front of a ball you have to wonder how far his dedication goes.

Then he has that smug attitude like hes the man. Sure you were for a few years.

ehay2k said...

NatsFan, pay attention at least: the game is tied.
Auto scroll-by engaged...

peric said...

LaRoche.....15 game hitting streak? Who'd a thunk it 16 games ago?

After Chipper I saw him change his approach to a more OBP slant. Using his veteran savvy to get on base. I could see him batting second. Hey Keith Law thinks Votto could bat 2nd. Not sure why.

However, the recent spate of home runs really have surprised me.

I'm glad he proved me wrong just hope it continues.

EmDash said...

The Nats scored a run, so unless it's possible to score negative runs from here on I don't think 1-0 is possible...

NatsFanSinceStart said...

haha I know. I stepped away and had not a clue that we scored. I just assumed we hadn't. Im paying attention now

Harpo said...

Big blue not giving that outside corner.

peric said...

NatsFan, pay attention at least: the game is tied.
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Seems like Honk Honk Harpo and NatsFanSince2secondsago ... although he keeps changing his mind every other post? are the same person.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I bet we have hit more peoole than we have had hit. Seems we always hit them when we are ahead in the count too..

Jzim was on 3rd because the cobtact play was on (my guess)

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