Sunday, June 9, 2013

Game 62: Twins at Nats

Photo by the Associated Press
The Nationals blasted the Twins 7-0 in today's first game, the perfect way to kick off a doubleheader. Now they send RHP Nathan Karns (0-1, 6.00) to the mound to try and lock up a series win. Karns is making his third career start, already his second against an American League team after facing the Orioles in his MLB debut. 

Pitching for the Twins is 29 year old Samuel Deduno (2-1, 3.44 ERA). A four-year pro, Deduno has just 103 major league innings under his belt and has yet to face the Nats. He will go up against a Washington lineup fresh off a blowout win just hours earlier. We'll see if their hot bats can carry over into the night.

The updated lineups are below with Denard Span back in the mix and Roger Bernadina batting second. The Twins also have a different look with Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham set to play.

Please check back for updates, and enjoy the game...

MINNESOTA TWINS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500)
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees
NATIONALS (30-31)
CF Denard Span
LF Roger Bernadina
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Anthony Rendon
C Jhonatan Solano
RHP Nathan Karns


TWINS (27-32)
3B Jamey Carroll
C Chris Hermann
1B Joe Mauer
LF Josh Willingham
RF Chris Parmelee
CF Aaron Hicks
2B Eduardo Escobar
SS Pedro Florimon
RHP Samuel Deduno

UMPIRES
HP Chris Conroy
1B David Rackley
2B Scott Barry
3B Tim Welke (cc)

7:20 p.m. -- Things got very interesting for Karns very early in this one, but he managed to get out of the inning with no runs across. After getting the leadoff hitter out, Karns allowed back-to-back singles and then hit Willingham to load the bases. He then induced two flyouts, one to Denard Span who held the runner with a perfect throw home, and another an infield popout by Hicks. 22 pitches for Karns through one.

7:37 p.m. -- The Nats continued their offensive surge of earlier today in the bottom of the first, seeing three men get on base and a run come across. It's 1-0 Washington after a Werth single scored Roger Bernadina from second. He had reached on a single to left field and was joined on base by Zimmerman who walked. Deduno threw 28 pitches in the first (16 strikes).

7:55 p.m. -- The Nats' lead in this one would not last long as the Twins put two on the board in the second. Karns walked each of the first two batters before Deduno bunted them into scoring position. Herrmann then crushed a double off the wall in right-center field to score the runners. Karns is at 55 pitches (29 strikes) after two innings.

8:02 p.m. -- Not much to report on for the Nats' offense in the second inning. They saw one guy get on base as Solano recorded an infield single, and Karns bunted him to second, but that was as close as they got. Deduno has thrown 38 pitches (23 strikes) so far.

8:12 p.m. -- The Twins added to their lead in the third with some two-out hitting off Karns. Escobar singled up the middle and Florimon then hit a two-run homer to right field to give Minnesota a 4-1 lead. Karns has labored through three with 74 pitches (43 strikes) already.

8:27 p.m. -- Washington got another run across to chip away at the Twins' lead off another RBI single by Werth to bring home Bernadina. The Nats are now down 4-2 as Craig Stammen replaces Karns. The rookie is done after throwing 74 pitches through three innings, allowing four earned runs.

8:33 p.m. -- Stammen cruised through the top of the Twins' order in the fourth, getting Carroll, Herrmann, and Mauer all to ground out. He needed just ten pitches to exit the frame. Rendon, Solano, and Stammen are due up next.

8:37 p.m. -- A quick three outs for Deduno who retired the bottom of the Nats' lineup in order. The Twins right-hander has thrown 70 through four including just ten in that inning. 20 total pitches between both teams in the fourth.

8:47 p.m. -- Another 1-2-3 inning for Stammen who is pretty good at this long relief thing. The third out was on a Hicks grounder to third that Zimmerman grabbed bare handed and fired to first on the run. A high degree of difficulty, yet he made it look easy. Stammen at 27 pitches through two innings of work after the top of the fifth.

8:59 p.m. -- A brief rain delay here at Nats Park as the sky all of a sudden opened up and it just started pouring. Tarp came out, but was removed within ten minutes. We're about to get started again here.

9:15 p.m. -- The Nats added another run to cut the lead to 4-3, but could have scored more with the bases loaded and one out. LaRoche brought Span home from third with a long sac fly to right field before Desmond struck out to end the inning. Erik Davis now in to pitch.

9:29 p.m. -- Davis allowed a leadoff triple to Escobar, but the Nats were able to escape thanks to some timely pitching and a terrific defensive play by Rendon. Abad replaced Davis to get the last two outs of the inning and got Morneau to pop up and Carroll to line out. Rendon made a leaping grab to retire Carroll who was inches away from having an RBI double into the gap. 4-3 Twins as we move to the bottom of the sixth.

9:46 p.m. -- Two hours and 40 minutes into this thing and we have a whole new ballgame. The Nats tied it up at 4-4 off an RBI triple by Span to score Rendon. Rendon led the inning off with a single to left field after making the run-saving catch in the top of the inning. This kid is pretty legit.

10:08 p.m. -- The Nats completed their comeback by taking the lead off a Desmond RBI double to score LaRoche. That's 12 straight games Desmond has recorded a hit. Drew Storen in to work the eighth.

10:18 p.m. -- Storen gets through the eighth, even with a two-out error by Rendon. Rendon let a fairly routine grounder sneak through his legs to extend the inning. He's still learning. Nats still up 5-4 as we go to the bottom of the eighth.

10:26 p.m. -- Three up, three down for the Nats who will send Rafael Soriano out looking for his 16th save of the season.

10:37 p.m. -- Soriano shuts it down, untuck. 16th save. Nats win 5-4 and are back at .500 with a record of 31-31.

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Scott Margenau said...

Woot! 1st comment. I really enjoyed that first game and all the young guns. Let's go get this win!!!

SCNatsFan said...

If hey score more then again 7 then is it 100% off?

natsfan1a said...

Go, TBD! Go, NATS!!

Candide said...

I'll vote for that SC!

MicheleS said...

GO NATS! GO KARNS! GO BATS! GYFNG!!!

I would love 100% off.. :)

Gonat said...

SCNatsFan, clever! I like that math!

Gonat said...

Whoaaa, Alex Meyer who the Nats traded for Denard Span is on the MiLB DL with a shoulder strain.

sm13 said...

Why Roger? And, if so, why bat him second?

lls45 said...

sm13: There's no good reason. Just none.

Doc said...

Surprised to see Marrero in the game, when I tuned in during the 6th inning.

ARen is hitting as advertised. Nice not having someone in that part of the lineup that isn't striking out!


GoooooooooBulldog II; GoooooooooooooooARen!!!!

slidell2 said...

Only reason I can think of is better defense against the bombs our young lad may induce.

Will said...

Maybe Davey has gone senile. What changed from last season? He managed the lineup extremely well last year. Harper, one of the best batters, hit 2nd. Why did he revert to this traditional-but-stupid idea that we need a poor hitting, low walk guy hitting 2nd? Whether that is Bernadina or Lombardozzi is irrelevant. They should be batting 7th or 8th, and Werth should bat 2nd.

A DC Wonk said...

Just got to our seats. Singing Anthem. I've never seen so few people here. (Sec 310 row B)

jeeves said...

Reiterating, Scott. Just knocked on wood.

baseballswami said...

Kind of thought that might happen tonight.

sm13 said...

Even if Davey waned to bat Werth 4th to spark the lineup, Rendon or Kobernus would have been a better choice to bat 2nd.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Annnnnndddddddd hello (again) folks!

Good to be back with ya.... Hoping we can win again this evening... Not surprised to see Zook sit this one... Hopefully Solano can make some solid contact and not hit those little squibblers he seems to always hit...

Hey Karns, be nice if you can bring your ERA down some...

BigCat said...

Agree....why Roger? He has been a pair of shoes in the batters box this year.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Roger has actually been better at the plate the last 2/3 weeks....

TexNat said...

Yeah, Davey needs to get Rendon up to 2nd in the order pronto.

Makes little sense to have Bernie up there. Especially when it puts two of your lefthanded bats back to back.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

How is the attendance at the park tonight? I was supposed to go to the game but saw rain on the radar and gave my tix to my dad...

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Location, location, location with Karns.....

David Proctor said...

Not a good start Karns...

Drew said...

If Nate can't throw the off-speed stuff for strikes, the Twins will feast on his fastball.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

What a difference a pitcher makes, huh? Come on Karns... Settle down....

Drew said...

Nice job, Denard!

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Great throw Span....

MrsB loves the Nats said...
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MrsB loves the Nats said...

I frickin love Span as our CFer....

MicheleS said...

Sweet.. gets out of it...

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Aight.... *clap, clap*. aight Karns.... Way to get out of it!

Drew said...

Houdini, baybee

Scott Margenau said...

The pitches that hit where still tough. Not over middle.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Good job Nate.

So ESPN has me blacked out on TV but MLB.tv has me covered. At least, so far. Maybe they'll cut me off at 8 PM.

David Proctor said...

Well Mauer's hit was right over the middle and belt high. The others maybe.

Scott Margenau said...

If Espy bats PH it's Jeeves fault.

Just sayin

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I do not like Julie A....

A DC Wonk said...

Stadium still 80% empty

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Oh yeah Roger....

BigCat said...

Roger my boy.....atta baby Rog!

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Yes...... We are taking walks....

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Yesssssssssssssss........ Roger and his speed.... Go Jay!!!!

Scott Margenau said...

Umm that's why u start Bernadina. :-)

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Genius to have Bernadina batting 2nd. ;)

A DC Wonk said...

Shark with the speed to easily score on that

I guess Davey is not so senile?

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

And a brilliant send by Trent Jewett!

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Lol... Someone questioned Bernadina batting 2nd.... *snickers*

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Hahahaha, yes Sec 3... Will give Trent a nod for sending him....

David Proctor said...

Gonna need to some more runs for Karns because he ain't pitching a shutout. But loved how we worked the count, put together some hits and got a run in. And a walk!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I expect few there not originally scheduled, and those with tickets for Friday often do not go to games when the next day is a work day.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Come on Karns.... Throw strikes...

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

MrsB loves the Nats said...
I do not like Julie A....

She's no Kristina, that's for sure.

But, then, who is?

David Proctor said...

You can't keep walking people and expect this to end well, Nate. We need Detwiler back.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Your fielders can't help you if you walk them.

Drew said...

Danger, Will Robinson.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

I just read about Mark's operation. You know it's a tough year for injures when the beat guy also goes down midseason.

Thanks goodness Chase already is on the 40-man.

Get well soon, Mark. We promise not to go over 65 with the family car while you're away.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Catty needs to go to the mound and visit....

MicheleS said...

Sunshine.. if Karns keeps this up.. I am going to need an early dose of Bourbon and Maalox.. Sheesh.. walking people..I hate that

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

I like the kid, but there's one thing about Karns' pitches that is pretty obvious:

Kid doesn't miss too many bats.

MicheleS said...

yup.. walks kill.. I hate that

David Proctor said...

Can't walk two guys and expect it not to hurt.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I'm sorry... Karns is a mess tonight... He is all over the place.... It's the 2nd inning and we are already thru the line up...

David Proctor said...

Karns has no command tonight. He can't find the zone and when he does, it's belt high. Gonna be a problem.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Karns can't find the SZ at all... This is terrible....

David Proctor said...

Another walk. This is bad.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

This is the 3rd walk already.... Something's gotta give....

NatsJack in Florida said...

Nate Karns......I've seen this act before except I believe the name was Colin Balester.

Drew said...

If he walks guys and he can't throw his off speed stuff for strikes, he'll have a third straight start of fewer than five innings.

C'mon Nate!

Gonat said...

I thought Karns was a control pitcher. This isn't like Murderer's Row but give any team this many walks and it will bite you.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

It's gonna be an earlier night for the BP.... But uhm, Karns did get a questionable call but he has got to learn to let it go and do his thing.....

I like Karns but he needs to work on his location....

David Proctor said...

He hasn't thrown a single offspeed pitch for a strike yet, has he?

David Proctor said...

Karns isn't going to be in this game for long.

Drew said...

If he can't throw an off-speed strike, Hammer might make this 5-1.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Omg... He is about to walk another batter.... What the hell is really going on....

His pitch count is at 53...

David Proctor said...

Well he minimizes the damage, but it's only a matter of time before the Twins have a huge inning.

EmDash said...

Kid just doesn't have it tonight. If he makes it 4 it'll be a major accomplishment. I still think he can be a starter, but he clearly needs some more development time.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Lord have mercy.... That was painful to watch... Karns, yeah, time to go back down to the farms, son....

He may only see 4 tonight....

Gonat said...

EmDash said...
Kid just doesn't have it tonight. If he makes it 4 it'll be a major accomplishment. I still think he can be a starter, but he clearly needs some more development time.
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To think people were worried about him pitching in Colorado! Hah!

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

As Satchel Paige used to say, "Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Wonder why DJ didnt have Karns pitch to Zook and Jordan to Solano....

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Karns with a good bunt.... Nice...

David Proctor said...

Solano and Karns have probably played together before in the minors, MrsB. I'm not positive of that but it would make sense.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Mrs. B, I think he might have been balancing out how many rookies he puts in each game. That, and Jordan seems to like pitching to Suzuki.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I guess I'm thinking about the vet presence.... I'm not sure if it matters who JZ pitches too....

But, thanks, both are sound answers...

jeeves said...

Natsjack, I would so much rather have Taylor Jordan pitching than Karns. But then, I suppose that would require too much imagination on the part of management. Up to a point I bet you would agree.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I miss Carp....

baseballswami said...

I miss him, too.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Totally different Karns this inning....

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

MicheleS said...
Sunshine.. if Karns keeps this up.. I am going to need an early dose of Bourbon and Maalox.. Sheesh.. walking people..I hate that


Now Michele, you know the rules on the bourbon: No shots before the bullpen starts walking people in the seventh inning. What do you think we are around here, a bunch of alcoholics?
Now, come to think of it...

I loved Nats Jack's reference to Bally Star. At least Karns hasn't beaned anybody ... yet.

Gonat said...

That stinks.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Sorry.... I spoke too soon.... Damn...

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Repeat, he just doesn't miss many bats...

Gonat said...

Deduno on deck with 2 outs. Huge mistake.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Karns not impressing anyone tonight.

We have to outsore them

David Proctor said...

Just when I thought he was starting to pull it together...

baseballswami said...

Not quite ready for prime time.

Gonat said...

Karns just isn't thinking. You have the pitcher on deck. Get Floriman to expand. No reason it should be 4-1 right now.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

.... Sigh.... I hope the Bats come on... What a damn difference a pitcher makes....

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Yeah, you have to recognize your situation.... I think that's on Karns and Solano....

Drew said...

Since the Nats gave Edwin Jackson $11 million for 4.03 and gave Dan Haren $13 million for 5.45, I hope one of the home-grown guys becomes a more effective and much more economical fifth starter.

Karns doesn't look like he's that guy, so far, anyway.

Sammy Solis? Taylor Jordan? I hope we don't have to wait for Giolito.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Rally time... Come guys, lets cut into this lead.... Leadoff man on base! Way to go Roger!!!! Love that man...

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Some of these stats that the baseball people come up with is kinda laughable....

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Good baseball baby!!!! What a jump by Roger! Go head Ryan...

David Proctor said...

That is a great piece of hitting by Werth.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Yesssssss..... Another Werth RBI!!!! Go head Roger, taking advantage of the 2 spot!!!!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Move the line

Gonat said...

Get this guy Nats!!!!

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Dang....

Gonat said...

That is awful. No outs and 2 on and the heart of the lineup on deck and in the hole.

David Proctor said...

Would've been nice to get more, but just keep chipping away.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

We have Dedano on the ropes.... Come on guys....

But then again, if Karns/Solano don't give up the 2 run Hr, well it could be a 2-2 game....

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

ALR looked great the suddenly K 9n one no where near the plate.

Then the Desi ends inning with Dp. He swung at a ball no where near plate on second pitch. Could have had 3-0 count, then maybe not swing at 4th pitch.

When people ask me about approach. Not swinging at balls would help a lot.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Wow... Stammen already.... Hope it's the Stammen that pitched against Atl....

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Espi's stock just sank a little lower with that play by Rendon behind second base.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Man, Jamey Carroll is having some rotten luck. The mound slowed that ball down considerably more than flat ground would.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Espi...my leading candidate to be Wally Pipped.

David Proctor said...

Nice inning Stammen.

Gonat said...

Wish we saw that Stammen last night.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Good inning Nats! Aight guys.... Lets chip, chip, chip away again!

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

BTW, local angle: Wally Pipp went to CUA.

Gonat said...

Dan Kolko ‏@masnKolko
This probably will be Karns' last start with the #Nats before heading down. In his 3 starts: 12 IP, 17 H, 10 ER, 5 HR, 6 BB, 11 Ks.
_____________________________

Kind of what I was thinking that we won't see Karns again until September.

David Proctor said...

Rendon killed that ball right to Willingham.

Gonat said...

Unlucky BABIP again. Frustrating! Rendon crushes that.

JaneB said...

I love Jamey Carroll. I wish he'd have better luck, but nothing that harmed us,in heard yesterday that he was only a Nat for one year. I love him so much, I would have said we had him longer than that. I know 1a has a soft spot for him, too.

Mrs.B, you can't blame the onion for that two out dinger. He absolutely garunteed did NOT ask for that pitch to be left belt high.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Uhm... Solano must have missed the memo... Swing the damn bat...

Gonat said...

What a play by RZ

David Proctor said...

On the run? No problemo.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

It's a shared responsibility to acknowledge the situation.... 2 outs and the pitcher on deck.... And you're choosing to pitch to the hot hand....

All have to know the situation....

MrsB loves the Nats said...

But Jane, I will say that Karns was absolutely wrong on the location, of course...

Gonat said...

No problem with phone service at the park tonight. This place is 1/2 full.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Correct me if I'm wrong please, but I think Jane meant Solano might well have been intending to pitch around the guy, and wanted the ball off the plate.

I wasn't watching that AB, so I have no idea where he was set up.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

But yeah, you can't let that guy beat you there.

Gonat said...

Sec 3, it was certainly a mistake pitch and if Karns doesn't understand the strategy he can learn it back in the Minors. Disappointing.

Gonat said...

Pouring rain. Later.

David Proctor said...

WTF? That came out of nowhere.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

This is a small cell of rain, probably be over by the time they get the tarp out, but there's more behind it, much bigger, down by Charlotesville now, about 60-90 minutes out, I'd say.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Wow.... Rain came from nowhere.... I'm 1 mile away from Nats Park and it's not raining at my house....

JaneB said...

Solano looked to be set up inside and low. Not what he got. But whatever. Man, the skies opened up fast! We can still win this. It's not official yet, right!? They can't just pull the plug on us, right?

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

And ... the rain just now hit Shaw, breaking up my neighbor's party. Or driving it indoors.

David Proctor said...

Chase Hughes ‏@chasehughesCSN 31s
Tarp already coming off at #Nats Park, that didn't last long. #MLB #NationalsTalk

JaneB said...
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JaneB said...

Sunshine, just reading back in the comments. I didn't realize The Cocktail couldn't come out till the bull pen is in. I've been breaking the rules for years. Especially this year. Sometimes by the second inning.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Sec 3, it was certainly a mistake pitch and if Karns doesn't understand the strategy he can learn it back in the Minors. Disappointing.

Gonat, yes, it was a mistake pitch. I might have misunderstood, but I thought the question was whether Solano should have gotten Karns to pitch around Florimon. But I agree on Karns, as well; that is the green showing, I guess.

And here comes the tarp back off.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Yeah, I thought it was on both Solano and Karns for the 2 run Hr.... 1st base open, the pitcher doesn't have his stuff, and you pitch to a dangerous guy when the pitcher is on deck and it's 2 outs...

I thought Solano should have and could have called for the intentional walk and faced the pitcher instead....

Jane disagreed but I will agree with Jane in saying that the location of the pitch that Solano called for (low, inside) was absolutely in the wrong spot....

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I, also, didnt know the rules about The Cocktail.... I have miss doing it for a while...

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Wow.... Another walk....

JaneB said...

I think what I meant is WE KNOW guys are hitting dingers off Karns when he puts the ball over belt high, and he does it a lot. That means THEY know it too. No way any catcher sets up for that. And no way anybody he faces misses the meatball when it comes his way. I am glad we have Karns. He will become good. He is just, as Sofa says, green. Lord knows nothing I threw could make it across the plate, so I'm not dissing anybody.

Gonat said...

Finally a lucky bounce!

MrsB loves the Nats said...

We'll take it....

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I see Davis is set to come in.... I think I would leave Stammen in, at least 1 more...

JaneB said...

I just now saw your comment MrsB. I can see the intentional walk. I thought that call always came from the dugout, so I guess I was wrong.

I really want Carp back. Really really.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Argh.... Come on guys.... We need at least 1 here.... Come on!!!!

David Proctor said...

If we don't cash in here...

JaneB said...

Guys! Do something!

David Proctor said...

I thought Adam got that one. Good productive AB at least.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Yeah, it's all good Jane... Yeah Karns needs to go down and work on his location... That is my biggest gripe with him, right now, but I recognize he isn't here to stay right now...

I think he has the stuff but location, location, location with him...

Damn, I thought that was gone.... But thanks Adam, a productive out!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Werth's first 2 at bats great. Then takes strike 2 down tge muddle, then a pop out to short. Just hit a fly not a pop . Strike 2. Was the pitch to fly out.

ALR fly was nice.

Need more runs. Go Ian

Gonat said...

Thought that was gone. Take the Sac Fly.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

OK, I'll move in favor of a general amnesty on previous infractions, but The Rule On Bourbon and Maalox is now on the NIDO Glossary.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Dont swing at balls.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

JaneB said...
Sunshine, just reading back in the comments. I didn't realize The Cocktail couldn't come out till the bull pen is in. I've been breaking the rules for years. Especially this year. Sometimes by the second inning.

No, Jane, you're fine. Davey's been into the bullpen by the second inning. So technically, that you're drinking by the second inning just means you're hallucinating enough to think the bullpen is actually being used when actually the starter is still in there. Not a problem. Cheers!

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Ian, you TOTALLY went, there. Horrible AB.

Gonat said...

Did Desi swing? What was that.

David Proctor said...

Well that was a wasted opportunity, but keep chipping away.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

That was same place strike 1 was, so he knew ump is calling that a strike.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I can't even be mad at the blue.... He has been calling it all game....

Gonat said...

Another poor inning with bases loaded and no outs. Nats don't blow it open.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

I don't think I like Davis here.... But okay.... Wish we could have scored at least 2 more... Jason and Desi with poor at bats....

JaneB said...

Thanks Sunshine!
I was counting on Ian to get a hit. I do not like that umpire now that we know it wasn't really a strike.

Secret wasian man said...

That inning showed why Nats are Under .500. Enough said.

David Proctor said...

Amazing how you weren't here posting when we won 7-0 earlier, SWM.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

@Sec. 3: I've just read your glossary for the first time. I do believe you have the footnotes for a doctor thesis there. That's the hard part; now you merely need to write the thesis!

Secret wasian man said...

That's been a strike since inning 1. Umps bad but consistent. Ian getting in the habbit of not taking bat off shoulder

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Terrible....

David Proctor said...

Our rookies except for Rendon and Krol...not looking so good.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

Pretty nifty "jump" relay from Rendon right there. Darn near nailed the guy.

The memory of Espi keeps getting dimmer ... and dimmer ... dimmer

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Yeah the blue has been consistent.... That's why I can't be made at him... He has been calling that a K since the beginning....

And I said before, I didnt like Davis here.... Thought we should have used Stammen at least 1 more inning....

Secret wasian man said...

That's cause I was at the game Proctor. You know the one where they started a major league pitcher.

JaneB said...

Rendon is an upgrade we needed though.
So peaceful in here tonight. No combative imaginary friends dissing our guys. Nice.

Exposremains said...

Now just watch the Twins tack on some runs after the "big guys" of the Nats can't break it open twice.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

*sigh*. Come on Abad.... Do your thang man!

c715e5d6-9d22-11e1-a89a-000f20980440 said...

Mark isn't going to Colorado or Cleveland with the team. So, does our illustrious host need to do a rehab assignment in Potomac or Syracuse?

ArVAFan

Gonat said...

Spots on David Proctor. Troll alert.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Aight Abad.... Big out....

David Proctor said...

WOW. Stay away, Espinosa.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Ohhhhhhh SUGAR HONEY ICED TEA!!!!!!! Way to fricking Abad and RENDON!!!!!!!

Gonat said...

Web Gem Rendon. Are you kidding me!

JaneB said...

Rendon rocked it there!

Exposremains said...

All I have to say is I'm glad the Twins are as awful as the Nats at doing the little things.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Wow.... He got UP for that ..... Very Espi like....

Come on guys... Lets tie and take the lead this inning!

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Time to score some runs Nats!

Doc said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!

What verticle leap!!!!

This guy can field tooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Carroll hitting it hard with no luck.

JaneB said...

I predict we're gonna see the ball outta this guy's hands and we talk on more here.

JaneB said...

Please can we keep him, Davey?

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Sunshine, it's our glossary, I am just one more (humble) contributor.

Good gracious, what ups, and ANOTHER hit.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Lord Solano... Please don't do that stupid squibble hit here....

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

Wait, that liner Rendon caught was Jamey, again? Man, that's just ridiculous. Funny to me, but dang.

Nats 128 said...

FP is such a homer. When balls bounced on Ryan Z a few weeks ago after a rain delay it was that turf stuff. The ball bounces funny on Jamie Carrol and its just a plain ole E.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Why is Chad Tracy coming out.... *sigh*

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