Saturday, August 10, 2013

Game 116: Phillies at Nats

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER
We don't know exactly when Taylor Jordan's season will come to a premature end, when the Nationals decide to shut down the rookie right-hander just as they did last year with Stephen Strasburg and the year before with Jordan Zimmermann. But the time is drawing close for Jordan, who enters tonight's start against the Phillies sitting on 131 combined innings this season between the majors and minors.

This will be Jordan's eighth big-league start, and perhaps the thing that has stood out most about him to date is his ability to keep the ball in the strike zone. He has issued only seven total walks since arriving in D.C., never more than two in any individual start.

Speaking of control artists, Cliff Lee gets the nod tonight for the Phillies. This is a guy who over his last 111 starts has issued 112 walks. Stop for a moment and think about that. It's mighty impressive.

Updates to come...

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, Ch. 9, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 185
Weather: Partly cloudy, 82 degrees, Wind 7 mph out to CF
NATIONALS (55-60)
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Bryce Harper
RF Jayson Werth
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
C Wilson Ramos
2B Anthony Rendon
RHP Taylor Jordan

PHILLIES (52-63)
SS Jimmy Rollins
1B Michael Young
2B Chase Utley
LF Domonic Brown
RF Darin Ruf
3B Cody Asche
C Carlos Ruiz
CF Michael Martinez
LHP Cliff Lee

UMPIRES
HP Jim Reynolds
1B John Hirschbeck (cc)
2B James Hoye
3B Bob Davidson

7:06 p.m. — And we're underway on a gorgeous Saturday night in the nation's capital. Taylor Jordan starts off Jimmy Rollins with a fastball for strike one.

7:11 p.m. — This one began on kind of a weird play: Jayson Werth dropped Jimmy Rollins' line drive to right, a game-opening error on the right fielder. But props to Taylor Jordan, who it seems like has had to pitch around errors behind him since he arrived in the big leagues, for getting around another one. He nearly got a 6-4-3 double play out of Michael Young, though Young barely beat the throw to first. No worries, because Jordan then got Chase Utley to go 6-4-3 to end the top of the first.

7:20 p.m. — It only figures that the two left-handed batters at the top of the Nats lineup would reach base against Lee, only to watch as the two right-handed hitters combined to make three outs. Denard Span singled up the middle, his second hit off a lefty in his last three at-bats, but was quickly erased on Ryan Zimmerman's 4-6-3 double play. Bryce Harper then drew a two-out walk, but Jayson Werth followed by taking strike three on the inside corner. Scoreless after one.

7:39 p.m. — Oof, that wasn't good. Jordan got roughed up big-time in the top of the second, giving up four runs on five hits. One of those was a two-run bomb by Darin Ruf off a 93-mph sinker up in the zone. In Jordan's defense, three other batters did reach without getting the ball out of the infield. Though one of those was Cliff Lee's squeeze bunt, on which Jordan made an ill-advised decision to try for the out at the plate. He didn't get it. Put it all together, and now the Nats trail 4-0 in the middle of the second.

7:48 p.m. — Double-oof. Ian Desmond put on a terrible display of baserunning in the bottom of the second. Running on the pitch from first base with one out, Desmond completely lost track of the ball. Wilson Ramos had lined it right at Michael Martinez in center field. By the time Desmond figured out what was going on, he was doubled up by a mile, ending the inning in ugly fashion.

8:11 p.m. — Things have settled down here on both ends. Jordan has tossed a couple of scoreless innings since his disastrous second. Lee, meanwhile, is cruising along, having retired five straight. It's still 4-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth.

8:24 p.m. — The Nats storm back and cut the lead in half in the bottom of the fourth. Zimmerman got things started with a ground-rule double to left (though he seemed to think it was actually a home run at first). No worries, because he still scored on Werth's single up the middle. Desmond added a double to right-center, and then LaRoche delivered a productive out, scoring Werth on a groundball to first. So it's now 4-2 Phillies after four and the Nats have new life.

8:34 p.m. — Props to Jordan for battling back from that train wreck of a second inning. He's tossed three scoreless since, capping the fifth with a strikeout of Ruff on a nice slider. That's a pitch Jordan has really improved since arriving up here in midseason. And it's the pitch that could allow him to really become something long-term, a key third weapon to have along with his sinker and changeup.

8:46 p.m. — Tanner Roark (whose last name, remember, is pronounced "ROW-ark") entered for the sixth and quickly retired the side. Taylor Jordan's final line: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 77 pitches. He's at 136 total innings for the season. Is that it for him, or will the Nats give the rookie another start? Ross Ohlendorf, for what it's worth, allowed one run in three innings tonight in a rehab start with Syracuse, throwing 63 pitches. He's lined up to take Jordan's spot whenever the shutdown takes place. Still 4-2 heading to the middle of the sixth.

9:08 p.m. — And the Nats keep chipping away. They've trimmed the lead to 4-3 thanks to a two-out RBI single from birthday boy Wilson Ramos in the bottom of the sixth. They've knocked Lee out of the game. And Roark has tossed two scoreless innings of relief on 12 total pitches. He's now faced 12 hitters in his big-league career and retired 11 of them. Not a bad way to debut, huh? Seventh-inning stretch time here.

9:34 p.m. — And the Nats tie this game up. No wait, they've taken a lead. No wait again, they've taken a commanding lead. It's a five-run bottom of the seventh for the home ballclub, which sent 10 men to the plate and demolished the Phillies bullpen. The tying run scored when Harper decided to bunt with runners on first and third, popping it up but getting the ball to fall short enough to only allow one out to be recorded on the play. Moments later, Werth crushed Zach Miner's first pitch over the left-field fence for a 2-run homer that gave the Nats the lead and gave Werth his 1,000th career hit. He earned a curtain call from the crowd for that. But wait, there's more. Rendon delivered a two-run single to complete the rally. All of a sudden, the Nats (who trailed 4-0 at one point) hold an 8-4 lead heading to the eighth.

9:39 p.m. — Uh-oh, Domonic Brown takes Tyler Clippard deep in the top of the eighth. That's the third homer Clippard has surrendered in his last four outings. No worries, though, because that's all he allowed. It remains an 8-5 game heading to the bottom of the eighth as Rafael Soriano begins to loosen in the pen.

9:50 p.m. — Onto the ninth. Here's Soriano trying to protect a 3-run lead.

9:58 p.m. — It's over. Nats win 8-5, their second straight and the largest deficit they've overcome all season (four runs). Tanner Roark earns his first career win. Jayson Werth enjoys the big night at the plate. They'll go for the sweep of the Phillies tomorrow with Stephen Strasburg on the mound.

185 comments:

sjm308 said...

As a loyal nat's insider, I wanted to let you know that we are 1-0 with me out of the country. My spousal equivalent does not know this, but I have made the decision to stay in Europe longer than the 18 days if we go undefeated during that time. It's a huge sacrifice but should show you all my dedication.

Go Nats!

DWS said...

Go sjm408,

Go Nats, shock us.

And enjoy the your time sjm...

Doc said...

According to how that works, like sjm308 we should all clean out our bank accounts and apply for foreign passports.

Anything for the team! LOL

peric said...

If they bring up Tyler Moore and put him in the lineup most every day they way did Harper and Rendon you just must might see something special happen. But times a wasting Mr. Rizzo.

waddu eye no said...

sjm
opposite was true for me, so good luck.

about to leave a beach full of phillie hats.

gyfng

ExposedinDC said...

Thought Hairston was acquired to hit against lefties... Is he injured ?

natsfan1a said...

That is very touching, sjm. We all have to take one for the team on occasion. Seriously, have a wonderful trip. Oh, and GO NATS!!

sjm308 said...

As a loyal nat's insider, I wanted to let you know that we are 1-0 with me out of the country. My spousal equivalent does not know this, but I have made the decision to stay in Europe longer than the 18 days if we go undefeated during that time. It's a huge sacrifice but should show you all my dedication.

Go Nats!
August 10, 2013 3:59 PM

NatsLady said...

Exposed, no, not hurt. But it's trade-off, weakening two OF positions (LF and CF) if you start him in LF and move Bryce to CF...

NatsLady said...

Watching the Giants. They look pretty bad. Posey and Sandoval missed a routine foul ball. Is it Bochy's fault?

David Proctor said...

Hairston was brought here to hit LHP, but not to platoon with Span. It was made clear on day 1 that it wouldn't be a platoon.

SonnyG10 said...

I really enjoyed myself at the game last night. Winning big is sure a lot of fun. The intoxication is short lived, unfortunaately, and I need another fix tonight. Go Nats!!!

David Proctor said...

We knocked Cliff Lee around the last time we faced him. I'm sure he's made adjustments, but we need to do it again.

SCNatsFan said...

Sjm you are a loyal fan. I suggest you stay as long as they are playing over 500.

David Proctor said...

Interesting what Davey said about Taylor Jordan's last start. Davey said that Taylor read about himself being shutdown so he figured they weren't going to put him out there for the 6. So he was going out there throwing as hard as he could for the first 5 innings (that's why he was hitting 96) and then was out of gas in the 6th. Davey admitted that he thought Jordan was just nibbling and he didn't read it properly that Jordan was out of gas.

So Davey sat Jordan down and told him to just pitch the way he always does and ignore the innings limit crap.

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

You don't move a muscle, SJM. It's not my dime. More Belgian chocolate, more French wine, heck, buy a German BMW while you're over there.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Hope you can stay til November

David Proctor said...

Really Werth...

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Werth play was not easy, but was catchable.

Middle infielders looked fine.

Let's score 9 more.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

My talk with Span worked. Told him to make WDOL eat his words

David Proctor said...

Oh you met Span at the Cox store, MNF? How was it?

paul brandt said...

sjm, hope you are enjoying your trip so far.

something tells me you will not need to change your scheduled flight home in 18 days but crazier things have happened...go pay a visit to the Pope and ask him to put a Nats 18 game winning streak on his list.

David Proctor said...

I thought that was headed to center field...

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I know someone researches and said Zim is not the double play machine I think, but sure srems he.hits into too many.

Werth watches one down the middle, as hot as he has been I thought he would be ready.

David Proctor said...

Yikes, that was a fastball right down the middle.

David Proctor said...

Everything up from jordan.

paul brandt said...

I f-n knew Ruff was going to do that...dammit...horrible location Jordan!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

It was a quick meet and greet. Just told him to follow the ball. Hit outside ones to left inside to righr middle right at the pitchers.

That remember what Tony Gwynn says. Pulling outside pitches is almost 100% chance of grounding out.

He said to that. He knows, but everyone's natural instinct is to pull. That is why .300 hitters are .300 hitters they dont pull outside pitches.

paul brandt said...

get the out! what a shocker Ramos dropped the ball anyway...geeezzzzzz.

David Proctor said...

He was definitely safe even if Ramos holds on. Bad play by Jordan, take the out.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Fielding is terrible tonight.

David Proctor said...

Well this is a clunker.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I was drying the dishes what happened on the one I saw Ian bobble?

David Proctor said...

It hit Jordan and deflected off of him. It would've taken an INCREDIBLE play for Desi to make it. Not his fault at all.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

This is how it has worked all season.

Very nice game seems to be followed by a clunker.

This game the fielding has not been good and Jordan's pitching worse.

paul brandt said...

MNF, did you tell Span his biggest fan is none other than WODL? you should have asked him to sign a baseball "to WODL, with love, D Span"

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Would it had been fieldable had it not been touched, or in centerfield?

David Proctor said...

If Jordan takes the out on Lee instead of going home where he has no play, the inning is over. Just a rookie mistake.

David Proctor said...

If it doesn't hit Jordan, it goes into centerfield.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I told him he was WODL's hero

paul brandt said...

DP, yep!

he had no chance, someone, anyone, should have been yelling at him "3,3,3,3," to go to 1b...maybe it happened but I doubt it.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I seen vets make the same stupid mistake.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Thanks.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

No yell 1. You yell 3 you throw to 3rd.

paul brandt said...

MNF, you are right, sorry, am doing a few things all at once...was thinking 3 b/c of the position but you are correct...wonder if anyone was helping TJ was my bigger point but thanks for correcting me.

David Proctor said...

Unbelievable. Desmond had that bad ripped and Ramos lines out. A popup would've allowed Desi to get back, but of course, it's a lineout right to the guy for the double play. That's just bad luck. Nothing else.

paul brandt said...

was thinking the same, was it a hit & run? was hoping Ramos didn't swing given Desi's jump but if a hit and run, his job is to swing.

David Proctor said...

I don't know. It looked like a good pitch to hit and Ramos lined it hard. You can't steer the ball off the bat. I don't fault either of them, it's just awful luck.

paul brandt said...

DP, agree.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Lead off hitter on first 2 innings both erased on double plays.

paul brandt said...

anyone else see any of the LL final games to reach Williamsport today? Michigan vs. Illinois earlier...MI's pitcher was 6 ft, 2 and 200+ lbs., he had 2 HR's and looked like he was 25...needless to say they are moving on.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Zim should have been yellin 11 1

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I am doing 2 things wee there 2 strikes already. If not if the bagges was ripped then Ramos should not have swung unless 2 strikes.

FP gave Rendon for swinging on an easy steal last night

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

Where's my signed Denard Span ball? I am even willing to ignore that terrible drag bunt in the 3rd if I get a ball out of it....

paul brandt said...

WODL, have to give you credit, that was funny, nice to see you have a sense of humor.

paul brandt said...

think we need more than 1 hit if we want to win this game.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

My daughter reminded me another Nashville area team headed to Williamsport. She lives there.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I didnt buy a ball to sign took the card from the little books given at the gate.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

The idea of the drag bunt is good, just needed to be 3-5 feet o the right.

David Proctor said...

JZimm very candid about his future:

"I like it here. Obviously, it's the only place that I know. It would be nice to stay long term, but it has to be something fair. I'm just not going to do a team-friendly deal just to stay here long term. If it's a fair deal, then obviously, we'll definitely think about it. But I'm not going to give a huge team discount. Just something fair is all I ask."

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Lead off double. Fifth of the homestand. First 3 didnt score. Harper drove in last night's lead off double by Hairston

NatsJack in Florida said...

Sweet double play!

Just back from a day helping a friend who is fighting cancer and a guy who never thought of DC or baseball until I took him on a "road trip" to watch the Nats back in 2009. Now he loves baseball and the Nats.

Now Zim doubles and things are looking up.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Cliff Lee owns Bryce.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

On the outside part of he plate. Drive it to left. Dont just look at it.

The Nats do that way too much.

David Proctor said...

Cliff Lee owns a lot of people.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

We now scored 2 of 5 leadoff doubles thos home stand.

Noticed when man on base Zim double play. No one on a double.

David Proctor said...

Zim is our best hitter with men on base. If you the ball hard a lot, you're also going to hit into a lot of double plays.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

FP hit the nail on the head. ALR seems to be up with RISP a lot lately.

Problem being he has produced poorly lately. Team results poorly lately.

paul brandt said...

really wish TyMo was in place of ALR there but that was a productive out.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Poor hit but preductive.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

His key is he has to keep the ball in the air not onthe ground.

paul brandt said...

should have scored more than 2 but still a good inning.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Oh well that could have real productive but 2 will do for now, but we need everyone producing.

David Proctor said...

The Phillies bullpen is AWFUL. We need to get Lee out of the game (despite us hitting him well that inning).

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Paul. You and I are seeing this the same.

Not sure why ALR not having his usual August

NatsJack in Florida said...

2 runs is good. A shutdown inning is imperative.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Why are we suddenly nibbling?

paul brandt said...

MNF, yep, funny...also thought Jewett should have sent Werth on the Desi double but likely still just 2 runs score in the inning so no harm done...rare Jewett has the stop sign tho.

David Proctor said...

I think Werth's groin may have had something to do with the stop sign, PB.

paul brandt said...

TJ looking good after a rough start.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Watching Ian i think at one point he was thinking 3, but shut it down quick.

Triple would have been to tight fpr me.

Jordan gives up ,7 hits 5 in tge second. Hat happened that inning.

paul brandt said...

DP, thought the same but it didn't stop him from sending Ramos the other night vs. the Braves with all of his ailments in a key point early in the game.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I think he had everything to do with, I was expecting the stop sign.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Lee owns Rendon even more than Harper.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

On Nats classic Tursdat, Hairston looked pathetic vs. clippard.

David Proctor said...

Need Lee out of the game.

David Proctor said...

Wow I thought Span had another home run.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

My inspiration talk working for Span

paul brandt said...

WODL, you see that?

must have been MNF's tips earlier today.

David Proctor said...

Span 3/5 in his last 5 ABs against lefties.

paul brandt said...

need a Zim HR here.

NatsJack in Florida said...

So the automatic out has another double.

David Proctor said...

Gave it a ride, just hit it too high.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

The same as first Zim cannot advance Span.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Where is "m" and WODL when you need them?

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

The single and double both in the middle dont pull it just hit it straight.

Just passing what Tony Gwynn says many telecasts forvthe Padrrs that he says is the number one mistakes of most batters.

David Proctor said...

Dan Kolko ‏@masnKolko 2m
From the "We Didn't See This Coming in February" department: Tanner Roark relieves Taylor Jordan in a game against the Phillies.

Yup.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

RoArk another good inning.

paul brandt said...

Tanner Roark for prez!

NatsJack in Florida said...

Man, I like Tanner Roark. And I really like Robbie Ray.

David Proctor said...

Is Bryce coming out to Don't Stop Believing now?

paul brandt said...

come on harper.

NatsJack in Florida said...

For the record, Dan Kolko doesn't have the relationship that I have with Bob Boone.

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

3 for 5 certainly constitutes a trend in my book.

Werewolves.....

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Someone with quick stat access. How many plate appearances does Werth have coming into tonight.

David Proctor said...

My goodness, Werth...

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

I didn't realize that I had to come on here every time that Span does something good. I thought it was enough for me to actually not, believe it or not, comment all during his 0-14 or whatever it was earlier in the week.

I actually like Span and I think he is an upgrade over Bernadina as a reserve outfielder for next year, playing behind Harper, Werth and Choo.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

As impressive as Werth's at bat Ians was worthless. 3-2 count pitch almost the middle of the pitch track box and Ian not even thinking about swinging.

David Proctor said...

VAMOS RAMOS! BUFFALO!!!!!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Buffalo.

David Proctor said...

Is it just me or is Ramos one of our most clutch hitters? With a RISP, I always feel like Ramos is going to deliver.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Rendon due

Drew said...

Atta boy, Tatonka.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I thought ball was more in the hole. Arggggggg

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Both teams 2 for 7 RISP

David Proctor said...

Getting Lee out of the game is huge. Their bullpen isn't good.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Your spot on David.

paul brandt said...

RoArk is the man...think I will call him Noah, it just fits.

David Proctor said...

Let's get Roark a win.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

He is 1 for 2 tonight. Stranded Ian earlier.

So not every time

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Bob Dsvidson wanted to call balk, but Nats had no one on base when pitcher awkwardly stepped off.

David Proctor said...

Yeah MNF, but he lined out. He hit it hard, that's all you can do. Can't control where it goes.

David Proctor said...

That might be Lombo's best AB of the year. He never walks.

paul brandt said...

nice AB off the bench Lombo, 9 pitch walk...well done.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

No the line out was in the second double play.ground out out to third for third out with Ian on third.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

His best I think was the walk off sac fly on about the 9th pitch.

paul brandt said...

August 10th and now Davey is playing small ball...little late.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

They dont hold us either.

David Proctor said...

Anything but a double play Bryce.

paul brandt said...

hate to say it but i don't like harper here.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Schu and Knorr plotting.

David Proctor said...

How about that...

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Thanks Utley

paul brandt said...

having said that there is nobody on the bench I would PH so there is that.

p.s. wow, bryce!

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

Kudos to Lombo, Span, Zimm and Harper for manufacturing a run.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

One thing Bryce and his dad need to work on this winter is not swinging at sliders headed outside.

Hire a lefty to pitch slides to get used to deeing the pitch.

paul brandt said...

kudos to Lombo...9 pitch walk & a huge steal of 3rd lead to the tying run...keep it up boys.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Go Werth

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

And on this 10th day of August in the year of the lord 2013, on Game 116, Davey Johnson discovers small ball.

Do wonders ever cease?

David Proctor said...

JAYSON WERTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me said...

WERTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paul brandt said...

wow!!!!!!!!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Son owes me $10 said werth would homer.

Drew said...

His hair was perfect.

AWOOOOOO...

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Would only lose 50 cents 20 o 1 odds.

David Proctor said...

Walking LaRoche to face Ramos. Interesting.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

See, small ball can set up long ball!

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

Running amuck

paul brandt said...

like it for us DP but odd for Phillies

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Hit to move the line moving

paul brandt said...

Sunshine, agree, said the same at 915pm, small ball can & does work.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Rendon RBI

David Proctor said...

RENDON!!!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Papa John again

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

Rendy!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

RoArk in line for win.

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

I don't understand why Philly lifted Cliff Lee, but we have taken out effective pitchers all year to bat ineffective pinch-runners.

paul brandt said...

looks like the Nats of 2012!

small ball this inning lead to the big inning...note to Rizzzo since i doubt Davey can hear anynore.

David Proctor said...

That was my favorite inning of the year. Forget all the blowouts, that was easily the best.

NatsJack in Florida said...

I have to say that Jayson Werth is the straw that stirs the drink. He is the franchise.

I hope he has enough to carry this team one more year.

David Proctor said...

Clippard just helping out so that Soriano can get a save.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

3 homers in last week and a half. Clip shouldnt be tired.

paul brandt said...

Clip, come on, broken record over the last 10 days or so...one thing to give up a hit but a HR is much different.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

David my son just said Clip a team player allowing save for Soriano.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Allow me to speak for the regulars that have been here for 8 years.

WOLD, get lostm

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Werth has 297 at bats and 36 walks. Anyone know if he has any sac hits or hit by pitches?

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Span hit that middle pitch wrong. Pulling it is an out.

David Proctor said...

He's been hit 3 times, MNF.

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

NatsJack, you certainly are an ass. Just saying.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

I am sure he has no sac bunts. Can you tell if he has any sac flies?

David Proctor said...

He has 3 sac flies, MNF.

NatsJack in Florida said...

What? Dennard Span is 2-4 with a big sac bunt?

WODL must be sick.

David Proctor said...

Justin Ruggiano for the Fish is 0 for his last 41.

William O. Douglas Loeffler said...

You are a pretty stupid and petty man, NatsJack, and on behalf of all the newer people who post, get lost.

David Proctor said...

My goodness Jayson.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Now 340 plate appearances to make the batting leaders he needs 359.

David Proctor said...

Alright, let's make this easy Soriano. Your last 2 saves were very stress-free.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

We are tucking it up here, boss.

David Proctor said...

SPAN!!!!!!!!!!!

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

NATS JACK!

SPANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Another big score night. If we have big score nights the rest of the way we make the playoffs (just like I said last night.)

Joe Seamhead said...

Just a routine catch by Span.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Just another reason to laugh at WODL.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

I thought Spanning meant you didn't leave your feet! Web Gem!

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Span nice catch Soriano u.tucks.

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

D SPAN!
D SPAN!
D SPAN!
WerthWerthWerth!

Untuck!

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