Saturday, August 24, 2013

Game 129: Nats at Royals

Photo by USA Today
The Nats won their fourth straight game last night despite another near-collapse by their bullpen, as we once again saw Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano make matters way more interesting than they needed to be. They are now back at the .500 mark with a chance to win their fifth consecutive game for the second time this month and the third time this season.

Washington has actually won ten of their last 14 games, which is a nice little stretch as they move towards the end of August. The Braves have also started to slip, albeit barely, with two straight losses since losing Jason Heyward to a broken jaw. Atlanta remains 13 games up in the division, but as long as the Nats keep winning they will help their cause.

Today they have Jordan Zimmermann (14-7, 3.37) on the mound against the Royals, looking to tie Adam Wainwright for the National League lead in wins. Zimmermann has had a rough second half of the season with 23 earned runs allowed in 30 2/3 innings, compiling a 6.75 ERA. He hopes to get back on track as he faces Kansas City for the first time in his career.

Pitching for Kansas City is right-hander Wade Davis (6-9, 5.43) who has been the less successful part of their offseason trade with Tampa. Davis has been consistently bad for the Royals all season, and was pulled after just 3 2/3 innings his last time out in Detroit. He has been noticeably better this year at home, with a 3.62 ERA at Kauffman Stadium offsetting his 5.02 mark on the road, but the Nats should still have a good chance for some offense tonight.

Enjoy the game...

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Where: Kauffman Stadium
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 185
Weather: Mostly sunny, 88 degrees, Wind 12 mph in from LF
NATIONALS (64-64)
CF Denard Span
DH Ryan Zimmerman
RF Bryce Harper
C Wilson Ramos
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Tyler Moore
3B Chad Tracy
2B Steve Lombardozzi
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

ROYALS (64-63)
LF Alex Gordon
2B Emilio Bonifacio
1B Eric Hosmer
DH Billy Butler
3B Mike Moustakas
RF Justin Maxwell
CF David Lough
C George Kottaras
SS Alcides Escobar
RHP Wade Davis

UMPIRES
TBA

199 comments:

David Proctor said...

No Werth or Rendon in the lineup today and Tracy is at 3B with Zim DHing. Why Davey?

Eugene in Oregon said...

"The Braves have also started to slip, albeit barely..."
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What slim hopes I retain are based on catching the Diamondbacks (doable) and then the Reds (harder), not the Braves (hard to imagine).

David Proctor said...

NL, I'm not sure if it's injury or if it's age and decline with Soriano. It seems odd that he would have such a sharp drop-off from one year to next. He's going to be back next year, like it or not, so we'll find out.

baseballswami said...

Every time a beat writer or commentator says that someone is bad-- well, you know what happens next.

NatsLady said...

Because this guy's ERA against LH batters is well over 6 and WHIP over 2? (What I said in the last post). Surprised not Hairston in LF instead of T-Moore, though. Werth must be hurt more than we thought.

David Proctor said...

Wade Davis is a right hander. It would make no sense to start Hairston.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Nats are worst in Majors in leadoff and #2. Hard to believe Nats #2 hitters batting .217 with a .298 OBP. That's baffling. No wonder Davey has RZim batting #2

NatsLady said...

DP, oh, right. Sorry, you are correct.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

I heard Storen had a concentration problem last night because he was so upset after hearing Ben Affleck was going to be the new Batman. ;)

baseballswami said...

I have no problem with this lineup. Perhaps if our bench players had gotten some playing time back when Espi and ALR were striking out every at bat they would have hit better. Like it or not, they have to play. Any bench player who sits too long will suck. Last year injuries game them playing time. At this point of the season where everyone is banged up, why not?

David Proctor said...

Because Chad Tracy shouldn't even be on the team, much less replacing Jayson Werth.

David Proctor said...

Suzuki just botched a hit and run badly. Swung at ball 4 that was nearly in the left hand batter's box and then because the runner was going, he got caught in a rundown.

Holden Baroque said...

Got newposted.


Following up on Ghost's comment that they need to score one run per game more, I got curious as to how that arithmetic would look.

2013 to date they are 64-64, but their current Pythagorean W-L = 61-67, so they are +3 there, now.
They have scored 498 runs (3.89/g), and allowed 521 runs (~4.07/game, which would be ~660 over 162 games).

They have 34 games left. If they score at GoSM's suggested rate of 1 more than they have averaged to this point, that would leave them with ~658 runs on the season, or ~4.06/game.

Assuming that the defense stays the same (because Ghost didn't propose a change, just sticking with the premise here), that would be 658 runs scored vs. 660 allowed. They Pythagorean W/L for that would be 81-81, or .500, which is where they are now.

Which probably won't catch anybody.

I can see them going 21-13, maybe finish 85-77. Might keep them in it while longer.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

David, yah Zuk. was watching also.

SCNatsFan said...

For all who say cut soriano and eat his salary please go back and watch Storen trying to find the strike zone last night.

JaneB said...

God bless Wade Davis. May he continue to be bad. GYFNG!

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Sofa, on average we just have to hope the offense can continue at this level and the pitching improves. If the team can do both at the same time, watch out world.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Wang vs Peacock today.

MicheleS said...

GYFNG! At least the beach. Will be watching the Nats!

baseballswami said...

Well , David , you make an excellent point about Chad Tracy.

David Proctor said...

I don't really have a problem with Lombo replacing Rendon. If Werth needs the day off, I'd DH Rendon though. But lefties hit Davis very well so I figure that's why Davey went to Tracy.

Hope Werth is okay.

baseballswami said...

SCNats Fan-- The strike zone can be overrated. Soriano just loves it-- all HIS pitches are big and fat and juicy and most definitely ALL the way IN the strike zone.

David Proctor said...

"baseballswami said...
SCNats Fan-- The strike zone can be overrated."

Henry Rodriguez will really like you.

David Proctor said...

Adam Kilgore ‏@AdamKilgoreWP 2m
Jayson Werth is out because he has an infection in his right foot. First happened in Chicago. He thought it would be better. It's worse.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

1997 Jayson Werth photo on Fox. LMAO

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

Suzuki double

baseballswami said...

Ghost- that photo was ridiculous.

Scott Margenau said...

Disturbing...lombo however is batting 386 since all star break.

Scott Margenau said...

See DP answer below.

Tracy is a handicap.

David Proctor said...

"Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals lineup with an unspecified infection in his right foot, which has led to painful inflammation and could keep the Nationals’ best hitter sidelined at least through Sunday as well.

“I thought it was going to be better today,” Werth said. “I played on it yesterday, and it was pretty sore. Today, I can’t go.”

Werth first felt pain in his right foot Thursday in Chicago. Friday night, he served as the designated hitter to help keep him off his feet and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning. He began taking antibiotics last night and hoped the condition of his foot would improve. Instead, it worsened.

“Today, it’s too much,” Werth said. “It’s really sore.”

Werth walked through the Nationals’ clubhouse with a heavy limp. Werth doubted he would be able to even pinch hit tonight in a key spot. “It’s going to have to get better,” Werth said."

Oh lord please let him get better soon.

Scott Margenau said...

Foot infection-- really??

Skins look good. Pre-season but still. This will be a good sports year in DC. I feel it!

Nats 128 said...

I had no idea Coco Crisp has that much power. 13 HRs and just hits a 9th inning HR to go ahead 2-1.

natsfan1a said...

Give me Adam West any day of the week. We're talking Old School Prestigious there. Bang! Pow! :-)

Go, Z'nn! Go, NATS!!

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

I heard Storen had a concentration problem last night because he was so upset after hearing Ben Affleck was going to be the new Batman. ;)
August 24, 2013 4:20 PM

UnkyD said...

RZim-bruised shin. That's why DH.

GYFNG!!!!!!!!!!

baseballswami said...

These guys are banged up. I am ready for some FP- spent too much time today hearing Mitch Williams and then Ray Knight do their " in my day" speeches. Hoping JZ has figured things out. Talk about cardiac Nats- this last week has been ccccccrazy.

Nats 128 said...

Throwback Negro League jerseys.

baseballswami said...

Very cool.

baseballswami said...

This interview.....

Nats 128 said...

There you go Denard. Now show us some great baserunning.

NatsLady said...

This pitcher has an odd start to his delivery, it's like he squats.

David Proctor said...

Not sure why Zim challenged Gordon.

baseballswami said...

Crap.

Nats 128 said...

Bad baserunning for Zimmerman just because theres no way you get thrown out.

Nats 128 said...

Nice Bryce.

David Proctor said...

Ramos just got robbed.

Nats 128 said...

Ramos robbed.

baseballswami said...

Praying.

baseballswami said...

Yessssss!

David Proctor said...

Desi just missed two fastballs down the middle. That's odd.

NatsLady said...

Seems odd. Bernadina leading off in front of Jimmy Rollins.

David Proctor said...

Make sense, NL. What, with Roger Bernadina's high OBP and all.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Left the Skins game to make it back in time for the Nats game... Not sure how I feel about this line up but as long as we win, idc...

Gotta catch up on the DVR... Brb...

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Frickin love the unis.... I can see them play every day...

David Proctor said...

Harp is heating up.

baseballswami said...

Uniforms appear to be pretty heavy and hot,though.

BigCat said...

Rzim gotta get back in shape. He is slow as a church mouse

Nats 128 said...

Alot of RF dont make that play. Ramos could easily be 2 for 2. Glad he got the Sac Fly as the consolation prize.

Joe Seamhead said...

OK, Tyler, they're dissin' you. make 'em pay.

David Proctor said...

I thought Moore got that.

Nats 128 said...

How wasnt that a 3 run HR by Moore.

Nats 128 said...

It just has to frustrate all those in the send TylerMo down to AAA back on May 1st to get him back on track.

Sometimes thats all you need.

David Proctor said...

Tracy with the bomb...lol. I'll take it.

Nats 128 said...

Now it feels like a 3 run HR by Moore. Contact and BABIP work again for Captain Gooner.

Joe Seamhead said...

Tracy delivers! With a hope and a prayer!

Joe Seamhead said...

Nats 128, I don't get frustrated with Moore's success at the plate, I wish him continued great results. On May 1st he was dead weight.

David Proctor said...

You get a bloop! You get a bloop! Bloops for everyone!

Nats 128 said...

Joe, you dont get my point. Im thrilled what he is doing. I think if he was sent down earlier to restart him he couldve been a real productive platoon player. Instead he suffered for months and the team didnt have him contributing.

Nats 128 said...

What is up with that 3.5 hole? That's 3 rollers thru there.

David Proctor said...

Ramos needs to learn to block balls.

David Proctor said...

That was a potential turning point of the game. Good job by JZimm to get out of it.

Joe Seamhead said...

I guess I did miss it. 128.

With his two RBI blooper Chad Tracy now has the formidable total of nine, count 'em, nine RBI's for 2013

Nats 128 said...

Didn't know the until I just read Kyle Lohse was claimed by the Braves and they couldnt work out a trade.

Joe Seamhead said...

Two good plays there between Desi and Adam.

David Proctor said...

DESI!!!

Nats 128 said...

How did Ians get out and Tyler Moores didnt. Nice shot kid!

Nats 128 said...

Unfair what JZim'nn just did to JMax'll.

Nats 128 said...

Bernadina is the leadoff for the Phillies tonite. 0-2

mick said...

keep this rolling...if nats can sweep at home...we have something going

Faraz Shaikh said...

let's not get ahead of ourselves. let's close out tonight's win without any adventures, especially like last night.

mick said...

Zim at 95 pitches

mick said...

faraz

I know

NatsLady said...

Axford comes in for MIL and gives up a game-tying HR on the 2nd pitch. I remember when he was good.

mick said...

I assume Zim pitches the 8th?

Faraz Shaikh said...

mick, it is just that this has happened few times this season. we get nice little streak and then get swept by some other team and go back to playing bad baseball.

mick said...

got my eye on reds game as well

FYI: Suzuki doubled today and scored a run in A's win over O's

Nats 128 said...

Bernadina with a HR

NatsLady said...

Bernadina with a HR. 7-2 Phils. Remember we are rooting for the Fillies today.

David Proctor said...

Shark just homered for the Phils.

mick said...

so it appears Tyler Moore has readjusted...and proved me wrong

I hope he is the real deal

mick said...

OMG shark..for real?

mick said...

If Zim can go 8...what rest that would be for BP

NatsLady said...

And..... a 2-run dinger to Zach Cosart... 4-2 Reds now.

mick said...

actually...if Zim could go 9...that would be great, but...if he gets in any trouble, please Davey pull him

Nats 128 said...

Dial up the pen

mick said...

Zim's pitches


105 Pitches: 72 Strikes, 33 Balls

NatsJack in Florida said...

The Nats have a chance to be 3 games over .500 by September 1st.

That's where I wanted them to be on August 1st.

mick said...

oh well..Reds probably win tonight...but that is fine...nats just have to do their part...Reds will slump

NatsJack in Florida said...

The Nats have a chance to be 3 games over .500 by September 1st.

That's where I wanted them to be on August 1st.

mick said...

actually, by Sept 1, Nats could be maybe 5-6 over...marlins and Mets this week at Nats park


why not?

mick said...

Nats after this series play teams with losing records through Sept 16...this where they make a move

Nats 128 said...

The shame is where the Nats were the 1st week of July as they looked to be a couple games of 1st place.

mick said...

so 7 2/3 tonight...not bad at all

David Proctor said...

Your job is to get 1 out Abad. Get the damn out.

Nats 128 said...

Ryan Z knows on those plays to stay home at 3rd as Desi will pick the ball and get the runner going around 3rd. Chad Tracy mustve been in the bathroom the 3 times the Nats pulled that off.

mick said...

agreed Nats128

mick said...

so...who closes tonight...is it Clip or does Davey give Drew a shot?

Nats 128 said...

Lousy bullpen again.

mick said...

I really do not like Abad at all... hope he is gone after this season...

Nats 128 said...

Of course Davey doesnt have the righty up for JMax.

Secret wasian man said...

Is clippard injured?

David Proctor said...

I hate Fernando Abad.

Secret wasian man said...

Put Zimm back in at 3 rd for D. This is just getting ridiculous. Bring in Clipp before its 7 to 6

Nats 128 said...

Abad needed the 1st lefty he faced.

mick said...

he is terrible, Davey was not joking when he said a week ago that the bull pen is struggling

Abad is rested and that is what makes it even worse

Secret wasian man said...

It's not Daveys fault who he puts in to relieve. These guys are just not doing there jobs. I was nice and calm but once again am pissed.

Nats 128 said...

Abad needed 1 out!

mick said...

SWM

exactly

NatsJack in Florida said...

Yep. Not to impressed with a left hander that can't get out left handed hitters and then won't throw strikes to a right handed hitter,.

Dan Strong said...

My god Abad... Our bullpen loves to make things interesting.

NatsJack in Florida said...

Yep. Not to impressed with a left hander that can't get out left handed hitters and then won't throw strikes to a right handed hitter,.

mick said...

can't really fault Davey...Abad is expected to get at least 1 out..

David Proctor said...

See what happens when you throw strikes, Abad? Our entire staff needs to learn to THROW strikes. Abad has good stuff, he's just an idiot.

mick said...

there you go!

Nats 128 said...

SWM, Davey had to think ahead if the 1st batter got on to get a righty for JMax who destroys crappy lefty relievers.

Abad and Davey got lucky.

NatsJack in Florida said...

OK. As long as it works, I am OK.

Joe Seamhead said...

The off speed pitch that Abad threw on 3-2 to Justin Maxwell was just plumb dumb. He came back pretty good against the lefty.

Secret wasian man said...

So mick earlier i stated things aren't over. I said was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Someone actually corrected me and said it was the Japanese. Some of the folks in here don't get out much.

mick said...

J zim pitched very good tonight

NatsLady said...

Remember Michael Gonzalez--just came in and gave Votto a HR. His ERA is 4.47.

NatsLady said...

Yeah, me. I don't watch dumb movies much. Like, not at all.

mick said...

SWM

ha ha ha

NatsJack in Florida said...

David P. As an ex catcher I have no use for any pitcher that WON'T throw strikes.

NatsJack in Florida said...

David P. As an ex catcher I have no use for any pitcher that WON'T throw strikes.

Secret wasian man said...

So we are up 7 2. I am already very nervous for the 9th. Bullpen just not making anyone feel confident lately

paul brandt said...

SWM, the Germans didn't bomb Pearl Harbor!

haha.

Secret wasian man said...

Nats lady when the Nats play the way they have most of the year dumb movies is a good alternative for viewing entertainment.

Joe Seamhead said...

NatsJack? You're echoing tonight.

Nats 128 said...

Everyone with a hit except Lombo and Laroche.

NatsLady said...

LOL, secret--too true! I do watch dumb old Westerns...

Depot Master said...

Mick, J Zim did not pitch very good tonight.

He pitched very WELL.

You've been listening to Davey, and bunches of other folks in baseball including FP, butcher the English language with some regularity.

I especially enjoy when people say things like "You can see he's developed a greater level of comfortability at the plate". Comfortability. Right. Based on the word comfort. Sigh.

Alas I guess there's not much we can do to "defense" against this...

David Proctor said...

Clippard warming for the 9th. Great news. He might give up a solo home run, but I'm not too concerned about him blowing a 5 run lead.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Back to the hotel after the championship games at the LLWS.

Tuned in just in time to here Abad's crap.

Nats 128 said...

Yes, JZim'nn pitched very well tonight. Abad of course let one of his runs score.

NatsLady said...

FP says Clip hasn't pitched since Thursday night. As if that was a week ago.

MrsB loves the Nats said...

The BP is gonna be the death of us...

Nats 128 said...

Nice play Lombo. Would have been nice for Laroche to peal off.

mick said...

lets go Clip!

David Proctor said...

The most stress-free inning in forever.

Nats 128 said...

Have to love the no drama 9th. Abad of course made the 8th a little nuts.

Good game!

mick said...

one more out and that is 5 straight...Nats have yet to win more than 5 in a row this season...Tomorrow is a chance to do it

MrsB loves the Nats said...

Oh yeah... Over 500... Loved it!

Secret wasian man said...

Well what do you know. The first guy in about 2 weeks to close the ninth quickly and comfortably. Thanks Clipp!!!!!!

mick said...

welcome to a winning record again!!!

Nats 128 said...

Some one overdid Ray Knights face with makeup.

Secret wasian man said...

33 more to get to tie last year. We got this thing.

David Proctor said...

Ian Desmond is such a leader.

Faraz Shaikh said...

http://wapc.mlb.com/cutfour/2013/08/24/58228260/video-bill-goldberg-spears-catcher-miami-marlins

Nats 128 said...

David, you cant say that enough. Ian Desmond is a leader and from everything Ive seen a real good person.

mick said...

Nats are going to make this interesting...the one real negative is the bull pen... I know Clip is solid and Roark is an unexpected surprise, Stammen can be shaky but he has been very good lately

Soriano and Abad...will cost the team games and I am not a Kroll fan at all.

So this will get down to Storen, can he get his head on right? I have my doubts.

David Proctor said...

We won this game with Chad Tracy playing in place of Jayson Werth. Just think about that for a moment.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Just for the record the local Papa John gave me 50% for having the nerve for asking . Nats score 11 I thought I would at least ask.

mick said...

This is all you can ask right now as a Nats fan.. they have a shot and are in the discussion. This is why I was so mad a few weeks ago when the team fell 6 under 500... I really thought they were done before Sept 1. Now they have chance to take this to the end of season...that is all one can ask. The bull pen has to be dealt with

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Clip should be the closer

UnkyD said...

So.... Apparently this Clippard fellow is able to achieve 3 outs in the ninth inning, with a relative paucity of drama.... Do you s'pose any of the other fellows could emulate him?

Nats 128 said...

Hows about another game we didnt complain about the umpiring.

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

Soriano is really shakey ight now for sure.

SCNatsFan said...

God if I'm not careful I'm going to start believing again

Nats 128 said...

Hochevar wont be available tomorrow. Is Aaron Crow still on there team. Surpized we didnt see him yesterday.

David Proctor said...

"UnkyD said...
So.... Apparently this Clippard fellow is able to achieve 3 outs in the ninth inning, with a relative paucity of drama.... Do you s'pose any of the other fellows could emulate him?"

I remember Clippard in the 9th inning last year...I remember it too well. He made it every bit the adventure Soriano did. I'd consider making the change, but let's not act like Clippard made everything stress-free.

mick said...

MNF

100% correct, I think Davey will go with Clip as closer..limited options.
Perhaps Soriano is 8th and Storen 7th, rest of the way, with Stammen and Roark as long relievers.

forget Abad and Kroll...this is probably the way to go

as far as starters..with Jordan shut down, I assume it is Ohlendorf as the 5th the rest of the way and is Det shut down the rest of the season, or if he is healthy, does he come back if nats are within 4-5 of WC by mid Sept?

NatsLady said...

Krol, not a good job for Syracuse. Came in, let 2 inherited runners score, then contributed 2 of his own in 1/3 of an inning. 3-1 game became 5-3...Mattheus came in and put out the fire.

Nats 128 said...

JZim'nn had that slider where he would start it off the outside of the plate. That was deadly tonight and he resurrected his changeup.

Great game plan tonight.

Nats 128 said...

Funny the highs and lows around here. At 1 point the Morse trade was great bcuz the Nats got Krol. Now the trade stinks and is dependent on how Cole turns out.

To me when Krol was called up it was a great shot in the arm as the pen was hurting. Krol was great. Hes in a tough stretch and I wouldnt throw him under the bus yet.

David Proctor said...

The official scorer changed that play in the 9th to a hit. That makes it 5 straight multi-hit games for T-Mo since he's been recalled.

Nats 128 said...

Braves lost again.

Nats 128 said...

Phillies just tied it up!

NatsLady said...

Boy, Arizona's bullpen, P-U. FIllies tied it up, 7-7.

paul brandt said...

TyMo should have been brought up 30 days ago, the guy can hit but needs to play on a consistent basis...if Ray is correct, 5 straight multi-hit games...impressive.

Re, our closer, that has always been an adventure every year regardless who it is...last and most reliable was probably Chad Cordero!

Santana will be tough tomorrow.

David Proctor said...

Santana gave up a TON of home runs last year. He's been way better this year, but he's not infallible.

Of course, Dan Haren has given up his share of HRs. But he too has been better lately. Could be a pitcher's duel.

I hope Werth is able to DH.

baseballswami said...

As for closers-- all closers have some adventures, blow a few, go through a tough stretch. Some of you have conveniently forgotten that Chad Cordero drove us insane at times. It comes with the territory. The problems with Soriano are more than that. He does not have closer stuff- not swing and miss. His BA against is awful. He gives up long balls and runs in bunches, not just one here and there. With his kind of stuff the off nights are magnified. He needs to pull it together really soon as his rough stretch has gone on longer than one or two games. I don't see us contending next season with him as our closer.

Nats 128 said...

Bernadina on deck in the bottom of the 9th. If he hits a walkoff HR.

baseballswami said...

And Abad is not so good.

Nats 128 said...

Nope. No walkoff for Bernadina

David Proctor said...

Some idiot on MLB Network just said "Ian Desmond is an impact type player but he can't stay on the field to produce." WHAT??? He's been out there for every game but like 2.

Do these people even do any research?

Nats 128 said...

DP thats just pathetic.

baseballswami said...

I heard one of them said Clip was struggling this year. Not so much. Their knowledge can be a mile wide and an inch deep.

rogieshan said...

I hope whoever the next manager is keeps an open mind about the job at 1st base. With 500 ABs, I feel Tyler Moore could break out much the same way Morse did in 2011 (.303 AVG 31 HR 95 RBI). The kid could have sulked and played poorly when he was sent down earlier this year, but he worked hard and showed if given the opportunity, he can deliver the goods consistently, something this team has not received from the streaky LaRoche all year.

baseballswami said...

I particularly like the big fat zero in the error column.

baseballswami said...

Bernadina just almost hit a walk off home run. Off the wall.

paul brandt said...

Bernadina 2-5, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI & a walk...and he is on 2nd with the game in the bottom of 11th with 1 out...next year he will be a Nats killer with our luck.

Theo Mackie said...

5 in a row twice in a week. Back over .500 baby! GYFNG!

natsfan1a said...

That was nice, boys. Very nice. Don't they usually do well in the Homestead Grays unis, or am I misremembering?

ehay2k said...

Swami, the fix was in, because it's really hard to make an error at DH! :-)

Go win one more boys, then one more ...

baseballswami said...

Oh, my- 18 innings??? Seven hours?? Glad it was them and not us. One way you could tell that JZ was back to normal-- under three hours. Eat your hearts out Philly and AZ!

JaneB said...

I'm proud of Roger..even though he's not our shark anymore.

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

There was no reason to DFA Roger. All they had to do is move Tracy to the DL. Rosters expand on September 1st.

Section 222 said...

Yes, but Ghost, who would have played 3B so Zim could DH? Oh right, Rendon. Ok, but who would have played 1B to give ALR a rest? Oh right, Moore. So why exactly is Chad Tracy still on the team?

Ghost Of Steve M. said...

222, bloop single specialist and wall scraper HRs and ambassador for the.Mendozas

SonnyG10 said...

Ghost Of Steve M. said...
There was no reason to DFA Roger. All they had to do is move Tracy to the DL. Rosters expand on September 1st.
August 25, 2013 9:36 AM


Probably worked out better for Roger, now that he's caught on with the Phillies.

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