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Michael O'Connor (0-0, -.--)
O'Connor, who is replacing the injured John Patterson, was the Nationals' Pitcher of the Year last season after going 10-11 with a 3.54 ERA for Class A Potomac. In 2006, he was in Triple-A New Orleans, pitching four games with a 2.41 ERA. He will be pitching against the Cardinals on three-days' rest.


Sidney Ponson (2-0, 3.31)
Ponson was shaky in his third start of the season on Saturday against Chicago. He allowed six hits and walked four batters over five innings, but only surrendered one run and gave the Cardinals a chance to win. He has only lasted five innings in two of his three starts.

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St. Louis Cardinals             Washington Nationals

David Eckstein (SS)             Alfonso Soriano (LF)
Hector Luna (2B)                Jose Vidro (2B)
Albert Pujols (1B)              Nick Johnson (1B)
Juan Encarnacion (RF)           Jose Guillen (RF)
Jim Edmonds (CF)                Ryan Church (CF)
Scott Spiezio (3B)              Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Yadier Molina (C)               Brian Schneider (C)
So Taguchi (LF)                 Royce Clayton (SS)
Sidney Ponson (P)               Michael O'Connor (P)


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Washington Nationals (2)
                        AB   R   H RBI  TB  BB   K   AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS
A. Soriano, LF           4   0   2   0   2   0   1  .323  .364  .602  .966
J. Vidro, 2B             4   0   0   0   0   0   0  .354  .393  .512  .905
N. Johnson, 1B           4   1   1   0   2   0   2  .372  .490  .641 1.131
J. Guillen, RF           4   0   0   0   0   0   0  .254  .333  .381  .714
R. Church, CF            4   0   1   0   2   0   1  .256  .383  .692 1.075
R. Zimmerman, 3B         3   1   0   0   0   1   0  .232  .326  .354  .680
B. Schneider, C          3   0   1   2   2   0   0  .179  .276  .209  .485
R. Clayton, SS           2   0   1   0   1   1   0  .253  .293  .293  .586
M. O'Connor, P           1   0   0   0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000
  M. Anderson, PH        1   0   0   0   0   0   1  .095  .240  .095  .335
  J. Bergmann, P         0   0   0   0   0   0   0    -     -     -     -
  M. Byrd, PH            1   0   0   0   0   0   0  .171  .383  .314  .697
  G. Majewski, P         0   0   0   0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000
  F. Rodriguez, P        0   0   0   0   0   0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000
  J. Eischen, P          0   0   0   0   0   0   0    -     -     -     -
Totals                  31   2   6   2   9   2   5    -     -     -     -

St. Louis Cardinals (6)
                        AB   R   H RBI  TB  BB   K   AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS
D. Eckstein, SS          3   1   1   0   1   1   0  .330  .406  .420  .826
H. Luna, 2B              3   0   0   0   0   1   0  .400  .429  .525  .954
  A. Miles, PH-2B        0   0   0   1   0   0   0  .304  .421  .435  .856
A. Pujols, 1B            3   1   0   0   0   2   0  .342  .495  .890 1.385
J. Encarnacion, RF       5   2   0   0   0   0   1  .210  .235  .296  .531
J. Edmonds, CF           5   1   1   3   4   0   1  .200  .293  .446  .739
S. Spiezio, 3B           3   0   2   2   5   1   0  .259  .333  .630  .963
Y. Molina, C             4   0   0   0   0   0   2  .167  .176  .208  .384
S. Taguchi, LF           3   1   2   0   3   1   0  .281  .339  .351  .690
S. Ponson, P             1   0   1   0   1   1   0  .250  .500  .250  .750
  B. Thompson, P         0   0   0   0   0   0   0    -     -     -     -
  J. Rodriguez, PH       1   0   1   0   2   0   0  .364  .423  .545  .968
  J. Han****, P          0   0   0   0   0   0   0  .000  .500  .000  .500
Totals                  31   6   8   6  16   7   4    -     -     -     -

2B: Was 3, N. Johnson (6), R. Church (3), B. Schneider (2). StL 3, S. Spiezio (2), S. Taguchi (4), J. Rodriguez (2).
3B: StL 1, S. Spiezio (1).
HR: StL 1, J. Edmonds (4).
HR Detail: StL, J. Edmonds (inning: 1, 2 out, 2 on) off M. O'Connor

Washington Nationals
                        IP   H   R  ER  BB   K  HR   BFP   Pit   ERA  OpBA
M. O'Connor (L 0-1)    5.0   3   3   0   4   2   1    23    92  0.00  .167
J. Bergmann            1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0     5    14 13.50  .467
G. Majewski            1.0   3   3   3   2   1   0     8    40  4.96  .210
F. Rodriguez           0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0     4     9  4.97  .209
J. Eischen             0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0     1     3 10.80  .265

St. Louis Cardinals
                        IP   H   R  ER  BB   K  HR   BFP   Pit   ERA  OpBA
S. Ponson (W 3-0)      6.2   5   2   2   2   4   0    25    86  3.13  .277
B. Thompson            1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0     5    23  0.96  .200
J. Han****             1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0     3     8  2.84  .152

Errors: Was, R. Zimmerman (1).
Double Plays: StL 1 (Pujols to Eckstein).
Caught Stealing: Was, A. Soriano (3).
Hit by Pitch: StL, D. Eckstein by F. Rodriguez.

Umpires: HP--Foster, 1B--Davidson, 2B--Welke, 3B--McClelland.
Time: 2:46
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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #1: April 27, 2006, 08:05:03 PM »
Does anyone else actually feel BETTER about being on the road?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #2: April 27, 2006, 08:05:56 PM »
Let's just hope a repeat of last year...when we got creamed by the Reds and came back and surprisingly took the series against the Cards.  Think POSITIVE!   :D

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #3: April 27, 2006, 08:09:14 PM »
Hope the best for this Irish Laddie...but wow talk about in over his head!  He was just pitching at POTOMAC for chrissakes.  He's now going to be throwing at the most dangerous hitter of all of major league baseball.

"But no worries kid...just go out there and throw the ball like you always do" <quick slap on the backside>

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #4: April 27, 2006, 08:10:15 PM »
Well it's not like the Cards lineup should have a pitcher quaking, everyone after Pujols is hitting .200'ish.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #5: April 27, 2006, 08:12:03 PM »
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Does anyone else actually feel BETTER about being on the road?


Guillen does.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #6: April 27, 2006, 08:12:20 PM »
Sidney...your a TOOL!  You sucked in Baltimore...and you still suck now.   :lol:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #7: April 27, 2006, 08:13:13 PM »
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Does anyone else actually feel BETTER about being on the road?


Guillen does.


Hey Hey John...now don't start.  You might find someone getting upset like over on the other place.   :wink:


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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #8: April 27, 2006, 08:14:56 PM »
Whoever makes the decisions for this team about when to steal  SUCKS

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 1 (L)
« Reply #9: April 27, 2006, 08:15:35 PM »
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Does anyone else actually feel BETTER about being on the road?

Being on the road, means Vidro and Guillen now have to put up or shut up because they are away from RFK. It makes me sick that two guys, who are *supposed* to be veterans are so dumb that they cant keep their mouth's shut.

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You know if we took away the hits for every time Soriano got caught stealing, his average would probably be in the .250's

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I'm really looking forward to seeing David vs. Goliath with this rookie.  It's actually something EXCITING coming from this team for once.   :D

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You know the dimensions at this new Cards box are pretty RFK'esque.  Watch Vidro and Guillen use that as their excuse after we get swept :lol:

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You know the dimensions at this new Cards box are pretty RFK'esque.  Watch Vidro and Guillen use that as their excuse after we get swept :lol:


I thought the read on the new Busch was that it was a hitter's park?

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And O'Connor get's his first Major League Walk.   :(

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You know the dimensions at this new Cards box are pretty RFK'esque.  Watch Vidro and Guillen use that as their excuse after we get swept :lol:


I thought the read on the new Busch was that it was a hitter's park?


I dunno I'm just looking at Gameday.  335 and 325 down the lines, 375 in the power alleys, 390-400 to center.

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I dunno I'm just looking at Gameday.  335 and 325 down the lines, 375 in the power alleys, 390-400 to center.


This is what I heard on MLB XM radio ...I spend too much time on this crap.  I am the king of useless information.   :lol:

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Error by Zimmerman :(

.... which results in a 3-run homer by Edmonds  :doh:

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Home Run Jim Edmonds

Nationals 0
Cardinals 3


Welcome to Major League Baseball Michael Patrick O'Connor

To be fair...Zimmerman screwed him with that error.

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Another game lost in the first inning.

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Good Job by Clayton...(don't get to say that much).

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Quote from: "Senators2005"
To be fair...Zimmerman screwed him with that error.

Quoted for absolute truth...

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Geesh.  3 runs on 2 hits.  Ugh.

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Hey there Carlfish...haven't seen you in a while.  Nice you dropped in!   :)

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Hey Sens2k5, how ya doin'?  Nice to be back here .... it has been awhile.  Hopefully O'Conner will get better support this next inning ~~