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Offline sportsfan882

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Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Topic Start: September 26, 2008, 01:40:56 AM »
First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST

Location: Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania





TV: MASN (HD), my20

Radio: 1500 AM, 1390 AM (Spanish)

Line: PHI -250



Weather: 63° with Thundershowers 




(59-99) 5th Place NL East

Bonifacio - 2B
Guzman - SS
Milledge - CF
Dukes - RF
Harris - LF
Casto - 1B
Montz - C
Orr - 3B
Balester - P


SP: Collin Balester (3-6, 4.83 ERA)



(89-70) 1st Place NL East

Rollins - SS
Werth - RF
Utley - 2B
Howard - 1B
Burrell - LF
Victorino - CF
Dobbs - 3B
Ruiz - C
Blanton - P



SP: Joe Blanton (8-12, 4.79 ERA)

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #1: September 26, 2008, 11:00:07 AM »
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They're focused on getting there, and for now, worrying about the last-place Nationals, a team that has historically given them fits. Philadelphia is 9-6 against Washington this season.

A sweep of the Nats this weekend puts the Phils in the postseason regardless of how the Brewers and Mets finish. Those two can then battle for the Wild Card. It's that simple.

"Here we go again," Rollins said, in reference to the Nationals. "It happened last year. We were in the same situation, and it came down to the last three, a team that matches up well against us, played well against us. But it doesn't matter. We have to win games."

Philadelphia won two of three against Washington that weekend, enough to complete a surge past New York on the season's final day. A 13-4 run in the last 17 games earned the club a ticket to October.

80% chance of Thundershowers tonight in Philly. Doesn't sound too good but we'll see. The Mets played in the rain for much of their game last night against the Cubs.

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #2: September 26, 2008, 11:08:05 AM »
I hate how our game against the Marlins won't be made up. I mean, I doubt the stadium is so over-booked that we can't find a time to play the game. If it's MLB's doing, then it just further proves the point that MLB only cares about the good teams...

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #3: September 26, 2008, 11:09:40 AM »
I hate how our game against the Marlins won't be made up. I mean, I doubt the stadium is so over-booked that we can't find a time to play the game. If it's MLB's doing, then it just further proves the point that MLB only cares about the good teams...

NatsAddict posted this in the other thread:

Article V of the CBA limits the season to 183 days.  Since the Nats opener was moved up to March 30, the season would end on September 28 even if the canceled game had playoff implications.  The only exception is that the Red Sox and Cubs, if caught in such a situation, and it would be a home game for them, will be allowed to have split double headers, forcing the visiting team to potentially play in two cities on the same day, to complete the season (Article V, Section C, paragraph 1(c)).

In 2004, in accordance to the then existing CBA, a game from the Cubs @ Marlins series was moved to Wrigley rather than a neutral site, and, additionally, the Cubs were granted home team status. 

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #4: September 26, 2008, 02:08:26 PM »
i think the Phillies will take care of business vs us like last yr, and we'll sneak one win in.

on the other side, i hope the Marlins put the nail in the Mets coffin.


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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #5: September 26, 2008, 02:11:57 PM »
NatsAddict posted this in the other thread:


Fair enough. It still bugs the hell out of me.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #6: September 26, 2008, 05:18:29 PM »
Double header! :D

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #7: September 26, 2008, 05:22:24 PM »
Double header! :D
I think they'll get it in tonight. Not raining in Philly right now.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #8: September 26, 2008, 06:16:10 PM »
Lineups posted. Zim is still out.  :bang:

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #9: September 26, 2008, 07:18:38 PM »
Broken bat hit bites us in the ass again

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #10: September 26, 2008, 07:20:21 PM »
wtf?? Why are we throwing Howard fastballs all of a sudden?? St. Claire has got to go.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #11: September 26, 2008, 07:22:51 PM »
You listen to these guys batting averages and you think "Oh - that's what a good offensive team sounds like."


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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #12: September 26, 2008, 07:23:58 PM »
You listen to these guys batting averages and you think "Oh - that's what a good offensive team sounds like."


Definitely. I think the Phils can give the Cubs a good match in the playoffs. Howard should be the NL MVP. No doubt.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #13: September 26, 2008, 07:26:01 PM »
Bally will settle down. MLB Hitters , one pitch and Long Gone!!

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #14: September 26, 2008, 07:30:33 PM »
Montz with a 2-out RBI Single  :clap:

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #15: September 26, 2008, 07:34:22 PM »
Balester is not long for this game. He's got nothing on his fastball and he can't throw his curve ball for strikes.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #16: September 26, 2008, 07:41:25 PM »
This is going to get ugly.  :doh:

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #17: September 26, 2008, 07:43:21 PM »
Awful. 3-run Double.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #18: September 26, 2008, 07:47:09 PM »
Couldn't even make it out of the 2nd inning.

Doesn't he know that there's no pointing in losing anymore because the #1 pick is out of reach?

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #19: September 26, 2008, 07:48:57 PM »
Yuck!!! Rough night for the rookie.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #20: September 26, 2008, 07:53:17 PM »
my sincerest apologies to the Mets that we couldn't help them out tonight.  :rofl: like i said, i wouldn't be heartbroken if the Phillies own us just to spite the hated Mets.

100 losses is embarrassing but it'll only make our 09 season a better story when we're contenders and in the playoffs.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #21: September 26, 2008, 07:56:30 PM »
OT: I don't really want to derail the thread but this game isn't worth crap anyway, sportsfan I have watched about 80% of the 1st season of Lost already.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #22: September 26, 2008, 07:57:08 PM »
They'll roll over for one of the worst starters in the division (Blanton) now. This team can never battle back when the starter gets railed.

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #23: September 26, 2008, 07:57:58 PM »
OT: I don't really want to derail the thread but this game isn't worth crap anyway, sportsfan I have watched about 80% of the 1st season of Lost already.
Really?  :)

What do you think of it so far?

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #24: September 26, 2008, 08:03:09 PM »
Couldn't even make it out of the 2nd inning. (Image removed from quote.)
Doesn't he know that there's no pointing in losing anymore because the #1 pick is out of reach?


What are you talking about?  We're still in it, and Seattle can beat Oakland tonight. 
If Randy Claire is not canned, he'd probably like to get The Olympian Pitcher, so I'm not going to hold this one against him.   ;) I posted this in the other thread:

WHAT WE NEED:
Washington can be swept by Philadelphia, and we'd be 59-102 or .36646.
If Seattle is 2-1 against Oakland, they'd be 60-102 or .37037, and the Nationals will get the #1 pick.

If Seattle is 3-0 against Oakland, they'd be 61-101 or .37654.  The Nationals could still win 1 game, go 1-2 against the Phillies, finish 60-101 or .37267, and still get the #1 pick.

If Seattle is 1-2 against Oakland, they'd be 59-103 or .3642 and they get the #1 pick, even if the Nationals are swept by the Phillies.