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No televised coverage today unless you have MLB_TV

.......vs.......
Cory Lidle; 4-5, 4.83 ERA.......................Livan Hernandez; 5-5, 5.16 ERA

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Despite a stunning hot streak, the Washington Nationals are having trouble moving up in the NL East.

The Nationals will try for their fourth straight win when they continue a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at RFK Stadium on Saturday.

Washington (29-33) won for the eighth time in nine games on Friday, beating the Phillies 9-8 in 12 innings. The Nationals improved to a major league-best 16-6 since May 18.

The Nationals were 14 games under .500 and 11 1/2 games behind the first-place Mets on May 17. Washington is still nine games behind New York as the Mets are 13-8 since May 18.

Friday's win allowed Washington to move into a tie with Atlanta for third place East.

The Nationals went a major league-best 20-6 in June 2005 to take a 4 1/2-game NL East lead by month's end, but manager Frank Robinson said this season's run is different.

''We're winning games, but it's not as exciting,'' Robinson said. ''We're not wining in the eighth or ninth inning, like we did last year. We're getting out in front, which feels a little better.

Pinch-hitter Robert Fick - the last position player available for Washington - singled home the winning run in Friday's victory. Ryan Zimmerman , Nick Johnson and Brian Schneider each had three hits for the Nationals, who won even though leading home-run hitter Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and left nine men on base.

''It just shows where this team is right now. They hung tough,'' Robinson said. ''They didn't hang their hands. The pitching responded, and then Fick - last man standing - came through.''

Ryan Howard , Chase Utley and Pat Burrell each homered for the Phillies (32-29), who have two straight since a four-game winning streak. Philadelphia is 5 1/2 games behind the Mets.

Cory Lidle (4-5, 4.83 ERA) will look to help the Phillies bounce back. He allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings of Philadelphia's 4-3 win on Monday, but did not receive a decision.

''I stuck with my plan,'' Lidle said. ''They got three hits in the second inning and I just said I am not going to give up on my plan.''

Lidle is 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA in 12 career appearances, including nine starts against the Nationals franchise. However, he has lost both of his starts against them this season, recording a 4.73 ERA.

Lidle is squaring off against Livan Hernandez (5-5, 5.16 ERA) for the second time this season. Lidle allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings against Washington on May 31, while Hernandez gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings for the 3-2 win.

Hernandez (5-5, 5.16) won his fourth straight start on Monday, allowing four runs and six hits in six innings of a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves . He owns a 3.33 ERA during his winning streak, which came after he went 0-4 in his previous seven starts.

Hernandez is 10-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 23 career starts against the Phillies, including 1-0 with a 5.02 ERA in two starts against them this season.


PHILADELPHIA
1.  J. Rollins SS .254
2.  C. Utley 2B .313
3.  B. Abreu RF .289
4.  P. Burrell LF .263
5.  R. Howard 1B .292
6.  A. Rowand CF .286
7.  D. Bell 3B .260
8.  C. Coste C .000
9.  C. Lidle P .053

WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .303
2.  R. Clayton SS .260
3.  J. Vidro 2B .319
4.  N. Johnson 1B .307
5.  R. Zimmerman 3B .271
6.  M. Anderson RF .263
7.  B. Schneider C  .248
8.  M. Byrd CF .229
9.  L. Hernandez P .267

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Does anyone know why this game is not being televised????

*o and haven't been here in a while: since last time I have officialy graduated from high school and my family and I have relocated to Sterling, VA!! It's like in the middle of nowhere....TOO MANY TREES!!!

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no particular reason...every team has a game once in a while that isn't on TV.  This just happens to be ours.   :?

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Fox was going to air it but decided a week or so ago to air the Yankees game instead.  Their contract with MLB lets them.  NY is the largest city in the USA.  Read the 1950s novel, "Damn Yankees" for some measure of satisfaction; it's about a middle-aged Senators fan.  Of course, Peter "The Pig" Angelos doesn't want the game aired on Comcast either. Try 107.7 FM or 1500 AM radio.
GO NATIONALS - SWEEP THE LEG, I mean, SWEEP THE PHILLIES!!!!!
   

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lol, so anyone wanna explain to me why we are playing so good all of a sudden...Why have Armas, Hernandez, Ortiz and O'Conner become aces all of sudden and why is eveyone in our line up hitting?? I dont get it..but I like it!!!

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yeah...I'm not going to question it...I'm just glad it's happening.   8)

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no loss for me not seeing the game, i only get to see 1 a week if im lucky because of all the a-holes that run Comcast. Even if it was on TV, i can't watch it because im leaving for Hershey, PA to watch the Bears play! woot!

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St. Claire and Mitchell have a lot to do with that I'd say. FR too deserves credit. Having Soriano on your team is a big incentive!

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Quote from: "Nationalzfanatic88"
lol, so anyone wanna explain to me why we are playing so good all of a sudden...Why have Armas, Hernandez, Ortiz and O'Conner become aces all of sudden and why is eveyone in our line up hitting?? I dont get it..but I like it!!!

Randy St. Claire is a GREAT Pitching coach.  He worked on problems and injuries.  We have a wealth of pitching now, so I predict someone will be traded by the deadline.  We have guys who should NOT be sent back to the minors.  The upcoming schedule in July-Aug is very soft.  We have a legitimate shot at a playoff run.  Our batting has declined a bit, but we were dead last in almost every hitting category in 2005, so it looks much better.

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Quote from: "Nationalzfanatic88"
Does anyone know why this game is not being televised????
*o and haven't been here in a while: since last time I have officialy graduated from high school and my family and I have relocated to Sterling, VA!! It's like in the middle of nowhere....TOO MANY TREES!!!

Glory Days Grill in Sterling airs all Nationals games.  TomTerp should be there sometimes.  See the MLB thread on restaurants airing games:
http://www.forums.mlb.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=ml-washington&msg=14725.41
The tech manager straightened out the Germantown manager, who should have been airing the Nats when one of us came in.  They are supposed to air them ALL, and pay extra to do so.
 

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unfortunately today it wouldn't even do you any good even at Glory Days...it's not on MASN either...only Philadelphia FOX or MLB_TV.  I guess if you think about it.  FOX decided to air the coverage in Phillie..so they must think that there are more Yankee fans in Washington than Nat fans.   :roll:

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  • Werth on a roll!!!!
Zimmerman is out

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Quote from: "Senators2005"
unfortunately today it wouldn't even do you any good even at Glory Days...it's not on MASN either...only Philadelphia FOX or MLB_TV.  I guess if you think about it.  FOX decided to air the coverage in Phillie..so they must think that there are more Yankee fans in Washington than Nat fans.   :roll:

My bad - I thought all games were aired on MASN or somewhere else.
I gotta run to see out-of-town relatives.  GO NATS!!  Hey Lidel, ya know you're pitching a NO HITTER???  Just JINXED him!!!  HA!
 

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Bad decision by Zimmerman.  This is a battle of attrition.  Driving up Lidle's pitch count is just as important as scoring runs.

Don't give his arm an easy out!

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KK for Livan   :twisted:

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Who was sent down to bring Guillen up?

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4-pitch walk to Livan!

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Who was sent down to bring Guillen up?


Vento probably.

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Who was sent down to bring Guillen up?


Vento.  Should've been Jackson.

By the way, it's not on MLB  TV either.  It's blocked out over here, at least.

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Followed by a one-pitch out to Soriano.  Really bad move by Alfonso.  I think he's pressing.

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Who was sent down to bring Guillen up?


Vento.  Should've been Jackson.

By the way, it's not on MLB  TV either.  It's blocked out over here, at least.


that's because it's a FOX broadcast I guess...makes it a national blackout.

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That was one dreadful inning for the Nationals!  When your pitcher is walked on four pitches, the pitcher might be in a little trouble.  Plus we want to get to their bullpen, yet after the walk, we come out swinging, swinging, swinging.  :twisted:

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We may not be able to send Jackson down with him having to clear waivers?

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KKK for Livan   :twisted:

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KKK for Livan   :twisted:


Livan pitch count is up to 67 though.