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Offline UMDNats

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #475: July 27, 2009, 11:55:52 PM »
nice. freak the brew crew

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #476: July 28, 2009, 12:07:00 AM »
Willingham live on Baseball Tonight

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #477: July 28, 2009, 12:15:08 AM »
i think this is the only time

a) the nationals have been involved with the "lead story" on sportscenter/ESPN
b) they've had a nat call into baseball tonight (he said "um" like 20 times, lol)
c) they've actually gone through nationals highlights, and not laugh at them

Offline bklynnats

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #478: July 28, 2009, 12:43:25 AM »
Caught up late with the DVR. What a performance by Willingham!

 :worship:  :worship:  :worship:

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #479: July 28, 2009, 12:46:24 AM »
So, why is it that I never get to watch these games live.  I had an appointment tonight and came home to see this and haven't stopped laughing since.  Went back and watched the 5th and 6th innings.  That was a lot of fun.  The Brewers broadcast was a lot of fun too!  Hopefully I'll get to see a game like his in St. Louis!

Best game of the year.  

Where do I get my Jose Morales card?

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #480: July 28, 2009, 12:53:31 AM »
well you don't say. Knight says he hadn't seen Dunn make an effort like he made tonight in his entire Major League career.

He thinks the players are playing hard under Riggleman. He didn't mention Manny's name but he is clearly taking a dig at him.

couldn't resist could you?

It's funny how you cite people when they agree with you and then call them idiots when they say something against your mantra *cough* McElroy *cough*

It's also funny how you wait until the end of the night to test me ;)

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #481: July 28, 2009, 12:58:59 AM »
Well this was a fun read:

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/51820532.html

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5th inning:

Every inning for Suppan is life and death. Every inning. And this inning, it's death.

Gonzalez leads off with a double, the fourth time in five innings the leadoff man has gotten on. After Stammen bunts Gonzalez to third, he scores on a sinking single to right by Morgan that eludes the diving Hart. Guzman then singles and Suppan hits Zimmerman to load the bases.

After getting ahead in the count, 1-2, Suppan walks Dunn to force in the tying run. Brutal. Absolutely brutal. He strikes out Johnson but surrenders a first-pitch grand slam by Willingham that gives the Nats a 6-2. lead

Six runs in one inning by the worst team in major league baseball!! How can a pitcher allow that to happen? That's as bad as it gets. Starting pitching is bleeding this team dry, drip by drip, game by game. Suppan was acquired to be a stabilizing force in the rotation. I'd say he's falling a wee bit short of that.

Kendall chops a double off the glove of leaping third baseman Zimmerman and Suppan bunts him to third. Why Suppan is still in the game is beyond me. Lopez singles into the hole at short, scoring Kendall.

After Counsell flies out to center, Braun lines a home run over the fence in center to cut the margin to 6-5. The question, as it is most nights with this pitching staff is: Will the Brewers be able to score enough to overcome their starting pitcher?

Fielder singles to left. Even though Stammen is one out away from qualifying for a victory, he is being removed from the game. Nice to see that one of the managers knows when his starting pitcher is done. I know the bullpen is weary and the Brewers are starting reliever Carlos Villanueva tomorrow, but what's the point of leaving Suppan in to get tattooed some more? I think he' s established -- for the second consecutive start -- that he has absolutely nothing.

Jason Bergmann comes in and strikes out Cameron.

6-5, Nationals.

6th inning:

Suppan walks Gonzalez, the fifth time in six innings he has put the leadoff man on base. Bergmann bunts in front of plate and Kendall grabs it and tags Bergmann all in one motion, then fires to second. But the tag removed the force and Hardy didn't know it, and he threw to first without tagging the runner, so Gonzalez is safe at second.

Morgan dumps a single into center and continues to second when Cameron throws to the plate, with Gonzalez holding at third.  It doesn't matter, because Guzman drills a double into the right-field corner to score both runners and make it 8-5. Suppan is instructed to walk Zimmerman intentionally, then is finally yanked from the game. So, Suppan is allowed to stay in the game and surrender 10 hits and 8 runs (with two runners still on base) before getting lifted. Can't wait to hear that explanation.

Dunn hammers the first pitch from Mitch Stetter for a ground-rule double to right-center, scoring Guzman. That's another run on Suppan's slate. Nine runs charged to him now. Stetter then walks Johnson and he's out of the game. Suppan sets the tone and Stetter follows suit. Mark DiFelice now coming in with the bases loaded. This is an absolutely embarrassing performance.

NOW, IT'S BEYOND EMBARRASSING. Willingham hits an 0-1 pitch from DiFelice for his second grand slam in two innings. That makes it 13-5, folks.

GM Doug Melvin should call all prospective trading partners right now and say, "Never mind." Unless they'd like to buy some players, that is.

13-5, Washington. At least we know what the low point of the season is now.

Kendall walks with one down and scores on pinch-hitter Jody Gerut's double to right-center. Lopez singles to center but Gerut is thrown out at the plate by Morgan. Geez. What else can go wrong?

13-6, Washington. And this isn't the Redskins and Packers.

8th inning:

The carnage continues as Zimmerman leads off with a homer off Swindle. That's 14-6. What an absolute debacle this game is.

9th inning:

Well, at least we know what the low point of the season has been -- tonight's game. This is about as bad as it gets for an alleged contending team. The Brewers drop below .500 for the first time since they were 9-10 on April 27.

Washington wins, 14-6, and the Brewers can't be criticized enough for what has happened with their pitching staff.



Offline 2k6nats

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #482: July 28, 2009, 01:17:20 AM »
i think this is the only time

a) the nationals have been involved with the "lead story" on sportscenter/ESPN
b) they've had a nat call into baseball tonight (he said "um" like 20 times, lol)
c) they've actually gone through nationals highlights, and not laugh at them

d) a national was the Burger King "King of the Night"

Online houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #483: July 28, 2009, 01:32:13 AM »
Hey, why did Jason Bergmann get the win? We were winning 6-5 when Stammen left.

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #484: July 28, 2009, 01:47:07 AM »
He didn't finish the 5th.

Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #485: July 28, 2009, 10:52:42 AM »
couldn't resist could you?

It's funny how you cite people when they agree with you and then call them idiots when they say something against your mantra *cough* McElroy *cough*

It's also funny how you wait until the end of the night to test me ;)

That's easy to fix Chief. Just ban him for the next game's game thread.

Offline bklynnats

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #486: July 28, 2009, 10:56:16 AM »
The Brewers broadcast was a lot of fun too!

When I first started the game on my DVR, I was annoyed that EI had the Brewers broadcast. But this game made it worth it. At one point, I remember one of the announcers sounding stunned and saying, "This is against a team that's won thirty games ... *thirty games*!!" :rofl:

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #487: July 28, 2009, 11:35:50 AM »
He didn't finish the 5th.
But when Stammen left, we were up 6-5. Right? Why does he have to finish the 5th?

Offline blue911

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #488: July 28, 2009, 11:42:40 AM »
But when Stammen left, we were up 6-5. Right? Why does he have to finish the 5th?

Because the starting pitcher has to complete 5 innings to be eligible for the win*


* In minor league ball, the starter only needs to throw 4 innings if the game is part of a double header.

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #489: July 28, 2009, 11:48:53 AM »
But when Stammen left, we were up 6-5. Right? Why does he have to finish the 5th?
Has to be an official game.

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #490: July 28, 2009, 11:57:45 AM »
Gotcha, thanks

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #491: July 28, 2009, 02:39:41 PM »
the irony of yesterday's Willingham outburst is that Dunn got a web gem.  I'm not sure which was more unlikely.

Offline bklynnats

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Re: Nationals @ Brewers, Game 1
« Reply #492: July 28, 2009, 02:53:12 PM »
Given what we've seen so far this year, I'd say the Dunn web gem  :worship: