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Offline The Chief

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Topic Start: July 16, 2005, 12:48:01 PM »
Game time 7:05pm EST

Loaiza (5-5, 3.57) vs Capuano (10-6, 3.63)

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Offline rileyn

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #1: July 16, 2005, 02:29:45 PM »
Capuono had us all tied up earlier in the year.  I really don't like this match up.  We are in a slump and he is just the kind of pitcher that gives us fits.

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #2: July 16, 2005, 03:38:38 PM »
Esteban Loaiza (5-5, 3.57 ERA)
Loaiza is 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA in four career games, including three starts, against the Brewers. In his last three starts, Loaiza is 2-0 with a 3.31 ERA and 19 strike outs in as many innings.

Chris Capuano (10-6, 3.63 ERA)
Capuano is 3-3 with a 2.79 ERA in eight career starts against the Nationals franchise. In his last three starts this season, Capuano 3-0 with an ERA of 6.00 in 18 innings pitched.

MLB.com Scouting Report:
Aside from Livan Hernandez, Loaiza is the only Nationals pitcher to win at least three consecutive starts this season. Loaiza has registered wins in four of his last five decisions, and six of his last eight outings have been quality starts.

Capuano got hot at the end of the first half, winning his final five starts -- despite allowing four runs in each of the last three -- to become the first Brewers lefty to win 10 games before the All-Star break since Teddy Higuera did so 19 years ago. He's the first Brewers starter to win five consecutive decisions since Ben Sheets won six straight on the way to the 2001 All-Star Game.
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  WASHINGTON              MILWAUKEE
1. Brad Wilkerson, 1B      Brady Clark, CF
2. Marlon Byrd, LF         Rickie Weeks, 2B
3. Jose Vidro, 2B          Lyle Overbay, 1B
4. Jose Guillen, RF        Carlos Lee, LF
5. Preston Wilson, CF      Geoff Jenkins, RF
6. Vinny Castilla, 3B      Bill Hall, 3B
7. Gary Bennett, C         Damian Miller, C
8. Cristian Guzman, SS     J.J. Hardy, SS
9. Esteban Loaiza, P       Chris Capuano, P

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #3: July 16, 2005, 04:40:01 PM »
loaiza is on fire right now, i really hope the offense can score 8 - 10 runs. we need a blowout.

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #4: July 16, 2005, 05:52:40 PM »
Do or Die tonight fellas.  Atlanta's playing tonight with Tim Hudson on the mound.

Offline Ryan Zimmerman

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #5: July 16, 2005, 06:23:06 PM »
Today's lineup:

Wilkerson 1B
Byrd LF
Vidro 2B
Guillen RF
Wilson CF
Castilla 3B
Bennett C
Guzman SS
Loiaza P

Don't really like it.........

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #6: July 16, 2005, 06:33:44 PM »
I have bad news: Apparently the same umpire that was called the balk last night is going to be calling balls & strikes behind the plate tonight.   :cry:

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #7: July 16, 2005, 06:38:04 PM »
Quote from: "Ryan Zimmerman"
Today's lineup:

Wilkerson 1B
Byrd LF
Vidro 2B
Guillen RF
Wilson CF
Castilla 3B
Bennett C
Guzman SS
Loiaza P

Don't really like it.........

What don't you like about the Nats lineup? Marlon Byrd hits left handers better than Ryan Church does. And unless you want Schneider to burn out, you need to play Bennett now and then. If you don't he'll become useless.

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #8: July 16, 2005, 06:41:47 PM »
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I have bad news: Apparently the same umpire that was called the balk last night is going to be calling balls & strikes behind the plate tonight.   :cry:
There's no big deal in who is being the plate calling the balls and strikes, or what calls they made the day before. If he was embarrassed or made to look bad yesterday, then I'd worry, but he's just as much a professional as the players are. To think his being behind the plate will change the outcome is kinda silly.

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #9: July 16, 2005, 06:47:06 PM »
If you don't think he looked bad yesterday after Frank proved him wrong, I think that's kinda silly.   :P

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #10: July 16, 2005, 06:52:23 PM »
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If you don't think he looked bad yesterday after Frank proved him wrong, I think that's kinda silly.   :P

If Frank did such a great job of proving him wrong, how come the call wasn't reversed?

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #11: July 16, 2005, 06:57:41 PM »
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If Frank did such a great job of proving him wrong, how come the call wasn't reversed?


Because a balk call is a "judgement decision" by the umpire.  And by rule "judegment decisions" can't be reversed.  But Frank's position was proven...it's even been confirmed by most every major sports outlet including ESPN.

Offline rileyn

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #12: July 16, 2005, 07:01:53 PM »
Only part of the lineup I don't like is the SS.  I would tell to keep the bat on his shoulder - don't even think about swinging.  Maybe he can coax a walk....at least he won't swing at bad pitches this way.

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #13: July 16, 2005, 07:03:36 PM »
Except maybe the media in Milwaukee.... But it's all part of yesterday's news. Old news I file away in my no longer shive a git drawer... :wink:

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #14: July 16, 2005, 07:04:38 PM »
Agreed...let's hope for a WIN today.  We really need it so bad.

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #15: July 16, 2005, 07:12:24 PM »
we need a win really bad  :roll:

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #16: July 16, 2005, 07:24:38 PM »
Good win, bad win... I'll gladly take whichever kind we can get.

Offline Ryan Zimmerman

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #17: July 16, 2005, 07:25:22 PM »
WOHOOOO!!!!

A double by Castilla...almost an homerun..1-0 NATS!

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #18: July 16, 2005, 07:46:40 PM »
2-1 brewers, here we go again. maybe we can have some of that come from behind win magic.

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #19: July 16, 2005, 07:48:25 PM »
We'll have no negativity... think positive...

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #20: July 16, 2005, 07:49:19 PM »
we need something to kick start Guillen and the bats

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #21: July 16, 2005, 07:55:04 PM »
Does anyone have any kick start plugs for Guillen?

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #22: July 16, 2005, 08:01:24 PM »
I think FR should consider batting Guzzy in the 9 spot when Hernandez and Loiaza are pitching

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #23: July 16, 2005, 08:09:22 PM »
Okay, we made it outta that inning .... now we need some magic

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nats @ Brewers, Game 3
« Reply #24: July 16, 2005, 08:14:52 PM »
I see the Astros and Cubs both lost today.
Dat's gut.

Pittsburgh 3, Chicago 0
St Louis 4, Houston 2