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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Topic Start: August 06, 2006, 02:01:37 PM »
....vs....
Jake Peavy; 5-11, 4.81 ERA.....vs....Livan Hernandez; 9-8 5.48 ERA

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The Washington Nationals have not won a series against the San Diego Padres in their last six attempts. Livan Hernandez may finally be the player who helps them get over that hurdle.

The Nationals right-hander looks to continue his strong play against the Padres when the teams meet in the deciding game of a three-game series at Petco Park on Sunday.

Hernandez (9-8, 5.48 ERA) is 8-1 with a 3.29 ERA in 14 career starts versus the Padres and has won his last five decisions against them. He has held San Diego to a .252 batting average, his third-lowest against any opponent.

The veteran is also riding a four-game winning streak and has not lost since June 20. Hernandez limited San Francisco to one run and six hits over seven innings in a 4-1 victory on Tuesday. It was his first appearance at AT&T Park since the Giants traded him to the Nationals franchise after the 2002 season.

''Everything was working,'' Hernandez said. ''I could throw any pitch in any count. It's important for me because the sinker has come back. When I have the sinker, I'm going to be a different pitcher.''

Hernandez is 3-0 with a 3.46 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. He needs one more victory to reach double digits in wins for the seventh straight season.

The Nationals (49-61) have lost six consecutive series to the Padres (57-53) and have not won one since the Montreal Expos swept San Diego in three games from May 6-8, 2003. Washington had won just three of its previous 19 meetings with the Padres before the start of this series.

The Nationals won Friday's opener 6-2, but couldn't follow up on Saturday, losing 6-3 to the Padres. San Diego left fielder Dave Roberts was 3-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in the win and is batting .485 (16-for-33) during an eight-game hitting streak.

Trevor Hoffman finished the game for San Diego and set a major league record with his 11th 30-save season. Hoffman now has 466 career saves.

Jake Peavy (5-11, 4.81) tries to avoid a career-high 12th loss when he takes the ball for San Diego. The right-hander has struggled this season, but has shown improvement over his last two starts.

The 2005 All-Star pitched seven strong innings on Tuesday, giving up just one run and six hits, but got no run support in a 1-0 defeat to Houston. That effort followed a 10-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 26 in which Peavy struck out eight and scattered five hits and two runs over seven innings.

''I'm back to myself,'' said Peavy, who is 2-3 with a 4.66 ERA in six career starts versus the Nationals. ''I'm going to have quality starts from here on out.''

The Padres hold a two-game lead over Arizona and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West despite suffering six losses in their last nine games.

San Diego shortstop Khalil Greene is day-to-day with a sprained middle finger and is not expected to return in this series.


WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .290
3.  F. Lopez SS .273
3.  R. Zimmerman 3B .291
4,  N. Johnson 1B .294
5.  A. Kearns RF .272
6.  R. Church CF .243
7.  M. Anderson 2B .276
8.  B. Schneider C .223
9.  L. Hernandez P .286

SAN DIEGO
1.  D. Roberts LF .307
2.  B. Giles RF .269
3.  M. Cameron CF .265
4.  J. Bard C .342
5.  A. Gonzalez 1B .307
6.  T. Walker 2B .277
7.  M. Bellhorn 3B .195
8.  G. Blum SS .256
9.  J. Peavy P .184

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #1: August 06, 2006, 03:01:04 PM »
Schneider starting 3 straight games??  Hmm..

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #2: August 06, 2006, 03:24:51 PM »
wow, we have a grand total of 0 regular hitters witha .300 average. (not counting Escobar)

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #3: August 06, 2006, 03:45:36 PM »
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wow, we have a grand total of 0 regular hitters witha .300 average. (not counting Escobar)
well you could always correct that by bringing in Vidro.   :wink:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #4: August 06, 2006, 04:03:15 PM »
woah!  Anybody watching on MLB_TV?  Tony Gwynn's put on some pounds!   :shock:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #5: August 06, 2006, 04:08:13 PM »
ALL RIGHT SORI!

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« Reply #6: August 06, 2006, 04:08:23 PM »
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wow, we have a grand total of 0 regular hitters witha .300 average. (not counting Escobar)


Well, there are only 42 in all of MLB, our man Vidro being #42.  By the way, Colorado, Texas and the White Sox each have three, the most.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #7: August 06, 2006, 04:08:28 PM »
He seems to get a lot of those leadoff jobs.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #8: August 06, 2006, 04:08:41 PM »
HOME RUN !!!

Alfonso Soriano!

Washington 1
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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #9: August 06, 2006, 04:08:42 PM »
YEAHH!!! SORI

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #10: August 06, 2006, 04:09:46 PM »
Sori! I think hes on his way to a 40/40 season  :D

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #11: August 06, 2006, 04:10:01 PM »
And 4 balls to Lopez.

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« Reply #12: August 06, 2006, 04:10:51 PM »
With 34 HR and 28 SB, he should get the 40/40.

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« Reply #13: August 06, 2006, 04:11:34 PM »
Wow, the MLB.tv Padres announcers just added that the Nats have more caught stealing than anyone in the NL.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #14: August 06, 2006, 04:11:37 PM »
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And 4 balls to Lopez.
who swiftly gets caught stealing.   :?

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« Reply #15: August 06, 2006, 04:12:52 PM »
don't know why is was going there. doesn't make sense

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« Reply #16: August 06, 2006, 04:12:53 PM »
They dont run on the right counts. They need to run a little deeper in the count, or something. They are too predictable. Also I dont think Lopez got that great of a jump.

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« Reply #17: August 06, 2006, 04:13:24 PM »
With Zimm up at bat, why steal?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #18: August 06, 2006, 04:13:52 PM »
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They dont run on the right counts. They need to run a little deeper in the count, or something. They are too predictable. Also I dont think Lopez got that great of a jump.
he didn't...Frank's trying to lean on the SD pitchers by making them think about the steal...he can do that when he's got a couple of fast guys in Sori and Lopez.

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« Reply #19: August 06, 2006, 04:15:34 PM »
In the context of the pitcher just giving up a homerun and a walk, it's probably best not to give him an easy out.  Zimmerman might have gotten more hittable pitches if Peavy would have had to worry about Lopez on first.

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« Reply #20: August 06, 2006, 04:15:55 PM »
If we win this game, we are 7 GB from the Wild Card, with the Reds losing to ATL today.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #21: August 06, 2006, 04:16:06 PM »
Another thing is Peavy runs hot and cold....if you can score on him early and get him out of his game plan, you can do pretty well.  On the other hand, if he finds a groove and starts striking out alot of people then look out.   :oops:

Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #22: August 06, 2006, 04:19:03 PM »
While I would like the Nats to win all the time, I REALLY want this win against the Padres....

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« Reply #23: August 06, 2006, 04:19:11 PM »
And a walk.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #24: August 06, 2006, 04:19:29 PM »
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leadoff walks are getting really old.
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