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Billy Traber; 1-1 9.00 ERA...................................Tom Glavine, 12-4; 3.96 ERA

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Tom Glavine admitted his recent winless streak was getting to him. Now that it's over, he's hoping to return to his dominant first-half form.  Glavine looks to build on his first win in six weeks when the NL East-leading New York Mets open a three-game series with the Washington Nationals at RFK Stadium on Friday.

Glavine (12-4, 3.96 ERA) allowed three runs - all on a first-inning homer by NL home run leader Ryan Howard - and five hits over seven innings of Saturday's 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies . The victory was the first since June 23 for Glavine, who went 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA in seven starts in between wins.

''I knew it had been a long time since I'd won. But it's not as though I stunk every time out,'' said the 40-year-old Glavine, who was 11-2 with a 3.48 ERA at the All-Star break. ''I wasn't that bad. But if you hear it enough, after a while, you start to buy into it, too.''

The victory was the 287th of Glavine's career, moving him into a tie with Bert Blyleven for 24th on the all-time list. A win over Washington (50-64) would tie Glavine with Tommy John for 23rd.  Glavine is 31-20 with a 3.38 ERA in 61 career starts against the Nationals - his most wins against any team and the most all-time by any pitcher against the franchise. He faced Washington on April 3, allowing one run in six innings of a 3-2 win.

The Mets (69-44) beat San Diego 7-3 on Thursday for their fifth straight victory. The win extended New York's lead in the NL East to a season-high 14 games.  Jose Reyes , who leads the majors with 14 triples and 48 stolen bases, tripled home two runs and David Wright hit two doubles, including one that scored Reyes with the go-ahead run. Reyes is second in the majors with 94 runs, one behind Philadelphia's Chase Utley .

The Nationals have dropped eight of 12, including Thursday's 9-6 defeat to Florida. Washington batted around and scored four runs in the seventh to tie the game at six, but gave up two in the top of the eighth.  Alfonso Soriano homered and picked up his major league-leading 19th outfield assist.

''Every day, I get surprised by my play in left field,'' said Soriano, a converted second baseman. He's batting just .267 (8-for-30) with two homers, three RBIs and eight strikeouts against the Mets this season.

Former Mets first-round draft pick Billy Traber (1-1, 9.00) will start the opener for the Nationals. He was recalled Sunday from Triple-A New Orleans, where he went 7-7 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts.

''It's not coming down to who is pitching good. It comes down to what you have down there,'' manager Frank Robinson said of Traber's promotion. ''There isn't much left. If he was burning it up, he would have been up here.  ''I'm not knocking Traber. It's no big secret going into it or big formula to figure out who's coming.''

Traber, who missed all of 2004 after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery, made two starts for Washington in April, most recently giving up four runs in 1 1-3 innings of a 6-5 loss to Cincinnati on April 25. Before this season, Traber had not pitched in the majors since 2003 with Cleveland.  Traber, selected by New York in 2000, has never faced the Mets.


NEW YORK
1.  J. Reyes SS .296
2.  P. Lo Duca C .319
3.  C. Beltran CF .284
4.  D. Wright 3B .314
5.  J. Franco 1B .292
6.  J. Valentin 2B .291
7.  M. Tucker LF .250
8.  L. Milledge RF .213
9.  T. Glavine P .200

WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .292
2.  F. Lopez SS .269
3.  R. Zimmerman 3B .291
4.  N. Johnson 1B .294
5.  A. Kearns RF .272
6.  M. Anderson 2B .267
7.  A. Escobar CF .373
8.  B. Schneider C .228
9.  B. Traber P .333

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This is not such a bad matchup as it may appear.  Billy Traber was a very sucessfull pitcher and a starter for the Cleveland Indians and has been having a pretty good season in New Orleans.  The problem of course is the Mets have a really potent lineup...so we can only hope and pray!  Think POSITIVE!   :D

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I need to find someway to see this game.

I think they are wearing the Negro League jerseys tonight.

Chief?

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uhh..   Successful with the Indians?
2003 Cleveland:
18 GS  111.2 IP 132 H 65 ER 15 HR 40 BB 88 K (6-9) 5.24 ERA

It's not like he tore up the PCL this year either.   (7-7) and a 4.05 ERA isn't bad but it isn't amazing.
Maybe, he will shock the world and shut down the Mets.  Who knows??!!  I'll be rooting for him tonight!  BEAT THE MUTTS!

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A little early for the thread, dont cha think?

(In last 5 games)

Mets: 5-0, 26 R
Nats: 1-4, 18 R

I think we have a good chance here, with Glavine cold right now, and the bats heating up.  Besides, the league is chock full of pitching newcomers tearing up the league.

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I need to find someway to see this game.

I think they are wearing the Negro League jerseys tonight.

Chief?


Sorry my magic Interweb box has been out of commission for over a month :(

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I need to find someway to see this game.

I think they are wearing the Negro League jerseys tonight.

Chief?


Sorry my magic Interweb box has been out of commission for over a month :(


Whats an Interweb box?

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I need to find someway to see this game.

I think they are wearing the Negro League jerseys tonight.

Chief?


Sorry my magic Interweb box has been out of commission for over a month :(

http://darthno.ytmnd.com/

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Whats an Interweb box?


A Desktop PC ;)

Now I'm locking this thread until closer to game time.

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A little early for the thread, dont cha think?
I started it before leaving for work.  Yesterday I waited until 15 minutes b4 gametime and we almost didn't have one.

P.S. Lineups are posted.

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MLB.tv is pissing me off......

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^ You can't watch the game on MY20?

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MLB.tv is pissing me off......
Uh John...tonight's game is on WDCA.   :oops:

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MLB.TV is giving me MASN for the game.

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I like Grays uni. Wouldn't mind seeing those more often

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Oh my god guys!  Before I installed the Nats toolbar, I couldnt watch MLB.TV in Mozilla Firefox.  The minute I installed the toolbar, I can watch the games on Firefox.  Wow!

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The "awesomely powerful" Mets only have two 300 hitters.

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MLB.tv is pissing me off......
Uh John...tonight's game is on WDCA.   :oops:


i got no tv. i'm changing services.

unless i can get WDCA on regular tv (i.e. no cable, no satellite).

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I like Grays uni. Wouldn't mind seeing those more often
Wish they would do the same with Senators unis.

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I'm cancelling MLB.TV.

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MLB.tv is pissing me off......
Uh John...tonight's game is on WDCA.   :oops:


i got no tv. i'm changing services.

unless i can get WDCA on regular tv (i.e. no cable, no satellite).
You should be able to catch WDCA on rabbit ears John...I can get it in Woodbridge on my little portable TV with a little telescopic antenna.

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I'm cancelling MLB.TV.


MLB.TV is working for me, its broadcasting MASN.  Is yours not working?

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Nice play Zimm!

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I'm cancelling MLB.TV.


MLB.TV is working for me, its broadcasting MASN.  Is yours not working?
he's getting the local blackout...you're in Vermont.

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Dont you always get the blackout?