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Offline houston-nat

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Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Topic Start: June 16, 2010, 02:58:10 PM »
Detroit Tigers (34-29) vs. Washington Nationals (31-34)
Justin Verlander vs. Livan Hernandez
Game 2

United Auto Workers Park, Detroit, MI
7:05 P.M. local time (6:05 P.M. houston-nat time), June 16, 2010




Pictured: the entire remaining population of Detroit

LINEUPS (MAY NOT BE ACTUALLY TRUE)

Dee-troit
CF Austin "No Payments for the First Two Years" Jackson
DH Johnny "Manufacturer's Discount" Damon
RF Magglio "Lifetime Warranty" Ordonez
1B Miguel "Toyota is Unsafe" Cabrera
LF Brennan "Made in America" Boesch
2B Carlos "Our CEO Doesn't Even Have His Own Jet Anymore" Guillen
3B Brandon "Yeah, Just Spraypaint Over the 'Daimler' Bit" Inge
SS Danny "Christ, Won't Anybody Buy an American Car?" Worth
C Gerald "My Company Car is a Pontiac Aztek" Laird

Dee-Cee
CF Nyjer Morgan
2B Cristian Guzman
1B Adam Dunn
3B Ryan Zimmerman
C Ivan Rodriguez
RF Roger Bernadina
LF Willie Harris
DH Michael Morse
SS Ian Desmond

SPECIAL GAMEDAY THREAD CONTEST: Guess the differential, in miles per hour, between Justin Verlander's FASTEST pitch and Livan Hernandez's SLOWEST pitch. The winner, who pins down exactly or comes closes to the correct difference, will be awarded by houston-nat a fictitious or Internetalicious prize to be decided by majority vote of the participants of the gameday thread, during the game. All contest entries must be received prior to the first pitch.

CONTESTANTS' BOARD
Galah = 23 mph
The Chief = 25.9 (26) mph
aspenbubba = 29 mph
EmpireNat = 30 mph
Spinman = 32 mph
Nathan = 33 mph
UMDNats = 33 mph
imref = 34 mph
JCA-CrystalCity = 35 mph
Minty Fresh = 36 mph
GMUNat = 36 mph
shoeshineboy = 37 mph
Lintyfresh85 = 38 mph
ronnynat = 39 mph
KnorrforYourMoney = 40 mph
PANatsFan = 42 mph
Section214 = 44 mph

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #1: June 16, 2010, 03:00:12 PM »
True fact: when I lived in Detroit from 2001-2005, EVERY General Motors employee who got a company car was assigned the Pontiac Aztek, because no real people would buy them.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #2: June 16, 2010, 03:01:05 PM »
True fact: when I lived in Detroit from 2001-2005, EVERY General Motors employee who got a company car was assigned the Pontiac Aztek, because no real people would buy them.

That's the dumbest looking car I have ever soon. Of course they killed off the Pontiacs people actually liked like the Solstice and the Vibe.

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #3: June 16, 2010, 03:01:47 PM »
My dad's up in the Motor City this week visiting his entire family and some old friends and is catching all 3 of these games. Hopefully we take the last two but I'm sure Wil Nieves' awful play will infect our whole lineup.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #4: June 16, 2010, 03:03:14 PM »
My dad's up in the Motor City this week visiting his entire family and some old friends and is catching all 3 of these games. Hopefully we take the last two but I'm sure Wil Nieves' awful play will infect our whole lineup.

Jamie Burke got the rawest end of the deal. Maldonado gets major league pay on the DL.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #5: June 16, 2010, 03:04:24 PM »
BTW, just a hunch, but I bet Pudge catches this game and sits out tomorrow to line himself up with Strasburg on Friday.

Offline blue911

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #6: June 16, 2010, 03:04:31 PM »
That's the dumbest looking car I have ever soon. Of course they killed off the Pontiacs people actually liked like the Solstice and the Vibe.

Untrue, they killed off the Toltecs

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #7: June 16, 2010, 03:05:18 PM »
NOTE: I have just added a fun Gameday Contest to the first post! Read the bottom of the post for details on how to enter!

Offline GMUNat

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #8: June 16, 2010, 03:06:06 PM »
Where are you getting that lineup from? Willie Harris is starting today.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #9: June 16, 2010, 03:07:46 PM »
38 MPH

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #10: June 16, 2010, 03:08:25 PM »
Where are you getting that lineup from? Willie Harris is starting today.

I made them up, hence the disclaimer. Haven't found a real one yet, just looking at Zuckerman, MLB.com, and Bill Ladson's Twitter.

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #11: June 16, 2010, 03:10:39 PM »
36 MPH

And I'd like a Pontiac Aztek if I win.


Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #12: June 16, 2010, 03:12:10 PM »
I actually hope that Harris isn't starting.  I think that's the best lineup that includes Guzman we could field right now.  Of course, I'd love to have Kennedy in there (but not leading off). 

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #13: June 16, 2010, 03:20:05 PM »

23 MPH - and I'd like grey, if I win

Offline Section214

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #14: June 16, 2010, 03:28:51 PM »
Is Ghala for serious?? Overestimating Livo. I vote 44 MPH 102-58. And I too would like an Azteca as a prize, I am sure you can find them for free at your local dumpster.

Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #15: June 16, 2010, 03:35:09 PM »
I love Livo, but will be pleasantly surprised if he isn't shelled. These quality AL batters combined with an expansive OF make a rough combo for Livo to deal with. This will be one of his biggest challenges for his style and approach. If he pulls off a quality start or close to it, I'll be thrilled. And Wil needs to get off the Schneid.

Differential: 37MPH

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #16: June 16, 2010, 03:37:45 PM »
You have to hope that the Hammer is DH today. Even give Willy a start in left if you have to (which Linty said is the case).

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #17: June 16, 2010, 03:42:35 PM »
I think it's a shame that no matter how long Livo keeps it up, people are going to keep shouting about flukes and houses of cards.  I can't deny that I too keep expecting him to implode, though.

Even if he finishes the entire season with an ERA under 3, there are people who will be 100% certain that he doesn't even deserve a second look for next year's rotation.

:(

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #18: June 16, 2010, 03:43:18 PM »
You have to hope that the Hammer is DH today. Even give Willy a start in left if you have to (which Linty said is the case).

What?

Offline Evolution33

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #19: June 16, 2010, 03:43:24 PM »
You have to hope that the Hammer is DH today. Even give Willy a start in left if you have to (which Linty said is the case).

No such luck. Morse is DH, but pudge is starting. Line-ups up at Nats Journal.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #20: June 16, 2010, 03:44:38 PM »
I'm guessing, that Nyjer Morgan get's his "regularly scheduled day off" tomorrow and we can finally see our Willingham/Bernadina/Morse outfield.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #21: June 16, 2010, 03:47:15 PM »
I added the official Nationals lineup to the first post. Waiting on Tigers

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #22: June 16, 2010, 03:50:52 PM »
What?

Haha burn - I got you mixed up with GMU

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #23: June 16, 2010, 03:52:28 PM »
Justin Verlander

vs.

CF Nyjer Morgan
2B Cristian Guzman
1B Adam Dunn
3B Ryan Zimmerman
C Ivan Rodriguez
RF Roger Bernadina
LF Willie Harris
DH Michael Morse
SS Ian Desmond

Game.

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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals @ Tigers, Game 2
« Reply #24: June 16, 2010, 03:55:02 PM »