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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Topic Start: September 09, 2006, 08:08:27 PM »
...........vs..........
Josh Fogg; 9-9, 5.36 ERA.....Ramon Ortiz; 10-12, 5.12 ERA

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Ramon Ortiz had quite a game the last time he took the mound.

He'll look to build on a strong start when the Washington Nationals continue their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday.

Ortiz (10-12, 5.12 ERA) took a no-hitter into the ninth inning of Monday's 4-1 win over St. Louis. He gave up a hit leading off the frame and was pulled after allowing a homer to Albert Pujols .

But Ortiz seemed even more excited about hitting his first career homer in the eighth.

''When I hit the home run, I said, 'Oh my god, it's a home run.' I said, 'Yes,''' Ortiz said. ''It's unbelievable. I can sleep tonight. We (were throwing) a no-hitter. I hit a home run.''

Ortiz had been 0-3 with an 11.42 ERA in his previous three outings and had not lasted more than seven innings in 27 starts coming in. Manager Frank Robinson hopes Ortiz learned from his success.

''He threw all his pitches for strikes, and attacked the strike zone confidently,'' Robinson said. ''I'd like to see him be as consistent as he was (Monday).

''If you let your pitches work for you and you're consistently around the strike zone, you can get hitters out even when you don't hit your location.''

Ortiz knows that Monday's outing will be tough to beat.

''That was my best moment in baseball,'' he said. ''It was unbelievable.''

Ortiz is 3-1 with a 4.55 ERA in four career starts against the Rockies. He gave up four runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 4-3 loss to them on June 12.

The Nationals (61-80) have lost all six games against the Rockies this season, including Friday's 11-8 defeat. Nick Johnson and George Lombard homered for Washington, which committed a season-high six errors and has been outscored 56-27 by the Rockies this season.

''We've had some bad games,'' Robinson said. ''I can't ever remember a team of mine that's been this sloppy. Maybe we are trying to hard. Maybe we're not concentrating.

Chris Iannetta snapped an 0-for-21 skid with a two-out RBI single in the eighth and Brad Hawpe and Jeff Salazar each added three RBIs for the Rockies (65-76), who won for just the sixth time in 20 games.

''It's finally nice to get going in the right direction,'' Iannetta said. ''I know I belong here. I was just relieved to see that hit fall.''

Josh Fogg (9-9, 5.36) will start Saturday for Colorado. He allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings of a 7-5 loss to San Diego on Monday, but did not receive a decision.

Fogg is 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA over his last three starts and lasted just 1 1-3 innings in an 11-3 loss to the New York Mets on Aug. 30.

He is 1-3 with a 2.92 ERA in six career starts against the Nationals, including a 9-2 win over them on June 13 in which he allowed one run in six innings.


WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .287
2.  F. Lopez SS .271
3.  R. Zimmerman 3B .282
4.  N. Johnson 1B .297
5.  A. Kearns RF .266
6.  J. Vidro 2B .294
7.  R. Fick C .232
8.  N. Logan CF .250
9.  R. Ortiz P .120

COLORADO
1.  J. Carroll 2B .294
2.  T. Helton 1B .302
3.  G. Atkins 3B .323
4.  M. Holliday LF .330
5.  B. Hawpe RF .295
6.  T. Tulowitzki SS .314
7.  J. Closser C .203
8.  C. Sullivan CF .275
9.  J. Fogg P .093

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #1: September 09, 2006, 08:10:22 PM »
I don't think anyone else is here tonight....I think most people have quit on our boys....

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #2: September 09, 2006, 08:11:37 PM »
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I don't think anyone else is here tonight....I think most people have quit on our boys....
I wouldn't blame anybody.   :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #3: September 09, 2006, 08:12:13 PM »
i believe nick johnsons should seek a trade to the rockies because he hits very well in their park...he hit some shots there last season too

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #4: September 09, 2006, 08:12:34 PM »
RBI DOUBLE BY NICK JOHNSON

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #5: September 09, 2006, 08:12:42 PM »
i don't know that i can say that i wouldn't blame them...i follow them no matter what

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #6: September 09, 2006, 08:13:42 PM »
being a redskins fan for 30 years has taught me how not to be a fairweather fan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #7: September 09, 2006, 08:14:10 PM »
hey senators2005 did you read my thread about nick's home run last night?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #8: September 09, 2006, 08:16:56 PM »
they're at it again...they strand runners with too much regularity

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #9: September 09, 2006, 08:17:10 PM »
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hey senators2005 did you read my thread about nick's home run last night?
yeah...I did, but I didn't see the game..I listened to it on the radio - so I didn't witness what you were talking about.

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« Reply #10: September 09, 2006, 08:18:16 PM »
oh my bad...maybe someone else noticed it and can offer their personal take on it...could be nothing but it is weird nonetheless

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #11: September 09, 2006, 08:20:46 PM »
how is it that carroll turned into pete rose since last year?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #12: September 09, 2006, 08:22:56 PM »
i recall carroll being a t the mercy of a pitcher with 2 strikes last year....the key is that he has a good eye for the strike zone so pitchers need to challenge him in the strike zone with hard stuff but our pitchers are afraid of throwing fast balls in the strike zone

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #13: September 09, 2006, 08:23:07 PM »
phew...there, finished the game thread header.  (out of breath)   :lol:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #14: September 09, 2006, 08:31:00 PM »
Geez...who cares.

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Colorado 3

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #15: September 09, 2006, 08:32:48 PM »
Zimmerman throwing error.  Another kitten dies.  A child's heart is broken.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #16: September 09, 2006, 08:34:37 PM »
1st inning and already we've committed an error.  Yeah, Frank.  That locker-room meeting seemed to make a whole lot of difference.   :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #17: September 09, 2006, 08:37:00 PM »
What-the-Fick doubles...  Moves to 3rd base on sacrifice...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #18: September 09, 2006, 08:38:56 PM »
Ramon Ortiz grounds out on sacrifice play, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.    Robert Fick scores.  

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #19: September 09, 2006, 08:57:53 PM »
They're walkin Fick to get to Logan

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« Reply #20: September 09, 2006, 08:58:21 PM »
LOGAN YOU"VE BEEN DISRESPECTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #21: September 09, 2006, 08:58:37 PM »
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They're walkin Fick to get to Logan

Frank should use Church

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #22: September 09, 2006, 08:58:50 PM »
Intentional walk to .240 What-the-Fick to get to .240 Nook-at-Night...Bases Loaded...
   

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #23: September 09, 2006, 09:00:10 PM »
Logan is a pretty bad hitter.. He hits way too many balls in the air for a guy that has zero power

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #24: September 09, 2006, 09:03:36 PM »
1-2-3 inning for Ortiz