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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Topic Start: September 10, 2006, 03:08:22 PM »
Pedro Astacio hasn't pitched for the Colorado Rockies since 2001, but the veteran right-hander's name still can be found all over the club's all-time pitching leaders.

Astacio, who will start Sunday's series finale against his former team, still holds Rockies records for strikeouts (749) and complete games (14) from his five-season stint in Colorado. And it took until this season for Astacio to be bumped from the top spot by Jason Jennings in starts, wins and innings pitched.

Astacio's victory total in a Nationals' uniform is only three in the 13 starts he has made since missing the first three months of the season due to a right forearm strain. He and his teammates really can use a victory on Sunday, as they have been beaten by the Rockies in all seven previous meetings this season.

Astacio pitched well in his last start, allowing only two runs in 6 1/3 innings against St. Louis, but the Nationals were shut out by the Cardinals, leaving Astacio with five losses this season.

Pitching matchup
WASH: RHP Pedro Astacio (3-5, 5.83)
Maybe a return trip to Coors Field will help Astacio improve upon his season, as he is second all-time in wins in the Rockies' home park with 24. In two starts against Colorado, he is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA, the last coming in 2005 with San Diego.

ARIZ: LHP Jeff Francis (11-11, 3.79)
Only five left-handed starters in the Major Leagues have a lower ERA this season than Francis. But his has been on the rise lately, as he has posted a 6.65 ERA in his last four starts. The Rockies have won nine of Francis' last 13 outings. He beat the Nationals on June 12 at RFK Stadium.

Player to watch
Nick Johnson is a .405 (17-for-42) career hitter against the Rockies, and Coors Field is one of his favorite parks. Johnson reached the 20-homer mark for the first time in his career on Thursday, then hit another in almost the same spot on Friday. He followed that with two doubles and two RBIs on Saturday, and is hitting .359 (23 for 64) in his last 19 games, reaching base safely in 18 of them.

Line ups:
Washington
LF Soriano
SS Lopez
3B Zimmerman
1B Johnson
RF Kearns
C Harper
2B Castro
CF Logan
P Astacio

Colorado
2B Matsui
1B Helton
3B Atkins
LF Holliday
RF Baker
CF Salazar
SS Barmes
C Iannetta
P Francis

Thanks 2K6nats

Offline expos96

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #1: September 10, 2006, 03:10:01 PM »
It's probalby a quiet evening or afternoon here, since the stunning results of the first 3 games.

Soriano starts with 1 flyer that is like 3 meters short of the fence.
Lopez with a quick out.
Zimmy with a base hit.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #2: September 10, 2006, 03:13:12 PM »
Hmm Nick caught looking...

Now Pedro is on.
Let's go Pedro!

You haven't seen me here the other days?
That's correct. When games start at 9 Washington time, it's like 3 o'clock in the morning here.
I'm definitely sleeping then.
Not that I've missed much :-(

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #3: September 10, 2006, 03:15:43 PM »
Jamey Carroll is not in.

Harper is in as a catcher. Logan, Castro and Kearns.

Nice catch by Bernie, just before the ball hit the ground.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #4: September 10, 2006, 03:22:20 PM »
And a 2 run homer for Holliday. After walking Attkins...

2-0 Rockies

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #5: September 10, 2006, 03:24:01 PM »
Hmm was this evening the start of the football games?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #6: September 10, 2006, 03:28:53 PM »
1-2-3 inning after all: DP on a grounder from Bernie Castro after a base hit from Harper.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #7: September 10, 2006, 03:33:00 PM »
Rocky on base after being hit by a ptich...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #8: September 10, 2006, 03:36:36 PM »
4-0.
Double by Matsui scores 2 on base..
Yep, the hit batter scored.

We need some runs guys at least let the pitcher Francis work harder for his outs.

It's remarkable the Rockies seem to play excellent against the Nats, but further....

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #9: September 10, 2006, 03:41:43 PM »
Wauw a homer by Nook!

4-1!

And Pedro with a base hit.
Another base hit by Alfonso.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #10: September 10, 2006, 03:48:43 PM »
Single from Felipe and Ryan: 4-2!

Almost they doubled off Felipe.
Nick with the first out.
Bases still loaded.
Come AK47 you can do this.
Hmm K for Austin

Yaak 3 stranded. Another big plague, if they have runners on base they strand them far too easy..

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #11: September 10, 2006, 03:57:18 PM »
First a ground rule double for Atkins
The a double for Holiday.

5-2

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #12: September 10, 2006, 03:59:53 PM »
Game over for Pedro.
2 1/3 inning and 44 pitches.
5 hits, 5 earned runs, 1 BB and 1 HB.

When will our starting rotation became stable. Follow a good outing by another good outing is something we have seen to few times.

Perez is up.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #13: September 10, 2006, 04:03:33 PM »
Another double and another run scored.
Still one out.

6-2

After another flyer to Nookie the runner goes to 3rd on the throw.
They will walk the next batter and go after the pitcher.
And walk the pitcher on 4 pitches...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #14: September 10, 2006, 04:09:07 PM »
Thanks Matsui after a rbi hit he gets jammed between bases for the 3rd out.
Finally some nice defense.

7-2

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #15: September 10, 2006, 04:15:57 PM »
Looks like you could use some company.

Why not bring in O'Connor - He's not gonna start any time soon and can get us 5 innings, easy. Plus, F-rod sucks.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #16: September 10, 2006, 04:16:00 PM »
1-2-3 grounders. Sori will start the next, but first let's see if we can get three Rockies out without any runs.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #17: September 10, 2006, 04:16:40 PM »
Quote from: "Nats19"
Looks like you could use some company.

Why not bring in O'Connor - He's not gonna start any time soon and can get us 5 innings, easy. Plus, F-rod sucks.


Thanks for the company  :lol:

O'Connot: He was good last time.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #18: September 10, 2006, 04:22:39 PM »
2 Flyers to Alfonso and one to Nook.
1-2-3 that's for the first time today. Finally

It's time for some runs Nats, let's go!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #19: September 10, 2006, 04:24:49 PM »
Soriano with a base hit.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #20: September 10, 2006, 04:25:51 PM »
And Alfonso on base with a hit and to 2nd with a steal (39)

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #21: September 10, 2006, 04:26:22 PM »
39 SB now for AS.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #22: September 10, 2006, 04:26:33 PM »
Thanks expos96 for the thread while I was visiting family.  Much appreciated

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #23: September 10, 2006, 04:27:34 PM »
OK, time to fire up MLB.TV

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #24: September 10, 2006, 04:28:05 PM »
Lopez drives in Soriano (who was running for #40)