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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Topic Start: September 22, 2006, 06:16:02 PM »
..vs..
Orlando Hernandez; 10-10, 4.85 ERA.......Pedro Astacio; 4-5, 6.38 ERA

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With the NL East and home-field advantage throughout the league playoffs already wrapped up, the New York Mets are focusing on getting healthy.

They'll also look to start building some momentum as they open a four-game series with the last-place Washington Nationals on Friday at Shea Stadium.

The Mets (92-60) clinched the NL East for the first time since 1988 with Monday's 4-0 win over Florida and have also easily secured home field throughout the NL postseason. St. Louis, owner of the league's second-best record, is 11 1/2 games behind the Mets with 10 remaining.

The Mets dropped the last two games of their four-game set with the Marlins, including Thursday's 5-2 defeat. Pedro Martinez , who missed a month with a strained right calf, gave up four runs in five innings and was charged with the loss.

Martinez, however, looked better than he did six days earlier, when he lasted just three innings in his first start back from the injury.

''I'm really close,'' he said. ''I'm going to push it in the playoffs.''

Catcher Paul Lo Duca sat out with a sore left thumb that has bothered him much of the season, and center fielder Carlos Beltran , who has not played since Sept. 18 because of a minor strain in his upper left quadriceps, was out of the lineup again.

Beltran, hitting .277 with 40 homers and 114 RBIs, had an MRI exam Wednesday that revealed no major problems.

''I will play,'' he said of the playoffs. ''I won't miss that. Obviously, it's good that we clinched so that I have some days to recuperate.''

The Nationals (66-86), who trail the Mets by 26 games in the East, lost for the fourth time in seven games Wednesday, 7-3 to Atlanta. Ryan Zimmerman , who leads major league rookies with 99 RBIs, hit his 19th homer.

Brian Schneider went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to a career-best 11 games.

Pedro Astacio (4-5, 6.38 ERA) will start the opener for Washington. He allowed four runs in 5 2-3 innings of Saturday's 8-5 win over Milwaukee.

The victory was the first since Aug. 15 for Astacio, who went 0-3 with an 11.37 ERA in between wins.

Astacio pitched for the Mets in 2002 and 2003, going 15-13 with a 5.20 ERA in 38 starts. He is 9-6 with a 4.07 ERA in 22 career appearances - 19 starts - against his former team, but has not faced New York since 2001.

Astacio is 3-0 with a 4.98 ERA in his last five appearances against New York.

New York will counter with Orlando Hernandez (10-10, 4.85), who gave up two runs in seven innings of a 3-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday, but did not receive a decision. The right-hander, acquired in a May trade with Arizona, is 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA in his last four starts and hoping to improve his chances of starting in the playoffs.

''Duque has been there before, so I know what to expect with him,'' Mets manager Willie Randolph said.

Hernandez has won both of his starts against the Nationals franchise, posting a 1.59 ERA, but has not faced them since 2000 while with the New York Yankees.


WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .283
2.  F. Lopez SS .273
3.  R. Zimmerman 3B .282
4.  N. Johnson 1B .292
5.  A. Kearns RF .265
6.  J. Vidro 2B .286
7.  B. Schneider C .251
8.  N. Logan CF .300
9.  P. Astacio P .238

NEW YORK
1.  E. Chavez CF .312
2.  J. Valentin 2B .273
3.  C. Delgado 1B .266
4.  D. Wright 3B .307
5.  C. Floyd LF .238
6.  S. Green RF .276
7.  C. Woodward SS .209
8.  M. DiFelice C .080
9.  O. Hernandez P .186

Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #1: September 22, 2006, 07:09:41 PM »
I still think it is a cruel joke that finally, at last, the Braves have fallen but yet its the Mutts that take their place.  Cruel.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #2: September 22, 2006, 07:11:46 PM »
Quote from: "Nat of the LivingDead"
I still think it is a cruel joke that finally, at last, the Braves have fallen but yet its the Mutts that take their place.  Cruel.
Better the Mets than those idiots from Philly.   :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #3: September 22, 2006, 07:12:13 PM »
Why does Soriano insist on swinging at the first pitch he sees every time he leads off the game?

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« Reply #4: September 22, 2006, 07:13:36 PM »
6 pitch inning.. I really don't believe we scout the opposing starters.  We always come out of the gate clueless and usually stay that way until the 6th or 7th.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #5: September 22, 2006, 07:16:33 PM »
Well at least we get to spend the evening with Livan's little brother.   8)

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #6: September 22, 2006, 07:19:29 PM »
10 pitches for Astacio...not too bad.

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« Reply #7: September 22, 2006, 07:20:58 PM »
Good thing Beltran, Reyes, and Lo Duca are out of the lineup.  If they were playing we would get clobbered.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #8: September 22, 2006, 07:22:58 PM »
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Good thing Beltran, Reyes, and Lo Duca are out of the lineup.  If they were playing we would get clobbered.


We may still, with Astacio on the mound.  

Good evening, gentlemen.  Another lovely night for a ballgame.  But then any night is a good night for a ballgame.  Here's to Zimmy breaking 20/100 tonight!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #9: September 22, 2006, 07:23:00 PM »
A leadoff double should ALWAYS lead to runs!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #10: September 22, 2006, 07:27:08 PM »
runners at 1st & 2nd with one out for B-Schneid.

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« Reply #11: September 22, 2006, 07:29:19 PM »
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runners at 1st & 2nd with one out for B-Schneid.


I didn't see Schneider's AB - was it a good snag by Delgado, or routine?

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« Reply #12: September 22, 2006, 07:29:23 PM »
Shameful offense..  They don't even advance NJ after a leadoff double

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #13: September 22, 2006, 07:29:39 PM »
Logan down on three pitches...c'mon man, could you try a little harder please?  Thanks.   :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #14: September 22, 2006, 07:30:36 PM »
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runners at 1st & 2nd with one out for B-Schneid.


I didn't see Schneider's AB - was it a good snag by Delgado, or routine?
I'm at work listening on the radio...but sounded like it was a good catch.

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« Reply #15: September 22, 2006, 07:31:02 PM »
OUTSTANDING base running move by Vidro to get back to 1st base after an infield shot right at the first baseman!  I've ragged on Jose all season for his many flubs, but that was a NICE move!

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« Reply #16: September 22, 2006, 07:31:43 PM »
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runners at 1st & 2nd with one out for B-Schneid.


I didn't see Schneider's AB - was it a good snag by Delgado, or routine?


It certainly wasn't "softly" hit.

Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #17: September 22, 2006, 07:32:45 PM »
Come on guys, before we decide to start crucifying our Nats, let's at least learn how to do it right first...


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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #18: September 22, 2006, 07:33:50 PM »
ROFL...Cliff Floyd steps to the plate and "The Sanford & Son Theme" is played on the PA system.   :lol:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #19: September 22, 2006, 07:38:06 PM »
Astacio is so damn dumb.. 1-2 count to Green and he gives up a hit

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #20: September 22, 2006, 07:42:27 PM »
Astacio walks the #8 hitter on 4 pitches.. what a fool

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #21: September 22, 2006, 07:42:54 PM »
oh boy...Astacio WALKS a guy with a .080 batting average.   :roll:
bases loaded.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #22: September 22, 2006, 07:42:57 PM »
Crunch time...bases loaded, two outs.

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« Reply #23: September 22, 2006, 07:43:11 PM »
Gee, I love our pitching staff.  Where would we be without them?  First place?

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« Reply #24: September 22, 2006, 07:44:15 PM »
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Crunch time...bases loaded, two outs.


Woot! Nats get out of it!