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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Topic Start: September 24, 2006, 01:26:41 PM »
Tony Armas, RHP (8-12, 5.22)..... @ ..... Steve Trachsel, RHP (15-7, 4.96)

Armas had a quality start in the Nationals' 6-1 loss to the Braves on Monday night, pitching 6 2/3 innings and giving up three runs on six hits. But that doesn't mean his problems on the mound are solved. Armas, who has been inconsistent for most of the 2006 season, has to figure out what kind of pitcher he wants to be. His mentor, former teammate Livan Hernandez, has already told him that he relies too much on his fastball and should become more of a sinkerball pitcher. Armas' career as a member of the Nationals could come to an end. He is a free agent after the season, and it seems unlikely that he will return. In the meantime, his plan is to throw the sinker a lot during winter ball in Venezuela, with the hope that he can become a better pitcher.

Trachsel shut out an opponent -- albeit for 6 1/3 innings -- for the first time in 29 starts this season when he defeated the Marlins in the Mets' clincher Monday night. He threw first-pitch strikes to 16 of 23 batters, which had been a problem for him. And he was more economical. Trachsel now has won more games for the Mets (66) in this decade than any pitcher, while also having won more games for the Cubs (60) than any pitcher in the 1990s.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #1: September 24, 2006, 01:28:24 PM »
Nice; I can watch this game on mute and listen to the Steelers game online. :D

Nats up 1-0!

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« Reply #2: September 24, 2006, 02:01:16 PM »
I think grounding into a DP with no outs is probably the worst possible way to get an RBI :roll:

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« Reply #3: September 24, 2006, 02:01:50 PM »
*echo* I guess everyone's watching football?  I know I am, but I've got gameday up too

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #4: September 24, 2006, 02:13:45 PM »
After 3 innings:

Nationals 2
Mets 0

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« Reply #5: September 24, 2006, 02:27:40 PM »
Rally-killing DP by Harper *sigh* :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #6: September 24, 2006, 02:33:11 PM »
After a long 4th, score stands pat

Nationals 2
Mets 0

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #7: September 24, 2006, 02:48:28 PM »
Jose Valentin with a solo homer to cut our lead in half

Nationals 2
Mets 1

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« Reply #8: September 24, 2006, 02:55:30 PM »
3-1 Nats!

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« Reply #9: September 24, 2006, 02:57:23 PM »
Soriano doubles and Zimmerman doubles him in.  Trachsel is done for.

Nationals 3
Mets 1

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #10: September 24, 2006, 02:59:25 PM »
2 doubles for Zimmerman, raising his RBIs to 101.
       

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #11: September 24, 2006, 03:22:16 PM »
You're Frank Robinson.  Tony Armas, your worst starter, has just thrown a rare quality start and is almost at 100 pitches.  Do you bring him back out in the 7th, or do you go to the bullpen?

I have a feeling that what most people would say and what Frank will do are not going to be the same answer :?

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« Reply #12: September 24, 2006, 03:30:17 PM »
Nats want to win one for Nick!  Brandon Harper scores on a Henry Mateo ground-rule double

Nationals 4
Mets 1

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« Reply #13: September 24, 2006, 03:32:59 PM »
Lopez singles in Mateo!

Nationals 5
Mets 1

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #14: September 24, 2006, 03:35:21 PM »
Chief, looks like your question was resolved favorably.

The bullpen is deep and rested, thank Tony and by the way, let the pinch hitter get a big double.

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« Reply #15: September 24, 2006, 03:45:30 PM »
Alright, down in order in the 7th.  Now it's up to Wookie and Chief, whomever Frank decides to use if we maintain a 4-run lead.

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« Reply #16: September 24, 2006, 04:06:22 PM »
Close, but Rauch gets the hold.

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« Reply #17: September 24, 2006, 04:18:13 PM »
Saul Rivera to close it out??? :?

Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #18: September 24, 2006, 04:18:15 PM »
I felt so sorry for this small game thread I just had to post something...



Do it for Nick, do it for Nick....

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« Reply #19: September 24, 2006, 04:21:40 PM »
Quote from: "Nat of the LivingDead"
I felt so sorry for this small game thread


...was that a tumbleweed I saw roll by???  :lol:

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« Reply #20: September 24, 2006, 04:22:07 PM »
1 down...

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« Reply #21: September 24, 2006, 04:23:02 PM »
I don't even trust Saul Rivera in a 4-run game in the bottom of the 9th!

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« Reply #22: September 24, 2006, 04:26:14 PM »
Phew...  2 down...  c'mon Saul just one more...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #23: September 24, 2006, 04:28:19 PM »
Quote from: "PC"
Quote from: "Nat of the LivingDead"
I felt so sorry for this small game thread

...was that a tumbleweed I saw roll by???  :lol:

Yes, it WAS...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #24: September 24, 2006, 04:28:24 PM »
........................................BANG!

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............................................NATIONALS

.............................WIN!!!
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