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Offline 2k6nats

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Game 1, 7:05 PM


Brett Myers
12-6, 3.94


Ramon Ortiz
10-15, 5.40

Lineups:

The Phillies of Philadelphia
J. Rollins SS
S. Victorino CF
C. Utley 2B
R. Howard 1B
J. Conine RF
P. Burrell LF
M. Lieberthal
A. Nunez 3B
B. Myers P
      
The Nationals of Washington
B. Castro 2B
F. Lopez SS
A. Soriano
R. Zimmerman 3B
J. Vidro 1B
B. Schneider
N. Logan CF
R. Church RF
R. Ortiz P

Game Preview:

 Philadelphia starter Brett Myers (12-6, 3.94 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his last six starts, including a six-hitter Wednesday in a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs  .

''Brett builds on confidence,'' catcher Mike Lieberthal said. ''There are times where he can get frustrated, and you have to calm him down, and he has to stay within himself when he gets in trouble. For him, when he's pitching well, it seems like he keeps getting stronger.''

The right-hander is 2-1 with a 7.52 ERA in four starts against the Nationals this season and 2-0 with a 4.76 ERA in four career outings at RFK Stadium.

The Nationals won for the sixth time in nine games, 7-3 at the Mets on Monday. Brian Schneider tied a career high with four hits and Jose Vidro went 3-for-3.

Washington leadoff hitter Alfonso Soriano , who's 4-for-13 with six strikeouts lifetime against Myers, has homered six times against Philadelphia this year.

Ramon Ortiz (10-15, 5.40) will take the mound for the Nationals. Ortiz is Washington's staff leader in victories with 10 - his highest total in three years.

The veteran right-hander fell to 0-3 with an 8.27 ERA over his last three outings after surrendering five runs and eight hits over five innings in a 7-3 loss Wednesday to Atlanta. He allowed two homers for the third straight start.

''Every time I make a mistake - home run,'' Ortiz said. ''I don't want to think about my last three games. I have to keep pitching well. I want to finish strong. I want to do the best I can my last three games.''

Ortiz is 0-2 with a 12.91 ERA in two starts against the Phillies this year.

Howard is 2-for-5 with a homer against Ortiz in his career.

Offline tomterp

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #1: September 26, 2006, 06:24:40 PM »
What are the odds for a Howard homer off Ortiz tonight?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1 (Curly W)
« Reply #2: September 26, 2006, 06:33:52 PM »
Quote from: "tomterp"
What are the odds for a Howard homer off Ortiz tonight?


Just one?  My, aren't we optimistic? ;)

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« Reply #3: September 26, 2006, 07:02:57 PM »
How many times will Brett Myers strike us out? 10+ times?  With Ramon pitching I don't see how we even stay close against an ace on a team that needs to win every game they can to make it to the playoffs.  We will see soon enough, Go NATS!

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« Reply #4: September 26, 2006, 07:07:18 PM »
oh boy.. Ortiz is 0-3 with a rocket high ERA this year against the Phils

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« Reply #5: September 26, 2006, 07:10:37 PM »
Way to go Donkey Ramon.. puts 2 on for Howard

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« Reply #6: September 26, 2006, 07:11:33 PM »
3 straight singles... ball game already.  Ramon is such an idiot

Offline UMDNats

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« Reply #7: September 26, 2006, 07:13:17 PM »
Ramon not making his case for a contract next year.

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« Reply #8: September 26, 2006, 07:13:42 PM »
Ortiz should be pulled, right now!

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« Reply #9: September 26, 2006, 07:14:17 PM »
Get Ortiz out of this game!!!

Offline sportsfan882

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4 straight singles.. Ramon has the brain of a dog.  Bring in anybody from the pen

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After this game I would tell Ramon to pack up his things and get the F out of town.  He's horrid.  Does he not realize that Brett Myers is on the mound tonight?

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Soriano WTF?? 1 pitch pop out.  You can clearly tell we are tired

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One pitch out for Alfonso...

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I know this team isn't perfect (far from it) but I feel like this offense is a breath of fresh air after last year.  Crappy pitching or not, I would much rather watch a lively back-and-forth game any day than to watch the Nats try to cling to a 2-1 lead for 7 innings.

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Zim does what Sori couldn't. 2-1 phils.  RBI #105

Offline 2k6nats

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Well, the offense has definetly responded!  2nd and 3rd, 1 out.

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Quote from: "The Chief"
I know this team isn't perfect (far from it) but I feel like this offense is a breath of fresh air after last year.  Crappy pitching or not, I would much rather watch a lively back-and-forth game any day than to watch the Nats try to cling to a 2-1 lead for 7 innings.

I'd rather see us winning 2-1 than losing 9-8.

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Zimmerman single and RBI, 2-1 Phils!

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Somebody should be up in the bullpen.  We should be ready to pull Ortiz quickly!

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way to go dumbass ramon.. 2 runners on for Utley

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Three outs, Ramon!  You need three outs!!!

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that was a HR btw

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Ramon isn't going to get it tonight.  The only reason to keep him in the game is because this game means nothing to us.  Other than that, that should have been his last inning!

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terrible inning.. schneider-nook-church gone easily.. ramon leads off next inning of course