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Offline 2k6nats

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Topic Start: September 27, 2006, 05:55:04 PM »
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Game 2, 7:05 PM



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 The Phillies - who have not lost three straight since July 23-25 - hand the ball to rookie Cole Hamels (9-8, 4.06 ERA), who has been one of the team's best pitchers in the past two months. He has won his last two starts, including Friday against the Florida Marlins  , whom he limited to one run in 6 2-3 innings in a 5-2 win.

The 23-year-old left-hander has held opponents to two or fewer runs in five consecutive starts and nine of his last 10. Hamels is 6-3 with a 2.42 ERA during that span, dating back to Aug. 3.

''I'm very pleased because I definitely know you have to learn from failure to succeed,'' Hamels said. ''It's how you finish. Nobody remembers the beginning. They always remember the end. I just want to finish as strong as I can.''

Hamels is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in three starts against the Nationals. He allowed one run and four hits in eight innings against them in a 5-1 win Aug. 30.

The Nationals will counter with Pedro Astacio (5-5, 6.12), who is coming off consecutive wins for the first time this season. He allowed two runs and nine hits in 6 1-3 innings Friday in a 3-2 win over the Mets.

''No one is going out there trying to look bad,'' said Astacio, who was 0-3 with a 11.37 ERA in five starts before regrouping. ''You want to go out there and win some games. You go out there to compete.''

The right-hander is 10-11 with a 5.33 ERA in 29 appearances - 27 starts - against the Phillies. He is 0-1 with an 11.74 ERA in two starts against them this season, getting tagged for 11 runs and 14 hits in just 7 2-3 innings.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #1: September 27, 2006, 06:37:39 PM »
Nice too see Castro getting a shot at leadoff. I think he could be a great off-the-bench spark plug guy, ala Jamey Carroll, only better.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #2: September 27, 2006, 06:38:54 PM »
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Nice too see Castro getting a shot at leadoff. I think he could be a great off-the-bench spark plug guy, ala Jamey Carroll, only better.


I would have Jamey Carroll over Bernie Castro any day.  

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #3: September 27, 2006, 06:39:23 PM »
Pee on the Phillies...hahahahaa...ruin their playoff berth.   :twisted:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #4: September 27, 2006, 06:42:57 PM »
Woah........how long has Sori been hitting third?

I'm the number one supporter of it, but how long has it been, because I remember Castro leading off yesterday too.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #5: September 27, 2006, 06:43:45 PM »
it's been about 4 games I think.  Frank said he wanted Soriano to get to 100 RBIs.  He's stuck at 95 right now.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #6: September 27, 2006, 06:57:24 PM »
Quote from: "2k6nats"
Quote from: "Nats19"
Nice too see Castro getting a shot at leadoff. I think he could be a great off-the-bench spark plug guy, ala Jamey Carroll, only better.


I would have Jamey Carroll over Bernie Castro any day.  (Image removed from quote.)


So would I. But Castro is pretty close, without the emotion that Carroll has.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #7: September 27, 2006, 07:00:15 PM »
Hopefully Soriano busts out of his slump tonight, we are going to need him.  Kearns is missing another game, hmmm.. Church is due

Offline expos96

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #8: September 27, 2006, 07:04:42 PM »
Goodevening, I'm gonna watch a few innings and then get some sleep.

It would be nice to see some real rbi production from Sori, but also from others!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #9: September 27, 2006, 07:07:11 PM »
It would be great if we could help knock the phils out of playoff contention.  I would consider that fitting retribution for the way they embarassed us during the final 3 games of 2005.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #10: September 27, 2006, 07:10:06 PM »
I saw that pitch from the Hockey guy, he's a lefty.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #11: September 27, 2006, 07:13:20 PM »
After a quick first out, Pedro walks Victarino..

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« Reply #12: September 27, 2006, 07:13:30 PM »
nice start Pedro.. We always play from behind!!! WTF??!!  Zim drops the 2nd out

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #13: September 27, 2006, 07:13:38 PM »
Astacio's starting early...like Ortiz yesterday.

Philadelphia 1
Washington 0

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« Reply #14: September 27, 2006, 07:14:46 PM »
Hmm, double by Utley, 1-0 for the Phillies. Utley on 3rd.

Utley hit the glove of Zimmy
And a K on Howard.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #15: September 27, 2006, 07:15:53 PM »
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Astacio's starting early...like Ortiz yesterday.

(Image removed from quote.)Philadelphia 1
(Image removed from quote.)Washington 0


Ugh.  Bad play all around.  Church looked lethargic going for the ball, and Zimmerman dropped the second out.  This could get ugly w/Astacio on the mound.  Let's hope not.  I don't want Zimmy to flail on national TV, and these ESPN announcers are clearly only interested in the Phailers.

Huh.  Astacio strikes out Howard.  That could've been out number three.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #16: September 27, 2006, 07:17:27 PM »
Nice pop up.
Damage limited to that single run.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #17: September 27, 2006, 07:17:31 PM »
out of the inning with only 1 run given up.  Yeah Church thinks he should start even though he can't play defense and can't lay off a pitch in the dirt

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #18: September 27, 2006, 07:19:53 PM »
Bernie batting leadoff is an awful sight

Offline expos96

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #19: September 27, 2006, 07:20:17 PM »
Bad swing of Bernie. That ball was too high...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #20: September 27, 2006, 07:21:09 PM »
Felipe strikes out (again)

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #21: September 27, 2006, 07:21:53 PM »
nice easy 1st inning for the rookie.  We don't scout opposing pitchers, it's official.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #22: September 27, 2006, 07:22:11 PM »
Nats done in the first inning after 8 pitches.   :?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #23: September 27, 2006, 07:22:45 PM »
Wauw that was a quick inning 1-2-3. 8 pitches.
He guys let him work at least more for his outs!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 2 (L)
« Reply #24: September 27, 2006, 07:22:49 PM »
can anyone tell me why i can not see this game here in Buffalo, it has espnews on right now?! I was looking forward to catching my final glimpse of the rookie of the year and the rest of the nats!