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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Topic Start: July 24, 2005, 12:20:37 PM »

Wandy Rodriguez, LHP (5-4, 6.79)
Astros (50-47)


John Patterson, RHP (4-2, 2.69)
Nationals (55-43)

Game Time 1:05 PM

MLB Scouting Report:
Rodriguez was impressive in the second game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh, allowing four runs (two earned) over six innings in a 6-4 win over the Bucs. The rookie left-hander adhered to manager Phil Garner's request to work on his changeup, which he did, with success.

Patterson will face the Astros for the first time in his career. He threw eight shutout innings as the Nationals defeated the Rockies, 4-0, on Monday. He struck out eight batters and walked two, relying mostly on his fastball. Patterson's right hand was so moist that he had a tough time throwing the curveball, so he stopped throwing it after a couple of innings. The win was Patterson's first since June 11; in the interim five weeks, he was 0-1 with five consecutive no-decisions.

Starting Lineups:

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  Houston                 Washington
1. Willy Taveras, CF       Brad Wilkerson, 1B
2. Orlando Palmeiro, LF    Jose Vidro, 2B
3. Lance Berkman, RF       Jose Guillen, RF
4. Morgan Ensberg, 3B      Preston Wilson, CF
5. Mike Lamb, 1B           Carlos Baerga, 3B
6. Adam Everett, SS        Marlon Byrd, LF
7. Jose Vizcaino, 2B       Gary Bennett, C
8. Humberto Quintero, C    Cristian Guzman, SS
9. Wandy Rodriguez, P      John Patterson, P

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #1: July 24, 2005, 12:51:24 PM »
Delivery Pizza: CHECK
Fridge Stocked with Beer: CHECK
Tuned to Pre-Game Radio Show: CHECK
36" Flat Screen: ON
Patterson on the mound: CHECK

Ok...here we go...the SLUMP IS OVER!  

LETS GO NATS  :!:  :!:  :!:  :!:  :!:

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #2: July 24, 2005, 01:09:01 PM »
Guzman ain;t totally useless, huh?

1 out

(rare game thread appearance for me as I usualy watch the game with friends and kinda rude to be posting while they're there :)

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #3: July 24, 2005, 01:17:15 PM »
Man, I will be glad to see Vinnie back.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #4: July 24, 2005, 01:20:57 PM »
phew!   :oops:

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #5: July 24, 2005, 01:22:58 PM »
Quote from: "mar (AKA pasqual AKA JMG)"
Man, I will be glad to see Vinnie back.

Have they said conclusively when Vinny will be back in the lineup?

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #6: July 24, 2005, 01:23:37 PM »
why isn't Church in LF today??

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #7: July 24, 2005, 01:23:42 PM »
OK, me being a broken record:

Work the pitch count.  Make him throw strikes.

DON'T SWING AT THE FIRST PITCH!!!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #8: July 24, 2005, 01:24:34 PM »
Another double for Whifferson!  30 so far this season!   8)

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #9: July 24, 2005, 01:24:40 PM »
nice standup double by Wilkie  :D

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #10: July 24, 2005, 01:25:55 PM »
Wilkie issues a welcome to RFK!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #11: July 24, 2005, 01:25:58 PM »
Now bring Wilky home!!!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #12: July 24, 2005, 01:27:01 PM »
scru the sac fly, Jose, take one deep!

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« Reply #13: July 24, 2005, 01:29:39 PM »
Crap!
Mystery to me whay Jose doesn;t hit lefites better.

Oh well, drive him in Preston!

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« Reply #14: July 24, 2005, 01:30:46 PM »
DAMN!  DAMN!!  DAMN!!!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #15: July 24, 2005, 01:31:32 PM »
MASN just advertised "Kids run the bases...Sunday July 24th vs. the Houston Astros"...ummm a little late aren't they?   :lol:

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #16: July 24, 2005, 01:33:03 PM »
Ok
Made Rodriguez work in the first. We'll get him later!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #17: July 24, 2005, 01:36:58 PM »
Astros are stealing at will against us this whole series.   :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #18: July 24, 2005, 01:41:18 PM »
DON'T GIVE UP ANYTHING!!!

One run is one run too many!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #19: July 24, 2005, 01:45:47 PM »
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why isn't Church in LF today??

Church isn't in the starting lineup because Rodriguez is a lefty, and Frank is still platooning Church and Byrd

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #20: July 24, 2005, 01:49:53 PM »
ok I give you Oswalt, Clemens and Backe...but GEE SUS we gotta be able to hit off of Wandy Rodriguez.   :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #21: July 24, 2005, 01:50:22 PM »
I would really love to see how well better lefty Matt White (in New Orleans) could do in the show... The guy is pitching very well with the Zephyrs. Why isn't his name ever mentioned when they talk about a potential 5th starter?

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #22: July 24, 2005, 01:51:34 PM »
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ok I give you Oswalt, Clemens and Backe...but GEE SUS we gotta be able to hit off of Wandy Rodriguez.   :roll:


still early.

if patterson can hold them for a bit I think Wandy don't look so good second time thru the order.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #23: July 24, 2005, 01:56:23 PM »
The score is tied but we're losing this game!

Just look at the pitch counts.  Those extra pitches aren't free!!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Astros, Game 4
« Reply #24: July 24, 2005, 01:58:19 PM »
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The score is tied but we're losing this game!

Just look at the pitch counts.  Those extra pitches aren't free!!

Are you watching a different game than I am? Patterson looks like he's getting more confidant with every pitch...