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Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Topic Start: August 07, 2011, 11:00:59 AM »

Coors Field in beautiful Denver, Colorado (43,820)


3:10 p.m. Eastern Time
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, 1500AM, XM185
TV: MASN2

NATIONALS (54-59)

CF Rick Ankiel
2B Danny Espinosa
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Michael Morse
RF Jayson Werth
LF Jonny Gomes
SS Ian Desmond
C Jesus Flores

P John "Lannon" Lannan

(8-7, 3.65 ERA)
ROCKIES (53-61)

LF Eric Young Jr.
CF Dexter Fowler
RF Carlos Gonzalez
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Ty Wigginton
3B Chris Nelson
C Eliezer Alfonzo
2B Mark Ellis

P Aaron Cook

(2-6, 5.34 ERA)

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #1: August 07, 2011, 02:48:28 PM »
We should be able to hit Cook. If we can split I'll be perfectly happy.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #2: August 07, 2011, 02:50:12 PM »
We should be able to hit Cook. If we can split I'll be perfectly happy.
  Yes, we *should* be able to hit him, as he's been struggling lately.  The question is will we?  I'm optimistic, especially given how hot Zimmerman and Morse are right now.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #3: August 07, 2011, 02:50:17 PM »
Anybody have any Hagerstown connections?

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #4: August 07, 2011, 02:50:31 PM »
We should be able to hit Cook. If we can split I'll be perfectly happy.

Me, too.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #5: August 07, 2011, 02:52:12 PM »
Anybody have any Hagerstown connections?

I was wondering this as well. I'm surprised this board isn't blowing up about that today.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #6: August 07, 2011, 02:55:38 PM »
Rockies are 3-5 this season in matches following ones in which they've scored 10 or more runs - in the following pairings the opponent and venue are the same for both matches except as noted:

20th April - beat Giants at home 10-2, lost at Florida 4-1 two eays later
13th May - beat Padres at home 12-7, lost 9-7 the following day
24th May - beat Diamondbacks at home 12-4, lost second match 5-2 (doubleheader)
28th May - beat Cardinals at home 15-4, lost 4-3 the following day
17th June - beat Tigers at home 13-6, won again 5-4 the following day
14th July - beat Brewers at home 12-3, won again 4-nil the following day
19th July - beat Braves at home 12-3, won again 3-2 the following day
30th July - beat Padres at home 10-6, lost 8-3 the following day

The Nationals, on the other hand, have not shown much resilience following 10+-run haemorrhages - they are only 2-5 in the matches played immediately thereafter:

3rd April - lost to Braves at home 11-2, lost at Florida 3-2 (10 innings) two days later
23rd May - lost at Milwaukee 11-3, lost again 7-5 the following day
28th June - lost at LA Angels 11-5, lost again 1-nil the following day
3rd July - lost to Pirates at home 10-2, beat Cubs at home 5-4 (10 innings) the following day
7th July - lost to Cubs at home 10-9, lost to Rockies at home 3-2 the following day
15th July - lost at Atlanta 11-1, won 5-2 the following day
26th July - lost to Marlins at home 11-2, lost again 7-5 the following day

Perhaps the Rockies were on an emotional rush yesterday, coming together strongly in the wake of the Nicasio tragedy - teams have been known to experience such performance highs following such events - and it has to be remembered that the Rockies did allow seven runs as well, so yesterday's result was hardly an unqualified masterpiece for them. Whatever...just hoping the Nats can develop some needed resilience (mental toughness has been in rather short supply historically at this ball club) and Eeyore can prevail over the 2-6 Aaron Cook to enable the Nats to win more than one at Coors Field for the first time since 2008.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #7: August 07, 2011, 03:02:38 PM »
Didn't the Padres just win back to back games scoring 10+ runs against the Pirates?  I wonder what the odds are that they win today.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #8: August 07, 2011, 03:06:10 PM »
So, is there anyone available in the bullpen besides Storen and Clippard?

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #9: August 07, 2011, 03:06:12 PM »
Didn't the Padres just win back to back games scoring 10+ runs against the Pirates?  I wonder what the odds are that they win today.

Padres are winning 1-0 right now. The Pirates have seriously tanked.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #10: August 07, 2011, 03:06:20 PM »
Didn't the Padres just win back to back games scoring 10+ runs against the Pirates?  I wonder what the odds are that they win today.
  Aren't the Pirates on a 9-game losing streak?  They looked great earlier in the year, but they've been tanking and now it looks like they're on their way to yet another losing season.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #11: August 07, 2011, 03:06:46 PM »
Anybody have any Hagerstown connections?
  Aren't the Pirates on a 9-game losing streak?  They looked great earlier in the year, but they've been tanking and now it looks like they're on their way to yet another losing season.

They are what they are.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #12: August 07, 2011, 03:10:37 PM »
Didn't the Padres just win back to back games scoring 10+ runs against the Pirates?  I wonder what the odds are that they win today.

15-5 and 13-2 in fact - rare indeed, but then again the Pirates are just completely unravelling (in the ongoing 9-match losing streak they have allowed 10 or more runs in four of those matches).

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On another subject: tempting fate? Slowes just mentioned on the radio that the Rockies have lost 15 consecutive Sunday matches (among them a 2-nil loss at Washington with Jordan Zimmermann prevailing)...last Sunday win was 17th April at home over the Cubs, 9-5.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #13: August 07, 2011, 03:11:04 PM »
LOL 4 pitch walk.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #14: August 07, 2011, 03:11:20 PM »
4-pitch walk.  Good start.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #15: August 07, 2011, 03:14:22 PM »
Padres are winning 1-0 right now. The Pirates have seriously tanked.

What really heightens the embarrassment there is that they've allowed 28 runs in just two matches against the Padres, the NL's lowest-scoring team.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #16: August 07, 2011, 03:15:20 PM »
Bah.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #17: August 07, 2011, 03:16:20 PM »
That blows

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #19: August 07, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »
Good - Ianetta is off today.  He's killed us this series, especially being the #8 hitter.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #20: August 07, 2011, 03:19:25 PM »
Zimmerman is SOOOO good.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #21: August 07, 2011, 03:19:40 PM »
Great play!

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #22: August 07, 2011, 03:19:44 PM »
Zim !!

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #23: August 07, 2011, 03:19:45 PM »
We should be able to hit Cook. If we can split I'll be perfectly happy.

After Nicosio, I would hope not.

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Re: Nationals @ Rockies, Game 4
« Reply #24: August 07, 2011, 03:21:12 PM »
just a little bit high