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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Topic Start: July 26, 2005, 05:30:05 PM »
Gameday Thread: Nats @ Braves, Game 1


Livan Hernandez, RHP (12-4, 3.44)
Nationals (55-44)


John Smoltz, RHP (11-5, 2.64)
Braves (55-44)

Game Time 1:05 PM

MLB Scouting Report:
After claiming Wednesday that he may need knee surgery, Hernandez has vowed to not only make this start, but to pitch the rest of the season. Hernandez said after losing to Colorado 3-2 that he was afraid the pain in his knee would prevent him from walking, but he changed his outlook after feeling much better Thursday. Hernandez has lost his past two decisions, and the Nationals are 0-3 in his previous three starts. He had been undefeated since April 19 before that stretch.

Smoltz continues to appear all over the pitching leaderboards. He's fifth in the National League in wins, 10th in strikeouts, ninth in baserunners allowed, third in complete games, fifth in ERA, third in innings pitched, and third in complete games. He hasn't missed a beat since the All-Star break, allowing just one run in eight innings and striking out seven against the Giants in his last start, and allowing the Mets just a single run as well in seven strong innings the start prior.

Starting Lineups:

Washington Nationals:

Name   AVG   HR   RBI   SB
1. B Wilkerson, LF   .261   6   35   4
2. J Vidro, 2B   .259   5   21   0
3. J Guillen, RF   .299   19   54   1
4. N Johnson, 1B   .320   8   42   3
5. V Castilla, 3B   .252   6   44   4
6. R Church, CF   .318   7   33   2
7. B Schneider, C   .279   6   28   1
8. C Guzman, SS   .186   3   13   3
9. L Hernandez, P   .167   1   2   0

Atlanta Braves:

Name   AVG   HR   RBI   SB
1. R Furcal, SS   .260   7   33   32
2. K Johnson, LF   .236   7   30   0
3. M Giles, 2B   .286   7   31   12
4. A Jones, CF   .278   32   77   2
5. C Jones, 3B   .270   8   27   1
6. A LaRoche, 1B   .265   13   56   0
7. R Langerhans, RF   .238   6   26   0
8. B McCann, C   .289   2   5   0
9. J Smoltz, P   .178   0   2   0

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #1: July 26, 2005, 05:35:50 PM »
Word is that Nicky will be back in the lineup, but that Guillen will not...  figures :?

Normally I would like our chances with Livan on the mound, but considering his record at the Ted, and his performance during his last outing...  I'm a little nervous :(

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« Reply #2: July 26, 2005, 05:38:23 PM »
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Word is that Nicky will be back in the lineup, but that Guillen will not...  figures :?

Normally I would like our chances with Livan on the mound, but considering his record at the Ted, and his performance during his last outing...  I'm a little nervous :(


I'm nervous, but positive.

Atlanta's Offense has been struggling as well, with the exception of Andruw Jones.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #3: July 26, 2005, 06:42:55 PM »
Nick Johnson is playing 1B tonight and batting cleanup for hte Nats... I'm assuming they sent Kenny Kelly to the Zephyrs....

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #4: July 26, 2005, 06:49:49 PM »
okay....the radio feed is not on yet......

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« Reply #5: July 26, 2005, 06:58:19 PM »
GO NATS YEAH

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #6: July 26, 2005, 07:09:21 PM »
Somebody posted on the MLB board that Nick is batting second...I'm glad to see that is not the case.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #7: July 26, 2005, 07:12:13 PM »
Well on second glance it looks like that was just some guys "opinion" on what the lineup would probably look like.  Glad he's not the manager.   :P

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« Reply #8: July 26, 2005, 07:13:46 PM »
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Well on second glance it looks like that was just some guys "opinion" on what the lineup would probably look like.  Glad he's not the manager.   :P


log on to Yahoo, man.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #9: July 26, 2005, 07:16:43 PM »
I use MLB Gameday <shrug> but haven't started it up yet...so I haven't looked at the lineup.  I shoulda relied on the accuracy of the WNFF.   :wink:

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« Reply #10: July 26, 2005, 07:17:52 PM »
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I use MLB Gameday <shrug> but haven't started it up yet...so I haven't looked at the lineup.  I shoulda relied on the accuracy of the WNFF.   :wink:


no.

I am talking about Instant Messenger.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #11: July 26, 2005, 07:19:00 PM »
Nick Johnson can hit like a madman, but boy does he suck at giving Interviews.

I swear if he says "and uh....." one more time........

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #12: July 26, 2005, 07:20:21 PM »
We're listening to him too...he sounds like he just woke up!   :?  Sorry I'm at work so I can't log in to Yahoo messenger from here.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #13: July 26, 2005, 07:24:04 PM »
Oh by the way John...I loved your "Foam Finger #1" conversation on BPG message board about Frank Robinson supporters.  LOL!  I laughed so hard I thought I was gonna wake my wife up when I read it.   :lol:

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« Reply #14: July 26, 2005, 07:27:12 PM »
so then...why is Wilson not playing?  Wilson was the "Big Bat" acquisition that Bowden wanted.

I can't possibly believe that Jim Bowden didn't acquire him to Platoon.  especially not in such an important series.

so what's the deal, I wonder?

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« Reply #15: July 26, 2005, 07:27:40 PM »
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Oh by the way John...I loved your "Foam Finger #1" conversation on BPG message board about Frank Robinson supporters.  LOL!  I laughed so hard I thought I was gonna wake my wife up when I read it.   :lol:


eh?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #16: July 26, 2005, 07:32:39 PM »
Clipped from BPG (posted by JMad):


"and here comes Foam Finger Waver #1.

Jesus H. Christ, I don't WANT your personal ambassador to be fired.

respond to the guy who suggested it, don't say anything to me.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #17: July 26, 2005, 07:33:30 PM »
WILSON should be in center we got him for a reason

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #18: July 26, 2005, 07:35:14 PM »
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Clipped from BPG (posted by JMad):


"and here comes Foam Finger Waver #1.

Jesus H. Christ, I don't WANT your personal ambassador to be fired.

respond to the guy who suggested it, don't say anything to me.

come off it already
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 :lol:


oh yeah.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #19: July 26, 2005, 07:35:27 PM »
Glad to see Jose's in the game...must not be Nick Johnson bruise.   :P

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« Reply #20: July 26, 2005, 07:36:10 PM »
where is PRESTON

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« Reply #21: July 26, 2005, 07:36:41 PM »
Looks like we've got the "A" team starting tonight .... woooo hoooo!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #22: July 26, 2005, 07:37:39 PM »
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where is PRESTON


Ryan Church is getting his "showcase" time...getting him ready to be traded.   :wink:

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« Reply #23: July 26, 2005, 07:38:53 PM »
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Quote from: "Jerspos"
where is PRESTON


Ryan Church is getting his "showcase" time...getting him ready to be traded.   :wink:


or maybe they are getting him used to Playing center for when they trade Wilky.

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« Reply #24: July 26, 2005, 07:39:30 PM »
Two of baseball's best hitting pitchers starting tonight.