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Offline houston-nat

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Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Topic Start: August 06, 2012, 10:52:41 AM »
FLASHBACK DAY!


2012 Washington Nationals @ 2009 Washington Nationals
[6 August, 2012 - 8:05 PM Yankee Time - 7:05 PM True American Patriot Time - Minute Maid Park - Houston, Republic of Texas]
[TV, radio: yes]

The Ghosts of Washington Nationals Past
(36-73)

2B Brian Bixler*
1B Nick Johnson
3B Aaron Boone**
LF Elijah Dukes
CF Justin Maxwell*
RF Austin Kearns
C Wil Nieves
SS Anderson Hernandez**
RHP Garrett Mock*
(to be relieved by Brian Sanches*, Gustavo Chacin**, and Livan Hernandez**)
   The Washington Nationals Present
(65-43)

2B Steve Lombardozzi
RF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Michael Morse
1B Adam LaRoche
CF Jayson Werth
SS Danny Espinosa
C Kurt Suzuki
RHP Edwin Jackson


THESE LINEUPS ARE A WORK OF TENTATIVE FICTION
The real Astros starting pitcher is Dallas Keuchel

*real, actual current members of the Houston Astros organization
**became a real, actual member of the Houston Astros organization after departing Washington



Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #1: August 06, 2012, 10:54:52 AM »
Best game day thread of the seasaon

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #2: August 06, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »
Also on tap for tonight in the NL East - just one match:

19.05 - Phillies-Braves (Worley vs Sheets)

Travel day for Marlins and Mets - they open a three-match series at Schiti Field tomorrow

Offline Kevrock

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #3: August 06, 2012, 11:13:00 AM »
2009, gross.  :spaz:

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #4: August 06, 2012, 11:16:06 AM »
When does Guzman go to RF?

And Berkman swung, dammit!

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #5: August 06, 2012, 11:19:20 AM »
Our 2009 team is the worst I've ever seen...

Offline BigMeech

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #6: August 06, 2012, 11:22:02 AM »
If we don't sweep this series then someone needs to be fired.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #7: August 06, 2012, 11:23:42 AM »
Dallas Keuchel is the worst starter in baseball.

Has given up 22 runs over last 4 starts (0-4) with 16 BBs to 6 Ks. Even his minor league numbers are terrible. Gotta pick up this win tonight, Edwin needs to be simply good.

Offline Smithian

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #8: August 06, 2012, 11:30:09 AM »
Dallas Keuchel is the worst starter in baseball.
He was Arkansas's Sunday starter back in the day behind Nick Schmidt and Jess Todd. He isn't a high level prospect and Houston is a bad situation.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #9: August 06, 2012, 12:06:05 PM »
Quote
ATLANTA – The Astros acquired Houston native Garrett Mock from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for future considerations.

Mock, who went to North Shore High School and the University of Houston, will report to Class AAA Oklahoma City. He had been pitching for the Red Sox’ Class AAA club in Pawtucket, which announced the trade. Mock had a 3.33 ERA in 35 appearances this year for the PawSox.
http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2012/08/03/astros-trade-for-uh-alum-garrett-mock/


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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #10: August 06, 2012, 01:14:25 PM »
When does Guzman go to RF?

And Berkman swung, dammit!

That was truly the day the 2010 season died.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #11: August 06, 2012, 01:27:12 PM »
If we don't sweep this series then someone needs to be fired.

Going to say that for every series :lol:?

Anyways great time to distance ourselves from Atlanta and closer to the Reds in the standings.

Though this is the start of a stretch of some awfully late games. The DVR will be my friend.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #12: August 06, 2012, 01:45:23 PM »
"@SBerthiaumeESPN: #Astros have lost 30 of 34. Elias says, last team to have 4 wins in 34 game stretch: 2004 DBacks who finished 51 & 111."

Lol

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #13: August 06, 2012, 02:09:41 PM »
That was truly the day the 2010 season died.
Were the "check swing" and "Guzman outfield error" the same game? I just remember that series being the one that dimmed all hope I had for a good 2010. Shortly after we brought up Strasburg but it was all over by then.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #14: August 06, 2012, 02:23:17 PM »
Were the "check swing" and "Guzman outfield error" the same game? I just remember that series being the one that dimmed all hope I had for a good 2010. Shortly after we brought up Strasburg but it was all over by then.


The 'check swing' was Game 2 and the 'Guzman error' was Game 4 of this four-match series (Nats won Game 1, the Astros the other three):

Game 2: http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=300601118
Game 4: http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=300603118

Offline Smithian

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #15: August 06, 2012, 02:26:59 PM »
The 'check swing' was Game 2 and the 'Guzman error' was Game 4 of this four-match series (Nats won Game 1, the Astros the other three):

Game 2: http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=300601118
Game 4: http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=300603118
I remember thinking that season had potential.

:hang:

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #16: August 06, 2012, 02:28:24 PM »
I remember thinking that season had potential.

:hang:

We all did.  25-20 start, why not have some optimism?

I will say this about the 2010 team: they were the beginning of the turnaround and felt like the first actual ML team in DC since at least '06.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #17: August 06, 2012, 02:30:08 PM »
We all did.  25-20 start, why not have some optimism?
If memory serves me right, we lost 5 in a row at that point, went down to Houston, took game one, and atleast I thought we would take 3 of 4, mash the Pirates, and soon enough Strasburg would be starting and we would make a run at .500.

I was wrong.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #18: August 06, 2012, 02:40:07 PM »
If memory serves me right, we lost 5 in a row at that point, went down to Houston, took game one, and atleast I thought we would take 3 of 4, mash the Pirates, and soon enough Strasburg would be starting and we would make a run at .500.

I was wrong.
I looked at the 2010 Gameday threads and identified the problem: for some reason I didn't start the GDTs during that Astros series.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #19: August 06, 2012, 02:46:48 PM »
Enron Field has always been a house of horrors for us.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #20: August 06, 2012, 02:47:40 PM »
We all did.  25-20 start, why not have some optimism?[...]


20-15 actually (full results: http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/schedule/_/name/wsh/year/2010/half/1/washington-nationals); in fact, the first match of that Astros away series (a 14-4 Nats win) would be the last time that season that the Nats would be at .500 (26-26).

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #21: August 06, 2012, 02:51:56 PM »
If memory serves me right, we lost 5 in a row at that point, went down to Houston, took game one, and atleast I thought we would take 3 of 4, mash the Pirates, and soon enough Strasburg would be starting and we would make a run at .500.

I was wrong.

Actually, we were both wrong.  The Nats were 20-15, not 25-20.  Still good.  They got to that point with a game 1 win in Colorado to start a 4-game series, then proceeded to lose the next three.  They lost the next 2 in STL to make it 5 straight losses.  They had a .500 homestand after that (capped off with a dramatic tenth-inning walkoff HR for Josh Willingham, damn I miss that guy), only to go on the west coast and drop 2 series against SD and SF. 

The series after that was against Houston, and yep, they crapped the bed.  They came home, Stras debuted, and the Nats swept the Pirates.  It looked like there was hope as they got within a game of .500 at that point, but little did any of us know that they wouldn't sniff .500 again that season even with St. Stephen in the fold.

It hurt that pretty much everyone else in the rotation turned into pumpkins.  Olsen, Atilano, and even Livo started struggling after decent-to-awesome starts to the year.  The rest of our starts were comprised of things like a debuting Yunesky Maya :spaz:, a still-recovering Jordan Zimmermann (by far his worst season/stint), and a befuddled John Lannan.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #22: August 06, 2012, 02:54:07 PM »
Enron Field has always been a house of horrors for us.

There are certain places where the Nats just have demons.  Colorado, Houston, and before recently San Diego have been some of the worst.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #23: August 06, 2012, 03:04:15 PM »
Enron Field has always been a house of horrors for us.

That's cause it's a crap hole. They can't move to the AL soon enough

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #24: August 06, 2012, 03:21:48 PM »
Remember that fat heckler Bubba dude right behind the Nats dugout who ended up getting tossed?

Living the stereotype.