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Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Topic Start: July 29, 2005, 03:31:15 PM »

Tony Armas, RHP (5-4, 4.73)
Nationals (55-47)


Josh Beckett, RHP (9-6, 3.33)
Marlins (51-48)

Dolphins Stadium: 7:35 PM

Scouting Report:
Armas, who is looking to win his third consecutive decision, will face the Marlins for the 13th time in his career. He is 3-8 with a 5.07 ERA against them. In his last start, Armas pitched seven solid innings and gave up two runs on one hit against the Astros on Saturday. The Nationals won the game, 4-2.

In a successful return off his second DL stint, Beckett beat the Giants last Saturday, giving up two runs on four hits in six innings. Showing no signs of being bothered by his left oblique strain, Beckett struck out seven and didn't issue a walk. Beckett has 96 strikeouts in 102 2/3 innings. At home, Beckett is 6-2 with a 2.65 ERA.

Starting Lineups:
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  WASHINGTON              FLORIDA
1. Brad Wilkerson, CF      Juan Pierre, CF
2. Jose Vidro, 2B          Luis Castillo, 2B
3. Jose Guillen, RF        Jeff Conine, 1B
4. Nick Johnson, 1B        Miguel Cabrera, LF
5. Preston Wilson, LF      Paul Lo Duca, C
6. Vinny Castilla, 3B      Juan Encarnacion, RF
7. Brian Schneider, C      Mike Lowell, 3B
8. Cristian Guzman, SS     Damion Easley, SS
9. Tony Armas, P           Josh Beckett, P

Offline JMW IV

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #1: July 29, 2005, 04:44:39 PM »
this game is actually gonna be on TV!!!!!!

Offline rileyn

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #2: July 29, 2005, 04:52:13 PM »
Holy Crap, I go out of town for 5 days and we are now 3 games back in the division and tied for the WC.  I was unable to follow the games while away so I had to scrape and claw for any piece of info I could find about the debacle series vs. Atlanta.

I just read through the game threads and it is amazing how they all read almost identical to the last.  This stretch of wretched play must end TONIGHT!!!  

Wait a minute....what's that you say?  Tonights pitching matchup is Armas against Beckett?  Oh......well, there is always tomorrow.

(I'm joking of course, but the deck is stacked against us right now).

Offline rileyn

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #3: July 29, 2005, 04:53:29 PM »
Also, it's nice to see that we seem to have some new members contributing over the past few days.  That's a welcome sight.  Too bad we don't have new contributors at SS and 2B.

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #4: July 29, 2005, 06:33:06 PM »
lets go nats. armas, i hope u brought ur A game tonite, the chance of us winning against beckett is small...pitch well and maybe ull get more than 2 runs!!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #5: July 29, 2005, 06:42:57 PM »
I wont be posting on the game thread tonight...will be watching at the local watering hole with fellow Nat fans.  Let's hope Armas' got his A game tonight.  LETS GO NATS!

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #6: July 29, 2005, 06:43:26 PM »
The way they have been playing the last few weeks, no matter who's pitching for the other team, the chances have remained the same... If they play well and hit, they'll win...

Offline mjteggy05

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #7: July 29, 2005, 07:17:02 PM »
Seriously, the way this team has been hitting, i'd almost rather be facing a top caliber pitcher than a lousy one. That way, when we inveitably score only 2 or 3 runs, at least we didn't make joe schmoe look great in the process.

Offline JMW IV

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #8: July 29, 2005, 07:35:23 PM »
my comments will come inbetween innings, because my TV is in the other room.  (imagine that...WATCHING a Nats game!!!).

GO NATS!!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #9: July 29, 2005, 07:42:31 PM »
I just gotta know..

WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE SWINGING AT?

Offline PC

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #10: July 29, 2005, 07:44:37 PM »
Good job, Guz.

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #11: July 29, 2005, 07:45:00 PM »
screw you guzman, you suck.

Offline JMW IV

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #12: July 29, 2005, 07:47:03 PM »
jesus christ guzman.

saw the replay, and his glove was RIGHT THERE.  he just didn't scoop the ball up.

it looked like he LET it roll past him.

grrrr.

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #13: July 29, 2005, 07:49:29 PM »
Good evening folks .....

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #14: July 29, 2005, 07:52:09 PM »
if guzman had just made that first play, wed have two outs, and maybe could get out of the inning.

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #15: July 29, 2005, 07:53:39 PM »
Great .... bags loaded for the hot hitting LoDuca

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #16: July 29, 2005, 07:55:02 PM »
game over.

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #17: July 29, 2005, 07:55:21 PM »
Geesh

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #18: July 29, 2005, 07:56:04 PM »
if only guzman made the play...itd only be 2-0.

Offline rileyn

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #19: July 29, 2005, 08:01:22 PM »
THIS IS ALL ON GUZMAN.  How are the announcers not calling for his head???  There is no way that should have been ruled a hit.  It rolled right under his freaking glove and he just stood there with that crap eating, "what do you want from me?" look on his face.

If I was Frank I would have sent in Carroll at that very moment to replace him.  Guzman needs to be embarassed and showed up for having the worst year of any big leaguer I have ever seen.

If he is in the lineup tomorrow I will know that he has pictures of Frank and he is black mailing him.
I hate him!

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #20: July 29, 2005, 08:02:14 PM »
come on Armas!!!!!!

Offline rileyn

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #21: July 29, 2005, 08:02:34 PM »
Quote from: "Nats19"
if only guzman made the play...itd only be 2-0.


Wrong.  It would be 0-0.  That play totally unnerved Armas and made him pitch like a sissy nag, instead of going after them.  I hate Guzman.

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #22: July 29, 2005, 08:04:07 PM »
The Nats can't afford to have bad innings like this past one.  There is no room for error(s) (geesh) with this team.

Offline UMDNats

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #23: July 29, 2005, 08:04:08 PM »
Quote from: "rileyn"
Quote from: "Nats19"
if only guzman made the play...itd only be 2-0.


Wrong.  It would be 0-0.  That play totally unnerved Armas and made him pitch like a sissy nag, instead of going after them.  I hate Guzman.


your right.

i only hate guzman even more.

Offline carlfish

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 1
« Reply #24: July 29, 2005, 08:05:27 PM »
I don't hate Guzman .... and I wish he were in fact starting tonight!!!  In New Orleans!!!!