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Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Topic Start: April 05, 2007, 05:28:10 PM »


April 5, 2007 - RFK Stadium, 7:05


Edgar Gonzalez
0-0, 0.00 ERA

Jason Bergmann
0-0, 0.00 ERA
 

Eric Byrnes (RF)
Alberto Callaspo (SS)
Orlando Hudson (2B)
Chad Tracy (3B)
Scott Hairston (LF)
Conor Jackson (1B)
Chris Young (CF)
Chris Snyder (C)
Edgar Gonzalez (P)

Felipe Lopez (SS)
Kory Casto (LF)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Brian Schneider (C)
Ryan Church (CF)
Ronnie Belliard (2B)
Jason Bergmann (P)

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Edgar Gonzalez will take the mound for the Diamondbacks on Thursday. The right-hander earned the fourth spot in the rotation after going 5-0 with a 4.70 ERA in spring training.

"(He) pitched under a lot of pressure to win the job that he did, and he deserves to be pitching for us in the four spot," Arizona manager Bob Melvin told the team's Web site.

Nationals right-hander Jason Bergmann will match up with Gonzalez. Bergmann earned a spot in the rotation despite going 0-2 with a 5.03 ERA in 19 2-3 innings during spring training.

Bergmann went 0-2 with a 6.68 ERA in six starts and 23 relief appearances last season. He didn't receive a decision in two starts against Arizona last season, posting a 5.40 ERA over 10 innings. They were his first career appearances against the Diamondbacks.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #1: April 05, 2007, 05:31:58 PM »
We should have a chance to win this game considering that Arizona was playing in Colorado 24 hrs ago.  It all depends on how Bergmann pitches.  I'd say there is a 50% chance he gets rocked and a 50% chance he gives up 3 earned runs or less. 

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #2: April 05, 2007, 05:43:41 PM »
We should all be happy to have the game within reach after 5 innings. Hopefully, he makes mechanical adjustments after his last outing.

The expectations should be low for Jason. But, it is only his first start of the year too. This rotation didn't get the extended preparation, so they all may need a couple of rough outings to start. Even if Jay gets a quality start, he should not be declared our best pitcher. It's just way too early.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #3: April 05, 2007, 05:52:10 PM »
I be here again for my second gameday thread...like to think I brought some good luck yesterday...BELLY THE BEAST BABY!!!

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #4: April 05, 2007, 06:01:14 PM »
i have a good feeling about todays game....come on nats lets go win a series

Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #5: April 05, 2007, 06:06:08 PM »
It terrifies me every time Bergmann takes the mound but I feel good about tonight.  I won't be able to stay in here tonight due to visiting family but I will try and poke in once in awhile if I can.

GO NATS!!!

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #6: April 05, 2007, 06:07:45 PM »
Why is Bergmann pitching here?  This is the #4 slot.

Given the choice, I'd like to delay him for as long as possible.


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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #7: April 05, 2007, 06:14:05 PM »
What's the weather like up the for the game?

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #8: April 05, 2007, 06:15:09 PM »
go zimmerman! wooo!

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #9: April 05, 2007, 06:22:42 PM »
Go Bergie, Go Bergie, GGGGOooOOO  Bergieeeee!  I don't know why he's 4th in the rotation, but I'm looking forward to watching him tonight!  Lets tie up our record tonight!

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #10: April 05, 2007, 06:23:54 PM »
What's the weather like up the for the game?

It's going to be cold. Who knows what that will do. I'm still kind of amazed that Bergmann ended up in the 4th spot instead of Williams, but I assume that is because he is seen as being in there instead of Simontacchi.

I do like the matchup though. It isn't like the D'Backs are rolling out their ace tonight, so I am keeping fingers crossed. (Of course those may be in my pockets to keep warm at the game. Hopefully, the boys will give me a reason to clap alot.)

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #11: April 05, 2007, 06:25:01 PM »
Please tell me the dbacks aren't wearing those ripoff unis tonight...

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #12: April 05, 2007, 06:28:32 PM »
hahaha, is the anita mark show going to end ? soon?

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #13: April 05, 2007, 06:41:34 PM »
Please tell me the dbacks aren't wearing those ripoff unis tonight...

Those are home jerseys.  The away jerseys don't resemble the Nats unis very much.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #14: April 05, 2007, 06:47:41 PM »
Interesting.  The Nats have the exact same lineup as last night.  Hopefully we can get to the point where this happens more often.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #15: April 05, 2007, 07:01:47 PM »
Why is Bergmann pitching here?  This is the #4 slot.  Given the choice, I'd like to delay him for as long as possible.


I thought they would do that too.  Jerome Williams is pitching tommorrow.  Bergmann has always come across as the Nationals biggest project picher.  He strikes out a lot of batters and only walks half as many.  That gives him potential to become a solid starter - possibly better than other teams' #4 or #5 pitcher.  But he's given up a lot of HR's and ER's.  Let's hope he gets off to a good start...


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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #16: April 05, 2007, 07:06:29 PM »
Those are home jerseys.  The away jerseys don't resemble the Nats unis very much.

Never mind...

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #17: April 05, 2007, 07:08:52 PM »
Well, the no-hitter is broken up.   :|

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #18: April 05, 2007, 07:13:18 PM »
ugh.. Bergmann had Hudson down 0-2 and then walked him

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #19: April 05, 2007, 07:14:18 PM »
is it me or have the nats pitchers really been squeezed today and the past few days?

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #20: April 05, 2007, 07:15:08 PM »
is it me or have the nats pitchers really been squeezed today and the past few days?
Rightfully so with the way they are pitching.  Bergmann is a disaster.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #21: April 05, 2007, 07:15:39 PM »
 :bang: :spaz: :doh: :glug: :hang: :rant: :nono:

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #22: April 05, 2007, 07:15:48 PM »
Bases loaded.  :roll:

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #23: April 05, 2007, 07:16:04 PM »
Two walks and a hit, one out  :nono:

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #24: April 05, 2007, 07:16:48 PM »
didn't take long for Bergmann to get into trouble