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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Topic Start: April 12, 2007, 04:33:12 PM »


April 12, 2007 - Turner Field, 7:35


John Smoltz
1-0, 3.75 ERA

Jason Bergmann
0-1, 9.82 ERA
 

Kelly Johnson (2B)
Edgar Renteria (SS)
Chipper Jones (3B)
Andruw Jones (CF)
Brian McCann (C)
Jeff Francouer (RF)
Scott Thorman (1B)
Ryan Langerhans (LF)
Tim Hudson (P)

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

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Ace John Smoltz  (1-0, 3.75 ERA) will make his third start of the season for Atlanta in the finale. He outdueled former teammate Tom Glavine  on Saturday, allowing two runs in six innings of a 5-3 win over New York.

The 39-year-old right-hander is 17-9 with a 2.69 ERA in 61 career appearances, including 34 starts, against the Nationals franchise. He went 2-2 with a 3.97 ERA in five starts against them last season.

Washington will counter with Jason Bergmann (0-1, 9.82), who is looking to rebound from a shaky season debut last Thursday. The right-hander needed 50 pitches to get out of the first inning and gave up four runs while walking six in 3 2-3 innings of a 4-3 loss to Arizona.

The outing was the 45th of Bergmann's career, but just his eighth start. He is 1-1 with a 3.78 ERA in eight career appearances against the Braves, including 0-1 with a 6.75 in two starts, both in Washington.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #1: April 12, 2007, 04:52:18 PM »
OK fine delete my thread, but if we lose again I'm blaming you! :lol:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #2: April 12, 2007, 04:57:46 PM »
OK fine delete my thread, but if we lose again I'm blaming you! :lol:

Which is why Murphy's Law will now officially proclaim the Nationals the winner.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #3: April 12, 2007, 06:27:10 PM »
I have Smoltz active in the Forum's Fantasy Head-to-Head league. 

On the other hand, Smoltz lost his first game against the Nationals in 2006 7-3.  He gave up 7 hits, including 2 HRs, in 5 innings, striking out 3 and walking nobody.  He lost 5 out of his first 6, before winning 5 straight. 

Bergmann... USE THE FORCE!


I will be perfectly happy if Smoltz pitches a no-hitter and a complete game, striking out 12 batters... only to LOSE 1-0 as the result of a few errors in the 10th inning....

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #4: April 12, 2007, 06:28:29 PM »
I only hope for competent play tonight... and a close game. Please, God, a close game.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #5: April 12, 2007, 06:32:36 PM »
Smoltz on the mound?  We're toast.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #6: April 12, 2007, 06:36:41 PM »
I have Smoltz active in the Forum's Fantasy Head-to-Head league. 

On the other hand, Smoltz lost his first game against the Nationals in 2006 7-3.  He gave up 7 hits, including 2 HRs, in 5 innings, striking out 3 and walking nobody.  He lost 5 out of his first 6, before winning 5 straight. 

Bergmann... USE THE FORCE!
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I will be perfectly happy if Smoltz pitches a no-hitter and a complete game, striking out 12 batters... only to LOSE 1-0 as the result of a few errors in the 10th inning....


To add on to that, the score in your game happens to be an astoundingly close 134.4 to 134.17, with n2p losing.

On the note of H2H Fantasy Baseball, I happen to be winning by 40 and ALL of my pitchers (except for Tom Gordon, closer) make starts before the week is over.  Boo-yah!

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #7: April 12, 2007, 06:39:17 PM »
Smoltz on the mound?  We're toast.

Yeah, we'll be Smoldering.

<Dear God, I'm sorry for that horribly horrible pun.>

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #8: April 12, 2007, 07:05:53 PM »
You need to change Bergmann's mug shot:


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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #9: April 12, 2007, 07:08:15 PM »
Come on Nats, Tonight is the Night when we get back on track.  If Bergmann can manage to give up 3 runs or less in 6 innings I think we will Win this game someway, somehow. 

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #10: April 12, 2007, 07:18:03 PM »
Come on Nats, Tonight is the Night when we get back on track.  If Bergmann can manage to give up 3 runs or less in 6 innings I think we will Win this game someway, somehow. 

I didn't know we had a track to get back on :lol:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #11: April 12, 2007, 07:18:23 PM »
Is Ronnie Belliard hispanic?  Charlie just interviewed him for the pre-game show and he sounded like he was from latin america - I thought he was african american?!  :shock:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #12: April 12, 2007, 07:19:58 PM »
You need to change Bergmann's mug shot:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #13: April 12, 2007, 07:22:13 PM »
Come on Nats, Tonight is the Night when we get back on track.  If Bergmann can manage to give up 3 runs or less in 6 innings I think we will Win this game someway, somehow. 


What's the over/under that he'll give up 3 in the first inning?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #14: April 12, 2007, 07:24:30 PM »
What's the over/under that he'll give up 3 in the first inning?



Well, if he gives up more than three, the Nationals will lose.  So I'll say under.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #15: April 12, 2007, 07:24:44 PM »
Is Ronnie Belliard hispanic?  Charlie just interviewed him for the pre-game show and he sounded like he was from latin america - I thought he was african american?!  :shock:


Yes he is. I believe he is Dominican.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #16: April 12, 2007, 07:27:47 PM »

Yes he is. I believe he is Dominican.
Yeah I just looked him up on the roster page...says he was born in the Bronx, went to High School in Miami and currently resides in the DR...I guess he's probably a mix of New York dad and Dominican mom.  Something like that.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #17: April 12, 2007, 07:29:23 PM »
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ROFLMAO you actually did it!  That's CLASSIC...2k6!  Hahahaha. 

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #18: April 12, 2007, 07:34:05 PM »
The one girl near jason bergmann in that picture looks really familiar...

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #19: April 12, 2007, 07:36:28 PM »
First pitch thrown - let the slaughter begin.  Game ON at The Little Big Horn.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #20: April 12, 2007, 07:38:08 PM »
Do you think we'll get a hit before the 8th inning today?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #21: April 12, 2007, 07:41:25 PM »
Nice easy 15 pitch inning for Smoltz..  :nono:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #22: April 12, 2007, 07:42:08 PM »
Do you think we'll get a hit before the 8th inning today?
Yeah, maybe hit by pitch.   :roll:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #23: April 12, 2007, 07:42:58 PM »
Good AB by Ryan anyway...at least the top 1st lasted 5 minutes last this time. Yesterday I turned it on at 7:38 and it was already the commercial break .

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #24: April 12, 2007, 07:43:14 PM »
I think it'll be best if I just watch when the Nats are batting....maybe not.