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Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Topic Start: April 17, 2007, 06:15:16 PM »


April 17, 2007 - RFK Stadium, 7:05


John Smoltz
1-1, 3.15 ERA

Jerome Williams
0-2, 4.91 ERA
 

Kelly Johnson (2B)
Edgar Renteria (SS)
Chipper Jones (3B)
Andruw Jones (CF)
Jeff Francouer (RF)
Brian McCann (C)
Matt Diaz (LF)
Craig Wilson (1B)
Chuck James (P)

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

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Smoltz (1-1, 3.15 ERA) pitched two-hit shutout ball through seven innings at home against Washington last Thursday, but the Nationals scored against him twice in the eighth for the only runs of their 2-0 victory. Smoltz suffered the loss despite holding his opponent to three runs or fewer for his seventh straight start, dating to last September.

Jerome Williams (0-2, 4.91) will get the start for Washington. The right-hander took the loss at Atlanta last Wednesday, when he allowed two runs in five innings of an 8-3 Nationals defeat. He has not received any runs of support during either of his outings this season.

Williams is 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA in four career starts against the Braves.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #1: April 17, 2007, 06:55:16 PM »
Since I can't really consider a 2 game series a sweep, ill define it as a dusting. So, Go Nationals and dust the Braves!


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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #2: April 17, 2007, 07:03:06 PM »
I really don't see any way we pull this one out.  Smoltz should shut us down again and our starters are long overdue to get shelled.  I have a feeling Williams will get knocked out early.  It will be awesome if we win but I'm content with splitting the series. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #3: April 17, 2007, 07:07:59 PM »
Looks like my prediction will hold true.. Schneider can't throw for **** anymore. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #4: April 17, 2007, 07:10:12 PM »
I really don't see any way we pull this one out.  Smoltz should shut us down again and our starters are long overdue to get shelled.  I have a feeling Williams will get knocked out early.  It will be awesome if we win but I'm content with splitting the series. 
I thought the same thing when Smoltz went up against Bergmann last week...but we know how that turned out!   :D

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #5: April 17, 2007, 07:11:31 PM »
ugh...1-0 Squaws.  Not a good start.   :(

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #6: April 17, 2007, 07:11:37 PM »
I thought the same thing when Smoltz went up against Bergmann last week...but we know how that turned out!   :D
I am such a genius... Williams is getting rocked just like I predicted.  The Nats will be very lucky not to lose by 5+ runs tonight

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #7: April 17, 2007, 07:11:51 PM »
Wow, Braves on top 1-0.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #8: April 17, 2007, 07:12:52 PM »
has he thrown anyone out this year?
Looks like my prediction will hold true.. Schneider can't throw for **** anymore. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #9: April 17, 2007, 07:13:30 PM »
oh boy...now runners at the corners with still nobody out   :'(

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #10: April 17, 2007, 07:13:55 PM »
I should have played the lottery.. 3 straight hits for the Braves.  This is exactly how I envisioned this game.  Jerome might pitch 2-3 innings before Speigner comes in. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #11: April 17, 2007, 07:14:03 PM »
First and third, no out.  Wow.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #12: April 17, 2007, 07:14:15 PM »
Jerome showing why he's always been a bust.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #13: April 17, 2007, 07:15:28 PM »
all around bad start to this game. 3 straight singles, a sb, an error and andruw jones up - ouch!

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #14: April 17, 2007, 07:16:06 PM »
FOUR straight singles.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #15: April 17, 2007, 07:16:19 PM »
Make that 4 straight hits.. Speigner might be in sooner than I expected.  It was only a matter of time before one of our starters got annihilated. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #16: April 17, 2007, 07:17:22 PM »
do we have any one else who can pitch 2nite or should we just assume that we're 4-10 and let him go 5 or 6 innings give up 20 hits and 14 earned runs?

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #17: April 17, 2007, 07:17:45 PM »
Man Williams certainly forgot to eat his Wheaties this morning...  :roll:

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #18: April 17, 2007, 07:18:24 PM »
LMAO.. Good old Jerome.  Yank him Manny, not that Speigner can do any better though.  When is Simmontachi coming off the DL?

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #19: April 17, 2007, 07:18:51 PM »
Historically the Nats have done pretty well against Smoltz so I don't consider this an automatic loss.  I agree that Williams is probably not going to help our cause much though, as he is already proving in the first :?

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #20: April 17, 2007, 07:19:04 PM »
2moro's another game

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #21: April 17, 2007, 07:19:24 PM »
do we have any one else who can pitch 2nite or should we just assume that we're 4-10 and let him go 5 or 6 innings give up 20 hits and 14 earned runs?
He'll pitch 2-3 innings and then we'll bring in Speigner in to throw 3-4.  Likely final score: 11-2

Edit:  WTF was Jerome thinking with that pitch to Francoeur?

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #22: April 17, 2007, 07:20:27 PM »
Jermone reminds me of Ramon Ortiz.  Same number.  Same result. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #23: April 17, 2007, 07:21:25 PM »
man, jerome is terrible.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 2
« Reply #24: April 17, 2007, 07:21:38 PM »
WOW _ AN OUT!!! and the announcers are saying that was not a good 1-2 pitch. which lets me wonder ... is Randy St. Claire really a good pitching coach? i mean when a guy makes a really stupid 1-2 pitch, you got to wonder ...