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Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Topic Start: August 02, 2005, 01:33:20 PM »

Jeff Weaver, RHP (8-8, 4.59)


Esteban Loaiza, RHP (6-6, 3.54)

Game Time: 7:05 PM

MLB Scouting Report:
Weaver's last two starts haven't been very pretty (11 runs, four homers in 13 2/3 innings), so the Dodgers are hoping he hasn't hit the wall. He beat the Nationals back in early May with one of his better starts, striking out seven in six innings.

On Tuesday, Loaiza will face the Dodgers for the second time this season. The last time he faced them was on May 2. Loaiza pitched six innings and gave up one run on three hits as the Nationals won the game, 6-2. He struck out seven batters and walked three in the game. In his last start, Loaiza pitched six innings-plus and gave up three runs -- two earned -- but he didn't figure in the decision as the Nationals lost to the Braves, 4-3.

Starting Lineups:
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  Los Angeles            Washington
1. C?sar Izturis, SS      Brad Wilkerson, CF
2. Oscar Robles, 3B       Jose Vidro, 2B
3. Milton Bradley, CF     Jose Guillen, RF
4. Jeff Kent, 2B          Nick Johnson, 1B
5. Jose Valentin, LF      Vinny Castilla, 3B
6. Jason Phillips, 1B     Preston Wilson, LF
7. Dioner Navarro, C      Brian Schneider, C
8. Jason Repko, RF        Cristian Guzman, SS
9. Jeff Weaver, P         Esteban Loaiza, P

Offline tomterp

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #1: August 02, 2005, 02:08:49 PM »
If ever a matchup promised to be an easy win, this would be it.  However, we haven't exactly been pounding ANY pitchers lately, not even the mediocre to bad ones.

Reasons for optimism:

Nick Johnson is back, hitting on all cylinders.
We broke the losing spell, no monkey to carry around on our back.  
Guzman showed improvement - let's hope.
Bullpen should be sufficiently rested.

Go get 'em Nats!

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #2: August 02, 2005, 02:55:11 PM »
Games aren't won or lost because of pre game numbers. The Nats need to perform on the field. It would be nice if they all at once started hitting the caNatsus off the ball and give the fans something to help get that bandwagon loaded up again and keep it loaded until at least late October...

And yes, I made up the word caNatsus...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #3: August 02, 2005, 03:44:25 PM »
caNATSus - haha.

i'll be at the game tonight.

GO NATS!  

this is where we turn it around.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #4: August 02, 2005, 06:57:01 PM »
We can DO this.  Now's the time to get back in the saddle again.  Wild card, NL East or bust.  Let's go NATS!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #5: August 02, 2005, 07:08:06 PM »
26 more outs to go

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« Reply #6: August 02, 2005, 07:16:55 PM »
Good double play, Jose!

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« Reply #7: August 02, 2005, 07:17:36 PM »
And now we're down 1-0.

Offline esoteric

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #8: August 02, 2005, 07:18:14 PM »
Great.  A baserunning error and a fielding error within the span of one inning from Mr. Vidro.

Remind me why I should be patient with this guy?

edit: Okay, well he did turn the double play.

Offline hillnat

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #9: August 02, 2005, 07:32:35 PM »
nice strikeout

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #10: August 02, 2005, 07:34:59 PM »
thats a beaner

Offline esoteric

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #11: August 02, 2005, 07:37:46 PM »
GUZMAN GETS ANOTHER HIT???!?!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #12: August 02, 2005, 07:37:48 PM »
Guz got a hit!!!

Offline hillnat

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #13: August 02, 2005, 07:38:17 PM »
Did Guzman just have a good at bat?  Looked like he fouled a bunch off and then singled.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #14: August 02, 2005, 07:39:19 PM »
Quote from: "hillnat"
Did Guzman just have a good at bat?  Looked like he fouled a bunch off and then singled.


Indeed, that's exactly what he did.  He made the pitcher work hard then hit off of him!  A textbook at-bat!

From GUZMAN.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #15: August 02, 2005, 07:41:17 PM »
We got two men on, at the bottom of the lineup.  We really need to score here!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #16: August 02, 2005, 07:41:51 PM »
Why do I get the sinking feeling we won't?  Wilkerson and Vidro up...not gonna happen.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #17: August 02, 2005, 07:42:50 PM »
OH YEAH I WAS THE BEST KIND OF WRONG.


WILKY TRIPLES IT UP! 2-1 NATS.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #18: August 02, 2005, 07:43:25 PM »
Quote from: "esoteric"
Why do I get the sinking feeling we won't?  Wilkerson and Vidro up...not gonna happen.


And Wilkerson triples!!!

Offline joabee

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #19: August 02, 2005, 07:43:37 PM »
Way to go Wilkerson! Lets go nats!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #20: August 02, 2005, 07:44:16 PM »
C'mon, Jose...give us some timely hitting here...

edit: Damn.

Offline PC

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #21: August 02, 2005, 07:44:32 PM »
Do not strand Wilkerson at 3rd, Jose!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #22: August 02, 2005, 07:45:10 PM »
Way to be clutch, Jose!!!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #23: August 02, 2005, 07:45:43 PM »
that just ended Guillen's .300 avg.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #24: August 02, 2005, 07:46:45 PM »
Jose has hit into a double play and stranded a player at 3rd, in two at bats.