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Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Topic Start: August 03, 2005, 04:32:59 PM »

D.J. Houlton, RHP (4-4, 5.70)


Tony Armas, RHP (5-5, 4.83)

Game Time: 7:05 PM

MLB Scouting Report:
Houlton's first-inning wobbles appear to be more than a statistical curiosity, as opponents have opened his last seven starts with runs. He tends to find a rhythm in the middle innings, but by then he is in a hole. He is winless since June 27.

Armas will face the Dodgers for the fifth time in his career. He is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA against them. In his last start, Armas pitched six innings and give up four runs on six hits against the Marlins, who defeated the Nationals, 4-3. He struck out only one batter, but walked four. Armas ended up throwing 112 pitches, 60 of them for strikes.

Starting Lineups:
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  Los Angeles             Washington
1. Cesar 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       Gary Bennett, C
8. Jason Repko, RF         Cristian Guzman, SS
9. D.J. Houlton, P         Tony Armas, P

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #1: August 03, 2005, 06:47:49 PM »
Let's have a BANG - ZOOM night please!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #2: August 03, 2005, 06:57:02 PM »
Quote from: "Senators2005"
Let's have a BANG - ZOOM night please!


Gotta happen sooner or later...doesn't it?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #3: August 03, 2005, 07:17:11 PM »
Can you feel those rumblings?

[rrrruummmbbbble]

I said, can you FEEL THOSE RUMBLINGS?

[RRRRRUUUUUMMMMBBBLLLE]

Ladies and gentlemen, I have felt the tremors, and now I am certain: Mt. Guuuz is about to explode.  Bang!  Zoom!  

Tonight he hits for the cycle.

Offline joabee

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #4: August 03, 2005, 07:18:23 PM »
Good start. Lets score some early runs!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #5: August 03, 2005, 07:20:07 PM »
Quote from: "esoteric"
Can you feel those rumblings?

[rrrruummmbbbble]

I said, can you FEEL THOSE RUMBLINGS?

[RRRRRUUUUUMMMMBBBLLLE]

Ladies and gentlemen, I have felt the tremors, and now I am certain: Mt. Guuuz is about to explode.  Bang!  Zoom!  

Tonight he hits for the cycle.

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
I hear ya!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #6: August 03, 2005, 07:23:44 PM »
Guillen pops up and fails to score the runner....AGAIN!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #7: August 03, 2005, 07:23:55 PM »
I like that call...sending Wilkerson after Navarro's missed throw yesterday.  I would be pressing the Dodgers for stolen bases all game long.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #8: August 03, 2005, 07:24:32 PM »
Nick, bring Brad home!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #9: August 03, 2005, 07:26:04 PM »
Stranded at third...

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #10: August 03, 2005, 07:26:15 PM »
If there's one thing we kick ass at...it's leaving RISP.   :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #11: August 03, 2005, 07:26:29 PM »
Well that's the Nats for you: runner on 3rd with only 1 out, and of course we can't get him home.

You can tell the radio announcer is getting really irritated by it.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #12: August 03, 2005, 07:38:15 PM »
Way to hustle Preston.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #13: August 03, 2005, 07:40:27 PM »
K... on to the bottom of the 2nd.

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« Reply #14: August 03, 2005, 07:42:19 PM »
Armas pitch count is up to 44.  Houlton's is only 19.

We really need to make him work this inning.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #15: August 03, 2005, 07:44:59 PM »
DOUBLE for Wilson!

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« Reply #16: August 03, 2005, 07:45:08 PM »
And Castilla grounds out immediately.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #17: August 03, 2005, 07:49:02 PM »
Here comes Christian "THUNDERBAT" Guzman!   :lol:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #18: August 03, 2005, 07:50:16 PM »
Take some pitches Christian. Fouling the first ball is not a good sign.

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« Reply #19: August 03, 2005, 07:50:54 PM »
...Good God, he has swung at the first two pitches and is down 0-2!

Offline esoteric

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« Reply #20: August 03, 2005, 07:53:07 PM »
Great.  Wilson gets picked off.  Fan-friggin'-tastic.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #21: August 03, 2005, 07:53:54 PM »
Was Wilson trying to steal?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #22: August 03, 2005, 07:55:13 PM »
They should make an educational video for rookies showing the Washington Nationals since the All-Star Break.  It should be titled:

"The Many Different Ways to Defeat Yourself"

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #23: August 03, 2005, 07:59:01 PM »
Frank should make Wilson run laps for the rest of the game for that gaffe at 2nd.

I have no idea why we traded for this guy.  He is awful.

Offline Nationalzfanatic88

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 2
« Reply #24: August 03, 2005, 07:59:14 PM »
lets keep the faith here please, we're still taking the Division Title.