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Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Topic Start: April 29, 2007, 10:28:02 AM »


April 29, 2007 - RFK Stadium, 1:35


John Maine
3-0, 1.71 ERA

Jerome Williams
0-1, 3.27 ERA
 

Jose Reyes (SS)
Paul Lo Duca (C)
Carlos Beltran (CF)
Carlos Delgado (1B)
David Wright (3B)
Moises Alou (LF)
Shawn Green (RF)
Jose Valentin (2B)
El Duque (P)

Felipe Lopez (SS)
Ronnie Belliard (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Ryan Church (CF)
Michael Restovich (LF)
Brian Schneider (C)
Shawn Hill (P)

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Maine (3-0, 1.71 ERA) has gone at least seven innings in three of his four starts after hitting that mark just twice in 16 games last season. He is coming off his longest start of the year Monday when he held Colorado to one run and seven hits over 7 2-3 innings while striking out five in a 6-1 win.

"I've been working hard on conditioning, things like that, and it's paid off,'' said Maine, who is 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA in four career starts versus the Nationals. "My goal coming into the season was going out there and pitching at least six innings each time out there. I had a tough time with that last year.''

Jason Bergmann (0-1, 3.27 ERA) is still searching for his first win as a starter with the Nationals. The right-hander has appeared in 48 games in his career, but is 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA in 11 starts.

He held Philadelphia to one earned run and three hits over six innings with five strikeouts, but didn't factor in the 6-3 defeat on Tuesday.

"Terrific outing," Natonals rookie manager Manny Acta told the team's official Web site. "He did a great job for us. We thought in that (sixth) inning, he was starting to lose it. We tried to take him out on a positive note."

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #1: April 29, 2007, 11:48:48 AM »
Another MASN2 game that I won't be able to see... >:(

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #2: April 29, 2007, 01:31:16 PM »
Maine is going to punish us just like Glavine did last night, maybe even worse.  Hopefully Bergmann will be able to keep the game close..

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #3: April 29, 2007, 01:36:47 PM »
Young is so dreadful and Reyes steals 2nd easily and then Jason walks Wright.. off to a good start

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #4: April 29, 2007, 01:39:51 PM »
Jerome Williams is pitching 2 days in a row according to the first post?  The picture looks more like Jay Bergmann...  Jesus Flores is starting again.  I have John Maine on both Forum fantasy teams, both picked up off waivers.  He came up through the Orioles organization and had horrible stats there (a requirement to be an Oriole now.)  He's been impressive with the Mets.


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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #5: April 29, 2007, 01:56:15 PM »
Please Nats, make Maine extend himself this inning!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #6: April 29, 2007, 01:56:53 PM »
Nice job Bergmann!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #7: April 29, 2007, 01:59:26 PM »
Looks like we are going to make Maine look like a Cy Young winner today.. predictable

edit: This team doesn't make sense.. We look at pitches right down the middle and swing at pitches in the dirt.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #8: April 29, 2007, 02:02:46 PM »
Nice walk Church.. ugh Flores pops up.  Why is our offense so horrible

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #9: April 29, 2007, 02:05:27 PM »
nice SB
flores pops out to end the inning

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #10: April 29, 2007, 02:06:21 PM »
At least they forced him to 19 pitches that inning...

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #11: April 29, 2007, 02:06:42 PM »
Church gets Steal #2 of the year, to improve his Extrapolation number.  Still needs more HRs.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #12: April 29, 2007, 02:08:44 PM »
Looks like we are going to make Maine look like a Cy Young winner today.. predictable
edit: This team doesn't make sense.. We look at pitches right down the middle and swing at pitches in the dirt.


Maine actually could be the 2007 Cy Young winner, if the Mats keep beating other teams.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #13: April 29, 2007, 02:08:58 PM »
Church with a great AB and a great steal...  Carpenter makes an interesting point about Church's OBP...  bat him leadoff?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #14: April 29, 2007, 02:10:08 PM »
And Reyes gets on again.. unreal

edit: This umpire is embarrassingly horrible

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #15: April 29, 2007, 02:10:11 PM »
What the hell is the ump looking at?  That was a strike!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #16: April 29, 2007, 02:10:49 PM »
LOL then the ump calls the next pitch which is even farther out a strike :roll:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #17: April 29, 2007, 02:14:17 PM »
Flores may not bat any better than Schneider, but he sure does seem to pick up where Schneider's arm left off.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #18: April 29, 2007, 02:15:07 PM »
Nice job Jason!  Please Nats, score runs

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #19: April 29, 2007, 02:17:08 PM »
Anyone know what our runs per game average is?  It can't possibly be any higher than 2 or 3 tops.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #20: April 29, 2007, 02:18:08 PM »
Good eye Snelling :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #21: April 29, 2007, 02:19:52 PM »
disgusting bunting

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #22: April 29, 2007, 02:20:15 PM »
Church with a great AB and a great steal...  Carpenter makes an interesting point about Church's OBP...  bat him leadoff?


I think that would be a bigger mistake than having Soriano bat leadoff last year.  Church isn't that fast, but he should get 10-15 steals per year (and he has shin splints right now.)  But he hits home runs and should have a LOT more RBIs if he were batting behind players who have both speed and a high OBP.  I'd bat Church 2nd or 3rd, so he gets to the plate in the 1st inning.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #23: April 29, 2007, 02:20:58 PM »
Sportsfan, people new to the forum who saw this thread might think *I* broke your heart :lol:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #24: April 29, 2007, 02:24:10 PM »
I think that would be a bigger mistake than having Soriano bat leadoff last year.  Church isn't that fast, but he should get 10-15 steals per year (and he has shin splints right now.)  But he hits home runs and should have a LOT more RBIs if he were batting behind players who have both speed and a high OBP.  I'd bat Church 2nd or 3rd, so he gets to the plate in the 1st inning.

I'm not saying it's what I'd do either, but it's an interesting idea...  Church never gets a pitch to hit right now because he's a hot hitter who bats before the junk bottom of the lineup, and they especially aren't gonna pitch to him if anyone's on base, so why not put him at leadoff.  After all we all remember what batting leadoff did for Soriano's numbers.  You don't seriously think Soriano would've gotten all those homers if he were batting 6th do you?