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Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Topic Start: May 16, 2007, 06:50:31 PM »


May 16, 2007 - RFK Stadium, 7:05


Kyle Davies
1-1, 5.35 ERA

Levale Speigner
1-0, 3.77 ERA
 

Kelly Johnson (2B)
Willie Harris (LF)
Edgar Renteria (SS)
Andruw Jones (CF)
Brian McCann (C)
Jeff Francouer (RF)
Scott Thorman (1B)
Chris Woodward (3B)
John Smoltz (P)

Felipe Lopez (SS)
Ronnie Belliard (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Ryan Church (CF)
Brian Schneider (C)
Ryan Langerhans (LF)
Jason Bergmann (P)

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Rookie Levale Speigner is the latest to take a turn in the rotation as the Nationals continue their four-game series Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves  at RFK Stadium.

The spate of injuries has forced Acta to use Speigner (1-0, 3.77 ERA) in the rotation. The rookie right-hander will be on a pitch count for this game according to his manager, but if his wildness carries over from his relief stints to his first major league start, the pitch count may be moot.

Braves starter Kyle Davies (1-1, 5.35) will try to win consecutive starts for just the third time in his career and the first time since July 30 and Aug. 4, 2005. The right-hander is coming off his best outing of the season, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates  to one run in seven innings of a 4-1 victory on Friday.

"My confidence is starting to get a little bit better and my pitching is a little bit better, and I think the two go hand in hand,'' said Davies, who hadn't won since beating Washington 6-1 on Sept. 18.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #1: May 16, 2007, 07:03:00 PM »
Huge game for the Nats.  They have to win one of the next 2 games and today's game looks slightly more winnable although both are doubtful because of injuries to our starting rotation.  Good luck Levale. 

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #2: May 16, 2007, 07:10:04 PM »
Predictable.. Speigner already getting rocked.  His stuff is so hittable. 

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #3: May 16, 2007, 07:10:10 PM »
Come on Levale.  Shut 'em down!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #4: May 16, 2007, 07:10:42 PM »
and so it begins....

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #5: May 16, 2007, 07:11:59 PM »
Great.. 2nd straight game we have lost in the first inning.  I don't know what anyone sees in Speigner.. He has pitched horrible all year, I don't care what the stats say. 

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #6: May 16, 2007, 07:12:00 PM »
This game was flushed down the toilet Saturday when it was announced this bum was starting.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #7: May 16, 2007, 07:12:57 PM »
Now we have to get to Davies.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #8: May 16, 2007, 07:13:26 PM »
i'm optimistic he'll settle down and go 4-5 innings with only 2 or 3 runs

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #9: May 16, 2007, 07:14:06 PM »
I'm a realist, and say L.S. goes 2.1 innings and gives up 4-5 runs.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #10: May 16, 2007, 07:14:51 PM »
get it poppin guz

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #11: May 16, 2007, 07:15:02 PM »
Over/Under 2.1 innings for L.S. tonight
I'll take the over but just because we cannot afford to burn through the pen again like yesterday.  He has to take one for the team and go a minimum of 5 innings. 

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #12: May 16, 2007, 07:15:32 PM »
Can anyone find the logic in why Fick continues to start @ 1B?!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #13: May 16, 2007, 07:15:32 PM »
lmao.. Offense picks up right where it left off yesterday.   :roll:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #14: May 16, 2007, 07:15:50 PM »
And the slaughter begins, 2-0.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #15: May 16, 2007, 07:17:40 PM »
Great hitting by Zim!!!! 2-1

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #16: May 16, 2007, 07:17:44 PM »
Belly should be an everyday starter.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #17: May 16, 2007, 07:18:27 PM »
Go Zimm!  2-1!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #18: May 16, 2007, 07:18:46 PM »
Zimmerman is god.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #19: May 16, 2007, 07:19:52 PM »
damn.. Church and Kearns come up empty

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #20: May 16, 2007, 07:19:53 PM »
come on AK, a hits a run.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #21: May 16, 2007, 07:20:11 PM »
Well, the no-hitters are broken up early tonight. :lol:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #22: May 16, 2007, 07:21:14 PM »
damn.. Church and Kearns come up empty

this is what sucks about following the game on Yahoo! You guys are way ahead of me, and i already know what happened before it happens. Runs lose their effect.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #23: May 16, 2007, 07:22:16 PM »
long out by Francoeur.. Speigner is so damn hittable

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #24: May 16, 2007, 07:22:26 PM »
Lets see if L.S. settles down.