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Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Topic Start: August 09, 2005, 03:46:11 PM »
Game Time: 8:05 PM


John Patterson, RHP (5-3, 2.42)
Patterson will face the Astros for the second time this season. On July 24, he pitched eight innings, gave up one run on six hits and struck out a career-high 10 batters. However, Patterson didn't figure in the decision as the Nationals lost the game, 4-1, in 14 innings. In his last start, Patterson pitched the best game of his career. He threw his first complete game and helped the Nationals blank the Dodgers, 7-0. Patterson (5-3) gave up just four hits, struck out a career-high 13 and walked none. The Dodgers had runners in scoring position only twice in the game.


Ezequiel Astacio, RHP (2-4, 6.33)
Astacio is coming off five shutout innings against the Diamondbacks in his last start on Wednesday. While that snapped a stretch of 22 straight games in which Houston starters have gone at least six innings, it still led to another team quality start and its ninth shutout. Astacio has won his last two decisions, and has allowed one run in his past 11 innings.

Starting Lineups:
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  Washington            Houston
1. Brandon Watson, LF    Willy Taveras, CF
2. Jose Vidro, 2B        Craig Biggio, 2B
3. Nick Johnson, 1B      Lance Berkman, LF
4. Vinny Castilla, 3B    Morgan Ensberg, 3B
5. Brad Wilkerson, CF    Mike Lamb, 1B
6. Preston Wilson, RF    Orlando Palmeiro, RF
7. Brian Schneider, C    Adam Everett, SS
8. Cristian Guzman, SS   Brad Ausmus, C
9. John Patterson, P     Ezequiel Astacio, P

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #1: August 09, 2005, 07:41:27 PM »
Here's to hoping for a BANG, ZOOM night for everybody!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #2: August 09, 2005, 07:45:03 PM »
do we have a lineup yet?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #3: August 09, 2005, 07:47:44 PM »
Brandon Watson's being interviewed on the pre-game show on Z104.  He'll be leading off tonight.  Now Schneider's on...he's back in the lineup.  That's very good.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #4: August 09, 2005, 07:59:36 PM »
hopefully Brandon can get on base a few times, and show some speed.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #5: August 09, 2005, 07:59:37 PM »
Here I am, the guy who a week ago was CONVINCED we'd win the World Series and now I'm just praying we can make the playoffs!!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #6: August 09, 2005, 08:07:11 PM »
And Watson's first at-bat in the majors: groundout.  At least he hit it...good luck to him.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #7: August 09, 2005, 08:07:23 PM »
Quote from: "Nationalzfanatic88"
Here I am, the guy who a week ago was CONVINCED we'd win the World Series and now I'm just praying we can make the playoffs!!


I'm even humbler than that.  I'm praying we can win this game.

Offline NatsCaps19

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #8: August 09, 2005, 08:08:37 PM »
double ZERO???? Are you kidding me?? MLB allows you to have 00 as your #?? Oh man thats awful.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #9: August 09, 2005, 08:10:44 PM »
And we go down in order, WHAT A SURPISE!!

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #10: August 09, 2005, 08:10:59 PM »
What's wrong with having double zero... Look at it as meaning OH OH for the other teams... :wink:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #11: August 09, 2005, 08:11:47 PM »
Quote from: "NatsCaps19"
double ZERO???? Are you kidding me?? MLB allows you to have 00 as your #?? Oh man thats awful.


Not exactly the number I would have chose for my major league debut either.   :?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #12: August 09, 2005, 08:12:33 PM »
Man, you people must be among the most pessimistic fans I've ever seen... Is there no positivity anywhere to be found in Nats Land?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #13: August 09, 2005, 08:12:51 PM »
at least Johnny P is on the mound.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #14: August 09, 2005, 08:13:21 PM »
Quote from: "Kenz aFan"
Man, you people must be among the most pessimistic fans I've ever seen... Is there no positivity anywhere to be found in Nats Land?


When ME of ALL PEOPLE is this pessismitic, you know there's something wrong!!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #15: August 09, 2005, 08:14:03 PM »
Quote from: "Kenz aFan"
What's wrong with having double zero... Look at it as meaning OH OH for the other teams... :wink:


more like- 0 HRs and 0 RBIs

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #16: August 09, 2005, 08:14:39 PM »
Quote from: "Kenz aFan"
Man, you people must be among the most pessimistic fans I've ever seen... Is there no positivity anywhere to be found in Nats Land?


Hey! Easy on the blanket statements there Kenz!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #17: August 09, 2005, 08:14:42 PM »
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Quote from: "Kenz aFan"
Man, you people must be among the most pessimistic fans I've ever seen... Is there no positivity anywhere to be found in Nats Land?


When ME of ALL PEOPLE is this pessismitic, you know there's something wrong!!


you can say that again.

Patty with 2 pitches, 2 outs.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #18: August 09, 2005, 08:15:38 PM »
1-2-3 for Johnny P in the first.

time to get the bats working.

Offline Nationalzfanatic88

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #19: August 09, 2005, 08:15:42 PM »
Really, the inning started??

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #20: August 09, 2005, 08:17:09 PM »
Stupid gameday, it just started the bottom of the first

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #21: August 09, 2005, 08:17:27 PM »
Nice short inning for John...are we headed for yet another low scoring pitch fest?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #22: August 09, 2005, 08:18:00 PM »
friggin Vinny swinging at the first pitch, as usual.

Offline Kenz aFan

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #23: August 09, 2005, 08:18:10 PM »
Low scoring is OK by me... that means we have a better chance of winning

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #24: August 09, 2005, 08:18:57 PM »
Not necessarily, remember we are 32-3 when scoring 5 runs or more