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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Topic Start: July 05, 2005, 10:13:30 PM »
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« Reply #1: July 05, 2005, 10:20:28 PM »
Nice set-up!  The Nats are kicking but t!  It's good to see Vidro back!

GO NATS!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #2: July 05, 2005, 10:22:53 PM »
yeah, his first two at bats had me wondering how long it would take him to re-adjust, but his RBI double erased any doubt in my mind  :D

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #3: July 05, 2005, 11:00:57 PM »
Glavine and Hernandez tomorrow, should be quite a matchup!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #4: July 06, 2005, 12:16:04 AM »
So now what becomes of Junior Spivey? Do we trade him, or keep him as a backup? We've got a lot of infielders, and now Vidro's back. I hope we keep him, as I've always been a fan, even when he was with the Brewers

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #5: July 06, 2005, 09:36:02 AM »
Spivey's sticking around.  He's been a good backup, and we can give Vidro some nights off without regretting it.

I hope Marlon Byrd is in LF tonight.  He may be slumping, but we know he CAN hit, and he plays great defense.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #6: July 06, 2005, 11:10:04 AM »
Has anyone heard who will be starting first and left field tonight?

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Vidro/Spivey
« Reply #7: July 06, 2005, 11:33:51 AM »
We need to keep Spivey just in case Vidro's ankle doesn't hold.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #8: July 06, 2005, 02:16:30 PM »
Was there any comment after the game from Vidro about his race to the plate from second and the slide?  I was worried about that one.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #9: July 06, 2005, 03:02:26 PM »
Vidro said something about it.  said he was nervous when he slid, but felt good afterwards.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #10: July 06, 2005, 03:10:41 PM »
Game Preview From Nationals.com:

The Nationals try to win their second consecutive game as they take on the Mets at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on Wednesday night.

Livan Hernandez will get the start for the Nationals. He is looking to win his 12th consecutive decision. Hernandez will face the Mets for the third time this season. He is 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA against them.

In his last start, Hernandez pitched eight innings, giving up three runs on 10 hits against the Cubs. He struck out three and walked two to win his 11th straight decision.

Tuesday night marked the return of Jose Vidro, who missed two months of the season because of a high left ankle sprain and torn peroneal tendon outside the ankle. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI, but it was starter Esteban Loaiza who was the star of the game, as the Nationals edged the Mets, 3-2.

Pitching matchup
NYM: LHP Tom Glavine
? 5-7, 4.95 ERA in 2005
? 1-0, 1.29 ERA vs. WSH in 2005

WAS: RHP Livan Hernandez
? 12-2, 3.32 ERA in 2005
? 2-0, 2.40 vs. NYM in 2005

Player to watch
Outfielder Brad Wilkerson is hitting .337 (35-for-104) against left-handed pitching, but only 42-for-188 (.223) against right-handers. Wilkerson, who leads the team in strikeouts with 85, is hitting .264 with five home runs and 31 RBIs.

Quotable
"I was very emotional. I love this game. I love to be out there and put that uniform on. I wanted to get that win. It's a great feeling for me." -- Vidro, after playing his first game since May 4

On the Internet
 MLB.TV
 Gameday Audio
? Gameday
? Official game notes

On television
? NYM: MSG
? WSH: MASN

On radio
? NYM: WFAN 660-AM (English); WADO-AM (Spanish)
? WSH: Z104-FM; WFED 1050-AM

Quick hits
Washington is 30-11 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium . ... The Nationals are 4-4 against the Mets this season. ... Washington is 4-1 during the month of July. ... The Nationals are hitting .260 with 63 home runs and 328 RBIs, while the team ERA is 3.88. ... The Nationals' starters are 7-0 with a 2.70 ERA in their last 11 games.

On deck

? Thursday: vs. Mets, 1:05 p.m. ET
? Friday: at Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET
? Saturday: at Phillies, 1:20 p.m. ET

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #11: July 06, 2005, 06:16:00 PM »
Game on in about 45 minutes, time for this thread to build up some steam!  :twisted:

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #12: July 06, 2005, 06:55:07 PM »
does someone want to explain to me why wil cordero is batting cleanup???

he's been awful recently, why not bat him 8th to get some AB's??

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #13: July 06, 2005, 06:59:42 PM »
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does someone want to explain to me why wil cordero is batting cleanup???

he's been awful recently, why not bat him 8th to get some AB's??


Frank's just trying to give him as many ABs as possible while there are still people on the DL.  With any luck he'll start hitting, but who knows.  Obviously Frank believes this.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #14: July 06, 2005, 07:00:00 PM »
game in about 10 minutes now...lineups:

Mets:
    
    AB             Season Avg
J. Reyes ss      .258   
M. Cameron rf      .289   
C. Beltran cf      .262   
C. Floyd lf      .287   
D. Wright 3b      .293   
M. Anderson 1b   .302   
R. Castro c      .231   
M. Cairo 2b      .275   
T. Glavine p           .080

Nats:

    AB             Season Avg
B. Wilkerson cf   .264   
J. Vidro 2b      .288   
J. Guillen rf      .316   
W. Cordero 1b    .119   
V. Castilla 3b      .260   
M. Byrd lf             .256   
B. Schneider c    .271   
J. Carroll ss      .251   
L. Hernandez p   .167

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #15: July 06, 2005, 07:02:08 PM »
I think it comes down to the fact that Glavine is a lefty and Cordero hits righty. I mean they had Baerga batting cleanup yesterday, either that or Frank is just putting the 1st baseman in at cleanup regardless of whether or not it is Nick the stick, baerga, or cordero....

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #16: July 06, 2005, 07:03:23 PM »
Wil's been hitting a lot better lately.  He jumped about 100 BA points in two or three games before he got hurt; I only hope it continues.  Baerga would probably be the safer pick, but Wil's had a few doubles in the last week or so.  But yeah, cleanup is a bit optimistic.  Frank's got a huge Wil Cordero fetish and will play him whenever he's not hurt.  I'm not sure what's up with that, but I'm willing to give FR the benefit of the doubt.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #17: July 06, 2005, 07:04:08 PM »
Wilky, Vidro, Guillen - awesome

Cordero, Castilla, Byrd - what the...  ??

With those two playing on either side of him, I sincerely doubt Vinny is going to be able to get much done offensively tonight unless he takes one long.  I look forward to eating my words, though!  Byrd has been great defensively, and his swing was good for a while, too, but he needs to get out of this skid he's in.

Good to see Schneider in the game, I'm a big fan of him.  Carroll/Vidro/Cordero seems like a bizarre defensive setup to me, should be interesting to say the least.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #18: July 06, 2005, 07:06:52 PM »
Be back later with updates from Charlie and Dave....gotta go drop off a car at the shop.

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #19: July 06, 2005, 07:11:13 PM »
Ouch... so much for hoping that Livan would carry the lineup through.  Still 8 5/6 to go, though...

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #20: July 06, 2005, 07:13:04 PM »
oops - tough 1st inning

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #21: July 06, 2005, 07:21:15 PM »
Eh, 1 run.  We're the comback team don't forget ;)

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #22: July 06, 2005, 07:30:14 PM »
OK all I have is Gameday...  what is the matter with Livan?  He just walked Glavine?!

EDIT - PHEW!  Top 2nd is way too early for this kind of stress  :oops:

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #23: July 06, 2005, 07:33:30 PM »
Quote from: "The Chief"
OK all I have is Gameday...  what is the matter with Livan?  He just walked Glavine?!

EDIT - PHEW!  Top 2nd is way too early for this kind of stress  :oops:



im on gameday too. liv's really wants to pitch tonight, he doesnt want to leave te mound!!

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Gameday Thread: Nats vs. Mets, Game 3
« Reply #24: July 06, 2005, 07:37:54 PM »
Who would have thought Vinny'd be grounding into a double-play batting behind Cordero?  :lol:

EDIT - and now Byrd singles, too!  Guess I shouldn't quit my day job  :roll: