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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Topic Start: June 16, 2007, 11:31:52 AM »


June 16, 2007 - Rogers Centre, 1:07


Shaun Marcum
3-2, 3.53 ERA

Levale Speigner
2-2, 7.79 ERA
 

Alexis Rios (RF)
Vernon Wells (CF)
Matt Stairs (1B)
Troy Glaus (3B)
Frank Thomas (DH)
Gregg Zaun (C)
Aaron Hill (2B)
Adam Lind (LF)
John McDonald (SS)

Ronnie Belliard (SS)
Felipe Lopez (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (DH)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Ryan Church (LF)
Robert Fick (1B)
Jesus Flores (C)
Ryan Langerhans (CF)

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Speigner looks to build off his best outing in five starts this season, a 3-1 win on Saturday over his former organization. Selected from Minnesota in last December's Rule 5 Draft, Speigner allowed just two hits in a career-high six innings for his first career win as a starter. His first quality start was also the first time he allowed fewer than four earned runs as a starter. With his sinker working well, Speigner retired 15 of the final 17 batters he faced and didn't face more than four batters in any inning. He had a 14.44 ERA in his previous four starts.

Marcum continued his stellar run as a member of Toronto's rotation on Saturday, when he blanked the Dodgers for 6 2/3 innings en route to his third win of the year. The right-hander allowed seven hits, but escaped a handful of jams and finished with four strikeouts and no walks. In six turns as a starter, Marcum has gone 2-0 with a 2.34 ERA. He's tallied 28 strikeouts versus 12 walks in 34 2/3 innings over that span. Marcum has never faced Washington in his young career.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #1: June 16, 2007, 12:20:03 PM »
We gotta take this series. I didn't mind the Jays fans last night, but I sure didn't like them. They really know nothing about baseball. Anyways, hopefully Vale' has found the magic touch.

By the way even though we lost last night, i had an awesome time! I got all 4 of my favorite players autographs (Zimmerman, Nook, Belly, Jesus C) and I added Nicky J in there for good measure. My favorite by far was Belly. He was great. He flicked me a piece of bazooka just for the hell of it probably b/c i was a Nat fan. Then i yelled "Start Ronnie at first" after Young made an error, and he looked at me laughed and gave me a thumbs up. Ronnie is a cool guy, i really thought he'd be one of the players not open to autographs but he was one of the most fan friendly players at least to me.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #2: June 16, 2007, 12:21:40 PM »
I'm sort of not really contemplating going to the game tomorrow, since Belly always starts on Sundays. I probably won't though.

edit: What do ya know?! Belly is starting at SS today and batting LEAD-OFF! Nice job Manny!

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #3: June 16, 2007, 12:55:28 PM »
I like today's lineup, hopefully they can plate at least 5-6 runs. 

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #4: June 16, 2007, 12:57:45 PM »
More would be nicer, but 5 or 6 works... Thing is, Speigner still scares the bejezus outta me when he starts

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #5: June 16, 2007, 12:59:08 PM »
I like today's lineup, hopefully they can plate at least 5-6 runs. 

me too, minus Rob starting.

Another blurb from last night's experience, I really sympathize with Young. He was getting it from the fans about how fat he is and everything, and I just feel bad for the guy. I know  rip him too but last night it actually seem to bother him when someone said "You're to fat for first base Young". Good to see him having an awesome yr against all odds.

p.s. I'm not fat, I'm a skinny lanky 18 yr old.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #6: June 16, 2007, 01:00:54 PM »
More would be nicer, but 5 or 6 works... Thing is, Speigner still scares the bejezus outta me when he starts

If Vale has a start like he did vs the Twins i will put him a step up on the ladder atop of Bascik.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #7: June 16, 2007, 01:05:37 PM »
If Vale has a start like he did vs the Twins i will put him a step up on the ladder atop of Bascik.

LOL Speigner has had one quality start and you go gaga? At least Bacsic has had three QS in his six starts.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #8: June 16, 2007, 01:08:18 PM »
Lopez and Belliard strike out on a combined 7 pitches

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #9: June 16, 2007, 01:11:18 PM »
strikes out the side on 10 pitches  :hang: and we thought Halladay was tough..

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #10: June 16, 2007, 01:11:37 PM »
That might have been the worst half inning of the season!

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #11: June 16, 2007, 01:11:42 PM »
That was fast ...

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #12: June 16, 2007, 01:12:38 PM »
ya.. that sucked...

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #13: June 16, 2007, 01:12:58 PM »
LOL Speigner has had one quality start and you go gaga? At least Bacsic has had three QS in his six starts.

To be fair, is last two outings have actually been pretty good - the defense let him down big time the start before last - the bottom half of the first here will pretty much tell us how this game is going to go ....

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #14: June 16, 2007, 01:14:04 PM »
hanging slider on an 0-2 pitch.. absolutely freaking horrible. 

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #15: June 16, 2007, 01:14:06 PM »
OH MAN!

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #16: June 16, 2007, 01:15:11 PM »
Oh boy ... that was also fast

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #17: June 16, 2007, 01:15:23 PM »
I hope this is that piece of **** Levale's last start on this team.. He is a disaster  :roll:

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #18: June 16, 2007, 01:15:49 PM »
not the start i had in mind

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #19: June 16, 2007, 01:16:01 PM »
Could this inning possibly be any worse?

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #20: June 16, 2007, 01:16:50 PM »
Could this inning possibly be any worse?

Unfortunately, yes.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #21: June 16, 2007, 01:16:55 PM »
good DP

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #22: June 16, 2007, 01:17:00 PM »
NICE PLAY!!!

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #23: June 16, 2007, 01:17:00 PM »
alright, I'm going to enjoy the nice weather and play some b-ball. C-YA later all!

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #24: June 16, 2007, 01:17:04 PM »
That was a nice play!