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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Topic Start: July 01, 2007, 12:01:06 PM »


July 1, 2007 - PNC Park, 1:35


Paul Maholm
4-10, 4.80 ERA

Mike Bacsik
1-5, 5.08 ERA
 

Rajai Davis (CF)
Jose Bautista (3B)
Freddy Sanchez (2B)
Xavier Nady (RF)
Jason Bay (LF)
Adam LaRoche (1B)
Ronny Paulino (C)
Jack Wilson (SS)
Paul Maholm (P)

Ryan Langerhans (CF)
Ronnie Belliard (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Ryan Church (LF)
Felipe Lopez (SS)
Brian Schneider (C)
Mike Bacsik (P)
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It was the slumping Braves who found some fire in their bats against Bacsik, who threw six innings and gave up five runs on eight hits against them on Wednesday. All the runs came on long balls. After the Nationals gave Bacsik a 1-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Langerhans, the Braves tied things up in the bottom of the inning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a home run over the center-field fence. The Braves took the lead in the fifth by scoring four runs. Saltalamacchia hit another homer. Five batters later, Andruw Jones hit a three-run shot.

Maholm was brilliant against the Marlins on Tuesday, scattering three hits and two runs in 7 2/3 innings to help Pittsburgh snap a five-game losing streak. Maholm allowed a single and a walk to lead off the game, then retired 23 of the next 24 hitters he faced. Maholm mixed speeds well and kept his breaking ball low. Pirates manager Jim Tracy said it conjured up images of Maholm's complete-game shutout of the Astros in April. Maholm has not faced the Nationals this year -- he earned a no decision in his only start against them last season after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Offline Kenz aFan

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #1: July 01, 2007, 12:11:51 PM »
I'm wondering, thinking out loud actually, (and please, that's all I'm doing) if by always placing the Nats as the home team (the team on the right), that doing that has jinxed them in some way... By placing the Nats as the home team, in most cases, the visiting team (the actual home team) has been winning (we're 16-25 on the road). I know this is all silly, but baseball is a game filled with habits and superstitions. Sometimes a little change in habits can turn things around.

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #2: July 01, 2007, 01:32:35 PM »
Uh huh, and you got on my case for worrying about the TV jinx ;)

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #3: July 01, 2007, 01:37:44 PM »
Nook is so damn worthless

Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #4: July 01, 2007, 01:39:13 PM »
In that picture Malholm looks a little bit like Fred Gwynne  :lol:

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #5: July 01, 2007, 01:40:28 PM »
Our offense looks worse and worse every day  :roll: The Hitters look absolutely lost

Offline expos96

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #6: July 01, 2007, 01:41:35 PM »
Goodevening or afternoon.
Hmm, 3 up, 3 outs.
On 8 pitches...

Let's see if Bacsik can be that efficient.

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #7: July 01, 2007, 01:45:17 PM »
That blows.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #8: July 01, 2007, 01:45:43 PM »
wow, embarrassing.. the Pirates hitter strikes out and gets on base

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #9: July 01, 2007, 01:46:09 PM »
Horrible break.

Offline expos96

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #10: July 01, 2007, 01:46:15 PM »
2 outs on 4 pitches. But his 8th pitch was too low.. 1 on base.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #11: July 01, 2007, 01:48:30 PM »
whew, glad we got out of that inning unscathed..

Offline expos96

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #12: July 01, 2007, 01:48:39 PM »
1-2-4 inning for Bacsik. Nice start.

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #13: July 01, 2007, 01:50:28 PM »
Young with another hit  :worship:

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #14: July 01, 2007, 01:51:29 PM »
Kearns grounds into a DP in 2 pitches.. Just a f*&^% embarrassment.  I'd bench his sorry ass

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #15: July 01, 2007, 01:52:37 PM »
This whole team minus Young is absolutely stupid... They never go to the opposite field.  They'd rather just roll over the ball and pull it to the left side.  Even Carpenter is livid

Offline expos96

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #16: July 01, 2007, 01:52:59 PM »
That's an 4 pitch inning...
And it started so good with a Young hit.
Come on Bacsik!

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #17: July 01, 2007, 01:55:19 PM »
Why do we let that dumbass idiot LaRoche kill us?  He is one of the worst hitters in baseball

Offline Kenz aFan

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #18: July 01, 2007, 01:57:09 PM »
Uh huh, and you got on my case for worrying about the TV jinx ;)

I worried about when you watch games on TV? Seriously, did I really, or was I making light of the whole thing?

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #19: July 01, 2007, 01:57:35 PM »
Everybody in this lineup should apologize to Dimitri.  This is what it's come to.

He's older, in far worse shape and since he's a diabetic, his eyes are probably worse than everyone else on the team but he can outhit the rest of the team in his sleep!

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #20: July 01, 2007, 01:58:27 PM »
nice decision to walk Wilson

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #21: July 01, 2007, 01:58:44 PM »
Kearns grounds into a DP in 2 pitches.. Just a f*&^% embarrassment.  I'd bench his sorry ass

I recall someone complaining about the state of our outfield last year and to his credit that problem has yet to show any sign of improving or heading in the right direction. We still need a CF that can at least hit his weight and I don't believe we can have Church and Kearns in the same lineuup and expect to succeed. To me they are almost the same player from opposite sides of the plate so we need to get replace one of them.

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #22: July 01, 2007, 01:58:50 PM »
Kearns grounds into a DP in 2 pitches.. Just a f*&^% embarrassment.  I'd bench his sorry ass

And replace him with your other favorite sorry ass, Robert Fick, right?

Offline PC

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #23: July 01, 2007, 01:59:22 PM »
This means get the pitcher out!!!

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Re: Nationals @ Pirates, Game 3
« Reply #24: July 01, 2007, 01:59:40 PM »
Everybody in this lineup should apologize to Dimitri.  This is what it's come to.

He's older, in far worse shape and since he's a diabetic, his eyes are probably worse than everyone else on the team but he can outhit the rest of the team in his sleep!

So why is it he can hit without everyone around him hitting yet RZ is excused because no one else around him is hitting?