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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Topic Start: August 27, 2007, 09:33:06 PM »
   Game Time: 10:10 pm    TV: MASN    Radio: WTWP 1500, 107.7 FM


Derek Lowe
10-11, 3.47 ERA

Mike Bacsik
5-7, 4.61 ERA

(SS) Rafael Furcal
(CF) Juan Pierre
(RF) Matt Kemp
(2B) Jeff Kent
(LF) Andre Ethier
(SC) Russell Martin
(1B) James Loney
(3B) Ramon Martinez
(SP) Derek Lowe

Felipe Lopez (SS)
Nook Logan (CF)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Wily Mo Pena (LF)
Ronnie Belliard (2B)
Brian Schneider (SC)
Mike Bacsik (SP)

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Bacsik had a strong outing against the Astros but still lost on Wednesday. He went six innings
and allowed three runs on six hits and a walk, striking out four, but the Nats lost, 3-2.


After going eight starts without a win, Lowe has a two-game winning streak going. Even
if he's still bothered by a hip or groin problem, his sinker doesn't seem to be hampered,
as he's getting ground balls by the dozens. He's now reached double figures in victories
six consecutive years.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #1: August 27, 2007, 09:36:12 PM »
Lowe's won his last 3 appearances against the Nats, including that 5-0 game last time. Sinkerballer's are tough, especially when you don't have the best contact team out there. Hopefully we figure him out.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #2: August 27, 2007, 09:36:50 PM »
I look at that 10-11 record for Lowe and I have to hold out hope that, whatever all those teams have done to him to get those 11 losses, we can do too! :pray:

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #3: August 27, 2007, 09:38:00 PM »
Now I understand why ESPN is saying this; the Dodgers do really need a great hitter.  However, their entire lineup is very, very solid, and Bacsik will probably wear down, giving up 5 in 4 or something.  But I do think our relievers will have success tonite.  You heard all that here first.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #4: August 27, 2007, 09:42:52 PM »
Now I understand why ESPN is saying this; the Dodgers do really need a great hitter.  However, their entire lineup is very, very solid, and Bacsik will probably wear down, giving up 5 in 4 or something.  But I do think our relievers will have success tonite.  You heard all that here first.
You are sure going out on a limb.   :lol:

Anyways, the Fish lost yet again so we have another chance to move 2 games ahead of them. 

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #5: August 27, 2007, 09:44:26 PM »
Now I understand why ESPN is saying this; the Dodgers do really need a great hitter.  However, their entire lineup is very, very solid, and Bacsik will probably wear down, giving up 5 in 4 or something.  But I do think our relievers will have success tonite.  You heard all that here first.

Are you sure Kent is starting? He got hit near his face yesterday and looked a bit shook up.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #6: August 27, 2007, 09:45:45 PM »
Are you sure Kent is starting? He got hit near his face yesterday and looked a bit shook up.

Got the lineup from SI.com, I'm positive.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #7: August 27, 2007, 09:51:13 PM »
Those top three in their lineup could definitely be a problem. Speed seems to kill us.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #8: August 27, 2007, 09:51:56 PM »
I'm thinking we pull out a close 3-2 game.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #9: August 27, 2007, 09:57:29 PM »
BTW, the game is at 10:10 instead of 3:05 as previously indicated.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #10: August 27, 2007, 10:10:38 PM »
Sinkerballers have always owned this team for some reason.  Let's hope we can break out against Lowe tonight.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #11: August 27, 2007, 10:12:11 PM »
Sinkerballers have always owned this team for some reason.  Let's hope we can break out against Lowe tonight.

Yep, we've sucked against Webb, Lowe, etc.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #12: August 27, 2007, 10:12:41 PM »
Oh no!  Buckle up. Bascik's up tonight.  I like him personally, but think he's better in the bullpen and not as a starter.  He needs more work to be a starter.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #13: August 27, 2007, 10:12:51 PM »
And Felipe grounds out...more to follow...boring game...

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #14: August 27, 2007, 10:13:08 PM »
That pitch was way low.. terrible call

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #15: August 27, 2007, 10:13:13 PM »
Oh no!  Buckle up. Bascik's up tonight.  I like him personally, but think he's better in the bullpen and not as a starter.  He needs more work to be a starter.

I think he's better in the minors :?

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #16: August 27, 2007, 10:13:28 PM »
We need a high strike zone, tonight.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #17: August 27, 2007, 10:14:00 PM »
Two quick ones for Lowe.  I remember him with the Red Sox when I was a fan...I always considered him mediocre.  Now I feel differently.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #18: August 27, 2007, 10:14:03 PM »
nice easy start for Lowe..

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #19: August 27, 2007, 10:14:19 PM »
Ground outs...

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #20: August 27, 2007, 10:14:26 PM »
We need a high strike zone, tonight.

And especially no bullcrap low calls.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #21: August 27, 2007, 10:16:13 PM »
I'm psyched...I get to listen to Vin Scully call the game on MLB.TV.  Scully is the greatest baseball announcer of all-time IMO.  Although he annoyed me by saying that F-Lo and Zimmerman were both "robbed of base hits".  Bull crap, don't wet yourself because your IFers made plays on grounders...

But he's still awesome :lol:

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #22: August 27, 2007, 10:17:35 PM »
leadoff walk... that is such bull****

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #23: August 27, 2007, 10:18:23 PM »
Wow, Bacsik is the fourth lowest pitcher in terms of walk per 9.  First three: CC Sabathia, Johan Santana, Mark Buerhle.

And of course he walks the first man.

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Re: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #24: August 27, 2007, 10:18:55 PM »
Wow, Bacsik is the fourth lowest pitcher in terms of walk per 9.  First three: CC Sabathia, Johan Santana, Mark Buerhle.

And of course he walks the first man.

Whoops, forgot to knock on wood, Bacsik will walk guys now :lol: