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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Topic Start: September 07, 2007, 06:13:08 PM »
  Game Time: 7:35 pm    TV: MASN 2, WDCA    Radio: WTWP 1500, 107.7 FM


John Smoltz
12-7, 3.09 ERA

Joel Hanrahan
4-2, 5.14 ERA

(LF) Willie Harris
(2B) Kelly Johnson
(3B) Chipper Jones
(1B) Mark Teixiera
(SC) Brian McCann
(RF) Jeff Francouer
(CF) Andruw Jones
(SS) Yunel Escobar
(SP) John Smoltz

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

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Smoltz lost to former Atlanta teammate Tom Glavine on Sunday, falling to his good
friend for the first time in his career. Smoltz's line -- three runs allowed in seven
innings -- was one that's usually good enough to win, but Glavine was a hair better.
Smoltz lost his first start in August but rebounded to win his final two decisions of the
month. He'll be looking for similar results in September, and so will the Braves, who are
on the fringe of contention.


Hanrahan rebounded from his last outing against the Rockies and gave up one run on
one hit against the Giants on Saturday. He walked only one in the game. The one hit
came in the fifth inning when Pedro Feliz hit a home run. Hanrahan scored points by
showing manager Manny Acta that he can comeback from a rough outing and throw
strikes consistently.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #1: September 07, 2007, 06:40:25 PM »
Please throw strikes tonight, Joel.

If you're going to give up baserunners, FORCE THEM TO HIT THE BALL!!!

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #2: September 07, 2007, 07:10:28 PM »
Let's continue the hotness in Hotlanta

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #3: September 07, 2007, 07:13:43 PM »
I will be rooting for joel! he is nice guy! we were joking the night I met him. I was saying how I hate doing night shift at the hospital. I work 3 12hr shifts. and he chimed in and said hey works every 5 days or so! lol ! I told him he better do well or he might have to get another job!!! haha      all in all I really think these young guys are so grateful to be here! they are trying their best!   i just hope he can get us into the 6th inning with 2-3 runs max!   

we usually do well with the bats against smoltz!!!     


LETS GETTER DONE!!!

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #4: September 07, 2007, 07:20:51 PM »
Nats Lineup against Smoltz (Career):
Logan 1/1 (1.000)
Lopez 6/24 (.250)
Zimmerman 8/29 2 2B, 2 HR (.276)
Young 4/26 2 2B (.154)
Kearns 7/20 2 2B 1 3B 1 HR (.350)
Pena 0/5 (.000)
Belliard 2/14 (.143)
Schneider 6/36 2 2B (.167)
Hanrahan 0/0 (.000)

Overall: 36/155 (.232)

Offline 2k6nats

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #5: September 07, 2007, 07:23:38 PM »
A more accurate statement would be that we win against him.

Offline metssuck

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #6: September 07, 2007, 07:39:07 PM »
lol @ tha ballboy catching that. it wasn't catchable by harris anyway

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #7: September 07, 2007, 07:40:37 PM »
man am I sick of Lopez.. How many times is he going to strike out on that same pitch

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #8: September 07, 2007, 07:41:29 PM »
Zims has Smoltz shook

Offline metssuck

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #9: September 07, 2007, 07:42:10 PM »
That breaking ball looked pretty high

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #10: September 07, 2007, 07:42:28 PM »
Zims has Smoltz shook
correction: Smoltz has Zims shook.. John was just toying around with Ryan

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #11: September 07, 2007, 07:45:11 PM »
which joel harahran will we see tonite

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #12: September 07, 2007, 07:45:14 PM »
bullcrap.. that was strike 3.  Umps will never call 3 straight strikes though

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #13: September 07, 2007, 07:48:57 PM »
i really dislike Chipper Jones

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #14: September 07, 2007, 07:49:02 PM »
this ump is freaking Joel over big time.. predictable.  Dmitri should have had that though!  >:(

first pitch to Teixiera was a strike!

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #15: September 07, 2007, 07:49:24 PM »
screw you Larry

Offline 2k6nats

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #16: September 07, 2007, 07:49:51 PM »
Ughh, bad break.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #17: September 07, 2007, 07:53:44 PM »
whew.. unreal, first 2 outs recorded fast and then it ends up being a long inning because of Young's bad D and the ump's unwillingness to call a strike on Chipper because Chipper naged out the umps last week

Offline metssuck

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #18: September 07, 2007, 07:56:24 PM »
that stadium looks empty

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #19: September 07, 2007, 07:57:04 PM »
good job Dmitri.. FU Smoltz.  Him and Cox are a bunch of arrogant jerks

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #20: September 07, 2007, 07:59:26 PM »
Kearns swings at ball 3.. Smoltz on his way to a 10 K night with the way we are chasing pitches

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #21: September 07, 2007, 08:00:08 PM »
WMP and John SMmltz is a bad combination for tha nats.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #22: September 07, 2007, 08:01:07 PM »
WMP and John SMmltz is a bad combination for tha nats.
big understatement... I would have had a better chance of getting on base there

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #23: September 07, 2007, 08:01:22 PM »
I can see WMP goin 0-20 in a full season series against Smoltz

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #24: September 07, 2007, 08:03:12 PM »
Hopefully Lenny Harris or whoever helped Kearns can do tha same thing for WMP. It seems like Pitchers are attackig WMP like they attacked Kearns early on. Right on his hand or breaking ball outside