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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Topic Start: September 08, 2005, 06:43:39 PM »
Game Time: 7:05PM EST

Marlins ( 74-65 )

Josh Beckett, RHP (12-8, 3.62)




Nationals ( 72-68 )

John Patterson, RHP (8-4, 2.44)



Scouting Report:
Seeking his first win since Aug. 18 against the Padres, Beckett has lost two of his last three starts, and comes off a no-decision in a game the Marlins won over the Mets. Beckett is on the verge of setting some season-best statistics. This will be start No. 26 for him, matching last year's total. And with 151 2/3 innings, he is about to pass the 156 2/3 innings he logged a year ago.

Patterson will face the Marlins for the fourth time this season. He is 0-2 with 2.37 ERA against them. In his last start, Patterson pitched 7 2/3 innings and giving up one run on five hits against the Phillies. He struck out eight batters and walked one. He didn't pick up the decision, but the Nationals won the game, 5-4, in 12 innings.

Starting Lineups:
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No. Florida               Washington
1  Luis Castillo, 2B     Brad Wilkerson, 1B
2  Jeremy Hermida, LF    Marlon Byrd, LF
3  Miguel Cabrera, 3B    Jose Guillen, RF
4  Carlos Delgado, 1B    Preston Wilson, CF
5  Juan Encarnacion, RF  Brian Schneider, C
6  Damion Easley, SS     Vinny Castilla, 3B
7  Juan Pierre, CF       Jamey Carroll, 2B
8  Matt Treanor, C       Cristian Guzman, SS
9  Josh Beckett, P       John Patterson, P

Offline Nationalzfanatic88

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #1: September 08, 2005, 06:48:25 PM »
Haha, I dont expect much posts for this one, or attendance, this was a very great season its a shame it has to end on such a sour note. Patterson deserves better on any other team he would be a CY Young Candidate. He's such a good guy too. God, I really hate our offense. I predict that Patterson will pitch wonderfully but either get a nodecision or a loss because of our offense. We were once 5.5 games up on Atlanta and they messed that up just because they cant hit the ball. I mean I would undertand if they had horrible pitching, bullpen and everything else but the ONLY PROBLEM is that they can hit. I dont think they understand how important these games are. Sorry, for rambling like this, it just upsets me how the Nats have wasted a solid starting rotation, bullpen and defense, all because they cant hit. It really breaks my heart

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #2: September 08, 2005, 06:53:15 PM »
I've noticed attendance at RFK and traffic on this site have been down lately.  What's the deal?  Even if you fully expect the Nats to sputter to the finish line, I think it's a pretty lame move by the fans to stop showing their support during the most crucial month of the season, especially when the team is still well within the running for the wild card.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #3: September 08, 2005, 07:02:23 PM »
it is lame

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #4: September 08, 2005, 07:11:19 PM »
Here's the deal:  the start of school is a big reason for a decline in attendance at baseball games once September rolls around.

And not posting here ad nauseam doesn't mean that we don't care about the team.

What's lame is making snap judgments.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #5: September 08, 2005, 07:19:05 PM »
Quote from: "Jayman77"
Here's the deal:  the start of school is a big reason for a decline in attendance at baseball games once September rolls around.

And not posting here ad nauseam doesn't mean that we don't care about the team.

What's lame is making snap judgments.


Also the Nats recent poor play has to be a big part, PATTERSON GIVES UP A RUN IN THE FIRST INNING, I officialy declare this game over!!!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #6: September 08, 2005, 07:22:46 PM »
Quote from: "Jayman77"
Here's the deal:  the start of school is a big reason for a decline in attendance at baseball games once September rolls around.

And not posting here ad nauseam doesn't mean that we don't care about the team.

What's lame is making snap judgments.


No need to take it so personally.  I'm thrilled that anyone posts here at all, I was referring mostly to the decrease in attendance.  I'm not judging anyone.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #7: September 08, 2005, 07:25:27 PM »
If we do not convert this leadoff triple, I believe I might eat my hat.

Haha. As soon as I reached for my hat to put it on, Guillen scored the runner.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #8: September 08, 2005, 07:29:26 PM »
Over, is it?  Not yet.  1-1.

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« Reply #9: September 08, 2005, 07:32:01 PM »
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Over, is it?  Not yet.  1-1.


fanatic is bipolar, he'll be calling for us to win the World Series again soon ;)

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #10: September 08, 2005, 07:33:27 PM »
True.  The screenname doesn't lie.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #11: September 08, 2005, 07:39:51 PM »
Quote from: "Nationalzfanatic88"
Quote from: "Jayman77"
Here's the deal:  the start of school is a big reason for a decline in attendance at baseball games once September rolls around.

And not posting here ad nauseam doesn't mean that we don't care about the team.

What's lame is making snap judgments.


Also the Nats recent poor play has to be a big part, PATTERSON GIVES UP A RUN IN THE FIRST INNING, I officialy declare this game over!!!


get a grip.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #12: September 08, 2005, 07:41:33 PM »
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Quote from: "Jayman77"
Over, is it?  Not yet.  1-1.


fanatic is bipolar, he'll be calling for us to win the World Series again soon ;)


oh, it comes with the territory. Sadly, being a teenager comes with being bipolar. But anyway, the only way I'll be calling for us to win the World Series is if they win today and sweep not win 2 of 3 but sweep the Braves. Just because I think they're gonna sputter to the end doesnt mean im still not a NATIONALZFANATIC!!! :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #13: September 08, 2005, 07:42:10 PM »
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Quote from: "Nationalzfanatic88"
Quote from: "Jayman77"
Here's the deal:  the start of school is a big reason for a decline in attendance at baseball games once September rolls around.

And not posting here ad nauseam doesn't mean that we don't care about the team.

What's lame is making snap judgments.


Also the Nats recent poor play has to be a big part, PATTERSON GIVES UP A RUN IN THE FIRST INNING, I officialy declare this game over!!!


get a grip.


lol, once again bipolar teenager talking jsut dismiss my negative comments

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #14: September 08, 2005, 07:46:03 PM »
Why is Castilla swinging at so many first pitches, lately?

What's wrong with him?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #15: September 08, 2005, 07:49:47 PM »
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Why is Castilla swinging at so many first pitches, lately?

What's wrong with him?


My guess is he's looking for those "easy" first pitch strikes down the heart of the plate.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #16: September 08, 2005, 07:50:52 PM »
Patterson is always nervous early.  If he can get out of this inning I bet he'll be golden for the rest of the game.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #17: September 08, 2005, 07:51:31 PM »
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Quote from: "PC"
Why is Castilla swinging at so many first pitches, lately?

What's wrong with him?


My guess is he's looking for those "easy" first pitch strikes down the heart of the plate.


Yet he keeps grounding or popping out.  How many times does it have to happen before he learns from it?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #18: September 08, 2005, 07:52:42 PM »
Quote from: "PC"
Why is Castilla swinging at so many first pitches, lately?

What's wrong with him?


He's not Ryan Zimmerman. That's his problem!!!  :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #19: September 08, 2005, 07:53:23 PM »
leadoff walk to the pitcher does no damage yet...

cabrera up.

got out of it. good job john.

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« Reply #20: September 08, 2005, 07:54:17 PM »
And Castilla popping out on the first pitch was particularly bad tonight.  Patterson's pitch count is already skyrocketing over Beckett's.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #21: September 08, 2005, 08:04:02 PM »

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« Reply #22: September 08, 2005, 08:06:13 PM »
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Whats this? Are you also converting to the Yankees? I've already joined

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4 (L)
« Reply #23: September 08, 2005, 08:06:15 PM »
lol

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« Reply #24: September 08, 2005, 08:06:44 PM »
double play! very nice guys.