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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Topic Start: September 09, 2005, 06:44:48 PM »
Game Time: 7:05 PM


Esteban Loaiza, RHP (10-10, 3.62)
Loaiza will face the Braves for the fifth time this season. He is 0-1 with a 4.63 ERA against them. In his last start, Loaiza pitched on three days' rest for the second time this season, throwing eight innings and giving up one run on four hits against the Phillies. He matched his career high with 11 strikeouts. Loaiza set that personal high against the Phillies on April 27.


Horacio Ramirez, LHP (10-8, 4.52)
Ramirez has gone 2-1 with a 3.95 ERA and lasted at least seven innings in each of his past five starts. The southpaw has allowed 29 homers in 178 innings this year, and is 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA in three starts against the Nationals. He was credited with a win after limiting them to three runs in seven innings on Aug. 31.

Starting Lineups:
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1 Rafael Furcal, SS Brad Wilkerson, 1B
2 Marcus Giles, 2B Marlon Byrd, LF
3 Chipper Jones, 3B Jose Guillen, RF
4 Andruw Jones, CF Preston Wilson, CF
5 Adam LaRoche, 1B Vinny Castilla, 3B
6 Jeff Francoeur, RF  Gary Bennett, C
7 Johnny Estrada, C Deivi Cruz, 2B
8 Ryan Langerhans, LF Cristian Guzman, SS
9 Horacio Ramirez, P  Esteban Loaiza, P

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #1: September 09, 2005, 07:00:59 PM »
On paper this game is eminently winnable.  Unfortunately Guzman and Castilla are starting AGAIN instead of Short and Zimmerman.  And why is Schneider sitting during a big series like this?  I shall never know the arcane, inexplicable ways of FR.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #2: September 09, 2005, 07:09:06 PM »
Not to mention why does he keep putting in Cruz and Guzman at the same time?  What a waste of space.  Cruz was supposed to REPLACE Guzman, but he's not any better, so why the balls in hell would you put BOTH of them in at the same time?  :x  Is it any wonder we can't win games with lineups like this?  :roll:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #3: September 09, 2005, 07:10:41 PM »
Hey Eso!  Good evening.  Yes, I agree, what's up with these starters ..... How's the weather up there?

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #4: September 09, 2005, 07:13:06 PM »
As long as Andruw Jones is in the Braves lineup...we are never going to be comfortable with whatever lead we may get.   :?

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« Reply #5: September 09, 2005, 07:13:40 PM »
Cripes.

Bravos 1
daNats 0

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #6: September 09, 2005, 07:13:41 PM »
And just as I type this...behold...a run scoring double by Andruw Jones.   :roll:  Sometimes I hate being right all the time.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #7: September 09, 2005, 07:14:25 PM »
Quote from: "Senators2005"
As long as Andruw Jones is in the Braves lineup...we are never going to be comfortable with whatever lead we may get.   :?


No matter what the situation, I think walking him is the least risky move.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #8: September 09, 2005, 07:15:26 PM »
Quote from: "Senators2005"
And just as I type this...behold...a run scoring double by Andruw Jones.   :roll:  Sometimes I hate being right all the time.


See, I was right.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #9: September 09, 2005, 07:15:53 PM »
Squiggly A's 2
Squiggly W's 0

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #10: September 09, 2005, 07:16:47 PM »
We need to get those runs back immediately if we want to have any hope of keeping our bats alive.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #11: September 09, 2005, 07:16:58 PM »
Geezus...here we go  2-0 Braves...just like the last series we played them.   :cry:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #12: September 09, 2005, 07:17:37 PM »
Come on Bradley .....

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« Reply #13: September 09, 2005, 07:19:50 PM »
Brad would be a decent #6 or #7 hitter ......

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #14: September 09, 2005, 07:20:26 PM »
Quote from: "carlfish"
Brad would be a decent #6 or #7 hitter ......


Brad would be a decent ventilation fan.

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« Reply #15: September 09, 2005, 07:20:27 PM »
WooooooooooHoooooooooo!  Second life!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #16: September 09, 2005, 07:21:24 PM »
Quote from: "carlfish"
Hey Eso!  Good evening.  Yes, I agree, what's up with these starters ..... How's the weather up there?


Actually, it's hotter than I'd prefer!  None of the U of Chicago dorms have AC (I guess they think it's not necessary most of the year) and right now even though it's a pleasant 73 degrees or so outside, that translates to stuffy inside.  Thank god I brought my industrial fan.  BRING ON THE FALL!

And GOOO NATS!  DON'T EMBARRASS YOURSELVES!

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #17: September 09, 2005, 07:22:42 PM »
Gotta have that industrial fan.  As you might see above, maybe Wilkerson will be available in early October if you need to add a fan.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #18: September 09, 2005, 07:22:56 PM »
Quote from: "carlfish"
Gotta have that industrial fan.  As you might see above, maybe Wilkerson will be available in early October if you need to add a fan.


 :lol:

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« Reply #19: September 09, 2005, 07:23:24 PM »
Okay, Jose's gotta homer now!  

(Actually, we shouldn't encourage him...)

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« Reply #20: September 09, 2005, 07:23:50 PM »
Quote from: "carlfish"
Gotta have that industrial fan.  As you might see above, maybe Wilkerson will be available in early October if you need to add a fan.


Now that was funny.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #21: September 09, 2005, 07:24:50 PM »
And Byrd advances, robbing the DP possiblity!

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« Reply #22: September 09, 2005, 07:25:00 PM »
actually, it's not all that funny now is it .......

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #23: September 09, 2005, 07:25:39 PM »
Quote from: "carlfish"
actually, it's not all that funny now is it .......


depends on your perspective I suppose.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1 (W)
« Reply #24: September 09, 2005, 07:26:08 PM »
Byrd scooting like it's the 5th inning of a Little League game!