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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Topic Start: April 11, 2008, 04:01:01 PM »
  Game Time: 7:35 pm    TV: MASN    Radio: WWWT 1500, 107.7 FM


Matt Chico
0-1, 5.56 ERA

Tim Hudson
1-0, 3.46 ERA

(SS) Cristian Guzman
(CF) Lastings Milledge
(3B) Ryan Zimmerman
(1B) Nick Johnson
(RF) Austin Kearns
(SC) Paul LoDuca
(2B) Ronnie Belliard
(LF) Felipe Lopez
(SP) Matt Chico

Kelly Johnson (2B)
Yunel Escobar (SS)
Chipper Jones (3B)
Mark Teixiera (1B)
Jeff Francouer (RF)
Brian McCann (SC)
Matt Diaz (LF)
Mark Kotsay (CF)
Tim Hudson (SP)

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Left-hander Matt Chico lasted six innings and gave up four of the five
runs. Bad mechanics had nothing to do with giving up the runs. He made
a couple of mental mistakes, according to pitching coach Randy St. Claire.
For whatever reason, Chico had problems with the bottom of the Cardinals'
batting order. In the second inning, Adam Wainwright and Cesar Izturis,
batting eighth and ninth, respectively, had RBI singles, while Yadier Molina,
a career .248 hitter, drove in two runs with a single in the next inning.
Chico didn't have any problems with meat of the order -- Brian Barton,
Rick Ankiel, Albert Pujols, Troy Glaus and Ryan Ludwick -- went a combined
2-for-14. The rest of the order -- Molina, Adam Kennedy, Wainwright and
Izturis -- went 5-for-10.


Hudson was undefeated against the Nationals last year, going 4-0 with a
0.60 ERA over 30 innings. He faced them on Opening Night in D.C., allowing
two runs on three hits over seven innings while striking out three, though
he got no decision in a game the Braves ultimately lost. After surrendering
two first-inning runs, he retired the final 19 Nationals he faced. He got a
win against the Mets on Saturday, going six innings and allowing three runs
while continuing to baffle hitters with his sinker.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #1: April 11, 2008, 04:44:35 PM »
Heh, I see what you did there ;)

Offline saltydad

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #2: April 11, 2008, 05:16:07 PM »
Well if it isn't Georgie Armstrong! Now all we need is Chief (Crazy Horse) as closer!

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #3: April 11, 2008, 05:44:54 PM »
Jesus is starting behind the plate tonight  :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #4: April 11, 2008, 06:04:08 PM »
I will be here during the 1st and 2nd intermissions, but that is all. :D

Hopefully Chico can locate tonight and our offense has smelled the smelling salts.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #5: April 11, 2008, 06:08:13 PM »
Interesting Stats:
  • The Nationals have lost 7 games in a row.
  • The Braves have lost 3 games in a row.
  • Atlanta is 0-4 on the road this season.
  • Matt Chico is 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA in his career against Atlanta.
  • Tim Hudson is 5-1 with a 1.25 ERA in his career against Washington.
  • Atlanta has scored 3 runs or fewer in 3 of their last 4 games.
  • Nationals strike out less than any team in the league with 5.1 per game.
  • Nationals have allowed the third most runs in the league at 5.3 runs per game.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #6: April 11, 2008, 06:10:42 PM »
We lead the league in doubles. :shock:

Offline Air Zimmerman

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #7: April 11, 2008, 06:46:25 PM »
alright, lets stop the bleeding and beat the braves tonight! GO NATS!

belly batting a little up in the lineup at 6th  :pimp:

Offline natsfan1a

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #8: April 11, 2008, 06:49:53 PM »
FYI, Sheinin just posted a lineup - without Lopez and Lo Duca. Braves lineup is as posted above.

WASHINGTON
Guzman, SS
Milledge, CF
Zimmerman, 3B
Johnson, 1B
Kearns, RF
Belliard, 2B
Flores, C
Harris, LF
Chico, P

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #9: April 11, 2008, 06:55:55 PM »
Manny finally held a closed-door team meeting today. Hope it works.

Offline natsfan1a

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #10: April 11, 2008, 06:56:30 PM »
Hope so.

Offline eagleskins

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #11: April 11, 2008, 06:58:50 PM »
Harris goes 0-4.  Book it.   

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #12: April 11, 2008, 07:01:48 PM »
Harris goes 0-4.  Book it.   
Maybe he'll be fired up to play against his old team? He is well overdue. 

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #13: April 11, 2008, 07:06:37 PM »
Is it rained out?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #14: April 11, 2008, 07:08:01 PM »
Is it rained out?

No. Most of the precip is north and west. 


Offline natsfan1a

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #15: April 11, 2008, 07:08:26 PM »
No, the start time is supposed to be 7:35.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #16: April 11, 2008, 07:29:18 PM »
Here we go nats... Lets end this losing streak and go on a different kind of streak

Offline Air Zimmerman

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #17: April 11, 2008, 07:33:08 PM »
living room is occupied, so it's back to following the game on yahoo!  :(

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #18: April 11, 2008, 07:37:31 PM »
91 MPH fastball from Chico

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #19: April 11, 2008, 07:37:54 PM »
I turned the game on for a sec and I saw a 91 mph fastball from Chico. :shock:

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #20: April 11, 2008, 07:38:51 PM »
Good start, Matt!

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #21: April 11, 2008, 07:38:57 PM »
Let's hope he's finally comfortable with his new mechanics.

Offline Air Zimmerman

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #22: April 11, 2008, 07:39:52 PM »
1-2-3 for chico

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #23: April 11, 2008, 07:41:35 PM »
living room is occupied, so it's back to following the game on yahoo!  :(
How are you watching the game on Yahoo?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #24: April 11, 2008, 07:44:32 PM »
Easy 1-2-3 start for Hudson.  :?