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Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Topic Start: April 15, 2008, 04:39:07 PM »
   Game Time: 7:10 pm    TV: MASN    Radio: WWWT 1500, 107.7 FM


Odalis Perez
0-2, 4.91 ERA

Mike Pelfrey
1-0, 3.60 ERA

(SS) Cristian Guzman
(CF) Lastings Milledge
(3B) Ryan Zimmerman
(1B) Nick Johnson
(RF) Austin Kearns
(LF) Wily Mo Pena
(SC) Paul LoDuca
(2B) Ronnie Belliard
(SP) Odaliz Perez

Angel Pagan (LF)
Luis Castillo (2B)
David Wright (3B)
Carlos Beltran (CF)
Carlos Delgado (1B)
Ryan Church (RF)
Damian Easley (SS)
Brian Schneider (SC)
Mike Pelfrey (SP)

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It looked like Perez was going to help the Nationals get out of their funk
last week against the Marlins. Perez was staked to a 1-0 lead and cruising
during the first five innings, allowing just two hits. But the Marlins started
to get to him in the sixth. With one out, Hanley Ramirez scored the tying
run on single by Jeremy Hermida. Two batters later, Mike Jacobs singled
to put runners on first and second. Manny Acta took Perez out of the
game, and it was time for the bullpen to work its magic. On this day, the
relievers didn't get the job done and handed Perez the loss.


Pelfrey wasn't efficient, needing 100 pitches to complete five innings during
his season opener last Wednesday against the Phillies. But it was enough
for a victory, and enough, he said, to help him with a certain confidence
that he lacked last year. Pelfrey has faced the Nationals more than any
other team, posting a 1-1 record and 5.64 ERA in four career starts.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #1: April 15, 2008, 04:42:24 PM »
I modified the thread title, for some reason it wasn't showing up right.  I don't think it liked the @ symbol.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #2: April 15, 2008, 04:44:52 PM »
I modified the thread title, for some reason it wasn't showing up right.  I don't think it liked the @ symbol.

Nah, I just forgot to finish writing the title.  I'll change it back to @...

Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #3: April 15, 2008, 04:45:05 PM »
I like Nick Johnson back in the line-up.

But there are no squirrels so we are playing with fire here.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #4: April 15, 2008, 04:45:23 PM »
I like Nick Johnson back in the line-up.

But there are no squirrels so we are playing with fire here.

Whoops!  Fixing...

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #5: April 15, 2008, 04:47:30 PM »
no jose reyes leading off

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #8: April 15, 2008, 04:49:41 PM »
Injured.

i know.  just pointing out i like to see that.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #9: April 15, 2008, 05:01:02 PM »
The Chief should have created the thread. 
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We can only HOPE that SQUIRREL POWER will make the Mets SKID!



Milledge and Lo Duca return to Shea Ball Park while Church and Schneider face the Nationals.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #10: April 15, 2008, 05:09:42 PM »
Lo Duca will no doubt prove to everyone at Shea that we did indeed get the raw end of the deal if we compare catchers. Milledge might spark a few fireworks though.

At the moment it looks like our pitchers have a meltdown in the 6th after pitching 5 solid innings. It will be interesting if that happens tonight with Perez. For me, if this is becoming a frequent thing, why doesn't Manny warm up the arms in the bullpen earlier to protect against this? Anyhow, I'm confident of a victory tonight, because the confidence in the team will have improved after snapping a long losing streak, and the boys need no additional motivation than the first game between a rival at Shea.

Prediction - 6-4 Nationals, again we hold out after giving up a decent lead.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #11: April 15, 2008, 05:10:43 PM »
should be interesting to see these guys playing against their former teams

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #12: April 15, 2008, 05:12:53 PM »
Hopefully they'll get a good start on their 7.8 runs early and jump all over Pelfrey.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #13: April 15, 2008, 05:14:18 PM »
Perez is going to get killed.  Hopefully we can pile up some runs against one of their worst starters in Pelfrey.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #14: April 15, 2008, 05:15:39 PM »
At the moment it looks like our pitchers have a meltdown in the 6th after pitching 5 solid innings. It will be interesting if that happens tonight with Perez. For me, if this is becoming a frequent thing, why doesn't Manny warm up the arms in the bullpen earlier to protect against this?

It is not helpful when your pitchers only go 5 innings, as it puts an inordinate workload on the bullpen.  Ideally, we'd get minimum of 6 innings, and better yet, 7 from each starter, to ensure the 'pen is getting a fair but not excessive amount of innings.  Plus, warming up a pitcher at the start of the 6th has two potential downsides: for one, it is not showing confidence in your starter who has so far pitched 5 good innings, and more importantly, warming up relievers itself takes a toll on their long term endurance, so you typically don't warm guys up until the probability or criticality (is that a word?) of needing them reaches a certain ill defined threshold.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #15: April 15, 2008, 05:16:26 PM »
Hopefully they'll get a good start on their 7.8 runs early and jump all over Pelfrey.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #16: April 15, 2008, 05:18:46 PM »
Sportsfan', is that avatar the Zimmerman walkoff on Opening Day 2008, or from some other game?  If there's a bigger shot of it that includes the 5th row behind the plate, you would see a guy in a GORILLA SUIT there.  Still haven't seen a gorilla photo, (although CALSGR8 took one on the big scoreboard that hasn't been posted yet.)


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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #17: April 15, 2008, 05:20:54 PM »
Sportsfan', is that avatar the Zimmerman walkoff on Opening Day 2008, or from some other game? 

That's opening day '08, you can tell by the underarm pitcher Moylan (sp?)

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #18: April 15, 2008, 05:24:47 PM »
It is not helpful when your pitchers only go 5 innings, as it puts an inordinate workload on the bullpen.  Ideally, we'd get minimum of 6 innings, and better yet, 7 from each starter, to ensure the 'pen is getting a fair but not excessive amount of innings.  Plus, warming up a pitcher at the start of the 6th has two potential downsides: for one, it is not showing confidence in your starter who has so far pitched 5 good innings, and more importantly, warming up relievers itself takes a toll on their long term endurance, so you typically don't warm guys up until the probability or criticality (is that a word?) of needing them reaches a certain ill defined threshold.

Ahh, I see, so at the moment it is a problem that we cannot get more than 5 solid innings out of our pitchers. Identifying the problem is easy, its addressing it that seems to be an issue.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #19: April 15, 2008, 05:28:41 PM »
Ahh, I see, so at the moment it is a problem that we cannot get more than 5 solid innings out of our pitchers. Identifying the problem is easy, its addressing it that seems to be an issue.


Manager Manny Acta really babied the starting pitchers last year.  Had Matt Chico finished one more inning last week, maybe we would have won the game.  Manny regularly pulled him after 5 or 6 last year, never pressing him.



We had a fan from the United Kingdom early in the season two years ago.  He was up pretty late following live games.  When they started losing a lot, he stopped showing up.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #20: April 15, 2008, 05:35:04 PM »
Mets activated Duaner Sanchez off the DL this morning.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #21: April 15, 2008, 05:36:15 PM »
Manager Manny Acta really babied the starting pitchers last year.  Had Matt Chico finished one more inning last week, maybe we would have won the game.  Manny regularly pulled him after 5 or 6 last year, never pressing him.

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We had a fan from the United Kingdom early in the season two years ago.  He was up pretty late following live games.  When they started losing a lot, he stopped showing up.


Don't worry, I won't fall into that category. Both of my local football teams (as you probably know, the biggest, and ONLY sport in the UK worth anything) are on the verge of relegation, and the local cricket and rugby teams both suck tremendously, so I'm used to the losing part. Plus, I am here for the love of the game, and will certainly be sticking to this through the odd thick and a lot of thin periods.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #22: April 15, 2008, 05:51:27 PM »
...Plus, I am here for the love of the game, and will certainly be sticking to this through the odd thick and a lot of thin periods.


With many games taking over 3 hours to complete, and a 5-hour time difference, our English friend was often up after 3:00 am or sometimes close to 4:00 am his time.  Losing in the 9th was much more painful for him than for us, since he would be paying more for it the next day through sleep deprivation.




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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #23: April 15, 2008, 06:02:32 PM »
My prediction:

~~~~~1~~2~~3~~4~~5~~6~~7~~8~~9~~FINAL
WAS....2.....0.....1....2....1....0.... .0....1.....0....7
NYM....0.....0.....0....1....3....0.... .1.....1....0....6
W Perez (4.2 ip) L Pelfrey (4.1 ip)

Also, welcome EmpireNat!  :D

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #24: April 15, 2008, 06:06:24 PM »
With many games taking over 3 hours to complete, and a 5-hour time difference, our English friend was often up after 3:00 am or sometimes close to 4:00 am his time.  Losing in the 9th was much more painful for him than for us, since he would be paying more for it the next day through sleep deprivation.

Yeah, but a cricket match can take longer than the hundred years war.