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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Topic Start: April 23, 2008, 06:20:49 PM »
   Game Time: 7:00 pm    TV: MASN    Radio: WWWT 1500, 107.7 FM


Tim Redding
3-1, 3.27 ERA

Johan Santana
2-2, 3.25 ERA

(2B) Felipe Lopez
(SS) Cristian Guzman
(3B) Ryan Zimmerman
(1B) Nick Johnson
(CF) Lastings Milledge
(RF) Austin Kearns
(LF) Wily Mo Pena
(SC) Johnny Estrada
(SP) Tim Redding

Jose Reyes (SS)
Luis Castillo (2B)
David Wright (3B)
Carlos Beltran (CF)
Ryan Church (RF)
Carlos Delgado (1B)
Angel Pagan (LF)
Brian Schneider (SC)
Johan Santana (SP)

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Redding earned the victory in his last game against the Marlins. He allowed
just four baserunners over six innings -- three of them on hits -- but the
Marlins' Josh Willingham touched him for a two-run home run. Overall,
Redding is off to a nice start as one of the Nationals' most reliable pitchers.

Santana was terrific in his last outing at Philadelphia, giving up four hits
and three earned runs in seven-plus innings. He walked none and struck
out 10, the 40th time in his career he has posted double-digit strikeouts.
Santana threw 105 pitches, 70 for strikes and had excellent command of
all of his pitches.

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #1: April 23, 2008, 06:36:28 PM »
I'm surprised Johnson is starting seeing as he can't hit lefties.

Offline eagleskins

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #2: April 23, 2008, 06:36:32 PM »
Why in the world is Pena starting?  Willie is hot, and we need to ride a hot bat in there. 

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #3: April 23, 2008, 06:38:24 PM »
Why in the world is Pena starting?  Willie is hot, and we need to ride a hot bat in there. 
Cause Harris bats left.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #4: April 23, 2008, 06:39:03 PM »
Even Redding and Santana's WHIPs aren't THAT different:

Redding's WHIP: 1.18
Santana's WHIP: 0.87

Redding getting to 4-1 after this game would be pretty incredible.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #5: April 23, 2008, 06:39:20 PM »
I'm surprised Johnson is starting seeing as he can't hit lefties.

Johnson's awesome against lefties.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #6: April 23, 2008, 06:42:08 PM »
Santana is going to make Pena look like a fool with his change-up.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #7: April 23, 2008, 06:44:07 PM »
Santana is going to make Pena look like a fool with his change-up.

The one positive is that Santana hasn't been keeping his change down recently. Pena seems to be OK as long as the pitches are above his shins.

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #8: April 23, 2008, 06:46:24 PM »
Johnson's awesome against lefties.
Not this year. He's hitting .150 against LHPs and .256 against RHPs.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #9: April 23, 2008, 06:47:31 PM »
Wow, CG leads the league in percentage of swings put in play.

Guz 67.2%
Conor Jackson 63.7%
Pujols 60.4%
Betancourt 59.8%
Johjima 59.8%

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #10: April 23, 2008, 06:50:16 PM »
Not this year. He's hitting .150 against LHPs and .256 against RHPs.

He'll get it together. His career numbers show he's one of the better lefty vs. lefty hitters. Plus, we really don't have anything better off the bench.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #11: April 23, 2008, 06:50:48 PM »
Wow, CG leads the league in percentage of swings put in play.

Guz 67.2%
Conor Jackson 63.7%
Pujols 60.4%
Betancourt 59.8%
Johjima 59.8%

He's also 7th in the NL in hits, I think. He's doing great.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #12: April 23, 2008, 06:51:01 PM »
He'll get it together. His career numbers show he's one of the better lefty vs. lefty hitters. Plus, we really don't have anything better off the bench.
He better at least swing the bat.  He was pissing me off last night just standing there and taking pitches right down the plate for strike 3. 

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #13: April 23, 2008, 06:51:57 PM »
we beat santana last yr with freakin levale speigner on the hill, we can do it again. i'm not scared of big bad santana.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #14: April 23, 2008, 06:53:44 PM »
It is pretty cool that Lastings is getting a shot at being the #5 hitter this early.

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #15: April 23, 2008, 06:54:07 PM »
He'll get it together. His career numbers show he's one of the better lefty vs. lefty hitters. Plus, we really don't have anything better off the bench.
Well Boone's been hitting LHPs pretty well this year, but I'd rather have Johnson's patience in our lineup anyday

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #16: April 23, 2008, 07:01:05 PM »
If old man Smoltz can strike us out 10 times Santana should be good for 12+. 

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #17: April 23, 2008, 07:02:39 PM »
hmm.. Sutton just said that Lenny told the hitters to try to hit Santana to the opposite field tonight.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #18: April 23, 2008, 07:08:03 PM »
We are so due to hit some jacks in our own park. It seems like our opponents have hit a bunch more in the first 7 home games.  It'd be nice if we could take advantage of this 11-game home stand with 7-8 wins. 

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #19: April 23, 2008, 07:11:06 PM »
Nieves is catching again.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #20: April 23, 2008, 07:12:11 PM »
Nieves is catching again.
Fantastic. If Flores isn't starting everyday, Nieves is the second best option. 

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #21: April 23, 2008, 07:15:56 PM »
Redding's fastball is touching 94MPH tonight.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #22: April 23, 2008, 07:16:43 PM »
Hanley and Jacobs just homered in the first inning against Atlanta. 3-0 FLA

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #23: April 23, 2008, 07:17:38 PM »
Hanley and Jacobs just homered in the first inning against Atlanta. 3-0 FLA
Who's pitching?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #24: April 23, 2008, 07:17:57 PM »
Good start, Tim!