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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Topic Start: April 26, 2008, 04:14:55 PM »
   Game Time: 7:35 pm    TV: MASN   Radio: WWWT 1500, 107.7 FM


Matt Chico
0-4, 6.04 ERA

Carlos Zambrano
3-1, 2.67 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) Matt Chico

(CF) Reed Johnson
(SS) Ryan Theriot
(1B) Derrek Lee
(3B) Aramis Ramirez
(RF) Kosuke Fukudome
(LF) Mark DeRosa
(SC) Geovany Soto
(2B) Ronny Cedeno
(SP) Carlos Zambrano

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In his last start, Chico lasted four innings and gave up six runs on eight hits
against the Braves. He walked three batters and struck out none. In his last
two starts, Chico has given up 11 runs in nine innings. On Monday, Chico
acknowledged he had nothing in the tank. He had a tough time throwing his
pitches for strikes. It got so bad in the third inning that Chico walked Tim
Hudson with the bases loaded.

Zambrano may want to only pitch at home. The right-hander is 3-0 with a
1.63 ERA in four starts at Wrigley Field this season. In his only road game
April 11 in Philadelphia, he took the loss. Big Z is coming off a win over the
New York Mets on Monday in which he gave up one run on five hits over
seven innings while striking out four. Zambrano is showing signs that he's
maturing. Instead of trying to overpower batters, he's focusing more on
locating his pitches. Zambrano said he learned that lesson from Greg Maddux.
That's a good teacher.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #1: April 26, 2008, 04:17:43 PM »
It's official: I'm not a bad luck charm.  I went down to DC to see the games on Thursday and Friday, and the Nats won them both 8)

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #2: April 26, 2008, 04:27:43 PM »
If the Nats miraculously pull of a curly W today with Chico taking on Zambrano, I think that would soundly put talk of your gameday curse to rest.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #3: April 26, 2008, 04:28:38 PM »
If the Nats miraculously pull of a curly W today with Chico taking on Zambrano, I think that would soundly put talk of your gameday curse to rest.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #4: April 26, 2008, 05:13:54 PM »
:?

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #5: April 26, 2008, 05:27:01 PM »
in other headlining news: DUKES aka SUPERMAN is starting his rehab assignment tonight!!!  :woop: :woop:

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Elijah Dukes to rehab with Potomac
Outfielder expected to make first start Saturday night in Frederick
By Anthony Oppermann / Potomac Nationals
   
WOODBRIDGE, Va.- The Washington Nationals have announced today that outfielder Elijah Dukes will begin a rehab stint with the Potomac Nationals beginning tonight in Frederick, Md., against the Keys.

The 23-year-old was placed on the 15-day disabled list March 31 after pulling a hamstring in the Washington Nationals inaugural game at Nationals Park the night before against the Atlanta Braves. Dukes was 0-for-2 in his only two at-bats. No timetable has been set for his return to Washington.

The Homestead, Fla., native was acquired on December 3 in exchange for left-hander Glenn Gibson. He hit .190 with 10 home runs and 21 RBI in 2007 with the Tampa Bay Rays. Before being placed on the temporary inactive list June 22, Dukes was tied with Cincinnati's Josh Hamilton for most home runs hit by a rookie in the Major Leagues. He and Alex Gordon, who hit 23 homers, were the only two American League rookies to reach double-digits in homers.

Dukes has been lauded for his athletic ability since being drafted in the third round in 2002 out Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Fla. From 2004 to 2006 he was ranked as one of the top ten prospects in the Rays organization by Baseball America. Coming into 2005 as the fifth-rated prospect in the Tampa Bay farm system, Dukes batted .287 with a career-best 128 hits and cranked 18 home runs while driving in 73 runs in 120 games with the Montgomery Biscuits of the Double-A Southern League. He hit .332 with eight home runs and 34 RBI the season before in a 58-game stint at the Advanced-A level with the California League's Bakersfield Blaze after beginning the season with the Low-A Charleston River Dogs.

Dukes becomes the third member of the Washington Nationals to rehab with Potomac already this season. He joins right-handers Shawn Hill and Chad Cordero.

After dropping the opener of the three-game series with Frederick, right-hander Adrian Alaniz (1-0, 3.60) will get the start opposite righty Kyle Schmidt (1-0, 5.40). First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Harry Grove Stadium.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #6: April 26, 2008, 05:29:27 PM »
If the Nats miraculously pull of a curly W today with Chico taking on Zambrano, I think that would soundly put talk of your gameday curse to rest.

ya, and if we lose, the jinx talks will only get louder.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #7: April 26, 2008, 05:33:06 PM »
in other headlining news: DUKES aka SUPERMAN is starting his rehab assignment tonight!!!  :woop: :woop:

 :worship: :worship:
Dukes grounded out, popped out and walked in 3 ABs today for Potomac.  He lead-off at DH and got caught stealing after drawing a walk. 

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #8: April 26, 2008, 05:33:52 PM »
Dukes grounded out, popped out and walked in 3 ABs today for Potomac.  He lead-off at DH and got caught stealing after drawing a walk. 

well that'll shut me up. rotflmao. i thought the game was tonight.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #9: April 26, 2008, 05:35:07 PM »
ya, and if we lose, the jinx talks will only get louder.
If we lose, idiot, it'll be because a starter whom you yourself said will never be anything more than mediocre was going against a Cy Young candidate.

Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #10: April 26, 2008, 05:35:35 PM »
Dukes grounded out, popped out and walked in 3 ABs today for Potomac like an electrifying stud.  He lead-off at DH and got caught stealing after drawing a walk....with freakish ability. 

Fixed.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #11: April 26, 2008, 05:38:19 PM »
bright spots in dukes first game back, he didn't k and he drew a walk with his phenomenal plate patience!  :worship: :worship:

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #12: April 26, 2008, 05:39:46 PM »
Amazing that a fan of Belliard can extoll the virtues of plate patience.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #13: April 26, 2008, 06:30:02 PM »
It's official: I'm not a bad luck charm.  I went down to DC to see the games on Thursday and Friday, and the Nats won them both 8)

Anyone who says so is dumb. Hope you had fun.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #14: April 26, 2008, 06:33:19 PM »
Thank you, Ray Knight. He says that the only reason Lo Duca will be up here is because we have so much money invested in him.  He also said that he just cannot imagine how they can send Nieves down.  :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #15: April 26, 2008, 06:47:25 PM »
Ooo, Ray Knight has balls.  I hope Kasten wasn't watching. :?

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #16: April 26, 2008, 07:07:37 PM »
MASN has the orioles game scheduled for both MASN stations on the guide :?

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #17: April 26, 2008, 07:12:51 PM »
Pitiful, Matt.  0-2 count and he gives up a hit

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #18: April 26, 2008, 07:13:25 PM »
I've never seen a pitcher who gives up more hits after 0-2 or 1-2 counts than Chico......

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #19: April 26, 2008, 07:13:51 PM »
I've never seen a pitcher who gives up more hits after 0-2 or 1-2 counts than Chico......
Me neither.  He really needs to fix that. 

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #20: April 26, 2008, 07:14:08 PM »
All our guys do.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #21: April 26, 2008, 07:14:33 PM »
Say hello to Columbus.  I can't stand these crappy starts in the first. 

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #22: April 26, 2008, 07:15:45 PM »
My patience is wearing bare thin with Chico.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #23: April 26, 2008, 07:15:59 PM »
I'm so sick of Chico.  Two fricking games in a row he has blew it in the first freaking inning. 

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #24: April 26, 2008, 07:16:28 PM »
Me neither.  He really needs to fix that. 

I'd blamed it on tha catchers(mostly on Flores for pitch selection) but i'm startin to realize its Chico's fault.