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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Topic Start: May 01, 2008, 06:25:46 PM »
    Game Time: 7:10 pm    TV: MASN   Radio: WWWT 1500, 107.7 FM


Odalis Perez
0-3, 3.31 ERA

Zach Duke
0-2, 5.34 ERA

(2B) Felipe Lopez
(SS) Cristian Guzman
(3B) Ryan Zimmerman
(1B) Nick Johnson
(CF) Lastings Milledge
(RF) Austin Kearns
(LF) Wily Mo Pena
(SC) Wil Nieves
(SP) Odalis Perez

Nate McLouth (CF)
Freddy Sanchez (2B)
Jason Bay (LF)
Ryan Doumit (SC)
Xavier Nady (RF)
Adam LaRoche (1B)
Jose Bautista (3B)
Chris Gomez (SS)
Zach Duke (SP)

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On Friday, Perez pitched well against the Cubs, giving up two runs in six
innings, but he ended up with his third no-decision of the season, as the
bullpen was unable to protect a 3-2 lead. With the bases loaded in the
eighth, left-hander Mike O'Connor walked pinch-hitter Matt Murton to force
home Aramis Ramirez and tie the score at 3.

Dealing with baserunners on an inning-to-inning basis is not going to change
with Duke, whose game is making hitters put the ball in play. However, in
each of his last two starts, the balls have been finding the holes, and those
baserunners have been scoring. After giving up nine hits and six runs in his
last start (six innings), opponents are now hitting .344 against the lefty,
who is struggling to get his pitches down.

Offline 2k6nats

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #1: May 01, 2008, 06:27:31 PM »
Both starters a combined 0-5.  Don't expect a pitcher's duel by any means :D

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #2: May 01, 2008, 06:30:03 PM »
Both starters a combined 0-5.  Don't expect a pitcher's duel by any means :D

We do have a way of making the worst look like the best, though. :?

Offline leinad

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #3: May 01, 2008, 06:36:55 PM »
Nieves is behind the plate so Perez will have a great game! Or does that only work for Lannan?  Guess we'll find out.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #4: May 01, 2008, 06:40:02 PM »
My prediction: Washington 7, Pittsburgh 3. Perez picks up his first win after six innings of 2-run ball, after Washington does something it rarely seems to do these days - score in the first inning.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #5: May 01, 2008, 06:47:14 PM »
Zimmerman will crush Duke, that's for sure. Duke has pretty good stuff, but he misses A LOT...and he's a lefty.

Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #6: May 01, 2008, 06:50:29 PM »
I don't care how they do it, I want the Nats to provide a Curly W. Again. Tonight.

And I hope my father and grandfather have fun at the game. :)

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #7: May 01, 2008, 06:52:59 PM »
Wow. Great news about Dmitri.  The massage therapist worked on his hip yesterday and all of a sudden he feels GREAT.  He took BP after the game last night and Bowden said he hit like nothing had ever been wrong with him.  He's heading down to Viera to start playing in rehab games. 

Lo Duca is getting the call tomorrow.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #8: May 01, 2008, 06:54:26 PM »
Wow. Great news about Dmitri.  The massage therapist worked on his hip yesterday and all of a sudden he feels GREAT.  He took BP after the game last night and Bowden said he hit like nothing had ever been wrong with him.  He's heading down to Viera to start playing in rehab games. 

That's AWESOME! We need his bat.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #9: May 01, 2008, 06:58:52 PM »
I guess Bob and Don are taking more days off this year.

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #10: May 01, 2008, 07:00:28 PM »
Wow. Great news about Dmitri.  The massage therapist worked on his hip yesterday and all of a sudden he feels GREAT.  He took BP after the game last night and Bowden said he hit like nothing had ever been wrong with him.  He's heading down to Viera to start playing in rehab games. 
Great!
Lo Duca is getting the call tomorrow.
Not so great..

Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #11: May 01, 2008, 07:08:00 PM »
Wow. Great news about Dmitri.  The massage therapist worked on his hip yesterday and all of a sudden he feels GREAT.  He took BP after the game last night and Bowden said he hit like nothing had ever been wrong with him.  He's heading down to Viera to start playing in rehab games. 

Lo Duca is getting the call tomorrow.

All of a sudden he feels great....

I'll believe it when I see it.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #12: May 01, 2008, 07:10:07 PM »
Man Knight has been ripping on the Pirates all game and it just started.  I hope we don't disappoint this weekend. 

Offline eagleskins

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #13: May 01, 2008, 07:11:43 PM »
Key to this game is getting McClout out. 

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #14: May 01, 2008, 07:14:16 PM »
Nice offspeed pitch. McLouth is tough. He's hitting .324 off of lefties this season.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #15: May 01, 2008, 07:17:32 PM »
Good start, OP.  We need to get some early runs. 

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #16: May 01, 2008, 07:20:07 PM »
Lopez!! Nice start!

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #17: May 01, 2008, 07:20:13 PM »
Felipe with a lead-off single!

Offline Air Zimmerman

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #18: May 01, 2008, 07:20:50 PM »
mclouth 0/1...he's a 1 month wonder lol

tonight is the night we get odalis his overdue first win

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #19: May 01, 2008, 07:20:52 PM »
Ray Knight cracks me up.  He tells it like it is. No sugar-coating.   :rofl:

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #20: May 01, 2008, 07:21:29 PM »
Guzman is no longer making solid contact. He's rolling over a lot of balls lately. 

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #21: May 01, 2008, 07:21:41 PM »
pirates games are blacked out, so no tv for me  :'(

back to the good ol' days of following the games on the net

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #22: May 01, 2008, 07:22:41 PM »
mclouth 0/1...he's a 1 month wonder lol

tonight is the night we get odalis his overdue first win
Because he's 0 for 1 in the month of May he's a one month wonder?

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #23: May 01, 2008, 07:23:33 PM »
Because he's 0 for 1 in the month of May he's a one month wonder?

yep!

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #24: May 01, 2008, 07:23:42 PM »
frustrating.  Why do we hit so many weak balls on the ground to the left side?