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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Topic Start: May 08, 2008, 07:33:14 PM »
   Game Time: 8:05 pm    TV: MASN   Radio: WWWT 1500, 107.7 FM


John Lannan
2-3, 3.74 ERA

Brandon Backe
2-3, 4.42 ERA

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

Michael Bourn (CF)
Kazuo Matsui (2B)
Miguel Tejada (SS)
Lance Berkman (1B)
Carlos Lee (LF)
Hunter Pence (RF)
Ty Wigginton (3B)
Brad Ausmus (SC)
Brandon Backe (SP)

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One thing that Lannan proved last Friday night: He is human. After three
straight solid outings, Lannan was hit hard as the Nationals were pounded
by the Pirates, 11-4. Lannan was out of the game after three innings. He
gave up six runs, five of them earned, and all of them occurred in the third
inning. The biggest blow came when Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer.
Even in the first two innings, during which he didn't give up a run, it
appeared that Lannan was in for a long night. The first hitter Lannan faced
-- Nate McLouth -- was hit by a pitch. After two innings, Lannan had already
reached 44 pitches.

Backe picked up his second win of the season Saturday night with a good
outing against Milwaukee. In 5 2/3 innings Backe gave up two runs on five
hits. But he struggled with his control, walking five. He also hit his third
career home run. Backe has faced the Dodgers just once, allowing three
earned runs in six innings two years ago in a start at Minute Maid Park,
and will be making his first start at Dodger Stadium.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #1: May 08, 2008, 07:35:10 PM »
Milledge will homer tonight. I can feel it.

Online sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #2: May 08, 2008, 07:35:12 PM »
Nieves, Harris, Mackowiak, and Belly in the starting lineup. Manny doesn't want to win does he?  :|

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #3: May 08, 2008, 07:35:29 PM »
ah. the mystery of the missing remote(s) has been solved.

which means I can finally watch a game for the first time in a little under a week. lol.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #4: May 08, 2008, 07:36:03 PM »
Nieves, Harris, Mackowiak, and Belly in the starting lineup. Manny doesn't want to win does he?  :|

So no Milledge? freak my prediction then. :?

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #5: May 08, 2008, 07:36:25 PM »
Milledge will homer tonight. I can feel it.
It will have to be as a PHer since he's not in the lineup. AK is in CF

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #6: May 08, 2008, 07:36:47 PM »
So who's our back-up catcher tonight?

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #7: May 08, 2008, 07:37:43 PM »
It will have to be as a PHer since he's not in the lineup. AK is in CF
nope. nevermind, Willie is in CF and AK is in RF.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #8: May 08, 2008, 07:38:27 PM »
So who's our back-up catcher tonight?
Great question. I doubt Jesus got there in time for this one.  He'll probably head straight to D.C. 

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #9: May 08, 2008, 07:38:31 PM »
THE EUPHORIA OF EXCITEMENT DOESN'T END... :pimp: IS STARTING!!1!!!

man, what a WONDERFUL day this has been...now let's top it off with a win and salvage one game!

then tomorrow...dukes SHOULD BE starting in left!!!  :woop: :woop:

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #10: May 08, 2008, 07:40:53 PM »
So who's our back-up catcher tonight?

Boone

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #11: May 08, 2008, 07:41:47 PM »
Brandon Backe has hit a homer this year and is a career .245 hitter. I bet he at least gets a hit off of one of our pitchers. I still can't believe we let Oswalt beat us last night with the bat. Those 2 runs were the difference in the game.

edit: LMAO, Nats Xtra is talking about it now

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #12: May 08, 2008, 07:44:26 PM »
Great question. I doubt Jesus got there in time for this one.  He'll probably head straight to D.C. 
Plus he caught this morning.

Boone

Ah, gotcha.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #13: May 08, 2008, 07:47:09 PM »
Great point they just made. That day off really did end up being the right move for Zimmerman. A few weeks too late, but it worked (so far). Pretty cool that is was Zimmerman himself who asked for it.

MrMadison

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #14: May 08, 2008, 07:56:24 PM »
Great point they just made. That day off really did end up being the right move for Zimmerman. A few weeks too late, but it worked (so far). Pretty cool that is was Zimmerman himself who asked for it.

Vindication for JMad. 

no seperate thread needed. :p :P

Offline Jayman77

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #15: May 08, 2008, 07:58:18 PM »
The Nats' lineup scares me.

MrMadison

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #16: May 08, 2008, 08:02:43 PM »
The Nats' lineup scares me.

I'm assuming that it's a GOOD scare, since it is you who is saying it.

Offline PC

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #17: May 08, 2008, 08:03:34 PM »
This game is already a disappointment.  The only question is how big is the disappointment.

If we win, we lose the series 1-2.  Smaller disappointment.

If we lose, we lose the series 0-3. Huge disappointment.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #18: May 08, 2008, 08:06:43 PM »
You have to be patient with Backe. He gives up a ton of walks and hits.

MrMadison

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #19: May 08, 2008, 08:07:07 PM »
harris walks on 4 pitches.

Offline Jayman77

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #20: May 08, 2008, 08:07:23 PM »
I'm assuming that it's a GOOD scare, since it is you who is saying it.
Nope.  I'm legitimately scared by the lineup, because it's not scary itself!

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #21: May 08, 2008, 08:07:48 PM »
Willie! Nice. Let's knock him in!

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #22: May 08, 2008, 08:08:01 PM »
yuck, almost a killer DP. 

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #23: May 08, 2008, 08:08:14 PM »
Guuuuuuuuuz hustles to beat out the double play.

Offline eagleskins

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 3
« Reply #24: May 08, 2008, 08:08:45 PM »
We need to steal more when Harris is on.  Manny never runs.