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Offline sportsfan882

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Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Topic Start: July 04, 2008, 12:31:03 PM »


First Pitch: 1:15 PM EST

TV: MASN 2

Radio: 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, WZHF 1390 AM




(34-53) 5th Place NL East

Harris - CF
Guzman - SS
Dukes - LF
Young - 1B
Kearns - RF
Belliard - 3B
Lo Duca - C
Lopez - 2B
Bergmann - P

SP: Jason Bergmann (1-5, 4.26 ERA)




(40-47) 5th Place Place NL Central

Hairston Jr. - SS
Bruce - CF
Griffey - RF
Phillips - 2B
Dunn - LF
Keppinger - 3B
Votto - 1B
Bako - C
Arroyo - P

SP: Branson Arroyo (5-7, 6.19 ERA)

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #1: July 04, 2008, 12:36:51 PM »
Bad timing for Flores' crappy play. Looks like he's starting to lose starts now.

I kind of like Harris leading off. He's been making good contact recently.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #2: July 04, 2008, 12:38:06 PM »
Bad timing for Flores' crappy play. Looks like he's starting to lose starts now.
Day game after a night game. Nothing more. Give Flores a break. He was long overdue for a cold streak.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #3: July 04, 2008, 12:38:26 PM »
meh, decent lineup

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #4: July 04, 2008, 12:39:18 PM »
Day game after a night game. Nothing more. Give Flores a break. He was long overdue for a cold streak.

He really has looked like crap, though. Didn't he just miss a start 3 games ago, too?

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #5: July 04, 2008, 12:39:54 PM »
He really has looked like crap, though. Didn't he just miss a start 3 games ago, too?
Manny wanted a veteran catcher to catch Balester's first career start.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #6: July 04, 2008, 12:40:45 PM »
It's raining in Cincy. We could have at least 1 long delay.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #7: July 04, 2008, 12:41:05 PM »
No Bernadina  :clap:

anyways, the Nationals should ALWAYS have a home series during July 4th Weekend. It makes sense.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #8: July 04, 2008, 12:41:43 PM »
Kearns is going to be our MVP in this one.

Btw, no one complain when Dunn hits a homer. Just know it's gonna happen.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #9: July 04, 2008, 12:42:56 PM »
anyways, the Nationals should ALWAYS have a home series during July 4th Weekend. It makes sense.

Too high of a chance that it'll be a downer for those in attendance at this point. Who wants that?

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #10: July 04, 2008, 12:43:45 PM »
No Bernadina  :clap:

anyways, the Nationals should ALWAYS have a home series during July 4th Weekend. It makes sense.
Yeah I don't get why we aren't at home. Last year we shut-out the Cubs 6-0 on July 4th behind a Dmitri Grand Slam and a dominant Matt Chico performance and two years ago on July 4th Zim hit a walk-off HR against Borowski and the Fish.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #11: July 04, 2008, 12:47:55 PM »
OT: Anyone here see WALL-E yet? I'm hearing nothing but great things about it.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #12: July 04, 2008, 12:50:08 PM »
We OWN Branson Arroyo's life.

Arroyo made 2 starts against us last year:
05/21: 2 IP 6 H 6 R 6 ER 1 HR 3 BB 2 K

08/01: 1.2 IP 7 H 7 R 7 ER 1 HR 2 BB 1 K

Kearns is 3/4 with 2 HRs off of Arroyo in his career. Young is 8/17 with 2 doubles and a HR off of Arroyo.

Offline blue911

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #13: July 04, 2008, 12:59:33 PM »
No Bernadina  :clap:

Bad form. I think Bernadina isn't ready to play in the majors. But never cheer against a player. Karma's a nag and we don't need any more bad karms.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #14: July 04, 2008, 01:08:35 PM »
Bad form. I think Bernadina isn't ready to play in the majors. But never cheer against a player. Karma's a nag and we don't need any more bad karms.

He's been cheering against some of our players for a while.  :?

Yeah I don't get why we aren't at home. Last year we shut-out the Cubs 6-0 on July 4th behind a Dmitri Grand Slam and a dominant Matt Chico performance and two years ago on July 4th Zim hit a walk-off HR against Borowski and the Fish.

It sucks. I was at all the 4th of July games so it feels freaked up not to go to a game today.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #15: July 04, 2008, 01:10:19 PM »
Day game after a night game. Nothing more. Give Flores a break. He was long overdue for a cold streak.

Flores has had flashes of brilliance and has shown he will be a good one but the reality is that he isn't ready for MLB full time, no matter how much some people want him to be.

BTW, did anyone catch what Knight and Holliday, especially Knight, were saying about Dukes in the pregame?

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #16: July 04, 2008, 01:12:35 PM »
Delay? I have my TV muted, but I saw the tarp on the field.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #17: July 04, 2008, 01:12:44 PM »
Flores has had flashes of brilliance and has shown he will be a good one but the reality is that he isn't ready for MLB full time, no matter how much some people want him to be.
That's not true. Was he supposed to keep hitting .330 and coming up with clutch hits every game? He was our best hitter for a good month or so. He's still hitting .276 (one of the best BAs on the team).

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #18: July 04, 2008, 01:13:30 PM »
Delay? I have my TV muted, but I saw the tarp on the field.

Yeah me too. I actually have Led Zeppelin blasting. But they said they expect a window of about 1:30 hours to get this game in  :?

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #19: July 04, 2008, 01:14:58 PM »
That's not true. Was he supposed to keep hitting .330 and coming up with clutch hits every game? He was our best hitter for a good month or so. He's still hitting .276 (one of the best BAs on the team).

Only because he had a hot streak. Wil Nieves is still hitting .250 + because he had a nice streak. I know you're biased in favor of Flores and that's cool and all but seriously, Flores looks awfully lost a lot at the plate.

Offline blue911

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #20: July 04, 2008, 01:15:20 PM »
Yeah me too. I actually have Led Zeppelin blasting. But they said they expect a window of about 1:30 hours to get this game in  :?

Damn I was listening to some Honeydrippers.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #21: July 04, 2008, 01:16:12 PM »
Damn I was listening to some Honeydrippers.


:rofl: I had totally forgotten they even existed.

Offline blue911

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #22: July 04, 2008, 01:16:48 PM »

:rofl: I had totally forgotten they even existed.

I listen to some weird crap.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #23: July 04, 2008, 01:17:18 PM »
Only because he had a hot streak. Wil Nieves is still hitting .250 + because he had a nice streak. I know you're biased in favor of Flores and that's cool and all but seriously, Flores looks awfully lost a lot at the plate.
He's look lost for what, 5 games? No need to send him down. Let's let him work through it up here.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 2
« Reply #24: July 04, 2008, 01:18:10 PM »
He's look lost for what, 5 games? No need to send him down. Let's let him work through it up here.

I never said send him down. I just said that the reality is that he was/is not ready for a full time starting role at this level right now.