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Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 2
« Reply #675: April 26, 2012, 07:33:36 AM »
Comparative dates on which the Nationals notched their 14th win, each season:

2012 - 25th April (18th match)
2005 - 2nd May (26th match)
2011 - 2nd May (28th match)
2010 - 4th May (26th match)
2008 - 4th May (32nd match)
2007 - 16th May (40th match)
2006 - 18th May (41st match)
2009 - 24th May (44th match)

Wasn't able to catch any of this last night since I can't get AM-1580 where I reside (FM-106.7 and AM-1500 were carrying Wizards and Caps respectively)...interesting that JZimm drove in a run - since he's not getting any run support he's decided he may as well do it himself?

What's great about these posts right now is that it really does show that we "bottomed out" in 2009 and have done a decent job in recovering. 

Took long enough...

Offline tomterp

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 2
« Reply #676: April 26, 2012, 08:31:09 AM »
Wait, what? We want to beat them this week.

We also want them to beat the Braves, on which they failed last night.

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 2
« Reply #677: April 26, 2012, 09:29:27 AM »
I don't know whats more shocking, that Gorze just got an RBI hit or the fact that it scored our 7th run.
From ESPN: Jordan Zimmermann (2nd inning) and Tom Gorzelanny (7th) both drove in runs in the Nationals' win Wednesday. They are the first team since August 22, 2008, to have two pitchers with RBI in the same game.

Gorz-a-Natty got a SAVE despite entering with a 6-1 lead because he pitched 3 innings and finished the game:

Rule 10.19 of the Official Rules of Major League Baseball. That rule states the official scorer shall credit a pitcher with a save when such pitcher meets all four of the following conditions:[8]

   1. He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team;
   2. He is not the winning pitcher;
   3. He is credited with at least ⅓ of an inning pitched; and
   4. He satisfies one of the following conditions:
         1. He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning
         2. He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat or on deck
         3. He pitches for at least three innings

I want to see the Nationals use a former starter for 3 or 4 innings of relief more often.  It preserves the remainder of the bullpen and that gives us a competitive advantage over every opponent we face.  And stop having the same relievers warm up every night - let them rest completely.

Offline Fan037

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 2
« Reply #678: April 26, 2012, 11:13:09 AM »
Great win for the Caps.  Tomorrow we need another triple with a Nats win, a Wizards win in their season finale, and the Redskins drafting RGIII!

Put me in for this!