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Online GburgNatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3
« Reply #300: August 15, 2014, 09:09:45 AM »
This season is a complete train wreck.

Comparative dates on which the Nationals notched their 66th win, each season:

2012 - 6th August (109th match of season)
2014 - 14th August (119th match)
2005 - 24th August (126th match)
2013 - 27th August (131st match)
2011 - 9th September (142nd match)
2007 - 15th September (148th match)
2006 - 19th September (151st match)
2010 - 24th September (154th match)
2008 - finished 59-102
2009 - finished 59-103

Offline pazzo83

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3
« Reply #301: August 15, 2014, 10:47:25 AM »

Daughter and I saw the game, along with a surprising number of other Nats fans. I got there early since she had the tickets -- when you get to be my age, you let your kids buy them! Many many people in Nats gear. Some from Connecticut, two from Syracuse, and many from DC. A family from Bethesda (so I could startled them by asking about BCC and Walter Johnson HS).

Only five hits by the Nats, but they had the game all the way. Ah, the joy of a three game sweep and especially knowing that the ex-Boston Braves lost today. MASN video-taped me pointing to my curly-W, shouting "Mickey Vernon, Roy Sievers, Lets go Senators, Let's go Nats!!". Might not have made the broadcast, but it was fun.

Of course, I could have recited the chain of great third-basemen: Eddie Yost, Harmon Killebrew, Ken McMullen, Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon, just in my life-time...and not that Harmon was a great fielder, but nobody hit like "the killer". Mickey Mantle said, on "Home Run Derby": "When Harmon hits one I think it's never coming down".

Six game lead on the Braves.

Curiously, Met fans make more noise than Braves fans, even if Shea II is not half-filled.

(I have not seen the Nats lose in New York since the April game after they traded Ryan Church and Brian Schneider for Lastings Milledge.)

I've lived here 4+ years and I've never seen the Nats lose in NY.

<<goes and knocks on some wood>>

Offline PC

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3
« Reply #302: August 15, 2014, 01:32:31 PM »
From Harballtalk:

Nationals 4, Mets 1: Two-run homers from Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche and a nice start from Stephen Strasburg gave the Nats their 11th straight win against the Mets on the road. Someone on the Nats is gonna take Chipper Jones’ example and name their kid “Citi.”