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Nats (ss) vs. Mets — 3/27/10

Mar 27, 2010, 3:33 PM EST


Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER
Cristian Guzman went 3-for-4 with a stolen base against the Mets.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — It's a beautiful Saturday morning at Tradition Field, where a split-squad of Nationals are facing the Mets today. The other squad, featuring right-hander Jason Marquis, manager Jim Riggleman and the rest of the media corps, are in Lake Buena Vista facing the Braves. But I decided to break from the group just for today and cover this game.

There are actually plenty of significant names here in Port St. Lucie. Craig Stammen gets the start, hoping to completely lock up his stranglehold on the No. 5 starter's job. Cristian Guzman is starting at shortstop, and hopefully he'll get a couple of balls hit to his right to test that shoulder. Adam Dunn, Josh Willingham, Pudge Rodriguez and Adam Kennedy are here as well.

I'll try to keep up with any news from Disney that I can get my hands on. In the meantime, keep checking back here for updates from this game…

NATIONALS (SS) AT METS
Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie
Gametime: 1:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: MLB Network (Mets TV)/WFAN-AM (Mets radio via XM and MLB Gameday Audio)
Weather: Sunny, 78 degrees, Wind 13 mph in from RF

STARTING LINEUPS
NATIONALS (ss)
CF Willy Taveras
SS Cristian Guzman
2B Adam Kennedy
1B Adam Dunn

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  1. peric - Mar 27, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Wow a split game for the beat reporters! I like it! Cool!

  2. Section 222 - Mar 27, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Glad you decided to go to the other game Mark.

  3. Mark Zuckerman - Mar 27, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Those of you in D.C.: Is MLB Network showing this game, or is it blacked out?

  4. Anonymous - Mar 27, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Yep, MLB has it. It's not blacked out.

  5. JayB - Mar 27, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Mark,Mets broadcasters are killing the Nats FO for having no plan after releasing dukes in RF. Maxwell looks so lost…what is the point of keep putting him out there…..He needs to go back to Potomac at this point….this is not helping him at all.

  6. Richard Moore - Mar 27, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Willie Harris just made a sparkling catch in RF in the other game against the Braves.

  7. Anonymous - Mar 27, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    MLB Network is a ripoff. They should rename it the Blackout Network. Don't waste your money on it.

  8. hondo69 - Mar 27, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    MLB Network has the game blacked out in my area, Lusby, MD!! WTF!!!!

  9. LoveDaNats - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Watching Nats /Meta on MLB while listening to audio of Nats/Braves. Yeah, I probably need an intervention. Nats on fire in Port St Lucie.

  10. Jim Webster - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Anon and hondo69: really strange. On Comcast Channel 738 in Arlington I just yelled aloud after watching Nats bats come alive in top of the 3rd and lead 4-1. Stammen had 5-pitch 1-2-3 bottom of 2nd.

  11. sec314 - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Stammen battles back. He doesn't lose composure. Garret Mock take note.

  12. Jim - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    MLB blackout here. DirecTV.

  13. Positively Half St. - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    It would be nice to win both games today, but it is nicer still to see that the team is finally starting to find a little equilibrium. Now we just need for some hitters to go on a tear.

  14. greg - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    mlb showing it here in falls church on cox.

  15. DCpresspass - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    LoveDaNats, I'm doing the same. And I'm going to fire up some Nats baseball on MLB the Show (video game) soon.

  16. Anonymous - Mar 27, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    mlb on comcast 738 in Germantown

  17. peric - Mar 27, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Link to other live thread game by Ben Goessling:http://masnsports.com/masnblogs/ben-goessling/

  18. peric - Mar 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Better link to Be's thread.http://masnsports.com/2010/03/saturdays-nats-vs-bravesmets-i.html

  19. peric - Mar 27, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    Thanks Mark!

  20. natsfan1a - Mar 27, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Verizon had the game on MLB Network in Fairfax County.Good idea to split the beat writer squad, Mark.

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