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Game 28: Braves at Nats

May 6, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT


Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER
The Nats try to earn a series victory over the Braves tonight.

Perhaps the Nationals' best trait this young season has been their ability to avoid any kind of lengthy slumps. They've still yet to lose three games in a row.

They've also managed to lose only three series so far (two against the Phillies, plus last weekend's set in Florida).

So tonight's finale against the Braves could be seen as a bit of a big game in that regard. A win would give the Nats another series victory and get them back to two games over .500. A loss would give them a second straight series loss and four losses in their last five games.

Scott Olsen: The spotlight is on you.

Check back for updates throughout…

BRAVES AT NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m.
TV: MASN-HD
Radio: WFED-1500 AM, WWFD-820 AM
Weather: Sunny, 77 degrees, Wind 12 mph in from LF

STARTING LINEUPS
NATIONALS (14-13)
CF Nyjer Morgan
2B Adam Kennedy
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam Dunn

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  1. natsfan1a - May 6, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Let's go, Track 'n Smack Nats!

  2. Doc - May 6, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Olsen and Hernandez, aces of the staff–who'd of thunk it?

  3. Nervous Nats Fan - May 7, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    Or Adam Dunn could just start grounding into double plays. I think I prefer the K.

  4. Aussie Gus - May 7, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Mark, any news on Ladson's tweet about M Chico for Saturday?

  5. NatsNut - May 7, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    Zuckerman, c'mon. You act like we're amateurs or something. Give us a little credit and keep quiet.Thank you.wink

  6. Anonymous - May 7, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Damn it Zuckerman.

  7. NatsNut - May 7, 2010 at 12:39 AM

    REALLY wish I could see them in the dugout. That always cracks me up.

  8. Big Oil - May 7, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    7 strong….getting serious now.

  9. Section3MySofa - May 7, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    Mark, we understand you're a journalist, and we respect and treasure you (and give you money) for that. But no one is relying on you for play-by-play here. C'mon.

  10. NatsNut - May 7, 2010 at 12:54 AM

    =(

  11. Sec3MyBad - May 7, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    awww, man. That was my fault, now. Dam.

  12. Big Oil - May 7, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    crap.

  13. Les in NC - May 7, 2010 at 1:08 AM

    Time for the bats to get back into it now! Let's not lose this gem from Olsen.

  14. meixler - May 7, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    "Olsen, however, has nothing to show for his efforts."au contraire, mon frereI don't remember the last time at Nats pitcher got a standing ovation after a near-perfect game. Maybe Olsen doesn't get the win, but his efforts – slowly but surely – have contributed to the growing legion of baseball fans in Washington.

  15. Anonymous - May 7, 2010 at 1:29 AM

    One of the looser uses of the term "legion" that I can think of.

  16. Uncle Atom - May 7, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    never a doubt

  17. Big Oil - May 7, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    what a win, what a win. i only wish i was watching on tv, rather than gameday. Well done nats!

  18. Doc - May 7, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    MarkMeister, "….this above all else, keep your sense of humor…". Great job doing the 'play-by-play'! You da man!

  19. SonnyG10 - May 7, 2010 at 2:48 AM

    Way to go Nats!!!

  20. bumsfan4 - May 7, 2010 at 2:58 AM

    Mark: We who were at the game or those who were listening to it knew he was working on a no-no; for those who didn't, well they didn't need to know. What were they going to do? They weren't going to go to the park in the 7th inning. Your stuff is great, but please stick to baseball traditions.

  21. Rachel - May 7, 2010 at 3:09 AM

    Should the media never say "no-hitter?"http://natsfangirls.com/2010/05/06/phil-wood-corr…ers-commenters/

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 75 57 --
ATLANTA 71 64 5.5
MIAMI 65 68 10.5
NEW YORK 63 72 13.5
PHILADELPHIA 61 73 15.0
Through Friday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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TUE: 2:30 p.m.
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THU: 2:30 p.m.
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