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Nats vs. Yankees – 3/15/12

Mar 15, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

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The Yankees come to Space Coast Stadium this afternoon.

If Bryce Harper can't play for the New York Yankees, at the very least he wants to play against the New York Yankees. So the 19-year-old right fielder has to be a little pumped for today's game at Space Coast Stadium … er, until he sees the Yankees' lineup.

To the surprise of no one who understands how spring training road games work, manager Joe Girardi is bringing a skeleton crew across the state to Viera. Brett Gardner and Russell Martin are in the lineup, but that's about it for regulars. Newly acquired flamethrower Michael Pineda (who faced the Nats last year while with the Mariners) is on the mound.

Speaking of reunions, former Yankee 19-game winner Chien-Ming Wang starts for the Nationals, the latest test of the right-hander's shoulder and stamina. John Lannan, trying to force his way back into the Opening Day rotation, will pitch out of the bullpen today.

Yes, there's plenty of college hoops on the tube this afternoon, but we've also baseball with Bob and F.P. on TV and Charlie and Dave on the radio. If you haven't called in sick yet, better hurry up…

NEW YORK YANKEES vs. WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Space Coast Stadium, Viera
Gametime: 1:05 p.m.
TV: MASN, MLB.tv, MLB Network (blacked out in D.C. area)
Radio: WFED (1500 AM), WHFS (1580 AM), MLB Gameday Audio
Weather: Partly cloudy, 76 degrees, Wind 14 mph LF to RF

STARTING LINEUPS
NATIONALS
LF Roger Bernadina
2B Danny Espinosa
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Chad Tracy

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126 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Feel Wood - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    MASN's website indicates that they will also be rebroadcasting the game tonight at 7:00.

  2. Grandstander - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Also in the lineup, Jayson Nix, younger brother of Laynce Nix

  3. Tcostant - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Is Chris Dickerson really hitting cleanup for the Yankees? To funny…

  4. Manassas Nats Fan - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    When is 106.7 going to act like a flagship station of the Nationals, and not just be called it?

  5. Section 3, My Sofa - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Srsly, do they actually call themselves the flagship station of the Nationals?

  6. NatsFanTom - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    @Manassas – The day Chad Dukes is run out of town on a rail. In other words, not anytime soon.

  7. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Wait, college kids are using hula hoops on tv? Heck, even I can do that, and it's not really tv-worthy. What? Oh. Never mind. Anyways, I'll be watching baseball. :-)

  8. Cwj - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Read through last night's game thread.Glad no one here is panicking about Strasburg.Halladay and Lincecum and Hellickson are all getting knocked around this spring.The important thing is Stras' velocity is right where it should be. He's just throwing too many fastballs. Not sure why McCatty wants him to throw even more fastballs, unless its just for spring training. His change up is his true out pitch.Anyway he'll be fine.Curious to see Wang pitch today.

  9. Anonymous - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Cwj: you're right about him throwing too many fastballs. I was at the game last night and only threw a handful of curveballs. Don't know why but that's the reason he got hit hard. The Braves were just looking for that fastball. -NATSONE

  10. A DC Wonk - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    CWJ wrote: The important thing is Stras' velocity is right where it should be. He's just throwing too many fastballs. Not sure why McCatty wants him to throw even more fastballs, unless its just for spring training.Perhaps he wants the pitchers to ease into throwing curves and stuff similar to easing pitchers into throwing longer and longer?I can also think of a great benefit to Stras' too many fastballs this spring: to teach Stras a lesson — that he has to pitch and not just throwOne of the WaPo articles noted that Stras criticized himself for throwing instead of pitching, and that the home run to Uggla was a direct result of that. Stras said that he knew Uggla was waiting on a fastball, but he wanted to blow one by him anyway because he felt too competitive — and Uggla slammed it.Presuming that's all true — that's a great lesson for a youngster to learn in ST.

  11. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Reposting:Feel Wood.. I actually like the potty mouth (Lord knows I could make a sailor blush – just ask my boss when he makes me mad). It just confirms he has an edge about him. Which is why I made the comment about He is 19 and that I liked him on twitter.

  12. ehay2k - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Sigh – from Kilgore's post, verbatim: "Johnson wondered why shortstop Derek Johnson ducked the Nationals. “It’s probably just a half hour in his jet,” Johnson said. “A-Rod, too.” "

  13. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Nice piece from Florida Today about the team's sports psychologist, who is throwing out the first pitch today.

  14. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    I thought that was funny about the jet. :-)

  15. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    ehay2k.. That's funny! It's not like if Nats were going over to Tampa that RZ/Werth/LaRoche would go..

  16. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    1A.. Thanks for the link from FL Today…

  17. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    You're welcome. Re. the Yanks skeleton lineup today, at least they brought Laynce Nix's kid brother. :-)

  18. Anonymous - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    The kid got off of "tweeter". He shaved. He doesn't have to impress Davey Johnson so have to assume he got the word that's what the clubhouse and the FO want to see out of rookie. Still no XBH for Harper. His pattern is still pretty consistent. He starts off slow then gets really hot. He only has 18 or so games to get really hot. Otherwise the folks in Harrisburg/Syracuse get treated to some great baseball.

  19. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    McCatty said a few days ago he wants Stas to throw more fastballs to build up his strength.

  20. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Er, Stras. Typing and being on hold with AT&T…

  21. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    This has been posted before…but I just have too..Crash Davis: Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you'll be classy. If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press'll think you're colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you are a slob.

  22. ehay2k - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    "Derek Johnson"? Seriously, Kilgore needs to proofread his copy.

  23. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Not to mention the two DH's in Kilgore's lineup.1. Roger Bernadina, LF2. Danny Espinosa, 2B3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B4. Chad Tracy, 1B5. Adam LaRoche, DH6. Jayson Werth. DH7. Bryce Harper, RF8. Steve Lombardozzi, SS9. Jhonatan Solano, C-Chien-Ming Wang, SP

  24. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Cough, cough. Sniffle, on my way home

  25. Section 3, My Sofa - Mar 15, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    ehay2k said… "Derek Johnson"? Seriously, Kilgore needs to proofread his copy.——————————But this is the Internet. It doesn't matter what you say, as long as you say it first, and have a strong opinion.

  26. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    CMW – 3 good sinkers and a NICE curve.

  27. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Often in error, never in doubt: official motto of Internetz commenting. You just gotta be convicted, like sec3 said.Feel better, MicheleS. When you get home, you should probably relax on the couch and drink lots of fluids. ;-)

  28. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Guys swingin' nowhere near the ball. I like it.

  29. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Oh, wait, you were talking about sports writing. Never mind. Generally speaking, say it first brings to mind Chipper's comments about the reporting of his "retirement" quotes the other day. Evidently the writer got the quotes from a third party and didn't try to confirm with Chipper before running with it. Perhaps Tweeter was involved? I don't know.Of course, the journalistic approach of our humble blog host is stellar,imo.

  30. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Dang, swinging and missing in the bottom of the inning as well.

  31. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    FYI.. The game is not on 1500 AM. Only on 1580.

  32. phil dunn - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Feel sorry for the suckers who have to watch the Yankees third string, except for Pineda. The Nats should return the favor when they journey to the FL west coast to play the Yankees.

  33. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Whew, got out of that one. CMW putting new weapons in his arsenal. He's going for the long-term career. Bobby sounded real surprised, "Change-up!!"

  34. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Me, I just like watching baseball, whether it's the A-team or not.

  35. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    phil dunn.. at least they get to see most of our A Players..How tall is Pineda? He lo0ks like a monster on the mound

  36. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    He's a big human, like FP said. On another note, liking DeRosa even more after this interview.

  37. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  38. Natsochist - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Is anyone else astonished that a SPRING TRAINING GAME is blacked out? Seriously, that seems a little absurd.

  39. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Geez, that was scary.

  40. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    oooh, ouch! CMW going to have some bruises tomorrow, but doesn't look like he's injured.

  41. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Natsochist, I saw some blackouts for other cities, seems very strange. I am on MLB.tv, no problem.

  42. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Hope not.

  43. Theophilus - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    The problem wasn't that Strasburg was throwing more fastballs. (And he should be, for stamina, at this point of ST.) It was that most of them weren't in the strike zone. High and outside on one pitch, low and inside on the next — and it wasn't like he was trying to imitate Greg Maddux. He just couldn't find any of the corners.For those concerned w/ JUGS nos., in the 5th he threw a 2-seamer at 92.

  44. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    A lot of twitter activity from the reporters at the game basically saying.. "Cancel those trade John Lannan rumors"

  45. LoveDaNats - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    What is the tv saying about Wang's injury?

  46. Unkyd - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Is it negative of me to wonder aloud, about Morse's lat? We've heard that he was cortisoned, right…? And that it's a dubious procesure, for a muscle strain (as opposed to joint pain)….. Have we heard why manner of pics have been taken? Some here seem to want access to all of the players records, in these cases, and get offended, at being kept in the dark… Not me. But I don't understand why ANY issue which doesn't seem to respond after a couple days of treatment doesn't warrant investigation, and why "We're gonna run a whole battery of soft tissue tests, just to be safe." would be such a bad thing to say. Particularly if we were accustomed to hearing it…. We're certainly not swimmIng in OFs with his slash line…

  47. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Nothing from trainer so far. I will say I thought of our surplus of starters.

  48. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    LoveDaNats.. Not much on TV. Showed it a couple of times. Bob and FP are basically saying that they hope CMW is okay

  49. Section 222 - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    It thought it was blacked out on MLB Network, but being shown on MASN. I've been trying to get Gameday Audio, but not having any luck.

  50. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    On replays, looked like he took a couple of missteps and maybe rolled his ankle.

  51. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    I'm watching MASN. Just clicked over to MLB Network and something else is on.

  52. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Lombo did not hustle for that one. Guy is fast.

  53. Anonymous - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    I'd say they're treating CMW like a piece of fine China, but being that he's Korean, he might not take kindly to it …

  54. Anonymous - Mar 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Whoops – he's Taiwanese (who knew!).How does that impact my fine China comment – more or less likely for him to be irritated by it?

  55. Section 222 - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    I wonder if MLB Network is sorry they picked the Nats-Yankees as the featured game today since the Yankees' regulars aren't playing. Or is Harper a big enough deal already?

  56. Alan_A - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Anon@ 1:56 – 1:58 – well, I'm irritated by it. That good enough for you?You going for the ESPN Classy Moves by Commentators Award?Give it a rest.

  57. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    I do like that Stras has been talking more, it looks like he is at least TRYING to come out of his shell a little.

  58. Sunderland - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    phil dunn said… Feel sorry for the suckers who have to watch the Yankees third string, except for Pineda. The Nats should return the favor when they journey to the FL west coast to play the Yankees. March 15, 2012 1:31 PM ***Phil, the Nats will return the favor, because this is normal and accepted protocol for spring training games. Regulars plays home game and most do not travel to away games. We do it, Yankees do it, every team does it. We should be grateful that the Yankees even agree to make the 140 mile bus ride, 2.5 hours each way, just to play us in our home stadium. No way their regulars are spending 5 hours on a bus to play 4 innings. That's normal.

  59. Section 215 Row A - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    The Yankee stars don't like the bus ride to Viera. I was at the game last year and the MANY Yankee fans at Space Coast Stadium were disappointed to see only Robinson Cano and a whole line-up of guys numbered 97.

  60. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Yay, on the scoreboard!

  61. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Wow they gave Solano #23. Seems like a low number for him. I would have expected something in the 70s

  62. Big Cat - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Really like FP. Being an ex big leaguer he has valuable insight without crowing….if you know what I mean.

  63. Sunderland - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    CMW left hamstring strain Carp reports

  64. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    LoveDaNatsBooth just said. Left Hamstring Strain on CMW

  65. Dawn - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Listening online, hope CMW is okay, could hear the collective gasp through the airwaves.Always have liked Durbin, goes back to when he was with Detroit. Wouldn't be surprised to see his dad commenting on here, he posted quite often on Detroit blogs. Nice family, nice kid.Thought the unwritten rule was 3 starters position players) show up at road games. As usual the Yankees are the exception to the rule.

  66. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Nice throw by Solano. Looked like the Yankee player hurt himself on the play.

  67. JaneB - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Glad to hear FP and Carp say ALR was ensuring the run, not suffering from ankle issues as he got caught in the run down.I missed that Wang got injured…"collective gasp" doesn't sound good. Unless you are John Lannan.

  68. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Whee, tie game!

  69. sjm308 - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    MichelleS – I have the game on 1500am and MASNLike FP showing us that Bobby V. speaks with forked tongue talking about the Jeter cut off play and how he was on the team and they did practice exactly that. I plan to be in spring training next year but I enjoyed DeRosa's comments that ALL teams should train in Arizona. Its true that you can get to about 8 sites in under 45 minutes and I think the weather is a little more consistent as well. Since I will be flying anyway it doesn't matter to me whether its FLA or ARZ. I know we won't be moving by next year but my vote is ARZ.

  70. Section 222 - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    So if Wang's injury is serious enough for him to go on the DL when the season starts, does that open a spot on the roster for Lannan — or Matheus (with Detwiler moving into the rotation)?

  71. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    sjm.. When i was driving home in the car, there was nothing on 1500, I got them on 1580

  72. Theophilus - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    The Bobby V expose was on MLB Network a week-10 days ago. No one should be surprised. Thank God no one took it seriously when he was "under consideration" for the Nats job last summer. Karma for Red Sox Nation.

  73. Theophilus - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    If I wasn't clear enuf, Valentine is a self-promoting narcissist w/ a Napoleon complex. Perfect complement for Red Sox fans.

  74. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Boo for the RZ IBB! :-)

  75. David - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Intentionally walking Zimm in ST.. come on. That's just not fair!

  76. Anonymous - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    This is why they need to hang on to Lannan. Wang's injury exposes the fragil state of pitching with the Nats. Strasburg is coming back from TJ surgery and will be finished by end of August. Zimmermann needs to prove he can make it through the whole season as well. Wasn't it last year someone said it takes 7 to 9 starting pitchers to get through a season.RDexposfan

  77. TimDz - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    One can only imagine the comments that would get posted if Wang had a groin pull as opposed to a hamstring…

  78. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Atta way, Johnny!

  79. JaneB - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Hurrah for Jayson.

  80. gonatsgo - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    David – thought I heard on the radio – poor signal — that zim got the it – in spring training? Seriously? That is just so yankee-like. Trying to catch up on the wang situation-frantically reading old posts, tweets and gameday.

  81. gonatsgo - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Sorry – not the it — the intentional walk…. fumble fingers

  82. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Yay, Nats lead!

  83. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Yes, yes he did.

  84. NatsLady - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Off to work. See y'all. Keep this lead, go Nats.

  85. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    We'll try to hold 'em, NatsLady.

  86. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Dang.

  87. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    J-Max up.

  88. Anonymous - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Lannan is now sssssstrugglin'

  89. gonatsgo - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Why couldn't jmax do that when he was a nat?

  90. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Double dang (or triple).

  91. JaneB - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Don't bite my head off, but I still like Jmax.

  92. Cease the Opportunity - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    I was just milling over a new rule for MLB. You guys will get a kick out of it and get a real insight into my mind (like you would want insight into my mind, LOL). Please tell me what you think of it. What if they came up with a rule for a batter to steal 1ST base? A batter would be awarded first base if he was able to reach first base without being tagged out;i.e., 1ST base would have to be open. Except you couldn't steal 1ST on a called strike 3. Anyone?

  93. NatsNut - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Unkyd,I wondered the same thing aloud: NatsNut said… stop telling us there's no concern about Morse's shoulder and do the freakin MRI already!! Sheesh. A knot, a cortisone shot that didn't help him throw beyond 90 feet, hurts throwing, not hitting. DUH!!!!! March 14, 2012 2:01 PM

  94. JaneB - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Cease, Like, in a wild pitch situation? I can't figure out any other way they could do it.

  95. Cease the Opportunity - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    JaneB said…No, not in that scenario. I mean, a runner just takes off at any count and tries to steal 1ST…

  96. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    That walkoff game was one of my fave in person games.Don't bite my head off, but I still like Jmax.

  97. Cease the Opportunity - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    JaneB said… Cease, Like, in a wild pitch situation? I can't figure out any other way they could do it.He could attempt to steal 1St if a runner is on 3RD. Then it could be interesting…

  98. The Fox - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Cease the Opportunity please stop drinking so heavily in the afternoon it's not good for your health ;-).

  99. Cease the Opportunity - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Ooops…

  100. A DC Wonk - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    I see Lannan, like last year, is still having trouble getting out the seventh inning ;-)

  101. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Sigh.

  102. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    No worries, though, because Maya is warming up. heh.

  103. Section 3, My Sofa - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Ummmm, yeah. Cease, don't ever tell anyone else you ever suggested that.

  104. Sunderland - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Cease, maybe the batter should also be allowed to steal third. Take off the wrong way down the basepath. That would work when there's a heavy shift on for a lefty like Dunn or that dude with the bad ankle what plays 1B for philly.

  105. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    So if someone hits a hot shot that scoots across the surface of the berm, is it a berm-burner?

  106. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    At least we have the baby behind homeplate to entertain us.

  107. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    That is one cute baby. I wanted them to show the gal who made the nice play. Must have been out of camera range.

  108. A DC Wonk - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Hey, natsfan1a, your comment was only half on my screen, so all I saw was: That is one cute baby. I wanted them to show the gal who madeI thought the next word was going to be "her" (or "him")

  109. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    That's funny, DC wonk!It must be ex-Nat day, here's Mike O'Connor.

  110. Cwj - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    O'Connor has such a weird delivery.Ouch, Bernadina just drilled on the arm. Looked painful

  111. Section 3, My Sofa - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    So if someone hits a hot shot that scoots across the surface of the berm, is it a berm-burner?Not only that, you see those folks putting on IcyHot out there? They're berm-balmers.

  112. Section 3, My Sofa - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    That is one cute baby.Yup, that's a born bermer, that one.

  113. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    On another note, the hot dog vendors out there are known as bun bermers.Girardi does know that it's a ST game, right?

  114. Section 3, My Sofa - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Gerardi is changing pitchers with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth of a spring training game, with a three run lead? I hope the next pitch lands on the berm.

  115. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Then, if the Nats came back, it would be a berm bummer for Joe.

  116. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Dang, that was a long game.

  117. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Girardi has always been wound a little tight.

  118. MicheleS - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    That's why i hate watching Red Sox vs Yankees.. Those games take DAYS!natsfan1a said… Dang, that was a long game.

  119. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    That's one way to put it. :-) See y'all later, gotta get some stuff done.

  120. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Evidently Joe West feels the same way, MicheleS.

  121. realdealnats - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    So Sunderland…and Cease,Maybe we let the batter try to steal 2B. And if he's caught running by the pitcher's mound we just arrest him. And clubs can have a limited number of get-out-of-jail-free cards per season. Players could end up on the PL not the DL–the prison list.

  122. gonatsgo - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    I really hate the Yankees…..

  123. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Me, too, gonatsgo.

  124. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    That's okay, we'll take a series from them as usual, when it counts. :-)

  125. gonatsgo - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    I like the way you think!!!

  126. natsfan1a - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    :-)

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