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Nats-Braves series preview

Aug 20, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

  1. peric - Aug 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Attack of the Brave eating Killer Mantis!

  2. original Nats Fan - Aug 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Scott Hairston will have nightmares

  3. The Z-Mantis! - Aug 20, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Nightmares? I got yer nightmares right here!

  4. natsfan1a - Aug 20, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    My husband mentioned that movie at breakfast this morning. But he didn't post it, so I guess you're first, Mr. Z-Mantis. :-)

  5. natsfan1a - Aug 20, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Of course, he doesn't post here, so there's that.

  6. baseballswami - Aug 20, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Anyone getting excited?

  7. The Z-Mantis! - Aug 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Swami, I hear Hairston is having nightmares. Does that count?

  8. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 20, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    This is much bigger series for the Braves than the Nats. The Nats if they win only 1 would still be 4 ahead. That is a lot of pressure on the Braves. I see us winning the series and heading for Philly 6 games up.

  9. natsfan1a - Aug 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Speaking of nightmares, not to revive bad memories for anyone but, dang, you do not want to go after a HR ball in the fountains at Royals park.

  10. natsfan1a - Aug 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Hey, I found mantis video (I didn't see the broadcast because I was at the game, and I was too far away to see what was going on over there).

  11. SonnyG10 - Aug 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    I surely would like to be 8 up on the Braves after this series.

  12. Swift Eagle - Aug 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    SonnyG10 said… I surely would like to be 8 up on the Braves after this series. August 20, 2012 4:47 PM __________________________________________________So would I, and don't call me Shirley…_

  13. Gonat - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Mark is getting lots of air time! I expect to see him on CSN commercials!

  14. The Z-Mantis! - Aug 21, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    Speaking of nightmares, not to revive bad memories for anyone but, dang, you do not want to go after a HR ball in the fountains at Royals park.Don't torture me, Eleanor.

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 79 15.0
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
PHILADELPHIA 71 85 20.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Sunday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON (4) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 67 2.5
y-ST. LOUIS 87 68 4.0
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 71 7.0 --
PITTSBURGH 84 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 11.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
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THU: 2:30 p.m.
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