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Game 129: Nats at Marlins

Aug 29, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

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The Nationals need to win tonight at Marlins Park to avoid a six-game losing streak.

Another day, another attempt by the Nationals to end their losing streak. They've dropped five in a row now, last night's 9-0 trouncing at the hands of the Marlins easily the worst of the bunch.

No changes to Davey Johnson's lineup. He'll stick with the exact same starting eight that couldn't score a run off Ricky Nolasco last night, hoping these guys have more success against 21-year-old right-hander Jacob Turner (making his eighth career start).

Turner hails from St. Louis, as does the Nationals' starter tonight: Ross Detwiler. The 26-year-old left-hander was on the mound when this losing streak began Thursday night against the Braves, so it would perhaps be fitting if he was the guy to put and end to the streak.

As you know, I'm not in Miami. Please enjoy the conversation as always, and I'll be back at the park tomorrow night for the start of the Nats' 11-game homestand…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at MIAMI MARLINS
Where: Marlins Park
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), XM 187
Weather: Indoors

NATIONALS (77-51)
RF Jayson Werth
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche

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304 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. TheManBearPig - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Let's hope the Nats can keep Turner pitching from the stretch most of the night. Singles, not fly balls. Keep runners on base, keep pressure on Miami pitching.

  2. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Come on, Ross and Nats. Win one for Brian on his birthday. :-)

  3. peric - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    N1a,I don't think Mark is a Nats fan … :)

  4. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Per Amanda, looks like there was a team meeting. Hopefully, it was just relax…Amanda Comak‏@acomakThe #nats are holding a team meeting today. Sounds like it was coaches/manager called, not called by players. No one seemed alarmed.One veteran player said he saw it as a really good thing, good to come together every now and then and get everyone on the same page.Davey is not a huge fan of team meetings but he picks his spots. Held one in Pittsburgh in May.

  5. A DC Wonk - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    NatsLady said… Wonk–you don't think Stras felt the pressure when he saw the Nats flubbed around and didn't score in the top of the first?No, I don't. Teams are usually (more than 50% of the time) scoreless in the first inning.But, if he _was_ effected by it, well, then, he didn't "step up."

  6. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    1A.. agree.. a Nat's win for Brian's Birthday. Plus Cookies and Cake (or mashed bananas)

  7. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Mark is neutral but maybe we can get to Brian. :-)I don't think Mark is a Nats fan … :)

  8. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    If nothing else, maybe on home games Brian can root for the bottom of the 9th to be canceled at Nats Park so his dad gets home earlier. :-)

  9. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Maybe mashed banana cake? hmmm…I may need to rethink that one.

  10. A DC Wonk - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Amanda Comak‏@acomakThe #nats are holding a team meeting today. Sounds like it was coaches/manager called, not called by players. No one seemed alarmed.Great! I was just thinking that this was the perfect time to call one.And I was imagining Davey saying something along the lines of:Well, we didn't think we would coast to the playoffs, right? So, let's just get back to basics. Let's see some patience at the plate, some quality at bats. You guys are good, so all you need to do is to play within yourselves, keep the focus, and trust your teammates.

  11. peric - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    The meeting might have been to convey the points that Rizzo during the "fracas" which Davey alluded to when he said they were "valid and taken to heart"?

  12. JaneB - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    I am rooting for Ross to see his opportunity to pitch the dickens out of the Fish. And may the team meeting have woken up a few of our bats. GYFNG! Happy Birthday, Brian Baby!

  13. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Time to get the act together and start inning at least 5 in row.

  14. JD - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Manassas, How about we win 1 in a row?

  15. sm13 - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    Yes JD, let's take it one day at a time, and the good lord willing…..

  16. rabbit34 - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Jacob Turner. Another new guy pitching against our impotent lineup. This is going to be ANOTHER one of those times when a rookie (eighth career start) pitches like Cy Young against us. We are on the road to at least 10 losses in a row. Hopefully, one of our stoppers will prevent that from happening. But, WE NEED BATS!! This is the pits.

  17. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Just keep grinding 'em out and maybe we can help out the ballclub. :-)sm13 said… Yes JD, let's take it one day at a time, and the good lord willing….. August 29, 2012 5:59 PM

  18. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    I take them One at a time. I also assume I will win every one of them.

  19. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Well, at least they still have a sense of humor..James Wagner‏@JamesWagnerWPDavey on why he called meeting: "I was watching all those speeches last night on the Republican Conv. & I said maybe I outta give a speech"

  20. Secret wasian man - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Rabbit cmon. Lets wait until at least the 3rd to start complaining. I would however, have put in some differnt guys tonight. Lombo especially.

  21. Secret wasian man - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Lets go NATS. PLEEEEEEEASE don't force me to turn on the Redskins game tonight.

  22. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Maybe he oughta look up spellings before Tweetering. :-)maybe I outta give a speech

  23. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    What are these potatoes you speak of watching, SWN? Speaking of which, gotta go make dinner.

  24. Secret wasian man - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Would be nice if Werth (who has the WS experience) would hold a players only meeting.

  25. Secret wasian man - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Natsfan1a, very funny. I hope it was a joke and not a politically correct lecture. I prefer mashed BTW

  26. mick - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I got a good feeling tonight, I think Ozzie and his team are in for a long night

  27. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    SWM.. definitley a joke (1a doesn't no pointy ball sport). I like twice baked with lots of cheese.

  28. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Nats have not been swept in a two series trip since 2009. GYFNG

  29. sm13 - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    So, did Davey's speech include the word "lollygagging"? Given the lack of hustle on the bases and the pitchers' lack of focus with men on base, it might have been appropriate.

  30. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Come on batters. new night. lets kick a$$

  31. rabbit34 - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Zzzzzzzzzz…………

  32. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Here is Amanda's report on the team meeting

  33. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Good Night Rabbit.. Sweet Dreams.

  34. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Harper is a sucker for the breaker.

  35. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Team meeting must not have said score in the first.

  36. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    .165 BA leadoff man for Fish.

  37. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    No Harp, alligator arms.

  38. Grandstander - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    sigh… here we go again…

  39. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Is Det going to Torre on that call? That is an E8

  40. JayB - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Yea Davey sure knows how to keep em lose and focused…..These guys need kick in Ass in the worst way. They are embarrassing to watch and telling jokes in a team meeting is not getting it done!

  41. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Detwiler threw 6. extra pitches based on Harps blunder.

  42. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    So it's a positive half inning. The Fish didn't score.

  43. NatsLady - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Good on Det for not losing his cool. Kid is growing up. :)

  44. JayB - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    that is true…he used to make faces…roll eyes and get lite up after stuff like that.

  45. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    NatsLady, sigh of relief on Reyes liner.

  46. phil dunton - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Harper is hurting the team big time while Bernadina rots on the bench. Who is responsible–Davey or Rizzo? This is just as painful as watching H-Rod trying to pitch.

  47. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Who has the scouting report on this kid Turner? I know he was a top prospect for the Tigers, but that's it.

  48. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    8 pitch inning with 2 K's. Another Cy Young candidate throwing at the vaunted Nats.

  49. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    I figured the team meeting stressed taking pitches. that is why of 4 k in 2 innings 3 were looking.

  50. phil dunton - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    The way the Nats are hitting, they are going to make even a marginal pitcher look like Sandy Koufax.

  51. Nattering Nat - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Davey to team: I'm so happy we had this little chat. Now can someone, anyone, on this team please get a HIT?

  52. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    MicheleS, throws fastball, slider and curve and very inconsistent. That K pitch to Morse when he's hot is a hard line drive.

  53. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Thanks Ghost. At least Ian made contact :-)Liking the ground ball outs by Ross!

  54. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    MicheleS, he will miss locations and that's where you have to beat him.

  55. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Pads lead 2-0 bottom of the 4th

  56. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    PADRES score 2. One with a double One with a grounder

  57. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Manassas.. I like Diet Dr Pepper…

  58. JayB - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    This team still needs a leader. It is not Zimm that is for sure. Werth…not a chance…Ian D is the only one close to any leadership qualities. He should get in the face of Morse and Adam and Werth and tell them stop taking fastballs right down the middle. Have some fight and get mad about getting shown up by a rookie pitcher with 5 starts and a 5+ era!Davey is missing the boat here. This team is full of wimps who want to be told it is all OK to lose.

  59. Swift Eagle - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Marlins should take the field next inning with just the pitcher, catcher, and first baseman, apparently that's all they need…

  60. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    My goodness the first time through line up was Warhol. Only Desmond hit the ball like a hitter. The third inning 3 broken bats to the pitcher.

  61. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Swift and a LF when Desi comes up

  62. rabbit34 - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    I just woke up. So, how we doin'? Did we get any hits yet???? Zzzzzzzzzzzz..

  63. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Error allows braves to score unearned run

  64. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Love that high K by Ross.

  65. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    JayB.. How do you know that isn't happening? Who knows what goes on behind closed doors?

  66. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Pleeeeze no more 3-2 counts to opposing pitchers…

  67. Swift Eagle - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    In the losing streak Nats now have 47 strike outs and 6 walks….and 3 of the walks were in 1 game…

  68. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Chopper dropped an easy pop up. man on second 2 out

  69. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    It's time people. Repeat after me:JINX JINX JINX JINX JINX!!!!!!

  70. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    No way was that a double off of Harps glove. I have zero hits in my cranial scorebook.

  71. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    MicheleS!!!!

  72. Swift Eagle - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Michele is a little spooky….Lol

  73. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    I wish I could conjure up Lotto numbers. I would by a Winnebago and follow the Nats around.

  74. Swift Eagle - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Michele, I hope you always use your powers for good…

  75. Swift Eagle - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    FINALY!!!!!!

  76. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Yup, Always for good as you can see by BAM BAM's HR!!!

  77. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Mistake pitch MicheleS!

  78. Swift Eagle - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    I just threw confetti at my TV…time to Celebrate!!

  79. MicheleS - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    RABBIT WAKE UP YOU ARE MISSING THE HITS!!!!

  80. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Good job Bryce. Tell phil dunton to rot on rhat!

  81. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Nats score 2 Padres score 2

  82. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Oh Michele and Jack…must you poke? Haha! They'll be back soon enough…Last night, one of them actually predicted the team would fold and move away (again)..

  83. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Bryce Harper rules. Anyone who disagrees, drools….

  84. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    BEAST!!!! HOW AWESOME

  85. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Beast Mode…How the hell is that not a HR??!

  86. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    What is the definition of a triple? An extra base hit where La Roche is able to score from first….

  87. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Swift, I actually like Rabbit, I take His/Her/Its commentary more as snark.

  88. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Some days your balls just go where you want them to….

  89. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Starting to look like the 2012 Nats again…

  90. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Padres 4-1 after 5

  91. JaneB - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    I remember these guys. Team meeting every day till Octoberr whatevereth. That's my advice.

  92. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    And just remember, the Marlins and the Phils are the favorites to win the NL East this year….

  93. Cwj - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Indeed, now this is the Nats we've grown used to seeing this year.4-0 inning still not over.Detwiler is looking very sharp as well

  94. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    5 Hitters woke up.we want more next inning. go Nats. go Padres.det time to stop them after we scored

  95. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Hey, the Redskins are on tonight, too!

  96. rabbit34 - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Huh….Huh….Whaa Happened!!! Four hits!? Oh, FOUR RUNS!!!!! ALL RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..

  97. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    You remind me of my father, Rabbit….

  98. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Everybody complains about the so-called trolls, so I came on specifically to cheer our big lead and nobody is bothering to post, so maybe me thinks people on here doth protest too much and I am signing out.

  99. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Great team meeting today Davey. And way to go team leaders.

  100. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Padres just escaped bases loaded.

  101. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Stoltz gets out of bases loaded jam 4·~1 bottom 6th

  102. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    AMBUSH!!!!

  103. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    BAM BAM hit ball FAR!

  104. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    And another one for phil dunton.

  105. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    3-0 HARP AMBUSH!!!!

  106. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    There goes Harper "hurting the team" again…Lol

  107. JaneB - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Wowza! more of that, Bam Bam.

  108. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    I wonder what Ozzie is thinking right now?

  109. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    MicheleS, coincidence his initials are BAMH

  110. sm13 - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    You can see how much quite Harper's body was on both hr swings tonight. Hope he can keep it up for another 2 months or do.

  111. sm13 - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    That's "quieter" not quite…

  112. andrew lang - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Swift, remind me again, is it the Region of BAM?

  113. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Sorry I'm late. Gloom and doom is here when things are good. BRYCE. It's still going baby. Lotta fast balls on 1st pitch. Wack em baby

  114. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Bryce Harper Rules

  115. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Finished work, turned on the game, and Werth starts off the 4th, then BamBam goes big! Get a follow up phone call, come back, Harper up (wait, what inning is this? Fifth?!? How…) BAM dang BAM. Tempted to go do something else for 15 minutes then come back and see if he can hit three in a row. :-)

  116. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    5-0 lead. I hope Davey keeps a close eye on Det.

  117. andrew lang - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Bryce with a really nice catch there. Nice to see him turn his day around.

  118. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Bryce Harper Rules

  119. Jim Webster - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Exhale. At least for a while.

  120. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Tommy Hansen out for the Barves.

  121. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Ghost, The Legion of BAMH for sure tonight.

  122. Jim Webster - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Exhale. At least for a while.

  123. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    An Austin Kearns sighting.

  124. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    I will mention it now, Det pitching on 2 extra days of rest.

  125. JaneB - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Isn't it nice to see Ross grinning like that?

  126. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Bryce has 14 HRS at 19. Mickey Mantle 13 at 19. how nice is that.

  127. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Griffey Jr. at 16, Ott at 19, both are doable.

  128. ExposedinDC - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Detwiller= Stopper

  129. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    William, thanks for that! That is rare company!

  130. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    5-1 lead and you are issuing freebies to the leadoff man?

  131. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    No free passes. make them earn everything

  132. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    Interesting little nugget:Peter Gammons‏@pgammoStrasburg's 150 1/3 IP are 15 more than The Great Nolan Ryan threw before age 24

  133. dabassguy1 - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    And nice work, those who often post when things are not going well. It's good to see you all when things are going well. Balance is good. I don't post much, but read almost all the posts. Back to lurk mode.GYFNG. Bam-Bam

  134. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    And the lead off walk scores yet again. Now does Det crumble or get tough?

  135. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Ghost Of Steve M. said… 5-0 lead. I hope Davey keeps a close eye on Det. August 29, 2012 8:30 PM ______________________________Since you wrote that 30 minutes ago, I would say he gave him a lot of rope.

  136. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Ghost/Gonat.. At least the bullpen is up.

  137. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    and now we have a Lombo sighting

  138. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    I hate to say, not a good finish to his night. Went from a gem to a so-so night because of that leadoff walk.

  139. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Amazing. I believe Carlos Lee can out run both LaRoche and Morse.

  140. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    What took them so long. walking a lefty .201 average guy was enough for me. we can't afford to give this away. soon as Eskimo got the hit the switch should have happened. bad managing this time

  141. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    MicheleS, his pitches were up in the 5th. After the leadoff walk I would have pulled him.Not happy with Davey giving them an opening.

  142. rabbit34 - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    The rabbit is going back in his bunny hole for a few days. Hope we win. See ya Sunday. Gee, I hope we hold onto this game!

  143. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    And you know Stamton has a big fly in him on his bobblehead nite.

  144. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    I HEART Ryan Matheus!

  145. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Great job by Mattheus.

  146. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Ghost. I think that is all part of Davey's plan to let the Pitcher learn how to work out of jams and make adjustments. He did it with the Mets, he is doing it with the Nats. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (looking at you Stras)

  147. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Good call Michele. And I thought the pitch to Lee could havegotten him out of the inning.But the lead off walk with a 4 run lead was inexcusable.

  148. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Sweet! Pads up 6-1

  149. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Padres up 6-1 bottom of the 8th.

  150. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Dr. Pepper, huh, Michele.

  151. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Umm.. anyone warming up yet?

  152. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Or a beer.

  153. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Can not lose this game. This would just be devastating

  154. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    Venters is getting hit. 8-1 Pads

  155. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    At least if we blow this we can blame the pitching and not the bats. BTW even though braves lose we need a win

  156. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    SWM.. we always need wins. Barves losing is just icing on the cake

  157. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    We're on pins and needles in the 7th inning of a game on Aug 29!! Imagine how great October is going to be…Got to love this game…

  158. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Devastating would be a levee breach in New Orleans. This is entertainment.

  159. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Agree Michele. Getting more than a little nervous.

  160. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    It's just 1 of 162 SWM….no matter what happens tonight the Nats will have to play well in Sept to make the post-season…

  161. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    So.. is it DRUUUUU or Sean for the 8th?

  162. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    Your right swift. I just sleep better when we win. Haha. Burnette and clip should be fresh. Let's get some runs.

  163. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Man, I already had this down in the winner's column.

  164. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    I know Davey likes to play for the big inning, but I'd be a fan of some small ball here in the 8th an 9th…Another run would feel pretty good

  165. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    MicheleS, I hear you and would heartily agree with a 5 game winning streak.

  166. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Hitters back to taking night off. pitchers giving 5-0 lead and gave 80% back already.

  167. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Looks like Sean for th 8th, Drew sitting down

  168. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Yes yes yes. Lets get a run here.

  169. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    We need to get Zim in. no Tom foolery

  170. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Righ center field shot by Zim is encouraging.

  171. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    La Roche is not delivering. First pitch swinging? Ughh

  172. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    LaRache didn't get messageBraves lost 8-1

  173. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Big knock by the Beast

  174. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Okay.. LaRoche advanced the runner and he did get a hit earlier in that horrible shift.And yes the Barves lost 8-2 (Manassas, they tacked on a run in the 9th)Let's lock this one up.

  175. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Yeah baby. Morse the beast.

  176. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Sweeeeet.. Insurance run!

  177. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Thanks beast. go Ian

  178. sm13 - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Nats showing a bit of fight. Maybe the pep talk is paying fividends ?

  179. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Carp and FP are getting loopy in the booth

  180. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    Zim 1 out double, LaRoche (already with 2 hits) moves him to third, and Morse drives him in.Not bad for some veterans.

  181. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    That some great Goon Squad stats for the pinch hitters.

  182. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Why is baseball so up and down?!? Why can't they just hit the same, and pitch the same, every time out? Sheesh! :-)

  183. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Not happy with the Onion's brother.

  184. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Nats not getting the leadoff man out.

  185. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Bench is looking pretty good, at least of batting avg. RBIs, and other stats matter. I guess the Mike Cameron issue is a non-issue?

  186. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    No Zim you didn't.

  187. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    How does Zim miss that completely. Come on. I can see knocking it down but that is a horrible effort.

  188. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Is Sean Burnett a spy?

  189. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    bad hop?

  190. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    Yeah, sometimes I would prefer solid over flashy at 3rd.

  191. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    A hop yes but Zim got air. A single becomes a double.

  192. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Off night by Burnett, but defense didn't help him there.

  193. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    You have to get leather on that.

  194. JaneB - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Davey's leaving US in to see how we do under adversity. Let's go NATS! See the curlie W, guy. Go get 'em Storen.

  195. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    Yeah, Bryce needs more time in the minor leagues….

  196. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    Best Throw by Harper in about a month.

  197. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    And now it's Stanton….Gulp

  198. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    ehay2k, not bad by Burnett, found holes.

  199. sm13 - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    Why are we pitching to Stanton?

  200. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    This is a tougher situation for Drew than all those 9th inning saves he had last year…

  201. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    JaneB, I think you are onto something. As Nats fans, we've never had to work through a full season of success, let alone a pennant race. Maybe Davey is just stretching us out.

  202. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    hyperventilating

  203. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    Holy sh. . C'mon where is the pen?

  204. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Storen can thank his lucky stars there against Stanton.

  205. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Nice pitch, since Stanton was way ahead of the previous heater.

  206. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Ok..2 hanging sliders and Stanton still strikes out…Go figure…

  207. Drew - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Wowie Zowie.Storen goes Maximum Houdini.

  208. sm13 - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Druuuuuu!

  209. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    DRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

  210. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Onions by Drew! Huge!

  211. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Swift Eagle said… Ok..2 hanging sliders and Stanton still strikes out…Go figure… August 29, 2012 9:49 PM ________________________________Stanton over the weekend deposited a few of those 400+

  212. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Almost unbelievable escape!

  213. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Breath in. Breath out. Michele, get yourself a paper bag. In out in out.l. Whew 3 more baby.

  214. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Drew Storen is BACK! That's two straight shutdown appearances.

  215. Grandstander - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Biggest inning of Drew's career? Very lucky to escape that jam hanging those sliders!

  216. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Bryce Harper Rules

  217. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Clipp in the 9th? Time for the tangeray

  218. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Heath Bell ought to be good for a run or 2.

  219. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Lots of bullpen drama….and Clip hasn't even entered yet! Buckle Up haha

  220. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    NatsJack, because Davey wasn't conservative with Det he is now playing these innings like a playoff game.Det was up in the 5th as the sinker wasn't sinking , I would have been Captain Hook. You can tell with Ross when he is over throwing for Velo and giving up movement.

  221. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Having Drew back bodes well for us with the Cards.

  222. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Lets's ring the Bell for an insurance run or two.

  223. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    WODL…. Tell that to phil dunton.

  224. Joe Seamhead - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Yowsa!My first post in about a week.Keep the faith! It's going to be a dog race. We will finish in first.Harper's second HR was a lot further then the Marlins guys said it was. GYFNG!

  225. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Loving that HR! Zooooooo

  226. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    That's a nice little insurance run for Zuki!

  227. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Somebody pinch me. Zuuuuuuuuuuuk. Nats jack your a genius.

  228. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Aloha means Good-Bye from Capt. Kurt!

  229. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Suzuki!

  230. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Look how Zoooo hustled. That is good to see! Wish LaRoche did that over the weekend.

  231. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Ghost….I don't disagree but Michele had it right. Davey wanted him to stress and he actually threw some good pitches in tough situations.And didn't I just say Bell was good for a run or 2?

  232. Joe Seamhead - Aug 30, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    Ode to the Legion of Doom:Y'awl don't know squat.

  233. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Bryce Harper Rules

  234. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Nice boot by Reyes. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  235. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    NatsJack, it's so nice having real baseball debates with knowledgeable people.

  236. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Wow, give Reyes credit for sacrificing his body on that one, he's got a family to think about..LOl

  237. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    A little 9th inning small ball would make sense here…push another one across

  238. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    Like the Liberty, this Bell appears to have cracked.

  239. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    Great AB from Werth, that wasn't a bad pitch

  240. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Thanks, Ghost. Swift Eagle and I have spent several Spring Training camps waitkng for this season.I really think there are a whole lot of Nats fans that do not know how to react to a team 26 games over .500.

  241. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Good call, you can't throw equipment…that's a rule

  242. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    CB Buckner.. jerk.

  243. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    These umps gotta get over themselves. Crap

  244. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Buckner is a lousy umpire, but it may help in the long run…Bryce has to stop doing that stuff

  245. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    I'm with you Derek. The kid HAS to learn how to be a big leaguer.

  246. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    NatsJack.. as a reformed cubs fan, I have no idea how to react to winning baseball.

  247. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Great throw by Stanton, but as Jack said, good to see Ryan stroking it to right again

  248. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    Better that happens now with Bryce than early in a close game. Time to warm up the Shark!

  249. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    Agree.. Bryce needs to control temper, Just remember that Greinke got tossed for spiking the ball.

  250. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    Hope those last two plays don't change the momentum.

  251. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    No, Michele, you do. You've already learned that winning is much more fun than losing but also MUCH MORE STRESSFULL.

  252. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    CB Buckner is an idiot. Not One reporter will ask Buckner what the help he was thinking. Harper mad at self not him.Doesn't take a rocket scientisr

  253. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Carp and FP are really going after the score keeper. At least Lombo got the hit.

  254. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:13 AM

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  255. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    Swift agree, he needs to get his temper in line or umps like CP, Angel, and Country joe will take it to him.

  256. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    AN easy inning from CLIPP!WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!Got that feels good!

  257. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Thank the Lord. Winner!

  258. djinFl. - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Great game and great comments tonight..thanks gang

  259. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    The 6th thru 8th were definitely Kardiac Kids multi-innings.

  260. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Michele how's your breathing? Great game. Bryce woke us up with his 2 run shot

  261. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Somebody has to tell Rabbit the Nats aren't losing "at least" 10 in a row on this streak.

  262. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Haha..Bryce gave Sportscenter a lot of material tonight…

  263. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Still have to say Storen was the MVP tonight, 2nd and 3rd no out with the heart of the order….NAILS

  264. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    I would like to commend SWM on a pretty reasonable night. You might get off the Legion of Doom yet.

  265. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Now let's exhale. Mike Stanton is still kicking himself on missing 2 meatballs from Storen.

  266. Secret wasian man - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Great to be up 5 games. Time for the victory swim. Good night all.

  267. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Kristina: Drew what was your approach?

  268. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Thanks to the Padres for taking 2 of 3 from the Barves!

  269. sjm308 - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    Not upset with Buckner at all. It's a rule and the kid needs to figure these things out. Thank goodness for the win!! I have lots of hats but it will be good to wear one for two days in a row. Will be at Nats Park the next two nights (one with red carpet and the other is our 20 game plan). With Storen looking so good and Clippard having an easy inning we just need to get to the 7th tomorrow.Nice to see the bats coming back and I love what is going on in this last month of the season. So exciting!!Go Nats!!

  270. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    Magic number playoffs 25 division 28Great job Drew in the 8th

  271. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    Does Ozzie talk in his post-game about Bryce spiking his helmet?

  272. Swift Eagle - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    I'm assuming fried chicken and beer was not served at the team meeting today…

  273. MicheleS - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    This was a fun night. Winning is sooo much better than losing (and icing on the cake from the Pads). 5 games up.Is Molina out for the weekend?

  274. sjm308 - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    First 6 batters with 2 hits 3 for 5 with runners in scoring position3 homeruns and a tripleI think they got Rabbits message loud and clear.Go Nats!!!

  275. JaneB - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Suddenly life is grand again. Go Nats!

  276. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Nice to end the losi g streak, even nicer that it was against the fish. Funny thing about the streak and all the agonizing over it – we lost five in a row, but I looked at the WaPo this AM and we had the same record over the last ten games as the Barves. They must be killing themselves that we had a five game streak and they couldn't really make up much ground. Natsjack, you are SO right about winning being more stressful. These years watching the Nats, the games were fun, but rarely mattered. It as easy to be a fan. Now every game matters, even loud conversations between Rizzo and Davey matter, or at least people think they do. But I am loving the journey. It helps that all our guys are easy to root for. I just WANT them to succeed.

  277. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    By the way, 2 scoring changes have to occur. E on Harp in the 1st and H for Lombo in the 9th.Even if Reyes fields that ball on Lombo he maybe beats it out.

  278. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    NatsJack, did you hear what Ray just said about Det and 75 pitches?

  279. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    ehay, the Braves lost 2 straight against the Dodgers followed by 2 to the Nats so they had a 4 game losing streak before beating the Nats last Wednesday.Braves are off tomorrow then have the Phillies for the weekend.

  280. NatsLady - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    They gave Lombo the hit. What did Ray say?

  281. sjm308 - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Four more wins and this will be the winningest team in this franchises history! How great to be just so much better then most of us thought! I had 86 wins which they could reach in the middle of Sept. Love being wrong here.Had to explain the magic number to spousal equivalent tonight. Last week it was the designated hitter. Can't wait to discuss the playoff schedule with her.Go Nats!!

  282. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Glad Davey just talked about Bryce and his emotions and is on top of it.

  283. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    NatsLady said… They gave Lombo the hit. What did Ray say? August 29, 2012 10:38 PM ________________________________Thanks for the update. Nice to see that they changed it.

  284. ehay2k - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    Gonat, you are correct. I was just pointing out that five game losing streak isn't as significant when taken in a larger context. But I am willing to bet we are less frustrated than Barves fans are right now.

  285. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:47 AM

    ehay2k, agreed and they have to be worried about melting down further with the Cards, Pirates and Dodgers nipping at their heels in the Wild Card.

  286. A DC Wonk - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    Cards just finished losing two big ones to the Pirates. Here's hoping that, just as we had a 5-game losing streak, the Cards are just starting their losing streak!

  287. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:54 AM

    DC Wonk, lets hope!

  288. A DC Wonk - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    JayB said…Yea Davey sure knows how to keep em lose and focused…..These guys need kick in Ass in the worst way. They are embarrassing to watch and telling jokes in a team meeting is not getting it done!Hey, JayB, where'd ya' go?Davey's some inexperienced manager, eh?

  289. Gonat - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    Hard to believe after getting No-hit for 3 innings the 1-6 batters then got to work and put together 2 hits each for a total of 12.

  290. A DC Wonk - Aug 30, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    Gonat said…DC Wonk, lets hope!Indeed. Cards lost 5-0 to the Pirates tonight, and 9-0 to them last night.So, let's hope it's the beginning of a cold spell for their hitters.(After all, they are going to throw a 14-game winner at us, followed by two 13-game winners)

  291. A DC Wonk - Aug 30, 2012 at 3:00 AM

    Gonat said…Hard to believe after getting No-hit for 3 innings the 1-6 batters then got to work and put together 2 hits each for a total of 12.In part, I'm guessing, a case of: "we've never seen this guy before", so, the second time through the lineup he was more familiar. Hitters made adjustments and pitcher (age 21, I think) didn't.

  292. BigCat - Aug 30, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Huge win for the Nats. The Kid put us on his back. Love his intensity, love his competitiveness. Heard Riz on the radio today and he was saying that Harper needs to play "every damn day"….cause we are a much better team with him in our lineup…..and he's rightManassas Nats Fan……how many complete games do our pitchers have this year?

  293. Maurymania - Aug 30, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Last night I criticized the trolls and said we would be back up by 6 games in a week and all would be well in Nats Town again. Well, maybe tomorrow night! You don't play .600 ball for 5 months and then play .400 ball, you just don't. For perspective, the Braves could go 20-11 and we go a sub-par 17-16 and we STILL take the division. Chew on that. Back under your rocks trolls. BELIEVE!

  294. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 30, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    Edwin Jackson complete game vs. Reds and Gio vs. Houston after the two exes inning game. Total 2

  295. mick - Aug 30, 2012 at 3:49 AM

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  296. mick - Aug 30, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    Well, I think I called it right today… I said Nats would have a big night and it would be a long night for OzzieDrew Storen was spectacular and saved the Nats… I'm little bothered that Zim did not make that play at 3rd, he should have stopped the ball and that could have been costly.overall, i knew the boys would play well tonight

  297. JayB - Aug 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Went to bed…I am still here and I still feel that Davey and this team would be more effective if he stopped telling them how great they were and rather gave them the honest feed back…..they have lost focus and are not giving it 100% on the field. You can see that in ground balls they are no longer running out. You can see it in field and on the base paths. Did they win….yes…because Harper woke them up. Not Davey. Ian D and Harper have heart and fire……anyone else?

  298. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Did anybody else note the savy veteran move by Carlos Lee on his line out sac fly in the 8th?Did you see how he laid his bat about 3' on to the grass in front of home plate as an obstacle to the throw to the plate?It didn't interfere but it wasn't for trying.

  299. NatsNut - Aug 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    [raises hand]NatsJack in Florida said…I really think there are a whole lot of Nats fans that do not know how to react to a team 26 games over .500.

  300. natsfan1a - Aug 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Ahhh, that was nice. The Nats won (#rally birthday kid) and the Bravos lost. Druuuu looked good, the Zuk-man went yard, and, oh yeah, so did Bryce, a couple of times (and got tossed but he'd already had himself a pretty good game by then). Guess that the old man could sleep pretty good last night. Yeah, I slept pretty good myself. :-)

  301. BigCat - Aug 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Nats Jack….good eye on Lee. Only an old catcher would see that

  302. natsfan1a - Aug 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Thanks, Michele. Yes, it was a joke. Not big into either pointy-ball or p.c. lectures. :-)MicheleS said… SWM.. definitley a joke (1a doesn't no pointy ball sport). I like twice baked with lots of cheese. August 29, 2012 6:29 PM Secret wasian man said… Natsfan1a, very funny. I hope it was a joke and not a politically correct lecture. I prefer mashed BTW August 29, 2012 6:25 PM

  303. natsfan1a - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Excellent call. Had my first sample on this summer's CA trip. Good stuff. :-)MicheleS said… Manassas.. I like Diet Dr Pepper… August 29, 2012 7:40 PM

  304. natsfan1a - Aug 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    So, like pop-up art?My goodness the first time through line up was Warhol.

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