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Game 148: Dodgers at Nats

Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER
John Lannan faces Josh Beckett in the nightcap of today's doubleheader.

Who's ready for some more baseball? The Nationals and Dodgers are right back out there for the second half of this doubleheader. And by virtue of their 3-1 victory in the just-completed Game 1, with another win tonight the Nats would clinch the first postseason berth by a Washington baseball club since 1933.

There are two changes to Davey Johnson's lineup: Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki are taking a seat, with Steve Lombardozzi and Jesus Flores taking their spots. In a bit of a surprise, both Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse are back in the lineup after playing in Game 1.

John Lannan, meanwhile, takes the mound for the Nationals, looking to improve to 4-0 and secure what would be quite a milestone victory for the franchise and the District of Columbia.

Plenty of updates to come…

LOS ANGELES DODGERS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS (Game 2)
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:45 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), ESPN Radio, XM 185
Weather: Clear, 68 degrees, Wind 6 mph in from CF

NATIONALS (90-57)
RF Jayson Werth
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche

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138 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. SonnyG10 - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Go Nats, take the second game also.GYFNG!!!

  2. SCNatsFan - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Don't get me wrong, at the start of the season I would have taken the wild card – even the second wild card. Somehow right now that won't be enough. Still, take that step tonight. Go Johnny L.

  3. sm13 - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Despite some of his public comments, this lineup indicates that Davey does think the wild card clincher means something special. Go Nats!

  4. Eugene in Oregon - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Got to watch the game live — at least with one eye — for the first time since Friday. Well played; well pitched; some timely hitting. But how about a bit more offensive pressure in the nightcap? GYFNG!

  5. Gonat - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Not to be lost in all of this is that the Nats beat the Dodgers, something they couldn't do in April 2012.

  6. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    History will be made, tonight.

  7. Manassas Nats' Fan - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    With my new phone I am having a problem adding a comment. So I am on the computer.I have the setting set to auto turn, but this site is staying rotated across from side to side even though I hold in up and down.When rotated side to side I cannot comment.Any suggestion what to try to straighten this up?

  8. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM

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  9. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    MNF, you're on a Windows tablet, I take it?

  10. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Wow, Kristina is wearing the Big Eyelashes tonight.

  11. Secret wasian man - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    I think morse is still hurting. Maybe the shark should have played game 2

  12. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    Shark has that "I could have started" look, no doubt.

  13. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    bbl

  14. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Lol Sofa about the Shark – my thoughts exactly!

  15. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Eek – bases loaded for Hanley.

  16. Faraz Shaikh - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Lannen is laboring?

  17. Faraz Shaikh - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    wait I thought Zimm and Morse were gonna sit out game 2.

  18. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Hanley hit a good pitch down and away. It wasn't as if LannEn gave him a meatball…

  19. Ghost Of Steve M. - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Cue Peric for his opportunity to bash Lannan.

  20. Manassas Nats' Fan - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    I do not have a tablet,. I have a phone.Not sure who is making me madder, the phone, or Lannan walking people into scoring position. I absolutely hate free bases. McCatty went out there, and he threw another ball after that. What is the point of throwing balls. Can't have your fielders he;lp at all.

  21. Exposremains - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    I have to say this inning was very similar to 2011 Lannan. Around the 4th inning he has one really bad inning.

  22. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Manassas Nats fan – with phones and some sites, if you are looking at the "mobile version" won't rotate the image with the screen. You can see if there is a "request desktop Site" option in the browser, or a link to the Full Site on the page.

  23. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    I must add that some phones force me to take a tablet!

  24. Secret wasian man - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    Legion of doom a time. The nats gutted out a much needed win in the first game. But they are looking to lose the 4 th game out of 5. The hitting is really down, guys are banged up, and the starting pitching has been better. The way things have been going I think the division is in jeopardy. Thank you for letting me vent. Feel free to start insulting my opinions now.

  25. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    It would be neat if Lannan could some how get the win and symbolic, oh well

  26. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Secret wasian man actually, Nats should be rested… worse case scenario is the lead over Braves would be 5 with 14 to go. I like the Nats odds. I am hoping we do not get the best overall record, I know I will get blasted in here, but I would rather play the Giants in the first round than the Braves. This playoff format is terrible by the way…

  27. Secret wasian man - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Awful outing by lannan. Nice few wins when we needed them before. But it's crunch time in September and he's not good enough. Now the bullpen is shot for tommorow

  28. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Sigh, not a good night for Lannan. Just seemed like he started nibbling. Maybe he was just having control issues. Lately, it seems we get two outs and then our pitchers just can't close the deal.

  29. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Our Wang national nightmare…

  30. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    can we all agree that Wang will not pitch in post season, lol

  31. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Lannan just lost his control early, one of those outings… give him a break he will be fine. What I am waiting for now is the Legion of the shutdown again, lol. Wonder how many idiots on MLB network will start in about Strass

  32. Secret wasian man - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Mick, the playoff format is a joke. You are correct about that. I no im very critical. But right now the nats are NOT the best team in the NL.

  33. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Secret wasian man…. I think Nats are better than Braves and Giants, i am not sure if they are better than the Reds. What matters is how they go into October

  34. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Umps screw up another one. Are these replacement umps?

  35. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Gonat…. lol, but I have to say, I will take the MLB umpires over the joke in the NFL

  36. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Wow. can't believe that a) Kemp was jogging home with 2 outs and b) that the umps blew the call that badly. I think we are seeing the Hanley effect on the Dodgers and the Umps. Must be "mail it in" night.

  37. Secret wasian man - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    Right now I would not bet on the nats against , brew, dodgers, braves, giants, reds or phillies. Just not playing well. Even less than mediocre.

  38. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    It just figures that when the Nats nake post season, MLB gets goofy and basically gives home field advantage to the teams with the worse record in the first round. After a 162 games you are telling a 90 plus win team to play the first 2 on the road against a team with maybe 87 wins. This is crazy!! If that team wins the first 2 at home,which is very possible, it means the team with the better record must win 3 in a row

  39. Secret wasian man - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    The nats will get the wild card. Win that at home. Then get two against braves at home. Maybe not such a bad thing.

  40. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    ehay2k agreed

  41. Exposremains - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    you know why he the HP umpire missed because he was looking at the 3rd base play never looked at Kemp.On another note, if you gonna give up by putting CMW you should take Zim, Werth, Harper, Morse out of this game.

  42. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Secret wasian man Nats will win East

  43. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    This will tell us if Wang has any chance of contributing to this team.

  44. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Exposremainsvery good point, Davey may do that in the 5th or 6th if Nats have not scored

  45. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Gonat said…This will tell us if Wang has any chance of contributing to this team.I already know the answer to that, lol

  46. Secret wasian man - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Mick, I certainly hope you are correct. You must admit though the play lately does not give one much confidence.

  47. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Wang needed a longer warmup. Ooooh- holding my breath watching him run to cover first. Not his strong suit…

  48. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Secret – just remember that we very likely win one game in Atlanta except for a terrible call by the ump saying LaRoche was off the bag.

  49. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    mick said… Gonat…. lol, but I have to say, I will take the MLB umpires over the joke in the NFL September 19, 2012 9:03 PM ________________________________It took a while for Bob and FP to make the same joke.

  50. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    Maybe FP is reading the blog tonite?Hi FP!

  51. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    Secret wasian manIf we lose tomorrow to Dodgers, I will be concerned. I think we have to win the series verse Dodgers and Brewers period.Playing the Braves, the game I was down on was the last game. I thought everyone played poorly after losing a game that a jerk umpire gave away on Saturday. The first loss was a great game, Desi just made a bad throw. So I had no problem with the first tow games. Lannan just hada tough outing. However, i expect Nats to win 2 of 3 verse Dodgers

  52. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Gonat… lol

  53. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Secret wasian man remember this series is a MUST for Dodgers, they are playing for their lives

  54. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Morse's injury not getting any better by keeping him in a doubleheader – he's just not THAT kind of DH. Need to put Bernie in to give Morse a break and the Shark some AB's

  55. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    ehay2k I agree with you

  56. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    How about letting Wang finish this out and save the bullpen?

  57. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    mick said… Secret wasian man remember this series is a MUST for Dodgers, they are playing for their lives—WAIT – you mean people were complaining about the Nats and shutting Stras down, and if the Dodgers lose, Magic and Kasten are going to put the whole team down? Wow. ;-)

  58. Exposremains - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    medlen 8 innings of shutout ball

  59. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    I thought that only happens to greyhounds…

  60. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Desmond smashed a ball that went nowhere and Victorino hit a ball that looked like an easy out that Harper turns into a Web Gem near the warning track.

  61. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    ehay2k lolololo

  62. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Medlen right now is the best starter in the NL, hopefully he will cool down

  63. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    all right Wang!

  64. Nats Fan in Brazil - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    In The begining of The second inninig lannan era was 2.11 after Two outs in The third…..4.43! Thats crazy

  65. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    mick – either that or he gets a lot more attention from scouts. If he has any weaknesses, they will be found.

  66. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    ehay2k , will they be found by October, that is the question?

  67. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    Nats fan in Brasil – that's because despite the fact that this is September, it's only his third (fourth?) game all year.

  68. Nats Fan in Brazil - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Ehay i know that, but dont u think Thats really awkard? By The way davey should put The whole bench in, give this team new energy!

  69. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    most important thing tonight is too rest some starters but try to get CMW through the 8th

  70. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    mick, I think Davey may pull Wang and go to Duke to eat some innings.

  71. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Beckett has only thrown 51 pitches, one of his best outings

  72. Faraz Shaikh - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    nothing seems to be going on here. c u guys tomorrow.

  73. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Gonat and that is fine. Just rest the big boys for tomorrow

  74. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    That Adrian Gonzalez is a slick fielding 1st baseman also.

  75. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    Gonat…. he sure is

  76. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    I wonder if Beckett goes nine?

  77. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    only 57 pitches for Beckett, Dodgers will have a rested pen tomorrow

  78. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    nice job Corey!

  79. DJB - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    I'm not sure Nats will win NL East, but at least we will make the Wild Card. This team does not have the bats to go anywhere in October.

  80. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    DJB its all about pitching in playoffs

  81. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Nats fan in Brasil – it happens like that all the time in April and May. If Lannan had pitched a shutout his ERA would have plummeted. Beckett has only thrown 61 pitches through 6 innings? can the Nats pitchers please pick up some tips?

  82. Nats Fan in Brazil - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    DJB, welcome Back! We really missed The legion of DOOM

  83. DJB - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Mick, they don't have the pitching either. We're limping into the playoffs at the very best.

  84. DJB - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    Keeping it real….I owe you all a steak dinner if I'm proven wrong.

  85. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    This may be Beckett's best game of the season. For Dodgers fans, that is good news, I still think it will be Braves and Cards in Wild Card

  86. mick - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    DJB…. I love Mortons in Bethesda, lol

  87. peric - Sep 20, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Uh Ghost why trash him? He is what is. That's why he wasn't the best pitchier in Syracuse (Duke's was). That's why he has a 4.23 ERA. If he wasn't left-handed he might have been released.I am wondering whether Davey was giving us a hint about the right-handed starter on Sunday? He was following the Oriole's promotion of Dylan Bundy, (by-the-way according to Nats scouts and coaches Nate Karns was the best pitcher in that league this season NOT Bundy. Keep that in mind;), when he said the Nats also have possibilities down in the Florida Instructional League …Bryon Kerr went on about Gilliam and some others … BUT there is a power pitcher with major league experience who might have been the best pitchier in the system after Nate Karns. His first year as a starter he was pretty impressive and the Nats need to make decisions about him during this offseason.We might just see Ryan Perry on the mound on Sunday. He is ramping up fo for the AFL. Seems to me he might be perfect … IMO perhaps a better choice than Lannan for a spot in the rotation.

  88. peric - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Cortisone shots for Mikey Mo!!!

  89. peric - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:02 AM

    Cortisone shot for Lombo!!!

  90. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:02 AM

    Today's pitchers – Lannan, Wang, Duke. Rearrange the letters : Gland Wanna NukeAnd I type that and BOOM – two homers. Game ON!

  91. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    That botched 6th run really looms large now.

  92. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Gonat – it's the Nats' job to make sure that the umps' incompetence does not impact the game. ;-)Score 4 more!

  93. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Mick, I jinxed Adrian Gonzalez! LOL

  94. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    lol Gonat – quick, say something nice about their next pitcher!

  95. RickH - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    Wow! I finally get home after missing both games and they start scoring! Should have made it back sooner!!!

  96. RickH - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    BRYCE!!!

  97. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    RickH, please do not move from where you are! Have food and beverages delivered to your exact location. ;-)

  98. RickH - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    C'mon, Danny! Put that cortisone to work!

  99. Manassas Nats' Fan - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    I was rea;;y ticked off Satruday at the Ump. Then I was more ticked off at the press that didn't get an interview with the ump. (MLB lets a pool reporter talk and none did.Well tonight the play was just a joke, and someon has to have the guts to get to the truth as that is really the presses job. I don't need an interview with Lannan. I want an interview with the 3 umps who called the run good. What did they base the decision on? Not on what happened for sure. Mark please be the pool reporter as all the others have prooven to be non reliable. You are reliable so do it, as that is what the fans really want to know. They already know Lanna lost control, and don't care for an interview about that.Thanks in advance (of course I did that Saturday to no avail).

  100. Exposremains - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    it could be 5-4.

  101. RickH - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    ehay2k … NOT moving!

  102. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    full cobra pose from Morse there…

  103. RickH - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    WHOA, NELLIE. THAT IS ALL.

  104. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    ehay2k said… Gonat – it's the Nats' job to make sure that the umps' incompetence does not impact the game. ;-)Score 4 more! September 19, 2012 10:05 PM ___________________________________Yah, but that is now the difference.

  105. Exposremains - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    would love to see the face of Braves player in the clubhouse

  106. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    the F.P. Santangelo line of the year:"This is fast-break offense."

  107. JaneB - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    We should be up one! Please let the seventh run cross so we really are. Insane here.

  108. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    Goon squad getting it done tonight!!!!

  109. JaneB - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    And please, Mark, you or someone else, ask what happens to the blue who didn't even pay attention to the runner NOT crossing home plate. Can he be benched or fined?

  110. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    How did the ball carry by Kemp.

  111. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Seems like an odd location for an 0-2 pitch. Perhaps Severe Jammage was in order? Or Low and away?

  112. Exposremains - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    clippard forgot what momentum means

  113. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    ehay, it wasn't thrown high enough. Its a chase fastball that Tyler didn't elevate enough.

  114. Drew - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    To repeat:Do not let Stanton beat you.Do not let McCutcheon beat you.Do not let Votto beat you.Do not let Chipper beat you.Do NOT let Matt Kemp beat you!

  115. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    Expos, the guy closed out the first game 3 hours before. Give him some slack. Sheesh.

  116. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    In on Gonzales' hands. Much better location for an 0-2 pitch.

  117. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    gonat, I know, but Kemp likes the high ball. Seems like you'd rather miss in the dirt.

  118. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    Gonat, agreed, but still. You don't let Kemp beat you.

  119. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa said… Gonat, agreed, but still. You don't let Kemp beat you. September 19, 2012 10:37 PM ____________________________________He didn't let him. He missed his pitch.

  120. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    If anybody is hoping for the Nats to win this more than Alice, it should be Alan Porter.

  121. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Well, "let" is a big word.

  122. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Where's Wilson Ramos when you need him. The Brandon League killer.

  123. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    Ramos is rehabbing right now, probably with a "I could hit that guy" look on his face.

  124. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    I'm not sure League threw a ball in the strike zone to Corey Brown.

  125. peric - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    Where's Wilson Ramos when you need him. The Brandon League killerHe'll be back next season.

  126. peric - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    Everyone trying to hit the bomb again … as Morse proved just a single would work.

  127. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    The Nats had their largest come from behind 9th inning walkoff last year against Seattle and Brandon League. I think it was 4 or 5 runs.

  128. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    League was with Seattle a long time. I bet Suzuki is thinking that.

  129. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    That 1 run screwup by the ump is the difference. Heck of a comeback.

  130. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:47 AM

    Well, everybody got their money's worth today. Go get 'em tomorrow.

  131. Section 3, My Hitterish Sofa - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    The worst call all year, by far. And the WP by Wang. And the bad inning by Lannan. But still.

  132. Exposremains - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    I think I would like to see maybe Garcia instead of Clippard because he pitched earlier

  133. Gonat - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:50 AM

    There's a great lesson to a bad inning where you have to minimize the damage because a 4-0 defecit is much better than 5-0 as you can see when your team has the ability to comeback.

  134. SonnyG10 - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:50 AM

    I am so mad at Alan Porter for giving the Dodgers that run and I'm mad at Davey for not putting up more of a protest. That potentially cost us the ball game. The game would have been tied after the nineth and who knows what would have happened then.

  135. DJB - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    Closing is getting difficult. I would like a lights-out closer.

  136. ehay2k - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    Dang game of inches. Six blank ones between each of the umps ears, apparently.

  137. SonnyG10 - Sep 20, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    After listening to Davey's postgame comments, I guess there was nothing he could have done differently to change the outcome. He said Alan Porter told him he saw the play. Alan's a lying s.o.b. If he saw the play and gave the run to the Dodgers anyway, he should be fired.

  138. SonnyG10 - Sep 20, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    I don't like Clip as our closer. I would rather have a power arm for that job.

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