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Game 17: Nats at Mets

Apr 20, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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Today it's an afternoon game on FOX with Gio looking to even the series.

The Nats took a tough loss last night in New York, their fifth in the last seven games. Injuries have caused Davey Johnson to use different lineups over the last few games, but today he will at least get back Danny Espinosa. Espinosa is in the lineup batting seventh after missing the last four games due to a sore right wrist.

Ryan Zimmerman is out once again with reports saying he needed an MRI on his injured hamstring. In his place will be Chad Tracy at third base, making the start for the second straight day.

The Nationals will try for their tenth win of the season with Gio Gonzalez on the mound. Gonzalez went 3-1 last season vs. the Mets with a 3.27 ERA after allowing eight earned runs in 22 innings pitched. For New York, 27 year old Jeremy Hefner (0-2, 7.20 ERA) will take the ball.

Enjoy the game…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at NEW YORK METS
Where: Citi Field
Gametime: 3:05 p.m. EDT
TV: FOX, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM)
Weather: Cloudy, 57 degrees

NATIONALS (9-7)
CF Denard Span
RF Jayson Werth
LF Bryce Harper
1B Adam LaRoche

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227 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Manassas Nats' Fan - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Seems like has missed a fairly large percentage of games. I guess my imagination.

  2. Less Platu - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Oh My God!! We have posters actually talking Wang and Maya!! Either our posters are brain dead, or we are in deep doo doo

  3. Less Platu - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Soriano got help — dude swung at ball 4 twice

  4. Less Platu - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Peric: what a chatterbox! You comprise 30% of all posts here.Kinda trollish

  5. Secret wasian man - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Walk walks walks. Cmon

  6. Less Platu - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    It ought to be 1st and second, one out — if the first batter had laid off Soriano's lousy pitches

  7. Less Platu - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Thank you Harp: you ARE the Nationals

  8. JaneB - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Truly. Thank goodness for Bryce. It would have been awful if they hadn't taken this game.

  9. MicheleS - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!! Harp's a BEAST!

  10. natsfan1a - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Did I untuck, you might ask? You'd better believe it, baby.

  11. natsfan1a - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    So, who else had to hit the mute button a few times?

  12. Manassas Nats' Fan - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Untucked hete.Interseting all ,,7 hits extra bases

  13. David Proctor - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Anthony Rendon called up.Adam Kilgore ‏@AdamKilgoreWP 1mZimmerman to DL. Anthony Rendon called up. He'll start, Davey says

  14. JaneB - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Welcome Anthony! S all,the twitterati had it right! Someone lied to Byron Kerr.

  15. Manassas Nats' Fan - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    We'e faster than Kilgore. I called him up an hour ago.

  16. Ribuld - Apr 20, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Rendon up and Zim on the 15 day DL

  17. UnkyD - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Amanda:The #nats are calling up Anthony Rendon and putting Ryan Zimmerman on the DL w hamstring strain——-Multiple sources….. White batting practice balls, for Rendon… :D

  18. ehay2k - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Oh, not a good game to watch. But TERRIBLE to listen to. McCarver said that the first base ump used his "olfactory senses" on a bang-bang play. Um, yeah. But good teams win when not all of their top players play, or play well. Remember today's game come September.

  19. peric - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    This is the story about a blog name NatsInsiderSaid I made stuff up just to be an upender …Then one day the Nats decided ol' Zim needed to move …And up from the minors comes a bubblin' true …Rendon that is … Anthony THIRD BASEMAN right Chase?Bryce Harper was excited to hear #nats are calling up Rendon. Said it sucks to put Zimmerman on DL but "awesome" Rendon's coming up. LOOK WHO IS RIGHT and all those fools WHO ARE WRONG! AGAIN!

  20. peric - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    I may need to repost the above a few hundred times just to complete innervate and aggravate NatsJack, Ghost, et al.

  21. tayo - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Happy that Rendon is getting called up to play 3b. But Zim most likely takes 3b back after his dl stint unless Laroche gets injured or the Nats just bench him(highly unlikely)

  22. peric - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Peric: what a chatterbox! You comprise 30% of all posts here.Kinda trollishNOPE, JUST BETTER at prognosticating than any pundit or poster around here … as once again I WAS PROVEN RIGHT moron …

  23. peric - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Happy that Rendon is getting called up to play 3b. But Zim most likely takes 3b back after his dl stint unless Laroche gets injured or the Nats just bench him(highly unlikely)That all depends on how Rendon and LaRoche perform and what Zim looks like in his minor league rehab stints … where he just might be see first base for some games.

  24. UnkyD - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Peric…: kinda sweet, no? ;)

  25. peric - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Amanda Comack: #nats Mike Rizzo agreed w/what Davey said in that most likely when Zimmerman comes off DL Rendon will return to minors for more seasoning.I agree but what if the guy is the better hitter even better than Harper and proves it in the majors? And his fielding is gold glove caliber. Then what? Do you punish him for doing the job? That doesn't sound at all like Rizzo or Johnson. In the end we shall see. But I think this kind of competition where jobs are at stake is good for this team. As many observed they did seem rather lethargic out the gate. This should put a charge in their fannies.

  26. peric - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Peric…: kinda sweet, no? ;)No, because I agree with our GM and manager Rendon does need seasoning. He's major league ready right now but time spent in the minors does tend to teach a thing or two. Now, Harper got that training from Davey and Werth. Rendon is older and more mature but who does he get to mentor him? Likely Davey again … but he's not a supercharged 19 year old like BHarp. I just looked at this team saw Zim struggling with the shoulder, watched LaRoche struggle with the bat, wondered about Espinosa and his rotator cuff. Knew Tyler Moore would be blocked because of Rizzo's big trade and Werth … it was a recipe for a call-up of a major league ready top prospect that was already on the 40-man.

  27. natsfan1a - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    So, he was smelling a hit? :-)ehay2k said… Oh, not a good game to watch. But TERRIBLE to listen to. McCarver said that the first base ump used his "olfactory senses" on a bang-bang play. Um, yeah. But good teams win when not all of their top players play, or play well. Remember today's game come September. April 20, 2013 7:08 PM

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