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Game 62: Twins at Nats

Jun 9, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

Photo by the Associated Press
The Nationals blasted the Twins 7-0 in today's first game, the perfect way to kick off a doubleheader. Now they send RHP Nathan Karns (0-1, 6.00) to the mound to try and lock up a series win. Karns is making his third career start, already his second against an American League team after facing the Orioles in his MLB debut. 
Pitching for the Twins is 29 year old Samuel Deduno (2-1, 3.44 ERA). A four-year pro, Deduno has just 103 major league innings under his belt and has yet to face the Nats. He will go up against a Washington lineup fresh off a blowout win just hours earlier. We'll see if their hot bats can carry over into the night.

The updated lineups are below with Denard Span back in the mix and Roger Bernadina batting second. The Twins also have a different look with Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham set to play.

Please check back for updates, and enjoy the game…

MINNESOTA TWINS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500)
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees

NATIONALS (30-31)
CF Denard Span
LF Roger Bernadina
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Anthony Rendon
C Jhonatan Solano
RHP Nathan Karns

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340 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Rendon batting .300 now but who's counting!

  2. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Oh good… No Tracy….

  3. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    "FP is such a homer. When balls bounced on Ryan Z a few weeks ago after a rain delay it was that turf stuff. The ball bounces funny on Jamie Carrol and its just a plain ole E."He said the ball took a tricky bounce because of the wet surface.

  4. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    It's a good day to be Anthony Rendon. Forecast for tomorrow is: another good day to be Anthony Rendon.

  5. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Why did he pull the back on the 4yh pitch looked right in the middle, checked game track they said middle too.Again bad approach, if you are going to bunt then do it.

  6. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    FP is such a homer.I like homer announcers. YMMV.

  7. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Come on…. Walk Lombo….

  8. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    THERE YOU GO SPAN!

  9. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Yessssss….. I FRICKIN love Span…. And Trent with another good send….

  10. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Span bails out Solano.

  11. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:40 AM

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  12. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    I swear Trent Jewett is going to get a heart attack "wind-milling" guys home.

  13. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    C'mon Roger!

  14. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Bernadina is heating up. 2 hits, 2 walks. And it's not just tonight.

  15. Secret wasian man - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Good. Job guys. Way to fight back

  16. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Ghost Of Steve M. said… Time to score some runs Nats! June 09, 2013 9:30 PM __________________________Summoning!

  17. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Another Walk….. Yessssss….. Come on Ryan…. Another hit baby…. Another hit….Lets take the lead here!

  18. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    2 out bunts on a firstbaseman back is rarely done, Though to me it is a brilliant play with man on third.

  19. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    MNF, back to Lombo, PitchTrack had it on the inside black, coming back in from way inside. And I doubt he was bunting there.

  20. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    That was a nasty last pitch.

  21. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Got dammit… Ryan swinging at garbage….. And then looks at strike 3…. Come on man….

  22. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    That just pissed me off….

  23. Secret wasian man - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Ok not to be negative. Hows does Zimmerman let that go by.

  24. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    That strike 3 ended up down the middle but it was outside for a long time. It was a sharp 2 seamer, I guess.

  25. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    What on earth?Lets check swing on a ball a foot outside and just not move the bat on one right over the middleApproach? Or eye sight? Or poor recognition?

  26. Scott Margenau - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Espi doesn't make that play.I man crush Span lately

  27. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    What was Zim looking for. That looked like a fastball right over the plate. I would hate to see the LOB #'s for Zim, Werth, LaRoche and Desmond.

  28. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    But we are tied. It's like we are back to square one. I'll take it. So so glad The Shark is back!So so glad Johnnie H will be gone. The sweep? Hello? He was at that first game. Sheesh.

  29. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Next to Ian, I love Clip best.

  30. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    OK, OK, OK. Attention, please. Clippard is on in the seventh in a tie game.For those who want to be completely legal about it, Sunshine's Bar is officially and legally open.Bourbon and Maalox all around for my friends, Barkeep!

  31. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Well it's back to 0-0 game…. Lets take the lead and don't look back next inning….Still upset with Ryan for his at bat…. Just terrible….

  32. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    I can't stand Tyler Clippard….

  33. waddu eye no - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    mrs b – don't ask

  34. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Wen i was talking about bunt I was talking about Solano not. lombo bnting would not be smart.

  35. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Here's a request sent out to "Ryan" — from The Statue of Duke Ellington, which also just stands there.

  36. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Clip like little Clip cant get first guy out.

  37. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Sorry, MNF, I misunderstood you.

  38. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    BABIP LUCK! Doubleplay

  39. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Awesome simple DP!

  40. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    What a play by LaRoche…. Nice…. Was sitting here hoping for the DP….

  41. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Joe Mauer does his Jamie Csrroll imitation.

  42. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    That was a nifty grab there for LaRoche.

  43. Scott Margenau - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    Sunshine — ill take a double.

  44. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    Nate Karns off the hook after a ________ start.

  45. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    MrsB. You gotta admit Tyler HELPED in that DP! And just now too. How can you hate him? He is Sui generis

  46. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Hahahaha Jane…. I can not stand Tyler Clippard… I do not believe in him at all…. I've never been a fan of his….But that was a good inning for him….

  47. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Span second in NL. With 6 triples. Trails Brewers SS Gene Segura who has 8 including one that tied Phillies Thursday.

  48. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Gonat – "stupid" "predictable" are the only 2 safe words I can think of right now….

  49. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Uhm… I'd like to order 2 runs this inning, please? Thanks!

  50. Scott Margenau - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Lets win this! Braves won right?

  51. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    27947 alledgedly at the game

  52. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    That's tickets sold, not turnstiles.

  53. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    GOTTA GET THERE …. YES!

  54. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Oh my lord… It's 10 o clock already! Oh yeah, way to go Adam!!!!!!Love his blazing speed!!!!!

  55. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    ALR…watch those headfirst slides. We only have so much bubblewrap around here, and Zimm has used a lot of it already.

  56. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    ALR AND DESI!!!

  57. Scott Margenau - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Go nats!!! GYFNG!!

  58. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Willingham's glove finally cost the Twins! DESI!!!!

  59. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Ian

  60. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    Yesssss….. And I was just about to cuss Desi out for first pitch swinging… Lol…. Good fundamentals in baseball….. Good on ya Desi!

  61. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    That's the intensity we were discussing earlier, I believe.

  62. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    Alright Rendon. Let's give Storen and Soriano some wiggle room.

  63. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Watching Willingham chase after that ball relieved me of my earlier calls for us to re-acquire him. No more Free Willy chants from me!

  64. Joe Seamhead - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    My old buddy Willingham. Still stinks in theOF.

  65. Drew - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Way to fight back, boys!

  66. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Rendon did not go.

  67. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    Rendon did not go…. Bullish Blue….

  68. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    I think he did, DP. Replay certainly looks like it.

  69. Joe Seamhead - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    That was bad on the ump. Bum!

  70. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    I love that FP is a homer. And how much do I love Ian Desmond! Cookies for the dogs.closer to a CurlieW for the guys!

  71. TimDz - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    And THAT play personifies WHY the Nats traded Willingham and why they won't want to trade for him at the trade deadline this year ….

  72. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    I thought Solano was good with the bat? What in the world happened?

  73. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Solano swinging for the Red Porch. Just need a single buddy.

  74. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Up to Drew and Mr. Untuck now.

  75. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Ian and first pitch fast ball over the middle is fine.Tied for lead league in 0-0 counts with 16 hits

  76. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Solano just does not know how to hit…. I mean each and every time it's those dumb squibblers…. Ugh….

  77. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    MrsB loves the Nats said… Gonat – "stupid" "predictable" are the only 2 safe words I can think of right now…. June 09, 2013 9:57 PM ___________________________________Stupid is the word. That 2 run HR was the nail in his coffin back to the Minors.

  78. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Let's make this uneventful, Drew. You've been better lately. Keep it up.

  79. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Come on Drew…. Lets have a good inning…

  80. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    MrsB loves the Nats said… Uhm… I'd like to order 2 runs this inning, please? Thanks! June 09, 2013 9:57 PM ______________________________Will you take 1? Nats need some crooked numbers.

  81. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    Yeah GoNat…. That was just horrible…. I wonder what his ERA is at this point????10?

  82. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Just checked the radar again … they would be well advised to finish this one in 9.

  83. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    GoNat – imma have to take 1…. Would love to win this game 6/7 -4….Come on Blue…. That was a strike…

  84. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    That guy Adam LaRoche is great at 1st Base…. And Bless Storen's heart, he got to the bag!!!

  85. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    I have criticized Adam for not making that play down the line the past week and I must congratulate him on making that one! Good job ALR

  86. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    GoNat – imma have to take 1….I think that was why LaRoche had to leave the first game, isn't it?

  87. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Ahhhh Rendon….. Dang….

  88. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Pick Anthony up, Drew.

  89. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Drew, grind your teeth and get this batter.

  90. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Com on Storen…. Pick up Anthony….

  91. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Good job Drew! Now let's add a run or two for Mr. Untuck.

  92. paul brandt - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    its gonna happen, pick him up drew…and he does.

  93. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Way to pick each other up!

  94. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    DRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

  95. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Hahahahahahahah Sec 3…..Good job Drew…. Ya know, he has been Mr Dependable lately….Aight, come on Nats…. I'd like 2 runs this inning…. Thanks!

  96. Scott Margenau - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Nice! Sunshine – u r fired! Your bar is slowwww

  97. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    I just knew DJ was gonna make us watch Mr. Chad 'Pop up' Tracy tonight…..Interesting DJ…. Interesting….

  98. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    If you're south and west of DC, around Warrenton, to 95, you are about to get wet again, if you aren't already. Much larger cell coming this way.

  99. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Rendon has to slide his entire body in front of that ball. Tough play but makeable just need to hold him to 1 base. Good job by Storen.

  100. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Big Cat, that didn't look like a professional AB by Kobernus.

  101. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    He needed to get more in front of that, but he had time, it looked to me like he played it to the side (more like a third baseman, who shouldn't do it either, but that seems to be the way of things).

  102. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    This strike has seriously expanded. The ump must want to get home ASAP. Anything even remotely close is being called. Better take advantage of that, Soriano.

  103. MicheleS - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    Tuck in!

  104. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    Span gave me a heart attack…. Thought that was gone….Oh lord….and here comes the pressure…..Come on Soriano… Do this….

  105. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    OK, I have to go put a shirt on.

  106. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    Roger takes one fairly high but right over.That take weakness of these guy does need to go to completely get out of a season long TEAN hitting slump

  107. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Need a quick 1-2-3 Sori….Let's GO Nats!!!!

  108. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Tucking it up here, boss.Piche Soriano! Ponche Soriano!

  109. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Sec. 3, My Sofa said… OK, I have to go put a shirt on. June 09, 2013 10:26 PM ________________________________You will need to put pants or shorts on to tuck that shirt into. [WINK]

  110. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Gonat, you're with NSA? No fair peeking!PONCHE Soriano!

  111. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    I am tucked and ready

  112. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    1 down 2 to go…

  113. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    ALR flashing leather again!!!

  114. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    2 down…. 1 to go….Adam is sick…

  115. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    DP, I think he heard you about the zone…

  116. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    Nasty pitch 2

  117. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Ahhhhhh…. Come on… End this….

  118. Drew - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    No. You can't walk the guy in front of a Hall of Famer.

  119. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    crowd shot…who's the guy with the Seasonal Rally Cap?

  120. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Come on Blue!

  121. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Wow…. Blue… Just wow…

  122. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    This game is far from over…

  123. MicheleS - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    WOOOOO HOOOOOO! SWEEP THE DOUBLE HEADER! This was an awesome day! See you in CO!

  124. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Alright then. Whew.

  125. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Untuck!

  126. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    This game IS over.UNTUCKED.

  127. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    UNTUCK!

  128. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Whew….. Man, I tell ya.. I need a drink….

  129. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    This was a great game. We clawed back from behind, 1 run at a time. Did we waste opportunities? Yes. But we never gave up and just kept chipping away. This is a great win for the team. And we win the series!

  130. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Did you notice how Secret Wasian Man disappeared after the Nats tied it up. What a troll.

  131. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    We came back from two down!

  132. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Soriano almost made me go to the maalix. 1-2 count with 2 outs to a walk. 0-2 on Mayer to a sinle. 8 pitches with 2 strikes 2 outs.Willingham with his coaching from Eck helpedout.

  133. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    What a game huh…. No make that… What 2 games… Love the sweep today….I had a feeling we would win this game… It was so good to see the offense consistent thru out the game….Got the series!!! Back to 500…. Nice job my Nats!!!!

  134. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Oh, let's not ruin it with poking. "Speak of the devil" and a' that.

  135. paul brandt - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    dp at 10:25pm " this game is far from over"come on bro, oh ye of little faith.

  136. natsfan1a - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    Double wooooooooo hooooooooooooo! (Credit MicheleS etc. etc.)

  137. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    Oh, let's not ruin it with poking.If I had a nickel for every time I've been told that…

  138. MicheleS - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    Tyler going down. Get some reps kid. You will be back

  139. natsfan1a - Jun 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    tee hee, that's funnyIf I had a nickel for every time I've been told that…

  140. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    David Proctor said… This game is far from over… June 09, 2013 10:35 PM MicheleS said… WOOOOO HOOOOOO! SWEEP THE DOUBLE HEADER! This was an awesome day! See you in CO! June 09, 2013 10:36 PM Did I mention these consecutive posts have to be the co-post of the day?

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