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Game 62: Twins at Nats

Jun 9, 2013, 9:51 PM EST

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. Scott Margenau - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Woot! 1st comment. I really enjoyed that first game and all the young guns. Let's go get this win!!!

  2. SCNatsFan - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    If hey score more then again 7 then is it 100% off?

  3. natsfan1a - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Go, TBD! Go, NATS!!

  4. Candide - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    I'll vote for that SC!

  5. MicheleS - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    GO NATS! GO KARNS! GO BATS! GYFNG!!!I would love 100% off.. :)

  6. Gonat - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    SCNatsFan, clever! I like that math!

  7. Gonat - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Whoaaa, Alex Meyer who the Nats traded for Denard Span is on the MiLB DL with a shoulder strain.

  8. sm13 - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Why Roger? And, if so, why bat him second?

  9. lls45 - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    sm13: There's no good reason. Just none.

  10. Doc - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Surprised to see Marrero in the game, when I tuned in during the 6th inning.ARen is hitting as advertised. Nice not having someone in that part of the lineup that isn't striking out!GoooooooooBulldog II; GoooooooooooooooARen!!!!

  11. slidell2 - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Only reason I can think of is better defense against the bombs our young lad may induce.

  12. Will - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Maybe Davey has gone senile. What changed from last season? He managed the lineup extremely well last year. Harper, one of the best batters, hit 2nd. Why did he revert to this traditional-but-stupid idea that we need a poor hitting, low walk guy hitting 2nd? Whether that is Bernadina or Lombardozzi is irrelevant. They should be batting 7th or 8th, and Werth should bat 2nd.

  13. A DC Wonk - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Just got to our seats. Singing Anthem. I've never seen so few people here. (Sec 310 row B)

  14. jeeves - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Reiterating, Scott. Just knocked on wood.

  15. baseballswami - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Kind of thought that might happen tonight.

  16. sm13 - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Even if Davey waned to bat Werth 4th to spark the lineup, Rendon or Kobernus would have been a better choice to bat 2nd.

  17. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Annnnnndddddddd hello (again) folks!Good to be back with ya…. Hoping we can win again this evening… Not surprised to see Zook sit this one… Hopefully Solano can make some solid contact and not hit those little squibblers he seems to always hit…Hey Karns, be nice if you can bring your ERA down some…

  18. BigCat - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Agree….why Roger? He has been a pair of shoes in the batters box this year.

  19. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Roger has actually been better at the plate the last 2/3 weeks….

  20. TexNat - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Yeah, Davey needs to get Rendon up to 2nd in the order pronto. Makes little sense to have Bernie up there. Especially when it puts two of your lefthanded bats back to back.

  21. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    How is the attendance at the park tonight? I was supposed to go to the game but saw rain on the radar and gave my tix to my dad…

  22. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Location, location, location with Karns…..

  23. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Not a good start Karns…

  24. Drew - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    If Nate can't throw the off-speed stuff for strikes, the Twins will feast on his fastball.

  25. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    What a difference a pitcher makes, huh? Come on Karns… Settle down….

  26. Drew - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Nice job, Denard!

  27. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Great throw Span….

  28. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

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  29. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    I frickin love Span as our CFer….

  30. MicheleS - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Sweet.. gets out of it…

  31. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Aight…. *clap, clap*. aight Karns…. Way to get out of it!

  32. Drew - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Houdini, baybee

  33. Scott Margenau - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    The pitches that hit where still tough. Not over middle.

  34. NatsJack in Florida - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Good job Nate. So ESPN has me blacked out on TV but MLB.tv has me covered. At least, so far. Maybe they'll cut me off at 8 PM.

  35. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Well Mauer's hit was right over the middle and belt high. The others maybe.

  36. Scott Margenau - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    If Espy bats PH it's Jeeves fault. Just sayin

  37. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    I do not like Julie A….

  38. A DC Wonk - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Stadium still 80% empty

  39. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Oh yeah Roger….

  40. BigCat - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Roger my boy…..atta baby Rog!

  41. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Yes…… We are taking walks….

  42. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Yesssssssssssssss…….. Roger and his speed…. Go Jay!!!!

  43. Scott Margenau - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Umm that's why u start Bernadina. :-)

  44. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Genius to have Bernadina batting 2nd. ;)

  45. A DC Wonk - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Shark with the speed to easily score on thatI guess Davey is not so senile?

  46. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    And a brilliant send by Trent Jewett!

  47. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Lol… Someone questioned Bernadina batting 2nd…. *snickers*

  48. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Hahahaha, yes Sec 3… Will give Trent a nod for sending him….

  49. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Gonna need to some more runs for Karns because he ain't pitching a shutout. But loved how we worked the count, put together some hits and got a run in. And a walk!

  50. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    I expect few there not originally scheduled, and those with tickets for Friday often do not go to games when the next day is a work day.

  51. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Come on Karns…. Throw strikes…

  52. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    MrsB loves the Nats said… I do not like Julie A…. She's no Kristina, that's for sure.But, then, who is?

  53. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    You can't keep walking people and expect this to end well, Nate. We need Detwiler back.

  54. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Your fielders can't help you if you walk them.

  55. Drew - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Danger, Will Robinson.

  56. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    I just read about Mark's operation. You know it's a tough year for injures when the beat guy also goes down midseason.Thanks goodness Chase already is on the 40-man.Get well soon, Mark. We promise not to go over 65 with the family car while you're away.

  57. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Catty needs to go to the mound and visit….

  58. MicheleS - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Sunshine.. if Karns keeps this up.. I am going to need an early dose of Bourbon and Maalox.. Sheesh.. walking people..I hate that

  59. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    I like the kid, but there's one thing about Karns' pitches that is pretty obvious:Kid doesn't miss too many bats.

  60. MicheleS - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    yup.. walks kill.. I hate that

  61. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Can't walk two guys and expect it not to hurt.

  62. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I'm sorry… Karns is a mess tonight… He is all over the place…. It's the 2nd inning and we are already thru the line up…

  63. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Karns has no command tonight. He can't find the zone and when he does, it's belt high. Gonna be a problem.

  64. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Karns can't find the SZ at all… This is terrible….

  65. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Another walk. This is bad.

  66. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    This is the 3rd walk already…. Something's gotta give….

  67. NatsJack in Florida - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Nate Karns……I've seen this act before except I believe the name was Colin Balester.

  68. Drew - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    If he walks guys and he can't throw his off speed stuff for strikes, he'll have a third straight start of fewer than five innings.C'mon Nate!

  69. Gonat - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    I thought Karns was a control pitcher. This isn't like Murderer's Row but give any team this many walks and it will bite you.

  70. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    It's gonna be an earlier night for the BP…. But uhm, Karns did get a questionable call but he has got to learn to let it go and do his thing…..I like Karns but he needs to work on his location….

  71. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    He hasn't thrown a single offspeed pitch for a strike yet, has he?

  72. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Karns isn't going to be in this game for long.

  73. Drew - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    If he can't throw an off-speed strike, Hammer might make this 5-1.

  74. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Omg… He is about to walk another batter…. What the hell is really going on….His pitch count is at 53…

  75. David Proctor - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Well he minimizes the damage, but it's only a matter of time before the Twins have a huge inning.

  76. EmDash - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Kid just doesn't have it tonight. If he makes it 4 it'll be a major accomplishment. I still think he can be a starter, but he clearly needs some more development time.

  77. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Lord have mercy…. That was painful to watch… Karns, yeah, time to go back down to the farms, son….He may only see 4 tonight….

  78. Gonat - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    EmDash said… Kid just doesn't have it tonight. If he makes it 4 it'll be a major accomplishment. I still think he can be a starter, but he clearly needs some more development time._________________________________To think people were worried about him pitching in Colorado! Hah!

  79. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    As Satchel Paige used to say, "Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."

  80. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Wonder why DJ didnt have Karns pitch to Zook and Jordan to Solano….

  81. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Karns with a good bunt…. Nice…

  82. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Solano and Karns have probably played together before in the minors, MrsB. I'm not positive of that but it would make sense.

  83. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Mrs. B, I think he might have been balancing out how many rookies he puts in each game. That, and Jordan seems to like pitching to Suzuki.

  84. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    I guess I'm thinking about the vet presence…. I'm not sure if it matters who JZ pitches too…. But, thanks, both are sound answers…

  85. jeeves - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Natsjack, I would so much rather have Taylor Jordan pitching than Karns. But then, I suppose that would require too much imagination on the part of management. Up to a point I bet you would agree.

  86. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    I miss Carp….

  87. baseballswami - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    I miss him, too.

  88. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Totally different Karns this inning….

  89. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    MicheleS said… Sunshine.. if Karns keeps this up.. I am going to need an early dose of Bourbon and Maalox.. Sheesh.. walking people..I hate that Now Michele, you know the rules on the bourbon: No shots before the bullpen starts walking people in the seventh inning. What do you think we are around here, a bunch of alcoholics?Now, come to think of it…I loved Nats Jack's reference to Bally Star. At least Karns hasn't beaned anybody … yet.

  90. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    That stinks.

  91. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Sorry…. I spoke too soon…. Damn…

  92. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Repeat, he just doesn't miss many bats…

  93. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Deduno on deck with 2 outs. Huge mistake.

  94. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Karns not impressing anyone tonight.We have to outsore them

  95. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Just when I thought he was starting to pull it together…

  96. baseballswami - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Not quite ready for prime time.

  97. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Karns just isn't thinking. You have the pitcher on deck. Get Floriman to expand. No reason it should be 4-1 right now.

  98. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    …. Sigh…. I hope the Bats come on… What a damn difference a pitcher makes….

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

    Yeah, you have to recognize your situation…. I think that's on Karns and Solano….

  100. Drew - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Since the Nats gave Edwin Jackson $11 million for 4.03 and gave Dan Haren $13 million for 5.45, I hope one of the home-grown guys becomes a more effective and much more economical fifth starter.Karns doesn't look like he's that guy, so far, anyway.Sammy Solis? Taylor Jordan? I hope we don't have to wait for Giolito.

  101. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Rally time… Come guys, lets cut into this lead…. Leadoff man on base! Way to go Roger!!!! Love that man…

  102. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Some of these stats that the baseball people come up with is kinda laughable….

  103. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Good baseball baby!!!! What a jump by Roger! Go head Ryan…

  104. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    That is a great piece of hitting by Werth.

  105. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Yesssssss….. Another Werth RBI!!!! Go head Roger, taking advantage of the 2 spot!!!!

  106. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Move the line

  107. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Get this guy Nats!!!!

  108. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Dang….

  109. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    That is awful. No outs and 2 on and the heart of the lineup on deck and in the hole.

  110. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Would've been nice to get more, but just keep chipping away.

  111. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    We have Dedano on the ropes…. Come on guys….But then again, if Karns/Solano don't give up the 2 run Hr, well it could be a 2-2 game….

  112. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    ALR looked great the suddenly K 9n one no where near the plate.Then the Desi ends inning with Dp. He swung at a ball no where near plate on second pitch. Could have had 3-0 count, then maybe not swing at 4th pitch.When people ask me about approach. Not swinging at balls would help a lot.

  113. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Wow… Stammen already…. Hope it's the Stammen that pitched against Atl….

  114. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Espi's stock just sank a little lower with that play by Rendon behind second base.

  115. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Man, Jamey Carroll is having some rotten luck. The mound slowed that ball down considerably more than flat ground would.

  116. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Espi…my leading candidate to be Wally Pipped.

  117. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Nice inning Stammen.

  118. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Wish we saw that Stammen last night.

  119. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Good inning Nats! Aight guys…. Lets chip, chip, chip away again!

  120. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    BTW, local angle: Wally Pipp went to CUA.

  121. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Dan Kolko ‏@masnKolkoThis probably will be Karns' last start with the #Nats before heading down. In his 3 starts: 12 IP, 17 H, 10 ER, 5 HR, 6 BB, 11 Ks._____________________________Kind of what I was thinking that we won't see Karns again until September.

  122. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Rendon killed that ball right to Willingham.

  123. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Unlucky BABIP again. Frustrating! Rendon crushes that.

  124. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    I love Jamey Carroll. I wish he'd have better luck, but nothing that harmed us,in heard yesterday that he was only a Nat for one year. I love him so much, I would have said we had him longer than that. I know 1a has a soft spot for him, too.Mrs.B, you can't blame the onion for that two out dinger. He absolutely garunteed did NOT ask for that pitch to be left belt high.

  125. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Uhm… Solano must have missed the memo… Swing the damn bat…

  126. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    What a play by RZ

  127. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    On the run? No problemo.

  128. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    It's a shared responsibility to acknowledge the situation…. 2 outs and the pitcher on deck…. And you're choosing to pitch to the hot hand…. All have to know the situation….

  129. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    But Jane, I will say that Karns was absolutely wrong on the location, of course…

  130. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    No problem with phone service at the park tonight. This place is 1/2 full.

  131. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Correct me if I'm wrong please, but I think Jane meant Solano might well have been intending to pitch around the guy, and wanted the ball off the plate. I wasn't watching that AB, so I have no idea where he was set up.

  132. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    But yeah, you can't let that guy beat you there.

  133. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Sec 3, it was certainly a mistake pitch and if Karns doesn't understand the strategy he can learn it back in the Minors. Disappointing.

  134. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Pouring rain. Later.

  135. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    WTF? That came out of nowhere.

  136. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    This is a small cell of rain, probably be over by the time they get the tarp out, but there's more behind it, much bigger, down by Charlotesville now, about 60-90 minutes out, I'd say.

  137. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Wow…. Rain came from nowhere…. I'm 1 mile away from Nats Park and it's not raining at my house….

  138. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Solano looked to be set up inside and low. Not what he got. But whatever. Man, the skies opened up fast! We can still win this. It's not official yet, right!? They can't just pull the plug on us, right?

  139. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    And … the rain just now hit Shaw, breaking up my neighbor's party. Or driving it indoors.

  140. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Chase Hughes ‏@chasehughesCSN 31sTarp already coming off at #Nats Park, that didn't last long. #MLB #NationalsTalk

  141. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:57 AM

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  142. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Sunshine, just reading back in the comments. I didn't realize The Cocktail couldn't come out till the bull pen is in. I've been breaking the rules for years. Especially this year. Sometimes by the second inning.

  143. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Sec 3, it was certainly a mistake pitch and if Karns doesn't understand the strategy he can learn it back in the Minors. Disappointing.Gonat, yes, it was a mistake pitch. I might have misunderstood, but I thought the question was whether Solano should have gotten Karns to pitch around Florimon. But I agree on Karns, as well; that is the green showing, I guess.And here comes the tarp back off.

  144. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Yeah, I thought it was on both Solano and Karns for the 2 run Hr…. 1st base open, the pitcher doesn't have his stuff, and you pitch to a dangerous guy when the pitcher is on deck and it's 2 outs…I thought Solano should have and could have called for the intentional walk and faced the pitcher instead….Jane disagreed but I will agree with Jane in saying that the location of the pitch that Solano called for (low, inside) was absolutely in the wrong spot….

  145. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    I, also, didnt know the rules about The Cocktail…. I have miss doing it for a while…

  146. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Wow…. Another walk….

  147. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    I think what I meant is WE KNOW guys are hitting dingers off Karns when he puts the ball over belt high, and he does it a lot. That means THEY know it too. No way any catcher sets up for that. And no way anybody he faces misses the meatball when it comes his way. I am glad we have Karns. He will become good. He is just, as Sofa says, green. Lord knows nothing I threw could make it across the plate, so I'm not dissing anybody.

  148. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Finally a lucky bounce!

  149. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    We'll take it….

  150. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    I see Davis is set to come in…. I think I would leave Stammen in, at least 1 more…

  151. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    I just now saw your comment MrsB. I can see the intentional walk. I thought that call always came from the dugout, so I guess I was wrong. I really want Carp back. Really really.

  152. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Argh…. Come on guys…. We need at least 1 here…. Come on!!!!

  153. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    If we don't cash in here…

  154. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Guys! Do something!

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

    I thought Adam got that one. Good productive AB at least.

  156. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Yeah, it's all good Jane… Yeah Karns needs to go down and work on his location… That is my biggest gripe with him, right now, but I recognize he isn't here to stay right now…I think he has the stuff but location, location, location with him…Damn, I thought that was gone…. But thanks Adam, a productive out!

  157. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Werth's first 2 at bats great. Then takes strike 2 down tge muddle, then a pop out to short. Just hit a fly not a pop . Strike 2. Was the pitch to fly out.ALR fly was nice.Need more runs. Go Ian

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

    Thought that was gone. Take the Sac Fly.

  159. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    OK, I'll move in favor of a general amnesty on previous infractions, but The Rule On Bourbon and Maalox is now on the NIDO Glossary.

  160. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Dont swing at balls.

  161. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    JaneB said… Sunshine, just reading back in the comments. I didn't realize The Cocktail couldn't come out till the bull pen is in. I've been breaking the rules for years. Especially this year. Sometimes by the second inning. No, Jane, you're fine. Davey's been into the bullpen by the second inning. So technically, that you're drinking by the second inning just means you're hallucinating enough to think the bullpen is actually being used when actually the starter is still in there. Not a problem. Cheers!

  162. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Ian, you TOTALLY went, there. Horrible AB.

  163. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Did Desi swing? What was that.

  164. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Well that was a wasted opportunity, but keep chipping away.

  165. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    That was same place strike 1 was, so he knew ump is calling that a strike.

  166. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    I can't even be mad at the blue…. He has been calling it all game….

  167. Gonat - Jun 9, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Another poor inning with bases loaded and no outs. Nats don't blow it open.

  168. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 9, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    I don't think I like Davis here…. But okay…. Wish we could have scored at least 2 more… Jason and Desi with poor at bats….

  169. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Thanks Sunshine! I was counting on Ian to get a hit. I do not like that umpire now that we know it wasn't really a strike.

  170. Secret wasian man - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    That inning showed why Nats are Under .500. Enough said.

  171. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Amazing how you weren't here posting when we won 7-0 earlier, SWM.

  172. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    @Sec. 3: I've just read your glossary for the first time. I do believe you have the footnotes for a doctor thesis there. That's the hard part; now you merely need to write the thesis!

  173. Secret wasian man - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    That's been a strike since inning 1. Umps bad but consistent. Ian getting in the habbit of not taking bat off shoulder

  174. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Terrible….

  175. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Our rookies except for Rendon and Krol…not looking so good.

  176. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Pretty nifty "jump" relay from Rendon right there. Darn near nailed the guy.The memory of Espi keeps getting dimmer … and dimmer … dimmer

  177. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    Yeah the blue has been consistent…. That's why I can't be made at him… He has been calling that a K since the beginning….And I said before, I didnt like Davis here…. Thought we should have used Stammen at least 1 more inning….

  178. Secret wasian man - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    That's cause I was at the game Proctor. You know the one where they started a major league pitcher.

  179. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Rendon is an upgrade we needed though.So peaceful in here tonight. No combative imaginary friends dissing our guys. Nice.

  180. Exposremains - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Now just watch the Twins tack on some runs after the "big guys" of the Nats can't break it open twice.

  181. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    *sigh*. Come on Abad…. Do your thang man!

  182. c715e5d6-9d22-11e1-a89a-000f20980440 - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Mark isn't going to Colorado or Cleveland with the team. So, does our illustrious host need to do a rehab assignment in Potomac or Syracuse? ArVAFan

  183. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Spots on David Proctor. Troll alert.

  184. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Aight Abad…. Big out….

  185. David Proctor - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    WOW. Stay away, Espinosa.

  186. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Ohhhhhhh SUGAR HONEY ICED TEA!!!!!!! Way to fricking Abad and RENDON!!!!!!!

  187. Gonat - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Web Gem Rendon. Are you kidding me!

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

    Rendon rocked it there!

  189. Exposremains - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    All I have to say is I'm glad the Twins are as awful as the Nats at doing the little things.

  190. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Wow…. He got UP for that ….. Very Espi like….Come on guys… Lets tie and take the lead this inning!

  191. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Time to score some runs Nats!

  192. Doc - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    WOW! WOW! WOW!What verticle leap!!!!This guy can field tooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

  193. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Carroll hitting it hard with no luck.

  194. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    I predict we're gonna see the ball outta this guy's hands and we talk on more here.

  195. JaneB - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Please can we keep him, Davey?

  196. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Sunshine, it's our glossary, I am just one more (humble) contributor.Good gracious, what ups, and ANOTHER hit.

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

    Lord Solano… Please don't do that stupid squibble hit here….

  198. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Wait, that liner Rendon caught was Jamey, again? Man, that's just ridiculous. Funny to me, but dang.

  199. Nats 128 - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:33 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.

  200. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Why is Chad Tracy coming out…. *sigh*

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