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Game 75: Rockies at Nats

Jun 23, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

The Nats and Rockies face off in their series finale today, as long as the weather holds up that is. It was raining heavily through the morning and scattered thunderstorms are expected throughout the day. There does, however, appear to be a window in the afternoon to get the game in.

Ross Detwiler (2-5, 3.34 ERA) is making his his 11th start of the season and his second against the Rockies in just the last ten days. On June 13 Detwiler took a no decision after allowing three earned runs in five innings in Colorado. The lefty has a 6.19 ERA through four total appearances against the Rockies.

Pitching for Colorado is left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 3.21) who allowed three runs against the Nats on June 12 in a Rockies loss. He is 3-2 with a 4.84 ERA against the Nationals in six career starts.

Jayson Werth is back in the Nats' lineup after a one-game absence due to an illness. He is hitting cleanup with Adam LaRoche and Denard Span getting the day off.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the game…

COLORADO ROCKIES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, WUSA-9, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500)
Weather: Scattered thunderstorms, 85 degrees

NATIONALS (37-37)
CF Jeff Kobernus
2B Anthony Rendon
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
SS Ian Desmond
1B Chris Marrero
C Kurt Suzuki
LF Steve Lombardozzi
LHP Ross Detwiler

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330 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    I think they need a Morse type backup more than Krol…Good to have Krol, but that's not why they made the trade. I think he was a throwin.

  2. Section 222 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    And all you people that say it ain't his fault….I don't care. Make a change to make a change, cause right now Eck ain't working out.Wow. That's just absurd. Luckily in most workplaces, including hopefully yours, they don't fire people because the company isn't doing well and they just want to make a change to make a change, without any evidence that you are responsible for the problem. Managers might be subject to that kind of arbitrary firing, but they are responsible for the performance of the team, like CEOs of companies, but hitting coaches shouldn't be, especially when the manager says he's doing just fine.

  3. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    I was glad Morse was traded… I don't think any of envisioned the injuries happening the way they were or the timing as well…

  4. mick - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    I am on record from the early Spring that Det would have the season that J Zim is having..I was clearly wrong…Nats only have 3 reliable starters. Det looked really pathetic todayThe Diamondbacks are a first place club…oh boy, will Nats be 2-4 under 500 perhaps after that series? that means there will only be 9 of 12 homes games remaining before the next road trip..so the 17 of 20 at home is dwindling down as is the season

  5. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    True, NJ…you can trade Morse for AJ Cole, but you need to have a viable not a risky replacement outfielder.

  6. karlkolchak - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    jeffwx – you are quite right about there being no good OF options down on the farm. Corey Brown is rapidly playing himself off the 40-man roster, Eury Perez hasn't done anything during his call ups and even Brian Goodwin is having a "meh" year at AA. The Nats are stuck, and if Werth goes on the DL again they'll still have a huge hole out there even when Harper returns.

  7. phil dunton - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Nats Jack, Brett was a great hitter who never had a slump. I doubt he ever needed a tweak but plenty of lesser hitters do. They also need guidance. If a hitting coach has no impact on a team's offense, then why does every other team that has long standing offense problems fire their hitting coach as the very first move to turn things around? Are all those teams dumb while Johnson and Rizzo are just being smart by keeping a guy around who has never had any credentials to be a major league hitting coach?

  8. BigCat - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Is that on the hitting coach? You're damn right it is! A crappy approach at the plate is what its called. And its gone on waaaay to long. Eck has to go!

  9. mick - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    the lack of hitting in Nats own ball park is just amazing…Harper being out is simply a lame excuse. verse a pitcher that is hittable

  10. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    You don't have to envision them, you have to expect them…. It happens every year in the modern era (eg: post 1900) and Mrs B…since you are Bernadina's espoused spouse, I think you may be biased.

  11. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    phil dunton said…Nats Jack, Brett was a great hitter who never had a slump. I doubt he ever needed a tweak but plenty of lesser hitters do. They also need guidance. If a hitting coach has no impact on a team's offense, then why does every other team that has long standing offense problems fire their hitting coach as the very first move to turn things around? Are all those teams dumb while Johnson and Rizzo are just being smart by keeping a guy around who has never had any credentials to be a major league hitting coach?Go look at how successful those teams are. I guarantee you there's little difference in the performance of players before and after firing the hitting coach.

  12. mick - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    I can not blame Eck for Bernadina just being a lame hitter and Desi's SO…Harper out had nothing to do with either…. let's not become delusional and blame the lack of talent and poor game decisions by Davey on that

  13. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    I think losing your best hitter is not an excuse..Do you think they would hit better with a healthy harp

  14. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    "jeffwx said…I think losing your best hitter is not an excuse..Do you think they would hit better with a healthy harp"Yes.

  15. SCNatsFan - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Maybe Eck is dehydrated more often then we are led to believe

  16. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    I do like Tracy's song played better by Old Crow Medicine Show

  17. Section 222 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Is that on the hitting coach? I don't know, but I doubt it. I'd prefer to place the blame on the players who are not playing well, rather than the coaches, managers, annoncers, or fans doing the wave.

  18. mick - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Nat are a simply a dysfunctional team this season, plain and simple. Very over rated in terms of talent. Bill Parcells was a prophet when he said "you are what your record says you are"

  19. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Besides Span, who in the lineup is playing worse than expected

  20. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    mick said…Nat are a simply a dysfunctional team this season, plain and simple. Very over rated in terms of talent. Bill Parcells was a prophet when he said "you are what your record says you are"That quote applies at the end of a season. Remember how awful the Blue Jays were? Everyone wrote them off. Everyone said their talent was overrated. They've won 11 straight. Almost everyone agrees this team has a ton of talent that is underperforming (everyone not on this site). Non-biased analysts. We're capable of going on a hot streak just like the Jays. You play 162 games for a reason.

  21. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Well…. My main/major concern coming out this game is that Det needs to develop his 'other stuff' besides the fastball…

  22. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Besides Span, no one. The team was not made for injury (except at 2b) for which we have a plethora of options.

  23. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    What a great, quick inning for Krol.

  24. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    so who comes up for Werth and Haren if they go for the DL ??

  25. mick - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    In 2013, Nats need to clean house with coaching staff, Eck Davey and Cat need to depart sooner than later, just to have some fresh faces. David…I really have my doubts now…if a team is solid, their back ups are also solid. Rendon has been the only pleasant surprise this season, the rest o the back ups are mediocre at best and Shark is just one of the worss MLB hitters in the league

  26. baseballswami - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    If you look back at last year, our hitting was NOT great, especially in the first half. We had the same situational, swing for the fences crap. Our PITCHING was lights out and so it did not show up like it is now. Look back at last year, this time– similar hitting, but with the luck of all healthy pitchers. I am amazed we are where we are in the standings at all with the patchwork teams we are fielding. But our hitting had the same flaws last year. We also still have the catch- base- stealers flaw.

  27. BigCat - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Agree Mick

  28. karlkolchak - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    mick – that dysfunction you refer to doesn't get mentioned often enough. Seems like nearly every day there are little signs of it. Harper and Davey not being on the same page about his rehab yesterday, Werth apparently forgetting there's a water cooler in the dugout today. Its been those sorts of things more than the poor play that has convinced me that they will not turn things around this year. Whatever magic struck this team last year quite obviously dissipated during the offseason.

  29. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    well, your usually not gonna win with 2 runs except of course with the great Ian Krol starting

  30. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    2 days in a row BP, does its job..ll

  31. baseballswami - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Bright spot= Ian Krol!!!!!

  32. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Uhm… Y'all do realize that we weren't really hitting like that last year until late June/July… But our SP was better, our BP (at the time was better). And our defense was better…Now our D is much better and our BP seems to be on and SP, well 3/5 are on fire…..

  33. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Please nobody make reference to the score because I just got back from fly fishing and I am tivo'ing the game. I have a good feeling about Det going at home today, now that he has a start back under his belt. He did well against the Rockies before so he should dominate today!

  34. mick - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    karlkolchakExcellent post, this team reminds of the Norv Turner team in 2000. Team was coming off a close playoff loss, every prognosticator picked Skins to win the East and go as far as the NFC Championship…what happen…team was not that good and every week you had different accounts by Norv than what players were saying…same here with Davey, this is why the season is probably finished as far as post season.I really believed after the 3 straight, the Nats were righting the ship, now I realize the ship is the SS Titanic

  35. Section 222 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    What do you think if you are Bernadina? You got a flea banjo hitter with a pop gun arm playing in front of you….permanentlyYou think you are lucky to have a major league job because you're an inconsistent hitter with a career OPS of .677 in nearly 1300 plate appearances and a flashy but not dependable fielder. And you play hard when you're in there and try to do your very best to help the team. And you appreciate the fact that despite being a 4th outfielder, you have a great homegrown nickname and the fans love you.

  36. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    WODL, you don't have to read the score to know what;s going on…Don;t read the blog

  37. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Dangit swami… I owe you a drink…

  38. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Rendon is locked in…

  39. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    And if Mick can make predictions, I predict Rendon will have a 44 game hitting streak in his career

  40. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Another multi-hit game by Rendon. Soon enough Harper will be able to drive him in.

  41. EmDash - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    If you're sick enough, dehydration isn't a matter of "forgetting there's a water cooler." You can argue over whether he should've been allowed to play, but it's not like there was something he should've obviously been doing to prevent it.

  42. SCNatsFan - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Mark, maybe you can shed some light for us… What exactly are Eck's duties? How much does he influence someone like, say, Suzuki?

  43. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    He's just a man and not a freak, Amazin Anthony Rendon…

  44. NatsJack in Florida - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    I tried to post this earlier but it vanished in cyber space.ML hitting coaches get fired as a mandate from the GM and ownership to send a message to the manager that "you're next".ML hitting coaches are usually close personal friends of the manager (just like Eck and Davey). Why else would a class act like Tino Martinez become the hitting coach for the Marlins?The last 3 ML hitting coaches to get canned where with the Angels, Dodgers, and Royals where each manager is on the hot seat.

  45. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    and you don't fire Davey Johnson this year.thanks NJ

  46. Drew - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Rendon soon will deserve All-Star consideration.In 89 at bats he's hitting .337 with an .864 OPS.

  47. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Mrs. B, hold off on the D-papers

  48. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Why did Rendon go to 3rd on zim's long fly then score on Shark's hit?Is Eck running coach too?

  49. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Bernadina has been much better lately… So I'm good with him off the bench…

  50. EmDash - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Glad Jewett held Rendon there. CarGo was too shallow, and the last thing they need is him getting hurt on a close play at the plate.

  51. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    good idea, the lack of a running coach is the real issue with team…

  52. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Bases are loaded.. And Marerro is on… This out 3…

  53. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    As of now RISP NSTS 1 FOR 9 RISP. Rockies. 5 for 8

  54. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Marrero is a joke.

  55. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Youare a devoted spouse…through hitting streaks and slumps, bench and injury

  56. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:01 PM

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  57. SCNatsFan - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    You play minor leaguers you lose at this level

  58. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    or first swinging to a guy with control problems

  59. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Y'all really didnt expect anything differently, did you?I HATE FIRST PITCH SWINGING… Ugh…

  60. baseballswami - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    First pitch- giant swing– aggressive– company policy..

  61. NatsJack in Florida - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Because chancing a tag up when you are altready in scoring position would be like kicking a 52 yd field goal when you are down by 4 on a fourth and 3.

  62. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    The Ians have it

  63. Secret wasian man - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Team averaging 34,000 fans a game. Gotta give them better than this.

  64. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Swami, agreed. Need a level line drive swing there but better to take a pitch. That reliever was in trouble Let him off the hook.

  65. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Holy crap Krol.

  66. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Wow… Krol is a jewel… Seriously….

  67. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    how do you give up on this kid ?we finally got something for Willingham from Oakland

  68. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    We just got a walk and we swing at first pitch and a cheap little pop up.Are Big Cat and I only one s who believe Eck firgot to remind hi after a walk dont swing at first pitch.I am sure he said nothing

  69. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    I just don't understand what Marerro was thinking… This reliever was on the hook… Didnt even think to make him work for the out… Just swung…Dumb.

  70. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Would someone please offer one piece of explanation of why Dogmeat AAAA Marrero is on a major league roster?

  71. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Before Swami…lombo 3-4…LFL..left fielder for life

  72. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Dammit! I just got through inning two of the game on my Tivo. Thank goodness I skipped bobblehead day in the scorching sun. This one is over almost as early as yesterday.

  73. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    K-rol has been lights out. Mark my words, Rizzo will want to convert him to a starter. No!

  74. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    11 hits so far today. We're hitting the ball. We're not driving in runs. So yes, I absolutely think that getting Harper back will help with that.

  75. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Naw Ghost… I don't think so… But speaking of pitching, what's going on with Garcia?Det needs to work on his non-fastball pitches…

  76. EmDash - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Because Moore was also awful, and the right-hand power guy slot in the minors is pretty thin. Micah Owings is the only other alternative. He might get a shot one of these days too.

  77. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    no excuses, agreed DP/

  78. NatsJack in Florida - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Ghost….I actually think he will close a game or two before the season is over.

  79. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Again… They load the bases… Lets see some good situational hitting here…We are hitting a whole lot better.. Just need to work on driving in runs…

  80. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    must c tv

  81. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    whoo….hoooooo,

  82. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Hahahaha…. Great job Ryan… See had Marerro/Desi scored at least 2 when they were at bat…. Well…. I dream….

  83. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    great we have our cleanup hitter up

  84. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    I had no idea that Ike Davis hit 32 homers last year. Compared to his fall, Moore's is not quite as dramatic. Still, it is difficult for me to envision Moore ever being a competent major leaguer again. I hop that I am wrong.

  85. Depot Master - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    As much as I like Rick Eckstein and think he works hard and is a good guy (also a good community guy in helping with Nats camp), as a coach or manager you are measured in effectiveness. The Nats are not effective at this point and are having issues with approach. (look at zimm and the outside corner). Unless they make the same turnaround they did last year, anyone in his position should be held accountable and be removed. Conversely if they do turn it around, that is on him too.

  86. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    WOW.

  87. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Davey,,,,Manager of the Year.

  88. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    OMFG…. I WAS CUSSING DAVEY OUT FOR PUTTING SOLANO IN THE GAME LOL….OMFG!!!!

  89. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I will take first pitch swinging right there…. Omfg….

  90. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Would you trade Stephen Strasburg for Matt Harvey?

  91. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Desi did not have to swing…

  92. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Well Krol kept em close, Jhonaton Solano with the amazing pinch hit…great game

  93. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    No. Matt Harvey hasn't been around long enough yet. Who knows how he turns out. Strasburg was just as dominant when he debuted, lest we forget.No matter what happens this game, I'm happy. We showed real fight. It's not easy to overcome a 7 run deficit.

  94. Section 222 - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Very gutsy move by Davey, and it paid off. Wow. Too bad Desi couldn't come through, but that second pitch was well off the plate. One more chance, but it's the bottom of the order. Still, they fought back and scored six runs. I'm impressed with that.Does Eck get credit?

  95. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    If Jewett had been more aggressive in the 7th, this game might be tied.

  96. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Ended up being an exciting game… What a hit for Solano… All I was thinking was another squibbler…

  97. paul brandt - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    ump took the bat out of Ian's hand on that crap 2nd strike call.

  98. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    So Lombo is out now? Not sure I am with that… He is 3/4 today….

  99. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Yeah William, but that's too close of a play at the plate. CarGo leads the NL in outfield assists and it was hit right to him. We'd be cursing Jewett if Rendon was thrown out. He made the right decision that time.

  100. waddu eye no - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    No heart. Cant score late Heh hehGyfng

  101. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    This blue's SZ has been dumb today…. It has certainly moved too…

  102. NatsJack in Florida - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Re: Harvey versus Stars…..heck no. Harvey hasn't even had TJ yet.

  103. baseballswami - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Well, well, well.

  104. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Stras was close to this dominant, but I am not sure that he was quite this dominant. Of course, New York guys get more coverage and all. It is strange how Harvey has such a better record when the differences on the mound aren't that great, and the Nats are actually a better team, but it may be that the Mets field players are better than ours.

  105. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    If hitting coaches could do jack$hit, then they would be more highly paid than managers. The constant carping about the hitting coach shows a distinct lack of having ever played baseball. You can either hit or you can't, and if you can't and your eyesight is fine, then you simply can't hit. There is next to nothing that a hitting coach can do.

  106. Secret wasian man - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    great job coming back. Umpire cost us on a terrible 2nd strike call on Desmond.

  107. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    NatsJack, that is hilarious. Let the Mets eat a season and half of paying salary with no pitching and then go after him. Of course, MLB forbids paying young players more than a pittance anyway….

  108. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Good job BP…. Y'all did your job today and yesterday…

  109. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    LaRoche (presumably instead of Marrero), Suzuki, Lombo in the 9th. not the most inspiring bunch.

  110. paul brandt - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    SWM, see mine of 428pm, man, i'm thirsty.

  111. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Even if we can't pull this one out, at least we have improved our expected results by 6 runs with reference to the Pythagorean Theorem.

  112. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    So not LaRoche? Interesting. Hope he's healthy.

  113. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Why is Marerro still in the game???? I'm not understanding that move at all….Waste of a bat…

  114. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Lombo Lombo Man, I want to be a Lombo man

  115. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Desmond needed to make contact last inning. He has had some big hits but the inability to make contact when he needs to, is not good.

  116. MrsB loves the Nats - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Oh well… It became an entertaining game, after all… Starting pitching, once again, was an issue…. But the Nats showed fight… We hit the ball well today but needed to capitalize on more RISP….

  117. paul brandt - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    would have preferred a walk off win but a good comeback nonetheless…damn!

  118. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    great game..would have liked to see ALR in there at some point.

  119. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    13 hits, 6 runs, 5 walks. You can't expect to come back from 7-0, but we made it as close as we could. Good fight.

  120. NatsJack in Florida - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    No WODL…it shows they played amateur baseball where coaches are always in your ear. This the Major Leagues and they would be lost in almost all technical discussions.

  121. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    No homers. Way too many LOB. Jewett is way too passive at 3rd and may have cost us the game.

  122. jeffwx - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    WODL…he made contact when he needed to in the 3 games wed-fri

  123. David Proctor - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    William, Jewett could not send Rendon. Jewett deserves A LOT of criticism, but not there. Rendon would have been dead on arrival. CarGo has a great arm, it was hit shallow and right to him. He made the right decision. Rewatch the play if you must.

  124. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Right back under .500. Harper fiddles while DC burns….

  125. BigCat - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Yep….and if Rendon goes to third on Zim's fly to right center, he scores on Sharks hit. Then its 7-7 Every little thing counts

  126. BigCat - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Fowler conceded the base with his pop fly lob throw into 2nd. Wonder what Bo Porter would say? Probably be chewin Rendon's ass

  127. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    The ball was deep right cnter and Fowler was planning to throw to 3rd.We dont score a run we should have. Lose by 1 Match

  128. Section 222 - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Boy, Davey is virtually confirming that Haren has been HRodded. "Trouble getting loose."

  129. Section 222 - Jun 23, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Fowler conceded the base with his pop fly lob throw into 2nd. Wonder what Bo Porter would say? Probably be chewin Rendon's ass.Fowler wasn't conceding the base with his throw — he saw that Rendon wasn't tagging. Zim's ball was hit pretty hard to the gap. Rendon would have had to get right back to the bag to tag. That's a tough read to make right off the bat because you want to be halfway so you can score if the ball drops in.

  130. BigCat - Jun 23, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    The point Manassas is making is that Rendon should of tagged on the play and I agree. Fowlers momentom was going away from third. He would of never thrown him out. I say Fowler was conceding base….you say no. Bottom line is Rendon should of tagged. And you sometimes wonder how much this bunch of dead ass's miss the fiery Porter

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