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Game 106: Mets at Nats

Jul 28, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

The way things had been going around here only a couple of days ago, the fact the Nationals today have a chance to win four of their last five is rather remarkable. But that's the position they find themselves in after walk-off wins Thursday and Friday and then yesterday's 4-1 victory over the Mets. Funny how this game works.

If they do find a way to take today's series finale against the Mets, they may just hand Taylor Jordan his much-awaited first career win. The rookie right-hander certainly has pitched well enough in his first five starts (3.68 ERA) to deserve better than an 0-3 record. Today presents a new challenge for him, facing an opponent for the second time for the first time (if that makes sense).

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NEW YORK METS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 187
Weather: Scattered storms, 80 degrees, Wind 9 mph out to LF

NATIONALS (51-54)
LF Bryce Harper
2B Anthony Rendon
3B Ryan Zimmerman

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226 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Joe Seamhead - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Mark Zuckerman on the game blog above:4:30 p.m. — Meanwhile, a spring training game has broken out here. —-/////—//-/That's pretty funny too!

  2. A DC Wonk - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Joe Seamhead said… I have another question/statement. Is it just my perception, or has this been about as civilized of a game blog as we've had in months, or what?Unfortunately, I think the reason is that the Nats took such an early lead, there was no reason for the LoD to participate.

  3. MrsB loves the Nats - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    My heart dropped when Desi slid…

  4. Candide - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Joe Seamhead said… I have another question/statement. Is it just my perception, or has this been about as civilized of a game blog as we've had in months, or what?Well, that was a stupid question…(…as Candide runs, hides…);-)

  5. BigCat - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Maybe mets manager will due the old little league thing and make his hitters swung n miss to avoid rain delay Ahhhh little league. The good old days

  6. Joe Seamhead - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Stick it, Candide!

  7. David Proctor - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Looks like the Mets will get some garbage time runs.

  8. Candide - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Well, so much for the new civil tone…;-)

  9. Joe Seamhead - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Quick! Somebody pad the lockers!

  10. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Mrs. b getting your wish.Msttheus needs Abad to hold tge firt or his 6.11 ERA will shoot up.

  11. Joe Seamhead - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Lol, Candide!

  12. MrsB loves the Nats - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    So I totally would have left Mattheus in…. It's a reason I'm not a baseball manager.l.

  13. BigCat - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Get storen up…… Ooops

  14. Candide - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Looks like the rain might have stopped.

  15. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Seems Nats cant keep us civil by scoring 14 each game.Piece of cake.

  16. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Meant can not cant

  17. Joe Seamhead - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    I was kind of hoping that the Mets would tie it up so Span could hit a walk off and go 5-5.

  18. Candide - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Up yours, MNF…(…as Candide ducks, runs, and hides again…)

  19. MrsB loves the Nats - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    JoeS – that would have been too much like right… Lol…

  20. Candide - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Okay, someone make sure the Gatorade tub is full…

  21. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Mattheus go thank Abad.

  22. David Proctor - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    How about that by Abad? 14-1 game, but still impressive.

  23. Joe Seamhead - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Taylor gets his win!

  24. A DC Wonk - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Mr. Abad, your check is in the mail.– Mr Mattheus

  25. Candide - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    No Gatorade? No shaving cream? WTF???

  26. jeffwx - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    TJ for president!

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 75 57 --
ATLANTA 71 64 5.5
MIAMI 65 68 10.5
NEW YORK 63 72 13.5
PHILADELPHIA 61 73 15.0
Through Friday's early games

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SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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