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Game 119: Giants vs. Nats

Aug 14, 2013, 7:21 PM EST

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

Hey, what do you know? The Nationals have won four straight games. They've still got a long way to go, obviously, but they are on the right track.

The Nats also have Bryce Harper back in their lineup tonight after he missed yesterday's game with flu-like symptoms. They won't have Wilson Ramos, though, after the catcher re-injured his hamstring running down the first-base line in the fourth inning. Stay tuned for an update on his status.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the start tonight, hoping to get himself back on track after a rough month or so. Tim Lincecum, who threw a no-hitter a few weeks ago but has struggled since, is on the mound for the Giants.

Updates to come…

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 183
Weather: Clear, 74 degrees, Wind 11 mph LF to RF

NATIONALS (58-60)
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Bryce Harper
RF Jayson Werth

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149 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. NatsLady - Aug 14, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Looks like a lovely Jordan Zimmermann-type night. Not too warm, not too humid. Hope the guys were soaking in tubs and soothing those sore muscles.Chipper Jones (when he was on Twitter), posted a picture of a bruise on his leg he got from being hit by a pitch. It was NASTY. Heaven only knows what Werth's knee looks like.

  2. Section 222 - Aug 14, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Mark tweets that Ramos was out on the field testing his hamstring and maybe that's a good sign. Love the optimism, but I seem to remember Werth doing the same thing before he ended up on the DL for a month.

  3. JD - Aug 14, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Sec 222 My concern about Ramos is that we are likely counting on him to catch 120 games next year. We better find a decent backup.

  4. Theophilus T. S. - Aug 14, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    In w/ JD on Ramos

  5. NatsLady - Aug 14, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    I'm not sure I would describe Lincecum as having "struggled" since his no-hitter. He had one bad game, the game after the no-hitter. The last three starts–well above average.His last start (vs MIL) 8 IP, 1 Walk, 8 Strikeouts, 1 hit, no runs.

  6. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    GYFNG

  7. Candide - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    The Nats also have Bryce Harper back in their lineup tonight after he missed yesterday's game with flu-like symptoms.Heh. Yesterday, it was the flu. Today it's "flu-like symptoms."

  8. JD - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    NL, The other problem is that it doesn't look like we are gonna get any help from the teams playing our competition. As I recall your scenario had us winning 9 games in a row and cutting the deficit to 5 games. So far we have held our end of the bargain but have not gained anything.

  9. Section 222 - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I agree we need a good backup catcher for next year JD. I happen to think Suzuki is a decent backup, though not at the vested option price. I'll bet he'd like to stay and will accept less. But maybe there are better offensive options out there. If Rizzo can find one he should go for it. Zuki has strengths (he gave a really nice on field postgame interview to Julie A last night), but he won't be missed much.

  10. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Ramos seems to be legitimately fine. He said it was a different part of the hammy and it wasn't bad. Thinks he can be back in time for the Atlanta series this weekend. Interestingly, he said that he's glad the rain delay came when it did or else he would've tried to stay in and possibly injure it worse.Also:Dan Kolko ‏@masnKolko 3mRamos said he's done trying to sprint and run out ground balls like he did last night. "Next time, for me, that's an easy out."

  11. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    JD, I just want the team to get to 87-88 wins. If they manage that, then whatever happens in regards to the playoffs will happen. But they'll have at least put themselves in that race.

  12. Candide - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    David Proctor said… Ramos seems to be legitimately fine. He said it was a different part of the hammy and it wasn't bad.Yeah, but he seems to injure his leg a lot. I like Zuke, think he'd have been better this season if he hadn't spent so much time as the regular catcher when Ramos was on the DL. IIRC, he was hitting pretty well at first, and as the season dragged on… He's a fine defensive catcher, but jumping around to block all those erstwhile wild pitches has to wear you down after a while.

  13. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Perhaps Candide, but Zook's career numbers really aren't great. He hasn't hit higher than .242 since 2009.

  14. Section 222 - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    DP, you say you just want the team to get to 87 or 88 wins like it's some kind of minor request. In other words, you want them to win 29 or 30 out of their next 44 games, about a .660 winning percentage.I want that too, but the chances of it happening are extremely remote, wouldn't you agree?

  15. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Well it depends. It won't be easy, for sure, but 29 out of 44 isn't some unheard of thing. It's possible.I didn't mean to make it sound minor though. My point was just that we have to play extremely well to be in the WC race. What the Reds and D'backs do matters, but I don't really care at this point. I just want us to play at that high level and then if we make it, we make it and if we don't, we don't.

  16. JD - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    DP, The Reds just took care of business by sweeping the Cubs. It's just hard to see us making up so much ground with only 44 games left.

  17. Section 222 - Aug 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Ok, I'll take that. I'd love for us to get hot too. And if it's not enough to make the playoffs, so be it. At this point, I'm not even hoping we make the playoffs any more. It's a fools errand. As James Wagner wrote this morning, there are two problems with the idea that the Reds can catch the Reds at 88 wins: "The Reds are really good, and the Nationals have not shown any indication in their first 118 games that they have the ability to run off that kind of stretch."

  18. baseballswami - Aug 14, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    I think if we can get Ramos through the season, the off season will be enough to get him all the way right. Same with Bryce. Sure hoping to see the JZim we all know and love pitching like his old self. I don't think he has been on regular rest since the all star break. Always does better on that five day routine.

  19. NatsLady - Aug 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Well, the Reds won't always be playing the Cubs–and we get our shot at them next week. I want to see us take 2 of three from Atlanta. On the road. Have a good road trip for once.

  20. natsfan1a - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Let's go, NATS!!

  21. baseballswami - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    That would be so great. Think about last week- a one run game, another one run game, followed by a game that was tied well into the game. Not that big of a margin there. We can do this.

  22. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    I sure with the Presidents' race would cut the silliness and be like the saussage race in Milwaukee where they actually race with no drama.

  23. Theophilus T. S. - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    I don't see Suzuki sticking around. In alternate weeks you get stories about (A) Ramos is responsible for pitchers' outstanding performances — not like there've been a lot of 'em, and (B) how Suzuki excels at game preparation and studies like Abe Lincoln even while he's getting sores on the bench.I think there are "camps" about Ramos and Suzuki, among the writers for sure, but also within the Nats' organization — who else is peddling this tripe to the press? Remember how sources "high in the organization" — meaning Bob Boone and Johnson — spoonfed the good poop to Boswell? Due to superior offense in a limited sample, Ramos has won the Emmy. Suzuki won't be back, at any price. Let's just hope the FO doesn't settle for Wil Nieves. There aren't a half dozen ML backup catchers worth having.

  24. baseballswami - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Hey- just saw Wil Nieves spark a rally!! That guy is still in the game. Who????

  25. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Don't you need to score at least 1 run to spark a rally? Wil's lead off double ended getting stranded at third.

  26. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Good news on Ramos. He's putting up Silver Slugger type numbers in a 40 game sample size but he has Yadier in front of him and McCann beside him.

  27. baseballswami - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    NatsJack- didn't see the whole inning. He did his part– I was so shocked to see him! But did I hear the DBacks ended up winning?? There will be no backing into anything this season- not at all.

  28. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    I am still watching the D-Backs/Orioles game. It's in the top of the 11th.

  29. natsfan1a - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Okay, so I didn't see last night's game in real-time last night but watched the recording earlier. I have a procedural question. During the postgame interview, a dousing was administered to Zuk. There was a bat boy on one side, but I couldn't make out who was on the other side, and I rewound and watched a few times. (Yeah, I guess I don't have much of a life.)

  30. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Sorry, meant top of the 10th.

  31. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    3 blown saves in a row for the AngelO's. Aw, what a shame (insert my sarcastic tone)

  32. natsfan1a - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    My heart bleeds for them, Ghost. ;-)

  33. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Ready to see us win this game tonight… Hope to see the Jordan that we saw before the all-star break…Go Nats! Lets do this!

  34. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    natafan1a, I like how you said it. The Orioles got rid of their Andy Feffer equivalent. Very quietly done. I knew him well since he held the same position for years with the Dodgers. A real innovator in baseball. No surprise if you get too much good press you're gone. Ask Davey Johnson, Jon Miller, Cal Ripken and Doug Duennes.

  35. natsfan1a - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    I hadn't heard that, Ghost. Interesting.

  36. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    I clicked off Game Day and the inning was over already… that was a quick 1-2-3…

  37. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    That inning was like an early season Zim.

  38. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Good fastball command that inning by Jzimm

  39. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    What is the white stuff on Timmy's hat?

  40. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Span hit oitside pitch correctly. Just hung up, but chance of a hit much greater.

  41. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    The career arcs of Lincecum and Haren are very similar. Haren never reached the peak that Lincecum did, but still.

  42. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Good at bat by Ryan…

  43. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Zim takes outside pitch to right. Good hit.

  44. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    RISP 0 FOR 1

  45. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    RISP 0 for 2

  46. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    JZim shook off Zuk twice on that pitch to Posey that resulted in the groundout.

  47. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Everything was away to Pence… Seemed a few pitches were border line (following via game track)Its just something about Pence that I just don't like and I have no idea why…

  48. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Stolen base on a bad throw leads to a run. That's mistake #1 for the night.

  49. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Alumni News: The Royals seem to be collecting ex-Nats. They get (worthless) Emilio Bonifacio from the Jays. In KC, he'll join Jamey Carroll and Justin Maxwell in telling Jimbo Leatherpants stories.

  50. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    As good as Zim was in the first, he seemed ineffective that inning. Of course a walk comes back to bite him. Giants 1 for 2.

  51. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    WOW that home run

  52. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Way to go Desi… Thanks Ghost for the play by play… Hard to see the mistakes on game day…

  53. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Great play Zim. Good throw too.

  54. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    That was…not smart, Bryce.

  55. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Rendon just bailed Harper out.

  56. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Big mistake #2. That's like an error and if not for a good play by Rendon it's 2-1.

  57. paul brandt - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Desi was well under that, come on Harper…glad it didn't hurt us, live & learn but clearly a SS's ball.

  58. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    The wind really threw a curve on Bryce.Rendon a. Solid play.

  59. David Proctor - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Desi was camped under the ball though. I don't understand why Bryce would call him off to begin with. I understand the wind probably gusted it, but it was Desi's ball all the way.Oh well, it didn't hurt I guess.

  60. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    David Proctor said… Great play Zim. Good throw too. August 14, 2013 7:49 PM That's funny. Carp says good play. FP says great play. Replay shows hard shot to RZim's side. I'm glad he got it.

  61. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Had a Giant hit that ball what is the odds it hits the bag?

  62. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    My guess is he the ball was a lot farther until the end.

  63. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    McCatty said he worked with the pitchers for 2 ears, and some have not picked upbthe concept.Excuse me Cat.Which ones have picked up the concept?

  64. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    D-backs walk off again vs. the O's in the 14th!

  65. baseballswami - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    What is up with JZ? I find this turn of events to be very distressing. Very un- Jordan like.

  66. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Third time. in a row O's lead go into the 9th and lost all 3. Dbacks argggggg

  67. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Did JZim and Haren have a Freaky Friday incounter? Since all star game a reversal of fortune.

  68. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Come on Jordan…

  69. baseballswami - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Really- I am so confused.

  70. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    That play at second was way too close.

  71. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Estabrook sux…glad that didn't cost us.

  72. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    He got squeezed on the next to last one, but what is this 73 pitches the last 3 innings.

  73. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    That is how the race should be every night.

  74. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Indeed

  75. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo now Ian Desmond's second-inning home run off Tim Lincecum was calculated at 448 feet, the longest home run hit at Nationals Park this season.

  76. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Look at that smash by Jayson Werth ;)

  77. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Oreos just lost their 3rd game in a row on a walk-off after blown saves.

  78. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    You know what, Desi was actually out at 1st. Bang bang play. Still waiting for the Nats to get a close call.

  79. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    nice Anthony!

  80. Drew - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Atta boy, Kid!

  81. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Rendon! That was a real smash!

  82. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Suzuki with his own smash ;)

  83. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    The Giants had 5 doink hits last night. About time the Nats got one of those! Cheap hits still look like line drives in the box scores.I don't like the idea of a straight sacrifice from JZim. That's just giving away an out.

  84. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Rendon scores which is great! Great jump!Span works a walk!

  85. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Love it! Giants are coming unraveled!

  86. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Hit? come on but good on you Rzim.

  87. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    paul, definitely a hit given the difficulty of the play. We are just spoiled by LaRoche making that scoop easily.It was a nice play by Sandoval. He robbed RZim of a double.

  88. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    It needed to be scored as a hit & an error as Span advanced to 3rd on the bounced throw (E-5)

  89. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    ghost, hear ya but ALR makes that play 19 out of 20 times but I guess not enough to call that anything but a H.

  90. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Much-needed 10 pitch inning.

  91. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    man, looking at seatgeek for tomorrow's game as I may sneak out early…real good seats for dirt cheap.

  92. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    JZim may have 1 inning left with that 92 pitch count and have to wonder if Davey should just pull him now.

  93. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    ghost, watching ALR swing, why does his top hand fly off all the time? seems like he is losing power but the guy still hits long HR's…I know he isn't changing now but just seems odd.

  94. pedrocerrano - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Do you guys remember that game against St Louis where we turned like 6 double plays and still lost? Or the game we dropped at Camden Yards after Zimmerman hit 3 jacks? Or the 8-12 gems Strasburg pitched in losing efforts. How about the handful of games in the first half that were decided by fielding errors?MAN this winning streak would feel a lot nicer if we had sunk even half of those gimme puts.

  95. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    pedro, good point and for the record, although I like the lead, this game is not over.

  96. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    paul brandt said… ghost, watching ALR swing, why does his top hand fly off all the time? seems like he is losing power but the guy still hits long HR's…I know he isn't changing now but just seems odd. I've always thought that's a bad habit dropping your top hand off the bat but many people say you don't lose power and I don't necessarily buy that as I have long thought it's dependent on when the top hand comes off the bat. If the top hand starts coming off prior to impact I think you lose power.I wonder if John Brenkus from ESPN Sports Science has ever studied it.

  97. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Phil Rogers ‏@ChiTribRogers 2Alfonso Soriano has 7 RBIs tonight and 13 in last 2 games. According to @ESPNStatsInfo he's first Yankee to ever have 6+ RBIs back-to-back.

  98. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    @Pedro, Reading your 8:58 has caused me to break out the bourbon and Maalox early. Did you have to remind me?

  99. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    And JZ doesn't even look at his glove. Cool customer.

  100. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Wow, Jordan Zimmermann back to Top 25 in the MLB in ERA at 3.02 and sitting at #22 in the Majors + another Quality Start and another start with 2 earned or less.I would have pulled him earlier but Davey with the faith in him and at least he had Mattheus at the ready in the bullpen.

  101. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Ryan with his best game in a while.

  102. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    NatsLady said… And JZ doesn't even look at his glove. Cool customer.JZim said his life flashed in front of him when he was in college as he took a line drive off the side of his face while fracturing his jaw.Now whenever he pitches a ball he gets his glove around quickly which serves him well on comebackers and the ball won't beat him again.

  103. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Posey golfs that ball into LF.

  104. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Not a fan of the sudden drama…

  105. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Mattheus not interested in fielding at all??? Just walking away?

  106. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    David, me neither.

  107. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Really Mattheus. Throw strikes.

  108. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Mattheus threw a good pitch to Posey and a good pitch to Pence. Now falls 3-0 to Sandoval. Needs the GIDP ball now!

  109. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Barkeep, I'll take a double shot of bourbon with my next Maalox please.

  110. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Mattheus has been awful since that immature move earlier this year breaking his damn hand…knew this game wasn't over.

  111. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    The front end of our bullpen is atrocious.

  112. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    My goodness the middle relief recently has been the weakest part of the team the last month.Mattheus has been terrible since coming back.Syracuse bound it appears.

  113. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Suzuki once again steps out in front of the plate. I don't get that. There's no reason to do that.

  114. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    How hard is to hold a 5 run lead.

  115. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    He learned terrible technique and cannot correct it.

  116. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    JZim leaves them with a 5 run lead and just needing 6 more outs. Are you kidding me?

  117. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    I am trying to ge5 mattheus number last 10 gamrs. He has been pathetic. Throes gas on the fire.

  118. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Tyler Klippard K-Money!

  119. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    Another great outing from Clippard. Now let's add a run for Soriano.

  120. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    MNF, come on, Mattheus did nothing wrong to the 1st 2 batters. Facing their 2 best hitters he gets a golfed single and a ball through the middle.The Sandoval double was all his fault. He has the same problem Storen has with his nerves getting the better of him. That was bad. No doubt.

  121. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Net Werth! Another big line drive hit ;)

  122. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    John Lannan out of the game in Atlanta in the 2nd inning with some kind of injury.

  123. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    Mattheus since All Star game 6.2 IP 11 hits 7 earned runs ERA 9.45COuld not find inherited runners.When you give up cheap hits you cant give up a hit like Sandoval's afterwards.

  124. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Matt Gelb ‏@magelbJohn Lannan has suffered an injury. He covered his mouth with his glove when explaining to Dubee, Manuel.

  125. JaneB - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Tyler Clippard is The Man.

  126. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    MNF, thanks for the #'s on Mattheus since the ASG, not good.

  127. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Manassas Nats' Fan said… When you give up cheap hits you cant give up a hit like Sandoval's afterwards.Agreed, and he's a ground ball pitcher so no excuse for that grooved fastball to Sandoval. He fell apart quickly.It's really a shame because he gets himself in trouble when BABIP works against him and he gets frustrated and falls apart. I say "Grow up"! Bashing your hand was bad enough but losing your cool as a pitcher is a bad thing.

  128. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Not counting today, Mattheus inherited 2 runners, one scored (since All-Star Break).

  129. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    I'm scared.

  130. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Todd Zolecki ‏@ToddZolecki 2mLannan left the game with an injury to his left knee. He missed 2 months with left knee injury earlier this season.

  131. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Sori, feed him the DP pill and let's get outta here.

  132. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    In Syracuse, Storen came in and stranded two runners.

  133. MicheleS - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Sunshine.. make mine a double

  134. NatsLady - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    I hate letting runners advance on defensive indifference.

  135. JaneB - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    Ow. Ow. Ow. Please make it stop.

  136. David Proctor - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    DENARD SPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    "WOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO!!"(Copyright, MicheleS. 2011, All Rights Reserved.)

  138. MicheleS - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! SPANNING

  139. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    I am officially a Span Fan!!!!!

  140. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Soriano never makes it easy especially with his weak 90mph fastball…never!hey WODL, where are you now?!we won despite of lame Soriano!

  141. JaneB - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Denasassasrd! That deserves a sweet fancy Moses, Msrk!

  142. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    What a catch! That is incredible! Last out, shirt out!

  143. Faraz Shaikh - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Span has earned a 7 year contract with that catch.

  144. Faraz Shaikh - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    not with Nationals.

  145. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    "Spanning" gets a whole new meaning!

  146. paul brandt - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Sorry but Soriano was pathetic…any other CF, we lose.

  147. RickH - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    That's a BIG Whoa, Nellie!!!

  148. Holden Baroque - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Untucked in AZ!Sorry I'm late ..

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As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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