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Game 121: Nats at Braves

Aug 16, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

ATLANTA — Hello from Turner Field, where it's an unseasonably cool, 68 degrees, with a threat of rain throughout the weekend. Who would've thought the Nationals would need to break out their windbreakers for a mid-August series in Atlanta, but will be sweating next week in Chicago (where it's supposed to be humid and in the upper-80s)?

The Nats come to town having come THISCLOSE to a six-game winning streak at home, if not for Rafael Soriano's blown save yesterday evening. They face a much stiffer challenge this weekend, facing those powerhouse Braves, who have won 17 of their last 19 and opened up a commanding, 14 1/2-game lead in the NL East.

Speaking of Soriano, odds are he won't be available to pitch tonight after appearing in three straight games (and nearly suffering two straight blown saves). Tyler Clippard also has appeared the last three days, which could leave the recently recalled Drew Storen as Davey Johnson's closer tonight should the situation present itself.

First things first: The Nationals need a good start from Taylor Jordan, who could be making his final outing of the year before his team-imposed shutdown, and they need to score some runs off Atlanta rookie left-hander Alex Wood, before they can contemplate who is going to close tonight.

Updates to come, so please check back…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at ATLANTA BRAVES
Where: Turner Field
Gametime: 7:35 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 186
Weather: Cloudy, 68 degrees, Wind 10 mph in from CF

NATIONALS (59-61)
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Bryce Harper
RF Jayson Werth

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286 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Glad to see the Buffalo back in.

  2. The Real Feel Wood. Accept no substitutes. - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Game 121: Nats at PhilliesIf only we could be that lucky. I hear the Phillies are in turmoil these days.

  3. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:12 PM

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  4. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Well we won 5/6 against two bad teams. We did what we needed to do (although 6/6 should've been done). Now we see whether we're really playing better or not because this is a good team.

  5. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    i hope if a save opportunity arises Davey goes with somebody other than SORRY OH NO. Also upset with Desmond for not adjusting to the situation. Werth on second with 0 outs. Desmond watches strike 3. That ball has to be put in play to move the runner. 2 swings for the fences and then bat on the shoulder. Why???

  6. Doc - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    We left a lot of runners on base in that last game with the G-ants. Wad we have the bases loaded 2X and little to no scoring?The Buffalo probably could have helped us!

  7. bowdenball - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Secret wasian man said…"2 swings for the fences and then bat on the shoulder. Why???"Because he thought it going to be a ball?I get the feeling that a lot of people think hitting is a lot easier than it actually is. You don't get five seconds to decide what you think of a pitch.

  8. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Doc, the problem is that Haren came up with the bases loaded not once but twice. He left 6 on base by himself. To Bochy's credit, he was IBBing half of our team to get to Haren it seemed like and it worked.

  9. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    2 strikes you have to protect. Ian backward Ks much too often.

  10. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    does Werth strike out looking? Does Bryce?

  11. Doc - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Yeah, you're right DP. Haren was up twice with the bases jacked. Two bad that the Buffalo wasn't hitting ahead of him, and maybe they wouldn't have been so loaded.

  12. Jeff Wang - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Bryce does strike out looking. So does Werth. But even then, they're not Ian. they don't approahc hitting the same way, because they're good at different things.

  13. bowdenball - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    You're right, secret wasian man. Desmond's approach at the plate is no good at all. That's why he's such a terrible hitter. He should start tinkering with it. Only good things can happen.To answer your question: yes, Werth and Harper strike out looking too. It's part of the game. If guys never struck out looking they'd also never walk, and they'd strike out swinging all the time. It's part of the game. As is the fact that there aren't a thousand Joey Vottos and Miguel Cabreras out there, so you should stop expecting the Nats to field 8 of them every night.

  14. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    @ZuckermanCSN Werth just spent 15 minutes talking about his love of Manuel. Called him best manager he's ever had.

  15. Tcostant - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Sounds like Werth is lobbing for him to end up here???

  16. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Mark Zuckerman ‏@ZuckermanCSN 9mWould Werth want Manuel in DC next year? "Of course. I don't know if he fits in the organization's plans, but of course."I don't think we need someone who is 70 and I highly doubt he ends up here. But Werth obviously has a ton of respect for him.

  17. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Werth calls Charlie Manual "the best manager he's ever had". Better than Davey circa 2012?

  18. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Ghost, Charlie was the first manager to give Werth a real shot as an everyday player. Of course Werth is going to feel extremely loyal to him. Without Cholly, he doesn't get 7 years/ 126 mil.

  19. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Cholly? No way. He is not the same guy he was when Werth had him. Phils are moving on with Ryne Sandberg. Time for us to move on also. The Barves did NOT dominate us- two one run games and a tie late in the third. I am so tired of everyone handing this thing to them on a silver platter. Time for someone to slow their roll. Like the Nats.

  20. Doc - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Appreciate your positive support Swam.Most of us have lost a lot of faith, at least in this year.I'll be back watching to-night.

  21. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Taylor Jordan has been not-great his last couple of starts. And that was against the Brewers and Phillies. I'm a little concerned about how he fares against the Braves. Particularly given that our bullpen is likely to have to eat innings and both Clip and Soriano are probably unavailable.

  22. Ivan Tuski - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Madonna says go Nats!"cause I'm living in a Naterial World and I'm a Naterial girl"

  23. SonnyG10 - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Let's sweep the Barves. Maybe we can get Fredi Gonzalez fired also.

  24. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Early candidate for Post of the day: Ivan Tuski said… Madonna says go Nats!"cause I'm living in a Naterial World and I'm a Naterial girl"August 16, 2013 5:16 PM Relief from the Legionaires of Doom!

  25. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    DP, Soriano is "…probably unavailable"we can only hope!

  26. Ghost Of Steve M. - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    David, I was making a provocative tongue in cheek comment. Again, probably not something you say out loud with the definitive part of it even though I believe Werth feels that way for the exact reasons you mentioned.

  27. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    As much as I want the Nats to play well, win, make a run and all that good stuff– much more I want them to learn, toughen up, correct problems, grow up, and get in a place where they are relevant for many years to come. I will tolerate this, choke it down and pay some more fan dues if it looks like it's going to lead things in the right direction.

  28. Doc - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    DP, Taylor is showing the 1st year of pitching effects from TJ surgery. Loosing location on his FB, and his breaking stuff is not as sharp as it was. He hasn't had as much control over his change either, as he had a few starts back. He'll be back next spring, looking for a spot.The kid has done well, but time to shut him down.

  29. Steady Eddie - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    DP — both Roark and Stammen are pretty fresh. Also, I think Taylor's start tonight coincides with what is supposed to be Olly's last rehab start, so I guess the thinking is that he comes up while TJ leaves, which I'm sure everyone who's paying more attention already knew….

  30. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Yeah, big Ohly is pitching at the Pfitz tonight. He will look like their Grandpa. If all goes well he takes over. Taylor has been a bright spot.

  31. Section 222 - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    I'll bet Roark gets a few innings of work tonight. Storen will get an inning, and we can only hope that it's a save opportunity. Maybe Krol gets that chance if Freeman and McCann are due up.

  32. JD - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Sec 222If he does I hope he fares better than he did against Belt.

  33. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Mark Zuckerman ‏@ZuckermanCSN 39sDavey says Soriano and Clippard are available tonight, unless they come and tell him they're not. So far, they haven't. #NationalsTalk

  34. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    I think they will pull Taylor at the first sign of trouble and use Stammen and Roark– Krol if the match ups are there. Would love to see Druuuuu but wish they had let him get his feet wet at home against the Giants instead of away versus the Barves.

  35. natsfan1a - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Don't know how many of the road trip games I'll see, as our houseguests are arriving tonight and staying until Wednesday. I'll be doing the hostessing, tour guide thing more than the avid Nats fan thing (they're not really into baseball).In other news, did anybody else get an email about the September 1 game's time being changed from 1:35 to 8 PM because ESPN picked it up? We have tix and I can't wait to break that news to my husband. Oh well, at least the next day is a holiday.Oh, and GO NATS!!

  36. JaneB - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    YIKES! I didn't get that email about the Sept 1 game going from 1 to 8. That sort of wrecks our "baseball weekend" because we were going to stay in Old Town and take the baseball boat back and forth Saturday and Sunday. Might need to rethink the whole thing. Darn. I hope Taylor pitches the daylights out of those Braves, that Wilson is indeed good to go And that we need to see Drew come in and be his old Drew self. GYFNG!

  37. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    I am shocked that ESPN is actually showing a game that does not include the Ysnkees or Red Sox. Betting the coverage will be dreadful.

  38. natsfan1a - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    swami, yeah, I had the same thought. Here's the body of the email that I received from nationals.com:================================================NATIONALS TICKET HOLDER ADVISORY August 16, 2013================================================GAME TIME FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 VS. METS – 8:05 P.M. ETDue to ESPN's selection for its Sunday Night Baseball telecast, the Sunday, September 1 game vs. the New York Mets at Nationals Park will now start at 8:05 p.m. Please note this special start time and plan accordingly. The Center Field Gate will open at 5:30 p.m.For a list of all parking and mass transit options, visit nationals.com/waytogo.

  39. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Yikes. Anyone else watching pre- game?? Soriano's numbers are pretty shaky.

  40. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    As I've said, Soriano's issue is his slider. He CAN strike people out, but it's entirely based on the command of his slider. He hasn't been able to consistently command it all year and that's a problem. Because without the slider, all he has is one pitch: a low-90s fastball. Big league hitters will hit that.

  41. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    But hitters are batting 290 against him?? How in the world has he managed 30 saves?? Sick of all this Philly melancholy- he didn't die. Knowledgeable fans in Pa have known for a long time that he is not good with younger players. That team has declined every year for five years. That's how it works. Jayson is remembering a better time and place.

  42. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    DP, it's not his slider, it's the location, its been awful, regardless of what pitch he throws…if its over the plate at 90, it's going to be hit if the location is poor but I do agree that he can't even throw his slider in the dirt anymore.

  43. The Real Feel Wood. Accept no substitutes. - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    ESPN must be banking on a Strasburg vs Harvey game that Sunday.

  44. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Will be interesting to see how instant replay affects the time of a game next year but am glad they are doing it, way over-due. Johnny & Ray are talking about the issue right now.

  45. Section 222 - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    According to B-R, hitters are batting .254 against Soriano. Maybe they switched his numbers with Storen's. Hitters are batting .297 against him this year.

  46. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Pre game said .255 against him career, 290 this season. Very high. Also ranks low in every category in the NL.

  47. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    And feel? Wouldn't it be hilarious if Harvey was shut down by then and they got Big Ohly vs some unknown Met call up?

  48. Section 222 - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I didn't see the pregame, but if it said hitters are batting .290 against him this season, it was wrong. His career average against is .205. You can look it up.

  49. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    LOL at the Braves fans booing Harper. I love it!

  50. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Boo that.

  51. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Fans in Atlanta have really changed. They used to be smart and classy. Now they boo, throw trash – if they show up at the games. Low attendance for such a hot team.

  52. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    don't want to rile up 222 but we better get revenge this weekend and hit one of theirs…don't care who although would like it to be McCann who went all tough guy once the home plate ump got involved or Justin Upton…don't want a ball anywhere near the head…leg, butt, ribs will be fine…but send the message that we remember you intentionally hit our guy…team need to show Harp they have his back.

  53. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    A tough place to pitch for jordon tonight. I like the kid. Oh lord ….. Ramos…here we go

  54. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Why throw the ball when it's ball 4…

  55. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Stee- ruggling right here early in the game. Sheesh.

  56. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Run doesn't score if Ramos doesn't throw that away.

  57. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Great job by Jordan to work out of it and if Ramos doesn't throw on Ball 4, it's a 0-0 game. You can't give away runs to this team.

  58. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    And it does not look like Jordan will have to intentionally hit anyone tonight. His command is not the best so far and he will probably get away with it. Maybe it's just a nefarious conspiracy. Look wild so you can hit someone and get away with it. Not bad getting out of that with only one run. Of course, that would mean we need two. Ahem.

  59. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    swami, hear ya, Wood looks good so far but I know zippo about him other than he is a top prospect… very odd delivery which means we may not figure it out until its too late…would really love to beat these guys 12-1!!!

  60. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Just a reminder last series RISP Nats 1 for 19. We need to raise that for sure.Braves RISP was 7 for 22.Tonight both. 0 for 1 but there 0 mote productive.

  61. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Ryan's throws have had way more zip on them lately.

  62. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Freddy Gonzalez throws the red flag

  63. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    best throw to 1st by Rzim all year even tho is was safe.

  64. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Nah Ryan had a throw the other day that was fantastic. It was during Strasburg's complete game. He's been good for about a week now.

  65. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Zim. When he doesnt think but just reacts he is fine.

  66. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    I threw my brave red flag. As a fan watching i call flags for both managers.

  67. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    I think that play would have been ruled inconclusive and stand as called by replay review.

  68. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    MASN use to have super slo mo. We needed it for that play.

  69. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    I agree Nats jack. Without the super slo mo, coild 200% tell.

  70. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    good to see Rzim's arm strength lately, we need it to continue…don't think, just throw. When he pauses or has time is when he gets in trouble which means it's mental.

  71. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    The story FP said about what the vets did to Jordan was great.

  72. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    100% correct.

  73. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    The ball was way outsidr and on top that, he swung like he wanted to pull it.Do we need another Cox meeting.?

  74. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    That exact pitch, curveball on the outside, wasn't called just 2 pitches ago. And this one was even further outside. Robot umps please.

  75. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Wow what a swing. 2-2 is not as good hitting count as 3-1. That last strike swung around home it seem to me.Now 0 for 3 RISP . Teall bad habit against the Braves all season.

  76. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    David a bigger complaint of home plate umpires to me is tge strike zone is simply not the same for every pitcher.It simply should not change ( except for the height at the top end).

  77. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    We're insistent on giving away runs tonight.

  78. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Story of our season

  79. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:27 PM

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  80. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Another freaking error leads to another freaking Braves run.Stop it I say, stop it!

  81. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    They just do not help him out. In fact- they actively hurt him when he pitches. Snakebit. Trial by fire.

  82. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    I'm pissed too but Rendon is learning a new position…he rushed the throw and didn't need to, he will learn from it.

  83. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Oh- and now the gag me chop and racist chanting.

  84. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Fielders are killing you, but your Whip this game is setting you up for non success.I hate that chop crap. Jump on tgeir ass tge chop would disappear.

  85. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Amanda Comak ‏@acomak nowThat makes 11 errors behind Taylor Jordan this season, who is making his 9th career major league start. #Nats have not done him many favors.Unbelievable.

  86. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Next year we will look back on this and laugh. We will see how the lessons of this season made them a better team. It will be like waking up from a bad dream.

  87. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    I wonder if ALR didnt see it well as he didnt move until way late. See it well get off and catch it unless Upton right where he wanted to go.

  88. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Lets hope.We need to end season like the Dodgers past 50 games have been 40-10.. We are 5-1 and last 48 games 39-9 we make the playoffs. Ince one team shows it xan happen.

  89. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    The crowd cheering as Harper gets HBP…

  90. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Plunkes

  91. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Braves fans cheering when Harper gets hit, the lowest of lows…what crap fans!

  92. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    I am coming on to complain about our current play.

  93. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Sickening.,We need to make hurt on the field, though. So tired of the Philly pathos. Can we table it now?

  94. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    That is funky hand twist from the Braves

  95. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    WODL, welcome, that's allowed, speak your peace, counsellor.

  96. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I am displeased by our lack of offense so far.

  97. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    I love Werth's at bats.

  98. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Good hustle by Harper.

  99. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    This inning they are trying to get back in tge game.

  100. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Our individual batting averages versus Atlanta this year are putrid.

  101. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    GDP is our best play for scoring a run.

  102. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    We lead in earn runs now.That double play was hit softer than the one we threw away.

  103. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    if Harper doesn't go 1st to 3rd on the Werth single, we likely don't score this inning…sorry ALR.

  104. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Btw, LaRoche could have easily stepped off first on the Rendon throw and have prevented the run.

  105. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Team avg is .010 different.

  106. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Being down one run puts us back in the game because we can tie with a homer and we don't need any base runners to do that.

  107. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    I agree 100% not sure why he never moved til it was by.

  108. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    I'm disappointed we weren't the ones to plunk a batter first, but at least the Harper/Werth combo made them pay, at least a little.Anybody else hear them cheering when Harper was hit? Damn, I hate Braves fans. I was about to make an insensitive comment, but I won't, knowing that there are Nats Ladies present.

  109. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Baseball needs a method to apportion errors. I would have given both Rendon and LaRoche .5 of an error on that play.

  110. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    WODL, looked like the runner took the inside lane to first and took ALR out of the play but tough to tell…Rendon had more time than he thought and just made a poor throw…good throw and we are out of the inning.

  111. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Yes , laroche a statue on that. Maybe ghost is right about him hiding a back injury

  112. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    106, read above, I did re. the cheering/Harp HBP and so did DP.

  113. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Yeah, not the greatest throw but I often notice on plays like that that both players seem to screw it up. The same thing happens on those throws from Ramos to center that we see so often.

  114. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    You got to get your guy on 3rd with no outs to make the GDP your friend. The Nats have perfected the art, except for that Cleveland series when they couldn't even hit into GDP's. That is basically rock bottom.

  115. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Now me, with my Jim Gentile first baseman's mitt, I would have come off first and saved the run, but that is just me. I am risk averse.

  116. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Paul B-sorry don't read well after the 1st 3 beers. Thanks for letting me know-I'm glad to know I wasn't alone. Nice DP to close that inning.

  117. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    We are almost into the Braves bullpen. We better do something in the next two innings before their bullpen comes in and makes us their ….

  118. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    The Buffalo!!!!

  119. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Jewett would have sent him to 2nd

  120. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    This wood guy has nothing. Wait him out and rake!

  121. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Third straight inning we have the lead off batter on base, need to get them across the plate.

  122. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    It's going to take a triple to score the Buffalo from second.They use a calendar to clock Ramos running the bases.

  123. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Gotta love this kid jordon

  124. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Good fundamental baseball. Great bunt by Jordan. Let's bring in 2 now

  125. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Come on Span.

  126. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Can't believe my ears, the Barves tv guy just complimented TJ on his sac bunt!

  127. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Hey Gio. When they shut down Jordan, have him teach you how to bunt.

  128. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Span has looked silly in this game at the plate.

  129. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Cue the Span haters.

  130. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Typical.

  131. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    not a Span hater but that was a pathetic AB, we are just an awful offensive team.

  132. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    My wife just said if you don't swing at strikes you can't get a hit. and she doesn't even follow baseball….

  133. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    If Span has lost half a step, that might be the difference, but .310 obp with 10 stolen bases, seriously? That was the plan for lead-off? Or was there ever a plan? All I know is Span doesn't even try to steal bases this year.

  134. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Span has to find a way to make contact with the ball there.

  135. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Rendy to the endy!

  136. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Ramos might not have beaten out a sac fly anyway.

  137. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    But I liked everything up til then. That 5-4 from Zim would have scored a run with 1 out. Unfortunately it's a little to late for "missed it by that much"

  138. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    excuse me 4-3

  139. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    PAul you beat me to it. If you want the season sum upped in one inning there it was. And Zimm stinks too. Bryce Rendon Ramos rookie pitcher and of course Werth deliver. ZIMM ALR IAN oh boy ian, and of course Span on the road just killing this team.

  140. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM

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  141. Dan Strong - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    If that play doesn't sum up our season…. I don't know what does.

  142. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    well if ALR gonna bat 230 he sure better make those plays. 3 errors and counting. bad team. just beat up on much worse teams the last 5 of 6

  143. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Think this jordon is gonna be special …. Next year

  144. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    3 errors. No earned runs given up by Taylor. This kid is tough.

  145. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Zone a lot bigger for braves pitchers

  146. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Love Jordan kid. Im just sick of our Vets not delivering. BTW classless bunch in ATL to cheer a hit batsmen. And another BTW UMP SUCKS. That's ball four to bryce

  147. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Just thinking back to Span's last AB, why isn't Hairston in the lineup tonight? Given a lefty on the mound and Span's numbers on the road I don't understand this.

  148. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Gutless rednecks hate Bryce for no reason. I hope Pittsburgh kills them in the playoffs. We sure cant beat them.

  149. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    this flipping kid is not that good but yet again the Nats make a pitcher look like Cy Young…and Marty Foster (HP ump) is far from consistent…ugggghhhhhhh!!!!!

  150. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    SPAN, zimm ALR and the Great Desmond 0 for 11

  151. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Desi needs to get his head out of his a$$. What was he swinging at?

  152. NatsJack in Florida - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    I also would prefer Tyler Moore batting 6th instead of ALR.

  153. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    It's 2-1 but it feels like its 10-1. We will go to the pen and then it will 5-1. Then it's to the hotel bar

  154. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    This game has encapsulated our entire season:Bad situational hitting, atrocious fielding, good starting pitching, and a loss to a so-so starting pitcher.

  155. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Our pitchers, catchers and relievers should watch these Braves guys and learn.

  156. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    96. Wow

  157. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    No way Morse would have caught that little flair in left….

  158. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    NJ, agree, bring up Tyler Moore and maybe even some others, our problem is offense, you can't let this continue, try something else…even Harper vs. lefties is a problem…we need a manager that's not afraid to change line-ups given the match-ups on a game by game basis.Taylor Jordan deserves a better fate tonight.

  159. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Wasian dude, won't be the Pirates. They are this year's Nationals. Looks for my Cards to take it to them and put the T Chop to sleep until 2014.

  160. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    The only thing that will keep my heart warm this winter is the thought of Jesus, Zimm'nn, Gio, Jorgan and Det/Ohly/Whomever going out every fifth day next season for Manager Bo Porter.

  161. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Gonna be running

  162. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Bo Porter leaving his hometown?

  163. JaneB - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Sunshine, I;m pulling for Bo, too. I really want him to be our guy. Now back to the bourbon. I need it straight tonight.

  164. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Brooks Robinson!

  165. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    My heart be still! Not only did the Barves tv guy compliment Jordan on his sac bunt earlier, now he is saying how impressed he is with his pitching!NatsJack, we may have to revise that list of worse TV announcers as homers!

  166. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    JaneB,I'm already there, bourbon that is.

  167. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Straight bourbon it is, JaneB. We're not showing enough fight to add the Maalox.

  168. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Almost every game against the Barves it's one run. Three errors. One hit, one play made here and there. This almost frustrates me more than getting blown out. Why is Tyler Moore not here??? Not like anyone in the bench is doing anything that can't be replaced.

  169. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Actually, the Braves have outscored us 52-26 this year, but there have been a few winnable ones where we blew it.

  170. baseballswami - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Part 2– Tyler Moore can play first and surely provide some more offense than we are seeing .

  171. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Did research. First 4 series ATL bull pen 0.00 against us.Also RISP we are 13 for 80 not counting tonights not to good an effort.

  172. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Amen Swami ALR is almost an automatic out. I hope Sorry OH no is watching the Braves bullpen. WOW this UMP IS TERRIBLE

  173. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Carpenter…. He of the 97-99 FB. And you say…where did he come from?

  174. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Woodford Reserve and Ginger. Tough to win games when you have as many errors as hits.

  175. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Except Suzuki

  176. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    As I said before. He needs to pee in the jug. Something just ain't right

  177. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    This game has been exactly what I expected, to the T, score, style of play and of course, result.

  178. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Same old Nats. Just another sorry lackluster performance by the offense. defense stunk tonight also. We should just forfeit to Atlanta and rest.

  179. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I told you last time we played them Jays put him on waivers

  180. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Nice choice, 106.

  181. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    oh cool, we are that much closer to Kimbrel with that lame showing in the 7th…Braves have a darn good bullpen, that I must admit.

  182. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    I am getting tired of watching the same game over and over again.

  183. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Hitters have looked clueless again. With the errors removed we would have been ok.

  184. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    when this team plays good teams it is just like watching grass grow. zzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzz

  185. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Nats106,Woodford Reserve……good taste!

  186. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Braves gettin that lefty up. Scared of Tracy

  187. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Most against the Brave start like this some they widened at the end.

  188. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    game was lost when Span put NO wood on the ball with guys on second and third and Zimm, once again didn't deliver.

  189. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    big cat HAHAHAHAHAHA

  190. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    oh and most importantly. still no retaliation on the Bryce beaning.

  191. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Ok. Here's our spot. In the ribs!

  192. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    The lefty Avlion ( or whatever) 35 games in a rown no earned runs. Second longest streak in MLB history. Longest Craig Kimbral in 2011 38 games.We needed to be ahead before the bullpen comes in.

  193. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Yes secret…… 2 outs no one on base. Their big stud up. Plunk! But nooo

  194. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Our best offense against the Braves is getting Bryce hit.

  195. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    We should have a WRC (woodford reserve club) meeting before the game that we either are officially in the playoffs or officially eliminated. That way everyone wins. Who's in?No Braves fans allowed…..

  196. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    George Dickel or Knob Creek or Dalwhinnie or Lagavullin.

  197. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    That's my man!

  198. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    I'll ask again, why isn't Hairston in the lineup tonight?

  199. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    SPAN!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA just putrid against lefties.

  200. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    106, Would it be okay if I participate from long distance?

  201. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    That's bull crap!

  202. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    wow just ridiculous. were the hell is MLB. what a bunch of disgusting fans. bottle throwing Rednecks

  203. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    This B.S. has got to stop. This entire Barves organization is bush, with a capital B.Wish we had MPH Rod just to buzz one to the backstop.

  204. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Now you see. We did nothing back in DC. And now they are urinating on us. Davey is a punk!!

  205. karlkolchak - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    If H-Rod ever tried to plunk a batter it would probably end up as a perfect strike.

  206. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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  207. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    I am sick to my stomach! Davey, wake your ass up and get in Foster's face…your star player gets hit 3, repeat 3 times tonight and your team also gets a warning…this is disgusting! and the braves fans cheer that BS! what a joke!!! we are a spineless team…we should have retaliated last week but we didn't and this is what happens!!!awful…MLB welcome to the WWf in the ATL.

  208. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    good call carp classless is right.

  209. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    take that rednecks

  210. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    I did the reverse hex.

  211. Secret wasian man - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    DESMOND STINKS!!!!!!!!! cmon man make them pay

  212. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Desi not hitting very well tonight.

  213. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Sorry take that back. Classless thing to say.

  214. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Worse part of the whole thing is we are tied after giving them 2 unearned runs.

  215. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    He might stink, but leads mlb ss in extrabase hits.Sure stinks tonight though.

  216. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Harper getting hit is still a good play for us when their bullpen is in.Anyone notice they are targeting the back instead of the leg tonight? Nice of them since he has leg problems. The Braves are classy people.

  217. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Just an aside, but Atlanta seems to have gotten lowbrow since they parted with Time Warner and TBS.

  218. waddu eye no - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    atlanta – the new philly

  219. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    atlanta still is bitching about Sherman… glad union kicked their hillbilly asseslol

  220. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    It's time.

  221. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    TBS didn't want the Braves doing this right before re-runs of Friends. It spoils the mood. Now they are unleashed!

  222. karlkolchak - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Tonight is an example of why the Braves are going to fold like a cheap suitcase in the playoffs. More than 14 games ahead and they are trying to engage in a beanball war against an opponent who has no chance to catch them? THAT'S a team playing with insecurity. The Nats may have been gutless in not retaliating for Bryce, but the Braves are the true punks.

  223. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Why waste a lefty on throwing at Harper, however….Who knows but the Nats need to get hit like Yost.

  224. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Karkolchak, Amen

  225. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    lets win this now

  226. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    and in a 2-2 game we can't retaliate nor should we unless we go up 10-2 but MLB needs to send a message to the Braves and their fans, what a lame and embarrassing display to cheer hitting any player especially 3 times!!

  227. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Soiano must have woke up Hector Sanchez. He hit his second homer abother 3 run. Job in Miami not an easy pkace to homer. In the 7th Giants have 14 runs 18 hits.

  228. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    You can't bring a closer in during a tie game.

  229. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Wonder what harpers dad thinks about his boy being repeatedly drilled while we shake in our boots. As I said…… No heart, no guts. Whatever you want to call it

  230. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Bigcat agreed… Nats look like pussies

  231. UnkyD - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Watch this…

  232. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    We need to win this game. Sandy Koufax and Walter Johnson never threw at anybody. That is no sign of manhood, even though I sort of wanted to plunk somebody last week.

  233. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Get right up on the plate and dare Kimbrell to hit you. Come on auto 5 game suspension? Do it!

  234. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    that sucked ramos

  235. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Mr 175 BA up

  236. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Cat, but now what you do is kick their as&, that's all you can do tonight…retaliation will happen but not tonight.need a PR for Ramos Davey!!!!!!!!

  237. TimDz - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Retaliation NEEDS to come during tomorrow nights game….Otherwise, the Braves will continue to punk us…The Nats need to make a statement not only for the remainder of this season, but for next season as well…

  238. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Freddie Freeman, first AB tomorrow night.

  239. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Come on, Span!

  240. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    TimDagreedcome on Span

  241. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    and if Davey would have PR for Ramos a batter before we would be up 1.

  242. waddu eye no - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    welcome home drew. go for it

  243. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Span…… Jeez Pitiful

  244. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    I know Span is a great fielder…but he SUCKS in the clutch with the bat0 for 5 is bs for a lead off batter

  245. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Good job, Davey, making sure that Span gets 5 plate appearances against a road lefty.

  246. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    A chopper would be fine over Kimbrel's head.Davey's siesta cost us a run.Had Suzuki been running for Ramos he would have been on third, and scored on Lombo's grounder.

  247. Unknown - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Span…good field, no hit!

  248. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Actually only batted 4 times against a lefty, but was awful in all 5 tries.

  249. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Drew has a chance to prove he is back

  250. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    I know of no one in the stats community who recommends using your player with the lowest on base percentage among your eight as your lead-off man. Only Davey and Rizzo, apparently believe that.

  251. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    With Stras 99 mph

  252. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    WODthat is why Davey needs to head off into the sun set

  253. JaneB - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    I'm torn between wanting Drew to have a 1-2-3 inning and wanting him to plunk someone. Like Simmons

  254. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Davey forgot he was on the team.

  255. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    oh boy

  256. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    How many feet will Gattis's homer go? I say 429 feet.

  257. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Ny leties in KC we can use the DH for Span.

  258. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    WODlol

  259. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    He is just setting us up…..

  260. BigCat - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Check runner drew

  261. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Yeah! O feet! I was wrong.

  262. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Didnt hang a slider.

  263. waddu eye no - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    druuuuu

  264. UnkyD - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Welcome back, Kid…

  265. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    very nice Drew!

  266. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Welcome back Drew. Stay tough the rest of the way.

  267. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    That's the Storen I know and love.

  268. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    nice job Drew, playoff type AB's/atmosphere and he did well, may be the closest we get all year but happy for Storen…if it were Soriano, we would have all needed to attend confession by now and its only 1030pm.

  269. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    paullololo

  270. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    I knew on 3-1 he was going to swing no matter what.

  271. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Werth having a terrible night.

  272. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    that just sucked!

  273. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    not as confident now, we needed to score that inning, the Barves have our #…I really dislike them immensely.

  274. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    that was Nats chance….I think game over now

  275. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Werth is 2/5 with an RBI. I think most guys would take that terrible night.

  276. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Krol…was terrible last outing

  277. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Braves last 20 years:2 NL Pennants1 World Series-0- classWhat scum the organization, fans and anything associated with them are.

  278. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Nats106agreed and0-1 in civil warlol

  279. paul brandt - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Krol to JUpton? why?

  280. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    of course

  281. David Proctor - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Krol should not be facing righties, but in extra innings, you can't play matchups.

  282. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    learning now who should be here in 2014 and who should notkroll a joke

  283. Knoxville Nat - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Big difference tonight isn't the HR but the two unearned runs we gave them.

  284. mick - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    new post

  285. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Mick, I'd have added that, but I'm from Virginia, so I can't talk. Hope you had a great vacation.Tomorrow Nats needs to strike first.

  286. Depot Master - Aug 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    I'm curious, if someone knows how to look this up… That was obviously not a fastball. I wonder how many of these killer home runs have been called by Suzuki vs. Ramos?

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