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Game 124: Nats at Cubs

Aug 19, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

CHICAGO — Hello from the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field, where it's an absolutely gorgeous August evening on the north side of Chicago. The Nationals open a four-game series with the Cubs tonight, a rare trip here with three straight night games and only one day game at the last major-league ballpark to install lights.

The Nationals have a new face on the roster in David DeJesus, acquired from the Cubs this afternoon in a waiver trade. The 33-year-old outfielder simply walked across the diamond before batting practice, met his new teammates and swapped his royal blue Cubs clothing for the Nats' navy blue. He'll be on the bench tonight but available to play if needed.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the start against a Chicago lineup that, at least on name recognition alone, doesn't really inspire a lot of fear. That, of course, means nothing, but it certainly looks like an advantageous matchup for Zimmermann. The Nationals lineup will have its work cut out for itself against Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija.

Updates to come…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at CHICAGO CUBS
Where: Wrigley Field
Gametime: 8:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 186
Weather: Clear, 81 degrees, Wind 6 mph out to LF

NATIONALS (60-63)
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Bryce Harper
RF Jayson Werth

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230 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Theophilus T. S. - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Old Boston bumbersticker: "Jesus Saves! And Espo scores on the rebound!" Somebody needs to work with that idea a little.

  2. MicheleS - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    I sooo wish I was there this week.. Maybe next year..GYFNG!!!

  3. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Please, please don't waste the hotness of Tyler Moore's bat by sitting him for a week!!! Time to start playing the future team. They could hardly do worse.

  4. pwilly - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Gonna be an adventure with Diaz behind the plate.

  5. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Somebody please tape Bryce's mouth shut.

  6. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    The Reds and DBacks play each other which will mean if the Nats can sweep the Cubs they will pick up a lot of ground in the Wild Card.

  7. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    What he say that has upset you?

  8. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Lets do our part.

  9. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Hope we dont give up to much for DeJesus

  10. Kirbs - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Well I must say…im going to watch the starters of the Redskins before I switch over. At this point it's no biggie to miss the first inning. On a side note, we will miss you Shark.

  11. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Even in our 59 win season i always watch baseball and wil flup during comnercials.

  12. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    MNF– nothing in particular, just jawing at the umps a bit. Actually no more than most players, but he has such a target on his back and so many people seem to think he is a hot headed punk. He really needs to keep his head down and be more above reproach than everyone else. It's unfortunate, but everything he does is scrutinized. Lax Diaz is a super sensitive, insecure type who would make an example of him.

  13. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    That last strike Davey should have been in the umps face. A terrible call, so its hard to fault Harper when his manager was asleep at the wheel.You are right Laz Diaz is a loon

  14. SCNatsFan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Swami I don't know why Harper, and more importantly Johnson, didn't go after the 3b umpire after the bad check swing call at the end of the Braves game. Why not try to light a fire under the team by going off on an ump?

  15. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Just heard Pujols is out for the season…. Think the Nats will make the trade of LaRoche????

  16. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    I didnt think Rendon or Harp swung on those check swings…

  17. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Angels are further out than Nats Angels wont trade for him.

  18. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    The umps werent interested in the game late.They figured Nats had chances and blew it, so why give them more.

  19. Faraz Shaikh - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Good luck to Bernie wherever he goes!DeJesus acquisition is curious. Is Rizzo already building next season's bench? Between Hairston and David, do Nationals have that fourth OF that can step up in case of injury?

  20. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Those 2 can platoon if they need to ply. Pinch hit against the correct pitchers.

  21. pwilly - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    The Nats face lefty pitchers 2 of the next 3 games so hopefully T-Moore gets in the lineup, either for Span or LaRoche.

  22. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    DeJesus and Gio seem to be getting along well: http://instagram.com/p/dNr0qYuxhu/

  23. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Showed them on Nats extra

  24. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Yesterday we got beat by tge Braves HV Toniggt it looks lije Cubs JV. Where is Anthiny Rizzo?

  25. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Anthony Rizzo is out sick

  26. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Thanks Nats 128.He is a solid player and I was surprised to see him not in the line up.

  27. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Okk laz dont screw around

  28. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Apparently yesterday's home plate ump is a Georgia native and regularly shows favoritism to the Barves. And I heard that from a non- Nats fan.

  29. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    I am also very angry at Johnny and Ray because they virtually assured everyone that the Nats cannot possibly lose any of these 4 games. I hate it when they jinx it.

  30. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Rally roof top tonight.

  31. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    If LaRoche took that approach yesterday like Bryce just did with 2 strikes the Nats probably win the game.

  32. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    The third base ump Marvin Hudson is the atlanta native. He was home plate Saturday.

  33. Unknown - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    I think Nats are trying too hard to to hit the ball hard. Look at Harper just guiding one to left, and it wasn't his 100% bat speed.

  34. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Ok, now that Tyler Moire is here– play him!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    You are probably mad at me I said the same thing. 39 straight wuns

  36. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    ALR rarely takes tgat approach.

  37. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    That is what Tony Gwynn said I mentioned yesterday.

  38. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    That's not the start we needed.

  39. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Zimmerman boots the 1st ball of the game! Bravo!

  40. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Well that really sucked.

  41. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I am blaming this on Johnny and Ray.

  42. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Did they give Lake a double?

  43. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    I am blaming fielder for not fielding

  44. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    FP pretty much just guaranteed we lose this game.

  45. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Where in the world did those curveballs miss?

  46. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Laz is already playing games.

  47. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    No, it's not the players at all- it's the commentators jinxing it ;). Oh, Jordan, please get a grip.

  48. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    They didnt

  49. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    The cb announcers are jinxing the cubs too.Said they should sweep.

  50. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    FP making up the excuse that Ryan was playing in for the bunt. No thats where he always plays. Tries to play matador with the ball and whiffs on it.

  51. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Well then…

  52. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Unh unh unh…

  53. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    What is the deal that are starters are not prepared to play. That is not the comentators fault. That is just poor pitching

  54. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Thats what happens when your fielders dont make the plays. Man on 2nd to start the game and even the lousy Cubs make them pay.

  55. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Seriously – at this point would anything shock you?? Like that three run bomb given up by Jordan????? With only one out????????? Really??????? Ok- breathe, just breathe. We can score four, Jordan can get some outs now. Oh, Jordan. Are you Gio now??? What is it with the first inning and our pitchers?????? Ok, need to stop now.

  56. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    He plays close to often.

  57. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    That is 1 of tge 3 rns.

  58. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    "Double off the glove of Zimmmerman" yep, sounds eerily familiar this year.

  59. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    We hit him hard in May when we could no one.

  60. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    That is an E 5, who they kidding?

  61. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    I know it's only a Monday night, but this is going to require alcohol.

  62. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Left side wide open.

  63. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I don't think there's alcohol hard enough, Swami.

  64. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    3 runs for us is a giant abyss.

  65. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Gio stunk the first inning yesterdat, then pitched fine.JZim obviusky had no memory as he decided to stink up the first inning too.McCatty what is going on in preparation time?

  66. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Ian really slumping and not helping presently

  67. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    And now FP and Bob with the big build up on Desi vs alphabet pitcher– result, double play.

  68. SCNatsFan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I seem to remember one guy we walked a long time ago that didn't score

  69. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Was it in June?

  70. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Why the hell didnt he pitch like that in the first.

  71. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Really? We walked a batter that didn't score???? But that inning was more like it. Walk, error, home run- sheesh. Now- hits, hits, hits!

  72. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    What is it with our Big 3 and the first inning…

  73. Nats 128 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    MNF, he did pitch like that in the 1st and his 3rd baseman booted the ball. His hole approach changed with the man on 3rd.

  74. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    It's early. It's the Cubs. Come on now.

  75. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    It prepwork in the bullpen.They come in not ready. Not sure how to fix it, but I am not a professional they are sovthey need to fix.

  76. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Apparently the Phillies are interested in signing Roger Bernadina.

  77. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Phils have interest in Bernadina. You know if he ends up there he hurts us.

  78. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    David- I am your echo yet again.

  79. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    With 1 out you need to k the guy. A fast ball right in the middle rarely k's a guy. A sac fly is one run a neatball poirly pitched in 3.Ge didnt putch well at all 4 pitch walk.

  80. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Harper now RISP time

  81. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Another 0 RISP

  82. hiramhover - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    What is it with Span and this "yes I'm running" – "no I'm not" routine?Did no harm this time, but he's doing the team no favors.

  83. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Why is it when one of our pitchers throws a meatball pitch it ALWAYS gets hit out of the ballpark, but when their guy throws a meatball, we foul it back.

  84. SCNatsFan - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Yeah David but it is a "good cut"

  85. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Are you kidding me right now

  86. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Ok, so what the heck is going on with JZ???? He was our most solid pitcher. Totally a hard ass . Now he gets shelled. By the Cubs. I do not understand this at all. What is going on?????

  87. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Nasty pitch… But they are eating Jordan… And we can't do nothing…

  88. Steady Eddie - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    JZimm is definitely making his market value more affordable as his season nosedives.

  89. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Well Eddie, that is certainly one way to put a spin on this.

  90. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Yeah, let's all just swing for the walls and hit pop flies. That always works.

  91. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Sigh. This is depressing.

  92. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Wow.

  93. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Well, that one wasn't anybody but JZ's fault.

  94. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Oh, my. Just when I think we have hit rock bottom.

  95. phil dunton - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Nats getting whipped by a Double A team tonight. There's absolutely no limit to the humiliation this season.

  96. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Charlie and Dave were saying during the pregame show that JZimm hates playing at Wrigley Field. I see why.

  97. SCNatsFan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    JZ will finish the year on the DL. Not hoping for that, really not, but just see that coming.

  98. Almazar80 - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    The guys sure are showing a lot of fire and fight. With Rizzo making his move for the playoffs, it's only a matter of time before these Nats close in on the Reds and beat all their foes on their way to their first championship.

  99. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    But I still blame all the commentators for angering the baseball gods with their attitudes. You see, it's just much easier for me to live with that. JZ pitching badly is not something I can choke down.

  100. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Uhm… I'm trying to hope we win this game…

  101. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Interesting. FP says all of the Nats coaches say that Bryce did go yesterday on the check swing.

  102. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Even the pitcher is hitting the ball hard.

  103. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    But then again- does it matter if they score five or one or ten? We have a big goose egg yet again. Their number could be anything .

  104. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Fifth inning- one pitch, one out.

  105. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I understand team let down..fatigue…but JZim no excuse at all!!! this damn team has no consistency…half ass at best

  106. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    8 pitches. Ouch.

  107. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:19 PM

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  108. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Because dont idebrify location well enough.

  109. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    watching skins game at same time nice to see at least 1 dc team winning

  110. Dan Strong - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    To those shocked by this performance… Welcome to the 2013 Washington Nationals season.

  111. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    wondering if 98 wins was a huge anomalie

  112. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    JZimm is fooling nobody

  113. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    to add…. welcome back to losing baseball…. I really have doubts about Rizzo and the future…too many soft over rated guys

  114. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Swami, I explained exactly what happened to JZ last week. However not one person either thought I was right or cared as no one elaborated.

  115. SCNatsFan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Dan I'm not surprised anymore. Not even angry anymore. I'm going to just try to enjoy the games because I love baseball more then I love the Nats.

  116. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    According to FP, this is a hangover from the 15 inning game. Did Jordan pitch in that game? Or is that another excuse for our hitters?

  117. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    MNF– ?????

  118. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    swamiexactly!!!!

  119. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    FP excuse making.We will come back

  120. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Ty-ler Moore. Ty-ler Moore. Ty-ler Moore. Ty-ler Moore.

  121. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    JZ has ZERO excuses

  122. Faraz Shaikh - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    alright who is pitching tomorrow?

  123. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    haren on tuesno matter what he does…i respect him now

  124. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Yikes.

  125. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Wow… Jordan… Just wow….This is all on Jordan… They have been rocking him like no one's business…. Terrible…

  126. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Here is the simpke explanation.Do you remember the movie Freaky Friday? Well Dan Haren and Jordan Zimmermann had a Dreaky Friday incounter during the All Star Break. Dan Haren is now pitching great and Jordan Zimmermann is givibg away money and homers.

  127. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Some want to blame Ray others RZim.Seem like JZim lacks interest tonight

  128. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    but again…Nats now have scored 1 run in last 14 inningsthat is pathetic and why this team is a BUST!!!

  129. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    So, according to some here we are supposed to replace a guy that still leads the team in home runs, walks, and is second in RBI's with a mediocre fielding guy that has hit .164 in the majors this year? Sorry, I don't equate a couple of decent months in AAA as being a hot hitter that has earned a starting position when his ML OPS isn't even close to .500 Yeah, if we had started Moore tonight we'd surely be winning.

  130. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    What are the stats for JZim. Pre allstar game vs post? Bet it ain't pretty. Why not shut him down to, the season is over as far as post season. Bring Karns up. Or Cole

  131. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    The Angels are a bust this is just disppointing.

  132. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    MNFlol this whole season is freaky….

  133. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    MNFand the irony is Nats may want Mike Scocia as manager…that would be a typical stupid rizzo move

  134. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    I am among those who said tgat, though ALR is way below career average and needs to get back to pkaying.

  135. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    If the Yanks dont resign Girardi take him.

  136. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Scoscia is a good manager. He's a guy who would benefit from a change of scenery, I think. I don't necessarily want him, but I wouldn't be upset if we got him.

  137. Secret wasian man - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    OMG please end this season. when do we play the Braves?

  138. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    MNFGirardi would be GREATDavid…Scosia I think would be a disaster…2 years in a row angels have stunk with the talent they have had

  139. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    James O'Hara ‏@nextyeardc 49sAfter his July 11 start JZim reported neck issues.Before: 19 GS, 132.1 IP, 2.58 ERA, .967 WHIPAfter: 5 GS, 25.2 IP, 5.26 ERA, 1.71 WHIP.

  140. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    this season has flown by, thankfully, it can not end soon enough

  141. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Their talent is overstated. Getting Josh Hamilton was an awful move. He's not that good. Pujols has aged very poorly. Their starting pitching is atrocious and has doomed them. Scoscia would be wayyyy down the list of reasons the Angels haven't been good.

  142. Secret wasian man - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    J zimm hates Rigley. Stras hates Atlanta. where did we get these cry babys from? what a bunch of pansies. getting smashed by the Mighty Cubs.

  143. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Davidgood points on hamilton…pujols, i have no idea what happen to him…I did not think he would be playing this poorly

  144. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I said it before… I think Jordan's neck is really bothering him…. He hasn't looked nearly the same…They should have left Jordan in… Save the BP… This game is lost…Gotta be jet-lag… *snickers*

  145. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    SWMlike I have said, public address system at Nats Park should play the old Mr Softy Ice cream music

  146. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    MNF, ALR is having a crap season, but I still don't see where Tyler Moore would be an improvement. AAA stats don't mean squat. I think that he should get an occasional start against LHP's and show that he can consistently hit ML pitching. I still see him as being an equivalent of a RH'ed Lucas Duda.

  147. paul brandt - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Jeff Samardzija looks like the the Capt. Morgan guy

  148. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    He is losing with great hitters. What makes you think he can win with weaker hitters.

  149. Secret wasian man - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    I cant even look at Davey anymore. He is just so pathetic. At least the Skins look good.

  150. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    We see eye to eye on that one.

  151. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    paul lolSWM i hear you my friend and agree

  152. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Alright- we need to score a run. I don't think we have actually scored in many innings. What inning did we score in on Sunday? How could I forget that run? Ok- we are due to score another one.

  153. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I am tired of hearing this neck issue. If it is injured go on the DL. If not quit talking about it.

  154. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Crappy game, very poor showing this season, but unlike mick, I never get tired of watching baseball, even these guys. You know what sucks even more for me? The off season.

  155. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    poor davey, he reminds me of an old dog the vet is about to put down

  156. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    As soon as it is over, I am ready for spring training.

  157. Secret wasian man - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    75 wins this year. No More.

  158. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Injured JZimm is still better than Nate Karns. We don't have the depth to just put him on the DL, especially now that Jordan has been shutdown.

  159. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Joei always watch and will, i am just saying this season needs to end soon

  160. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    MnF – if Haren can go on the DL with a phantom injury… Why didnt JZimm go on there for his real injury…You can be tired of hearing about it but the fact is, it is bothering him… He hasn't looked crisp since it kept him out of the AS game…

  161. Secret wasian man - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    MICK LOL OLD YELLER

  162. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    More than any station, i hate losing.Obviously tgese guys don't hate losing as much as most of us.

  163. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Joe- if Tyler Moore is our future first baseman, he needs to play more. He cannot possibly do worse. And his AAA numbers have translated to the majors. I hate to see any player get here hot and then rust. Why not see what he can do at this point? What can it hurt? Not like the guys out there are tearing it up.

  164. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    DP – you can slide T Roark in his spot if you DL JZimm…. And bring Karns back….

  165. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    A run?

  166. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Thank you Willy Ray!!!!!!!!!!

  167. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    The buffalo is starting the comeback.

  168. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Ramos seriously show boating right there…

  169. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    I can see that

  170. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    I cannot wait for call ups. Let the younguns give it a shot.

  171. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    SWMOld daveycome back daveyBest doggone dog in the eastha ha

  172. Secret wasian man - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    BTW IAN DESMOND???? WTF?????

  173. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Is Davey awake? Its almost 10 here in tge east.

  174. Faraz Shaikh - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    sign that guy to a big league deal.

  175. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Reminds me of when Hondo went over the roof on lolich

  176. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    may as well have fun…SWwho plays Travis and shoots the old dog?lolactually, i cried like baby when i saw that movie…

  177. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Bigcatlolol I remember that!!!

  178. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    If your injured go on tge DL and get it fixed.If you going not go on the DL dont bother mentioning I have no oroblem if someone is injured there is a solution, tge DL

  179. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    I've never felt that he plays with a decent glove, swami, so therefor I am not convinced that he is our future first baseman.I honestly hope that I'm as wrong about him as I've been on a zillion other things, but we'll see. How have his minor league numbers translated to the majors? I really don't know what you base that on.

  180. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Jordan has never used his neck as an excuse. But the numbers are pretty clear.

  181. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Reminds me of when Hondo went over the roof on lolich

  182. MrsB loves the Nats - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Jordan, like Haren, just owns it, 1 way or the other… This has been 1 weird season….

  183. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Remember that was the 10th homer of the week, it was when only 25-30 games a year on TV.that one was a Saturday on channel 9

  184. karlkolchak - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    mick – Last week, Jack Clark revealed the rumors that have swirled for years that Pujols wass also a roid head who just hasn't been caught, and it has long been speculated that he, like a certain Smiley and other DR players, lied about his age. If it's true and the Angels actually have a 37-year old who will now be crashing in performance quickly while being unable to juice, that could be the worst contract in MLB history. Good summation of the suspicions surrounding Pujols here:http://paullebowitz.com/blog/?p=9119

  185. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

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  186. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    meant 1971

  187. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Travis was the name of the bad guy in the book Shiloh (anither dog)

  188. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Bigcatremember Reggie Jackson's shot in tiger stadium 1971 All star game?if the ball does not hit the top pole, it could have been a 600 foot homer at least

  189. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Yep. I was a kid watching. Hangin curve. 1968 I believe. McLain won 31 that year. Tigers won it all. Beat Gibson in game 7 when Flood butchered a ball in CF

  190. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Zim never has, Davey has. He's the manager take care of it.

  191. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Big catMcCain 31-6 that year only won 1 game in wSLolich won all 3 he pitchedgibson KO 17 in game one…man 45 years ago, remember it like last week

  192. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    I answered thus already.

  193. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    those were some great teams in 68

  194. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Nate Schierholtz must have borrowed what Sammy Sosa was using.

  195. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Joe- did you see him playing first this weekend??? Picking it, stretching? He is so much better there than you are giving him credit for. But , even if you are right, shouldn't they play him there to see if he can cut it? What better opportunity will they have? Then they can plan on him or trade him depending on what they see. And we could use the offense. Why bring him up here scalding , hit really well and then waste it. He was very impressive at first- but ALR has years of experience on him. Time for them to let him play more. ALR will maybe play better with more rest. He looks like crap warmed over.

  196. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Mick. Yes I remember Jackson's bomb. Off dock Ellis Longest one I ever saw

  197. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Bigcatthat was very cool

  198. karlkolchak - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    This game reminds me of that Cubs-Nats series last September when the balls were just flying out of the park for the winning team–only the tables have been turned.

  199. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Didnt Jim Northrup have 5 grand slams that year.

  200. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    MNFyes indeed he did!

  201. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    We hit 6 home runs in back to back games in that series. Then the Cubs got all whiny and threw at Bryce for no reason. Benches cleared. That was a fun time.

  202. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Wonder what the new guy thinks?

  203. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    miss those teams…Willie Horton, Gate Brown…those 2 were strong mofo's

  204. TimDz - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Abad should have just put one into Schierholtz's ribs…..

  205. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Davidhopefully 1 year from now we are talking playoffs again

  206. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Big Cat hit one almost that long in high school. Eddie Segar scored ahead of him

  207. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Amen Mick.

  208. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Wow, cool! We got another guy that can hit a pop up!

  209. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Ray Oyler reminded me of Popeye. Long and thin.

  210. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Someone make it stop.

  211. Joe Seamhead - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    All righty then!

  212. mick - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    MNFlololothats funny and he hit like Olive Oil

  213. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Or we could have walked him. Interesting how the Cubs fans have a really bad team but are so classy. Meanwhile the fans of that first place team we visited are such trash. The contrast is stunning.

  214. baseballswami - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    FP is right- Opposite Day. Not just Jordan they are tattooing.

  215. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    How do you get 11 runs on 9 hits?

  216. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Olive Oil had a child out of wedlock really scandelous in tge 50's and 60's. Was Popeye Sweet Pea's dad?

  217. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Throw on a few walks

  218. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Jim Northrup and Jim Gentile. The forgotten sluggers of the 60's….

  219. Unknown - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    How do you get 11 runs on 9 hits?By hitting a bunch of home runs.

  220. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Walks and home runs.

  221. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Mick….I remember Gibson being as dominant a pitcher as I have ever seen. In 67 series against the Sox and again in 68 against the Tigers. I vividly remenber him blowing away Norm Cash all day. Cash had that little shell in his cap, no helmet

  222. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Jim gentil replaced by Boog Powell

  223. Unknown - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Total humiliation! This is a pathetic team.

  224. Manassas Nats' Fan - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Werth not to interested in extending his hitting streak.

  225. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    We have a pitching staff full of guys who are about as sturdy as a house of cards. They pamper these guys and pamper them and it does zilch. Once again, SI starts a trend with little or no science behind it.Dr. Jobe: I know of no medical reason why Stephen Strasburg could not pitch relief in the play-offs.(paraphrase),Rizzo: What does Dr. Jobe know about baseball?Dr. Jobe: What does Mike Rizzo know about baseball?Touche….

  226. David Proctor - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Well that sucked.

  227. Unknown - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Boog Powell replaced Jim Gentile, not the other way around.

  228. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Correct me if Im wrong Manassas, but I belive Hondo had 10 homers in 20 AB's in that run. And yes, game on channel 9. Think Warner Wolf doing color.

  229. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Fwiw, David DeJesus has a kick-ass Topps card this year. A real nice glossy with him making a great catch almost buried in the ivy.

  230. BigCat - Aug 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    true story Mick….back in 99, I was at a La Quinta in Polk Co. Fla for a girls AAU bball tourney. I went out to the pool in the evening and who is propped up out there against the wall? Willie Horton. I talked to him for about 15 minutes. Just a great guy

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