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Nats at Yankees – 3/3/2014

Mar 3, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT

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While the Washington region gets slammed by a late-winter snowstorm, there is some good news: the Nationals play the Yankees today and the game is on television. MLB Network will carry the broadcast at 1:05 p.m. as Ross Detwiler makes his case for the Nationals’ fifth starter job.

Detwiler will take the mound three days after Taylor Jordan shined in his first spring appearance. The right-hander threw two scoreless innings with just one hit allowed. The competition won’t be decided any time soon, but Detwiler could use a strong outing to set the tone for his audition.

The Nats are starting only one member of their expected Opening Day lineup in Denard Span, as most of their regulars are getting the day off. Bryce Harper is dealing with flu-like symptoms and Jayson Werth has a strain in his right bicep.

The Yankees, on the other hand, are starting many of their marquee players. Derek Jeter will be out there, as will Brian McCann who signed with New York this winter after a long career with the Atlanta Braves.

Enjoy the game…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. NEW YORK YANKEES
Where: Steinbrenner Field, Tampa
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EST
TV: MLB Network
Radio: N/A
Weather: Clear, 72 degrees, Wind 6 mph

NATIONALS
CF Denard Span
2B Danny Espinosa
LF Tyler Moore
DH Scott Hairston
C Jose Lobaton
1B Matt Skole
SS Zach Walters
3B Will Rhymes
RF Eury Perez
(LHP Ross Detwiler)

YANKEES
CF Brett Gardner
SS Derek Jeter
C Brian McCann
2B Brian Roberts
DH Francisco Cervelli
3B Kelly Johnson
RF Ichiro Suzuki
LF Zoilo Almonte
1B Corban Joseph
(RHP Ivan Nova)

115 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Doc - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Hey, we get to watch Zach vs. Danny!

    So far Zach is 5 for 5. Think Danny is 0 for?

    We’ve all heard the big wigs and their take(s) on Espi. What do they think about Walters—if anythin????

    • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      I think he has hit 4 fastballs and a lousy slider. One was a baltimore chop single and the others were all solid contact but it did feel a little like BP against 3 pitchers that will start the year in the Minors and 2 guys Ive never heard of.

      Never get to excited about September callups and ST numbers however I have to say he is putting the pressure on Danny.

      For a dose of reality just look at Walter’s K rate in the minors and his BA.

      • Doc - Mar 3, 2014 at 3:52 PM

        For a dose of reality look at his HR today.

        Almost all hits are off bad pitches!

      • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 7:26 PM

        Yah, that was a legit HR off of a legit pitcher. He crushed it.

  2. Theophilus T.S. - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Seeing Hairston in the starting lineup hurts.

    • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      While actually that was my first reaction to, then I thought that an early spring training game is exactly when you want to challenge Hairston to see if he can hit against a good right-handed starter.

      • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM

        It’s a no risk test. He’s probably coming out after the fourth inning or so anyway so really what difference does it make?

  3. knoxvillenat - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Joe Seamhead is probably hiding in a closet at the thought of Tyler Moore playing left field today. Can’t say that I blame him.

    • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Just like hitting Hairston cleanup against a right-handed pitcher, this is smart lineup making on Williams’ part in an early spring training game. Hairston and especially more will see this for the challenge to them that it is. You want a spot on the roster? Then show us how much value you’ll be to the team. Meaningless spring-training games are exactly when you want to ask these questions, because there’s no real cost in the game itself if the answers are negative.

    • Joe Seamhead - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      I admit to suffering a minor stroke when I saw it. I lit a candle for Denard Span’s safety and well being.It’s only spring training, it’s only spring training, it’s only spring training…

  4. scnatsfan - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    You know Walters can hit, from what I’ve read his defense has been solid (wo games, ha ha). No doubt he is a guy who could make you forget Espi in a heartbeat… if he can field. Remember it took Desi forever to become the fielder he is… lets hope Walters is the same.

  5. Theophilus T.S. - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Walters is an interesting subject. Right now it’s nearly impossible to say anything negative about him. Someone claimed a couple of days ago he lacks discipline at the plate; after he goes 5-5 how much can you moan about plate discipline? His minor league record shows he lacks plate discipline — but this is a new year. What his minor league record really shows is that he is approximately where Desmond was three years ago, except there’s no clear path for him to the majors. I suspect he’s next year’s Jamey Carroll or Espinosa. But he certainly would warrant a mid-season injury call-up.

    Complaints about his defense are over-dramatized. Guys in the minors make errors — that’s what they do. When they get to the majors they get better knowledge of opposing players (over time), better positioning, better infields to play on. I’ll bet rock-hard (or mushy) or bumpy infields and poor positioning cost Walters at least 12-15 of his errors last season. By the time he’s actually ready for the majors he may make — at first — more than his fair share of errors but those outrageous nos. will be in his past.

    • therealjohnc - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      I like Walters – he came across at Fanfest very well. I don’t take anyone seriously that says a 5-5 stretch in Spring Training answers all the concerns about his plate discipline and defense. For the record, I also had concerns that his power numbers from last year are sustainable (he hit more HRs last year than he had in the previous four seasons). But he has got my attention, and I would love to see him get the chance to play every day and polish his game, offensively and defensively, rather than rust on the end of the Nats’ bench.

      • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

        Well supposedly Davey told him to sell out for power. Which he did.

  6. David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I like Zach Walters–he seems like a good kid and he has some pop, but I feel like he is being seriously overrated based off of a couple Spring games. This is a guy who had a .270 OBP last year at AAA. That’s not good enough.

    • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      A big +1 on that. If you want to read up on him go to WaPo as they did a story on him. One comment called him a “great glove” and I think the commentor was serious. [eyes covered]

    • letswin3 - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      It’s his bat, but only when it makes contact. You’re right his OBP, K’s and walks (ergo the “discipline” tag) are not where they need to be. But he had like 29 round-trippers last season, and when he hits the ball, it stays hit (what I mean is that those driving shots that he hits get to where they are going in a hurry). Maybe Rick Schu can do his magic on this kid with respect to taking more pitches.

    • Section 222 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      What was Espi’s OBP last year in AAA?

      • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM

        Espi plays great defense. You can live with an all-glove, no hit backup infielder.

      • Section 222 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        Well you can live with it if it’s the only option. But it’s not. We just disagree on what you want in a 25th man. I want, someone who can get a pinch hit, or at least not K, with men on base.

        If Espi can’t hit any better than he did last year, he’s not going North, nor should he.

      • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:24 PM

        Of course he has to hit better than he did last year. I think he will.

      • Section 222 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:25 PM

        Hard to hit any worse, that’s for sure.

  7. Theophilus T.S. - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Actually, Walters’s OBP last year was .286.

    Not saying he even plays in the majors this year, but when the Nats got him he was in Low-A, he’s moved thru three levels of the system in 2 1/2 years, and he’s only 24. Some of you act like he’s supposed to hit like Andrelton ($58MM) Simmons. Oh, wait — Simmons’s OBP last year was .294. Why be so impatient for a guy who’s at best #3 on the organizational depth chart? What he’s shown as a hitter and defender in three Spring Training games proves nothing except that he is an “athlete,” the same way Desmond screamed “athlete” even before he “got it.” Be patient and enjoy when he finally arrives.

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

      Simmons is the best defensive player in MLB. If Walters turns into that, I’ll accept a .286 OBP.

  8. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    88% fastballs. The Yankees TV guys comment there was spot on.

    • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      And they also astutely observed that that that fastball percentage was likely due to his back issues preventing him from finishing off his offspeed pitches effectively. He didn’t get through 6 innings of Game 4 with 0 ER on 88% fastballs.

      • natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:32 PM

        I was impressed that they have their stats and jumped on that. The “reliever” comment was a little cold blooded.

  9. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    That momentary bobble by Walters in that routine grounder by Jeter is what has me nervous on Walters.

  10. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Great 1st inning by Detwiler. He was painting and efficient!

  11. Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Nice to see Det hitting 94-95 on the gun with accuracy against his first batters. Be interesting to see how much offspeed stuff he mixes in early on. Threw a curve that missed against McCann and then seem to get him on something offspeed on the inner part of the plate (his fastballs seem to be all away pretty much).

  12. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Nice inning for Det. Two Ks and an easy groundout. I could do without endless “The Captain” this and “The Captain” that.

  13. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Walters faces a real MLB starter and swings and misses at 3 straight pitches. Espi at least had a nice loud out.

  14. Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Debt seeming to have some trouble getting a feel for his offspeed stuff in that Roberts at-bat. Missed badly inside and out on changeups and then a curveball in the dirt and now getting hit on his heaters.

  15. veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Det getting hit. Figures.

  16. David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Zach Walters’ negatives on full display today. 3 pitch K and an error.

  17. Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    And Walters’ arm was supposed to be his best fielding asset.

  18. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    That’s the Zach Walters we were warned about. Strong arm, yes, inaccurate yes.

  19. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    This is why you don’t get too carried away with small sample sizes. Walters with big yips today and it’s only the 2nd inning.

  20. Jb - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Detwiler and Walters are really making their cases today, aren’t they?

  21. veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    I dont think I’ll be able to deal with seeing Ross get shelled every other outing throwing 90% fastballs. To the pen you go!

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      He was throwing a lot of curves and changeups today. I’m pretty sure it was a hanging changeup that the righty hit the opposite way for a ground rule double.

      • veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

        He’ll work on the secondary pitches during ST and then go right back to the same ol.

    • adcwonk - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      We shouldn’t expect that the fastball pitchers will have command of all their off-speed stuff yet. It’s his first start of the spring!

  22. positivelyhalfst - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    The Yankee announcers are a lot more complimentary of the Nats than the Braves radio guys, as if this is a surprise. I think they are less intimidated.

  23. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    That will be 2/3rds of an inning that Danny Rosenbaum will never forget.

  24. veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Thats how you pitch, Ross. Take notes.

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      2 line drives and a very sharply hit grounder?

      • veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM

        A popup, line drive and a grounder for a DP, that is.

  25. sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Yep – after one appearance this esteemed group already has Christian Garcia headed back to AAA, Det to the bullpen and Walters banished for another year at Syracuse as well. Pretty simple isn’t it. Why wait to let the entire spring play out. Just go ahead and make snap judgements.

    Seriously, its early, enjoy it as everyone including veterans figure out what they need to do. I can guarantee you that Williams/Rizzo have not made their minds up on Det from just 35 pitches. It was not pretty to be sure.

    I honestly want Det in the pen but will give him the benefit of at least a couple more starts. The fact that he is one key player without options means its pretty definite that he will be with this club.

    On the game, liked that Williams came & took Det out and that Rosenbaum took care of things with the double play ball. Also liked that Williams then went to Tanner Roark while the Yankee “A” lineup was still in there. It’s hard enough to compare players but at least Roark will be facing pretty much the same guys that Det faced. Will now wait for another one of those 5 run innings like we had with the Braves.

    Go Nats!!

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      +100

    • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      sjm, true on CGar and Det but I think the Walters camps was more to those who thought he was the 2nd coming of Ian Desmond after 5 at-bats.

      • sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:16 PM

        nats 128 – I hear you but we have 162 regular season games ahead of us and I am just not sure I can handle people flying off the handle with every bad game one our guys has and believe me, they will ALL have bad games.

    • adcwonk - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      Yep – after one appearance this esteemed group already has Christian Garcia headed back to AAA, Det to the bullpen and Walters banished for another year at Syracuse as well.

      Nope. You’re not paying attention. It’s like this:

      - After two appearances Walters was going to start at second (after all, he was hitting 1.000 and fielding 1.000).

      - After two appearances plus two innings he’s banished to Syracuse.
      ;-)

      • sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:17 PM

        Wonk – nothing to do with this game as I am bored out of my mind with all this stupid snow. We have not had a Wonkette update in months. Hope everyone is good!!

      • adcwonk - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

        Awww . . . thanks for asking. Everyone is good, thanks.

        Wonkette is studying abroad and had her mind blown trying to keep up with the trades and releases (that’s never happened to her before in her so-very-young “fan” career — Lombo was an underdog she liked to root for — and she had a soft spot for the Shark and Suzuke (because they were so clutch in 2012 when she first became a fan). (Her only prior experience was when I told her Lannan signed with the Phils, and she texted back — here’s her entire response: “so?” Ouch! Or her response to H-Rod’s leaving: “good!”)

        But she’ll be back in June and is already demanding to know when we’re taking her to Nats park. I’ll have to introduce her to Fister and McClouth.

        As for my snarky comment above — it was meant as another way of repeating David Proctor’s comment of “+100″. Not only during the regular season do some folks want to send a guy down to the minors after one outing — but even on the third day of spring training? Oy!!

    • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      All the conclusions on Det seem to be drawn by one rather overdratic commentor. It’s extremely silly to draw any conclusions about MLB proven pitchers from their first spring-training appearance, when most of the point is their being there to work on stuff. Literally, stuff.

      And Walters is right now what he appears to be – a promising but very unfinished prospect. And there we just saw a little more of the upside of the promise that we already knew about.

  26. nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Tyler Moore. Who woulda thunk that!

  27. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    OOOOH, Ty-Mo, nice throw!!!

  28. David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Has Moore ever had an OF assist?

    • adcwonk - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      He’s had exactly one. From LF in 2012.

      No, I don’t remember it either ;-)

  29. sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    That looked good! Guess that is why they do this, to get better and improve. Who woulda thought.

  30. natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Holy shizzle. TyMo has hustled to every ball but that was impressive. Where has that been in his game?

    Could TyMo compete with Hairston for a spot or is Hairston a lock?

    • sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      I really thought the two were sort of redundant and was wondering why both would be on the 25 but Moore can play 1st and I guess we have to trust that Williams/Rizzo know what they are doing with the construction of the roster. It would not surprise me to see both headed North but again, I was questioning keeping both.

      • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:22 PM

        Your on to something there. Like sjm said kind of redundant. Neither excites me much. Rizzo has a suprise every year. Could this be one? I honestly thought the days of TyMo in LF as over then—-this!

      • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:24 PM

        The whole point of starting Moore in left field early in ST is to ask the question about how much value he can add to the team. I doubt very much that Williams is assuming anything about Moore going north at this stage.

      • realdealnats - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:43 PM

        It also gives Williams a look at both facing the same pitchers.

  31. veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Walters!!! LOL

  32. sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Hey – Walters back on the Roster!!!!

  33. nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Walters with a blast! That was impressive! Hes back to Star Status! LOL

  34. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    OK, so Walters HR. He’s back on the 25-man, now, right?

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      Only until his next error, then he’s gone again.

      • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:24 PM

        Thats all you can do with this stuff is laugh.

  35. David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Not sure why that ball was cutoff, it appeared to be online. Could you imagine if T-Mo had two assists?

    • natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      Thinking the same. That would’ve been bang bang.

    • veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      Put him on the roster!

      • realdealnats - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

        MLB NEWSFLASH !

        ROSTERS ARE BEING EXPANDED TO 35 DUE TO EXCEPTIONAL SPRING TRAINING!

  36. sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Have you people noticed that just about every throw from our pitchers to first base have been rockets. Not once have I seen them lob the ball over to first. I realize that yesterday Solis threw wide but I am wondering if this is something else that Williams is impressing on them?

    • natinalsgo - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      I think just the opposite on the routine balls. Williams said on the comebackers to take your time and make a good throw from a good position.

  37. David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Cedeno gives up a double and a sharp lineout to two of the three lefties he faces.

    • NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:34 PM

      Still, you gotta love Denard Span.

  38. veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    No doubt Williams sends Perez

    • veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      Didnt have a chance

  39. realdealnats - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Don’t get MLB so am curious to hear how Roark is doing.

    I like William’s playing competing players simultaneously to better judge.

    Nobody makes the team after 3 games of ST, true, and I’m not sticking up for Walters vs Espy, but it is at least apples to apples if Walters hits the same pitcher Espy doesn’t whether the pitcher is a HOFer or a AAAAer. Having said that I hope Espinosa gets a handle on his swing and discipline and makes the team as a utility infielder. Which is another way of saying I hope he gets his head screwed on right and thinks “team.”

  40. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Danny has been working out, look at those shoulders. Error on “the Captain.”

  41. veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Hey, at least Danny isnt striking out….

  42. sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Hate to love anything about the Yankees but their announcers seem to be very prepared for this early in the season. They nailed Espinosa’s problems but were fair and balanced in discussing his issues .

    • veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Fox Newsesque?

    • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      Much credit to them. It reminds me of a national broadcast. Fair and balanced.

  43. David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Espinosa and Moore hit double play balls on consecutive pitches.

  44. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Meanwhile, apparently the Mets’ prospect Syndergaard wiped out the Barves. I’d be happy, but if he’s in their rotation we’ll have to face him also.

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      He won’t make it out of ST, but he’ll be there soon.

  45. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Garcia just lost it. You have to wonder if he is in pain, even now.

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

      Let’s give him some time. The double was a good pitch that was a broken bat bloop.

      • veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:57 PM

        True, but he pretty much melted down afterwards.

      • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 4:40 PM

        “Melted down afterwards” = fly out, walk to Ichiro (still in in the 6th inning), groundout???

        Breathe in, breathe out. Please.

      • NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

        It wasn’t the actual result, it was the actual pitches, i.e., not close to the strike zone in various directions.

  46. veejh - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Garcia still shaky.

  47. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Cutter Dykstra. Is he hopeless? Apparently has an arm.

    • David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 2:54 PM

      I didn’t realize he was even in camp

    • Steady Eddie - Mar 3, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      Still married to Jamie Lynn Sigler? Doesn’t sound all that hopeless to me… ;-)

  48. David Proctor - Mar 3, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Souza is legit.

  49. sjm308 - Mar 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Damn, there goes the World Series!

    • Doc - Mar 3, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      Walters was the only Nat to demonstrate ‘a dose of hitting reality’ today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. NatsLady - Mar 3, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Billy Burns with a single, stolen base. Kershaw was great for 2 innings then completely imploded in the 3rd inning, 3 walks, 5 runs.

    • Joe Seamhead - Mar 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      Figures. I was only able to watch the first two innings and now you all are telling me that Tyler Moore is going to give Harper competition in LF? Hey, I wish I’d seen the plays.

      • DaveB - Mar 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

        Definitely no competition for Harper, but maybe for Hairston.

      • nats128 - Mar 3, 2014 at 7:34 PM

        +1 David
        I only believe Hairston makes the team becuz he has a $2 million deal and TyMo has options. I think the leash will be short.

  51. Section 222 - Mar 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    NL had the POTD — “Kershaw was great for 2 innings then completely imploded in the 3rd inning, 3 walks, 5 runs.” Thanks for that info. I can’t think of a better example of why the first two or three outing for a starting pitcher means exactly nothing. They’re working on stuff. Might even throw exactly the same pitch to the same location twice in a row in order to get the feel of it. So unless you think the Dodgers should be worried about Kershaw, there’s no reason to draw conclusions about Det, or Jordan, or Roark, or Fister from their first outings. I’m sure Williams and Rizzo aren’t.

    A few weeks from now is a different story. One thing I’ll be interested to see is how many of the three contenders for our No. 5 spot get a shot at going 5 or 6 innings before the Nats break camp. Anybody remember or know where we can see how that played out the last few years? That’s likely where the decision will be made.

  52. Joe Seamhead - Mar 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Wow! Josh Reddick of the A’s robbed Michael Morse of homers twice today with absolutely sensational catches. Check them out here:

    • Joe Seamhead - Mar 3, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      Man, I’m disabled! Those catches were a couple of days ago, not today.Where’s the edit button? Or at least a delete button? Regardless, they were both great plays. Poor Beast!

      • Section 222 - Mar 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM

        I was going to say, “again??”!

      • ArVAFan - Mar 3, 2014 at 10:01 PM

        My brother, the Giants fan, is glad to see Morse on the team this year. Don’t worry, not everyone can climb a fence like Reddick!

  53. Chas - Mar 3, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    so, what happen?

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