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Game 24: Padres at Nats

Apr 25, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

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One night after stranding 14 men on base and setting a franchise record by going 0-for-16 with runners in scoring position, the Nationals have to hope they’ll be more productive at the plate in the second of their four-game series with the Padres. Matt Williams, showing confidence in a lineup that did rack up 16 hits last night (albeit none of them with a man in scoring position), is sticking with the exact same group tonight against left-hander Robbie Erlin.

The 23-year-old Erlin faced the Nats once last year (July 7 in D.C.) and was battered around for nine runs in only four innings. So perhaps this is the favorable matchup that leads to a big night at the plate.

Stephen Strasburg, meanwhile, faces his hometown club for the fourth time in his career, the third time at Nationals Park. He beat the Padres in both head-to-head matchups last season, allowing five earned runs in 14 total innings.

There’s rain headed this way from the west and could throw a wrench into batting practice and possibly the start of the game. It does appear more than likely they’ll be able to play before the night’s over, though, but be sure to bring your umbrellas and ponchos if you’re coming to the park. Updates to come…

SAN DIEGO PADRES VS. WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where:
 Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183, MLB.com
Weather: Showers, 60 degrees, Wind 14 mph RF to LF

NATIONALS
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Bryce Harper
2B Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Stephen Strasburg

PADRES
SS Everth Cabrera
RF Chris Denorfia
1B Yonder Alonso
2B Jedd Gyorko
CF Will Venable
C Nick Hundley
LF Xavier Nady
3B Alexi Amarista
LHP Robbie Erlin

UMPIRES
HP Jim Joyce (cc)
1B Doug Eddings
2B Marvin Hudson
3B Cory Blaser

5:20 p.m. — Your first weather update of the night: It’s raining here. The tarp’s on the field and both teams are taking BP underground in cages. No word on any postponement or delay, but obviously rain is going to be an issue for at least awhile.

6:20 p.m. — New weather update: The Nats say the start of tonight’s game will be delayed. It’s not postponed, at least not yet. But it won’t start on time.

7:10 p.m. — Good news: It has stopped raining, the tarp is off the field and the Nationals say first pitch is scheduled for approximately 8 p.m.

8:02 p.m. — And we are finally underway after a 57-minute rain delay. Stephen Strasburg fires strike one to Everth Cabrera.

8:07 p.m. — Despite a leadoff single by Cabrera, Strasburg still managed to complete the inning on only nine pitches (eight strikes). He was aided by a double-play grounder off Chris Denorfia’s bat. Good start to this start for Strasburg.

8:26 p.m. — Stop the presses! The Nats got a hit with a runner in scoring position! Then they got another! No, you’re not dreaming. Ian Desmond roped a 2-out double to right-center to score Anthony Rendon. Bryce Harper then beat out a grounder up the middle to bring Adam LaRoche home. Danny Espinosa did pop-up to leave the Nats a mere 2-for-3 with RISP tonight, but they’ll happily take an early 2-0 lead.

8:33 p.m. — It’s only two innings, but Strasburg is locked in so far. He just struck out the side in the top of the second, getting Jedd Gyorko on a curveball, Will Venable on a changeup and Nick Hundley on a curveball. He’s thrown 17-of-21 pitches for strikes and looks really sharp.

8:54 p.m. — Strasburg continued to cruise through the top of the third, getting two quick outs. And then … he walked the opposing pitcher, and the inning suddenly became a chore. Singles by Cabrera and Denorfia left the bases loaded for No. 3 hitter Alonso, who Strasburg fell behind in the count 3-1. He got out of the jam unscathed, but he needed 31 pitches to complete the inning and now sits at 52 overall through three scoreless. Nats still lead 2-0.

9:10 p.m. — Hey, remember when the Nats couldn’t drive in a run to save their lives? Ha, that was soooo yesterday. They’re now 5-for-7 with RISP tonight after a big bottom of the third. The highlight: Harper’s bases-clearing triple off the wall in right-center. That’s as hard as Bryce has hit a ball since his third deck homer several weeks ago. The Nats now lead 6-0 and have completely reversed the script from last night.

9:31 p.m. — Well, this will put a damper on the evening: Harper is out of the game, replaced in left field by Nate McLouth. Watching the replay of his triple, it looked like he jammed his left hand/wrist into the bag while sliding into third base. He immediately grabbed his hand and shook it. Harper played another inning, but he didn’t come out for the top of the fifth. Updates if I get them.

9:57 p.m.Here’s the full Harper story, which I’ll update as soon as I get any more info. Meanwhile, Strasburg continues to cruise. He’s now through six scoreless innings, scattering six hits on 101 pitches. He’s got 10 strikeouts tonight, his 14th career double-digit strikeout game. The Nats still lead 6-0 heading to the bottom of the sixth.

10:10 p.m. — The Padres now have Gyorko and Quackenbush batting back-to-back in their lineup. I swear I didn’t just type random letters there. Those are their actual names. Oh, the Nats now lead 8-0 after RBI by LaRoche and Desmond. We go to the seventh.

10:19 p.m. — Strasburg went to the mound for the seventh, sitting on 101 pitches. He departed at 109 pitches. Nice job by him to make quick work of the inning to finish off his night. 11 Ks for the big guy tonight, who lowered his ERA to 4.24. Still 8-0 Nats at the stretch.

10:34 p.m. — Make it 10-0 Nats after Rendon delivers his fourth hit of the night, driving in two more. The Nats are now 7-for-14 with runners in scoring position. A slight improvement from last night’s 0-for-16 performance.

10:51 p.m. — So much for the shutout. Jerry Blevins gave up a run in the eighth. So it’s now 10-1.

11:02 p.m. — It’s 11-1. The Nats have 17 hits tonight. It’s the first time since the club arrived in D.C. with back-to-back games of at least 16 hits.

11:09 p.m. — Ballgame. Nats win 11-1. Harper update to come.

103 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Joe Seamhead - Apr 25, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Well, nobody can accuse MW of overreacting in regards to last night and tonight’s lineup.

  2. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Just bat the dam runners in. Sheesh.

    • NatsNut - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Haha. Like!

  3. masterfishkeeper - Apr 25, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    On another point, Ken Rosenthal is reporting that MLB is reversing course and will drop that silly transfer “interpretation” as to catches. Did the Nats benefit from that interpretation once this year?

    • David Proctor - Apr 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      No, but 4 of their 24 errors were because of that stupid rule.

      • NatsNut - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM

        Really? 4!?! Damn.

  4. adcwonk - Apr 25, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Wonk’s Friday Fridbits

    -Brett Gardner went 0-for-3 last night.
    — With two stolen bases
    —- And four runs scored.

    -Team line of the week: Red Sox last night scored 5 runs on 4 hits and committed 5 errors. (One of two teams to commit five errors last night)

    -Last night White Sox game ended with a strike-out-interference double play.

    -Astros got 10 hits last night! Now only five of their 11 players who batted are under .200 ! (Here’s a scary thought: Ian Desmond is hitting 50 points higher than the Astros DH)

  5. Doc - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I’m a fan of Desi, but I’m not a fan with what he’s currently doing with his bat.

    Like Espi, he needs to reconfigure his approach at the plate—it’s not getting any better the way he’s doing it now. Pitchers have caught on to how he’s a sucker for the first pitch and breaking stuff away.

    At this point, if he doesn’t improve, putting the re-configured Danny at SS when Zim returns has to be a really viable option for MW.

    • Sonny G 10 - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      I was thinking that also, Doc.

    • Hiram Hover - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Something needs to change with Desi, but I’m skeptical that the problem is that pitchers have figured him out.

      His approach has been pretty simple. Swing early. Swing often. Swing hard.

      I don’t understand how that approach could have baffled opponents over 1100 PA in 2012-13, but now, in ~100 PA this year, they have him totally figured out.

      He’s seeing about as many pitches in the zone, and is swinging at about the same % of first pitches as over the last 2 years. He’s making a lot less contact, on pitches both in and out of the strike zone.

      • adcwonk - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:12 PM

        Nice analysis, HH.

      • Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:14 PM

        Agreed, although I also agree that if he’s still scuffling when Zim comes back, I’d like to see Rendon 2B, Espi SS, Zim 3B for a bit.

        But, I honestly don’t think Desi will scuffle nearly that long.

    • letswin3 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      Relax guy’s. Desi has been a first pitch swinger since Little League, and he was “figured out” by everyone and his brother years ago. Silver Sluggers (back-to-back) don’t suddenly lose the ability to hit, unless something has changed them physically. He will hit again, he will hit for a reasonable average again and he will hit for power again …. it’s a slump, and many of us are looking for answers to a few unexpected looses. The answer isn’t Desi, and he will hit his way out of it like any good ballplayer does. Six weeks ago we were worried about how we were going to find enough dollars to pay for upcoming extensions for Zimm, Desi and Stras, and now some of you are suggesting that we dump his lame ass for whatever might be available out there ….. as Gordon Ramsay would say “COME ON !!!”

      • Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

        Actually, I think an awakened Desi absolutely would’ve been the answer to one or two losses ;)

      • letswin3 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:41 PM

        So Eric, only Desi’s bat could have won those games? I’m doubtful that any of another 5 or more hitters couldn’t have also provided the impetus for a win there. If your answer is that there were only opportunities to score runs when Desi batted with two outs and risp, I would respond that those who were already on base could have homered to win those games. Only one player is never the answer to a win or loss, with the possible exception of a pitcher who throws a no-hitter while his team scores one or more runs. It’s natural to look for scapegoats, and imo Desi’s slump wouldn’t be a frequent topic here if we had won 5 or 6 more games.

      • Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

        Wait, what? Where did I ever say Desi was exclusively to blame for anything?

        If Desi weren’t slumping it could’ve been worth a win or two. That doesn’t mean any others who’ve failed with RISP in a loss are somehow less responsible than him.

  6. tcostant - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    I can’t believe that Lobaton didn’t get the day off after catching all those innings last night. It just stupd, you know now that he won’t be starting Saturday (because it’s a day game) so why not give your catcher a rest today rather than tomorrow???

    Disappointed that I know this and MW doesn’t.

    • Doc - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      Not only did he play 14 innings last night, but his error on the high throw to 2B suggested to F,P. that his arm may have been hurt running into the fence on the pop foul.

      Hard to get a reading on MW’s decisions sometimes.

      Leon should be playing tonight!

    • NatsNut - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      Man. Catchers in general are complete studs. “Throw” consecutive, complete games most days. Know all the pitching stuff AND position player stuff. Hardest working guy on the team imho.

      • natsfan1a - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        *Like.* (The comment. Also catchers. ‘Cause they’re awesome. That is all.)

  7. Sonny G 10 - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Going to my first game at the park tomorrow. What a nightmare ordering a ticket from the web site. Gonna treat myself to a parking space in Lot B. Please no rain baseball gods!

    • NatsLady - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      Call. It’s a lot easier & you don’t pay the service charges.

      • Sonny G 10 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

        Oooh! I wish I had known that before hand. Thanks for the tips, NatsLady and adcwonk.

    • adcwonk - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      Another tidbit: I get all my Nats tix from StubHub. Generally way cheaper, very easy, etc. No hidden fees either.

      • Sonny G 10 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:43 PM

        I think I’ll try that next time. Is it easy to get the tickets going that route?

      • adcwonk - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        Extremely easy. Pick sections, compare prices, sort from cheapest to most expensive, all very easy.

      • Sonny G 10 - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:22 PM

        Thanks, adcwonk

      • npb99 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:49 PM

        Real easy to choose the area where you want to sit on stubhub too.
        Because of stubhub I see no reason to buy a season plan.

      • adcwonk - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        I routinely get 300-level infield tix for $10 or less.

      • Section 222 - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

        As a STH I love StubHub too, especially when guys like you buy my extra tickets. :-)

      • adcwonk - Apr 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        ;-)

  8. David Proctor - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    I’m a huge Desi fan and I still want him locked up long-term. I’m also not necessarily buying that 2014 is the real Espi (but I am buying that 2013 ISN’T the real Espi). You have to wonder if Espi’s performance gives Rizzo some leverage in contract negotiations with Desi. Should Desi choose to ask for too much, we have a replacement in-house. You lose nothing defensively (you probably improve defensively) and you get a little bit younger. Espinosa can’t match Desmond’s bat, that much is clear despite some small samples in 2014. It does leave Rizzo options though.

    • Doc - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      I think that I’ll stay away from betting that Espi can’t match Desi’s bat. Time will tell.

      • David Proctor - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:28 PM

        Desi is a 2x Silver Slugger winner, Espi is a year removed from being demoted to AAA. Even when Espi is right, he’s never come close to Desi’s offensive production.

      • Hiram Hover - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM

        +1, DP.

        When Danny was getting lots of playing time in 2011-12, he averaged out to roughly a 100 wRC+. Desi over the last two years was at 120.

      • Hiram Hover - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:13 PM

        I took a look at Danny’s other stats.

        He had crazy bad luck on BABIP last year (.202), and crazy good luck so far this year (.391). Career average is, unsurprisingly, in the middle (.299), and I expect him to end up closer to that than either extreme if he continues to get significant playing time.

        Bottom line – those gaudy #s will come down–but I plan to enjoy them while they last.

    • npb99 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      DP, good analysis. The more depth the team has, the better off they are in these negotiations.

    • texnat1 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      I’m afraid it won’t matter because Desi would be crazy not to test the open market.

      If he replicates the last two years this year and next, and salaries continue to inflate, he will probably start the bidding at six years and 120 million.

    • DaveB - Apr 25, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Obviously players can have slumps for lots of reasons, but I wonder whether Ian is pressing a little extra hard after turning down a $90M extension? Usually think of a player doing better when they are “playing for a contract”, but it seems like he hasn’t really relaxed and settled in yet this season.

  9. Danny - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Nitpicking, but Rendon has been slumping

    • David Proctor - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:35 PM

      Werth too, but he has begun to break out of it lately.

    • Section 222 - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

      Not anymore. :-)

  10. manassasnatsfan - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Here is the stats I was looking for last night. Here are the Nats splits.

    When batting overall they are 250/322/406. League ranks 6/4/3

    When no one is on 266/333/440 league rank 3/2/3

    When RISP 206/297/358. League rank 14/11/10

    MW is right they hit fine until it is clutch time. Their numbers there are terrible.

  11. David Proctor - Apr 25, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Capital Weather Gang ‏@capitalweather 6s

    #Nats fan: Important update- Rain may came thru fast enough to get game in after poss delayed start. Don’t give up. Keep eye on radar.

  12. jd - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    In 2012 and 2013 Desmond accumulated app. 10 WAR which just for clarity is worth about $20 mil a year at least on the open market. And all of us geniuses have decided that because of a poor start in 23 games the league has figured him out and he’s doomed for failure unless he totally reworks his approach. Really?

  13. jd - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    It’s just amazing how quickly the fan pendulum swings.about 1 month ago a good portion of the fanbase was ready to send Espinosa on a one way trip to Irkutsk and now we’re ready to consider replacing everyone’s consensus team leader and over all great player and human being with the aforementioned and newly loved Danny Espinosa. Amazing.

    • Sonny G 10 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      We fans are fickle. Its in our DNA. :)

    • npb99 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      Yes, fans do swing a bit back and forth in affection for players, no question. But personally, I just want the team to be good. I’d be fine with Rizzo trading or letting any player on the roster go, if it’s part of a plan to improve the team. Look at the Cardinals. They have a home-town World Series hero in David Freese, but a couple of years later they trade him because they thought it helped the team. Cold-blooded calculations, that’s what I like!

    • texnat1 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Yes are a fickle bunch, but you have to admit that Espi himself has undergone a remarkable transformation which makes it somewhat understandable that opinions of him would track his own pendulum swing.

      • texnat1 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:24 PM

        *we are a fickle bunch

  14. jd - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Similarly, the commentariat is beginning to rumble not so quietly about the overall performance of one Bryce Harper whose career numbers at age 21 are better than everyone who ever played baseball with the exception of 3 hall of famers , Trout and ARod.

    What have you done for me lately?

  15. Section 222 - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    jd, you act surprised by this. :-)

  16. jd - Apr 25, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Deuces,

    I am not. I am just having fun.

  17. natsfan24 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    It’s no surprise the Nats are setting records in RISP futility… Their two most clutch hitters are on the DL. Zim and Ramos.

    • scmargenau - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:58 PM

      That’s the issue with Bryce that slugging and BA don’t tell. Risp is crucial

  18. texnat1 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Desi at 5th again. Not sensible.

  19. letswin3 - Apr 25, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    JD, I’m with ya on 2 fronts: 1) Desi isn’t a dried up, worn out loser who will be in Japan trying to repair his batting numbers by July, he’s in a slump, stupid (see my remarks above), and 2) Matt Williams is a young manager learning to manage … just because he played at a high level, doesn’t mean that he should be expected to instantly manage at a high level. Frankly, I don’t know yet how good, or bad, he will be … I too have criticized a few of his decisions, but who the hell am I? Let’s give the guy more than 25 or 30 games to figure out the talents and proclivities of his bullets (the players) and how he should fire them.

    • Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 7:10 PM

      I think it’s a good idea for him to wait more than 30 games before firing anyone ;)

    • scmargenau - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      Fair take. I’m with ya

    • unkyd59 - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      +1

  20. scmargenau - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    That was scary

  21. ehay2k - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Kudos to Stras for weathering that inning. But seriously, what is it about our staff that makes them deathly afraid of pitching to pitchers? They throw smoke at Pujols. They nibble around the edges with a pitcher at the plate. Drives me nuts.

  22. scmargenau - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Is the board messed up? I show 2hr gap in comments???

  23. scmargenau - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    There u go Bryce – some RBI s

  24. ehay2k - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Something sure looks weird with the post times.

    But Bryce! (And I hope he’s OK)

  25. Drew - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    295 triples from Sam Crawford.

  26. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Evening ladies and gents. Nice to see a substantial lead for once. Woo.

  27. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Saw the Harper triple. He does seem to be heating up.

  28. stoatva - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Smart play by Lobaton.

  29. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Lobo gettin beat up behind the plate.

  30. ehay2k - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    I’ll take 3 pitch strikeouts all day!

  31. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Need one more run for half price pizza! Let’s do this!

  32. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    McOut gets a hit!!!! There goes a unicorn!

  33. Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    GREAT game.

    Really hope it’s just a precaution with Harp.

  34. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Stras pitches twice as well with a lead. He needs to learn to deal with adversity better.

    • Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

      He’s gotten out of a couple of jams, including bases loaded with only a 2 run lead. Walking the pitcher was weak sauce, but otherwise not bad at all.

  35. ehay2k - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    He dealt with adversity tonite in the third.

    • veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:58 PM

      Didnt see the top of the 3rd…still good to hear he got out of bases loaded without giving up a run.

  36. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    No problem tonight with RISP.

  37. Joe Seamhead - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    How about some ALR love here?

    • ehay2k - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:06 PM

      Sweet fancy Moses!

    • Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      Never lost mine! Dude’s batting .321!!! Love it. So psyched about him and Espi this season.

    • ehay2k - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:29 PM

      And in the 7th inning, Moses rested.

      • Eric - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM

        LMAO! A+

  38. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Quackenbush is one helluva last name.

    • dcwx61 - Apr 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      better than dan quackenberry

  39. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Rendon is straight ridic.

  40. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    If you take the 7 for 14 RISP tonight with last night’s 0 for 16 the Nats are batting .233 with RISP int the series. Just needed a 1-16 yesterday, just 1.

    • veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM

      Had to watch the game late last night on DVR. Talk about frustration.

  41. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    It appears the Mets are outperforming right now. Trade Ike for a BP guy and they can’t be beat. LOL

  42. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Just a jammed thumb for Harper. No worries.

  43. veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Nice to see Dez have a good night after all the criticism he got from this blog.

  44. Sec 3 My Sofa - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    So, I just got in. Did I miss anything?

    • veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      A straight azz whoopin?

    • veejh - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      On a serious note, Harp hit a 3 RBI triple and slid head first into 3rd and it appeared he jammed his thumb, subsequently was removed and replaced byMcLouth (who managed to actually get a hit tonight).

  45. Joe Seamhead - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    So, I guess it’s safe to assume there will be no un-tuck tonight, eh?

  46. Joe Seamhead - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    No transfer rule on Jerko!

  47. Joe Seamhead - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Baseball gods hava sense of humor. Tonight the Pads get 10 hits, 2 walks and….1 run.

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