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Game 60: Nats at Padres

Jun 7, 2014, 6:20 PM EST

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The last time Blake Treinen started a game, the Nationals rotation was still trying to get itself on track. But in 12 games since then, Nats starters have been nothing short of fantastic, posting an MLB-best 2.38 ERA since May 23.

Treinen has been out of the rotation since then, due to a rainout and off-days, but tonight he returns to a starting role, hoping to keep the Nationals’ red-hot streak alive in San Diego. The right-hander has looked quite impressive in his limited action to date. Tonight, we’ll see if he can take things a step farther and complete six innings for the first time.

One change for the Nationals’ lineup against Padres ace Andrew Cashner, just activated off the DL after missing three weeks with an elbow injury. Anthony Rendon, who took a groundball off his right hand in the fourth inning last night and was pulled from the game two innings later, is out of the lineup. X-rays on the hand were negative, but Rendon figured to need a day or two to heal.

Enjoy the game, and be sure to check back in the morning for some analysis…

Petco Park
Gametime: 10:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, Ch. 9,
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869,
Weather: Clear, 66 degrees, Wind 7 mph LF to RF

CF Denard Span
3B Kevin Frandsen
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Ryan Zimmerman
C Wilson Ramos
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
RHP Blake Treinen

PADRES (27-34)
SS Everth Cabrera
RF Will Venable
LF Seth Smith
3B Chase Headley
1B Yonder Alonso
CF Cameron Maybin
2B Jace Peterson
C Rene Rivera
RHP Andrew Cashner

HP Paul Emmel
1B Jordan Baker
2B Angel Campos
3B Jerry Meals (cc)

375 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Snakes win sane way

  2. manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Single walk, then bloop single.

    Why the pitchers give games away with walk.

  3. David Proctor - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    The Braves just lost the same exact way we did. Bottom 11. Single. Walk the tying run to scoring position. Little bloop falls in for a hit and the D’backs win. Wow.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:43 AM


    • veejh - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:44 AM


    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:47 AM

      That is what I said. Both walk the winning run to second.

      Relief 101 don’t pitch inside late, don’t walk batters. Two main rules.

  4. conatsguy - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    Snakes wins!! Para singles in winning run. Let’s win the series tomorrow!

  5. veejh - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    Not sure why Werth was playing so deep against that wimpy hitter. If he beats us on a solid hit over his head, good for him.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:48 AM

      Same reason BJ Upton was so deep.

  6. David Proctor - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    On this date last year, were under .500 and 8 games back. We’re 2 games over .500 and 1 game back this year. Just win tomorrow.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      Our extra inning performance makes no sense.

    • conatsguy - Jun 8, 2014 at 2:22 AM

      + 1
      Lot of MW critics out there. I love DJ, but he did not have the answers for the 2012 postseason hangover.

      MW will keep this team in the hunt. If the season ended today, Nats would be in as # 1 NL wildcard. Not bad so far for the rookie skipper.

  7. rmoore446 - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Rats! So close but not to be. Get ‘em tomorrow!!!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:55 AM

      Win the series and I will be find. But as bad as they have been. To have no one on and 2 outs and the next 3 get on it is a poor effort.

  8. manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Ray is blaming Danny for not catching the bloop, not Werth

    • veejh - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      That is crap.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:53 AM

        He said with 2 outs infielder needs to be deeper than he was. I didn’t notice where he was standing.

  9. manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:51 AM

    I am glad I had nit much baseball talent. I wouldn’t have the temoerment. I hate losing too much.

    Soriano ready for tomorrow.

    Said he wanted pitch low and outside, wasn’t low wasn’t outside.

    • veejh - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      He’s right, you can’t be perfect all the time. He has outperformed, imo.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:57 AM

        As I said I had no problem with the honer. One guy infamy swung. It happens.

        The 11th was the type inning that was unexcusabeke, took 3 bad sequences in a row to cause that, one sequence was totally poor)

  10. veejh - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    Lots of what ifs in that loss. Move on and get em tomorrow.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:59 AM

      Most our losses seem to have the what ifs involved, that is why we lose extra innings. To many what ifs,

  11. tmac777 - Jun 8, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Bad loss to a team that cannot hit. Only consolation is Braves did the same thing. I just dont think we are going to have success with a manger who refuses to bunt. 1-8 in extra innings because you are not smart enough to do the little things that win close games. Storen facing one batter is stupid too.

    • veejh - Jun 8, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      Not sure why McLouth didnt bunt over Espi. Stupid, esp w Span on deck. Dumb.

    • David Proctor - Jun 8, 2014 at 2:23 AM

      Bunting has been proven to reduce your chances of scoring a run. The only time a bunt increases your run expectancy is with no out and a runner at second. Bunting someone from first to second is counterproductive, despite the conventional wisdom. I am glad Matt doesn’t sacrifice more.

      • tmac777 - Jun 8, 2014 at 2:45 AM

        OK, but Williams lost us a game when he didnt bunt over Frandsen after an opening double with Roark on deck. Instead, he pinch hit Lobaton who SO. Espinosa singles and Werth, Zimm or Desmond on deck, dont bunt. McLouth on deck, bunt.

      • dcwx61 - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM

        To win you must do what’s best given the situation….not the average for all games and all times.
        Be careful, there is more to baseball then your statistics, Horatio




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