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Game 76: Nats at Brewers

Jun 24, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

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Jordan Zimmermann grew up in tiny Auburndale, Wisc., about 180 miles northwest of Milwaukee. And tonight when the right-hander pitches for the Nationals at Miller Park, it’s believed the vast majority of his hometown will be there to watch in person. If history holds true, they’re in for a treat, because in two previous starts in Milwaukee, Zimmermann is 2-0 with an 0.75 ERA.

A win tonight would be big not only for Zimmermann, but also for the Nationals, who are seeking their fourth straight victory and to maintain at least a 2-game lead over the Braves in the NL East. They’ll be going up against veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who has taken a beating at the hands of the Nationals in recent years (25 runs in his last 25 1/3 innings against them).

As you know, I’m not in Milwaukee for this series. Unlike last night, I won’t be at Potomac, either, but I’ll be keeping tabs on Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos’ rehab appearance and will have analysis of the Nationals’ game right here tomorrow morning. Enjoy the game…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Where: Miller Park
Gametime: 8:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 70 degrees, Wind 6 mph in from CF

NATIONALS (40-35)
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Ryan Zimmerman
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

BREWERS (47-31)
2B Scooter Gennett
RF Ryan Braun
C Jonathan Lucroy
CF Carlos Gomez
3B Aramis Ramirez
LF Khris Davis
1B Mark Reynolds
SS Jean Segura
RHP Yovani Gallardo

UMPIRES
HP Andy Fletcher
1B Chris Segal
2B Mike Winters
3B Mark Wegner

421 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. David Proctor - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    BJ Upton is batting leadoff for the Braves today. You read that correctly. BJ Upton is leading off.

    • adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Why? He’s batting .202 (OBA .272)

      • David Proctor - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        Your guess is as good as mine. I, for one, am thankful they are giving him even more ABs

      • adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM

        And while we’re pointing at “awesome” stats — his brother is batting .121 in his last eight games.

      • Section 222 - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        Delightful. At first I surmised that they were giving Uggla a start at 2B and batting him leadoff would be even more laughable, but no, La Stella and BJ just switched places in the lineup. Maybe they figure that if La Stella gets on you don’t want BJ to ground into a DP. But if that’s not it, I got nothin’. Why not try Andrelton Simmons there (.253/.289/.368)? Or leave La Stella at leadoff (.302/.368/.337) and bat Hayward 2nd. Oh well, ours is not to question Fredi, just to make fun of him.

        As for brother Justin’s recent woes, that’s small sample size theater in my view. Zim’a batting .178/.224/.244 in the last two weeks.

      • masterfishkeeper - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:52 PM

        Maybe Fredi wants to be fired. Of course, he should bat Uggla second if he wants to do that.

    • Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

      Maybe they’ve hypnotized him to believe he’s B.J. Surhoff.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      I’m not sure I understand why they had LaStella leading off against us… I always thought Heyward was a good Leadoff…

      But BJ is awful… Goodness, I’m so thankful that Rizzo didnt sign him….

      But whatever, Braves.. Keep doing what you are doing….

  2. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    I like our odds tonight. Figured we had the best chance of losing last night.

    • Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      The chances of losing any given game are 50:50. Unless it rains.

      • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

        Not when Fister is pitching.

      • Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:36 PM

        And the guy’s middle name is “Wilde” for crying out loud. Who names their kid “Wilde” and then makes him a pitcher?

      • Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:38 PM

        Although, in six years of MLB starts, his record is 50-52. Rounds down.

  3. Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Scooter Gennett is a good name, I guess, but “Scooter Gillette” would be a very cool baseball name.

  4. Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    And tonight when the right-hander pitches for the Nationals at Miller Park, it’s believed the vast majority of his hometown will be there to watch in person.

    To be fair, they’re all in the same row.

    It’s a small town.

  5. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Charlie and Dave on XM for me tonight… Wish it was being televised again..

    Go Nats!!

  6. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Did you all see this:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/stephen-strasburg-says-he-will-quit-chewing-tobacco?ymd=20140624&content_id=81343856&vkey=news_mlb

    And speaking of quitting, I wonder what happened with Desi…. Either way, good luck guys as quitting a habit is hard to do.

    • Eric - Jun 24, 2014 at 6:39 PM

      Especially when overlaid on addiction…

  7. letswin3 - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    BJ Upton is about a golden sombrero (sp) away from being sent down. But what do I care … I hope they feel compelled to play a guy that’s making that much money.

    As an aside, I was nervous only once last night … when Gio loaded em up. And I was only thoroughly ticked once last night … bases loaded, nobody out, and we whiffed at scoring even a single run. Bettin that doesn’t happen again when the Bruise Brothers return.

    • adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      BJ will be getting approx $15M/year in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

      • adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

        And now that I look at his stats: why?

        Over the past give seasons, the best he’s done was hit .246

    • janebeard - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      To be clear WE didn’t whiffed. The ump got it WRONG.

  8. natsfan1a - Jun 24, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    The nice thing about watching late-start games after the fact (DVR) is that I don’t get nervous because I know the outcome. Niiice.

    Go, Z’nn! Go, NATS!!

  9. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    What the heck is wrong with Zimm’s hitting?

  10. masterfishkeeper - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Wow, the second strike to Ryan sure didn’t look close. How often do you see him talk to the ump?

  11. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    JZim with the high heat chase pitch with 2 strikes!!!

  12. adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    I get the impression (any stats to back it up) that JZ pitches better with a lead — he seems to become a bulldog.

    It also seems (stats in main story) that JZ is a super-tough pitcher when pitching in Milwaukee.

    Well — now we have both — an early lead in Milwaukee with JZ pitching. I feel good about tonight . . .

  13. Joe Seamhead - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Quiet on here tonight. Nice hustle by Span to get that first run. His uniform wasn’t just dirty , it was bloody. Must have come on getting back at first.

  14. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Jordan with the nastiness tonight…

  15. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Jordan has great stuff tonight.

  16. slidell2 - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Bryce just hit a 3-run jack at Potomac.

  17. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Harper 3 run HR

    • dcwx61 - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

      woohoo…was it oppoboppo

  18. dcwx61 - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    So we are watching an historic month with JZee… 3rd lowest monthly ERA in the modern era only bettered by the Red Sox Ace George Herman “Jidge” Ruth. If he didn’t hit so well, he’d have been quite a pitcher

    • adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:59 PM

      Indeed. In four starts, not counting tonight, JZ’s ERA in June is 0.84

      What about Christy Mathewson (during his long scoreless inning streak), and then the guys who broke that: Drysdale and Hirchsheiser?

      • dcwx61 - Jun 26, 2014 at 9:24 AM

        good point….drysdale 58 2/3 innings ??

  19. janebeard - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    I love our guys. Just putting it out there. I know it adds nothing.

  20. dcwx61 - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Nice leadoff kind of AB, Deno

  21. adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Gotta love it. It’s the third inning and Gallardo has already thrown 18 pitches. To Span. With no outs.

  22. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Present

  23. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Wow..amazing Toss Dez..

  24. RickH - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Desmond!!! That was insane.

  25. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Zimm is channeling MC hammer.. Can’t touch dis..

  26. 3on2out - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Desi’s throw was insane! In the air? Are you kidding me?

  27. TimDz - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Ok….I know it was the pitcher running…..
    but……Damn……
    Ridiculous, Ian….

  28. unkyd59 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Glad Zimnn is on our side…
    And Desi

  29. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Score runs, please. I’d hate to see another gem go to waste.

  30. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Again what the heck is wrong with Zimmerman’s bat..

    • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      Strange..When he came off the DL, he was pretty hot and provided available spark to the offense. Since about a week or so back, he’s been ice cold. He’ll snap out of it.

      • adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:19 PM

        Indeed. When he came of the DL he got his in his first three games. In the 17 games since then he’s been .154

  31. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Available? …a

  32. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Eager to have the bottom third of our order not be a black hole.

  33. Faraz Shaikh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Is JZ throwing a …?

    • Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      C’mon, FS, you know better than that. If you can get online to post a comment, you can look at a line score.

    • Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Besides, it’s only the bottom of the fourth. The most impressive thing at this point is how he’s painting the zone with pitches seemingly exactly where he wants them.

      And there it goes anyway, only the bottom of the fourth, as I said.

    • adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      So we can blame Braun’s hit on you? ;-)

      (just kidding — you didn’t say the no-no word)

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:21 PM

      And we now know who to blame… :-)

    • Faraz Shaikh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:23 PM

      Haha! Relax guys! I didn’t say the word.

  34. Natstown - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Upset that Desi can’t kick the tobacco habit

  35. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    What bad luck

    • Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:26 PM

      Yup, double play ball right where the shortstop would play if he wasn’t covering second on the steal.

  36. adcwonk - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Wow. Had Espi been covering for the steal (with the right handed batter up), that could have been a DP and we’re done with the inning.

  37. Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Bad no check swing call there. With Gomez’s swing and miss after, there’d be 2 outs.

  38. Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Instead of bases loaded. Ugh.

  39. Faraz Shaikh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    I didn’t ask for this.

  40. Joe Seamhead - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Each Upton with a solo homer. Braves 3-1 over Astros.

  41. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Way to wiggle, JZimm!

  42. Joe Seamhead - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    What grit by JZimm!

  43. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Hell of an escape! I have a bad feeling Zimm is going to need that run to stand.

  44. Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    No sweat, FS. Bulldog picked you up!

  45. unkyd59 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    badass

  46. Faraz Shaikh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Next time I will keep my trap shut.

  47. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Jeez Lobaton..

  48. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Can’t wait for Ramos to come back…

    • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      …and then be on the DL again…

      Stretch those hammys!!!!!

  49. unkyd59 - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Geeze… Gaillarda looked like toast, in the first…..

    • Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      That’s why I was upset with Lobaton swinging first pitch. Zimm just had a long inning and Gaillardo has a high pitch count…

  50. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    If I’m MW; I tell Ramos under no circumstance are you to try to stretch a single into a double. It’s HRs, walks, or singles….period.

  51. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Tension filled HUGE K. Saweet.

  52. lplipty - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Y no slider to unintentional intentional?

  53. scnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Had to happen. Too good a team to keep giving chances.

    Now let’s have our O wake up and have Jordan’s back,

  54. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Get more runs… Hit something.

  55. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Didn’t think 1 run would be enough time… But I would think Jordan is done now…

    Time for more runs…

  56. Joe Seamhead - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    No chance for Zimmerman to keep the guy from scoring from second. I think if Harper was in left only one run might have gotten in. The Brewers third base might have held the runner. Just a thought.

    • Joe Seamhead - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM

      Edit:,the third base coach might have held the runner up.

  57. Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Rendon is not adjusting to the outside pitches effectively. He’s rolling over them to them left side instead of trying to take them the other way.

  58. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Warning track power all game :(

  59. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Bout time, Zim. A Dez blast here would be quite nice.

  60. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    If I were them I would pitch around Des to get to espy.

  61. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    That’s what happens when a power great has no protection. Desmond saw 5 straight breaking balls.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      I said something similar in the WaPo site…

    • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      In Espi’s defense, he’s been a bit better than Dez lately.

      • Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM

        Espy bats like under 100 with RISP, who would you rather pitch to in that spot?

      • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM

        I was just trying to defend poor Lil Espi…..

  62. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Surprised Jordan went back out there…

  63. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Wake up bats

  64. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Some game left, but I called us not tacking another run earlier. Bats looking meek atm.

    • Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      It was pretty clear to everyone that with Rendon on second with one out in the first, ALR and Zim K’ing was costly.
      Especially as all the reports on Galliardo were that you need to get to him in the first couple of innings.

  65. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    4 5 6 7 all tough innings.

  66. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Walked the cheater. Meh.

    • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Caught the cheater!

    • Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      More like pitched around. Guy with 2-3 with 2 RBIs tonight.

      Interesting that they sent Braun.

      And crystal on the replay that he was out.

      • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        Rendon, my boy!

  67. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Rendon!! I like eating crow.

  68. Joe Seamhead - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Way to go, Rendon!

  69. Steady Eddie - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Great to see Rendon make the adjustments and take it the other way — with authority! And over CarGo’s glove, no less!

  70. Drew - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Anthony Freaking Rendon.
    Jack Z. wants a mulligan.

  71. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    5 4 3 baby! Nice pick, Rendon.

  72. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Rendon doing it all. That’s how you stay down on a ball. No Olé crap like too many corner infielders play those.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

      We all know that leadoff walks are killer and Rendon saved Barrett’s backside by getting it and turning that 5-4-3

  73. Drew - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    A beauty of a glove-hand save.

    Jack Z. needs a do-over and a drink.

  74. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Nice at bat Danny eww

  75. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Just take all your ABs from the right for a week and see what happens…

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Agreed

  76. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Just got in from PNatsvgane Harper and Ramos both ready to cone up

  77. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    I notice batters 7,8,9 have had no hits this series. We need Ramos and Harper to get our hitting back.

  78. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    As usual when JZim pitches, we do not hit. 1 run in 3 games

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Idk… Blake was getting that rap more…

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM

        Last 3 games 1 run while pitching

  79. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Dave and Charlie said location selection was strange on Braun’s single. What sis we notice?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      Only on the last pitch as he was working him up and then came in low and in. I had no problem with it as they were changing eye level. Braun is one of the best batters in the game and even though he’s been hurt, he’s still very capable of hurting you.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM

        Low and inside is fine with me too .

  80. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Not sure if Stammen was the move w the pitcher due up

    • Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      If this goes a few more innings, about time for Detwiler to step up..

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

        He doesn’t trust Det… And I don’t necessarily blame him…

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      I think you want to save Storen and Sori… So I think Stammen was the right move… He can give you a couple more just in case too…

      Think MW is thinking out the box since we are like 1-6 (??) in extra innings…

      • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

        Not now. My point.

  81. Section 222 - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Interesting that Stammen is in already. I guess that means that Det is the “pitch till you drop” guy tonight.

    Drew made two references to a “Jack Z” in connection with Rendon. In case anyone else didn’t know that he was talking about, here’s few links:

    http://www.chatsports.com/seattle-mariners/a/Surprising-Pick-By-Ms-Danny-Hultzen-10-41-73
    Also, check out Drew’s comment at 10:05 pm in this thread:
    https://natsinsider.com/2014/04/30/game-28-nats-at-astros/

    Isn’t the internet great?

  82. Drew - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    I’m guessing Reynolds wears the large Golden Sombrero.

  83. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    I don’t miss Zach Duke one bit.

  84. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Nats 1-7 extra innings. As I said the other night makes no sense when you have the best bullpen in the majors

  85. scnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Rendon just looks like a guy who will never slump with that swing

    • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      Did you take May off?

      • scnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

        I know he did but his swing is just so smooth and approach is solid. Know the slumps will come.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      He had about a 150 3 weeks earlier

  86. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Tony ready to claim game MVP

  87. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Going for the maloox

  88. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Detwiler for the 10th

    • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      I would have done Storen for the ninth because you know he’s gonna be PH for that next half inning, and then you got Stammen for 2, not mind f’d Det.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:42 PM

        Could’ve double switched to get Stammen 2 innings of work. That was surprising to me but I will trust in MW that he knows what he’s doing.

  89. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    For those who care Brandon Waddell pitched a complete game in Virginia’s 7-2 win. Tomorrow the final game.

    • coop202 - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:48 PM

      Love this. Two games dominated, unfortunately only one win yet. Should be fun to watch tomorrow

  90. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Nats had Duke in a jam with Rendon stealing 2nd and a 3-2 count and Werth swings through his curve.

  91. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Batter 1 was a success

  92. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Batter 2 was a success.

    Braun…..

  93. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    First Ross boss’d in ages

  94. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    If Det pitched like that all the time, we would live him. He has the skill, he just needs to produce.

  95. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Good job, Ross. Braun ain’t no cake walk

  96. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Enough extras. Time to score and bring in Sori.

  97. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Come on guys…. BP doing the job.. Let’s score here…

    Still a little surprised at the BP mgmt… But good going Det… Good going…

  98. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Zim taking way too many strikes.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:55 PM

      Yep, Ryan doesn’t hit well in 2 strike counts. In fact RZim is batting .159 in a combo of 0-2, 1-2, and 2-2 counts. RZim excels in 3-2 counts batting .357 and .290 when he’s ahead in the count.

  99. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Duke throws around the plate. I’m glad blue didn’t give Duke those pitches as they weren’t strikes.

  100. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    It’s Z Duke… Pound this guy….

  101. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Not much of a fight. Ump bailed us out there as well by not calling the black at least twice.

  102. veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Let’s face it, we suck in extras this year.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:56 PM

      I bet our batting average from 10th on is probably under .200

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      One big reason for it. This team refuses to put together base hits in extras. It’s a bunch of guys swinging from their heals for HRs. I expected Werth to shorten his swing in the 10th with Rendon on base and he didn’t.

      • veejh - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM

        You are correct. Dez does it again.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:01 AM

        Desi swings like that in all at-bats. The only batters that seem to show some discipline are Rendon and Span.

      • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:02 AM

        LOL….sorry, I was referring to his amazing Toss that almost seemed like a deja vu

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:03 AM

        That was another Web Gem.

  103. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Got to get through another inning.

  104. manassasnatsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Coming into the game 25 straight batters out by the bullpen. Barrett broke the no base runner streak. The no hit streak got to 40

  105. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Tim Hudson was bashed again. 6 runs and 4 earned.

  106. Danny - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Every Det has his day.

  107. janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    How much do I love Ian Desmond?
    Rhetorical question.

  108. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Good going again Det…

  109. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Nice to see Detwiler coming through. That’s what MW has needed. Have to give credit there. Hopefully something for Det to build on.

  110. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Espi quit swinging at pitches way out of the zone

  111. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Darn Espinosa. Another looking K.

  112. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Wow I flat out despise watching dan the man hit.

  113. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    I’m just realizing that the Brew Crew’s BP is so lefty heavy….. Time for Nats to hit them… Come on guys…

  114. coop202 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Weird seem Gorz and Dukes on another team together against us. Happy with it, but definitely weird

  115. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Ex Nats mowing down Nats.

    If Lobo grounds out to the 2nd baseman again, I’m gonna lose my s***.

  116. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Swings at one 5 inches outside, but not interested one in the middle of the zone for a k. I don’t get his approach.

  117. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    And Lobaton swings at ball 4 my word…

  118. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Can Det hit a HR?

    • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:07 AM

      Better than Danny

  119. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Why don’t you want to take the walk Lobo….

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      Too close to take I guess. Gorzo comes back from a 3-0 count. I was hoping he got on for a Det sac bunt.

  120. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Det hit the ball a hell of a lot better than Espi.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      Well yeah, Det made contact and Espi struck out.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:14 AM

        Det swung

  121. coop202 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Sigh…

  122. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Maybe Espi should have tried another bunt.

  123. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    If Det goes 3 scoreless, it’s time to unload him as his stock will be sky high

    • texnat1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:15 AM

      Send him to the Milwaukee. They apparently love discarded Nat long reliever/starters.

  124. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Det for a 3rd inning.. Tempting fate MW?

    • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:13 AM

      Kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place.

  125. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    When Det gave that goofy smile walking up to the plate, he gave away his concentration, and now he will lose the game.

  126. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Blue blew that call on K Davis. That was strike 3 on the NOT check swing. Way to come back Det!

  127. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Kris Davis doing his Danny imitation.

    • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:13 AM

      He looks dare I say worse this series.

  128. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Wooooooooo.

  129. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    LOOK AT THAT DP!!!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      Nats keep speed off the base!

      How clutch was that!

  130. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    41 outs since last hit against bullpen.

    Sugarra is the last guy to see Det for the first time.

    Just saying…

  131. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Redemption Det on the mound tonight. Well done.

  132. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    When is the last hit that was not Rendon? ALR?

  133. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Standing ovation for mr Detwilier… He needed that type of outting…. Now dammit, Nats bats… WIN THIS GAME!!!

  134. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Det with his best outing of the season. I wonder if MW tries him for a 4th inning. I’m hoping the Nats take the lead and MW goes to the closer!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Easily best.

  135. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Score, dammit.

  136. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    I’m kind of surprised Gorzo didn’t stay in to face Span.

  137. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    A break for us

  138. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    OL I thought they had Chin ming WanG, too!

  139. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Rendon you’re our only hope.

  140. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Do you have Det face the lefty Overbay and then go to Storen?

  141. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Extra inning batting must be well below .200.

    Anyone know where to get that info?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:29 AM

      Since you asked (not including tonight): .185/.257/.292/.549

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:44 AM

        Well below 200

        How do they expect to win.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:46 AM

        2 shots there with RZim standing on 2nd to get a hit and Espi swinging for a 500 foot jack and just ends up popping it up to shallow CF.

  142. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Sigh… I’m getting sleepy and I’ve a flight back to DC early tomorrow… See y’all later…

    Here’s to a Nats win!!!!

  143. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    Pitching can only keep you in it for so long.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      Pitching has kept Brewers too.

      • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:32 AM

        I think our inept approach is to blame.

  144. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Det for a 4th. At this point I have lost confidence as the hitters have gone to bed already.

  145. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Walk Braun , set up for a double play

  146. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Have to IBB to Braun here and set up the doubleplay.

  147. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Walk the cheater.

  148. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Braun limping

    • janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      I hope he recovers this weekend.

  149. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Wow, Carp is exactly right. Walk both guys and force Roenicke.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      Normally Carp doesn’t come up with wise moves, but he is exactly right.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:34 AM

        I guess MW doesn’t care what he thinks but Carp was exactly right. You have to force them to empty their bullpen and bench.

        Disappointed in that move even though they got Carlos Gomez.

  150. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Bases loaded scares me. Has pitched great, but no stress lije bases loaded

  151. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    With a Brewer on second in the 13th, MASN on Cox Fairfax has shifted to the Brazil Butt Lift and I have lost the telecast.

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:34 AM

      LOL…poor guy.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM

      You are kidding. Gomaz soft liner to Ian

    • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM

      Happen to me too :(

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM

      Your last post had Detwiler losing the game in the 11th.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:37 AM

      I am watching on MASN 2. Mason has what you said

  152. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Wow great job Det.

  153. janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Seriously great job, Ross. Your stock just went way up!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:39 AM

      If he had done all season he would be loved

  154. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Game is on MASN 2 guys not MASN

  155. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Oh I wish RZim read that off the bat and got to 3rd.

  156. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Espi I will take bands things I said about your hitting if you smack one now

  157. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Espi for the win…Danny ‘ s dream!!!!

  158. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Hanger in the homer zone and he watches it

  159. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Espinosa fails again with RISP. Can’t even advance the runners.

  160. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    I don’t have it on either MASN.. Lame

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      Probably good as Espi just failed w Zim on 2nd.

  161. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    The grass looks waaaaay greener on the replays

  162. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Lobaton’s chance before Ramos comes back to show he can be clutch.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      Ramos is ready to come back, caught 9 innings tonight

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:47 AM

      Ramos needs to hurry the hell up… Ugh, I can’t sleep as I’m watching this….

  163. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Nats bottom third of the order 0 for 29 in this series now.

  164. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Leon might be a better backup than Lobo.

  165. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    MASN 2 in Fairfax is 74 or 1074. I had the game for all these hours and now it’s gone to a tummy tuck video. And someone on here says “Hey, it’s on MASN2, not MASN!” Big thanks to you.

  166. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Batting positions 7,8,9 are now 0 for 17 tonight. And 0 for 29 in the series. Talk about useless hitters. Pinch hitters at 9 not good

  167. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Have to believe some starters will be given the day off tomorrow

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      Mchit can play right.

    • adcwonk - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:58 AM

      Right. Which is what makes winning this game so important.

  168. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Guys in fairfax you try MASN2G

  169. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    For the record… I would have sent Det out again…

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:52 AM

      Ruh roh…hopefully not the kiss of death

  170. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Ohh ohh runner on. Tighten up Storen

  171. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Span the man!!!!!

  172. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Nice play Denard

  173. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Wow SPAN! That is how you go back to the wall!

  174. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Where are the Span haters.

  175. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Oh, come now. Span is so below average now. Just check his UZR.

  176. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Seriously, what great D by Span and Werth!

  177. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Great play Werth! WOW! That’s another Web Gem! 2 in 2 plays. No doubles defense almost ended that game!

  178. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Hey , 15 innings of Error less ball. Solid

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:00 AM

      Technically 14 we haven’t taken the field. But 14 great

  179. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    So… Who would be out position player to pitch?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:58 AM

      Let’s hope it doesn’t get that far.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

      Only one left will be Leon

  180. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Dobbs with a chance for some sweet redemption like Detwiler did tonight.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:02 AM

      Dobbs history as soon as Harper is back.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:04 AM

        I was hoping it was last week and they brought in Walters for a week or so.

        He’s the 2014 version of Stares.

  181. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    We haven’t had a lead off man in in extras.. Arg

  182. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Has Rendon ever had 2 HRs in 1 game?

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:02 AM

      If it is to be this game it will be later.

  183. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    This is bananas..

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      1-7 so far this year. We are hoping things change, but our hitters don’t do what is needed.

  184. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Anthony Rendon’s face looked like a man that is sleep deprived.

  185. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Sori for 2 if we manage to take the lead in the top of the 16th?

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      Forgot about clipp.

      • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:05 AM

        Me too, that’s why I asked about a position player pitching.

  186. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    What channel is MASN2G, manassasnatsfan?

    • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 AM

      It’s back on 1074 for me. Survived the Brazil butt lift.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:07 AM

      Masn2. The g was a slip of finger. I am not in Fairfax so I don’t know in manassas Mason is 845 Mason 2 844

  187. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Ian was flying.

  188. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Come on Span. You better call that play sooner. Sheesh. Don’t assume. Desi is playing like a man possessed tonight.

  189. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    I’ve got a chiropractic appt at 0830…don’t know if I can make it now. Nats PLEASE don’t put me through all this strike-watching and offensive futility for a loss!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:09 AM

      Agreed

  190. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Last 2 relievers have been out pitched tonight by Det

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      Storen was lucky his 1st victim was the pitcher Fiers for the 1st out. He was not sharp that inning and was saved by his defense.

  191. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Matt Williams saving his secret weapon Frandsen.

  192. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    MLB TV has gone live, and I have 106.7 on through my MLB TV app.

  193. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Desmond will always choke in the clutch.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      You’re a joke. Do us all a favor and go on the Braves site.

    • adcwonk - Jun 25, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      He has the highest number of HR’s that have caused the Nats to tie or go-ahead.

      Oh, and he leads the team in HR’s and RBI’s, too.

      Brilliant comment. . . . . not.

  194. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Shoot Desmond could have avoided that take out.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      Not sure why he jumped instead of side step. A double play if he side steps

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:14 AM

        Probably feeling very tired at this point. Normally he does that jump throw over the runner. He couldn’t get liftoff.

      • Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:15 AM

        I can’t believe you guys beating up on Desmond.

  195. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    esmond whoa if you can’t throw it right hold it.

    We spoke to soon about 15 innings and no errors

  196. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Haha Gomez cannot be too happy..

  197. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    More free baseball. Uncharted territory for these guys. GET THIS DONE!!! THIS IS HUGE!!!!

    • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:13 AM

      Just realized the game is at 2 tomorrow, lol…

  198. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Wow. Was on dvr so couldn’t post. Finally caught up. I like our odds! Fires was tough!

  199. davecydell - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Why be sorry? FP?

  200. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Let’s do it right now, fellows!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      +1 Some Sweet 16 would be nice for the Nats!

  201. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Let’s score

  202. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Safe to say we see both B squads tomorrow?

  203. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Werth is brootal currently.

  204. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    I’m drinking red wine, I’m 47. Why does FP think athletes need red bull. I’m good to go!

    • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      +1

      • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:18 AM

        Did you just like your own post?

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:18 AM

        I overdosed on maloox in the 10th. I am good to go

      • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM

        I did. Did I mention the red wine?

      • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM

        That’s a +2 to you, sir.

  205. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Werth this week is swinging at outside pitches and trying to pull them. That is a recipe for either a k or a 6-3

  206. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Fiers is annoyingly good

  207. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    ALR looked like a ground rule double

  208. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Lol Lala’s eyes lit up rounding first.

  209. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    OK Zim time for your first POST DL homer

    • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

      Bang zoom goes Zimmerman

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:23 AM

        I felt it, or maybe it was tummy wanting a snack

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:22 AM

      That is what we wanted

  210. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Zimmmm!!!!!

  211. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    I asked and he delivered

  212. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    463 pitches total between the two teams so far…way to go Zim!

  213. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Damn that felt amazing!!!’

    • janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:25 AM

      Seriously!

  214. kirbs3256 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    AHHHHHHHH

  215. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Hey sweet mother Jesus!!!!!! Zim is back!!!!!! LOL:!!!!

  216. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Crack a bottle!

  217. janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    What a brilliant time for a dinger. Now Sori needs to keep it safe.

  218. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    FINALLY!!!!!!!

    Whoop, whoop!

  219. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    That was amazing! After LaRoche gets held at 1st, you hope there would be some way that RZim and Desi could piece something together.

  220. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Espi sux dfa

  221. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Well, if we haven’t had enough excitement yet…

    • janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:26 AM

      No more excitement! Now we need a VERY BORING ENDING.

  222. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Batters 7,8 and 9 now 0 for 19 tonight 0 for 30 for the series

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:26 AM

      Time to be positive, MNF.

  223. Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:25 AM

    Tucked like Chuck.

  224. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:25 AM

    Ok tomorrow is a day off. Let’s meet somewhere for 2pm game. Who’s in?

    • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:32 AM

      In! Muscle bar ballston?

      • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM

        Ok scott. See u there! First round on me

  225. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    So I guess Desi and Werth finally get their days off tomorrow…

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:27 AM

      I mean in 12 hours or so…

    • Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:28 AM

      Definitely Werth

  226. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Our BP is worn out, but keep the zeros coming.

  227. janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Omgomgomgomg

  228. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Holy shit!!! Zim n Werth with gems

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      Don’t forget about Design 2

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Did you see Span take one at the wall? That was a Gem also. He made it look easy.

      • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:31 AM

        Unreal outfield tonight/am

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM

        Best I have ever seen in 1 game for the Nats (even though this is like 2 games)

  229. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Zim loves LF!!!!o

  230. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Nats taking all the Web Gems. That is how you lay out. That’s what I’m talking about!!!

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Excellent D tonight fo sho

  231. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Soriano sure makes it interesting! All 3 outfielders now with Gems!

  232. Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Ponche Soriano!

  233. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Why does MW want Zim at 3rd? That’s just stupid

  234. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    MASN2 in Fairfax is back. ZIMMMMMMM!

  235. janebeard - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    In case Michelle is asleep….woohoo! Whoooofreakinghoooooo!

  236. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    All around team win. Couldn’t have won without everyone contributing somehow. Stellar D and the BP, once again, silly good. Wooooooooo!!!!!

  237. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Ross Detwiler, Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth, Denard Span, Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmerman, Stammen, just to name a few stars.

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:35 AM

      Ross gets mVP

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:37 AM

        He was amazing. Maybe that gets him in a rhythm.

      • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:44 AM

        100% fast ball is crazy. He needs a second and third. Pushing luck

  238. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Untuck dat!

  239. Sec 3 My Sofa - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Untuck^16

  240. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Woohoo credit michelle s – who btw is absent way too LNG

    • Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      She’s just twittering away

  241. manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Congrats fans they played great, we cheered great. Instant classic

  242. Danny - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Entire bullpen put up zeros.

  243. Scooter - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    Yippee.

  244. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    What a game…. What a game… What a game..

    Definitely worth staying up for..

  245. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Braves monkey and extras monkEy off our backs!

    • scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      Monkey? A gorilla can’t stop us!!!

  246. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Lemon drops for all

  247. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Leon obviously starts tomorrow. McLouth has to take RF for Werth. Need a starter from AAA for long relief. Perfect time to replace Dobbs.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Frandsen at 2nd and Espi at SS…… Frandsen at 3rd….

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:42 AM

        How is Frandsen playing both second and third?

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:43 AM

        Different suggestions… Omitted the ‘or’ mistakenly…

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:43 AM

        I don’t think I want to see Frandsen at 2nd again. A good day for Frandsen 3rd, Rendon 2nd, Espi SS. McLouth in RF. Leon catching.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:45 AM

        I mean, I don’t want to see Frandsen at the IF at all… But yeah, guys need a day off, so we all have to sacrifice… :-)

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      Yes bring up Mattheus drop dobbs, then when Ramos cones up send Leon back, and when Harper comes send mattheus

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:42 AM

        What about Ross O??? Hasn’t heard anything new on him….

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:44 AM

        I’m thinking they need a starter to take multiple innings if needed.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:47 AM

        Ross O hasn’t been added back to the 40 man from the 60 day DL.

  248. scmargenau - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    10 innings of 0 er bullpen! Wow

  249. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    OK, stat guys, what’s our BP ERA after that?

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      Lower

  250. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Johnny Holiday forgets Desi’s 2 Web Gems. 5 in the game and a Gold Star for Rendon on that hot shot that he turned into a 5-4-3 DP.

    1. RZim
    2. Werth
    3. Desi on Ramirez
    4. Span
    5. Desi on the pitcher
    6. Rendon 5-4-3

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Shame on him. It was last game, though. LOL

  251. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Nats bullpen ERA put up a shutout in 10 innings tonight. That’s impressive!

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      Everyone was great tonight… Exocet Storen (not to be a Debbie downer or anything)… Defense really supported him….

      But he got the end result we wanted and needed… No runs…

      But I tip my cap to Det… I hope they interview him…. And people praise him the way he deserves it,….

  252. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    I see the Nats have a 60 Day DL move they can make if they wanted to add a Taylor Hill as Matt Purke can go on the 60 day DL.

  253. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    485 total pitches. Did I hear MW right? Adam would’ve been the next pitcher!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:57 AM

      Yes, that is what he said. Glad we didn’t see that. I still think he might have asked for a Fister to throw an inning before that.

      Glad he didn’t have to go to any other option.

  254. breakbad1 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    Apologies for any dumb things I said….just so glad we won!

  255. veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    Nats have given up the least amount of runs at 262 in the MLB. Shocking. Our BP has been so good, and I only think our starters get better for the 2nd half.

    • Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:25 AM

      The pitchers have done a helluva job, but they have had some pretty good defensive play behind them,too!

      • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:29 AM

        Defense as of late. Pretty horrid stuff April May.

      • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:35 AM

        Ramos and Harper on the way. I like the way this is shaping up.

  256. Joe Seamhead - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    BTW, Matt William’s managed a great game tonight, IMHO.

    • veejh - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:31 AM

      Agree. Thought Stammen could a been used in a better spot, but whatever, we finally won an extra game.

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