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Game 133: Nats at Mariners

Aug 29, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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On Friday night the Nationals begin a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners with a 10:10 p.m. start time on the East Coast. With the pitching matchup in store, however, this one will be worth the wait.

The Nationals will go up against Mariners superstar Felix Hernandez (13-4, 2.07) for the very first time. The right-hander is the clear frontrunner for AL Cy Young at this point in what is arguably his best season to date. Hernandez leads the majors with an incredible 0.885 WHIP through 191 innings pitched. Even getting baserunners against this guy has been a chore this year.

Only twice in 27 starts this year has Hernandez not recorded an out in the sixth inning. Only once has he allowed more than three earned runs.

Not only have the Nats as a team not faced Felix before, but few players on their roster have ever gone up against him. Of their everyday starting lineup, only Denard Span, Adam LaRoche and Asdrubal Cabrera have had the privilege. Combined they are 5-for-46 (.108) with 16 strikeouts.

The Nats will have one of their own best starters to counter Felix with Jordan Zimmermann (9-5, 2.93) on the mound. Zimmermann will make his 27th start of the year in search for win No. 10.

Beyond the starting pitchers, this weekend will provide one of the Nats’ biggest tests before October. The Mariners are currently tied with the Tigers for the last AL Wild Card spot. Only the L.A. Dodgers have a better record among the Nats’ remaining opponents this season.

We are not in Seattle, but please check back for instant analysis after the game….

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at SEATTLE MARINERS
Where: Safeco Field
Gametime: 10:10 p.m. EDT
TV: CBS-9, MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 64 degrees, Wind 3 mph

NATIONALS (75-57)
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
DH Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Bryce Harper
C Wilson Ramos
2B Asdrubal Cabrera
RF Nate Schierholtz
(RHP Jordan Zimmermann)

MARINERS (72-60)
CF Austin Jackson
LF Dustin Ackley
2B Robinson Cano
DH Kendry Morales
3B Kyle Seager
C Mike Zunino
1B Logan Morrison
SS Chris Taylor
RF Endy Chavez
(RHP Felix Hernandez)

UMPIRES
TBA

384 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Doc - Aug 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Yikes, the Nats have their work cut out for them against RH King Felix.

    Looks like a good evening for small ball!

  2. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Yadier Molina is back way ahead of schedule. They could be the team to beat in the Central.

  3. scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Yikes is right. So this is what a true ace looks like.. Hmmm

    Let’s get to him early boys! Gyfng!

    • David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      Chase Hughes @chasehughesCSN · 1h
      Felix Hernandez career ERA through 296 starts: 3.09.

      Stephen Strasburg’s career ERA through 103 starts: 3.14.

      • scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

        So what. One trends up the other down

      • David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

        Through a comparable number of innings, Felix Hernandez had an ERA of 3.75. I’m not saying Stras is Felix now, clearly not. Just reminding that it’s far too soon to make career judgments.

  4. scnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Time to get back on track boys starting tonight

  5. NatsLady - Aug 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Mark and Chase: Wish you were there. 😉

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      If I was a beat reporter for a team, I would find it disappointing not to be there reporting.

  6. NatsLady - Aug 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Schierholtz playing RF, Werth DH.

  7. NatsLady - Aug 29, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    I just discovered this series, which apparently has been running since April. This episode, about the Royals broadcasters is funny as all get-out. I read a couple of the others, very well written.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2014-08-29/broadcast-review-kansas-city-royals-playoff-race-ryan-lefebvre-rex-hudler-alex-gordon-bruce-chen?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=jessespector

  8. micksback1 - Aug 29, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    goooood evening ladies, gentlemen and other gentle things

  9. micksback1 - Aug 29, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    I thought Elvis was the King, lol

  10. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    One thing on our side, Hernandez has never faced us
    He’s not God. We got this. I agree w the small ball stuff. Any leadoff double should be bunted over.

    • David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      Not bunted over, but at least hit to the right side.

    • NatsLady - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:24 PM

      you can steal on him. If you get on base, that is.

  11. Drew - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Where’s Levale Speigner when we need him?

  12. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    “@AdamKilgoreWP: Ryan Zimmerman stepped up his running and strengthening this week after a “very positive” MRI on Monday, Matt Williams said.”

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      • natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        The Nats never said anything official did they on Grades and severity. If I remember correctly it was Ladson who reported the Grade III and then all the speculation.

        This is encouraging and would seem to line up with a Grade II in recovery time in that 6 to 8 week timetable that I read.

  13. natsfan1a - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Won’t see this one in real time but did set the DVR. Maybe I’ll watch it tomorrow a.m. when the cat and I are laying low while the painters are working on the house. Yeah, that’s the ticket…

  14. davecydell - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Simple plan to beat Felix:

    Break the 0-0 game in the 10th with a sac fly after a Desy lead off bb, sb and sac bunt.

    Who needs a base hit?

  15. natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Iwakuma will not pitch this weekend afterall.

    • natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 8:58 PM

      Scratch that. Kilgore just said Young won’t pitch tomorrow. Iwakuma on Sunday.

  16. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Jacob deGrom gave up no runs on 4 hits over 7 innings over the same Phoolies the Nats just faced.

    • David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      The Mets scored 3 runs in an inning without a hit…

  17. natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Valdespin pinch hit HR. Hah!

  18. NatsLady - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Man, the Marlins are frustrating. How many leads are they going to give up?

  19. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    In CO right now. Colorado vs colorado St on. Walked into a sports bar to see the Nats….Every single TV, like 30, are on the game. Holy jeebus. Guess I’m sheet out of luck. If i ask for my game, I may be lynched.

  20. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Time to pick up the bats we didn’t take to Philly.

  21. stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Freakin’ fish.

  22. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Rendon!

  23. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Up to Zim to hold the lead.

  24. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Omg…they changed a T for me and we already scored? Score!

  25. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    JZ might have to make that 1 run lead hold.

  26. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    4 batters so far. 3 had strike 1 on first pitch. 1 swings it is a homer. Other 2 didn’t swing, and then saw off speed after strike q.

    Span took the second pitch a strike.

    Rick Schu said before the game. Swing at the first pitch fast ball.

    Who followed the game plan Rendon?

    Who was successful? Rendon.

    There is a plan Mrs B I know hates it, but if coach creates a plan, try it.

  27. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Span could a caught that.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      Either catch it or play a hop.

  28. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Span either catch it or play it off the wall.

    Zim now keep him there.

  29. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Once again I don’t like the positioning of how shallow Span is there. They had him the same in Philly when Dominic Brown did the same.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      Torasco is in charge of positioning I think.

      • natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

        Just not a good strategy.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

        I’ve been critical of just this that Span plays differently on the road vs Nats Park. To turn that into a triple was the bigger mistake.

  30. natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    You don’t have to play a no doubles defense but come on. Don’t play these guys like they are pitchers.

  31. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    Put him away.

  32. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    I guess not interested in putting him away. Extra runner now.

  33. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    There hitting him hard. A double play please

  34. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Come on LaRoche. So many balls off his glove lately.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      The walk is the lead run. The pitchers can’t give away free runners.

  35. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Another ball off of LaRoche’s glove. Make plays for your pitcher. That’s a reaction play. Hit right at you.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

      He is not in a groove at all anymore on grounders to him.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

        His bat got better from last year but his glove sure hasn’t. His reflex plays are poor. Too many of those and too many excuses by FP and Bob.

  36. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Geezer Zim you might as well pitch to Canon.

    Again LaRoche just isn’t living up to this great fielder we hear about.

    Strike 2 was a great pitch to Morales next pitch was easy to hit.

  37. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    The easiest play was actually home

  38. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Come on dez…gotta get that toss from the Don

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      I disagree. When has a shortstop covered for a grounder to a 3rd baseman? That’s the 2nd baseman’s play. Desi shouldn’t have been there.

      • veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

        It hit his mitt. I disagree.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

        So what. A shortstop rarely has an angle on a throw from the 3rd baseman.

        When do you see SS taken throws from 3rd baseman when not in an odd shift?

      • veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

        What does that have to do with this play? Catch the ball when it’s thrown, no matter who from

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:43 PM

        Replay it. It was a low throw and his angle was bad. That was Asdrubal’s ball.

  39. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Almost 30 pitches by Zimm in the first inning… Not 1 bad at bat by them yet..

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      Austin Jackson looked awful on the k

  40. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Defense with 3 screwups so far and its only the 1st inning. Span plays a double into a triple. LaRoche get a hot shot that he doesn’t glove and nobody covering 2nd base on the ball to Rendon. That has to be Asdrubal covering on that.

  41. scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Did Rendon make the right decision there?

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

      He was across his body, a good throw home gets Cano

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      Yes, Asdrubal hestitated and Desi cut in front of him. Why was Desi trying to cover on that? I heard FP’s answer which is wrong. Asdrubal had enough time and was basically there.

  42. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Disappointing zimm

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      Not to me. Disappointing defense. Actually very disappointing defense.

  43. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    33 pitches for Zimm….
    10 for Their guy….

  44. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Thanks…. For nothing Fish…

  45. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Zim was pathetic.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      You’re pathetic. That defense was pathetic. Make plays.

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:47 PM

        How did run 2 get on base? Correct the fielding was pathetic too, but when your fielders aren’t fielding you cannot throw gas on the fire with extra runners.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        #1 Ball over Span’s head. He should not play that shallow on the road. It cost Fister on the Brown ball in CF off the wall and just cost JZim. Once the ball is over his head it needs to be kept to a double but he over-ran the carom.

        #2 Doubleplay ball liner hit right at LaRoche that he plays into a single and runner from 1st goes to 3rd

        #3 Rendon throws to Asdrubal but Desi cuts in front of him and gets nobody out

        That’s 3 screwups on defense. Awful.

  46. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Keep a line moving

  47. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Safe by a mile. Good job 1st base ump. Please.

  48. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    What is the ump looking at.

  49. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    There’s the Bryce Bias I keep referring to. Not even close. Good thing for replay. Would you call Cano out on that play?

    • stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      Charlie and Dave said same thing: They couldn’t wait to punch Bryce out.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

        Thank you. It’s just pathetic.

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM

        I am starting to believe Bryce bias, but in reality he really has not been bad to the umps, why are they doing that?

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

        manassas, there’s plenty of theories and some say he was a cocky 18 year old and showed up some umps in his rookie season. The umps wanted to show him who’s in charge and while replay has saved him on some, they still get him on ridiculous plays that can’t be reviewed like check swings, and strike calls.

        I don’t like it.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

      The umps are suppose to be professional. What he did at 19 to me should no longer be part of the play.

      Are the umps that petty if so they are in the wrong profession.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

        Do you remember what Hamels did to Bryce? Some umps do things because they can.

  50. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Bad luck. They are hitting hard but right at people. The Mariner hits one hard enough for a double play and we have to move a little and can’t field it.

  51. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Turned into bad luck BABIP

    “@AdamKilgoreWP: Nats hit two balls hard. Ramos smashed a lineout to third. Cabrera hit a sharp one-hopper that turned into 6-4-3. Tough way to lose a rally.”

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      Just keep hitting it hard.

  52. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    50 pitches through 2.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

      The second inning was better.

  53. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Waaay too many pitches for zimm, at this rate he will be gone in the 6th. Early opportunities against great pitchers like king felix tend to disappear later (see T. Hudson for example). Hoepfully we keep up the good contact.

  54. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    FH can be beaten, tonight. He’s not that good. Believe.

  55. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    If you go to MLB at-bat the Seager ball to Rendon is on video to review. You will see Asdrubal was almost there but would have been in better position to field that ball.

    • veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Either way, Dez sh oil da caught that toss.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

        Yes, if you go there, make the catch. LOL

  56. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Look at cocky Rendon now. Love it. He exudes confidence.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      He’s not a MVP candidate but he has to get MVP votes. Leads the Majors in Runs Scored and could still be a 20/20 guy if he starts to swipe some more bases.

  57. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Could others follow Rendon’s lead hit strikes hard and lay off balls.

  58. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Werthquake

  59. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Run Scored 97 for Rendon 😉

  60. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Told you!!!! Fernandez ain’t God.

    • stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      And Hernandez ain’t Fernandez.

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

        My auto correct did that. I fixed it.

      • veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

        Lol….. f***.

  61. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    YES JAYSON!!!!!! YES!!!!!!

    • scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM

      He watched that one a bit. Lol – love it

  62. stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Safeco playing like Citizens Bank.

  63. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    By the way if I was mariner fan I would be bitch in about the walk.

    Pitchers hurt the self often in tight games.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      How can you biatch about the best pitcher in the AL? Walks happen, sh-t happens.

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

        Doesn’t mean we have to kike them.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM

        Huh?

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM

        A typo auto correct didn’t correct. Doesn’t mean we have to like them.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM

        Oh sheesh. Thats a racial slur.

  64. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    LaRoche’s fielding hurts, and his contact has been poor again King (majority of majors is)

    • stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      Will TMo get to play some 1B in September?

  65. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Zim you have a second chance to hold a lead. Do it this time please.

  66. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Canon 160 hits now.

  67. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    werth puts on his big boy pants against the best pitchers.

  68. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Come ON Zimm!

  69. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Need the pitchers best friend here.

  70. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Good Lord Jordan…. You have the lead… Throw the damn heat….

  71. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Come on Zim

  72. natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    I just can’t take MNF squirming every time a Mariner does his job. Mariners have a hit and run on so Cano easily gets to 3rd. If Morales lines out, it’s a doubleplay.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM

      Correct. But pitch was high enough to drive out.

      But I still think we will win

  73. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Nice pitch

  74. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Nasty pitch to Seager….

  75. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Needed that.

  76. natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Nats get a call on the black! Nice pitch. Paint.

  77. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Painted by JZim!

    • scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      Great pitch. Let’s hope JZ continues to get stronger

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

        Wait till you see his chart on some of his pitches. Complete paint and the hit by Morales on the 0-2 in the 1st was down and in. Credit to the batter some times.

  78. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Way to come back JZim.

  79. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Turned a corner there. Zimm will build off that.

  80. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    I hope Jordan can get thru 7…

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      I meant 6*

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      I just want him to keep the lead. I’d rather go to a rested bullpen early.

  81. stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Score some more runs, pls.

  82. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    I am viewing this game as if it was game one of an NLDS. Best pitchers, high drama. We need these tests to steel ourselves for October.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      I agree. I think what you can to preserve the lead. If it means going to the bullpen earlier, you do it.

    • scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

      +1

  83. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Rendon’s and Werth’s HRs were hit to the same kid in CF.

  84. Doc - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Scratch the small ball idea.

    Just Nats’ dingers for this game!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      Think of the 2nd inning with leadoff hits by Desi and Bryce that if you didn’t have Ramos up and had a guy who could bunt you move them over for 3rd and 2nd and 1 out.

      That’s playing smart ball.

  85. stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    This is a great AB for Desi, regardless.

  86. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    10 pitch AB gy Desi. Are you kididng me????? HOME RUN!!!!

  87. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Desi

  88. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    LOL HERNANDEZ

  89. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Fantastic AB by Desi

  90. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Wow..DESI WITH A 10 pitch at bat and a HR!!!!!!! Yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!!!

  91. stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Way to run that out, Harp.

  92. natszee - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Wish word press had an ignore button.

  93. scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Tee off time!!! I wasn’t going to drink tonight…now I am.

  94. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    So, someone was talking about FHs amount of runs given up so far this season per outing…I think we just busted those stats.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      Just keep hitting.

  95. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Buffalo!

  96. stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Buffalo stampede.

  97. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Ding dong

  98. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    That HR by Ramos I thought was going Upper Deck.

  99. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    DO NOT LET UP… FOOT ON THROAT… MASSACRE THEM!!!!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      Thank you. Absolutely. Lay it on. He’s on the ropes. Knock him out.

      • scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:26 PM

        Plus I need pizza deal…have a zillion kids over tom, that would be sweet to get #nats50

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:28 PM

        Is it on Ledo Pizza

  100. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Let’s not get cocky.

  101. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    REVISION…I am looking at this game as BATTING practice.

  102. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Guy on MLB TB saying Felix isn’t healthy…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      Always excuses. Why give credit to the Nats, its Felix isn’t healthy.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM

        Right… I just shook my head… I will say from the live look ins, I get, Felix is throwing meatballs and earlier this week we said — here’s to the extra rest not doing him any good…

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM

        Look at the problems with Wainwright. Is trying to get these guys into the 8th inning tiring them down in late August?

        I lived the 60’s and now about guys going 240 innings in 4 man rotations but today’s pitcher is built differently.

  103. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Not cocky, just happy.

  104. stoatva - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    This lineup with RZim swinging…

  105. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Hernandez looks like he might exact some payback on someone. I didn’t like that look he gave after the Ramos HR. I hope he’s just pissed at himself.

  106. scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Omgoodness!!!

    Can u believe it?!!!

  107. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Per C & D, first time in Felix career that he’s given up 4 hrs in a game…. Here’s hoping to him giving more…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      I thought FP said he’d never given up more than 2.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      Keep hitting his fast ball. His sinker is staying up like Fister’s did the other day

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:31 PM

        His change up isn’t effective from what I am hearing and seeing as well….

  108. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    I can’t believe Endy Chavez is still playing.

  109. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    I hope Trent Jewett yanks Felix here in the 5th. Would love to get into their bullpen.

    • scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      Forget that. We are hitting him just fine bro!

  110. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    You can run on Felix, this is a good spot for Span to run and manufacture an extra run

  111. scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Desmond seems to be getting ready for post season style. He was excellent with 2 strikes…best I’ve seen him all year.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      Actually I had us winning 2-1. I didn’t we would hit him this well.

  112. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    I think I’m the only one that said we can beat this guy. Most everyone were posting stats about his record of not giving up more than 2 runs in so many outings. F that, he’s human.

  113. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Keep it moving.

  114. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Rendon goes Jayson Werth on that poke shot single! That’s impressive!

  115. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Werth’s OBP at .380 again. That is nuts.

  116. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    OK LaRoche time to do your thing.

  117. scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Come on Adam. His slumps frustrate me….

  118. veejh - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Bring on Kershaw. Can’t wait to bang his azz up.

  119. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    That was a ball, but JZimm has been getting the calls too.

  120. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    The thing is, we have 5 off Felix and it feels like we’ve let him off the hook. Twice we’ve had 2 on, no out and not scored.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      0 for 5 RISP.

      We have hit the long ball, but not the small ball once on second.

  121. manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    LaRoche our worse batter tonight. As a lefty you would think he could match the right handlers.

  122. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    First 2 guys on base again and the Nats don’t score on a pitcher on the ropes.

  123. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Is it just me or has Adam been struggling….

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      He seems to be topping balls and missing balls he can drive.

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM

        And not quite reaching the grounders he usually gets. The back is probably bothering him enough.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:47 PM

        His range is actually better than last year but his reflex plays have gone away. He is not playing well on defense except for the scoops at 1st base.

    • scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      0/13

  124. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Yikes, hell of an effort by coco crisp but may he hit the wall hard.. And fell even harder…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM

      I love me some Coco Crisp. That guy is full speed all the time.

  125. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    We were one hit from getting King out of the game. Please Zimm, don’t make us think back to that moment.

  126. David Proctor - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Come on Jordan.

  127. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    That’s a doubleplay ball by Cano if Nats learned something in positioning. Rendon needed to be 2 steps closer to 2nd base.

    • natinalsgo - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM

      I have seen Cano play enough to see his peppering that hole and how some teams do play him up the middle by the SS and the 3rd baseman over.

      What does Weidemaier do. I was told he knows his fastball speeds and moves according to that and its very scientific. BABIP is worse than last year I saw someone write.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:55 PM

        I don’t get it. I thought with Weid taking the position that the Nats would excel. It’s been the opposite. I just want to see Span playing deeper in road parks. I hate seeing XBHs flying over his head that he can catch by not playing in a Paul Blair defense.

      • natinalsgo - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

        Paul Blair. I remember him from my history books. 😉

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:02 AM

      Both exactly in the same spot just out of range.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:05 AM

        Have to adjust all the time. I don’t mind the 1st one but learn the 2nd time. Desi has to be 2 steps from 2nd base and Rendon playing in the 5.5

  128. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Need that pitcher’s best friend here by JZim.

  129. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Please….don’t squander sooooo much good tonight.

  130. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Yes

  131. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Great pitch by Jordan…

  132. scmargenau - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Whew. Great job Zim

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:56 PM

      He’s getting peppered and really made big pitches when he needed to.

  133. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    One more inning from Zimm?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      Short leash in my opinion. I would have my ‘pen going immediately and pull him if anyone gets on base with less than 2 outs.

  134. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    FP’s “sighs” as he mocks the Seattle crowd with two strikes when they don’t get the K are hysterical.

  135. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    I would not send Jordan out next inning….

    • natinalsgo - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:01 AM

      Good start to the inning. I agree with the short leash. Is anyone warming in the bullpen.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM

        That looked like his best inning of the night….

  136. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Sigh…

  137. mdmcommish - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    As much I have enjoyed Cabrera, a hot R Zim in that lineup is a serious upgrade, can’t wait, I’ll live with the drama at 3rd base.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      No matter how it works out, a healthy and productive Ryan Zimmerman pushes Asdrubal to the bench which immediately makes the bench better and Espinosa can sit at home and watch the postseason.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM

      He hit the ball hard twice right at Taylor. Their scout put him in the right spot.

  138. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Didn’t need a short leash. That was his easiest inning of the game.

  139. David Proctor - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Who had JZ going 6 strong after that first inning? That’s what makes you love him.

  140. NatsLady - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    “…the plan is Ryu on Sunday against the Padres, then Roberto Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, against the Nationals. Mattingly cited matchup numbers as playing a factor in his decision to start Ryu Sunday.”

    –Ryu will come off the DL but we will miss him.

  141. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    I’d send hm out there for the 7th until he puts a runner on, or gets up to 115. We need this, he’s our horse and now he is their heads.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:08 AM

      You gain nothing because if he puts a runner on then you have to bring in a reliever and you want your reliever to have a clean inning.

      A gift he lasted thru the 6th with 3 high stress innings.

  142. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    It would be greedy to send JZim out for the 7th but looks like they are going to do it. Where’s the Not Like button. You have Storen, CLip and Sori for a reason.

  143. NatsLady - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    So far Schierholtz has “hit balls hard.” Hasn’t shown much except that he can rest Werth’s legs in AL parks.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      Yes, he’s hitting them hard but the hits to CF aren’t hard enough.

  144. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Not sure about this Schierholtz guy…

  145. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    I would not send Jordan out next inning…

  146. NatsLady - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Cano is such a smooth fielder. He never looks like he’s in a hurry.

  147. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    I’m all in on Zimm hanging in there for the 7th.

  148. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Have a night, Mr Rendon…

  149. David Proctor - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Rendon: “Why do they guy this guy a king?”

    • natinalsgo - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM

      Because he’s a guy?

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:14 AM

      Guy this guy?

  150. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Hold your breath, here we go. ADD ON.

  151. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Tony 2-Bags batting over .280 again.

    • natinalsgo - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM

      33rd double of the season.

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM

      That’s tony 4 bags to you man!

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:15 AM

        18 taters is very good. He has a legit shot at 20/20/40 with the rare combo of power and speed.

  152. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Come on Jayson…

  153. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Have a night Tony!

    Triple shy of the cycle

    • natinalsgo - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:13 AM

      Just unreal.

  154. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    My goodness Drew…. My goodness…. Just filthy….

  155. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    I know Syracuse has their own playoffs coming up but I hope Rizzo gets Treinen and Barrett in Nats uniforms on Sept 1st.

  156. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Thorton up

  157. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    In the words of KC and the sunshine Band. “that’s the way (uhh hun uhh hun ) I like it (uhh hun uhh hun).

    Also Zim gets an A for easily out pitching his opponent.

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:20 AM

      Uhh hun? Lol

      Now I can’t that song out of my head

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Last starter to out pitch his counterpart was Zim against Timmy last Saturday.

      Remember Gio only equaled Colbert Hamels

  158. David Proctor - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Cano leads off the 8th so he can’t hurt us too much, which is nice.

  159. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Thornton for Cano in the 8th, should be interesting.

  160. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    JZim pitched really good tonight. He didn’t get flustered. He kept at it. He was BABIP’d and kept going. What an outing in out-pitching King Cy Felix.

  161. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Jordan battled and did a helluva job after that 30+ pitch first inning… Good job, Jordan….

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

      I gave him an A

  162. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Wow. Ian’s power zone is surprisingly small for a guy with 22 hrs

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

      Lev him going the other way though…much better.

  163. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    There’s another ball topped by ALR.

  164. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Adam is a mess.

  165. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    What was that Adam!!!!

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      He literally swung after pitch was caught.

  166. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    When we play Kershaw please give LaRoche the night off.

  167. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Unh… Adam is hurting me in his attempts at the plate…

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      I definitely didnt miss it…. *snickers*

      Gotta tell me what happens tonight becuz I’m not in DC…

  168. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    I really liked the idea of Thornton starting the 8th and then going to Clip. I guess not.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

      My thoughts exactly.

      Morales is a switch hitter, whose power is left handed

  169. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Is Thorton going to pitch to Cano

  170. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Ghost…agree completely.

  171. Doc - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Seems like a lot of former Nat lefty relievers doing well somewhere else—Beimel, Gorzo, Duke, Abad.

    Any others?

    • NatsLady - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:40 AM

      Burnett went to the Angels, but he didn’t pitch much, elbow.

  172. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    I thought Desi was gonna get a walk right there…

  173. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Huge add-on run Bryce!

  174. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Oh boy!

  175. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    And there is Harper checking in for the night….

    I FRICKIN LOVE IT!!!!!!

  176. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    3 hits for Bryce

  177. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Woot! U go 34

  178. Drew - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    That’s Harper’s 50th career homer, a rare achievement for players in their year 21 season.

    705 from Henry Aaron.

  179. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    One more tater for pizza

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      How many runs do you need for the ‘zah?

  180. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Wilson Ramos buffalo’d that ball. CRUSHED!!!!!!

  181. Drew - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Vamos Ramos!

  182. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Ramos my man. My fantasy team now ahead in homers for the week.

  183. David Proctor - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    This is nuts.

  184. TimDz - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Holy crap…..

  185. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Damn, I am sooooo glad I stayed up for this sucker!

  186. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Ok… So now y’all can save some for tomorrow…. Whoop, whoop!!!!!

  187. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Summoner!!!!!

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM

      #nats50.

      Woot

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:33 AM

        Another great day. Nuggets for lunch pizza for dinner. Thank you boys

      • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:35 AM

        And a defibrillator for desert!

  188. TimDz - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    And…..
    The “King” got crowned tonight…..

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      King Zim

  189. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    I would love to fuss for 0 for 6 RISP. But I hope that fuss ends up total not a deal.

  190. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    2 dingers on Joe BOMB-mel

  191. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Blevins for the 8th?

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:34 AM

      Nooooooooooooooooooooo!! Take it back! Knock on wood

  192. nats128 - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    I just woke up. Did I miss anything

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:37 AM

      Not much

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      You didn’t miss a thing. Hope your DVR was set.

  193. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    The Ghost was very wrong about this game. I thought the Nats would be playing smart ball. If we were told the Nats would have 2 innings where they got the first 2 men on and stranded both we would have figured it was an ugly night. Instead, Nats play longball like I’ve never seen.

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:40 AM

      7 hr would be a record

  194. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Surprised Clippard went out….

  195. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Can thornton go in the 9th?

  196. David Proctor - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Ace of MLB Stats ‏@AceballStats 16s
    #Nationals Bryce Harper joins Mel Ott, Eddie Matthews, & Ken Griffey Jr. as only left-handed batters with at least 50 HR before turning 22.

    • NatsLady - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:42 AM

      But… but… he’s been such a disappointment. That can’t be right.

      • David Proctor - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:43 AM

        He just passed Ted Williams. But Williams was a bum anyway so it’s meaningless, right?

  197. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Thorton was up before let him pitch the 9th or does Soriano need work?

  198. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    San Fran up 13-2 on the Brewers.

  199. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Beating a good pitcher, at home= big confidence builder

  200. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Span hasn’t scored a run tonight. Here’s his chance.

  201. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Reqlly, we have to experience the zombie tonight. Hope he throws strike one.

  202. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Not a fan of Rodney. The crooked cap thing is just ridiculous. I like the bow and arrow but like respect for the game.

  203. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Come on triple!

  204. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Congrats anthony

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:48 AM

      On base 5 times. Wow

  205. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    I thought Rodney was still with TB…. Shows how I pay attention to other teams… Lol.

  206. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    MLB hasn’t shown too many highlights… I bet if Felix was mowing us down, they would be raving about him…

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:51 AM

      Harold and plecak have been cheering all night, am singer saying nothing.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:54 AM

        They’ve talked about the giants/brewers blow out all night…

  207. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Rendon 4-4 with a walk. Batting .282

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      Could easily be 300+ with some babip luck and less web gems against (WGA)

  208. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    If Elias is pitching tomorrow give ALR tomorrow off.

  209. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Rodney will go over 20 pitches. I hope they spend him fully tonight. Trent Jewett not managing a good game.

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:53 AM

      Hoping the same.

    • natinalsgo - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:54 AM

      26 pitches for him. That’s just stupid.

  210. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Denard scores a run!

  211. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    I though ALR was going to get it

  212. NatsLady - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    When do we start the “Rendon M-V-P” chant?

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:56 AM

      I’m doing it now. Hope I didn’t wake the kids.

  213. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    So much for the Mariners great bullpen.

  214. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Can’t wait to see ray vs FP rd 2

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:58 AM

      Ray hates losing. FP just wants to be nice to everyone.

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:59 AM

        I like Ray.

      • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:59 AM

        No. FP was being a jerk…he always does pushes buttons with post game crew.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 8:58 AM

        Did you notice how Ray made special mention of complimenting FP in the postgame.

  215. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    I’m too lazy to look it up but I think Sori got his start in Seattle.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      Thanks for confirming that Carp.

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:00 AM

        No saves at that time. Just like tonight a mop up, or big lost.

  216. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Glad to see Soriano going over to cover first.

  217. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Tonight’s wasn’t the first back to back homers was it?

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:03 AM

      It was

      • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:12 AM

        Thx guys.

    • rayvil01 - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      Yes it was.

  218. rayvil01 - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Soriano looks better with rest.

    • scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      U sir. Bite your tounge! :/

    • rayvil01 - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      On further review… LOL

  219. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    I guess 1-2-3 was too much to hope for.

  220. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    A’s should have never traded away Cespedes….

    Good thing we got insurance runs… :-)

  221. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Being the radical I am, I got 5 hits out of this game tonight for my fantesy team, Ramos, Cano, and Taylor. Then the SF from ALR

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      Also Zim will get a win for me, but Soriano hunting my ERA and Whip

  222. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    And the sori era rises….

  223. David Proctor - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    lol at Soriano giving up a run to Endy Chavez.

    Think about the run differential, Sori!

  224. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Come on Sori… Get this last out….

  225. mdmcommish - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    This sucks. Why does he put us through it?

  226. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    So much for the Nats can’t beat good pitchers….

  227. manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Soriano got the run out of his system.

  228. scmargenau - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Woohoo

    Fun game. Nite all! Cya tom

  229. Mrsb loves the Nats - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Awesome game… Awesome company… It’s been a pleasure, peeps… Looking forward to seeing another victory (fingers crossed) tomorrow…

    Have a good night!

  230. rayvil01 - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Good win. Harp 3 for 4. Great sign.

  231. TimDz - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Stupid me….six homers on the Vegas line and I took the under…

    • manassasnatsfan - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      I was just as stupid I took the over. Both of us loss.

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