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Game 13: Nats at Marlins

Apr 14, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

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After getting swept by the Braves in Atlanta, the Nationals now move on to Miami for a three-game series with the reeling Marlins. The Marlins began the season 5-1, but have since lost seven consecutive games, including a sweep at Nationals Park last week.

Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, 8.10) pitched one of those games and had the shortest start of his MLB career. On April 9 he was yanked in the second inning after coughing up five earned runs on seven hits and two walks. Today he will look to bounce back from that forgettable performance.

Pitching for the Marlins is left-hander Brad Hand (0-0, 3.24), a four-year MLB veteran. Hand is making his second start of the season after appearing twice out of the bullpen to begin the year. He has a troubled history against the Nats with 15 earned runs in 17 2/3 innings. He has six appearances vs. the Nats on his résumé, two of them starts. He was Zimmermann’s counterpart on April 9 and gave up three earned runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Adam LaRoche is out of the Nationals lineup for the first time this season, and Nate McLouth is off as well. McLouth missed last night’s game with a sore left knee. LaRoche is likely out because the Nats are facing a lefty.

Enjoy the game…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at MIAMI MARLINS
Where:
 Marlins Park
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees, Wind 10 mph

NATIONALS
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Kevin Frandsen
RF Jayson Werth
CF Bryce Harper
SS Ian Desmond
1B Tyler Moore
2B Danny Espinosa
C Sandy Leon
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

MARLINS
TBD
LHP Brad Hand

UMPIRES
TBD

360 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. masterfishkeeper - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    I’d be happier with Souza in left, and maybe Frandsen at first. But I guess MW needs to decide about Tyler Moore. Let’s hope he does well tonight.

    MW is also playing Leon quite a bit, which I guess is good. Don’t want to overuse Lobaton.

  2. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    I would rather see Souza Jr in the OF… But I hope that TyMo has a great game…

    Lets fry some fish tonight!

    Go Nats!

  3. David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Washington Nationals ‏@Nationals 3m
    #Nats RHP @dougfister58 felt good after his 50-pitch bullpen today. He said it was “another step in the right direction.”

  4. knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Mark not in Miami for this series with the Marlins?

    • Sec 3 My Sofa - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      They’re sitting Mark against the lefty.

      • NatsNut - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:09 PM

        This made me laugh!

  5. Eric - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Gah. I’m already traumatized by this season…I’m nervous that LaRoche is sitting, especially since he went 1 -2 against Hand in DC.

    • nattyboh1 - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      Doubt that it’s any more than a day off – it said he hasn’t had one yet and we’re in the middle of a long stretch of games with no rest day. Makes sense to rest him against the lefty.

      • masterfishkeeper - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:46 PM

        Especially with the Cardinals up next. I don’t think they have any lefthanded starters (or many lefthanders at all, for that matter).

      • Sec 3 My Sofa - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:42 PM

        Who, Mark or LaRoche?

  6. sjm308 - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Eric: he is not in his 20’s any more and I like him getting some rest, especially against a lefty even though he did hit well last time. He will also be available to pinch-hit and can come in as a defensive replacement when we have that 3 run lead late in the game.

    I agree with you that even though we have the same record as the Cards, it seems like our 7-5 is not the same.

    I will say that if the playoffs started tomorrow, we would be in the Wild Card Game (ha, ha).

    Just want to see us slowly but surely follow Mr. Wonks formula for success. Win each series for the next month and then see where we are.

    Go Nats!!

    • Eric - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      True re: age and rest. I’m just skittish at this point is all.

      • Eric - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:10 PM

        Basically, do you go with Occam’s Razor or Murphy’s Law at this point? ;)

  7. Eugene in Oregon - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Four of the eight opening day position players missing, three with injuries.

  8. Doc - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    ALR K’d, what 5 straight times, between the 2nd game and the 3rd game.

    Time to try a RH bat at 1B, particularly when the pitcher is LH.

    Go get ’em TyMo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Eric - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

      Fair enough, Doc, even with the homer at the end yesterday.

    • David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

      TyMo has worse numbers against lefties than righties.

      • David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        And neither are any good.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:05 PM

        So did Jayson Werth in 2011 against LHPs. TyMo just needs to hit.

  9. natsfan1a - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Ya know, I’m not much for seafood, but I sure could go for a fish fry tonight. I’m just saying…

  10. natsjackinfl - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    It’s put up or move on time for Tyler Moore. Here’s hoping he can put the barrel on the ball instead of the swing and misses that I’ve seen all Spring.

    • knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      +1…….Moore is running out of time to show what he can do in the big leagues.

  11. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Just win the game and all will be well.

  12. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    They are showing the Nats McLouth replay again on MLB Network on what they called a bad call.

  13. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    MLB network showed McLauth play and say that MLB has to fixed the problem.

    Also don’t kike the catch change and transfer of the play needs to go back to the rules of the last 125 years

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:10 PM

      Also transfer rules needs to go back to the rule of the past 125 years.

      Why did they come up with new interpretation?

      • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM

        They will change it except for it will have to wait for the offseason.

    • deftndumb - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      Whoa! On Passover? Watch your language.

      • Eric - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:32 PM

        Ha! I saw that, too, but fortunately the intent was pretty clear.

      • deftndumb - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:36 PM

        We kid because we love.

  14. Natsfool - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    It would be nice to sweep, but given the embarrassment this weekend, I don’t expect anything. This team’s MO is to fold here. The only solution is to sweep the Braves. Ever since Game 5, we have looked for ways to lose. I don’t expect different, but I’ll hope.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      Sounds like your glass is 1/2 empty. 7-5 record. 150 games left to play.

      I hope the Nats video crew game films for these players to analyze there own mistakes. It cant continue and Im confident they will fix it.

      Glass 1/2 full. By May 15th the Nats will have all players back.

      • deftndumb - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:32 PM

        Natsfool has apparently been cranky since the Stras shutdown.

      • deftndumb - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

        Nothing October baseball won’t cure.

      • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:13 PM

        True to that. When people are all ready jumping off they are just bandwagon fans and showing what they are.

        True fans are in it for the long haul. We may get frustrated and disagree at times which is fine however when you throw the team under the bus, thats not good.

  15. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Treinen kid gives a good interview.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      You heard him say where the Nationals really got him to where he is. The A’s gave up on him. This isnt some Henry Rodriguez saga. You have to like the corner Rizzo has turned from those days of what what.

      • NatsLady - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:04 PM

        Reminds me of Nathan Karns who sad the same. Also, Ross Ohlendorf, who checked out several teams before signing with the Nats.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

        NL, agreed, it’s a real turning point from pre-2011 before nobody wanted to voluntarily sign with the Nats and I will always dislike Aaron Crow for doing what he did.

        Now the Nats are developing players for their own system and for trades.

  16. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    From Angel Hernanez to Joe West. How are these guys still employees?

  17. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Frandsen robbed on the 2nd play of the game. That Hechevarria!

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      Just a good play… Grrr lol

      • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM

        Yes Mrsb. A fine play and now we see that Frandsen would have scored on Werth’s bomb.

      • scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

        I really like Frandsen. solid addition.

  18. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Homer anywhere else

  19. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Top of the wall isn’t a HR?

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      If Marlins hit, maybe.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Only if it bounces over the wall. That hit the padding and bounced back into play. Correct call.

  20. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    No review needed

  21. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    How does that take that long.

  22. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Come on Bryce… Bring him home…

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

      He listened to you. 1-2 pitch.

  23. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Triple

  24. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Nice going Mr Harper…. Nice going…

    Oh goodness, we can’t deal with another injury…

  25. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Come on Ian.

    Harper pulled up. Not sure I liked that.

  26. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Swing the damn bat when it is a strike with 2 outs and 2 strikes.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

      I know you believe all these guys should be batting 1.000 That was a painted pitch on the corner. Should the Marlins fans yell about Yelich strkikng out?

  27. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Nice to see Bryce go clutch. All the haters (none here) that were bashing him on social media can kiss his assets.

  28. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Any official word on Lobaton?

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      Night off

  29. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Tack on some more

  30. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Look at that pitch that Giancarlo went up to get. That was 94 high heat and GMS went up and barreled it. My problem with that is he can easily hit that out. He loves them high. Get them up higher and more outside. 2 outs, walk him. Don’t let that man beat you. It’s the problem I had pitching like the Nats did to Justin Upton.

  31. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Lets see TyMo do something.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      You did something!

  32. dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    TMO!!!!

  33. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    That’s why u start tymo!!

  34. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    TMoore!!! Whodathunk????

  35. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Well, I’ll be danged….

    You go Mr. Tyler Moore…. You go!

  36. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    That crazy opp side power

  37. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    TyMo

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      Who said he couldnt hit lefties? Looks like he can!

  38. dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    ESPO!!!

  39. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Another double

  40. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Espi. That is nice! Ghost, you like that swing?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

      That was textbook contact swing. What is there not to like about that.

  41. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Who are these guys? :-)

  42. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Gotta love what Espi has done so far this season. I hope this isnt a mirage.

  43. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Leon go

  44. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Another hit with RISP!

  45. dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    LEO!!!
    Harpo, gummo next

    • dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      Jordo

  46. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Safety squeeze?

  47. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Technically I don’t think that’s a Sac Bunt since both runners didn’t move up. Anyone know for sure?

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      I think that is an official scorers call. Looks like the intent was to Sac

  48. Joe Seamhead - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Throw Tyler Moore a fastball? Tyler has shown he can crush fastballs. Happy for him.

  49. dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    RENDO

  50. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Rendon, my boy!

  51. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Rendon is just amazing. Love him

  52. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I love me some Rendon. 2 RBIs!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      That’s exactly how you do it. You see all of his pitches and sit on your pitch and that I believe was a lousy curveball.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM

      My brother and I had this huge debate on why Rendon is a good lead off (my take) vs why he isn’t a good lead off (his take)…

      My brother (Nats fan) promptly shut up… Lol….

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:52 PM

        I have said for a while Rendon should leadoff against lefties. I like him as my #2 against SOME righties but I think stacking lefties with Span to Harper really puts pressure on the other team early and often.

    • ehay2k - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      Posting late, but if you review that Rendon AB, his very coyly peeks over to LF before his hit.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

        I didn’t notice that ehay2k. Interesting and thanks for pointing that out.

  53. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I need a laugher after this weekend…. Good job Nats… Good job!!!

  54. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Team leader in RBI Rendon 11

  55. dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    We look like the braves again

  56. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Marlins sure are curing the blues.

    • scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      Ha! Blue marlin!

  57. scnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Sweet to watch a game and not be screaming at the TV after 1

  58. dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Brad’s gonna have to Hand it to him soon

  59. ArVAFan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Did I miss another run? I had to go feed the cat . . . some more fish.

  60. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Foot on the neck. Keep pushing! This kid is on the ropes. No mercy. Sorry for being ruthless but I want to see 10 runs here by our Nats.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      TimDZ, that was close. Werth’s ball almost found grass.

  61. TimDz - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Need to just step down on their throats here….

  62. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Whew…. That was almost dangerous..

  63. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Still a solid inning.

  64. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Nice play by Frandsen

  65. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Come on Zim, the Marlins are terrible. Why can’t you get them out? Stanton I understand. The others I don’t get.

    Espi bailed you out.

  66. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Hellz yeah! Nice DP.

  67. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Hellz yeah! Nice DP.

  68. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    I complimented Frandsen’s LF ability and I think it was Joe who laughed at my comment. Sorry, this kid does everything you would want from a backup LF. His arm isn’t a gun but his accuracy is excellent and his range so far has been excellent.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      FP Santangelo sure likes Frandsen in LF

    • dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      +++

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM

        Joe promised me an explanation on why I was wrong. Look, he’s not Gold Glove LF but have you seen Hairston in LF with no range and questionable reads and an arm that would make Nyjer and Juan Pierre cringe.

  69. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Now is when you steal. Just saying.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      Hand thinking along with you. 2 throw overs.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

        He threw over again and that is what you try to do is cause some havoc if you aren’t going to steal. Way to go Desi, I give you an assist.

  70. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Espi have a day! Going for a cycle but please swing compact PLEASE. I don’t want a long swing.

  71. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Time to get an Espi jersey? LoL

  72. David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    With JZimm up next, sending Danny on contact is the right play there.

  73. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Danny’s swing is nice and compact…

    Good going Nats…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      Last Nats cycle I believe was Cristian Guzman. If Danny hits his HR I just hope he doesn’t change his swing. He is in a groove. Go for the single and if you get that then maybe swing a little longer. Just a little.

  74. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Hey MnF.l.l what’s our RISP so far?

  75. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    What a play by TyMo. That was athletic.

  76. pdowdy83 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Tyler is looking pretty good with the glove tonight too.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      I was hard on LaRoche last year. He has improved in the field to the line this year. Last year he had 1 step and the balls were by him.

      TyMo is showing he has glove also.

  77. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    TyMo with 2 nice plays.

  78. Joe Seamhead - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Nice inning by Moore.

  79. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Glad Desi didnt try to throw that one…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      Exactly. Smart ball. Glad that is back.

  80. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    More runs, please…

  81. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    If Slowey makes a mistake I expect something loud from Bryce.

  82. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Way to go Bryce…

    Glad to see he’s running comfortably…

  83. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Sorry Kolko, I humbly disagree with most of that except the last comment “smart and aggressive”.

    Yes, smart and aggressive not “smart OR aggressive”

  84. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Espinosa’s OBP skyrocketing tonight with 2 hits and that HBP!

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:42 PM

      Wish he would have attempted to get out the way… But I understand, get on base by any means necessary….

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:44 PM

        Salty was set up quickly and might have blocked it. TyMo didn’t do his job with 1 out and man on 3rd.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:46 PM

        Agreed… Shorten the swing TyMo… Just make contact… With more PT, he may get it…

  85. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    What the hell Leon?!?!?

  86. dcwx61 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    not losing much in the offense with injuries so far except for Lobiton/Leon for Ramos.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      You are right if Espi can keep it up. Ramos will be back in 2 1/2 weeks.

  87. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Joe West has no right to call that check swing. Glad it worked for the Nats but that’s the joke Joe West is.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Think he is giving Jordan the calls since he’s been so good tonight.. Not saying it’s right, but we’ve seen this happy time and time again with different umps…

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:53 PM

        Deservedly so but Joe does that a plenty and very happy the Nats caught a slight break.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        Clearly, I meant happen… Lol…

        Make up call for screwing us over last inning… Ugh… But with our horrible play… *sigh*

  88. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Dietrick 1st pitch ambush swing and hits a can of corn to RF. Thanks Marlins.

  89. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    And with that.. Everyone has registered a hit tonight….

    Whoop, whoop…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      That’s an accomplishment considering its tought to do and its only the 6th inning.

  90. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Darn Barfs just took the lead in PhoolieLand.

  91. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Finally got that beast

  92. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Jordan Z goes 3-0 on Stanton and comes back to K him with some nasty stuff. Unfortunately he made a mistake to Jones.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      Hit his spot and the mistake could have been on what Leon called.

    • scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      Not a mistake. High and inside- which is where his alleged hole

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

        Not according to his hit chart. Power looks like it reaches that area. Out and up and he has no power. He threw it where his catcher was set up.

  93. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Just a solo shot. No biggie.

    • Sec 3 My Sofa - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      Wow, that could have hurt somebody, if there were anybody there.

      • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

        LOL

  94. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    That was a good pitch. Tip your hat to the batter

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      No doubt. Up and in…he just got out in front.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

        That is on the top of Jones hot zone. A mistake on setup not on JZim.

  95. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Generous call. Ill take it.

  96. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Nasty pitch…..

  97. NatsLady - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    The Fillies are a frail read. Couldn’t hold the 1-0 lead. Don’t get why they are leaving Hernandez in at 112 pitches and counting.

    BRYCE again.

  98. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Need moar runs. If we give up a 4 run lead, expect a full tailspin by this team w Fernandez up to close out this series.

    • Sec 3 My Sofa - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM

      W.

  99. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Harper is a clown on the bases.

    • Sec 3 My Sofa - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      WhaEfa

  100. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Scott and anyone else wondering on Leon’s pitch selection:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/h_profile.php?player=434540&gFilt=&pFilt=FA&time=month&minmax=ci&var=count&s_type=2&startDate=03/30/2007&endDate=04/14/2014&balls=-1&strikes=-1&b_hand=R

    It’s not a Red Zone in and up but certainly not a dead zone like up and out.

    • scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      FP made that comment

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

        OK, good glad FP said it. That happens often that a guy back in the order that they forget his hot zones. The guy still has to hit it.

  101. Drew - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    740 doubles from Tris Speaker.

  102. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Another hit w/ RISP!

  103. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Good job Tyler… Did his job….

    Thought Bryce just fell… Didnt think it was a base running blunder…

  104. knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Tyler Moore!

  105. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    TMoore stepping up tonight on both sides of the ball.

  106. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Nice offspeed hit. Who said he can’t hit those? Seam?

  107. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    I don’t mind that Danny. Keep it compact!

  108. NatsLady - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Told ya Leon could hit.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

      He did it all Winter but like I said to a hater, he’s a 3rd catcher, who cares if he can hit if he can call a game.

  109. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Who would have thunk Leon would have the 1st catchers HR of the year!

  110. Danny - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Leon should have whipped that out last series lol.

  111. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Bout time Leon. COngrats on your 1st big league HR…in that huge park, to boot.

  112. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Say WHAT!?!?!?

    Wow… Congrats Mr Leon… Congrats…

  113. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    I feel better. Thought that game was gonna slip away for some reason.

  114. Drew - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    8-2 Brute?

    • NatsLady - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      Nope. 9-2

  115. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Lol. Bring on the braves!!!

  116. texnat1 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    That was some at bat from JZimm!

  117. knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Can the Nats put a courtesy runner in for JZimm?

  118. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Cycle inning

  119. smatt1001 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    And now Zimmermann is 2 for 3. Let’s keep this going.

  120. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    This.
    Is.
    Fun.

    Jordan winning his battle… A Rendon bringing him home…

    What a night….

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Im so happy I saw none of this past weekends games.

  121. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Good JZim can rest for a few minutes.

  122. paul brandt - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    feels like we are watching the Braves vs. the Nats!

  123. knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Double switch for Miami? Good, give JZIMM more time to rest after running the bases.

    • knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Ghost, I owe you a drink.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

        Good minds. BTW, I think you owe me an email ;) Knoxville has tremendous insight on the game. I’ve learned quite a bit from him.

  124. ehay2k - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Happy JZ is hitting well, but I like my pitchers on the mound, not the basepaths.

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      I doubt one time round the bags is gonna mess with JZimm. Itll keep him pumped for next inning.

      • ehay2k - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:30 PM

        See Wang, Chien Ming.

  125. Danny - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Tony the Tiger

  126. scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Rendon is our best hitter. MW pretty much said it. He hits all directions, all pitches and has such fast hands. I bet his barrel contact ratio leads majors.

  127. Eric - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Well now… *This* is fun!

  128. ehay2k - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Arquimedes seems to improve the Nats pythagorean.

  129. Danny - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    It’s probably nothing, but if Bryce is hurt I quit life.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      Think it’s just cramping… But yeah, I get the sentiment…

  130. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    I see Rendon as a league leader for BA and XBH in a year or so. Such a good eye.

  131. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Matty is smart getting Bryce out. Needs to get Desi out also. Put Espi at SS and Walters at 2nd.

  132. breakbad1 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    When FP says Bryce is out due to a cramp, I conclude Bryce is out due to a hamstring.

    • David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      It’s a 9-2 game. If it were a hammy, I think he’d have come out earlier.

  133. ehay2k - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Bryce looks a little nicked up. Good idea to to rest him, plus Souza gets an AB or three.

  134. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    How in the hell did a fan get hit when there are basically none there?

  135. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Man… Hope the fan gets a signed bat or something…

    MW can rest a few other guys too…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      Yes, I said above time to get Walters in at 2nd and move Espi to SS

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:34 PM

        Sorry… I owe you a drink…
        :)

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

        You don’t. Just saying I agree with you. What’s the point of batting Desi here? Rest him for 2 innings.

  136. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Thanks JZimm… Saving the BP…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      MrsB, my boxscore shows Frandsen in a 0-fer

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

        Didnt he get a single in the 3rd… Or did he walk?

        I had to take Bryce out for a bathroom break and missed a few of his at bats…

  137. Attitude of natititude - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Just can’t figure this Nats team but loving this game. Positives have to be Espi looking like the real deal and potential starting 2b next year, JZim returning to vintage form and tying club win record, Harp lashing the ball, and the new Goon Squad earning more than their keep. Still missing RZim and Ramos, but Fister news is good. Go nats! Fish fri (tm Zatarain’s) tonight at the ugliest park in the majors!

    • Attitude of natititude - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      What’s up with Harp? Hope he didn’t turn an ankle

      • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

        Maybe on the play between 2nd and 3rd where he kinda gotcaught?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      I am a tough Espi critic and he is sticking with the plan which is a welcomed sign. The big deal of tonight is JZim going 7 strong and and resting the Bullpen.

  138. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    This stinks. MW might have to get the bullpen going in a hurry.

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      7 run lead. Chill.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:49 PM

      Uh oh. Good thing he got Stanton. About time McCatty got his butt off the bench. This kid probably knows Stanton and nobody else on this team. They dont know him either which means upper hand to Treinen. Act like it young man. Throw quality strikes.

  139. Eric - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Anyone know if Harp is OK? Hope it wasn’t the knee that brought him up short on that triple…

  140. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Nice sequence to Stanton..

  141. ehay2k - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Anyone else think Leon has dramatically improved both his game calling and his pitch framing?

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

      Framing is excellent.

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

      Jinx

  142. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Been watching on my tablet as wife is watching Tge Voice.

    RISP for us 4 for 14.

    Now Fish 1 for 5

  143. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Come on kid….

  144. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Nasty pitch.

  145. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Treinen will be next years Barrett.

  146. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Beautiful sequence to Stanton and to Dobbs…

    Way to get out the inning kid…

    Nice glove by TyMo…

  147. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Treinan gets in and out of trouble.

    Come on Phillies.

  148. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    I knew Treinen had it the whole time. LOL

  149. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Tyler Moore with flawless defense and big bat.

  150. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Bench boys coming up huge.

  151. knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    NatsJack and I both were saying before the game that Moore needed to show that he belongs in the big leagues. Boy has he done that tonight.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Does it stop the RZimm to 1B?

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        The RZimm to 1b discussion?*

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

        Nope which is why TyMo was set to play LF in AAA and take Hairston’s spot at some point.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

        I keep forgetting Hairston is on the team…

        *slaps forehead*

      • knoxvillenat - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

        I don’t think so but every time Moore has a good game in the show it does increase his trade value

  152. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Braves with back to back to back HRs.

  153. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Ive beenout of touch w baseball since last Thursday. We really sent Barrett down? Reason?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM

      Just needed a fresh arm and he had options.

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Overused bullpen. Planning to bring him back. Just needed an unused arm because terrible starting.

      • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

        Thanks guys

  154. stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Three solo HRs for the Braves in the top of the eighth. Phew.

    Nice day with the glove for Mr TMo, too.

  155. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    RISP 4 for 17. But still 9 runs

  156. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Just keep winning.

  157. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    The tailing fastball by Treinen is impressive. Justneeds to work on location. Location, location.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

      That’s a vapor trail. Love it low in the zone.

  158. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Not bad kid. Good win.

  159. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    The last K took Joe West forever to call.

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      Joe loves to dramatize himself.

  160. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Dave and Charlie wondered if Bryce was pulled with big lead after funny running style

  161. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    This was a much needed win. Everyone contributed.

  162. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Great win… Let’s keep this up, shall we!?!?

    Everyone feels better when the Nats win…

  163. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Tying run at the plate for the Phils. Bases loaded.

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      And nobody out.

  164. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Turn on the Phoolies game! Bases loaded and no outs!

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      Can they both lose, somehow? That would be sweet.

      Uff. Howard K’s looking.

      • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:21 PM

        Lets hope they beat each other up

  165. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Avilan n3eds a good shelling.

  166. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Wooooooooo!!!!! Go Phils!

  167. stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Love to see Marlon Byrd hit one of those cheap CBP HRs.

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM

      Two run single.

  168. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Marlon Byrd makes it 5-3

  169. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Yesssssssss!!!!!! Ahahahahahhahahahaaaa. F the Braves!!!!

  170. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Comic brown yes put it on the board

  171. nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Phoolies take the lead OMG

  172. stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    WOOT!

  173. David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Dan Kolko ‏@masnKolko 30s
    Quad tightness for Harper. Not viewed as serious.

    Sounds like FP’s cramping diagnosis was correct.

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      Good news, I guess.

  174. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Their pen needed a good roughing up.

  175. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Dominic brown yes

    Oh no palpibon will come in

  176. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    They just said no palpibon

  177. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Wow, Phools with a 5 run comeback! Dominic Brown with a lefty on lefty HR on Avilan!

  178. nickr26 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Brown with a homer to take the lead after a great read on a low pitch by utley to advance to 3rd thanks Avilan woohoo

  179. sjm308 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    How many of you think that Rendon will be tough to replace at 3rd?

    I just love his arm strength or maybe I am just so used to holding my breath on anything hit to 3rd. With Rendon I don’t feel that way and I am wondering what Matt will do when Ryan comes back.

    If they keep playing like this, its a great problem to deal with

    Go Nats!!

    • David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      Well they’re not going to take Ryan’s bat out of the lineup and Rendon will cool down at least some.

      • scmargenau - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

        We need both

  180. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Braves with a wild pitch that Utley beats to 3rd. Uggla with another error. Why can’t they do that more with the Nats.

  181. nickr26 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    I actually feel bad for Santana though he pitched great and then avilan came in and forgot that you need more runs then the your opponents to win

  182. David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    James Wagner ‏@JamesWagnerWP 1m
    Bryce Harper left game with tight quad that had been bugging him for a few days and flared up when he slipped. Expected in lineup tomorrow.

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      Get it healed a day off if needed do not get it seriously hurt.

  183. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Come on hold them

  184. stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Diekman. Sheesh.

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:29 PM

      Or Paps? Pick your poison

  185. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    This Phoolies game will give us all heartburn. Walks the leadoff man.

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:29 PM

      Maloox please. Its April and I am addicted already.

  186. stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Brain fort by Utley. First and second, no out.

    • nats128 - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      Looks like a play we saw all weekend.

      • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:33 PM

        Normally nothing would make me happier than to see Chase screw up like that.

  187. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Then a grounder to second and the throw is late. Easy out at first ignored.

  188. Danny - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Braves are going to come back. SHOCKER

    • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:34 PM

      Diekman blew this. No credit to the Braves. 11 balls 3 strikes. Sad.

      • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:36 PM

        Why is he still in?

  189. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Diekman sucks

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      Has to throw strikes to Gattis. What could possibly go wrong?

  190. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    My goodness this reliever is worse than Palbibon. Why did he keep him in?

  191. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    BIG K

  192. stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    K’s Gattis. I would not have bet a nickel on that happening.

  193. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Glad Clippard didn’t pitch to Gatis

  194. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    LOL?

  195. David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    The Phillies are useless. Useless.

  196. stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Uggla buggla.

  197. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Phoolies are really pathetic.

  198. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Sandberg is in an idiot. Why the heck did he keep this worthless pitcher in?

  199. Danny - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    I never thought I could hate a team more than the Red Sox in sports.

  200. waddueyeno - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    where’s mark z?
    why is this game different from every other game?

    enjoy the evening with the fam, mark.

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:44 PM

      heh

    • ehay2k - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      The Barves served us bitter herbs a day early.

  201. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Ugh… Uggla

  202. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Sandberg is an idiot. After second man on he would be on the bench deep.

    • Attitude of Natitude - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:41 PM

      No TV here what’s happening with barfs??

      • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:44 PM

        Throws a bunch of balls to load bases then fat ball to Uggla for grand slam

        Where was the regular closer.

        Sandburg an idiot. Take him out after first 2 batters on.

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      Papelbon pitched three in a row in that unexpected winning streak against the Fish. Who could have imagined?

      • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:48 PM

        I note that a relief pitcher was the winner for the Phillies in all three games,

  203. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Phillie fans left early as the pitcher was booed less than he deserved

  204. veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    I dont feel bad at all for Phils fans. Their misery brings me joy even though we needed them to win. It’s a win, win!

    • manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Phil’s can suffer every other game besides Braves games

      • veejh - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:48 PM

        Knocking Avilan down a few pegs was good.

  205. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Not sure what Sandburg ever was thinking. Unless Palbibon is injured.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      Was he available?

      • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:51 PM

        He pitched in all three wins against the Marlins.

  206. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Braves announcers making fun of Bats fan. As we thought we could make up a game.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM

      They always talk trash about the Nats… Never heard and un classy crew as them…

      • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        Except, of course, for the Cardinals radio team.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        I forgot about them… They can at least talk some… Braves, not so much…

  207. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Bats = nats my spell check can’t be turned off.

  208. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Sandburg poor managing. Jake Diekman’s inability to pitch ruins a great comeback.

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      Phillies bullpen had worked 12.2 innings in that three game sweep against the fish, three of them by Papelbon. Not sure they had any better alternatives, though Diekman is reliably awful. I had a hard time imagining him saving that game when he entered, although I wasn’t necessarily expecting a grand slam.

      Utley deserves a lot of “credit” for the loss, too.

  209. Mrsb loves the Nats - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Well… Off to bed… Hope all is okay with Mark Z and just taking an early vacation…

    See y’all tomorrow…

    Nice win Nats… Nice win… :-)

    • stoatva - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      It’s Pesach!

  210. David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    James Wagner ‏@JamesWagnerWP now
    Nats had different look in clubhouse after tonight’s win. Fog machine & strobe lights. Matt Williams laughed: “They’re enjoying themselves.”

    Looks like Matty is trying to loosen things up after the Braves series. I like it. They did stuff like that in 2012. Morse and DeRosa would break out the karaoke machine.

  211. David Proctor - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Craig Kimbrel has a sore shoulder. Uh oh.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:10 PM

      I owe you 1

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM

        I predicted this in the off-season how the Barves overuse their setup guys and closer. OFlaherty, Venters and why not Kimbrel. Young as they are, they throw on too many days in a row and throw breaking balls which combined has a high frequency of arm troubles.

        Even ex-Barves like Moylan is having surgery.

  212. Ghost of Steve M. - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    “@ajcbraves: #Braves Kinbrel has sore shoulder”

  213. manassasnatsfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    This transfer rule which has been called one way for over 125 years, suddenly we are calling it another way.

    Can’t stand it
    T, bit Texas in the ass tonight. Pretty much all analyst hate this change as do I.

    Call got reversed tonight because of transfer. Since I am refusing to accept that change (I think they will revert but the all star game) I would not have reverse the call.

  214. natsfan1a - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM

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