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Old 05-03-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Same score and result as Saturday: Nats 1 @ Mets 0.

I know winning games 1-0 is 5 trillion times better then losing games 15-14 but man was that game frustrating as a Nats fan. Nats left about 10 guys on base and were about 2-10 with RISP. Got the win but should've gotten much more.

Nats scored the games only run in the first inning, hitting only 2 balls into the outfield and capitalizing on Mets miscues. Span lead off the game with a walk, the next batter, Escobar should've grounded into a double play, but Ruben Tejada lost the ball on the transfer so they only recorded 1 out. Werth then should've ended the inning on another DP ball to 3rd, but Daniel Murphy stayed back on the ball instead of charging, so once again, the Mets recorded only 1 out. Harper made them pay with a single to CF, and Zimmerman added the games lone RBI with a broken-bat flare to RF that fell into the Bermuda Triangle in shallow right between Lucas Duda (1b), Dilson herrerra (2b) and Curtis Granderson (RF). Mets only had 5 hits in the game, but 2 came in the first when Granderson and Juan Lagares started the Mets off with back to back singles. Fister would retire the next 3 (Duda & Mike Cuddyer on fly outs to the OF, and Murphy on a grounder). The other scoring threat the Mets had was in the 8th when John Mayberry, JR walked, Granderson advanced him to second, Legares walked, and Matt Thornton uncorcked a wild pitch to put guys on 2nd & 3rd; but Thornton struck out Duda and Aaron Barrett struck out Cuddyer.
In the 5th, Span doubled to lead off the inning, Escobar singled to move Span to 3rd, but Dillon Gee struck out Werth, popped up Harper on a 3-0 pitch, and struck out Zimmerman. In the 6th, Desmond walked, Espinosa doubled, Jose Lobaton walked to load the bases, Alex Torres came in and struck out the side: Fister, Span & Escobar to escape another inning unscathed. Desmond also doubled to lead off the 8th, but the Nats could not advance him further. Have to improve our hitting with RISP numbers. The staff is improved after a slow April, but we can't expect to win EVERY game the rest of the season 1-0.

Tomorrow starts a 6 game home stand with 3 against the Marlins. Pitching matchup is David Phelps for the Fish vs. Jordan Zimmermann for the Nats. Game time slated for 7:05
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:48 PM
 
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Marlins 4 @ Nats 6.

Yunel Escobar had his first career 5 hit day, and his 5th hit drove in the winning runs. Nats were down 4-2 entering the 8th before scoring 4 runs off the Marlins bullpen. Ian Desmond tied the game with a 2 run homer, his first homer since April 15, and hopefully he's starting to turn it around. Has only made 1 error in the last 13 games, and since he ended an 0-29 slide on Saturday he's gotten 4 or 5 hits. Tanner Roark picked up his first career save after Drew Storen pitched the last 2 days.

Tuesday's pitching matchup is Mat Latos for the Marlins vs. Stephen Strasburg for the Nats. Game time slated for 7:05 PM at Nationals Park.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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Depressing game Monday evening, but still exceptional (as Ray Knight would say) in the end. Nats were down 1-0, 2-1, and 4-2, but came roaring back in that bottom of the 8th. Desmond's HR to tie it was just roped -- a laser-shot to the batter's eye in center. Then with two down, Tyler Moore a pinch single up the middle, Span a double to the RF line, and then Yunel spanks a single into right good for that 5-for-5 night and a 6-4 lead. Roark gave up a one-out bouncer of a hit to Dee Gordon in the top of the ninth, and went 3-0 on Stanton with two down before firing a bunch of quality sliders that struck him out swinging. That's the kind of finish that makes you glad you were there. Hope they can carry it over.

Nice Livo bobblehead as well!
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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Marlins 2 @ Nats 1.

If you were a late arriver to Nats Park Tuesday night, or late to turn on the game on TV/radio you missed all the action as all 3 runs scored in the 2nd inning. The Marlins got their 2 in the top half: started with a leadoff triple from the catcher J.T. Realmuto, an Ichiro single drove him in, Adeiny Hechavarria was hit by a pitch, Mat Latos sacrificed the runners over, and a Stras throwing error lead to Ichiro scoring the Marlins second run. In the bottom half, Zimmerman started with a walk, a Ramos double got Zim to 3rd, and after Desi struck out, Uggla got the Nats on the board with a ground out. The Nats only finished with 3 hits (1 being via Doug Fister pinch-hitting for an injured Strasburg in the 3rd) and recorded only 1 hit after Fister's single in the 3rd. However, they forced Latos into 5 walks, so were able to put some threats together. They had 2nd & 3rd with 2 outs in the 7th before Dee Gordon ended the inning with a spectatular diving catch, and in the 9th they had 1st & 2nd with 0 outs after an error, but a bunt force out to 3rd & 2 strike outs ended the game.
On the injury front, Strasburg left the game in the 3rd with what the team is calling shoulder soreness or shoulder fatigue. The injury bug keeps sinking its teeth into Anthony Rendon this year as he will be sidelined for an indefinite amount of time with an oblique injury now.

The rubber game of the Marlins series takes place tomorrow afternoon with a first pitch scheduled for 1:05 PM. Pitching matchup is Tom Koehler (a Nats killer over his brief Marlins career) for the Marlins vs. Max Scherzer for the Nats, the NL's ERA leader at 1.26 but he has a 1-3 record. Nats are off Thursday, before the Atlanta Braves come in for 3 beginning on Friday.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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Marlins 5 @ Nats 7

Wow. Harper with 3 home runs. That third one was a super-far one! Meanwhile, Williams and Scherzer agreed to play with fire in the 8th and got burned, as what should have been a comfortable win ended up being more than a little tense. "Good for 115" is pretty much hooey.

Off day for the Nats today while the Fish fly to SF and play a night game when they get there. Better day for us than them.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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Marlins 5 @ Nats 7.

Bryce Harper became the youngest player in 45 years to hit 3 home runs in a game, and he finished the game with 5 RBI's as he also drove in a run on a ground out in the 7th inning. Scherzer was left in 1 batter too long as he delivered a gopher ball to Giancarlo Stanton that ballooned his era over 2 as he gave up 5 runs in 7 1/3 innings pitched. Braves come into the nation's capital for 3 Friday.

Starting pitchers are Eric Stults for the Braves vs. Gio Gonzalez for the Nats. Game time is slated for 7:05 PM.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:21 PM
 
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Sorry Major Barbara I didn't see your post before I did mine
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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Braves 2 @ Nats 9.

Danny Espinosa and Harper each had 2 home runs of the evening, and the Nats did some damage on the underbelly of the Braves pen as they scored all 9 runs in the 4th inning or later. Harper's home run gives him 10 for the year (5 in the last 2 days!) which ties him with Cincinnati's Todd Frazier for most in the NL. Jayson Werth also hit his first home run of the year in this one. This is the 3rd time the Nats have been at .500 this year as we were also 1-1 and 7-7 but lost the next day both times, so tomorrow we'll have a chance to clear the .500 mark for the first time all season.

Saturday's pitching matchup is Julio Teheran for the Braves vs. Doug Fister for the Nats. Game time slated for 4:05 PM.
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:00 AM
 
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Braves 6 @ Nats 8.

Nats had blown a 6-1 lead with the Braves scoring 3 runs in the 8th to tie the score at 6-6, but that just set the stage for Harper to win the game in the bottom of the 9th, and he did that with a walkoff home run that was just crushed to center. Nats finally get over that elusive .500 plateau and will be shooting for their first series sweep of the year, before they embark for a 7 game West Coast road trip that begins with 3 in Arizona Monday before ending in San Diego for 4 with the first look at the new and improved Padres this season.

Pitching matchup is Alex Wood for the Braves vs. Jordan Zimmermann for the Nats. Game time slated for 1:35 PM.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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Braves 4 @ Nats 5.

Nats scored 3 early, went up 3-0. Braves came back to take a 4-3 lead which they held till the 8th inning before losing it, with Cody Martin once again saddled with the L. Braves pitcher Alex Wood who came into the game batting .067 with I think 48 K's batting in his career at the plate finished the day 3-3 and was in line for the win until Martin blew it. Nats head West this week, beginning with 3 in Phoenix against the snakes Monday.

Pitching matchup is Max Scherzer for the Nats vs. Josh Collmenter for the rattlers. Game time slated for 9:40 PM. Gonna be a bunch of late night's in DC this week with 4 of the 7 games this week starting at 9:40 or later and a 5th starting at 8:40.
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