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Old 07-24-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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Pads 2 @ Nats 3.


Ryan Schimpf 2 run homer in the 2nd put the Pads up 2-0, Murph sac fly in the 3rd, Revere double in the 5th tied the game, and a Drew triple in the 9th was the walkoff. Edwin Jackson allowed 2 runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 1 strikeout in 6 innings while Kevin Quackenbush (6-4) allowed 1 run on 2 hits with 1 strikeout in 1/3 of an inning taking the loss. Scherzer allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (1 homer) with 0 walks and 10 strikeouts while Papelbon (2-2) allowed 1 hit & 1 walk with 1 strikeout pitching the 9th.


This series is tied at 1-1 and the season series is tied at 3-3, the rubber game of both this series and the season goes on Sunday. Lucas Gilito (0-0, 4.70) starts for the Nats while the Pads hand the ball to struggling lefty Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55; but 0-3 10.85 his last 4 starts). Game time goes at 1:35.


Always like your recaps. Watched Mets, but can't do one. Hard to focus cause I'm melting! I know Mets won, Nats lost Sunday, so its 5 games, Nats up 4 in loss w both Fish & Mets.


I saw your favorite (not) closer blew your game.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:50 AM
 
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Always like your recaps. Watched Mets, but can't do one. Hard to focus cause I'm melting! I know Mets won, Nats lost Sunday, so its 5 games, Nats up 4 in loss w both Fish & Mets.


I saw your favorite (not) closer blew your game.

Let's not go there. I'm already dreading the recap. That was an embarrassment the 9th inning. I'll let my post from Twitter earlier today sum up how I feel about Crapelbum:
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:05 AM
 
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Padres 10 @ Nats 6.


Can't believe I'm saying this about a team that's 43-56 but here I'm saying it "Thank God we don't have to see them again this season. Good riddance." 4-9 against the Padres & Dodgers, and that's our record against the entire division as we have somehow yet to play the Giants, D'Backs, or Rockies yet this season despite playing our division opponents the Mets & Marlins a combined 26 times. Salazar & Carrassco are going to feast on this team for dinner this week in Cleveland, and luckily Bumgarner's pitching Wednesday, so we'll miss him in SF, otherwise he'd feast on them too. Murphy sac fly in the first put the Nats up 1-0, and with the bases loaded in the 3rd somehow a single to CF by Wil Myers scored 3 runs. Werth sac fly & a Murphy single tied the game before a Ramos home run gave the Nats a 5-3 lead in the bottom half of the 3rd. Ryan Schimpf got the Fathers within 1 with a single in the 4th, before a Ramos single padded the Nats lead back to 2 at 6-4 in the 5th. Alex Dickerson & Schimpf again (seriously, who is this guy??) had back-to-back home runs in the 8th that tied the game at 6, before we got to the complete dumpster fire that was the 9th. After retiring Travis Jankowski to start the inning, Crapelbum walked Myers, than struck out Matt Kemp, but the problem was strike 3 was in the dirt and it got away from Ramos which allowed Myers to get down to second, which was huge because the next batter Yangervis Solarte singled Myers home. 2 more base hits followed which loaded the bases before Derek Norris uncleared them and knocked out Crapelbum with a 3 run double. Nats went out meekly in the bottom of the 9th, with Brandon Maurer retiring the side on only 9 pitches. Giolito allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 3.1 with 3 walks and 0 strikeouts. Perez (10th hold) & Trienen (11th hold) combined to pitch 1 hitless inning with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Kelley (2nd blown save) allowed 2 runs on 2 hits (2 home runs) with 2 strikeouts in 1 inning, and Crapelbum (2-3) allowed 4 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 1 strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Christian Friedrich allowed 5 runs on 6 hits (1 homer) with 1 walk and 0 strikeouts in 3 innings, while Ryan Butcher (2-0) allowed 1 run, 1 hit & 1 walk in a scoreless 8th inning. The Padres bullpen, after another poor outing by Friedrich was the star of the game: 4 relievers (Carlos Villanueva, Matt Thornton, Butcher & Maurer) combined to pitch 6 innings allowing only 3 hits & 1 run which is 1 less hit & 3 runs less allowed than Crapelbum gave up despite pitching 5 1/3 more innings.


Edit: By the way check out what Schimpf did in the series: 4-10, 4 runs scored, 2 home runs, & 4 RBI's. Here's what Utley did the prior series: 4-9, 1 home run, 3 RBI's, 2 runs scored. And they both started at second base. And now they get one of the better hitting second basemen in baseball in Jason Kipnis. sheesh!


Nats head to Cleveland for a 2 game series with now the AL's second best team after the Indians were swept by Baltimore over the weekend. Danny Salazar (11-3, 2.75) starts for the Indians and Gio Gonzalez (6-8, 4.53) starts for the Nats. Game time at 7:10. Padres head up to Canada for a 3 game series with the Blue Jays beginning on Monday night.

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Old 08-02-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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Tuesday:


Nats 6 @ Indians 7.
It was tied 2-2 after 1: Murphy & Werth got RBI knocks for the Nats, Indians got their 2 on a passed ball and a sac fly. Rendon (2 run homer) and Ramos (solo home run) in the 4th & 6th respectively made it 5-2. Indians cut to 5-4 going into the 9th with a Lonnie Chisenhall single in the 7th & a Mike Napoli double play in the 8th which scored a run. Turner reached on an error by Napoli in the 9th to make it 6-4 before Tyler Naquin had a double to make it 6-5, Naquin scored on a throwing error by Zimmerman to tie the game, and a Francisco Lindor single won the Indians the game. Danny Salazar allowed 4 runs on 5 hits (1 home run) with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts, and Bryan Shaw (2-4) allowed 1 hit in 2/3 of an inning. Gonzalez allowed 3 runs (2 earned) with 5 hits, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts in 6.1. Treinen (12th hold) & Rivero (15th hold) allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 1.2 Crapelbum (2-4; 3rd blown save) failed to record an out as all 5 batters he faced reached base.


Wednesday:


Nats 4 @ Indians 1.
Turner had 3 of the 4 RBI's as he had a 2 run single in the 2nd, and a double in the 7th with a Murphy home run in the 6th the last run. Indians avoided the shutout with a Naquin single in the 9th. Strasburg (14-1) allowed 3 hits, 2 walks, and 7 strikeouts in 7 scoreless, while Carlos Carrasco (7-4) allowed 3 runs on 3 hits (1 home run) with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings.


Thursday:


Nats 4 @ Giants 2.
This culminated in the Melancon trade. Espinosa, Roark & Turner had run scoring singles in the 2nd, and Harper doubled in the 6th. Giants got a Conor Gillaspsie ground out in the 2nd, and a Gregor Blanco fielders choice added the 2nd Giants run. Johnny Cueto (13-3) allowed 3 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Roark (10-6) allowed 1 run on 4 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 7 innings. Solis (6th hold) pitched a scoreless 8th with 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Crapelbum (1st hold) allowed 1 run on 1 hit with a walk in a 3rd of an inning, Perez (11th hold) allowed a walk and a strikeout in a 3rd of an inning, and Kelley (5th save) closed it out by striking out the only batter he faced.


Friday:


Nats 4 @ Giants 1.
Blanco single in the 2nd put the Giants up, and the Nats got 4 runs from a Werth single (4th), Revere single & Murphy triple (5th inning), and a Rendon single (6th). Scherzer (11-6) allowed 1 run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in 7 innings. Sammy Solis (7th hold) got out of a bases loaded 0 out jam after Perez & Treinen put the first 3 batters on base with the first 3-5 triple play in MLB history, Rivero (16th hold) allowed 1 run in 2/3 of an inning which would ultimately be his last appearance in a Nationals uniform, and Kelley (6th save) recorded a strikeout to end the game along with allowing a hit. Jeff Samardzija (9-7) allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts in 6 innings.


Saturday:


Nats 3 @ Giants 5.
After 10 minutes before the game, it was announced the Nationals had traded Felipe Rivero along with prospect Andrew Hearn to Pittsburgh in exchange for Pirates All-star closer Mark Melancon. Rendon 2 run homer (3rd), and Espinosa double in the 4th made it 3-0. Eduardo Nunez, acquired from the Giants Thursday evening, had a 2 run double in the 4th, and an Angel Pagan ground out later in the inning tied the game. Joe Panik sac fly in the 7th gave the Giants the lead and Trevor Brown, later in the inning drew a bases loaded walk. Lopez allowed 4 hits, 3 runs, 5 walks, and 4 strikeouts in 4 innings, while Petit (3-2) allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 1 strikeout in 2.2. Jake Peavy also only lasted 4 innings for the Giants allowing 5 hits, 3 runs (1 homer), 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. Derek Law (4-1) allowed 1 hit and 1 strikeout in 1 inning, Sergio Romo (8th hold) allowed 1 hit in 1 inning, and Santiago Casilla (23rd save) pitched a 1-2-3 9th.


Sunday:


Nats 1 @ Giants 3.
Pagan fielders choice (3rd) and Pagan single (7th) were sandwiched around a Hunter Pence error, while a Rendon double in the 6th put the Nats on the board. Matt Cain (3-6) pitched 5 hitless innings, but because he is recently due back from injury and had 5 strikeouts to go along with 4 walks, he was out after 5. George Kontos (7th hold), Hunter Strickland (11th hold), Javier Lopez (11th save), and Law (7th save) combined to pitch 3 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts. Casilla (24th save) pitched a 1-2-3 9th with 2 strikeouts.


Monday:


Nats 14 @ D'Backs 1.
Rendon sac fly, Ramos single, Robinson single, and Espinosa single in the 1st put them up 4-0, while a Goldschmidt ground out in the bottom half got the D'Backs only run in the bottom half. Rendon double in the 2nd added 2 more runs, Ramos and Strasburg added 2 more runs in the 4th with singles, Murphy double in the 5th added the 9th run, while Wilmer Difo double, Turner triple, and Heisey sac fly added the final 5 runs of this blowout in the 8th. Archie Bradley (4-7) allowed 12 hits and 8 runs (7 earned) with 2 walks and 1 strikeout in 3.1 innings. Strasburg (15-1) allowed 1 run on 3 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in 6 innings, and Melancon made his Nats debut pitching a 1-2-3 9th with 2 strikeouts.
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:18 AM
 
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Nats 4 @ D'Backs 10.


Murphy ground out in the first got the Nats started, and a Jake Lamb double play in the bottom half tied the score. Yasmany Tomas homered in the bottom of the 2nd for the D'Backs first lead of the series.....which only lasted an inning+ as a Difo single in the 4th tied it at 2. Ramos & Heisey homered on consecutive pitches in the 5th to put them up 6-2. Lamb & Werth added solo home runs in the 6th & 7th to restore the 4 run cushion at 7-3, Turner, Murphy & Rendon each had RBI singles in the 8th for a 10-3 lead, and a Lamb single in the 9th finished the scoring. Roark (11-6) allowed 7 hits on 3 runs (2 homers) with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in 6.1. Robbie Ray (5-11) allowed 6 runs (5 earned) on 8 hits (2 home runs) with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts.


Nats go for the sweep on Wednesday. Max Scherzer (11-6, 2.85) starts for the Nats while Zach Godley (3-1, 5.63) takes the ball for the D'Backs. Game time at 3:40
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:30 PM
 
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Taking the train to DC to see the Nat's and Trea Turner play Cleveland 8/9-8/10 ..... Holy cow those guys (Nat's) are really playing well .... both offence and pitching ..... what a well balanced team.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:15 PM
 
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Nats are clearly the NL east best team in 2016, barring a major surprise.
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:58 AM
 
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Nats 8 @ D'Backs 3.


Turner home run in the 3rd put the Nats up 1-0 before Brandon Drury tied it at 1 with a single in the 5th. Murphy home run in the 6th & a Scherzer bases loaded 2 run single made it 4-1 before the D'Backs got it back to 1 with a Jake Lamb home run in the 6th & a Yasmany Tomas home run in the 7th. It was shaping up to be the first save situation for Melancon in a Nats uniform, but a 4 run 9th (Espi ground rule double for 1 run, a Pedro Severino bases loaded walk, and a Robinson 2 run single) erased that. Scherzer (12-6) allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (2 home runs) with 1 walk and 11 strikeouts in 8 innings. Zack Godley (3-2) allowed 4 runs on 8 hits (2 home runs) with 1 walk and 11 strikeouts in 6 innings.


Nats have Thursday off, and will return home to face the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Jeff Samardjiza (9-7, 4.30) is the scheduled starter for the Giants while the Nats will hand the ball to Gio Gonzalez (6-9, 4.29); game time at 7:05. D'Backs also have Thursday off, and will stay at home for a Weekend series with the Brewers which begins on Friday.


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They now have the 2nd largest division lead in baseball at 7 games (only the Cubs lead in the Central is a bigger gap [9 games]). So even with a major surprise, i.e going 20-34 the rest of the way the Mets would have to go 30-25, while the Marlins would have to finish 28-26 to pass them. Both teams are capable of that run, but considering the Mets haven't won consecutive games since July 6-7, and the Marlins pitching isn't very good, and the Nats 20-34 finish is the "doomsday" scenario it's looking pretty good for them. Also, what's to know is each team only has 6 head-to-head games, and head-to-head is the easiest way to make up games. The Nationals still have 30 games left against teams that are currently over .500, but of those 30 games only 9 are against teams that are more than 10 games over .500 as the Rockies (still have 6 games), & Pirates (3 games) could just as easily be under .500 when we play them. The Nats also still play Atlanta 13 more times while the Mets & Marlins COMBINED only play them 13 times, so that's pretty big as well. Of course neither of those teams can actually beat Atlanta which is why the gap is so big, so we'll see how the Nats do against them. We played Atlanta 6 times the first 9 games of the season and haven't played them since, so both teams are a lot different since they last saw each other way back when on April 14.
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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They now have the 2nd largest division lead in baseball at 7 games (only the Cubs lead in the Central is a bigger gap [9 games]). So even with a major surprise, i.e going 20-34 the rest of the way the Mets would have to go 30-25, while the Marlins would have to finish 28-26 to pass them. Both teams are capable of that run, but considering the Mets haven't won consecutive games since July 6-7, and the Marlins pitching isn't very good, and the Nats 20-34 finish is the "doomsday" scenario it's looking pretty good for them. Also, what's to know is each team only has 6 head-to-head games, and head-to-head is the easiest way to make up games. The Nationals still have 30 games left against teams that are currently over .500, but of those 30 games only 9 are against teams that are more than 10 games over .500 as the Rockies (still have 6 games), & Pirates (3 games) could just as easily be under .500 when we play them. The Nats also still play Atlanta 13 more times while the Mets & Marlins COMBINED only play them 13 times, so that's pretty big as well. Of course neither of those teams can actually beat Atlanta which is why the gap is so big, so we'll see how the Nats do against them. We played Atlanta 6 times the first 9 games of the season and haven't played them since, so both teams are a lot different since they last saw each other way back when on April 14.

It will not shock me to see 2 NL East wild cards, as I expect LA to tank due to starting pitching.
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:48 AM
 
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Giants 1 @ Nats 5.


Murph single & Ramos sac fly in the first put them up 2-0, and a Harper sac fly in the 3rd made it 3-0. Gio had faced the minimum (Eduardo Nunez walked in the 1st but he was thrown out stealing) before Angel Pagan hit a home run in the 4th. Turner & Ramos solo home runs in the 5th & 6th inning respectively finished the scoring. Jeff Samardjiza (9-8) allowed 5 runs on 6 hits (2 home runs) with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings. Gio (7-9) allowed 1 run on 2 hits (1 home run) with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts in 7 innings. Melancon made his Nats Park debut in a home uniform and finished the Giants off 1-2-3 in the 9th.


Stephen Strasburg (15-1, 2.63) starts for the Nats and he'll be opposed by Matt Cain (3-6, 5.53) in game 2 of the series which goes at 7:05 this evening.
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