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Post#41 » by BearlyBallin » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:21 pm

Nationals vs Cardinals
Tuesday 4/11
7:05pm @Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez (L) vs. Lance Lynn (R)

LINEUPS

Cards

1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Aledmys Diaz (R) SS
3. Yadier Molina (R) C
4. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
5. Jedd Gyorko (R) 2B
6. Jhonny Peralta (R) 3B
7. Randal Grichuk (R) LF
8. Jose Martinez (R) 1B
9. Lance Lynn (R) P

Nats

1. Adam Eaton (L) CF
2. Wilmer Difo (S) SS
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF
4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
6. Jayson Werth (R) LF
7. Stephen Drew (L) 3B
8. Matt Wieters (S) C
9. Gio Gonzalez (R) P

Players to watch:

Wilmer Difo to start at short batting in the 2 spot. Nationals manager Dusty Baker plans to use both Difo and Stephen Drew to fill in while Trea Turner is on the 10 day disabled list.

New Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler isn't having a great start, but he could break out. Fowler is 10-for-20 with a career 1.374 OPS against Gonzalez. Last season, Fowler reached base in four of six plate appearances versus Gio.
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Post#42 » by BearlyBallin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:11 am

Drew pulled up gimpy half way down to first. With Turner on the 10 day DL, Difo will be getting a few starts.
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Post#43 » by BearlyBallin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:19 am

After giving up 2 runs early Gio has looked much better. Home runs from Werth, Wieters & Murphy have been the difference.

STL 2
WSH 6

ESPN broadcast really stinks. They keep making small talk about some guys age in the booth & showing him with his cake.
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Post#44 » by BearlyBallin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:16 am

Gio gets the win.

Cards 3
Nats 8

Scherzer going for the sweep tomorrow.
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Post#45 » by BearlyBallin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:43 pm

Cardinals vs Nationals
Wednesday, 4/12 @ Nationals Park
Gametime Forecast: 80°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP

Mike Leake (R) vs Max Scherzer (R)

CARDS

1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Greg Garcia (L) SS
3. Matt Carpenter (L) 1B
4. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
5. Matt Adams (L) LF
6. Jedd Gyorko (R) 3B
7. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
8. Eric Fryer (R) C
9. Mike Leake (R) P

NATS

1. Adam Eaton (L) CF
2. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF
4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
6. Jayson Werth (R) LF
7. Matt Wieters (S) C
8. Wilmer Difo (S) SS
9. Max Scherzer (R) P
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Post#46 » by BearlyBallin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:55 pm

Philadelphia vs Nationals
@ Nationals Park

Nola (R) vs Strasburg (R)

PHILLIES
1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Howie Kendrick (R) LF
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Michael Saunders (L) RF
6. Tommy Joseph (R) 1B
7. Cameron Rupp (R) C
8. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
9. Aaron Nola (R) P

NATS
1. Adam Eaton (L) CF
2. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF
4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
6. Jayson Werth (R) LF
7. Matt Wieters (S) C
8. Wilmer Difo (S) SS
9. Stephen Strasburg (R) P

Gametime Forecast: 73°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP
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Post#47 » by BearlyBallin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:33 pm

Nats swept the Braves, but I'm wondering how they do in NY with Murphy, Werth & Drew injured. Turner is expected to return today but may not be in the lineup.

Mets lost 5 of their last 6 games and have some injuries too, first baseman Lucas Duda & his backup Wilmer Flores. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud could return to the lineup today.

DeGrom in three starts has a 1.89 ERA. In his last start he had 13 strikeouts.

I get a feeling it'll be up to the bullpen to hold and save a close one.
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Post#48 » by Wizardspride » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:07 pm

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Post#49 » by BearlyBallin » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:32 pm

More props from the media-

Week 3 MLB power rankings: Nationals overtake Cubs for top spot

USA TODAY Sports Published 1:42 p.m. ET April 24, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago

"The Washington Nationals, who haven't lost in more than a week, have taken over the top spot in USA TODAY Sports' power rankings from the Chicago Cubs."

"It's the first time the Cubs have not held the No. 1 ranking since July 25."
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Post#50 » by Dat2U » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:39 pm

Nats need to offer Harper $400 million right now.
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Post#51 » by DANNYLANDOVER » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:55 pm

Dat2U wrote:Nats need to offer Harper $400 million right now.

Yep, he's pretty much guaranteed to be a Yankee next season.
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Post#52 » by BearlyBallin » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:58 pm

4 game series between NL division leaders
NATS 13-5 @ ROXS 13-6

- Colorado's bullpen is 5-0 with an NL-best 2.76 ERA.
-Charlie Blackmon has an eight-game hitting streak. During the streak he has been 10-for-31 (.323) with two doubles, two triples, three homers & nine RBIs.

Game 1
Hoping to get some runs early vs Tyler who has given up 4 or more runs in all his starts this year.
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Post#54 » by BearlyBallin » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:16 am

Turner hits for the cycle in Colorado.

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Nats 15
Roxs 12

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Post#56 » by Rafael122 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:46 pm

The key is Zim, if he can play 140+ games or so and be healthy throughout the season, our lineup would be so much better.
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Post#57 » by Wizardspride » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:30 pm

Ummm...that Nats are LITERALLY murdering opposing pitchers... :o
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Post#58 » by BearlyBallin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:43 pm

Nats go 9-1 on this road trip.

Gio with another good start goes 6 & 2/3 innings.

If Gio & Zim can keep this up it could be a season to remember.

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Post#60 » by BearlyBallin » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:26 pm

Mets @Nats

3 game National East series starts tonight.

Nationals and Mets moving in different directions the last 10 games, Washington's 9-1 record & New York's 1-9. Nats can make an impression on NY this weekend, if they aren't hung over after 4 games in high altitude Colorado.

GO NATS !!
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