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Game 27: Marlins at Nats

May 4, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

Ah, it’s good to be back home again. It’s been awhile since the Nationals last took the field here on South Capitol Street, when they lost 2 of 3 to the Cardinals. That set in motion the 6-game losing streak, which set in motion the historic comeback in Atlanta, which set in motion a strong weekend in New York. And so now, the Nats open a 6-game homestand against the same Marlins club that swept them at the start of that road trip.

Jordan Zimmermann (who held Miami to two runs in six innings in that series) is on the mound for tonight’s series opener, looking for a bit more consistency in his performance. He’ll have all the regulars behind him in the field, including Denard Span back in center field and leading off.

Right-hander David Phelps starts for the Marlins, his first career appearance against the Nationals. Should be a beautiful night for baseball, but if you aren’t able to make it to the park (or if your TV will be tuned to hockey instead) be sure to check back here for updates…

MIAMI MARLINS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where:
Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 99.1 FM, XM 183
Weather: Mostly sunny, 80 degrees, Wind 9 mph out to LF

NATIONALS
CF Denard Span
3B Yunel Escobar
LF Jayson Werth
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Wilson Ramos
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

MARLINS
2B Dee Gordon
3B Martin Prado
RF Giancarlo Stanton
CF Marcell Ozuna
1B Justin Bour
C J.T. Realmuto
LF Ichiro Suzuki
SS Adeiny Hechavarria
RHP David Phelps

UMPIRES
HP Lance Barksdale
1B Dan Iassogna
2B Ryan Blakney
3B Eric Cooper (cc)

7:05 p.m. — And we’re underway on a gorgeous Monday night in the District. Jordan Zimmermann starts off Dee Gordon with a fastball for ball one.

7:27 p.m. — That was an eventful first inning, both both clubs. The Marlins scored a run in the top of the inning, an unearned run made possible by Jayson Werth flat-out dropping Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive right at him. Marcell Ozuna made Werth pay by immediately singling up the middle to drive in the night’s first run. The Nats, though, responded with their own run in the bottom of the inning during a rally that saw Yunel Escobar and Werth single, then Bryce Harper draw his MLB-leading 25th walk of the season, extending his streak of games reaching base to 20. That loaded the bases for Ryan Zimmerman, who lofted a sac fly to right to tie the game 1-1. The Nats had a chance to break things open after a boneheaded play by shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (he inexplicably threw late to third base on Wilson Ramos’ grounder to the hole, when he had all the time in the world to throw out the slow-footed Ramos at first base). But the Nats couldn’t take full advantage, with Ian Desmond striking out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

7:42 p.m. — Here’s a rare occurrence: Ichiro Suzuki was picked off. Zimmermann got him taking off from first base too soon, erasing his leadoff single in the top of the second. Denard Span, meanwhile, must be muttering to himself after getting robbed twice in two innings, each time with Prado making a great play on a tough grounder to third, and Westfield High and George Mason’s own Justin Bour making nice picks of Prado’s throws to first base. Still 1-1 after two.

7:58 p.m. — Make it 26 walks for Harper in 27 games. If Zimmerman keeps grounding into double plays like he just did to end the bottom of the third, Harper is going to continue getting free passes.

8:11 p.m. — Zimmermann has found his groove and is cruising along, having retired eight in a row since Ichiro’s single in the second. The Marlins haven’t had anybody reach second base since the top of the first. Still 1-1 after four.

8:26 p.m. — The Nats had a chance for something in the bottom of the fifth after back-to-back, 1-out singles by Span and Escobar. But Werth popped out on the first pitch he saw, then Harper grounded out. So they’re 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position, though the one hit was Ramos’ grounder to short when Hechavarria tried to throw to third. So not a traditional hit there. Still 1-1 after five.

8:38 p.m. — Chase here taking over as Mark gets started on his game story. The sixth inning went by in a flash as all six outs were on balls put in play. The highlight was a very nice catch by Span in deep left-center field off a Stanton line drive. Span covered lots of ground before catching it at the start of the warning track. He then did a spin move as he hit the wall. Zimmermann has thrown 65 pitches through six innings. Phelps is at 85.

9:01 p.m. — The seventh inning saw both starters leave the game and the Nationals tie it at 2-2. Clint Robinson pinch-hit for Zimmermann with one out in the bottom of the inning and was replaced by Michael Taylor on base. Taylor then moved to third on a single to right field by Escobar. He hesitated at second base, preventing him from possibly scoring on the play, but Werth promptly singled to center to bring him home. It’s now 2-2 as Blake Treinen will take over to pitch the top of the eighth.

9:41 p.m. — The Nationals went down two runs in the top of the eighth before exploding for four runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. They now lead 6-4 with Tanner Roark set to pitch the ninth inning. The Nats’ four runs came on a two-RBI homer by Desmond and then a single to right field by Escobar. That was Escobar’s fifth hit of the night, a career-high.

9:48 p.m. — Roark strikes Stanton out and the Nats win 6-4. They move to 13-14 on the year. Marlins fall to 12-14.

248 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. natsjackinfl - May 4, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Going to my first game of the year and hope to see a solid Jordan Zimmermann start.

    • lowstrikes - May 4, 2015 at 3:41 PM

      Warm evening, nice breeze…I think you’re going to see some productive Nats’ bats. Enjoy yourself.

  2. Eugene in Oregon - May 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    GYFNG!

  3. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    If we are tuned to hockey?

    • nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      Lol. What’s up with that. It’s basball season

    • natsfan1a - May 4, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      What is this hock-ee he speaks of?

  4. langleyclub - May 4, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Hope that this comment comes back to bite me, but MW has got to consider sitting Werth, or at least moving him down in the lineup. So, hard to score runs when your number 3 hitter is an automatic out. The biggest red flag is no home runs in 76 PAs. That is not a fluke; can’t even remember a warning track flyout for him. Admire Werth for rushing his return because the Nats were banged up, but it makes no sense to continue to start him and bat him third until he is back in form.

    Also, he has struggled on defense; so, he is bringing nothing to the table right now.

    Not saying Werth should sit for week or even a series, but the Nats lineup would be better right now with any one of Taylor, Robinson or even Moore in LF.

    • NatsLady - May 4, 2015 at 3:54 PM

      Werth’s had several long flyouts and hard hit balls. But he’s still “measuring” the strike zone–so many called third strikes. He needs to get out of spring training mode.

      • rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 4:08 PM

        Leave Werth right where he is.He needs 4 at bats a night and will be fine very soon.

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Werth played a crucial role in Gio’s 1-0 victory. Game would’ve been tied at the end of the 9th inning if it weren’t for his D (combined with Desi and Ramos).

      • Section 222 - May 4, 2015 at 4:22 PM

        Werth’s D wasn’t that great on Friday night. 🙂

      • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 4:55 PM

        Sure. That doesn’t make this an accurate statement, though:

        “Also, he has struggled on defense; so, he is bringing nothing to the table right now.”

        He quite literally helped bring a victory to the table on D on Saturday.

        Let’s not also forget his two sac flies were crucial in our comeback victory last week.

        I’m sure there’s more.

        He’s far from peak form, but “bringing nothing to the table” is demonstrably false.

    • Doc - May 4, 2015 at 4:52 PM

      Totally agree, langleyclub!!

      Where’s Bochy when we need him????

  5. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    For those following the Marlins closely, are they platooning Bour/Morse.

    • natsjackinfl - May 4, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      Not yet but the fan base has been clamoring for it.

  6. NatsLady - May 4, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    ALL the regulars!!!!!??????? Anthony is back????

    Oh, I see he’s not. Not even a “regular” any more.

    • nattyboh1 - May 4, 2015 at 4:09 PM

      My thoughts as well…wonder if we’ll see him by the all star break. At least Danny found his bat, that has been a very welcome surprise so far.

      • adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 4:29 PM

        +8 !

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      I had the same thought!

  7. scnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    C’mon Rendon. The knock on him when drafted was he was soft/injury prone. Lets hope he feels better soon.

    • masterfishkeeper - May 4, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      Maybe that was the knock, but last year should have ended that worry. Let’s hope he’s healthy soon.

    • ehay2k - May 4, 2015 at 4:22 PM

      From a glass-half-full perspective, the good thing about Rendon’s nagging injuries now is that they give his knee extra time to heal. Im still not clear as to the extent of his MCL injury, but it was definitely worse than first reported. And he needs healthy knees. I don’t think it will take him long to get his timing back. He seems like he is ready to hit when he rolls out of bed. I want him unimpaired for the rest of the regular season and the postseason.

      • letswin3 - May 4, 2015 at 6:11 PM

        Matt Williams typical explanation goes something like this … ” … yeah, he’s being looked at by the medical staff, and we hope to get him a couple of starts going 5 to 7 innings by the end of the week. Then well see about a full 9 innings in a rehab start, and then try to get him back up here. It’s all kinda day-to-day” That would have been for a very fast outfielder with 2 broken legs.

        In my mind, he should just say … ” … We’re doing everything we can to get him through these physical issues, and we’ll get him back as soon as possible, consistent with sound rehab principles. I’ll try to let you guys know when we think he’s getting close.” There is no reason to do a song and dance routine, particularly when he probably doesn’t even have clue. I know the media can drive you insane, but don’t say something just for the sake of saying something. jmho

  8. adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Looking for a nice hiting game from Ian “Mr Streak Hitter” Desmond.

    I was looking at his game logs — get this:

    Games 8 thru 17 — 10 game hitting streak, BA of .405
    Games 17-24 — 7 game hit-less streak, 0-for-27 (Yowza!!)
    Games 25 & 26 — two two-hit games

    If he can follow the pattern, we’re at the beginning of a hot streak from him.

    All told. despite the 0-27, he’s still tied for most hits on the Nats.

  9. natsjackinfl - May 4, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    It’s not just the lack of consistent hitting. Where is the power? Nats home runs have disappeared.

    • scnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 4:32 PM

      On a bright note we did manage to eeek out a run the last two games… just enough!

      • naterialguy - May 4, 2015 at 4:48 PM

        With tonight’s temperatures we might see some home runs

    • adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 4:43 PM

      The HR’s are going to re-appear tonight.

      • nats128 - May 4, 2015 at 5:22 PM

        Lets hope its the Nats hitting them.

      • adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 10:18 PM

        Well — one of them was!! 😉

      • nats128 - May 5, 2015 at 9:21 AM

        Thats what counts and Bour’s was a wall scraper.

      • adcwonk - May 5, 2015 at 9:53 AM

        Even better: there’s was a solo shot, ours was a two run shot! 😉

      • nats128 - May 5, 2015 at 10:04 AM

        As they say in Russia, Pravda!

    • natsfan1a - May 4, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      May the force be with them.

      • adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 6:45 PM

        + 4

    • letswin3 - May 4, 2015 at 6:16 PM

      I’m thinking that natsjackinfla’s appearance might just be the good luck charm to get this show in a higher gear, including some batumph … that’s bats making loud noises.

  10. NatsLady - May 4, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Off to the game. Wearing my Livo shirt, signed by the man himself! Go NATS!!!!

    • adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 4:42 PM

      + 61 !!

    • natsfan1a - May 4, 2015 at 5:10 PM

      Gotta love Livo!

  11. naterialguy - May 4, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Whatever happened to the post game posts? Did Mrs Z nix that?

    • Doc - May 4, 2015 at 4:54 PM

      Wonderin’ the same thing!

      • masterfishkeeper - May 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM

        Mark didn’t attend the games in NY.

      • nats128 - May 4, 2015 at 5:24 PM

        “masterfishkeeper – May 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM
        Mark didn’t attend the games in NY.”

        And? I think you can still do a postgame if your not at the stadium. I thought thats why Chase joined Marks team to do this when Mark isnt attending.

      • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 6:14 PM

        This isn’t a statement about what’s possible, it’s an explanation of precedent.

        Are you suggesting the NI writers aren’t working hard enough to provide us free writes and chat spaces focused on the Nats?

      • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 6:14 PM

        writes = write ups

    • Section 222 - May 4, 2015 at 4:59 PM

      No post game posts when Mark or Chase isn’t at the game, like this weekend. I’m sure they’ll be back tonight.

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 5:02 PM

      He only does them when he attends the games. He wasn’t in NYC, hence no post-game wrap up.

  12. natsfan1a - May 4, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Can’t make it to this one, but I’ll be there in spirit, and watching on tv.

  13. Drew - May 4, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Guess who just got back today/
    Them wild-eyed boys that had been away/
    Haven’t changed that much to say/
    But man, I still think them cats are crazy/

    The boys are back in town
    The boys are back in town
    Spread the word around

    (Grammar courtesy of Phil Lynott)

  14. kgwcoach - May 4, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Ahhhh nice cool breeze watching batting practice with the wife in 308. Retirement is great.

    • adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      + 455 !

      (OK, so, almost every time I put a number other than +1, there’s an easy (or not hard) message behind it. This one is special: it’s the number of days until my own retirement!)

  15. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Sorry dude but that took zero imagination. Don’t quit your day job.

  16. ehay2k - May 4, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    At the park, watching the Fish take batting practice. Bour is a BEAST. He smoked pitches to deep CF and RF, and he looked like he was barely swinging.

    Morse was very generous and signing autographs. He even reached out to a young lady to take and sign her ticket.

  17. letswin3 - May 4, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Our new Gold Glove candidate first baseman has been on everything the last couple of days at the plate.. I’m looking for him to explode with a couple of huge nights … they could be even bigger nights with a few on base in front of him.

  18. markgrabowsky - May 4, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    I think Jason Werth has done great things for this team and I hope he does many more in the future. But he is struggling this year. Jason has played in 19 games so far and in only two has he had a positive WPA. In the other 17 games, his WPA has been the team’s lowest or second lowest 8 times. Basically, Jason has been the the least productive offensive player in the lineup. Does that mean that he should sit? No. Past performance may not be an indicator of future returns. But it is painful to watch.

  19. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    I guess we can’t say anything ‘negative’ about the dumb error by Werth, huh…

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 7:17 PM

      It’s pretty negative even if no one colors it further.

      At least this time he gets charged with the error.

    • adcwonk - May 4, 2015 at 9:51 PM

      If you were referring to my post earlier, that wasn’t my point at all.

      Saying Werth made a dumb error — well, that’s what it was.

      Saying something like: Werth is clueless and doesn’t know how to play the outfield is another thing. And it was the latter type of comment to which I was referring.

  20. Danny - May 4, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Werth is tough to out up with right now. And JZimm velocity still down.

  21. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    I think the Fish have a top 5 OF when healthy….

    • Danny - May 4, 2015 at 7:11 PM

      Easily.

  22. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Mistake free baseball ended after 2 batters. E7

  23. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    MW should switch Harp and worth

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:13 PM

      Nope, Werth made mistakes like that last year in RF. Did you forget the 9th inning drop vs the Dodgers in LA ?

  24. Danny - May 4, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Marlins hitting bullets

  25. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Whelp… damage limited… lets score some runs here….

  26. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Werth…sheesh!

  27. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Robbery by Prado…. that had double off the bat…

  28. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    FP kills me when he says ‘I swung at that one in my head…’ cracks me up every time…

  29. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    First pitch swinging… after a walk….

    Sigh

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 7:46 PM

      Yerp. One time in the not to distant future the Nats will get a hit when they are 1st pitch swinging after a walk.

  30. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    That’s Hecche…..

  31. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Poor baserunning by Esco and lucky Bour didn’t sweep tag him out. Ball beat Esco by plenty.

  32. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    UGH!!!

  33. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    This Marlins team is playing with confidence. They are making their own Web Gem video tonight.

  34. Danny - May 4, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    RISP dominance……….

  35. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Do I see Tony 2 Bags in the dugout?

  36. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    What was FP talking about RZim selling that throw from Desmond in the 4th inning? There’s replay. Selling it is great, but video will just overturn it. Desi got him.

  37. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Need to score more than one run to win.

  38. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Huge K of Dee Gordon with RISP.

  39. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    RISP BA tonight is the one hit from Ramos that loaded the bases. No RBIs from RISP.

  40. Danny - May 4, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Our hitting w RISP is unbearable

  41. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Warm night…. surprised the ball isn’t flying in the stands…

  42. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    That’s a BIG BOY CATCH! #SPANNING

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:30 PM

      Werth making tracks on that too.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:31 PM

      Now we need #Statcast to tell us how Span did. That has to be .1 reaction time and near 98% route efficiency with near 18mph speed. Off the bat, that looked double.

      Nice to see the Nats flashing leather too. Now the Nats bats need to get going as Phelps is trying to give up some runs.

  43. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Nice quick inning…

  44. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    My goodness, Zinn!

  45. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    As soon as we face decent not great pitching we do not score.Great pitching forget it.This has been the story for 3 years.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:33 PM

      People say that and it’s clearly not true.

      • Danny - May 4, 2015 at 8:36 PM

        We just don’t have a consistent offense. Steal a base.. Hit and run maybe a time or two?

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:38 PM

        Some out of the box. Good luck. It’s big inning thinking. Nats have had plenty of chances with all the RISP chances.

  46. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Pitching gem tonight…. hopefully Phelps makes a mistake next inning…

  47. 9rhrssy01 - May 4, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    How long will this go on. Sit Werth down and put in Taylor. Move Ramos up .You have to have folks who are hitting behind the first two guys who are getting on.

  48. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Well was looking for a mistake pitch… just not from our guys..

    Although I don’t think that was a mistake pitch… batter went up and got it ….

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:45 PM

      Just where JZim wanted it. Big guy somehow got enough on it.

  49. scnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    Come on bats enough of making the starters sweat every game

  50. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    DC guy with a homer. Only that DC guy plays for the Marlins. Ugh.

  51. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Perfect time for Robinson’s first Nats HR. Just sayin’

  52. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    2 outs? Why did Taylor stop right on the base. Sheesh. Come on man.

    • knoxvillenat - May 4, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      Rookie mistake.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      He’s running on the play and if he picks up his coach and takes an aggressive turn and keeps going he may have scored on the bobble.

      • Joe Seamhead - May 4, 2015 at 9:05 PM

        You can’t teach instinct.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:08 PM

        He’s too smart to be making so many mistakes.

      • Joe Seamhead - May 4, 2015 at 9:20 PM

        Smart and instinct are two different things.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:21 PM

        I think a smart guy can learn good baserunning. Speed you a born with. Being a good baserunner is having the smarts.

    • Danny - May 4, 2015 at 9:03 PM

      Can’t keep throwing Treinen out there who walks the first or 2nd guy out there each time

  53. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Yeah….. surprised MAT was looking down….

  54. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    OK, Werth, make something good happen.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      1st run is on Jayson’s ledger for the E7. Time to make amends.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:58 PM

        Thank you JDub!

      • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 8:58 PM

        WOO!!!

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 8:58 PM

      YES!!!!

  55. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Come on Jayson…. base hit… hr

    Something good….

  56. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Yes….. yes….. yes….

  57. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    This is great. Dunn is out of the game! Bryce gets Dyson. Time make something happen!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 8:59 PM

      Ugh, pop up on the 1st pitch. BE PATIENT BRYCE. You had this guy.

  58. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Oh Harp….

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:00 PM

      That what Bryce’s matchup. Jumped on the 1st pitch and got under it.

      • knoxvillenat - May 4, 2015 at 9:04 PM

        Premature swingulation by Harper.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:05 PM

        Yah, he has to take a deep breath and see some pitches. Wait for a mistake pitch.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:09 PM

        We know how I feel about first pitch swinging…. sigh…

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:11 PM

        Bryce hits Dyson so well.

  59. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Oh boy…

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:02 PM

      Ugh

  60. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Are you kidding me? Come on Treinen. This walking the leadoff guy is getting old.

  61. exposremains - May 4, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Why is Treinen in the game?

    • nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:05 PM

      He has photos of MW with farm animals

  62. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Bblak. See ya game over. Kid is awful. Was Stevie Wonder not available? OMG

  63. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    I guess he used everybody yesterday.We nee Jansen now.

  64. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    OMG, was Gordon out if Espi holds on to it. Ramos had to double pump because Treinen didn’t kneel down.

    • manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      I trying to catch up. Our fielding has return to stinking.

    • manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:23 PM

      Why he drop. Professionals don’t just drop balls. Even high school kids can catch.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:24 PM

        I think Gordon knocked it out but Espi was in poor position.

  65. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    what is Danny doing.he was in the wrong position.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:09 PM

      Wondering the same. Was he out of position? First of all Ramos had to double pump as Treinen didn’t duck down.

  66. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Great sequence from BT to Ozuna…..

    I’m telling you, I love match ups… and hate pitchers owning innings..

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:13 PM

      Me too. Treinen needs extra work in the pen. He is too rusty coming in.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:15 PM

        TBH – I’m ready to send him back down…. continually walking lead off hitters… takes too long to find his pitch… cant have that in the BP.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:20 PM

        That can’t happen. I think that’s 2 appearances in a row.

    • manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:15 PM

      I dislike BT. It is like a white flag to me.

      • nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:18 PM

        I said the same the last time he pitched. Although this team still is just mediocre right now

  67. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    I left the car and Gordon was being caught steeling. I come in the house he is standing on second. What happened

  68. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Lead off walks hurt…. it was inevitable that he was scoring….

    How does Ramos drop that ball….

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      I don’t think it was in time, but would’ve been nice to have the chance at least.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Reached to his backhand.

    • knoxvillenat - May 4, 2015 at 9:17 PM

      Ramos almost always drops the throw. Been that way for how long now?

      • nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:20 PM

        Yeah I am really sick of Ramos dropping balls. 0 and 4 against the Fish. Ughhhhh

  69. Danny - May 4, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Baker kills lefties…. Why.

    • Danny - May 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Yes I’m aware he came in after Grace was announced. Would rather have had BT against Bour

  70. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    MW got out smarted.Rather have Treinen the way he was throwing against the lefty.Baker beat us last year against Blevins.

    • Danny - May 4, 2015 at 9:17 PM

      That’s pretty much his only point on a roster. Had to see it coming

  71. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Well damn….. there it goes…

  72. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    ::: queue looney tunes :::

  73. rlndtln - May 4, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Werths error,3 dropped balls.

  74. Danny - May 4, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    BT has given up a key run in 3-4 of our losses, if we lose this

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:22 PM

      Which is why I’m ready to send him back down….

      But Nats has opportunities tonight… how many men left on base…

  75. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Do we work on fielding at all? Espi is suppose to be great and has a gigantic hole in his. Werth can’t catch a fly, Ramos can’t catch a ball to him.

    On the other hand Marlins making solid plays.

  76. scnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Some nights it’s like a clown car brings the relievers in

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:26 PM

      Too many mistakes all around. Grace didn’t make his pitches on Baker.

      • scnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM

        Agree. Plenty of blame to go around.

  77. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Nats had the matchup with Grace. Marlins counter with Baker. Grace doesn’t make his pitch.

  78. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Thanks Trainan both walks score. Your fielders are not good enough to walk people. Was Espi given an error by the way?

    Now score guys. I hate losing to the Marlins.

  79. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Going nowhere with this bullpen. And 5 runs in 4 games is terrible

    • manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:26 PM

      We will the east. But we do need to fix this.

  80. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    A walk to Zim same as walk to Gordon who steals second. Come on F.P. nit quite the same

  81. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Tying the game and then bring Blake in just infuriates me. Get somebody in here. Is Soriano available

  82. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Idk if this is the time or place… but where is Nate McLouth?

  83. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    OK tied with no Trainan to bring in.

  84. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Hmmmmm….. okay Ian….

  85. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Desi, I see you man! Big boy shot!!!!

  86. Danny - May 4, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Hey. Other bullpens give up runs also!!

    • manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM

      But only one walk. With two walks we would be ahead.

  87. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    DESI!!!

  88. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    I missed the first seven innings, please tell me if the fielding was equal would we be winning at least 4-1?

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:31 PM

      I would say so.

      • manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:39 PM

        Escobar scored 21 points for me tonight in draft king’s.

  89. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Rendon will not be back any time soon. These guys have to step up and do the job. Also the lineup needs to change.

  90. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Ian nice. Thank you

  91. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Pinch hit walk and pinch hit single tonight for the Nats bench.

  92. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Wow, TyMo with a simple little single. Nice to see!

  93. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    I’m surprised that Ryan isn’t getting 1/2 days rest with Ryan having plantar F (not even gonna attempt to spell it)

    And give T MO more PT….

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:33 PM

      That should read…. 1 to 2 days off…. not half

  94. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    CAPITALIZE!!!

  95. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Refs in the bag for Rangers BTW

  96. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Moon is gorgeous, wow.

  97. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Come on Yunel…. hit with RISP….

  98. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    YES…. hot dog man…. hot dog!?!?!?!?!

  99. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    ESCOBAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me???? Who are these guys?

    • nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:37 PM

      Watching hockey. Didn’t know if you were being sarcastic or not. Thanks Ghost. I’m going to stay away for the Nats. If I don’t look it works

  100. nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    My nerves are shot. Both games

    • scmargenau - May 4, 2015 at 9:43 PM

      After 20 years of pathetic sports dc is sports is on crack now. Just crazy. #dcRising

  101. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    WOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!

  102. Tyler Babip - May 4, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    ES CO BA—R!

  103. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Escobar now hitting .303!!!!

    • scmargenau - May 4, 2015 at 9:42 PM

      I thought it was higher

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:44 PM

        You are correct. .303 on the 4-4, now .311. Thanks!

  104. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    And peeps were upset with the trade….. NOT ME… I called Rizzo a GENIUS AS SOON AS I HEARD IT..

    • scmargenau - May 4, 2015 at 9:39 PM

      5/5 — sik!!!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:39 PM

      You and I were happy with it. I will say it again, Rizzo was not going to QO to Clippard which would mean he would walk and Rizzo would get nothing. This way he got Escobar coming off of a down year.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:43 PM

        Well… ya know how I was feeling about Tyler Clippard… 😆😆😆

        But he wasn’t staying…. and im glad Rizzo got something for him.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:45 PM

        Exactly. Wasn’t my 1st choice or 2nd choice, but I think it was a trade that had upside. You’re seeing the upside.

  105. Drew - May 4, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Have a night, Yunel.

    Wow.

  106. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Storen in to close?

  107. scmargenau - May 4, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Risp baby!!!! Finally

  108. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Nice inning Nats…. nice….

  109. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    OK Roark…throw fiya!!!

  110. scmargenau - May 4, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    I like how esco talks to himself – fun dude

  111. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    OK Roark no balls.

    • knoxvillenat - May 4, 2015 at 9:45 PM

      NO! We want Roark with big balls.

  112. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Yes…. im nervous about Roark closing…

    • nattygoats - May 4, 2015 at 9:44 PM

      Even more nervous now.

  113. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    2 more outs

  114. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    That’s how you block a ball in the dirt. Ouch. Right off the bicep.

  115. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Damn it you needed to field that

  116. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Nats could use a doubleplay ball here.

  117. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Strike him out

  118. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Wrong place/time… maybe…

    But D Gordon was such a good pick up for the Fish…

  119. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Come on Roark… induce a gidp….

  120. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    I would walk Stanton….

  121. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Non-IBB IBB. Or a K. I’m happy with either 😉

  122. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Now take care of Stanton. Keep ball low and outside or high and tight.

    • knoxvillenat - May 4, 2015 at 9:52 PM

      Low and outside…..good call.

  123. Drew - May 4, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Walk him.

  124. Eugene in Oregon - May 4, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Wow!

  125. scmargenau - May 4, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Strike him out!!! Get some!

  126. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Oh my lord….. what. A. GAME…..

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:48 PM

      BIG +1!!!

  127. Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    HOLY F’ING F’BALLS!!!

  128. manassasnatsfan - May 4, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Tannnnnnnnner

  129. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 4, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Damn… what a sequence by Roark and Ramos… what a fantastic sequence…

    • Eric - May 4, 2015 at 9:49 PM

      +1 again. Absolutely stunning.

  130. Tyler Babip - May 4, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Roark, one of my favorite Nats. So good to see him doing his thing.

  131. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    These players picked each other up with all the bad plays. They never gave up.

  132. Ghost of Steve M. - May 4, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Dan Kolko: What’s your approach?

  133. scmargenau - May 4, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Esco BA 3.11

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