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Game 41: Yankees at Nats

May 20, 2015, 3:29 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

So, what do the Nationals do for an encore tonight? Does Bryce Harper have another home run in him? Does Ryan Zimmerman have another walk-off homer against the Yankees in his bag of tricks? Or is something else completely unexpected bound to happen?

Matt Williams’ lineup is mostly the same from last night’s dramatic, extra-inning win, the lone change Tyler Moore starting in left field instead of Michael Taylor. Ian Desmond remains in the 2-spot, where he has suddenly turned productive, with 7 hits in his last 18 at-bats.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the start, looking to build off his six scoreless innings last weekend in San Diego. Updates to come…

NEW YORK YANKEES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where:
Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183
Weather: Partly cloudy, 71 degrees, Wind 9 mph LF to RF

NATIONALS (23-17)
CF Denard Span
SS Ian Desmond
3B Yunel Escobar
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Wilson Ramos
LF Tyler Moore
2B Danny Espinosa
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

YANKEES (22-18)
LF Brett Gardner
RF Carlos Beltran
1B Mark Teixeira
C Brian McCann
3B Chase Headley
2B Stephen Drew
CF Chris Young
SS Didi Gregorius
RHP Adam Warren

UMPIRES
HP Marvin Hudson
1B Chris Segal
2B Chad Fairchild
3B Jim Joyce (cc)

7:05 p.m. — And we’re underway on a breezy, 72-degree night here in D.C. as Brett Gardner digs in against Jordan Zimmermann.

7:28 p.m. — Another eventful first inning here tonight, for both teams. The Yankees got a pair of runs off Zimmermann, with Carlos Beltran doubling home Brett Gardner and then scoring on Brian McCann’s sac fly. The Nats, though, got a run back in the bottom of the inning when Ian Desmond once again homered to center field. This was a rocket, well over the fence, leaving Desmond 8 for his last 19. So it’s 2-1 New York after one.

7:40 p.m. — Better stuff from Zimmermann in the second inning, with only a 2-out single to Didi Gregorius allowed. The Nats had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the frame, but Denard Span popped out with Danny Espinosa on third and two out. It’s early, but the Nats are 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position tonight. Still 2-1 Yankees after two.

8:01 p.m. — Oh boy, we’ve got drama in the third inning. And it ends with both Bryce Harper and Matt Williams getting ejected for the second time in seven days. Harper appeared not to like a strike one call from Marvin Hudson (it was low, by the way), but that’s not what got him tossed. Harper appeared to step back in the box, then when Hudson didn’t immediately resume play, he stepped out of the box. Hudson yelled at him to get back in the box, at which point Harper pointed that he had been in the box. Hudson then ejected him, and later Williams, who came out to argue in his star’s defense. Matty put on a show, too, kicking dirt on the plate before departing. Wild stuff. Anyway, it’s still 2-1 Yankees after three eventful innings.

8:12 p.m. — Anyways, there’s still a game going on here, and Tyler Moore just tied it up 2-2 with a solo homer to left in the bottom of the fourth. He just cleared the fence for his third homer of the season.

8:25 p.m. — Things have settled down somewhat, with Zimmermann in a nice groove. He has retired 15 of the last 17 batters he’s faced. Still 2-2 after five.

Chase here taking over while Mark works on his postgame story

8:47 p.m. — Not much to report on from the sixth inning as it remains a 2-2 game. Zimmermann is at an efficient 76 pitches through six innings.

9:14 p.m. — The Nationals took a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Span. Ramos started the rally by reaching on an E5. Moore then walked and Dan Uggla walked two batters later when pinch-hitting for Zimmermann. Span followed that with a single to left field to score Ramos and give the Nats a one-run lead.

9:41 p.m. — It is still 3-2 Nationals as Drew Storen will take over looking for his 12th save of the 2015 season.

9:51 p.m. — Nats win 3-2.

193 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. unterp - May 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    let’s go Nats…

  2. guyanesebanna - May 20, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    today is separation day… let’s start putting the rest of the NL East in the rear view…
    Let’s go Nats !!

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM

      Separation Day! I like it! A floating holiday, as opposed to Opening Day, which we’ve already agreed should be a Nationals holiday.

      • Tyler Babip - May 20, 2015 at 4:35 PM

        Separation Day–the best holiday this side of Clinchmas.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 4:44 PM

        Good one!

      • dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 6:24 PM

        When is Divorce day
        …oh yeah, have to wait a year

  3. Doc - May 20, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    TyMo will come up the hero tonight—maybe?

    • nats128 - May 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM

      Once a week heroics is good for each bench guy. 2 run HR in Arizona, was last week, this is this week. We need it TyMo! 9;)

  4. natsfan1a - May 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Yankees, shmankees. Go get ’em again, boys!

  5. nats128 - May 20, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Nats bench, now 5th in the NL in OPS in pinch-hitting!

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/team/_/stat/batting/split/87/league/nl/sort/onBasePct/order/true

    • Doc - May 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      Let’s head for 1st in an OPS bench! 5th is great improvement and a far cry from whatever it was last year in MLB (28th-30th?)

      MW needs to keep the bench guys sharp, and give them some starter time. CRob got his 1st extra base hit in the Bigs last night.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 4:26 PM

        Remember CRob had a triple and double before. He just has never hit a HR in a regular season game. These bench stats are encouraging since the Nats were last in PH OPS 3 weeks ago.

  6. Eugene in Oregon - May 20, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    GYFNG!

  7. TimDz - May 20, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    What, if anything, is known about this pitcher for the spankees, Mr. Warren?

  8. Section 222 - May 20, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Glad to see TyMo get a start. MAT is playing ok, but he’s not tearing the cover off the ball. Or did he injure himself hoisting the gatorade cooler last night.

    On that subject, is anyone else kind of grossed out by the idea of dousing the heroic player with what amounts to a jug full of garbage. Zim commented that he could taste coffee. Yuck!

    • Eric - May 20, 2015 at 4:07 PM

      I think I’d prefer mystery liquid to chocolate syrup. I figure the cooler was probably just water, gatorade, and I guess coffee of some sort?

      I suppose, though, that it’s possible for some dip spit to end up in there…so…maybe I’ll take the chocolate syrup 😉

      • Doc - May 20, 2015 at 4:10 PM

        Good way to spread some contagion with the foul Gator Aid!

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 4:09 PM

      I didn’t realize they “augmented” the Gatorade before they dumped it, but now that you mention it, I can see how that’d happen.

      And it seems exactly in keeping with the sense of the ritual humiliation/honor of recognizing a significant achievement. I would hope they’d limit it to … how to put this … beverages that haven’t been used already.

      • Section 222 - May 20, 2015 at 4:12 PM

        Something tells me that the coffee in the gatorade is not good, clean coffee used to flavor the gatorade, but is insteand the remants of used coffee cups that get tossed in there. Sounds pretty bad to me, but maybe Dan Kolko can enlighten us.

    • nats106 - May 20, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Yeah, and the chocolate syrup dousing also leaves something to be desired, but hey, whatever works.

      Went to last night’s game. It’s tough to duplicate any of what happened for an encore, so I’ll sit tonight out, thank you.

      With that, in the prediction department:

      Does Bryce Harper have another home run in him? Answer) Sure, why not 2?

      Does Ryan Zimmerman have another walk-off homer against the Yankees in his bag of tricks? Answer) No, probably won’t be necessary

      Or is something else completely unexpected bound to happen?

      Answer) Sure, I mean after all, what’s Espinosa, Moore and J Zimmermann done for us lately? Anything they did was at least 3 days and 3 time zones ago.

      • Section 222 - May 20, 2015 at 5:28 PM

        I’d much rather be covered with chocolate syrup than shaving cream, or gatorade plus mystery backwash.

    • natsfan1a - May 20, 2015 at 4:14 PM

      I was guessing that there might be some spit in there as well. Eeewwww…but, hey, they’re baseball players. 😉

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 4:29 PM

        Wellp, at least they’re not Vikings.

  9. rlndtln - May 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Must be something wrong with Robinson.He should be playing against right handed pitching.Had a big hit last night.

    • Section 222 - May 20, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      Maybe his D is just too iffy. If it’s worse than TyMo’s that would be pretty bad though.

      • masterfishkeeper - May 20, 2015 at 4:17 PM

        On the TV coverage, they said Robinson’s shoulder had been bothering him. Didn’t say if it had anything to do with his relief appearance.

      • natsfan1a - May 20, 2015 at 4:18 PM

        Oh, no! Is it his pitching arm? 😉

        (Hope he feels better, though.)

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 4:19 PM

        Oh, that would suck! I hope not.

      • jd - May 20, 2015 at 4:21 PM

        I think it’s reasonable to play TyMo. He had a great spring, won the LF job while Werth was recovering but as soon as the season started he started scuffling. He has gotten some big pinch hits and a couple of hits when he started lately. Considering Werth is likely out for several weeks this is one more opportunity for TyMo to show he can be a productive major league starter but he will have to work on that .268 OBP.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 4:24 PM

        And practically speaking, if he’s only available to pinch-hit, if that, what does that leave the bench looking like, for outfielders? Werth is out; Moore, Span, and Harper are starting; and if Robinson is not fit to play left, then Michael A. is pretty much all that’s left. I bet Fister would volunteer.

      • masterfishkeeper - May 20, 2015 at 4:26 PM

        Play Difo or Uggla in the infield and move Espinosa to the outfield!

      • natsfan1a - May 20, 2015 at 5:03 PM

        I like it, but isn’t he on the DL? D’oh!

        “And practically speaking, if he’s only available to pinch-hit, if that, what does that leave the bench looking like, for outfielders? Werth is out; Moore, Span, and Harper are starting; and if Robinson is not fit to play left, then Michael A. is pretty much all that’s left. I bet Fister would volunteer.”

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 5:06 PM

        That’s the “D’OH!!” List.

      • natsfan1a - May 20, 2015 at 5:07 PM

        lol

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 20, 2015 at 4:15 PM

      Maybe Matty is trying to get Tyler some regular ABs, and keeping Robinson on the pinch-hitter list, thinking that T-Mo is the more valuable “inventory” (as Stan K put it) to the organization, both long-term and in trade value. Just a thought.

  10. jd - May 20, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    I also think it’s prudent to sit MAT at this time. When a big prospect starts failing for an extended period there is a risk of long term harm. It’s ok to let him take a deep breath and sit for a couple of days.

  11. Danny - May 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Giolito pitches tonight

  12. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    “@jonmorosi: Dick Monfort reiterated that Troy Tulowitzki has informed club he wants to stay with Rockies.”

    Maybe this puts the rumors to rest.

    • Eugene in Oregon - May 20, 2015 at 6:07 PM

      Nope.

      • texnat1 - May 20, 2015 at 8:15 PM

        Yeah, those rumors are not based on Tulo wanting to leave, they are based on the rockies wanting to dump his salary.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:37 PM

        They’ve said repeatedly from the GM’s office that this is a media fabrication.

  13. kgwcoach - May 20, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Well here at the park on the second day of the third week of my spring vacation. (Retired and spent my half of our normal spring vacation on full season tichets😀).

    Last time Zim pitch here the was a fan behind me that was yelling in the third inning to MW to replace Zimmerman who w as struggling and put somebody in that wanted to WIN.
    😳

    Got to luv em!

  14. exposremains - May 20, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    The difference betweem 93mph and 95 really changes everything for Jzim. Could cost him 50 millions. And boy, do i dislike Beltran.

  15. Danny - May 20, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Desmond pounds mistakes.

  16. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Good evening fellow Nats fans. Let’s sweep these Yanks!

  17. manassasnatsfan - May 20, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    ok boys. I am at a meeting , but following best I can.

    I see we have to play from behind again.

    Was JZim’s throw.in bad locations?

  18. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    That was the most unathletic diving catch i’ve ever seen. Moore hit the ground like a ton of bricks. LOL!

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:44 PM

      Span was nearly laughing at him.

  19. AbbeFaria - May 20, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Dang I wish I knew what pithy comment Span just had for Moore.

  20. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Ian should have destroyed that hanging slider. Backwards K. Ugh.

  21. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    yeah go get em matt!!

  22. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    threw him out for not getting in the batters box ????

  23. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    yeah MATT

  24. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Ridiculous.

  25. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    what a bozo ump

  26. dc27dan - May 20, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Stupid Brave fan Marvin Hudson always loves to find ways to hurt the Nats. I hate him

  27. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    These power hungry umps need to be put in check. This is crazy.

  28. unkyd59 - May 20, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    WTF JUST HAPPENED?

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      Harper tossed because he wouldn’t get in the batter’s box, apparently. I thought he tossed MW.

      • dc27dan - May 20, 2015 at 7:57 PM

        Funny thing is Harper was in the batter’s box before Hudson started yelling at the Nats bench.

      • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 7:59 PM

        That whole thing was just terribly wrong. Harper did nothing, and fans pay to see him. Not good.

    • unkyd59 - May 20, 2015 at 7:58 PM

      Ump need to be disciplined…. That’s nutz

  29. Danny - May 20, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    MT looks aimlessly at 2 benders to K ha

  30. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    stubby ump has issues

  31. SFNatsFan - May 20, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Harper ejected for not stepping back into the box fast enough. WTF?

  32. TimDz - May 20, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    THAT was a clown call (bro…)

    • natslive - May 20, 2015 at 8:01 PM

      Ump needs to be disciplined…..Harper. Did nothing wrong…

  33. natslive - May 20, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Bush league by the ump

  34. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    so harper is in the box, the ump calls time to argue with the nats bench
    then he decides he is done and demands that Harper get back in the box pronto

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:01 PM

      The catalyst was the horrible low strike call by the ump. He was not only wrong on that strike call, but his toss of Harper is just out of line. Wow.

      • dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 8:02 PM

        his ego got way in the way

      • manassasnatsfan - May 20, 2015 at 8:14 PM

        the last 2 weeks the ones who stopped Harper best Rob Drake, and Marvin Hudson.

  35. sectionalcushion2 - May 20, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Can the ump be disciplined for that!? Ridiculous!!!

  36. exposremains - May 20, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Umpires don’t like Harper. Its that simple.

  37. dc27dan - May 20, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Hudson is not new to this with the Nats. I remember him costing us so many games in Atlanta, he ejected Davey as well afted blowing an incredible call at first that cost the Nats the ballgame.

  38. rlndtln - May 20, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    bullshit

  39. natslive - May 20, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Ok Nats now let’s pound the Yankees

  40. dc27dan - May 20, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Odds on another Taylor GS? I have faith

  41. Eric - May 20, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    OMG, Zim rung up on more BS from Hudson. F this guy!!! This game should be nullified immediately.

    • natslive - May 20, 2015 at 8:11 PM

      Just said it looks like unless pitch is way off they will all be called strikes on the Nats

  42. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    and now hudson making Warren look like Spahn

    • deftndumb - May 20, 2015 at 8:12 PM

      Good one!

  43. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    “Mary” Tyler Moore!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    TYMO picking up his team

  45. Eric - May 20, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Yeah TyMo!!!

  46. Drew - May 20, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Ty Game!

    • adcwonk - May 20, 2015 at 8:34 PM

      +2 !!

  47. natslive - May 20, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Way to go Tyler

  48. Tyler Babip - May 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Go TMO!

  49. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    I see you TyMo!!!!

  50. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Take that Marvin.. You clown

  51. deftndumb - May 20, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    I’d pay good money to hear the conversation going on right now in the clubhouse between BH and MW.

  52. knoxvillenat - May 20, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    I’m sick and tired of low A level umpires working in the big leagues. It’s time Manfred and Torre clean house of all the clown umpires starting with Hudson, Angel Hernandez and several others. Feel free to add to the list.

  53. Eric - May 20, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    So is that not even a plate appearance the last time Harper was up?

  54. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Zmann looks determined right now.

  55. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    yankee bloggers are a regular riot, alice:

    Mean Mr Mustard: So Beltran is not the straw that stirs the team, eh?

    +1: He’s the straw that stirs the Metamucil.

    yankeerudy: No, he’s more like the ice cube that just sits there and melts.

  56. nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Will the Ump be fined or suspended? And the answer is no. I stopped watching football and NBA because the officials where so awful and arrogant.

  57. nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Don’t help him Ian. Stupid Stupid. A walk gives you 2 chances to go ahead. Stupid. Damnnnnnn

  58. manassasnatsfan - May 20, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    manfred needs to address the fact people pay to watch players play not Hudson umpire.

    want to lose fans let people like Hudson umpire.

    • nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 8:26 PM

      Great point.

  59. rlndtln - May 20, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    If Span is going go.

  60. nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Oh boy. They have really destroyed this game. But a very undisciplined inning by the Nats.

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:27 PM

      It’s tied. Forget about all that b.s. and focus on winning now.

      • conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 8:31 PM

        +1

      • nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 8:51 PM

        Bs is more fun Lol

  61. mbfields - May 20, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    And the phantom tag on Span is apparently “good enough for the government”.

  62. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 20, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    I feel like this crew is determined to screw the Nats over…. hopefully we will win in spite of these issues…

  63. mbfields - May 20, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    We win no matter what. We don’t live in the cesspool that is NY.

  64. unkyd59 - May 20, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    All I know is, the sooner we can unload that worthless Desmond, the better….

    • conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 8:32 PM

      Really?

    • rlndtln - May 20, 2015 at 8:42 PM

      you are nuts

      • unkyd59 - May 20, 2015 at 8:51 PM

        It’s a good kind of nuts though, right? Desi is Getting It Done!!!

  65. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Zimm at 76 pitches end of 6th…. We got this!

  66. Tyler Babip - May 20, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Mets are getting shelled by the Cardinals, 0-7 at the moment. Bartolo Colon’s bad day.

  67. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    “conatsguy – May 20, 2015 at 8:11 PM
    Take that Marvin.. You clown”

    More specifically an “a$$ clown”

  68. Danny - May 20, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    MT just got 5 sliders.

    • adcwonk - May 20, 2015 at 8:50 PM

      Got decent wood on it this time.

      This is what he needs — a steady of diet of MLB sliders, so he can figure it out.

      (Not that they’re always so easy to figure out — see, e.g., Drew Storen)

  69. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Again, you can’t cheat a call at 1st FP with Instant Replay.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:48 PM

      But on the other hand, you should need clear and convincing video evidence to overturn. I think the Nats caught a break.

      • manassasnatsfan - May 20, 2015 at 10:17 PM

        He was out.

  70. adcwonk - May 20, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Longest at bat for a Yankee this game — the pitcher Warren (!)

  71. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    7 strong innings for JZim. Get that man a W!!!!

  72. adcwonk - May 20, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Mets now down 9-0.

  73. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Big decision for Official Scorer. Have to give a H to Ramos!!!!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:56 PM

      Ball came up on Headley. I hope they review it and change that to a H.

      • manassasnatsfan - May 20, 2015 at 10:18 PM

        His agent will appeal to Torre.

  74. mauimo22 - May 20, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    When is MLB gonna step up and do something about these “jock sniff” umps? Looked like a total BS call against Harper, just like the other time he made a simple appeal to 3rd. I would be pizzed if I bought tickets to this game to see the b2b player of the week, only to have a jock-sniff ump throw him out of the game.
    Total BS and a disgrace to the game!

    #JockSniffBlue

  75. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Time to win this game. I have full faith in Espi right now.

  76. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Time to win this game. I have full faith in Espi right now.

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      Good job, Espi. Way to make me look stupid.

      • nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 8:58 PM

        Terrible decision to bunt.

      • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 8:59 PM

        agree. bat em in.

  77. nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Oh man Danny. The little things guys the little things

  78. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    be patient here Dan..

    • conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 9:01 PM

      Atta Boy!

  79. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Wow, Beltran. Thanks. 2nd life for Uggla.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 9:01 PM

      Talk about grinding out at-bats. Wow Uggla!!!!

  80. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Beltran makes too much to catch that ball

  81. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    hmmmmm…..this seems kind of familiar

  82. slidell2 - May 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Second straight shelling for Colon.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 9:02 PM

      His nutritional supplements aren’t working as well.

      • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:05 PM

        Not enough Mikee D’s this week.

    • nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 9:12 PM

      Good. Fat schmuck

  83. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Span the man

  84. dcwx61 - May 20, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    now we see how the ump screwed the game
    Harper should be in the hole

  85. nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Come on Ian. Awful

  86. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 20, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    What kind of strike zone is this…

  87. Danny - May 20, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Death, taxes and Desmond waving away at high fastballs with 2 strikes.

    Ump screwed that AB

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:14 PM

      There is no way Ian doesn’t swing at that pitch. He just can’t help it. He dreams of hitting game winning HRs and mashing multi-run HRs. The glory if he had put that over the fence!

  88. natslive - May 20, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Needed a better AB from Desi

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

      I still think that corner pitch could have been a ball or a strike as it was borderline but Desi still K’d on a ball well above the zone that would have been Ball 3.

  89. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    OK Bullpen.. Get Jordan the win!

  90. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Ramos will get 1 more AB in the 8th

  91. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    matchup time

  92. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Come on Grace. Back to back walks. Time to pull him.

  93. rlndtln - May 20, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Ever hear of a 4 out save with day off tomorrow

  94. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 20, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    I’m glad it worked but I don’t understand why Grace faced Headly….

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:25 PM

      Me too. I thought for sure MW would have pulled him there for a righty. Got lucky. Maybe a little confidence boost to boot.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 9:28 PM

        Headley is a switch-hitter. Good to have him bat right but Grace wasn’t particularly sharp.

      • Eric - May 20, 2015 at 9:29 PM

        MW. Is. OUTTA HERE 😉

  95. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    That had me worried. Grace in a high-lev situation against the wrong side.

    Well done.

  96. nattygoats - May 20, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Walks kill

  97. scnatsfan - May 20, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    You just can’t do that Grace

  98. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Whew Grace

  99. manassasnatsfan - May 20, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    why are we walking tying andcwinning on after 2 outs?

    • Eric - May 20, 2015 at 9:36 PM

      Obviously because it’s more exciting that way. Clean innings are way too relaxing.

  100. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Way to get out of that jam Matt. You got big ones..

  101. Danny - May 20, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Don’t think MT has seen a fastball tonight. League has adjusted. Will he back?

  102. Eric - May 20, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Good AB Zim…

    Here we Ramos!

  103. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Wilson… You can do it!

  104. natslive - May 20, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Come on Drew no walks

  105. Eric - May 20, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Oh man, I thought that was launched! Can o corn. Phew!

  106. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Storen got lucky on that 1st out.

  107. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    This is usually where Storen just gives up 2nd base. Ugh.

  108. Ghost of Steve M. - May 20, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Let’s do it Drew Storen!!!

  109. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 20, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Third pitcj… be in the dirt…

  110. veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Toss ARoid!

  111. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 20, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Oh…. wow….

    Was NOT expecting that….

  112. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Wow!!!

  113. Mrsb loves the Nats - May 20, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Ramos stole that K… didnt think it was a K… helluva frame by ramos.

    • veejh - May 20, 2015 at 9:50 PM

      definitly high and inside

  114. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    We own the Yankees😎

    • rlndtln - May 20, 2015 at 9:51 PM

      NO Bryce,NO MW NO problem.

  115. knoxvillenat - May 20, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Marvin Hudson is just a terrible umpire that’s all I can say. But I’ll take that strike 3 on A-Roid.

  116. conatsguy - May 20, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    MLB channel all over Hudson. On the Bryce Harper strike call and the ARod strike 3

    • Eric - May 20, 2015 at 10:08 PM

      Awesome

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