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Game 57: Cubs at Nats

Jun 7, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

The Nationals close out their season series with the Chicago Cubs in a late afternoon Sunday start with Jordan Zimmermann (5-2, 2.88) and Kyle Hendricks (1-2, 3.99) set to pitch.

The Nationals lost 4-2 on Saturday, as their offense struggled against Jason Hammel. They will hope for better results from their lineup on Sunday, but they should have some help from one of the hottest pitchers in baseball. Zimmermann has allowed only three earned runs over his last four starts, a stretch of 28 innings.

Hendricks has not been quite as good lately with 10 earned runs in his last four outings, including four his last time out against the Marlins. But he did beat the Nationals on May 26 – two starts ago – when he threw seven innings of one-run ball.

We have both myself and Daniel Shiferaw at the park for this one, so check back for updates…

CHICAGO CUBS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where:
 Nationals Park
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 187
Weather: Partly cloudy, 78 degrees, Wind 11 mph in from RF

NATIONALS (30-26)
CF Denard Span
3B Yunel Escobar
RF Bryce Harper
2B Anthony Rendon
C Wilson Ramos
SS Ian Desmond
1B Tyler Moore
LF Michael Taylor
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

CUBS (29-24)
CF Dexter Fowler
1B Anthony Rizzo
3B Kris Bryant
C Miguel Montero
LF Chris Coghlan
SS Starlin Castro
RF Chris Denorfia
RHP Kyle Hendricks
2B Jonathan Herrera

UMPIRES
HP Kerwin Danley
1B Gabe Morales
2B Rob Drake
3B Joe West (cc)

 4:22 p.m. — It was a quick first inning that featured no runs. Both teams got a baserunner apiece as Rizzo walked and Escobar singled in his first at-bat since leaving Thursday’s game with a sore right wrist. Rizzo was caught in a rundown and Escobar was strande don first after two outs on balls put in play by Harper and Rendon. It’s 0-0 with the second up next.

4:47 p.m. — It didn’t take long for the Nationals to respond, as they now lead 2-1. Ramos reached on an error by Castro at shortstop and Desmond followed with his fifth homer of the season. He lofted it over the fence opposite field to right-center. Zimmermann also got a single in the inning. Nats lead 2-1 with the third up next.

5:08 p.m. — It is still 2-1 after three. Fowler led off with a double for the Cubs and moved all the way to third, but that’s as far as he would get. The Nats then went down 1-2-3.

5:26 p.m. — The Cubs tied the game up at 2-2 in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Herrera. He brought home Denorfia, who reached on a one-out single and moved to second on a groundout by Hendricks. The Nats then went down in order for the second straight inning.

5:51 p.m. — Both teams scored again in the fifth, as the Cubs lead 4-3 with the sixth inning up next. Chicago notched two runs on a single by Coghlan. He brought home Rizzo, who led off with an infield single, and Bryant who doubled right after. The Nats got their run on a single by Escobar. That brought home Clint Robinson, who pinch-hit for Zimmermann. Blake Treinen will now take over looking to keep this one close.

6:10 p.m. — Blake Treinen came on in relief of Zimmermann and quickly gave the run right back to the Cubs and then some, as two scored to make it 6-3 on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded RBI single. The Nats offense went quietly in the bottom half of the inning, going down in order.

6:39 p.m. — Nothing doing in the seventh inning for either team, as Aaron Barrett shuts down the Cubs in order and the Nats fail to capitalize on their scoring chances in the bottom half of the frame. It’s still 6-3 heading to the eighth.

6:58 p.m. — Eighth inning starts and Denard Span has been removed from the game, with Michael Taylor taking his place in center and Danny Espinosa going to left. We’ll have an update on Span’s condition after the game. Meanwhile, the Nats still couldn’t muster any offense. It’s still 6-3 heading to the ninth.

7:18 p.m. — And that’ll do it. Nats fall to the Cubs 6-3 and drop the series. More coming soon.

128 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Eugene in Oregon - Jun 7, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    GYFNG!

  2. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Waiting for the lineup!

    • natsfan1a - Jun 7, 2015 at 12:44 PM

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 12:46 PM

        Thanks! RZim off as suggested. Gives him 2 in a row with Monday’s off day.

      • Doc - Jun 7, 2015 at 1:22 PM

        The very good news about this lineup is that Escobar is back at it, and Zim isn’t batting 2nd.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 1:28 PM

        2 days off in a row could help ache-y muscles. Hope on Tuesday he feels refereshed and bat speed picks up.

  3. natsfan1a - Jun 7, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    You’re welcome. Hope it helps him.

  4. scnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    Desmond Moore Taylor are the odds better none strike out or all three strike out in a row?

    Cmon boys get the bats turned on.

  5. Steady Eddie - Jun 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    No, Charmse, Hendricks did not “beat the Nats” in his May 26 appearance. Like JZimm, he gave up one run in seven innings, and the Nats took the lead in the eighth on Span’s HR. Winning run scored for the Cubs two Cubs pitchers later.

    In other words, he and JZimm pitched to a draw in their seven innings. This isn’t a small technicality, as it would be as inaccurate to say JZimm lost to the Cubs.

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jun 7, 2015 at 2:01 PM

      Again, bringing your so-called “facts” into this discussion.

  6. Steady Eddie - Jun 7, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    How the heck did autocorrect change “Chase” to “Charmse”?

  7. Theophilus T.S. - Jun 7, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Probably the same way it changed Chase’s summary from “me” to “myself.” Journalists who can’t write. Sheesh.

    • Just. Dave - Jun 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      I hope his self has a great day at the game!

  8. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Mark Carlson tosses Alex Wood for asking for one side of the plate or the other.

  9. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Nice run down execution

  10. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Escobar understands. Pitches away drive away.

  11. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Escobar needs to bear a ball in the hole with 2 outs. Harper smoked his ball.

  12. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Arggg. Zim hits the target twice in a row and Cubs get 2 hits and a run on it.

  13. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Time to string together some hits.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:40 PM

      Was wondering if I was the only one home.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:43 PM

        Everyone is at the game. I will take Desi taking advantage of an error in front of him.

  14. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Desi takes advantage of error.

  15. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    The pitch on the outside Desi easily hits a home. Had he pulled that it would be a double play grounder.

    Why is that so hard for him to register.

  16. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Span outside pitches hit to left. When you pull them almost always a grounder to second.

    This guy likes to pitch out, our hits should be going oppo for sure.

  17. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    That ball to Fowler 5 inches inside of target.

  18. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Lots of pitches, but a shut down inning.

  19. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Art. Ball on outside and Harper pulls it. He’s good going the other way. Not sure why he pulled it.

    This guys throws 90% on the outside. Not sure why anyone thinks pull.

  20. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Damn the throw was there what is Ramos doing

  21. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Zim has to put batters away with 2 strikes. That is at least 4 hits in pitcher’s counts.

  22. natslive - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Need to put away these batters when you have them 0-2…..come on Zim

  23. veejh - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    poor effort from Ramos on that tag

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:19 PM

      He was a foot to close to Bryce.

  24. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Nats hit parade needed!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:35 PM

      PLEASE!!!!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:35 PM

      That Cub inning is what we are wanting here. Single after single.

      We will see very few innings like that because most our batters have poor plate approach.

  25. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Come on guys get on base. We have had 0 at bats with RISP. They have had 9.

  26. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Dis Schu coaching? Almost 90% of pitches are on the outer half. The guys are swinging like they are on the inner half.

    Tell them them to go the other way. Not rocket science.

  27. exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Lucky its only 2-2. Jzim not really fooling them at all.

  28. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Zim needs to gets some strike outs as when they hit out fielders are too often in anither spot. This is not good pitching like he has been doing recently.

    5 hits on 0-2 or 1-2 counts. Means the killer pitch is not there.

  29. rlndtln - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    We are just an above average team in a pathetic division.

    • rlndtln - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      our best hope everyday is that the Mets will lose.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:33 PM

        As I said I would bet my mortgage we win the division despite our lack of play now.

        The negative Nellie’s just talk.

  30. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Ecarp tells us that the walk was the first, but we all know Rizzo waled in the first.

    Now NcCatty comes out after the damage. Why is he always late. I don’t understand it all. Poor management.

    • scnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      In his defense, what is McCatty supposed to say… stop letting letting them hit you?

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:39 PM

        To cal!m him more than anything else.

        If there no mechanical issue, then relaxing is what he does.

        But do it before we give up a run.

  31. scnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Two weeks ago it looked like teams would be lucky to win one game a series. Now we are that team. What a strange game.

  32. exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Swept and loss series against 2 sub .500 team. What do you expect against a team over .500. Too many guys. Thinking about their big 100M payday

  33. Danny - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    How about an inning where we get 6-8 men to be plate..

    • natslive - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:39 PM

      With you on this one

    • veejh - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:41 PM

      not a bad start to this inning

  34. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Robinson takes it the other way. That was good.

    Taylor pulled one.

    Span on the a middle out went more up the middle.

    Escobar other way on outside pitch, next Harper keep the line moving

  35. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Harp needed a liner not a popper tgere

  36. Danny - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Jeez Tony 3-1 foul out.. 3-4 guys don’t step up.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:52 PM

      Both Harper and Rendon hit the bottom of the ball instead of square hitting.

      Cubs all seem to have no problem hitting Zim square.

  37. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    2-0 change up is ball 3 but no we swing at it. That is where the lack of Spring training shows. Followed by real ball 3 (which would have been ball 4).

    Numbers 3 and 4 hitters 0 for 2 RISP.

  38. exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Pretty deflating …against a pitcher on the ropes.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:55 PM

      Mostly caused because to many of our hitters try to pull way too much.

      I beat the drum a lot but it is the secret to good hitting.

      Our guys don’t believe or our coach doesn’t insist on fixing it.

      • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 5:58 PM

        Or thats what they are and can’t change it. They would not be successful at playing small ball, not taking huge swings. I wish they did. Good playoff team like Cards, giants do it.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:07 PM

        You might have hit the nail on the head teams that can play small ball can regardless of conditions.

        Small ball takes discipline. Which most our our guys lack.

        Side note Teinan is the pitcher who drives me crazy. He either is great it terrible batter to batter. Great stuff but refuses to trust it at all.

        Trying to take us out if the game with a double followed by three walks.

      • nataddicted - Jun 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

        mnf, “Mostly caused because to many of our hitters try to pull way too much.”

        I agree, too many of our guys.

        But I have to shout out Yunel Escobar being the exception to players who can’t play small ball (when at the plate).

        Not his base running of course, peeyew!, but his ability to hit a pitch to a hole (sometimes it seems he looks at the field, thinks “I’m gonna put it right there”, and does it, I mighta got that from FP, wow, did I just cite him?), and he can hit it where it is pitched, outside pitches to right, inside ones to left. Two five-hit games already.

        If I could hug Rizzo about that trade, I would.

  39. exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    And its bad Treinen.

    • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:01 PM

      Really..come on..go get Clippard or someone.

      • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:04 PM

        Can’t stand the inconsistency of these rp pitcher. Tease you into thinking they re good and then cant get out of an inning.

  40. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Trainan you get first two out easy, then fart around.

    McCatty came and you continued anyway.

  41. Danny - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Welp on the bright side will be 0.5 back at worst tomorrow. Thanks NL East! Maybe Scherzer will bring in a good next month tomorrow.

    • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      That’s all good if your expectations are just to make the playoff and get eliminated in 1st round

      • Danny - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:09 PM

        Tes who sneak into the playoffs win it all the time. Look at the Giants..

      • nataddicted - Jun 7, 2015 at 11:06 PM

        Boswell had some stats in the past month or so about the crapshoot nature of all the four major sports playoff systems, and Baseball was the easiest for “underdogs” or put another way, the biggest crapshoot of the four. It may have been in one of his chats, which are very good reading.

  42. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    I think it will be in my best interest to lower expectations and take this team for what it is…

    Regardless if the Nats come back or not….Nats need help and I have no idea where it can possibly come from…

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:10 PM

      They just need to hit it where it’s pitch.

      And pitch to there capability.

      The problem is they are not playing to their ability. I refuse to lower my standards.

  43. rlndtln - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Guys you are living in a fantasy world.As I have said all season our chances died in 12 and 14.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:12 PM

      And as I said at the end we will win the division fairly easily. I know negative Nellie’s go with what they see.

    • nataddicted - Jun 7, 2015 at 11:08 PM

      weak tea

  44. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Btw, at the park this wknd… a bunch of Cubbies fans at the park too…

  45. Joe Seamhead - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    I’m in a bar in WV and am only getting to see some of the game, but Blake T should be taken out behind the woodshed. As to LF? We don’t need no stinking infielder out there. Nice job by Taylor.

  46. Danny - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Bullpen and lack of hits, couple that up with some injuries to SPs and losing will follow. And Tyler Moore, we have tired and tried. He has used up his chances here.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:14 PM

      Zim needed the rest.

  47. exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    I hope they realized that the Moore/Mat, robinson thing ain’t gonna work. Too many outs, ks in that lineup. Desmond also not helping.

  48. dcwx61 - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Live by the homer, die by the homer

    Time to escobar the swing and go to all fields

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      I have believed that from my first knowkedge of base ball in 1960.

      • dcwx61 - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:22 PM

        yeah makes for a free swinging streaky offense
        i feel bad for MW…nothing he can do but keep trying

  49. Danny - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Espy to LF is looking more enticing. Never thought I’d say that

  50. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Just did a review.

    JZim gave up 7 of his 10 hits with 2 strikes.

    Means he had no put way pitch at all.

    That is probably my biggest concern today.

    • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:21 PM

      JZim has been good, just not as good as the 2-3 previous years.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:27 PM

        Most of the season fine 9 quality start. But today mediocre at best.

      • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:29 PM

        But not as dominant…last year he was so good.

  51. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Let’s hit around

  52. dcwx61 - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    I am now going to petition Papa John’s give discounts on 4 or more runs. Moral victories

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM

      Orioles have 5 runs, Seattle has 5 runs win or lose.

      • dcwx61 - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:32 PM

        really….and they have a DH…shame on you Papa…pizza discrimination

  53. exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Right down the middle!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:37 PM

      Actually on the outer half, but easily a ball to drive to right. Surely not one to let go by for a k.

  54. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Need base runners Tayli4 does fine fouling off pitches, but then takes one he could drive to right and just let’s it go. You can’t win doing that. So why do it?

  55. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Soriano is good for 4 months. By the time he is ready to pitch there is less than 4 months left.

    Let’s sign him.

    • nataddicted - Jun 7, 2015 at 11:17 PM

      Let’s say you’re the GM, what would you pay for him? 5M? I think that’s way too high, and I doubt he’d take the cut in pay. He made 11M last year, 22 over the last two. Does he want to play for say 3M? I’d think about that, maybe.

      I’m not saying I love the guy, he’s too much drama, but like it or not he was a lights-out pitcher for the first half last year. Does he still have that kind of stuff?

  56. senators69 - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Matt Williams could have / should have puled Treinen after Bryant walked.
    Yes, Treinen need more seasoning at AAA, but Matt Williams needs managerial lessons too.
    Getting tiresome.
    MW as manager is a disadvantage NOT an advantage, and the fact that he’s Rizzo’s buddy may make it hard for Riz to have a “come-to-Jesus” conversation with him.

    Unfortunately, as constructed and managed these Nats are a good regular season team, but I think they’d have serious issues in making a long post-season run.

    • Just. Dave - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:43 PM

      Fire the manager. Bench Harper for not hitting a 3 run homer today. Trade the SS for a crappy reliever. Cut Ryan and Jayson.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:44 PM

      McCatty needs to advise MW on the issue much better.

  57. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Harper hit it the right direction, but again got under it.

    Hasn’t had this bad a contact in the month. Actually the first one hit great just the wrong direction.

    • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:45 PM

      Because he feels he has to score all the runs.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:50 PM

        Just do his thing. Escobar is getting on base just drive the ball, not pop the ball.

      • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:54 PM

        I know but I feel he’s swinging at more pitches.trying to compensate for everybody else.

  58. dcwx61 - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Ghost is the prophet….Espi in Left!!

  59. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    MW gears us

  60. dcwx61 - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    but can he pitch ?

  61. Joe Seamhead - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    PHHHTTT!

  62. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Great back up by Janssen

  63. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Somewhere Ghost is laughing… I think I would have taken Harper out

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:53 PM

      LOL, my phone is going crazy. Pigs are flying because Espinosa is in LF.

      Didn’t take long.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:56 PM

        This team needs help…. and no answers from anywhere… really concerning..

        Sure they had the hot May but that was more so Harper, imo….

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:04 PM

        Guys were on base for Harper all day. Bad news BABIP

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:02 PM

        There are answers. I just think that they haven’t really asked the questions yet. Now why they haven’t asked a different question.

        MW keeps saying “That’s baseball.”

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:06 PM

        SOME of it may have been BaBip… but guys aren’t seeing the balls well, swinging at garbage, and seemingly in a hurry to get the game over with….

        If Span and Ryan are hurt, DL them 15 days becuz their offense (lack of) is hurting the Nats, especially Ryan….

  64. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Rally boys

  65. exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Lots of huge swing..fly balls…down by 3

  66. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    If you want know why this game went flat. The pitchers gave up to many strike 2 hits, and we get to many 2 strike pop ups.

  67. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Again 2 strike popup.

    Please guys read Ted Williams’ book the science of hitting. He was a power hitter who knew how to have a high average.

    You can have both. Just follow the recipe.

    • exposremains - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:04 PM

      That’s not the way they are taught to hit. They dont want the singles. They want the hr. Hr=$

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:12 PM

        According to the book take singles when they give it, and homers when they give it. Force nothing.

        Williams had tobs if homers.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:14 PM

        With 2 strikes never ever take a strike . never ever swing at a ball.

  68. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Enjoyable weekend at the park… just wished for better results..

    • natslive - Jun 7, 2015 at 8:04 PM

      There yesterday…..let’s hope things get better inNY

  69. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Why did MW not double switch.

    Asleep at the wheel again.

  70. manassasnatsfan - Jun 7, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    I hope presser ask why Espi was placed in first spot not 9th. That makes no sense at all.

    • Joe Seamhead - Jun 7, 2015 at 8:13 PM

      Because Span went out. Espi came in for Span, Taylor to CF. with Span out,(injury?) and Robinson used as a PH there was nobody left but Danny to go to LF.

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