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Game 82: Giants at Nats

Jul 5, 2015, 4:48 PM EST

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

The bad news: Stephen Strasburg is back on the DL, this time with a left oblique strain. With the Nationals not needing a fifth starter until after the All-Star break, Taylor Jordan has been recalled from Class AAA Syracuse to serve as a long man in the bullpen for the time being. The good news: The Nats have won 11 of their last 14, have opened up a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the NL East and have a chance tonight to sweep the Giants on Sunday Night Baseball.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball tonight, riding a streak of 16 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. Veteran Ryan Vogelsong starts for San Francisco.

I’m back from the family wedding and will be at the CSN studios tonight for The Baseball Show at 10:30 p.m. Rich Dubroff has full coverage from the ballpark on CSNwashington.com one last time. Enjoy the game!

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 8:08 p.m. EDT
TV: ESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: 92.7 FM, 94.3 FM, 106.7 FM, 980 AM, 1500 AM, XM 89
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 79 degrees, Wind 5 mph RF to LF

NATIONALS (45-36)
CF Denard Span
3B Yunel Escobar
RF Bryce Harper
1B Clint Robinson
C Wilson Ramos
2B Danny Espinosa
SS Ian Desmond
LF Michael Taylor
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

GIANTS (42-40)
CF Angel Pagan
2B Joe Panik
LF Brandon Belt
1B Buster Posey
SS Brandon Crawford
RF Gregor Blanco
C Andrew Susac
3B Ehire Adrianza
RHP Ryan Vogelsong

UMPIRES
HP Phil Cuzzi
1B Gerry Davis
2B John Hirschbeck
3B Will Little

218 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 5, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Welcome back, Rich! How about some in-game updates this time?

    • natsnatsnatswoo - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      I don’t know, but if I was Rich I might be sharing a Joey Eischen quote with you after a welcome back like that. In a tenth anniversary season spirit of course.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:36 PM

        You might. Pretty sure he won’t. 😉

  2. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Brandon Belt in LF

    • masterfishkeeper - Jul 5, 2015 at 5:03 PM

      Let’s hope the Nats can take advantage of that. Of course, we made Ishikawa look good in LF last year.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 5:05 PM

        Hoping they can make him look like Cuddyer. Posey is playing a lot of 1B and they’re talking about this becoming more and more of the way the Giants are going to align.

  3. ArVAFan - Jul 5, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Well, given the reasonable prices on tonight’s tix (and parking) on Stubhub, we decided to go for the bobbleheads.

    And the game, of course!

  4. stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    I’m sorry, but I hope I’ve attended my last Taylor Jordan start. I’ve attended an absurd proportion of them, by sheer happenstance, the last couple of years. They never go well. Last one we were down 4-0 before we swung a bat.

  5. stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Wow. That’s what I call accountability!

    • stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      Masset (L, 2-2) 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 0 4.68
      Eveland 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40

      Eveland gave up the game winning sac fly to Howard.

      • stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:22 PM

        If I were Brigham I wouldn’t be making any big financial commitments, either.

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:38 PM

      I read that as “braves designate mascot for assignment”

      • Eugene in Oregon - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:57 PM

        As they should.

  6. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    It takes MW a little longer but he finally has the right lineup with Esco 2nd and Harp 3rd.

  7. masterfishkeeper - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Mets pounding the Dodgers, 7-0. Puig just turned a Lagares fly ball into a two run triple.

    • virginiascopist - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      I have a feeling Puig is not going to be in L.A. much longer. He is a huge trade chip and apparently (if reports are to be believed) most players there won’t be sad to see him go.

      • natsjackinfl - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:29 PM

        Rumblings have been circulating that Greinke has already let the Dodgers know that he’s definitely opting out if Puig is still on the team after this season.

      • virginiascopist - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:38 PM

        I think Greinke will opt out no matter what.

      • Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:21 PM

        Yeah, but opting out (or threatening to) doesnt necessarily mean leaving LA.

        I think Greinke will stay if LA backs up some (in their fleet of) cash dump trucks.

      • virginiascopist - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:29 PM

        Very true. I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see L.A. bid heavily for Greinke in the off-season.

  8. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    po Nats won suspended game 3-2 in 14

    • natsfan1a - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:39 PM

      Atta way, boys!

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:27 PM

        I hear you should turn on today’s PNats game

  9. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    At the very least we take the series. Can we please bury the Reds? I can’t stand the Reds.

    • stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:39 PM

      You know you’re old when that sounds like part of a Cheech and Chong bit. 😉

      • Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:20 PM

        HA!

        But Dave’s not here…

  10. knoxvillenat - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Glad to see Escobar in the 2 hole tonight and Espinosa down in the lineup.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:41 PM

      I like Bryce up 3rd until Rendon comes back 🙂

  11. stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Morse makes first appearance back from DL. Ks as PH. 😦

  12. stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Yay! Got my bobblehead. Wouldn’t care much except, y’know, we actually attended the game.

    First box they handed me looked ready to go on the DL, so I swapped it out. Yeah, I’m just a big kid at heart.

  13. Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    In 315 C. GYFNG!

    • stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:59 PM

      223!

      DC Washington rocks him some anthem, boy howdy.

  14. Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 5, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    I’d swear Norv Turner is in the row in front of me.

  15. Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Wow. Literally EVERYBODY is here, apparently.

  16. stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    I love DC Washington because, apart from his magnificent voice, he doesn’t drag it out like a funeral dirge!

    • natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:32 PM

      He’s great

  17. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Why are the Nats positioning Taylor so deep against the light hitting lefty Pagan. Immediately you see positioning issues. Shouldn’t happen as these 2 teams know each other.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:15 PM

      Good speed by Taylor to run down the Panik play

  18. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Unscathed in the top of the 1st.

  19. 3on2out - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    I love the permanent pitch track!

  20. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Why couldn’t the Gigantes play like this last year in the postseason against the Nats.

  21. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    CRob hits into the dreaded 4-6-3

  22. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Nice inning there JZ

  23. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Really nice at-bat by Ramos to draw that walk. Would love to see him do that more often.

  24. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Good AB by Danny…..come on Desi

  25. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    2 great back-to-back walks. #LoW and #SBW

  26. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    MAT comes through again with RISP!!!!

  27. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Another clutch hit by Taylor

  28. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Belt playing Leftfield already costs the Giants

  29. nats1924 - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Man, is Desi even worth a qualifying offer at this point??

    garbage!

  30. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Yes, another clutch hit by Taylor. And another example as to why he stays in LF until further notice.

    • npb99 - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:58 PM

      Brace yourself for SSS comments.

      • Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:12 PM

        Aww, my shoulders are wide, npb99. I can take it.

  31. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Wow! What a dumb ass base running by Espy.

  32. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Great call by Schilling there as Espinosa had an easy obstruction there and didn’t make contact with the 3rd baseman.

    • Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:02 PM

      The obstruction chance is easy second guessing. It would have been heads up on Danny’s part to take advantage of it. Leaving the bag to start with is a mistake that can cost you a game.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:07 PM

        Yes, a deke was the play to get the 3rd baseman to look at you.

  33. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Desis best productive out .

  34. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    When Desmond bats, husbands please send the wife and kids to bed. They wouldn’t witness that. Ughhhhhhj

  35. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Shouldn’t.

  36. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    I’ve seen Bryce thrown out for arguing less than Pagan there.

    • kgwcoach - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:07 PM

      With their losing streak the Giants are very frustrated. From 308 it looks like the ump has a high strike zone.

      • Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:08 PM

        That was a horrible call on pagan. It was way up.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM

        It was a high zone there.

  37. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    WTF was all that with Phil Cuzzi and Harper all about?

    • masterfishkeeper - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:10 PM

      Harper was asking Cuzzi why he didn’t eject Pagan!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:16 PM

      Great question.

  38. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Gotta cash in on these walks

  39. veejh - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Harper

  40. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Nice snatch Harp!

  41. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Stranding early

  42. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    I know there’s a baseball game going on, but this schlick with Max is pretty funny.

  43. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Great interview with Max!

  44. hummel26 - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Ian Desmond: 100 percent wind power!

  45. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    OK Boys, let’s get that one back.

  46. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Good execution Danny…now let’s get him around to score

  47. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Are you kiddin me?? Great AB Danny!

  48. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    That’s a shame it was Desi who gets robbed.

    • conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:28 PM

      Soo close.

  49. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Looked like a crappy call on Michael,

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:49 PM

      I thought the same…. didnt think it was a K…. but the bottom has been there some moments and then not the next as we just saw…

  50. veejh - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Exact same pitch is a ball, then, a strike.

  51. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Is ESPN’s pitch box way off? Or is Cuzzi’s zone that far off?

  52. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Strike zone is a complete rumor with this guy. Ump sucks

  53. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    That… Was a strike!

  54. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Wow. That was a ball according to pitch track. Why the complaining?

    • TimDz - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:49 PM

      Probably because Cozzi called it a strike when SF was at bat…

    • natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:50 PM

      Think the Giants are frustrated……the strike zone has been all over the place…not consistent at all and many questionable calls

  55. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Was the ejection necessary?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:51 PM

      I think so with Pagan, then Bochy, then Vogelsong. It’s been a lot of barking by the Giants.

    • Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:53 PM

      No.

      But when the ump puts up his hand and says not to come any nearer, you don’t.

      ESPN crew keeps chattering about what he said, but that doesnt matter.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:27 PM

        Actually he said he said nothing coming closer to tell the ump.

        To me way over reactions.

        But then again I am not cool with most umps.

  56. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Didn’t expect to be in the Giants bullpen so soon. 😉

  57. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    I’m know Giants or Bochi fan but this ump is horrible. Time to roast the BP

  58. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Cuzzi has just been looking for a chance to be the star tonight. He has been horrible all night against both teams. Tossing Voglesong is bush league. Fans come to see the stars play.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:53 PM

      Typical Phil Cuzzi or as Bob Carpenter calls him Phil Kah-Zee.

    • Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:03 PM

      Agree with the sentiment but calling Vogelsong a star is perhaps too generous.

  59. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Thats a bad break for us.Wanted to face VOG for a third time.They were complaining about the other calls he missed.

  60. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    NO not know

  61. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    I’ve said it for years. When the hell is somebody gonna hold these umps responsible?

  62. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    3 lousy hits?

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      We are winning notice

  63. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Taylor with the interception😎

  64. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Time to get some runs for JZ

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:08 PM

      +2

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:13 PM

        There you go! Vamos Ramos El Buffalo! That was crushed. I love when he goes the other way!!!!

  65. AlexandriaNatFan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Funniest part of the commentary tonight has got to be Kruk trying to reason what a player can doe before getting ejected. Kruk??? Really? Not exactly known as a cool head as a player 🙂

  66. Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    So far I like this pitcher.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:15 PM

      +40

    • Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:15 PM

      Still liking him.

  67. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrramos

  68. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    OK- Got the lead for Zimm

  69. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    I’d try to steal 3rd here also.

  70. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Desmond robbed twice!

  71. dcwx61 - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Desmond robbed twice!

  72. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    God I feel bad for Ian. Starting to hit the ball well..

  73. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Poor Desi.

  74. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Bad luck again for Desi

  75. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    And a bad AB by Taylor

  76. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Oh Michael…. no where near the SZ…

  77. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    That swing tells you we must sign Denard.

    • scmargenau - Jul 6, 2015 at 12:01 AM

      Insane. MAT bat has won us several games and his PD is much improved.

  78. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    John Kruk and Curt Schilling said before the at bat that The Giants were not going to throw a strike and Taylor would get out if decided to swing at the balls. One pitch accidentally was a strike.

    If people don’t follow the team know exactly what is going to happen don’t you think the coach could earn him to not think about swinging at a slider.

    Just saying.

    Buffalo did what I like driving outer half pitches to right.

    Seems so obvious but to many batters don’t do it.

    • npb99 - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:27 PM

      Opposing pitchers are doing the same thing to Taylor as they did to Harper a few years ago – soft outside stuff, which the youngster was too undisciplined to lay off. Harper learned to handle it. Taylor will have to as well.

    • Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      Obvious and easy are not the same thing.

      And to be fair, Desi has 5-6 years on him and hasn’t learned it yet.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:31 PM

        Actually that is the reason most of us give Desi a hard time.

  79. Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Glad its benefitting us — so far — but this is a lousy K zone.

  80. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Ok guys time to give it a rest….we get it’s a lousy strike zone and they were ejected but time to move on

    • natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:27 PM

      Talking about the ESPN guys not on here

  81. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Primetime game against the WS Champs and need to see how players handle the pressure.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

      JZim fine tonight

  82. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    MW pulls JZim after 7 but lets Scherzer go a full 9. Why MW?

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

      You know I had flashbacks to October….

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:36 PM

      I guess 100 pitches when his at bat came.

      You know when he hits the wall its fast.

      Don’t pitch like Janssen yesterday.

    • natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:36 PM

      Not sure why……I think with the lead and amt of pitches you leave him in

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:36 PM

      Btw I’m at the game with my dad and I said the same thing…

  83. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Bullpen in. Malox time. Would have kept JZ in. Ugla PH is an auto out anyway.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:41 PM

      Did you know Uggla batted .353 in June? 0 for 6 in July.

  84. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Nice play Clint

  85. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Nice play CRob.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:41 PM

      But couldn’t do 2 in a row.

  86. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Uggla is awful and will be gone when the 3 return.For now I would prefer DenDeker against right handed pitching as a pitch hitter and TMO against lefties.Also prefer Rivero to Thornton.

  87. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL A. TAYLOR!!!

  88. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Great play MAT

  89. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Huge out.

  90. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    MW ever hear of a 4out save.Many teams do it.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:47 PM

      Lot of teams?

  91. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Jayson doesn’t make that catch… 😆😆😆

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:47 PM

      Was thinking same thing

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:47 PM

      Uh, Nats don’t have another LF who can make that catch!!!

      This is what I argued about 3 weeks ago when MAT played balls off the bounce. Ever since then he has been more aggressive. Needs to take that aggressiveness to CF too.

      • Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM

        If you are going to come in like that you have to keep it in front of you if you miss it when your CF’er is playing towards RF.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:57 PM

        Very true or it can be a stand-up triple. I like the aggressiveness. Primetime player 😉

    • Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:48 PM

      Yeah, but he probably wouldn’t have struck out on the pitch Baby Taylor K’d on his last AB. I’m not sure we’ll ever see Jayson come in a ball like that again with his wrist.

  92. Joe Seamhead - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Ahem…nice play by MAT.

  93. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    BP looks fine in inning 8.

    Let’s get a couple runs here for insurance

  94. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Angel Pegan a little pokie

  95. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Brandon Belt doesn’t get close to that ball. LOL Pagan was way over towards Right-CF

  96. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    What more can you say about Harp other than MVP.

  97. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Goldschmidt .348 Harper .347

  98. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Tyler Moore nice at bat.

  99. Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    I love Harp. I do not love that driving the car gesture. But I look forward to tolerating it very often.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:57 PM

      Not sure what it means. As long as not face rubbing with it I am fine.

    • chrisrw109nats - Jul 6, 2015 at 12:28 PM

      It’s actually the sprinkler, it’s a dance move.

      I think.

  100. knoxvillenat - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Productive AB/out there by TyMo.

  101. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Productive out by TyMo. I thought he got that. Move Harp to 3rd.

  102. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Let’s get Harper in now….TyMo moved him to 3B

  103. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Thanks Angel.

  104. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Ramos 2-3 with a walk, HR, RISP single. Great night Buffalo!!!!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:59 PM

      I got my bufferine tonight.

      Pivetta or something like started with 19 straight outs.

    • knoxvillenat - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      +40

  105. Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Wilson!

  106. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Oh Desi… I just assume this is the Desi will see for the rest of the year…

    Not sure how much longer can he play every day….

    • scnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

      As long as we are winning you can afford to try to let him right the ship. The rub will be when Rendon returns.

    • conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:06 PM

      Praying for a comeback after the AS break. Hard to give up on this guy.😭

  107. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Who bats after Desmond? The other team

    • 3on2out - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

      Nasty I hate you negativity but that WAS the worst Desi at bat EVER!

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:07 PM

        No way I have seen about 10 worse this year.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

      Only happened in the 9th tonight.

    • conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:18 PM

      Nats sweeps the world champs. Have a nice nap..

    • Dave - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:35 PM

      If not for extraordinary bad luck on two well hit balls, Desi is 2 for 4 tonight. He nailed it twice and the Giants made superhuman catches.

  108. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Desi 2 good at Nats with excellent defensive plays.

    2 at Nats that were terrible.

    Baby steps.

    What is the coach doing about pitch recognition is the question we are all asking.

    • dcwx61 - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

      he is consistent so he must be recognizing pitches.
      Swing at pitches outside and watch pitches in the zone.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:06 PM

        He misrecognizing then.

  109. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    What a time to throw the changeup to Belt. Filthy.

  110. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Uhm… drew….. *deep breaths*

  111. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Storen misses the target 4 times.

  112. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    He pitched to Posey like he was the tieing run

  113. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Took the sure out.

  114. Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Badly missing his spots to Posey.

  115. manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Come on Ramos why are setting outside on first pitch.

  116. natslive - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Exhale

  117. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Bittersweet game….

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:14 PM

      Why bittersweet?

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:15 PM

        Swept them…. in the regular season…. I’m just getting big flashbacks…

        Sigh

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:17 PM

        I know, it’s tough.

      • rayvil01 - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:24 PM

        Time moves on. Win now. Nats are thriving despite enough injuries to have buried most.

        The sun doesn’t shine on the same dog every year.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 6, 2015 at 12:23 AM

        play the game in front of you.

        Max knows.

  118. conatsguy - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Nice save. Two tough ones in a row for Drew!

  119. Hiram Hover - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Druuuuuu!

  120. rlndtln - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Harp,Max and Drew to the ASG.

  121. nattygoats - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Great weekend. Now let’s punk them Reds

  122. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Drew with a nice save. Ramos as the offensive hero and Bryce with another big game. JZim with another solid game other than the ambush HR.

    • rayvil01 - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:27 PM

      Nice script. Will take as many more acts of it as ypu can muster.

  123. Eugene in Oregon - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    I’m confused. A poster on Friday explained to us all that the Giants “always” find a way to win and that Bruce Bochy was such a better manager than Matt Williams that the Nats didn’t stand a chance. But the announcers on ESPN seem to be saying that the Nats swept a three-game series from the Giants. What am I missing?

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:31 PM

      The Giants came unglued tonight.

  124. rayvil01 - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Biggest shock of this game is that Pagan did not get run. I can’t remember a guy giving Blue that much lip multiple times and sticking around.

    • stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:47 PM

      Srsly!

  125. Sec 3, My Sofa - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    IF YOU HEARR ANY NOYZZ IT’S JUST ME AN THE BOYZ
    HITTEN IT

    OK, the home run was all on me, I had just said, “FB inside” … bad call.

    beeeyootiful night at the ball park.

  126. stoatva - Jul 5, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Next up on the Revenge Homestand, the Cincinnati Reds.

  127. conatsguy - Jul 6, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Miss not having the MASN post game or Mark’s in game commentary. Understand ESPN blackout rules, but having Mark’s insight -especially with the strike zone controversy- would have been great tonight. We miss you Mark! 😓

  128. rlndtln - Jul 6, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    What you are missing Oregon is 3 World Series titles in 5 years not most wins in a season.

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