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Game 88: Dodgers at Nats (suspended)

Jul 17, 2015, 3:37 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

After four days off for the All-Star break, the Nationals pick back up on Friday night with a big series against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers come to town with their vaunted pitching staff, but it will not be Clayton Kershaw or Zack Greinke starting on Friday night. Instead, L.A. will pitch 27-year-old right-hander Mike Bolsinger.

Bolsinger, though, is no slouch himself. He has a 3.08 ERA through 13 appearances this season, his second year in the majors. Bolsinger has never faced the Nationals before.

Jordan Zimmermann (8-5, 3.22) will pitch for the Nationals. He will hope to be better than his last time out when he gave up four earned runs on nine hits against the Orioles.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the game…

LOS ANGELES DODGERS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: Ch. 9, MASN, MLBN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees, Wind 9 mph in from RF

NATIONALS (48-39)
3B Yunel Escobar
2B Danny Espinosa
RF Bryce Harper
LF Clint Robinson
C Wilson Ramos
SS Ian Desmond
1B Tyler Moore
CF Michael Taylor
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

DODGERS (51-39)
CF Joc Pederson
2B Howie Kendrick
3B Jacob Turner
1B Adrian Gonzalez
C Yasmani Grandal
RF Yasiel Puig
LF Andre Ethier
SS Jimmy Rollins
RHP Mike Bolsinger

UMPIRES
HP Jim Wolf
1B Adrian Johnson
2B Bill Miller (cc)
3B Doug Eddings

7:06 p.m. — And we’re underway on a muggy, 83-degree night. Big crowd still making its way into the park here as Jordan Zimmermann fires ball one to Joc Pederson.

7:28 p.m. — The first inning was scoreless, but still quite interesting. The Dodgers made Zimmermann work, forcing 24 pitches from him vs. five batters. He struck out Yasmani Grandal to strand a pair of runners on base. The Nats, meanwhile, had a man on second with one out when Mike Bolsinger threw away Danny Espinosa’s bunt back to the mound. Up stepped Bryce Harper … who was intentionally walked. Wow, in the first inning, with one out and one man on base? Who’s the last guy to get that kind of treatment, Barry Bonds? Then again, if Clint Robinson and Wilson Ramos each strike out on pitches out of the zone, opposing teams are probably going to continue doing this. Tough way for the inning to end.

7:38 p.m. — Zimmermann retired the side in the top of the second, but it was hardly routine. Harper got twisted around on Yasiel Puig’s drive to deep right field, ultimately making the catch. Zimmermann then hit the deck on Andre Ethier’s comebacker, somehow making the catch as he fell to the ground. The good news: He only needed six pitches in the inning, giving him a manageable 30 through two frames. Bolsinger set down the Nats in order in the bottom of the second. So it’s still scoreless heading to the third.

8:04 p.m. — The Nats are on the board in the bottom of the third, thanks in part to another comebacker hit by Espinosa. For some reason, these relatively simple plays appear to have spooked Bolsinger, who took a big tumble on this latest one and wound up doing a somersault and appearing to injure his left knee. The Dodgers trainer looked at him carefully before letting him stay in to face Harper with one out and runners on the corners. Harper could only manage a soft grounder to second, but that was good enough to bring the runner home. It’s 1-0 Nats after three thanks to Harper’s 62nd RBI.

8:19 p.m. — Uh-oh, we’ve got a semi-power outage here. One of the banks of lights high above the third-base line just went out, and they’ve pulled the players off the field in the bottom of the fourth inning, with the Nats now trailing 2-1 after Adrian Gonzalez’s 2-run blast into the second deck in the top of the inning. Hopefully this won’t take too long to rectify.

9:19 p.m. — Ugh, we’re now one hour into the power delay, and nothing has changed. The one light bank that went out hasn’t come close to turning back on. The crowd (and press box) has been given very little in the way of an update. People are, understandably, frustrated.

9:42 p.m. — And after a delay of 1-hour, 23 minutes, we are back underway. Bolsinger remains on the mound for the Dodgers, but Tanner Roark is warming in the bullpen for the Nats, so it looks like he’ll replace Zimmermann in the fifth.

9:49 p.m. — Guys are going up there swinging at everything after the delay. Tyler Moore popped up on the first pitch he saw. Michael Taylor also popped up to end the inning. Roark then recorded a quick 1-2-3 top of the fifth. Bolsinger is now out of the game, replaced for the bottom of the fifth by right-hander Chin-Hui Tsao.

9:51 p.m. — Oh, no. The same bank of lights just went out again prior to the bottom of the fifth. Fans (and quite a few media members) are furious right now.

Chase taking over while Mark goes live on CSN

10:34 p.m. — And we are back. This delay was 41 minutes, so the lighting problem delay total at this point is 2 hours and 3 minutes.

10:43 p.m. — So, the power came back on in more ways than one (get it?). Tanner Roark led off the bottom of the fifth with a double and Escobar followed with a homer. That put the Nats back on top 3-2. But then, as the teams were getting ready for the sixth inning, THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AGAIN. We are in a delay for the third freaking time.

10:53 p.m. — The game has been suspended.

212 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. unterp - Jul 17, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    let’s go Nats…

  2. natsjackinfl - Jul 17, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    I normally don’t comment on lineup construction but I would sure prefer Desmond in the 8 spot with Tyler 6 and Michael 7.

  3. Doc - Jul 17, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    I guess Espi is our default #2 hitter. Tony Two Bags he is not.

    • Steady Eddie - Jul 17, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      Should be the other way around. Danny has a .331 OBP (can you believe it?) and is much faster, whereas Yuni has the much higher BA. Backwards batting order.

  4. nats128 - Jul 17, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    The 2nd half begins and Ian Desmond better get going.

    This Fangraphs on him and the part of him turning down 7 yrs $107 million will benefit the Nats and I agree with the writer that the Free Agent market is so weak on SS that Desi will still get a decent deal just nothing close to 7 yrs $107 million unless he goes on fire these remaining 3 months.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/ian-desmonds-weakness-has-turned-into-a-massive-hole/

    “Desmond turned down the big extension from the Nationals because he believed he could get more money as a free agent on the open market. That could still happen. With a coming free-agent class of shortstops that includes names like Alexei Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins, and Stephen Drew, a team is probably going to take a big chance on him. Whether that will look like the long-term deal he was offered to stay in Washington is anyone’s guess: as it stands, it looks like the Nationals might have dodged a bullet.”

    • nats106 - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      Yes, dodged a bullet and spent it on a bazooka arm (Scherzer). The pitching matchup tonight is not as good as I was hoping for, but Sunday doesn’t look too shabby!

    • Doc - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:07 PM

      So they did.

      The Nats have done their own re-loading, and their own bullet is named Trey Turner.

      • nats128 - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:50 PM

        Thats Trea to you! (:

      • Hiram Hover - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:54 PM

        What’s his middle name? I suppose its too much to hope that it’s Nelson or Norman or some such, and we can just refer to him as TNT.

      • Hiram Hover - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:56 PM

        Ah … “Vance.”

        TVT works pretty well too.

  5. natsfan1a - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    It’s about time we had some baseball. That is all.

    • natsfan1a - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Oh, and, um, go NATS!

  6. Doc - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Unless the Harrisburg stats are otherwise dated, Swinging Sammy Solis doesn’t look like he’s been having a good time at AA.

    • hokiepokster92 - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:29 PM

      Don’t you mean “Slingin'” Sammy Solis?

      • npb99 - Jul 17, 2015 at 5:11 PM

        No, it is indeed swinging Sammy. Leads the Nats in BA and second in OPS!
        Very very very small sample size, of course….

  7. nats128 - Jul 17, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    “@ZuckermanCSN: Williams says decision to hold Scherzer til Sunday was with long-term in mind, not matchups. “His workload has been immense.””

    Ive been thinking the same and immense is corrrect. The marathon analogy applies well.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      I’ve been screaming it from the rooftops for weeks that Scherzer has been over-worked.

      Glad it took MW this long to publicly say it. Did it really need 2 straight starts where his average velo dropped to say there’s an immense workload issue?

  8. Danny - Jul 17, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Ladson says Zimmerman and Rendon went through full workouts yesterday, could be close to rehab assignments

    • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 5:19 PM

      Glory hallelujah! Rendon! I’m not counting out Zim. He can still hit.

      • Tyler Babip - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM

        +1 and +1

  9. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Joc Pederson fouled off some tough pitches to work that single. Need a doubleplay here for JZim.

  10. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    good read

  11. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    I think that was a K high in the zone. Show it!

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:17 PM

      It was! How do you miss that. Pitcher is supposed to get the close pitch anyway on 3-2 counts.

  12. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Come on blue! That was strike 3 on Adrian Gonzalez. How do you miss that. 3-2 pitch and he was fooled.

    • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:17 PM

      I agree. Kind of annoying.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:19 PM

        It was a 3-2 tight slider that bent in. Great pitch and Adrian Gonzalez was frozen and so was the ump.

  13. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    2-2 slider right down the pike. dayum

  14. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Booooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Bryce’s 2nd half starts off with a IBB. That’s respect.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:27 PM

      I’m going to boo like hell if they do that tomorrow…

      • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:28 PM

        Why not today?

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:29 PM

        To do that in the 1st inning in a 0-0 game with 1 out is shocking. It worked for them as they had the book at CRob to nibble outside and get him to chase and work Ramos on soft stuff.

  16. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Ugh… walking Bryce in the first inning… ugh

  17. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Clint Robinson has to make them pay for the IBB to Harp and the error on Espi’s bunt.

  18. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    That’s a poor at-bat by Clint Robinson. Had to put the ball in play with speed on the bases and only 1 out.

  19. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Terrible at bat CRob…. cant not put the ball in play…

  20. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Curveball and curveball and then a slider to Ramos.

  21. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Wow is right. Didn’t think Harper was gonna catch that. Nice!

  22. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Bryce dancing around in RF like a ballerina. Luckily in his priouette he caught it.

  23. Theophilus T.S. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Is the other Carpenter — Bob — on the DL, too? Holiday: “We’re going to the bottom of the first in the first inning.” I wish he would come down w/ some sort of dysphonia as his PBP is impossible to listen to.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:35 PM

      I have the radio on along with the TV. Johnny is comic relief he’s so lost. I love the guy but not on play by play.

  24. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Holy cripes a comebacker that JZim spears. That’s a guy who broke his jaw in college on a liner like that.

  25. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Oky… so my tv was a few minutes behind yalls… sorry twinnie, didn’t realize we said same thing…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:33 PM

      We always do! I enjoy it. I know some people think we are emailing each other beforehand 😉

  26. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Real quick inning..

  27. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    I hope Tyler Moore is going up there looking for that curveball.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:40 PM

      Again, smart pitching and they start him out with 2 cutters then the breaking pitch outside and then slow up his bat.

  28. Danny - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Basically throwing a BP fastball and a sharp curve square it up..

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:41 PM

      It’s a cutter with good horizontal movement and the curveball is the one to beat him on if you’re sitting on it.

  29. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    JZimm has been ahead 0-2 on a bunch of batters. Stay agressive.

    • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:43 PM

      *aggressive

  30. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    FP: Good frame by Wilson Ramos

    Me: Is every ball out of the zone that is called a strike a good frame? I wish FP would just stop talking about pitch framing all the time and use it when it really is spectacular. It’s becomes so overused.

  31. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Look at where Tyler Moore was positioned there on Kendrick! That was impressive. Good scouting.

  32. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    11 pitch inning by JZim.

  33. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    This is the 1st pitch that Nats K Zone says was out of the zone.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:48 PM

      That’s ok, it evened out as blue missed the 2nd pitch which was an obvious strike. He’s confused.

  34. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Excellent AB from JZimm. Stupid play from Puig.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:50 PM

      You just wish some of the Nats hitters would take note. That was a battle. Puig had him played perfectly.

      • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:56 PM

        Like Desmond? Yeah, right.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM

        He hit it. I’m thinking of the K victims.

      • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM

        Yeah. I was just talking in general.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

      I hope he isn’t seriously hurt… didnt think that was even necessary

  35. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    TGTNH

  36. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Bolsinger is hurt.

    • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:54 PM

      LOL

  37. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Bolsinger is hurt.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      That’s nuts. 3 words exactly typed at the same time. JINX

  38. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    This very well could be another IBB

  39. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Is this going to be the intentional unintentional walk? Bryce swung at ball 3

  40. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Ok Bryce, now it’s a 2-2 count. Hard contact time.

  41. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Harper is forcing this AB. RBIs are flashy, but runs are just as important.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:01 PM

      He did force it and on the 2-0 pitch that Bryce helped him. Bolsinger was not giving him anything to elevate.

  42. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    A 16 bouncer RBI. We will take it.

  43. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Ramos has kind of sucked ever since the Phish Wilson chant started. I say stop it.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:05 PM

      Needed to be sitting curveball there and he was and topped it.

      • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:07 PM

        Does he ever elevate the ball?

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:09 PM

        Not on offspeed. Needs to adjust and he hasn’t been doing it.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:06 PM

      I’m so tired of seeing those rollers to the 2nd basemen and short stop. He seems to have taken over as DP king from Ryan Z….

      • nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:57 PM

        Not a Ramo fan. Seldom delivers. Desi never delivers

  44. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Oh Wilson…. where is the power!?!?!?

  45. Danny - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Ramos makes no adjustment and does what he does roll over

  46. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    I knew that HBP would end up counting.

  47. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Unh….

  48. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Those Dodgers look for a pitch in a zone. That’s what they do.

  49. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    I left the car leading 1-0.

    Was going to type as soon as I sat we shut down inning, but before I even sat down JZim gave up the lead.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:13 PM

      We need a shut…

      Left the word need out.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:15 PM

      This game won’t end at 2-1. Nats have had better at-bats 2nd time through.

      • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:15 PM

        We’ll pull this out, no doubt.

    • philipd763 - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:17 PM

      Is JZ pitching batting practice??

  50. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    It would be so nice for Desi to get a hit here…

  51. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Oh, come on, Dez.

  52. scmargenau - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Ugh. Lights

  53. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Jayson Werth is 0-2 in his PNats game and Giolito has given up 2 earned.

  54. philipd763 - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Looking forward to Rendon’s return so Desi can sit.

    • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:34 PM

      Probably not going to happen.

  55. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    OK who pulled the plug?

  56. rlndtln - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Ramos and Desi are killing us.We have 4 guys out plus Ramos and Desi.It is a miracle we are anywhere.This is going to get worse as I stated for days.

  57. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    I would think both pitchers are done after this….

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:52 PM

      How long has it been?

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:57 PM

        About 815 it stopped.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:59 PM

        That’s not good. These are usually quick fixes or blown transformers. Uh oh.

    • natslive - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:01 PM

      I just hope they can resume the game….this seems like taking longer than it should – about 45 min now

  58. philipd763 - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Based upon the pitching matchups for the series, tonight is our best chance to win a game.

  59. nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Have the Nats ever won a game that Johnny Holiday announced? Man he is bad.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:59 PM

      What series did Carpenter miss? It was a weekend series

  60. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Even as the lights were going out Desi couldn’t get a hit.

    Almost down the Mendoza line.

    • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      the 2nd half has started. the clock is ticking on his leash. Trea Turner is knocking.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:06 PM

        Ian’s leash is long

  61. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Trea Turner is here
    Desi’s leash is shortening
    Change is upon us

  62. rlndtln - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Mets pitching is tough.You listen to SP and Ray the Nats should run away.They must be kiddin .With the Mets pitching they will be there to the end with our team.Remember this is the real team for the last 2 years.The one on paper we talk about is the best in baseball that never happens.

  63. rlndtln - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Is Trea Turner here now?

  64. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Ross Detwiler came in and recorded the final out in the 5th for the Braves

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:28 PM

      He only pitched to the one batter.

  65. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Hmmm…. I hope Nats make Dodgers pay by bringing Bolsinger back out….

  66. natslive - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    I think Taylor Swift used all the electricity

  67. nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Not looking good with our hitting and Roark pitching.

  68. veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    I thought MAT got that. Ugh.

  69. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Wait…. I thought Desi was at bat… what did I miss?

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:51 PM

      Ian popped up to Gonzalez the pitch as the lights went out.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:53 PM

        I missed that. Thanks.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:57 PM

        Told Mrs Manassas that Tyler Moire’s almost hit in the same spot. Then FP said the same thing.

  70. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    For anyone wondering Joe Ross pitched last night, so next Tuesday would be his regular day, so he might be called up if they want to jeep Roark in the bullpen.

  71. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Wow… Lights went out again? Okay just call it… and pick it up tomorrow…

  72. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. the fans holding the phones up and lighting up the stadium…. hahahahahahahahahah

    • scmargenau - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:57 PM

      That was great

  73. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Is this like rain?

    If called a complete start over?

    • nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:01 PM

      Let’s hope so

    • scmargenau - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:22 PM

      I hope so

  74. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Did Rizzo pay the electric bill?

  75. nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Mets manager tossed for arguing balls and strikes, he has a good beef

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:04 PM

      So do most teams, home plate umps stinks.

  76. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Hey Nattygoat you asked if we lost every game Johnny Holiday announced. Nats are 3-0. He did the Pirates series that we swept. You didn’t comment that series that is why you couldnt remember the 3 wins.

    • veejh - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:05 PM

      Get him MNF!

    • nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:25 PM

      Yeah that’s because I was at all of those games. Not sitting in my Moms basement waiting for my pop tart.

      • Hiram Hover - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:27 PM

        Thanks for letting us know where you are now. Hope it’s a frosted one!

  77. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    I was in car to start game. Where is MASN Dan?

  78. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    My son texted me, wanting to know if the
    First team electrician was on the DL.

  79. Hiram Hover - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Is it too late for MLB to rescind the offer of the 2018 ASG?

    Or do they figure in 3 years the Nats can get this problem solved?

    • nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      Go back to your smart car and get a clue. Let me guess your a lawyer. No no a social worker. You couldn’t put in a light bulb

      • Hiram Hover - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:35 PM

        Sounds like somebody ate a bad pop-tart!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:30 PM

      How many times have we had this happen?

      • Hiram Hover - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:34 PM

        Well, 2x in one night. And counting.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:52 PM

        How many times in stadium history?

  80. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Tanner looks like he will bat. Does he have only 8 pitches when he hits the mound?

  81. AlexandriaNatFan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Come on now, Tony T!! Get out there!

    Nice hit, Tanner!

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:35 PM

      Was taking a leak.

  82. conatsguy - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Tanner!!

  83. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Okay. So Nats have to win thus game. Just so when we get to the off season and recount Nats moments, we can talk about the longest game of the season becuz the Nats didn’t pay their light bill…

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:40 PM

      I see people blaming Taylor Swift.

      • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:43 PM

        That is hilarious.. im not a fan of her music… but the girl has it going on right now…

  84. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Escobar

  85. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Oh yeah baby!!!! Oh yeah!!!

  86. conatsguy - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    That was easy.. 3-2

  87. AlexandriaNatFan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    At the Yard House near my place watching the game. Beautiful night tonight and a beautiful inning so far!

    • scmargenau - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:57 PM

      Where is that ?

  88. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Robinson make walks to Harper hurt.

  89. nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Official game now. Somebody kills those lights and let’s put a curly W in the books.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:42 PM

      I believe the way the rule read that Johnny read, the game would continue tomorrow.

    • conatsguy - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:44 PM

      Doesn’t work that way…

  90. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Come on man the pitch was low.

  91. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    So tired of seeing those slow rollers by Ramos…

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:43 PM

      It is an easy fix. Quit pulling pitches on the outer half.

  92. Danny - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    4 out inning lol…

    And Ramos same spot they are pitching you all game.. Go to RF!!

    • Danny - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:42 PM

      Nvm Johnny fooled me

  93. rlndtln - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Wasnt there 2 outs when Ramos ht that grounder

    • Danny - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:43 PM

      Yep.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:45 PM

      Yes Espi pop, CRob K.

  94. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Damn… so the game can’t end here… its official..

    • Danny - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:45 PM

      Feeling better about the score now at least

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:47 PM

      No they read the rule. The game is suspended if lights go out. Had this been rain, the game is over.

  95. rlndtln - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    3-1 cards batting 8th

  96. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    So is Tanner available tomorrow then?

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:48 PM

      I am guessing no. But he did a great job in the top and bottom of 5th

  97. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    So I’m going to the 4pm game. If the game is rescheduled for tomorrow, will I be able to attend both games?

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:50 PM

      Let’s hear. FP is trying to find out for people.

    • natslive - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:54 PM

      Me too….waiting to see what time they resume tomorrow

  98. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Since no official announcement are they selling beer its not the 7th inning.

  99. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    I am wondering how draft kings will play this. I got two players playing tonight, I need more points from them.

  100. nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Do they pick this game up in the 6 th?

    • AlexandriaNatFan - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:57 PM

      They pick it up right where they left off.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

        Correct. Since stopped for a non rain event, game picks up exactly where it left off.

  101. nattygoats - Jul 17, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Thanks. When? Tbd

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:02 PM

      We are waiting to hear. I am sure mark will tweet it.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:17 PM

      205

  102. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    I asked early, but will again.

    Where is MASN Dan

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:16 PM

      On a 7 day vacation.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:19 PM

        Thanks

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:20 PM

        MASN doesn’t have a replacement for him is kind of crazy but by my count it’s more than 7 days off unless you don’t count the All-Star break.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:45 PM

        We have plenty of people here who could take his spot for a week.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:48 PM

        natsjack is there~

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

    Mets lose!

    • conatsguy - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:20 PM

      Wow. Cards tried to give it away in th 9th

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:21 PM

        They sure did. What was Heyward doing on that flyball?

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:28 PM

        Rosenthal gave Sat and Sunday games away before the break.

  104. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Final Cards 3 Mets 2

    Rosenthal looked like Soriano, last 4 or 5games awful. The Pirate series he gave away 2 games. 33 pitches

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:19 PM

      I give him a pass after Heyward got lazy and didn’t call for that ball in RF that Kolten Wong couldn’t catch. That turned it into a nailbiter.

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:33 PM

        I fuss at our pitchers for not picking up fielders. Rosenthal is no exception. Especially throwing the wild pitch to move 2 runners up.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:36 PM

        Yes, but he threw a ton of pitches and couldn’t locate. He was also doinked by that swinging bunt. It looked much worse than his final line.

        Heyward has to call for that ball in RF. That would be 2 outs and man on 1st. Should have been no big deal. That was maalox and bourbon.

  105. rlndtln - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Cards do not look invincible

  106. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Only Saturday tickets honored tomorrow. Tonight tickets turned in for a future game.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:28 PM

      That’s nice of the team to give everybody freebies for another game.

  107. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    British Open suspended too and will resume tomorrow.

    • manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:43 PM

      I will miss that. Can’t get to Scotland fast enough. Can get to DC though

  108. manassasnatsfan - Jul 17, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Gates open at 1130 tomorrow for those with Saturday tickets.

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