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Game 90: Dodgers at Nats

Jul 19, 2015, 10:21 AM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

On a scorching hot afternoon at Nationals Park that also happens to be Star Wars Day, the Nats and Dodgers close out their weekend series with one of the best pitching matchups you will see all season.

Starting for the Nationals will be Max Scherzer (10-7, 2.11), who is second in the majors in ERA. Starting for the Dodgers will be Zack Greinke (8-2, 1.39) who has the best ERA in baseball. Both were All-Stars and Greinke started the game for the National League.

Hits and runs will be hard to come by for both teams. The Nationals are coming off a tough outing against Clayton Kershaw and the road from here on out will not get any easier. Today they face Greinke and after that follows the New York Mets who will trot out Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the game…

LOS ANGELES DODGERS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EDT
TV: TBS, Ch. 9, MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 184
Weather: Humid, 92 degrees, Wind 2 mph in from RF

NATIONALS (49-40)
3B Yunel Escobar
2B Danny Espinosa
RF Bryce Harper
1B Clint Robinson
C Wilson Ramos
LF Matt den Dekker
SS Ian Desmond
CF Michael Taylor
RHP Max Scherzer

DODGERS (52-40)
CF Joc Pederson
2B Howie Kendrick
1B Adrian Gonzalez
LF Andre Ethier
C Yasmani Grandal
RF Yasiel Puig
3B Alberto Callaspo
SS Jimmy Rollins
RHP Zack Greinke

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

1:35 p.m. — Darth Vader helped deliver the lineup card and Princess Leia said ‘play ball.’ This game is underway.

1:57 p.m. — The score remains 0-0 after one inning, though Scherzer had to work a lot harder to toss up a zero than Greinke did. Scherzer gave up back-to-back one-out singles to Kendrick and Gonzalez, and walked Grandal to load the bases with two outs. He then got Puig to strike out swinging on a 95 mile per hour fastball to end the frame on his 23rd pitch. Greinke threw only 12 pitches and struck out Espinosa and Harper. The walk to Grandal for Scherzer ended a streak of 39 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing a free pass.

2:10 p.m. — We are still scoreless through two innings, as both pitchers pitched dominant frames in the second. Scherzer has thrown 33 pitches and has three strikeouts. Greinke has used 27 pitches and has four strikeouts. He is sitting at 94-95 on his fastball, despite averaging just 91.3 mph so far this season.

2:26 p.m. — It’s still 0-0 after three innings, but the Nats got their first baserunner on in the third. Taylor singled to left field with one out to finally get something going against Greinke. Taylor, however, was picked off at first to end the inning. On to the fourth we go.

2:47 p.m. — The Dodgers are on the board to break the scoreless tie. They got their run on a wild pitch from Scherzer that scored Ethier. The Dodgers outfielder led off with a double to the left field corner and moved to third on a sac bunt by Grandal. Scherzer then sailed a slider inside that got past Ramos and to the backstop. Scherzer is at 68 pitches through four, while Greinke has thrown 53. It’s 1-0 L.A.

3:03 p.m. — So, this Greinke guy might be pretty good. He still has the Nats off the board through five innings. That makes 40 2/3 straight scoreless frames for him. He and Kershaw have combined to throw 60 2/3 straight scoreless innings. Yeesh, that’s impressive. Dodgers lead 1-0 with the sixth inning up next.

3:25 p.m. — Scherzer gave the Nats a valiant effort, but with the way Greinke is going, it may not be enough. He completed six innings, allowing one earned run on seven hits before he was taken out of the game in the bottom of the inning. The offense was unable to score either, so it’s still 1-0 Dodgers heading to the seventh.

3:59 p.m. — Unfortunately for the Nationals, Greinke keeps Greinke-ing. He pitches his seventh scoreless inning and the Nats still trail 1-0 heading to the eighth inning.

4:17 p.m. — Nothing doing for the Nats once again, as Greinke continues to fluster the lineup. He’s likely done for the day. If that’s the case, he pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing no runs on three hits, 11 strikeouts and one walk.

4:47 p.m. — It’s over, folks. The Nats fall 5-0 to the Dodgers and drop this potential playoff preview series. Things got out of hand for the Nats in the ninth inning as the Dodgers scored four runs in the top of the frame to put the game out of reach.

151 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. rayvil01 - Jul 19, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Worry bead for today is that Max struggled in that really hot, humid night the start before last. It sure looked like he was having trouble gripping the ball. National Weather Service says it’s 88-degrees before 1030 in the morning. It’s going to be a sweat-fest today.

    I remember a Sunday game back in the 60’s at RFK. It was so stinking hot. Senators’ pitcher starts losing it in I think it was the sixth. Manager gets one step out of the dugout, pitcher drops the ball and walks off. No need to wait. Get me to the AC. Today feels just like that one did.

  2. Candide - Jul 19, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Warning to NIers: Don’t get stuck paying a LOT more than you expected for your visit to Nats Park – like I did June 19. The DC government is not content to collect only tax revenue at the team store.

    Evidently the people in the DC Metropolitan Police Department have decided that the northbound 1400 block of South Capitol Street – i.e., right by Nats Park – is a good place to set up a speed camera. I found this out yesterday when our snail mail contained a speeding ticket informing me I’d been clocked doing 40 mph on that stretch of South Cap, where the speed limit is 25.

    $100 if I pay by the due date.

    (Insert very ugly language here…)

    • Adam - Jul 19, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      Don’t speed… That will solve your DC speed cameras…

      • NatsLady - Jul 19, 2015 at 11:08 AM

        Works for me. Also works in MD (not sure about VA).

      • Candide - Jul 19, 2015 at 11:43 AM

        Thanks for the pro tip; I wasn’t aware that people only got speeding tickets for speeding. Live and learn.

        /sarc

      • Joe Seamhead - Jul 19, 2015 at 12:04 PM

        I have to say that folks drive way too fast on that section of South Capitol Street. Sorry, but they are trying to get you to slow down in this pedestrian heavy area. You go 15 MPH over the posted speed you get a ticket. You may as well get used to it, as Big Brother traffic enforcement is here to stay.

      • rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:38 PM

        Is Treinen hurt?

      • rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:38 PM

        Need Barrett now

      • rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM

        Ramos and Desi should pack there bags.When Ramos gets a hanger its either a harmless foul or grounder to SS.Greinke is good but not this good.

      • unkyd59 - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:09 PM

        He actually IS this good…just sayin’…

      • rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:18 PM

        When ump calls that 2-2 pitch 4 inches inside to MT a strike he is that good

    • Hiram Hover - Jul 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM

      Appreciate the heads up.

  3. Eugene in Oregon - Jul 19, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    GYFNG!

  4. npb99 - Jul 19, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    With that heat index, only the most faithful Nats/Star Wars fans will be wearing costumes. If anyone is out there dressed as Chewie, please buy him a beer!

  5. Allnats - Jul 19, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Anyone else see zimm is making a rehab appearance with the hbg senators today?

    • ArVAFan - Jul 19, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      +1

      Here’s hoping that the shots, the patience, and the work pay off, and we are soon seeing the RZ we’ve come to expect. After all, he did great the season he got the cortisone shots.

      • Allnats - Jul 19, 2015 at 12:20 PM

        +1

        And here’s hoping that sine of that elite bat speed returns.

      • Allnats - Jul 19, 2015 at 12:21 PM

        *some*

      • natsjackinfl - Jul 19, 2015 at 12:33 PM

        Not that it means anything but he was hitting with great power to all fields in his batting practice session yesterday.

  6. natsfan1a - Jul 19, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    May the force be with you, Max. Go, NATS!!

  7. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Verlander with the 5.5 era. What happened to that dude?

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:39 PM

      Extreme over-use. Say thing as Lincecum and others.

  8. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    First hit given up has CRob not even making a step towards that ball. Yesterday they had TyMo positioned right there.

  9. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    A 4 pitch walk from Scherzer. That’s something you don’t see often from him.

  10. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    I will take a pop fly or K here…. thank ya kindly.

  11. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Max got away with 1 right there…

  12. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Way to go Max Scherzer!!! Nice swinging K on Puig with the bases loaded! That’s living on the edge!

  13. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    MLB Twitter Feed is ticking off a lot of people.

    “MLB ‏@MLB: First to a run wins. pic.twitter.com/XLwvSh6eo8”

    “MLB ‏@MLB: Greinke vs Scherzer. Winner gets the Cy. http://atmlb.com/1Kew0qt #AceStatus pic.twitter.com/xj2L65bEmp “

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:55 PM

      I must be missing something…. is it becuz they are calling Greinke the ace?

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:56 PM

        Comments from SF Giants fans and others who don’t like a declaration like that at the halfway point in the season.

        One guy says Bumgarner is better because he has 3 rings. LOL

  14. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    I hope we can put some good swings/hits together against Greinke… gotta assume that his hot start won’t last rhe entire season, right..

  15. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Bryce is crowding the plate on Greinke.

  16. sec112 - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    does any other team have this many left handed batters?

  17. Drew - Jul 19, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    You can see why Escobar, Espinosa and Harper hunted fastballs early in the count.

    They don’t want Cranky to get ahead and strike them out on the killer change.

    But Cranky is pretty crafty. None of those fastballs were in the middle of the plate. They were all just a tad up or in – close enough to swing without doing damage.

    This is some matchup.

  18. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Big sun monster going today.

  19. texnat1 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Good quick inning.

  20. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Wilson R is lucky that Desi is sucking so bad now…. cuz he has been less than stellar this season and hardly no one says anything, imo….

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:11 PM

      2nd on the team in RBIs is why the comparison isn’t the same.

  21. natsdial8 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Bonus day – game is on tv tbs 552 ( fios) can avoid Nats tv guys .

  22. philipd763 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Ramos has caught the Desmond disease!

  23. Hiram Hover - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Can’t believe the Nats ever considered trading for this clown. Obvious headcase. Will never truly excel.

  24. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    It may pay to be more patient asdenDeker did..We may get his pitch count up a little better than swinging at 3 in the dirt.

  25. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    This is a clinic we are seeing right now…

  26. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Now FP is talking about Espinosa making grounders look easy. Seriously? I guess since Lobaton isn’t framing pitches, FP needs new stuff to talk about.

  27. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Scherzer K’s Adrian Gonzalez! Where is FP with what a great “frame” that was!!!

  28. philipd763 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Maybe this is the week Desi goes under the Mendoza Line.

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      I’ve come to accept that he will play every day…. so I hope that isn’t the case.

      • philipd763 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:25 PM

        i predict he will be benched when Rendon returns.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      Would that make you happy?

  29. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Alright MAT. Alright

  30. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Nats getting hits on the nice and easy swings. Piece a few of those together and you never know.

  31. scmargenau - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Toot

  32. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    What in the hell……. come on now…

  33. natslive - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Needed Max to help himself there – oh well now Taylor gets picked off…can’t do that

  34. Ghost of Steve M. - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Poor bunt attempt by Scherzer leads to the pickoff. Taylor can’t step like that as he has been picked by lifting his leg instead of slide stepping.

  35. texnat1 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Not good. Need to get Greinke’s pitch count up. Making outs for him doesn’t help. Nor does Desi’s one pitch out.

  36. Drew - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    That’s like an October TOOTBLAN.

    Can’t happen.

  37. TheBigDummy - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Never thought I’d really miss Bob Carpenter but Johnny is making that happen.

  38. unkyd59 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    What a great pick, by Greinke…

  39. TheBigDummy - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    What an awful throw from Ramos. Holy moly.

  40. natslive - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Need to block that ball Ramos not just stab at it

  41. philipd763 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Why no error on Ramos? A good throw gets the runner.

  42. natsdial8 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    How hard can it be to coach Michael not to lean when taking a lead .? It’s ridiculous .

  43. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Unfortunate way to give up a run…

  44. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    And that will do it folks . The Nats drop the series to LA. Now must figure out a way to try to score runs when the Mets and there 3 aces come to town. Don’t panic though the Marlins and Phillies are coming

  45. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Thats the value of small ball.A power hitter bunts and puts pressure on defense.MW may learn someday

  46. philipd763 - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    That’s all the runs Greinke needs.

  47. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Bunting twice in a row to get on is just telling the pitcher that you can’t hit him. Now a minor leaguer to the plate.

  48. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    This exactly what I said facing these 5 guys in a row would be big trouble.Only hope is the Mets lose today and we can win 1 against the Mets and leave town with a 12 game lead and the troops returning.

    • nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      Don’t you find it a bit unsettling though that the team seems more than willing to just tip there cap to the opposing pitcher and call it a day.

  49. raleighnat - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    I guess we keep grinding. But I don’t see how we score on Greinke. Maybe someone runs into one. I wouldn’t run max’s pitch count up too high today.

  50. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    I can stomach certain guys not delivering against Grenke. But Taylor getting picked off is terrible not to mention Desi and Ramos contributing Zero.

  51. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Interesting comments on Rendon by MW. Now he is singing my tune of Rendon to play 3rd as it is easier on him.I said that before the last injury but he came back on 2nd.I believe the new plan will be Rendon at 3rd,esco ss and Danny 2nd with Desi bench.

    • scmargenau - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:54 PM

      I agree.

    • npb99 - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      My favorite part of that assessment is “Desi bench.” He’s 3 for his last 35. His season is in freefall.

  52. scmargenau - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    So casual. I like it

  53. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Geez ump really? Does he need your help?

  54. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Ramos makes me sick. No.heart.

  55. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    That looked real low blue…. I mean seriously Desi will get himself out without your help.

  56. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    No chance with this UmP

  57. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Desi had a good ab going until the ump ruined it.Should have been 3-1.This lineup against good pitching will never do it.

  58. Danny - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    This game is something…….

    • Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:05 PM

      Hell yeah.. both pitchers putting on a clinic… enjoyable to watch, just unfortunate that the home team is down a run….

  59. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Desi or MW needed to blow up the ump there and get tossed. Some kind of spark is needed

  60. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Last inning for Max.too many pitches and too hot.

  61. natslive - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Think it’s time for the BP to get up…..Max is at 80 plus in this heat – need to be ready when he runs out of gas

    • scmargenau - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:10 PM

      90 plus

      97

      • natslive - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:13 PM

        Way to go Max and end the inning – think your day should be over

  62. scmargenau - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Potential to be a sac fly??? FP?? Not even at coors!

  63. texnat1 - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Another strong outing from Max. That should be it for him. No need to burn him up in the heat. It’s a long season.

  64. Drew - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    How low can you go?

    Scherzer 2.09
    Desmond .205

    If Desmond remains terrible when Rendon returns how can the Nats possibly justify sitting Espinosa?

    • texnat1 - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:17 PM

      And Max has a higher batting average than Desi also.

  65. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    thats the hardest ball we hit today.

  66. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    thats the hardest ball we hit today

  67. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Let the 2 out rally and magic start… keep the line moving.

  68. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    2 hits Lol

  69. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Nice outting by Max today… very nice

  70. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    It’s too hot, he’s hurt. It’s not his fault. The sun was in his eyes. He has to go to the bathroom…… Enough with the damned excuses. What a total loser mentality. Sack up and get it done. Like a bunch of babys

    • texnat1 - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:33 PM

      What are you even talking about? Who is the whiny baby here?

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      • nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:37 PM

        The team. I’m sick of hearing the excuses. And it has become all too convenient to just TIP your cap to the opposing pitcher.

      • texnat1 - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:46 PM

        The team is in first place despite all the injuries. Nobody cares what you are sick of. Please feel free to check out on this season if it is so hard for you.

  71. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    I want to say it was my twin who wanted to see Rivero in a High Level situation… well this is it.

    Come on Rivero…

  72. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Down 1. 0 and throwing in the towel? Grenke too good. Max is tired it’s hot. What a bunch of heartless wimps. I may be done after this. I can’t root for quitters like MW.

    • scmargenau - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:40 PM

      Plz be done.

    • unkyd59 - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:49 PM

      Dear God… Let him be done….

    • npb99 - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:54 PM

      Great call, NG. Go back to making your family miserable and leave us here alone.

  73. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Is Treinen hurt?

  74. Drew - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    I’d leave Rivero in – 96 plays against right-handed hitters.

  75. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Huge K of Either….

  76. lphboston - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Offensively the Nats are a minor league team.

    Minor league players at SS, 2B, LF, 1B and CF.

    • nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:47 PM

      Do you really think the SS is that good?

  77. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    nice,job Barret.

  78. scmargenau - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Great job by Barret.

  79. Drew - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    I’m glad Barrett proved me wrong.

    Nice job.

  80. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    J Holiday says Dodgers clinging to 1 0 lead. That lead may as well be 9. 0

  81. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Just no chance with this Ump. OMG

  82. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Need to see the call hurts/helps right there… Becu that looked like a ball.

  83. nattygoats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Bryce needs to stay focused and get that walk. Not whiff at ball 4 because he was pissed.

  84. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Please Ramos… dont hit into a DP.

  85. Drew - Jul 19, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Please avoid the DP grounder. Let’s get Cranky to 100 pitches.

  86. unkyd59 - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Jansen is claiming the 8th.

  87. natslive - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Got tired of Johnny and FP so turned on TBS – could only take them for an inning before I turned back…they were pretty bad

  88. veejh - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    To be fair, Janssen got the same zone Greinke got.

  89. texnat1 - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Gametracker didn’t like that last pitch on Taylor . . .

  90. veejh - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Now that was soooooooooooo inside it’s crazy. Greinke is good enough without the wide zone.

  91. natslive - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Greinke is good enough he doesn’t need help from the ump….hard to have decent ABs when balls are called strikes….

  92. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    When ump calls that 2-2 pitch to MT 4 inches inside strike 3 he is that good.

  93. npb99 - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Hate to say it, but the Dodgers deserve to win this game.
    But Max sure doesn’t deserve to pick up an L.

    • rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:27 PM

      Why would we not bring in thornton to match up with Either?

      • manassasnatsfan - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:33 PM

        Heamages bullpen weajly that is why

  94. Mrsb loves the Nats - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Well this is just unfortunate all the way around…

  95. Nats Fan Zee - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Can’t let em load the bases so many times and not expect multiple runs to score.

  96. manassasnatsfan - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    At the game pissedcat Treinan.

    4 guys he gets 2 strikes in then gives up a hit.

    Put the batters away.

  97. Drew - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    I hope Treinen has a scraper.

    Syracuse gets some early frost.

    • rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:33 PM

      lets go cards.bottom 8th 0-0-.

  98. manassasnatsfan - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Now 5 hits after 2 strikes. What a waste of a game

    MW as usual waits until way to late.

  99. veejh - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Treinen was awful. Meatballs on 0-2 counts just doesn’t cut it.

  100. mdmcommish - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    I almost never post but feel compelled to say that no one should want to see Blake Treinen anywhere near October. Nice guy, but a failure, ….next please.

    • rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:35 PM

      Why did MW not bring in a lefty to face Eithier while it was still 1-0.Too late now.

  101. natslive - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Treinen has good stuff – should be better than he is…as someone above said he got 2 strikes and then can’t put batters away…..also not that it matters but looked to me like Escobar should have had Puig’s grounder….

  102. dcwx61 - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    still in search of one more bp arm…expect a trade but not for the tier 1 arms

  103. rlndtln - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    This is exactly whatI predicted and the worse is yet to come in the next 7 games.We need to get our team on the field now or we will be looking up to the Mets soon.It is slipping away.

  104. dcwx61 - Jul 19, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    to get our minds off the injuries….another piece from Tampa about the Turner/Ross trade for Suiza

    http://rayscoloredglasses.com/2015/07/15/tampa-bay-rays-discussing-trea-turner-joe-ross-again/

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