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Nationals Frighten Houston



Because the previous post was so obviously unfair, especially on what was clearly a positive night, here's something else. Step back and celebrate a Nats breakout that allows us all to breathe another sigh of "I knew they weren't that bad."

This photo brings back memories of April and May, when the Nats' lineup was legitimately frightening. Nick Johnson, in this photo, is showing the good people of Houston just how scary that offense can be. This was the first of the back-to-back-to-back sequence, which broke the Astros' back-to-back-to-backs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 11, 2009; 10:50 PM ET
Categories:  Nats  
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Hey, Steinz - I've been looking at projections for the Nats after Spring training - most were around 71 wins. Anyone know what Nate Silver had to say w/Pecota? One guy, Dan Hughes at the College Baseball Examiner predicted wins as follows: "The pitching staff is below average at best. The five projected starters combined for a record of 29-48 last year with an ERA nearing 5.00. This team will be blown out quite a bit and could lose even more than 107 games, but that's where I stand for now." Maybe that's been remedied, and we can enjoy a 50-32 2d half.

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 12, 2009 12:02 AM | Report abuse


Bard Homer Fail foils
Back-to-back-to-back-to-back
Shocked no Bog gloating

Posted by: HaikuMan | July 12, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

The Nats currently have one out and bases loaded down 1-0 in the sixth.

Posted by: sitruc | July 12, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Why would Gonzalez go at that pitch like that when he was up in the count 2-0? Pop up. Now there are two outs.

Posted by: sitruc | July 12, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Hernandez hacks at the first two pitches to go down 0-2, but then takes two balls before staying alive with another hack. Sixth pitch is hit for a weak grounder that is fielded by the first basemen and throw to the pitcher at first. 3 outs. 3 left on. Nats still down 1-0 after 6.

Posted by: sitruc | July 12, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Bases loaded in the 7th: Zimmerman jammed on a 3-2 pops up for the second out
Adam Dunn takes two balls and a called strike fastball outside followed by another low ball before sending the 5th pitch foul. Then a grounder is sent up the middle right to the shortstop.

10 left on for the Nats as they are down 1-0

Posted by: sitruc | July 12, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I walk away for a second thinking everything is under control, but in reality Zimmermann lost his. Hit batter was missed by the umps, but I missed the score increase to 4-0. I did see a pitcher walked.

Posted by: sitruc | July 12, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

See something new at every Nats game. Tonight it was a pitcher falling down during an intentional walk which resulted in a balk and an automatic run. This does not happen to other clubs.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 12, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

ESPN Deportes has confirmed that Manny Acta has just been fired.....

Posted by: ChrisinSS | July 13, 2009 1:12 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: sallyworking2006 | July 13, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

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