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Lineups from Chavez Ravine

Wily Mo Pena told me a little while ago that he couldn't play tonight, but he will test his foot tomorrow. He said he would absolutely be able to play on Friday. In fact, he said, "Not 'be able.' I'm playing Friday." But I'd guess he'll sit tomorrow, too, which would give him three days off - including Thursday's off day.

With that, your lineups:

Washington:
Logan - 8
Lopez - 6
Zimmerman - 5
Young - 3
Kearns - 9
Church - 7
Belliard - 4
Schneider - 2
Bergmann - 1

Los Angeles:
Furcal - 6
Pierre - 8
Ethier - 9
Kent - 4
Gonzalez - 7
Martin - 2
Loney - 3
Hillenbrand - 5
Billingsley - 1

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 28, 2007; 8:40 PM ET
 
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Looking forward to a Wily Mo and Barry Bonds show on the weekend. Bring your gloves!

Posted by: Ashburn | August 28, 2007 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the lineups, Barry...

RE: WMP -- Isn't it amazing what a few home runs can do to endear you to the hometown fans?

Imagine a world without Wily Mo... the situation where Ryan Church fouls a ball off his ankle and has to come out of the game. He's replaced by... Ryan Langerhans!

Or Robert Fick...

That's quite an impact WMP has made...

Posted by: Wigi | August 28, 2007 8:52 PM | Report abuse

You said it, Wigi!
I wonder if he is available for PH duty with a protective boot - heck, even on catcher's shinguard! Suppose a 2-out situation...

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 9:00 PM | Report abuse

ShawNatsFan: He better hit it out... otherwise it'll be a 7-3 PO.

Posted by: Wigi | August 28, 2007 9:04 PM | Report abuse

I hear ya. But with a runner or two on, and 2 outs, he doesn't even need to get out of the batters box, potentially.

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 9:18 PM | Report abuse

While waiting for the Nats in LA, killing time by watching the O's bullpen self-destruct in their 8th inning. They entered leading by 3, then 3 hits and 3 walks later, they're down by 3.

Wait, update, Orioles gave up ELEVEN runs in the 8th inning after going up by 3. Oh, they're still not out of the inning...

And we're worried about the Chief? That's one expensive crappy bullpen up north!

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Nats, we have to pull it together, Fish won.

Posted by: Section 506 (After moving) | August 28, 2007 10:23 PM | Report abuse

11 runs to Tampa Bay? Ouch.

Posted by: JennX | August 28, 2007 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Carrying over a thread from the previous post, I just want to say again how much I like Carpenter and Sutton. Carpenter is an excellent play by play man. His baseball IQ and conversational tone add alot to the enjoyment of the game. I certainly hope he will be back again next year.

Posted by: NatBisquit | August 28, 2007 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Does Jason look as bad on TV as he does on GameDay?

Posted by: Section 506 (After moving) | August 28, 2007 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Also carrying over from the previous post, as one who experiences many games via the radio, I'd like to cast my vote for the return of Charlie and Dave.

Posted by: natsfan1a | August 28, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

We've got heart
Miles 'n miles 'n miles of heart...

Posted by: All | August 28, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Bergmann isn't looking sharp. Missing spots and getting behind hitters.

He's looking like the July Bergmann not the May one, but it's still early. If he can settle down this could still be a quality outing.

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

506, Bergmann is all over the place. I can imagine what it looks like on GameDay!

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Bergmann isn't getting any help from the defense. Bad play by Lopez in the second that ended up costing us a run and just now Young couldn't glove a line drive. Double play ball by the pitcher keeps that from hurting though.

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:24 PM | Report abuse

ej, I would dispute that Meat play as being one he shoulda had. He did a good job to even get a glove on that one.

The FLop one, on the other hand, was a toughy but would've been a sweet DP. Bummer.

How about that DP by Berg to FLop to Meat? Even with the pitcher up, with the runner going, that was a good play!

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Grrrrrr? Why wasn't Nook running...,ow Zim is going to get nothing but junk again...and there goes the inning.

We aren't good enough to squander chances like this and still win games.

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Agreed Shaw, just saying that the D isn't making the plays that make a pitcher look good.

NJ would have had that ball...if he weren't on crutches.

I thing Bergmann might be cruising now...

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Grrrrr!! Again we can't finish a rally, two on with nobody out and two pitches later the innin is over and we got nothing on the board.

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Um, who was dissing Nook's center fielding abilities the other day? He's looking hot out there tonight!

Posted by: JennX | August 28, 2007 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Nook is on, great catch this inning and a great almost catch before.

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:50 PM | Report abuse

ej,
Again, you're spot on.
Rally killers! 3 DPs, and now the catcher stealing on a perfect throw by Schneid and lousy tag by FLop

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 11:50 PM | Report abuse

I think that will be it for Bergmann, 3ER in 6IP isn't too bad I guess. I only wish we had better pinch hittters on the bench so it was wothwhile to pull him.

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Tony B!!!!

Whoever was dissing him as an underperformer, I disagreed then and disagree now! He's been money since the All-Star game for sure!

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Hilldebrand just made the play against Schneider that if Zim had gotten in the second we'd be up 3-1 right now.

Holy molly Batista with the HOUR to tie the game! Wow, first pinch hit Homer for the nats this year?

Posted by: estuartj | August 28, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Batista with the Nats first pinch HR of the year to tie the game! Go on with you weird religios self!

Posted by: JennX | August 28, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey ej,
Plus Bergmann doesn't get the L. I'd love to see Schroder step up to take this one!

Posted by: ShawNatsFan | August 28, 2007 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Is this the first time Schroder has pitched a "meaningful" inning?

Posted by: estuartj | August 29, 2007 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Estuartj- my blackberry also tried to change "HR" to hour :)

Posted by: JennX | August 29, 2007 12:02 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to think my typing would be better on a keyboard...but it wouldn't.

How about we go with the double swith and leave Batista in the game for Lopez?

Posted by: estuartj | August 29, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Nats need this game to have a chance at a 5-5 road trip. Come Schroeder...

Posted by: SC Nats Fan | August 29, 2007 12:08 AM | Report abuse

So much for Schroder - here comes the Belly That Roared, Ray King.

We need this win to set the stage for the game of the month, Shawn Hill vs Brad Penny in the rubber game and an even road trip...

Grrrrr, damn Lopez!

Posted by: estuartj | August 29, 2007 12:13 AM | Report abuse

We need more games against the stros

Posted by: SC Nats Fan | August 29, 2007 12:17 AM | Report abuse

is that now 2 errors for FLop? Although one wasn't called on that booted double play...

Posted by: natsinthevalley | August 29, 2007 12:25 AM | Report abuse

We are wasting too many chances on offense and giving them too many chances with our defense.

Is it just me or are all of our pichers scattering the ball on their pitches? Just not good control for us tonight.

Posted by: estuartj | August 29, 2007 12:34 AM | Report abuse

Come on willy mo!

Posted by: estuiartj | August 29, 2007 12:50 AM | Report abuse

I'm SOOOOOO tired of having to play perfectly. It's so exhausting knowing that any time a mistake isn't capitalized on (on them) or a mistake is made (by us) that it will cost us the game. Yes Lopez messed up two plays tonight (actually, one you could blame on Ray King), but that should be able to happen once or twice and still have a chance. Instead, as soon as that happened, I knew the game was lost.

It's tiring cheering this team. Perfection is impossible and hoping they achieve it every night is killing me. How can they keep playing with such heart? None of them - not even the new-old whipping boy Felipe Lopez - looks like he's not trying to win out there, every single game. And an awful lot of them (see, last night and this night) they got awfully close.

That's why Manny should be the Manager of the Year. Anyone who can keep that level of spark going is a keeper. Now lock him in a room with some smart managers in the off-season and the man will be unstoppable.

Posted by: Section 506 (After moving) | August 29, 2007 12:58 AM | Report abuse

GHF: Nats only have to win five of the next 29 games to avoid losing 100. Take that, Buster Olney.

Posted by: Hendo | August 29, 2007 1:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm with you on that, Hendo (raising my virtual glass)!

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GHF: Nats only have to win five of the next 29 games to avoid losing 100. Take that, Buster Olney.

Posted by: natsfan1a | August 29, 2007 9:49 AM | Report abuse

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