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Glavine: Strained right hamstring; Nats: Missed opportunities

Tom Glavine left the game with a strained right hamstring with no outs and the bases loaded in the first. Thus, he matches the shortest outing of his career -- May 16, 1989 against the Chicago Cubs. That was, in fact, when I was still in high school. This dude has been around a while.

Nationals lead, 4-0. Don't you feel like it could be about 8-0? In the first, Wily Mo Pena came up against reliever Jeff Bennett. In his first at-bat of the year, he bounced into a 6-4-3 double play. Nats get only two runs in the inning.

In the second, they drew four consecutive two-out walks off Bennett, with Ryan Zimmerman and Austin Kearns driving in runs that way. But with the bases still juiced, Pena looked at strike three from Bennett -- though it may have been off the plate.

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 13, 2008; 2:32 PM ET
 
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It feels like any lead isn't enough when you are suffering a 9-game losing streak. So far it is 5-0, but it is only 3 2/3 in. Nick would have made the double play that Boone botched.

Posted by: Positively Half St. | April 13, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Great outing so far for Redding (don't jinx him you jack@ss!), look at his ERA and thnk without that Guzman Error and he's off to a world class start.

Anyone know how Shawn Hill is doing for Columbus today?

Posted by: estuartj | April 13, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Hill has gone 3 1/3 with 1 run scored, but has the bases loaded against him in the 4th.

As for Redding, I am not superstitious.

Posted by: Positively Half St. | April 13, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Do not jinx Redding.

Posted by: Natty Dread | April 13, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Hill has gone 4, and gave up 5 runs, 4 earned.

Posted by: Positively Half St. | April 13, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Well done, Manny. No need to keep Ray King in past one batter.

Harrisburg is down 7-1, Justin Maxwell is 1 for 3 with a triple and RBI, hitting .241.

Posted by: Positively Half St. | April 13, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Hill is probably done for the day, having given up 6 runs in 5 innings, 5 of them earned.


In better news, the P-Nats are up 9-3 with one out in the 9th.

Posted by: Positively Half St. | April 13, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

imagine my surprise that FLop just struck out... again.

20% of his ABs this year have been K's.

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Did I mention I hate it when they run into outs?

Posted by: MIB | April 13, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Charlie says the replay shows Milledge clearly beat the tag at home. Unambiguously.
If you're scoring at home, that's SBO - Safe But Out.

Posted by: MIB | April 13, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I have one word for you, my friend: Lasik.

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imagine my surprise that FLop just struck out... again.
20% of his ABs this year have been K's.
Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 3:41 PM

Posted by: C. Guzman | April 13, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Replay just showed that Milledge was safe. It was STILL a very unadvised move and worth finding out what happened, but it stands as a credit to Milledge's base-running skill that he got under the tag.

Hope we find out tomorrow that he doesn't have some bad base-running decision-making skills too.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 13, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Bob Carpenter is right. Lastings was safe, "But many veteran umpires will call the runner out if the throw beats the runner to the plate."

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

If that was called correctly, we all would rightfully be talking about what Milledge brings to the team that had been missing. It is not right to criticize him in *any* way, because he was clearly safe. A bad call can go against you on any play, and especially when you are losing.

Posted by: Positively Half St. | April 13, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Positively,

thats very positively positive of you.

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Would be interesting to hear an umpire's apologia for that.

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Bob Carpenter is right. Lastings was safe, "But many veteran umpires will call the runner out if the throw beats the runner to the plate."

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:09 PM

Posted by: MIB | April 13, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

what is austin "i stink" kearns obp with risp.
if he doesnt walk he doesnt get on. he cant even get the freakin ball outta the infield.
my name is kearns. austin "i stink" kearns.
please bat me cleanup so i can kill every rally. thats my goal in life.
cause im austin "i stink rally killing"kearns!!!

Posted by: dk | April 13, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Tell us how you really feel dk, don't hold anything back this time.

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I don't know, +.5St, with WMP on deck... oh Wily Mo!... it's one of those things that seems like an unnecessary risk.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 13, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

And then there's the old Charlie Brown in left ...

Posted by: MIB | April 13, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh, no, Willy Mo! Sutton: "That cannot be a hit. It hit him in a bad place - right in the middle of the glove."

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

alright, now its time to get some insurance please!!!

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Milledge has run into 2 outs today. It has been well documented that Acta has made it the major focus of this year's team not to get doubled up or give outs on the bases from day one this spring.

Not that 23 year olds can not learn, indeed they can and should without first proving why they need to learn it in the first place.

On another issue....who is the official scorer......nothing is an error which makes a joke out of pitching stats.

Posted by: JavB | April 13, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Every call that goes wrong against one team goes in favor of the other. That said, it's a close game, they've been losing, he's being properly aggressive, and in fact, it was good judgement to go, in that he should have been called safe. There are circumstances I would criticize that play, but not here.

Posted by: MIB | April 13, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Gee, dk, in the about the same amount of time as it took me to read your screed, I was able to look up the answer and find out that you're way off base. OBP with RISP for Austin Kearns: a "terrible" .333

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 13, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Ayala comes through with the tying run in scoring position. Let's take up our organic, manly cheer-"Let's GoNats!" We need some runs! Oh, no Willy Mo, 0-4, not 4-0.

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

WMP with the ole Silver Sombrero!

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, dk, got cross-eyed and read the wrong number. Kearns is actually .421 with RISP

http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi/bsplit.cgi?n1=kearnau01&year=2008

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 13, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Is this Boyer related to Cletus? What a curve ball!

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Chief for the first time this season?

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Bob Carpenter-"This might be the most interesting 9th inning of the season." Who we gonna see? Big Daddy(Really) Rausch? The Chief? Let's start a new streak! Win today and sweep the Mets!

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

How could it possibly be more interesting than the opening night walk off?

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

What's the radar gun reading on Chief's pitches?

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Come on ump, call a strike! Yes! Down by one and one down!

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

86, 85, 86, 87, 88 on those 5 pitches

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Willie Harris!

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

He looks real sharp, just slooooooow.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 13, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Welcome back Chad Cordero! Ack, my heart!

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 13, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Topped out at 90 so far.

Dear god, I did not want to get to Chipper...

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Guess Chief wants to settle old scores with Chipper.

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

oh the return of cardiac cordero...

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

wow... i did not see that coming.

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

so now any mistakes on the part of rauch reflect badly on cordero...

Posted by: :( | April 13, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

OMG bases loaded after getting two outs... Textbook Chief.

Posted by: JennX | April 13, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes!

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

ONE PITCH!!! The streak is over!!!

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 13, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Woooooh! Congrats guys!

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 13, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Can I get an AMEN?!!!

Posted by: TimDz | April 13, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

cordero must be healthy cause thats the chief we all know and love. meet the new chief same as the old chief.

Posted by: dk | April 13, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Finally. Nuff Dread Mon.

Posted by: Natty Dread | April 13, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

JavB: Regarding your earlier post. Zimmerman hit that ball on a rope and the first baseman made a great play. I don't see that being a fault of Lastings. The second out (running from third) was a bit risky.

So far, I see the upside of Lastings far outweighing the negatives. The negatives will give way as he matures and learns the game.
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Milledge has run into 2 outs today. It has been well documented that Acta has made it the major focus of this year's team not to get doubled up or give outs on the bases from day one this spring.

Not that 23 year olds can not learn, indeed they can and should without first proving why they need to learn it in the first place.

On another issue....who is the official scorer......nothing is an error which makes a joke out of pitching stats.


Posted by: JavB | April 13, 2008 4:21 PM

Posted by: TimDz | April 13, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Less than 30,000 again. If they don't do better against the Cubs, it's going to be a long year for the beer man. Or the beer man's broker.

Although I'm hoping they do better with the slogan "Welcome Home" than the Catholic church has.

Posted by: Mib | April 13, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

oh, and nu post

Posted by: MIB | April 13, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

What's up with Acta's dark sunglasses on an overcast day? When he jogged out to replace Cordero, he had his cap down over his shades and he stared at his feet the whole time. How about looking your player in the eye when you pull him?

Nice win by the Nats. Undefeated at home on Sundays!

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | April 13, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Lord, for Blastings Thrilledge
His 4 for 4 got us off the ledge
And set the table for his team
To bask in victory's glorious gleam!

We thank thee Lord, for Aaron Boone.
With glove and bat in sweetest tune
He brings a win, and none too soon!
We thank thee, Lord, for Aaron Boone.

And let us every Ms. and Man,
Thank thee for Christian Guzman
Who got that hit off Tom Glavine,
And, driven in by Zimmerman
We thank thee Lord, for both these "man"s.

And give thanks for the pitching staff,
Redding, Rivera made us laugh
and Luis and Chief and Rausch the Dad
Turned in games to make us glad.

And last but not least Manny Acta.
MccCann's 0-8 was no lost factor
When he pulled the Chief for Rausch the Dad
And got a fly that made us glad!

And here's to all at NatsJournal.
From this win we see a kernel of
Many victories to be.
The Plan bears fruit for all to see.


With heartfelt apologies to Auden.

Posted by: flynnie | April 13, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Nats. I'm a convert! Let's go on a winning streak!

Posted by: O's Exec | April 13, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

That's the spirit, O's Exec. Now help yourself to some of our tasty Ben's chili!

Posted by: Nats Exec | April 13, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

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