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Now, they'll need a comeback

Take a look at that Phillies' six-run sixth, in which 11 men came to the plate.

Hard groundball single from Utley. Hard groundball single from Howard. Single past diving Zimmerman for Burrell. Bleeder of a groundball single from Jenkins. Wild pitch on Rivera's first pitch. Single up the middle just out of the reach of Guzman for Feliz. Soft single to right from Coste. Pinch-hit single to left (opposite way) from Dobbs. Rollins hit by King pitch. Victorino single to right.

And they get out of it with quite a nice 3-2-3 double play from Boone and Flores.

That, if you're keeping track, is nine straight guys on -- eight singles and a hit batter.

Phillies lead 7-6, and they're now batting in the seventh. Stay tuned.

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 3, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
 
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Comments

First!

Posted by: First | April 3, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Man, bullpen can't get an out to save its life.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 3, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Joel! Okay, now let's get to work, overhauled offense.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 3, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Hanrahan, showing some gumption. I like it.

Posted by: GoNats | April 3, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Hanrahan is throwing some serious gas, they had him at 96MPH

Posted by: Jason | April 3, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I want Meat to PH

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 3, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

That red jacket makes Charlie Manuel look fat

Posted by: SwiftIt | April 3, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Bloop single, I like it... why the heck is Mackowiak pinch hitting? He is a bum.

Posted by: Jason | April 3, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Uh, Lo Duca?

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 3, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Mack is just for show, LoDuca is going to hit

Posted by: SwiftIt | April 3, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Game of chess going on.

Manny burns a player from an already-short bench by placing Mackowiak on deck, then replacing him with Lo Duca when lefty Romero gets the call.

It's a one-run game. Shorter bench, and no more backup catcher.

Posted by: John in Mpls | April 3, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Why not just stick up the switch-hitting Dmitri up?

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 3, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

There's a chance he's just not feeling well enough to hit, I think.

Posted by: John in Mpls | April 3, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"Why not just stick up the switch-hitting Dmitri up?"

I'm guessing his back isn't quite right yet.

Posted by: natrat | April 3, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

TIED!!!!

Posted by: SwiftIt | April 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Guzzie.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Guuuuuuuuuuze!!

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!! He is the man.

Posted by: joNAThan | April 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Wee!

Posted by: John in Mpls | April 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

GUUUUUUZIIIEEEEEEEE

Posted by: Jason | April 3, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

i heart the guz!

Posted by: JennX | April 3, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Guzman hustled on that play, I hope his critics are watching

Posted by: SwiftIt | April 3, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Me, too!

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 3, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

ZIM-MER-MAN

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 3, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Bases jacked - COME ON ZIM

Posted by: Jason | April 3, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

On hearting the Guze-man, I mean.

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 3, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

awwwwwww

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | April 3, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Left the bases loaded 2x and still not a loss yet. Crazy game. Zimm struggling a bit, defense and GW HRs notwithstanding.

Posted by: GoNats | April 3, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Dagger... well, we tied it back.

Posted by: Jason | April 3, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I was quietly hoping Zimm would continue his HR-only streak there. :(

Posted by: JennX | April 3, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Definitely hearting Guz.

Posted by: Annie Savoy | April 3, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm buying everyone bigger gloves.

Posted by: John in Mpls | April 3, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

This is why teams want relievers who can miss bats. (within the strike zone of course)

Posted by: Go Nats | April 3, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Zimm would have needed a net for that one

Posted by: SwiftIt | April 3, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

New post.

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 3, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

It's been a rough first week, but I still think the Nats pen is in the top 5 in MLB

Posted by: SwiftIt | April 3, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Charlie did point out that he saved a double just by getting the glove on it.

But really, I've heard "off the glove of..." too many times today.

Posted by: John in Mpls | April 3, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Hope we don't regret not having broken the game open against Moyer in the early innings....

Posted by: leetee1955 | April 3, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I have the Baseball package in New Brunswick Canada and enjoy watching the Nats.

Most of the time that is. In today's game, the Nats are ahead 6-1 and the Announcer(name escape me now of course but it was not Sutton) is informing all listeners that a basehit could lead to an eruption for the Phils which I am not the least bit interested in hearing. Man, we are ahead so let's be positive and concentrate on the Nat's performance. I had to hit the Mute.

I am done. Great start and the Nats are going to be fun to watch like the late '70's, early '80's, early '90's Expo teams.

Posted by: pokees | April 3, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

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