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Another Bullpen Move Coming

Three times this year, the Washington Nationals have demoted pitcher Jason Bergmann to the minors. In every instance, the move has forced them to rely on lesser pitchers than Bergmann. And so the right-handed reliever keeps coming back.

Before Sunday's game, Bergmann will be back in uniform, a team source said, recalled from Class AAA Syracuse in the latest round of bullpen reshuffling. In Bergmann's latest Syracuse venture, he has allowed just one earned run in seven games. He has a 1.16 ERA this year with the Chiefs.

The forthcoming roster move means somebody in the current 'pen is on his way out. The best guess here: Jesus Colome, whose ERA is 8.40.

By Chico Harlan  |  July 4, 2009; 1:54 PM ET
 
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Welcome back, Red Knight of the Raritan! Leave substitute teaching permanently be 6'4" of bad news for batters coming out of our bullpen!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Debbie Taylor reported a little while ago that Holey Butt would be DFA'd.

Posted by: Juan-John | July 4, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Juan-John, who is Holey Butt? Is that Spanish for Colome?

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Nice 7th by Lannan. We are so lucky to have him!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to criticize Manny Acta for uaing 12 relievers in each game. The man knows that come tomorrow he'll have 17 fresh arms!

Posted by: Scooter_ | July 4, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

From a prior thread:

Folks: I personally believe that Bergmann deserves to be with the big club, but I also believe that Acta has little, or no faith in him.
If Colome is indeed DFA'd tonight, maybe the club should select someone like Martin from SYR. Manny might give him a slightly longer leash than he would to Bergmann, given the history.

Posted by: BinM | July 4, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BinM | July 4, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Number 300 for ADAM DUNN!!!!!!!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Nice! Can anyone tell me how far that one went? I'm following online, but have no video. ESPN gamecast shows it pretty far over the wall...

Posted by: Naugatuck-Nats | July 4, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Flynnie, Juan-John is referring to Colome's buttocks infection problem in 2007.

And the Nats are on the scoreboard! Adam Dunn ties the nats win total at 22.

Posted by: natteringnabob | July 4, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Adam! Second deck in right just like his last shot.

Please re-up this guy for like 5 more years.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | July 4, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

That Braves rookie can pitch. His 92 mph fastball moves like the Chief's used to.

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah! Thanks nattering! I remember Charlie reporting that the general manager "is praying for Jesus' Colome's buttocks." Keep Lannan out there. No arson squad today, please.

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm w/ you music. Keep Dunn! From what Rizzo said, it's likely. Is it still too expensive for you to get a buzz on at the park, with it's $7.50 Miller Lite? Let's win this game!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

3-6-3 DP! Complete game win for Lannan, please!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Belly and Bard, Sweet Bubblin' Lard, Someone go Yard!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Nyjer can bunt! 2d and 3rd, 1 out! GoNats!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Nick JOHNSON!!! He of the Good Eye, load em up!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

NERVE WRACKING!! UP THE MIDDLE! ZIMM TIES IT! AND WHO'S CROSSING THE PLATE? BELLIARD AND BARD, WITH HIS RIPPED GROIN!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

FoF OWNS Moylan! Tie game.

Posted by: BinM | July 4, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

FRANCHISE!!!!

Posted by: Naugatuck-Nats | July 4, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Lord forgive me, but when he hit that grounder up the middle, I kept remembering that Zimm leads the team in GIDP. That's why I suspect that hitting is random - that there is no such thing a "situational" or "clutch" hitting.

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Single by Dunn, Nationals lead!

Posted by: BinM | July 4, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

WOOHOOOO!...

Posted by: Naugatuck-Nats | July 4, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

BUT DUNN JUST PROVED ME WRONG!!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

So, I'm just back from the pool, checking out this game in South Carolina with no TV access. Why in the world did Bobby Cox pitch to Dunn instead of walking him to set up a force at every base?

Posted by: baltova1 | July 4, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Single by Willingham, another run.

Posted by: BinM | July 4, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

YES JOSH!!! WELCOME TO FLORENCE, ALABAMA, BRAVOS!!! LET'S KEEP THIS GOING!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh... MacDougal pull your stuff together quick.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | July 4, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

ANHANDS! NATS WIN! BANG, ZOOM GO THE FIREWORKS!!!PUT ANOTHER CURLY W IN THE BOOKS! NOW FOR THE WIN STREAK!

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Sweet!

Posted by: BinM | July 4, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

WOOHOOOO!!!! Nice win guys!

Posted by: Naugatuck-Nats | July 4, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

A little payback for Lannan, for some of those undeserved losses he's taken in the past year plus. Well done, fellas.

Posted by: baltova1 | July 4, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Sweet! Lots of fun "watching" our boys win one on my mobile device. Followed very closely by the fun of watching Father Flynniegan's play-by-play go further and further off the rails. ("Welcome to Florence, Alabama"? Seriously?) Nice game, fellow NJers.

Posted by: Scooter_ | July 4, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Scooter! And I'm utterly, tragically sober! I loved going to the July 4th games at RFK. Lots of tailgating, lots of fans. Only 21,000 today. Here's some ways for the Billionaire Lerners to show they're not cheap - 1. Encourage tailgating around the park. Let folks park at the foot of the Douglas Bridge, where we could park last year. When we tried to tailgate, the D.C. cops shut it down like we were selling crack. Open up all the parking lots to tailgaters so we don't feel like every hot dog and beer consumed outside the yard deprives you of our money.
2. Sign Nick Johnson, Adam Dunn, or Josh Willingham to a nice, long-term deal.

Posted by: flynnie2 | July 4, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

@flynnie2: I thought the same thing about Zimm's rbi grounder. When the ball took its first couple bounces, I went "NOOOO-ooohh--yeeeeaahhh!!"

And yeah, Colome had an "abcess in his left buttock." Clearly it has since affected his pitching style... :-P

Lastly, it's nice to seomebody ELSE's bullpen blow it for a change!

Posted by: Juan-John | July 4, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Here's hoping the Nats can get some low A prospect for Colome if a team claims him.

Posted by: wrw0601 | July 4, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Great play-by-play, Flynnie, and a fun one to watch on tv! Wish that I'd been there in person but I will be watching baseball at the Pfitz in a couple of hours. Hope to see Meyers get a win for them there. When Dunn was up in the 8th I was saying "Make it your day, Dunn. You got your 300th, now help to get the win." Wonder if they ever negotiated a settlement with that fan for the ball. Let Adam have it, dude! When MacDougal was pitching I was also talking to my tv, but you don't want to know what I said then. Nice win, Nats! Let's go for the curly W streak as Flynnie says.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | July 4, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Great for Lannan, too. They owe him a couple of wins. Maybe he needs to buy the position players dinner.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | July 4, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

flynnie: On your point two, I personally think the Nationals need to re-sign one of the three, and trade the other two.

> Johnson is a professional hitter & fielder, but is historically fragile; Could be of value to teams in either league, and is probably the teams' most tradable asset to-date. However, he'd be a rental, as his contract expires at the end of 2009.
> Dunn is durable, a power+ bat, but a liability on defense, regardless of position. He's under team control through 2010 currently.
> Willingham is proving somewhat versatile, has power, but is again limited on defense. Additionally, he is Arb-2 eligible in 2010.
> An addition to the list could be Guzman; Hits for high average with gap power, declining defense, controlled contract for 2010.

If I were in Rizzo's chair, I'd market Willingham, Johnson, or Guzman, hard; If you move any (or all) of them, positions clear for other players; You only move Dunn with an overwhelming offer, imo (he's a fixed cost for 2010).

Posted by: BinM | July 4, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

@natsfan1a1: Let us know how Chris Marrero does, ok? Supposedly he's our first baseman of the future.

Posted by: Juan-John | July 4, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Will do, Juan-John. I believe that he's been hitting quite well of late.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | July 4, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Flynnie, Bowden's quote was "we pray for his buttocks and his family." An all-time great crack.

Geezer

Posted by: utec | July 4, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

New post. See y'all later. Go P-NATS!!

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | July 4, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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