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Game 20 discussion thread: Nationals at Cubs

Before the Washington Nationals took on the Chicago Cubs on Monday night, General Manager Mike Rizzo provided an update on a number of rehabilitating players.

-- Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery last August, is so far ahead of schedule the Nationals want to reign him in. He has already thrown a live batting practice session and is still planned to return to Washington by late August.

-- Catcher Jesus Flores, who is recovering from right shoulder surgery underwent last fall, is swinging the bat and beginning his throwing program.

-- Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list in April with a strained shoulder, told Rizzo he "he felt the best he's felt since the surgery." Wang had surgery last June.

-- Pitcher Ross Detwiler, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list in April with a torn hip flexor, is back to fully working out and is throwing again.

Feel free to use the comment section below as a discussion thread. I'll provide any worthwhile updates from Wrigley Field.

By Mark Viera  |  April 26, 2010; 7:55 PM ET
Categories:  Chien-Ming Wang , Pitching rotation  
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Our guys on the DL feel great and our guys on the roster are gimpy.
Huh.

Posted by: Sunderland | April 26, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Um, it's 8:15 and MASN isn't broadcasting the game... they have a picture of Wrigley with a play by play but no game. Is MASN just completely oblivious or was this planned?

Posted by: JG55 | April 26, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Carpenter says they're working on their video feed.

Posted by: gilbertbp | April 26, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Of course, the commercials work just fine.

Posted by: gilbertbp | April 26, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the wind is miserable in Chi-town tonight.

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Shoot. What's up with NM lately?

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Carpenter and Dibble are great. I don't know why some people complain about these guys. They're doing a really nice job while the video is out.

On another note, ROUGH second inning for Lannan. Just walked the pitcher to bring in a run. Brutal.

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Wish I'd been able to see that DP! Feeling pretty darn glad that the defense has improved this year.....

Posted by: dryw1 | April 26, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

...walked him on 4 pitches, no less...ugh.

Posted by: Naugatuck-Nats | April 26, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

MASN was working fine when they showed the opening lineups, now I might as well have hung a poster of Wrigley on the wall, and be listening to the game through a HAM radio, the audio quality's so bad...

and we're losing 2-0.

awesome.

Happy Monday, all!

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

MASN remains a true minor league operation.

Posted by: RiverRat56 | April 26, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm giving them the next half-inning and then I'm outta here.

Posted by: gilbertbp | April 26, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

and the Nationals wonder why they are having trouble building a fanbase in DC, this is really ridiculous. I hope the Post asks the folks at MASN and Stan some tough questions on this. Pretty embarrassing and should be unacceptable... never happen with SNY or YES... been 30 minutes already, should be fixed.

Posted by: JG55 | April 26, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with it? It is working on mlb.tv.

Posted by: amorris525 | April 26, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow, how are we 10-9 with Dunn and Lannan being completely mediocre and Zimmerman on the bench for half the season? Lannan needs to figure it out.

Come on Johnny!!

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

We have given up on MASN and are listening to Charlie and Dave on my iPhone. On my iPhone, because the lame-o AM signal of the Nats' flagship station does not reach to the Vienna end of the Orange Line of the Metro.

What an embarrassingly cheap organization.

Posted by: shepdave2003 | April 26, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Amazing that we're still in this game.

Of course, with our bats lately, 3 runs may be all the Cubs need.

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Three innings and no picture. Good night.

Posted by: gilbertbp | April 26, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

MASN needs to know we're annoyed. Here's their "Contact MASN" link: http://masnsports.com/masn_news_information/contact-masn.html

I told them they've lost me for the rest of the game.

Posted by: gilbertbp | April 26, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Amorris, you're getting the MASN feed? I thought their satellite was cooked (especially since it sounds like I'm listening to an AM feed in Siberia), but now not so sure if it's coming through for you.

Regardless, I agree this should have been fixed at least 15 minutes ago by now, let alone not happen at all.

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Yep, Bob and Rob are guiding me through it. Sucks for you guys, I'd be so mad.

Posted by: amorris525 | April 26, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Boy, with aces like Marquis and Lannan, how can the Nats go wrong.

Posted by: jcampbell1 | April 26, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Thank god, it's back on, just in time to watch a nice comeback possibility, thanks to Mr. Silva.

Looks kinda orange-ish on my set, sorta as if their filming through the same filters as used in O Brother Where Art Thou, but at least it isn't a generic solid shot of the outside of Wrigley. Game on!

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Gilbert, if you quit on this one, you missed the video feed being fixed by about 3 minutes. It's working now, at 9pm.

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

ARRRGH!!!!!

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

You guys read Boswell's column today about the new attitude with the Nationals this year? Pretty fun to read.

Whoa, the video feed is gone again. Crap.

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

This walk-fest from Lannan is like Opening Day against the Phils. Painful to watch (listen to).

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

It was a damn fun read, usmc, totally agreed.

This is unbelievable. Waiting to hear that MASN has changed it's name to WWTF.

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Even Soriano draws a walk? WWTF, indeed!

Posted by: SorenKierkegaard | April 26, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

And even more insulting is the ultra-sharp MASN commercial that shows up fine, crowing about their MAXIMUM HD.

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Mine still out.... and mlb.tv is blacked out for Nats games, because, you know, we're supposed to be able to watch it on TV... so I'm not sure how anyone is watching that feed.

Posted by: JG55 | April 26, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

To add to this Monday night's chilly rainy misery, it's not looking like a fun game 6 for the Caps...

Hmmm just noticed that it's the 26th, i.e. 2 X 13. It all makes sense now...

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Mine still out.... and mlb.tv is blacked out for Nats games, because, you know, we're supposed to be able to watch it on TV... so I'm not sure how anyone is watching that feed.

Posted by: JG55 | April 26, 2010 9:16 PM

They can watch the feed if they're out of market. Could probably find some illegal stream from Chicago, but Im busy watching the Caps choke

Posted by: Kev29 | April 26, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gang....WOW the dynamic duo's incompetence does not benefit from the lack of video.....they KNOW some of can't see, yet Drivel is yakking while I hear the ball strike the mitt....what's the call? >Sigh<....and I'm starting to get a tad apprehensive about Lannan, too....
Caps are stinking to top it all off.
C'mon, gang-we CAn win this game!
Go Nats!!!

Posted by: zendo | April 26, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Desmond has a CANNON

Posted by: Kev29 | April 26, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

So they're teasing us with the feed again... what's the over/under on us getting another static Wrigley shot right after the commercials like the last time?

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Actually Zendo, I have faith in the Nats, we're just too damn pesky to be out of it before the full 27!

Hear-hear, GO NATS!!!

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

(dang, hit "submit" one second before Nieves got Willingham home for the tying run. Right on!)

Posted by: HotNats | April 26, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Who? Will NIEVES!!

Posted by: utec | April 26, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Wanna-be editor here: it's "rein him in"--as in horse's reins. Not a monarch's reign.

Sorry--back to lurking.

Posted by: seamhed | April 26, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

I thought they meant "reign him in" as in, give him the Elvis wig -- The King!

Or maybe "rain him in" -- tell him the game's rained out and he's not pitching.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | April 26, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

MLBTV is great. I was holding off on buying it this year because I was was thinking that I would be enjoying a long run by the Caps in the playoffs. Now it looks like I might be back on board by Thursday!!

Posted by: chris88 | April 26, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

According to Charlie and Dave we got away with one at 2nd. Am I alone in thinking this is a good sign. We're actually getting calls now...Sweet!

Posted by: Naugatuck-Nats | April 26, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Looking at the replays, I'd say Desmond got the benefit of the Vicinity Call.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | April 26, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness for dir.tv i had the cub's feed so i didn't miss an inning,tough loss we had our chances but with the wind blowing in....................is it me or do our outfielders seem to wait for the ball when line drives are hit into the corners to come out instead of cutting them off,i saw Colvin of the Cub's attack a ball hit into the corner instead of letting the ball play him and he played it perfectly, need to take two of three from these chumps.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 26, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Rough loss.
This organization had no patience for Mock not throwing strikes. We'll see if they let Bruney stick around. There must be someone in Syracuse or Harrisburg who can put the ball over the plate better than he did tonight.

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Bruney making some noise in the offseason about wanting to close. If he were our closer our record after 20 games would be more like last year's. With all the walks the game was basically given to the Cubs. I can see why they left Bruney in, though. The pen was worn out. I wouldn't mind seeing Storen, Clippard, and Capps as our 7-8-9 guys.

Posted by: p-man | April 26, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Storen-Clippard-Capps sounds great to me.

Posted by: usmc53 | April 26, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

If I'm Rizzo, I give "Ball Four" Bruney one more appearance. If he as much as walks one guy, he's off to SYR.

Drew Storen and Jesus cannot get here soon enough.

Posted by: Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me | April 26, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Arneson is actually doing better than Storen.

Posted by: periculum | April 26, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

That loss stings. Could unravel this entire road trip. We'll see how they react tomorrow.

I think the fault is less with Bruney and more with Guzman. Riggleman should have substituted Kennedy in there, and put Gonzo at 3B. Guzman screwed up two outs, at least ONE of which I'm confident that Kennedy would have made.

Posted by: CapitolWill | April 26, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Alumni News: Admittedly this came in a mopup role in a 17-3 loss, but Joel Gascanrahan struck out the side on 13 pitches for the Pirates tonight.

Full disclosure: I am NOT advocating that we re-acquire this bum.

Getting Tony Plush for this bum and FIGJAM Milledge is still Rizzo's finest move.

Posted by: Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me | April 27, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

I don't think Bruney has options, and he'd be claimed if waived. A little soon to give up on him, but honestly, it'd be a while before I put him in late/close again.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | April 27, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

More bad Alumni News:

Austin ".195" Kearns hit his first homer tonight. I guess he's still a few games off Barry Bonds' pace.

Manny's team lost, however. That is not news.

Posted by: Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me | April 27, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

Arneson is actually doing better than Storen. Posted by: periculum

better at what?? Storen has been lights out, lower ERA, .55WHIP. what are you referring to?

Posted by: sjt1455 | April 27, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

I don't know if Bruney is still sulking about not being the closer but is performance since arriving is dissappointing. Sad when the whole team is trying to come together and you have a guy who gives a game away.

Posted by: SCNatsFan | April 27, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

This AM on XM Dibble was ranting about the strike zone last night - any truth to that? Or just the usual wind-him-up-and-let-him-go from that meathead? I listened to the Cubs broadcast on XM last night and they didn't mention it.

Posted by: utec | April 27, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

I'm not so down on Bruney. Don't want to see him closing but he does have a live arm. He could be useful in "nonpressure" situations, but I guess the "problem" is that if we continue to get quality starts and until our hitting comes round (meaning Zim and Dunn at the same time) we'll neither blow out clubs nor get blown out very often. Love the fact that the imminent arrival of SS and the strong starting pitching at Syracuse and H'burg is putting pressure on all our starting pitchers (including Lannan); likewise, our bullpen guys should be looking over the shoulders at Storen and Arneson.

Posted by: CapPeterson1 | April 27, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Actually, there was one good thing about MASN losing the feed last night. It made Rob and Bob pay attention to the game rather than babble on about whatever their latest irrelevance might be. Also, sure was nice to not have to listen to someone's high school coach from Peoria or one of Debbi's sophomoric interviews. When Bob sticks to play-by-play and Dibble actually comments on what's happening in the game they're nowhere near as bad.

Posted by: truke | April 27, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Only caught some of the game last night. I don't tend to watch the starts of 8 p.m. or later because they end too late for me. However, I did get lured in a bit in the course of channel-surfing. Only "saw" after the 5th or so because of the MASN feed issue. Actually caught a few highlights from the game on MLB Network before the MASN video feed came back. Also saw bits of the BOS-TOR game, which was picked up because of the rainout at the Mets.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 27, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

And just so they know that everybody doesn't hate them, I actually enjoy listening to Bob and Rob. :-)

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 27, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

What does FIGJAM mean? I can't remember (if I knew at one point).

Posted by: usmc53 | April 27, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

FIGJAM - "Fxxx I'm Good, Just Ask Me"

Re: Bob and Rob without the picture, they were unwatchable, so to speak. I'd hear the ball hit the catcher's mitt while one of them continued his current thoughts, and then shortly I'd hear another ball hit a mitt and a comment "that's ball two". I didn't get enough of a sense that they had shifted into radio mode, and I had to turn it off. (Another example -- Bob would say something like "and it's a ground ball to Wasniewski" as if we all knew what position Wasniewski played).

As for the result -- all of our pitchers are constantly re-applying for their jobs. We've got guys in the minors ready to move up soon, so anyone who demonstrates they don't have ML stuff won't be around long.

Posted by: hats4bats | April 27, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Agreed that you could tell that they were tv, not radio, broadcasters when the video was not active. I'm not saying that those who don't like Bob and Rob are wrong (because that's purely subjective, of course). I'm just saying that I do like them. I do wish that people could simply state their opinions without feeling the need to call them names, but it's DC, and the Internet. Dream on, right? :-)

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | April 27, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Anyone know what Wil Nieves at bat music is?

Posted by: shackleton | April 27, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

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