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Game 111 discussion thread: Nationals at Dodgers

With Livan Hernandez on the mound, the Nationals can reach an even .500 in games since the all-star break and, remarkably, clinch their first series win on the road since May 12. The Nats have played 13 series on the road since without taking a single one.

If the Nationals won, it would also bring their overall record to .500 in all games aside from those played in June. Make of that trivia what you will. Seems like a moot point since, as far as I know, Major League Baseball has never allowed a team to revoke a month's worth of results from its overall record.

In Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda, the Nationals may have found a pitcher they don't have to worry about hitting their own starter -- he doesn't have a single hit this season. He also got beat up his last time out, last just four innings.

Talk about the game right here.

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 7, 2010; 9:40 PM ET
 
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Gotta love getting those first inning runs as much as you hated when it seemed like we gave up first inning runs every game for awhile there.

Posted by: marathoner | August 7, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Zim headed for another Silver Slugger?

BTW, I noticed that the Twins played a throwback uni game. They were wearing St. Paul Saints jerseys. Add that to the fact that the '24, '25, and '33 pennants are flying at Nats Park, it looks like the Curley Ws are actually taking possession of the history of baseball in DC.

Posted by: mikecatcher50 | August 7, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

As I'm reading, I'm thinking there has to be a grammatical error here somewhere. Every day there's at least one. There it is: "He also got beat up his last time out, last just four innings." Huh? Maybe when schools re-open, WaPo's Junior High editors can go back to class. Lol!

Posted by: Supporter51 | August 8, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

As I'm reading, I'm thinking there has to be a grammatical error here somewhere. Every day there's at least one. There it is: "He also got beat up his last time out, last just four innings." Huh? Maybe when schools re-open, WaPo's Junior High editors can go back to class. Lol!

Posted by: Supporter51 | August 8, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Good for Mench...like to see the fringe vets still make it happen! Good for you brother...enjoy being back in the bigs!

Posted by: HenryStin | August 8, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

So, is it a "grammatical error" if a writer/editor confuses a "typo" or spelling error with an error in grammar?

That's so meta I gotta go lie down.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | August 8, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and before I go, nice job, Livo.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | August 8, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Tie score...top of the ninth...lead off batter walks...what's next????? Bunt....
Not today....batter hits into double play...Who's at fault here??????

Posted by: pentagon40 | August 8, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Tie score...top of the ninth...lead off batter walks...what's next????? Bunt....
Not today....batter hits into double play...Who's at fault here??????

Posted by: pentagon40 | August 8, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Hope the Nats pull this off, but I'm ready for bed...

This might go awhile...

http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=124

Posted by: CJArlington | August 8, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Our bullpen loves to walk the leadoff batter.
Sick, sick, pitiful!!

Posted by: bamabug | August 8, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

As one poster stated, walking the lead off batter is pitiful...I would rather see them get a hit but to walk him is inexcusable...what it is saying is that the pitcher cannot get the ball over the plate simply...

The team has continued to do this and to also allow opposing pitchers to get hits...again inexcusable...some things are very easy to correct...why not this...asend the message to your staff that walks to lead off hitters will not be tolerated or your pitching time will be reduced drastically...and do it....fear can be a great motivator to some pitcher wanting to stay with the club...

Posted by: pentagon40 | August 8, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

If they had any kind of starting pitching they would be in within a few games reach of .500 even with all the errors and that's why i look at the Padres and have tip my hat, strong starting pitching,excellent defense, and timely hitting and let's not forget their manager Bud Black.

Posted by: dargregmag | August 8, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

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