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Game 160 discussion thread: Nationals at Mets

The Nationals begin their final series of the season tonight before a sparse crowd at Citi Field. The Nationals are two wins away from 70, which would be a purely cosmetic milestone.

"That's a good word for it, cosmetic," Manager Jim Riggleman said. "Because that's what it is. It's [like] 99 RBIs or 100. Certainly, that guy doesn't want to go home all winter on 99. We've got three games left. We want to go home with 71 wins, not 70. At the beginning of the season, we expected to win 162 games and we didn't. You don't concede any games. You want to win every game. If we don't win 70 games, it's because through the course of the year, we gave up too many ballgames. If we win 70, I'll still be disappointed we didn't win closer to 80."

What's actually important tonight is Jordan Zimmermann attempting to close his season on a strong note. This time a year ago, Zimmermann had not yet even played catch following Tommy John season. Now, he's making his seventh and final start of the season.

Talk about the game right here.

By Adam Kilgore  | October 1, 2010; 7:20 PM ET
 
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Comments

I got a case of Orioles-fever.

And the only cure is more cowbell.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 1, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

A repost deserves a repost in response...
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More cowbell - McP, that encapsules your contributions perfectly; No substance, all noise.
Posted by: BinM | October 1, 2010 7:56 PM

Posted by: BinM | October 1, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

It would starve in less than a week.
I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | October 1, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, gotta learn to hold my tongue...

Posted by: skidge | October 1, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

O's win 2 games today.

Natinals win one game toda....oh, nevermind. Sorry.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 1, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow poopy those O's won a doubleheader! don't look now but they are only 30 games under 500.

Posted by: forever211 | October 1, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Well, you win, Poop. The lack of comments is no doubt thanks to you.

May your fever keep rising.

Posted by: nats24 | October 1, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Nats24, you can't blame me for the lack of fans supporting the Natinals at this point.

Forever211, actually the O's are only 15 games under .500. See, they've played 160 games, so .500 would be 80-80. The O's are at 65 wins. So you subtract 65 from 80 and you get 15.

Just make sure you show your work when you do it.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 1, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

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