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Game 162 discussion thread: Nationals at Mets

There's not too much left to say about the 2010 Nationals, who will end their season today against the New York Mets. They will finish with either the fifth, sixth or seventh-worst record in the majors. They cannot finish with a better record than Manny Acta's Cleveland Indians, but they can tie him them with a win and an Indians loss.

One tidbit to keep in mind if the Nationals finish tied with the Indians for seventh worst record: The Arizona Diamondbacks will draft seventh overall in 2011 no matter what. They own that pick as compensation for not signing Barrett Loux, the pitcher they chose sixth overall this year.

As for today, Livan Hernandez will end his season just as he began it: At Citi Field against the Mets. Hernandez has undoubtedly been one of the best surprises of the Nationals' season, and maybe across all of baseball. With a win, Hernandez can win 11 games and tie Tyler Clippard for the team lead.

Talk about the game right here.

By Adam Kilgore  | October 3, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
 
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Comments

Someone needs to tell home boy that Livan Hernandez is insignificant in the world of quality baseball.

Posted by: jwing14 | October 3, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Morgan just loafing after Desmond's bunt. I can't see how people on this board keep defending him.

Posted by: SCNatsFan | October 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Ray Knight hit nail on the head when he said that this team has a horrible approach at situational hitting not a revelation mind you but he expresses i think the collective fustration of this fan base.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

>Ray Knight hit nail on the head when he said that this team has a horrible approach at situational hitting not a revelation mind you but he expresses i think the collective fustration of this fan base.

Posted by: dargregmag

They can't hit period. I'd be cutting 4 or 5 people next month.

Posted by: Brue | October 3, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Gonzalez has 5 RBI in 184 at bats.

Posted by: Brue | October 3, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Yet some on this board think Gonzalez should be playing over Desmond.

Like one of the Mets announcers said, "Last game of the year between two horrible teams and its being overmanaged" or something to that effect.

Posted by: SCNatsFan | October 3, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I guess it's possible to be grumpy watching a 1-1 game that goes extra innings, but I don't see how or why.

Posted by: markfromark | October 3, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Getting those last minutes of baseball--just like last year, no one wants to quit.

Posted by: Nats_Lady | October 3, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

unbelievable. He walked him?

Posted by: Nats_Lady | October 3, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice rally. Hold'em one more time bullpen.

Posted by: marathoner | October 3, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

ha. Didn't deserve but we GOT it. Good night, folks. Have a good winter.

Posted by: Nats_Lady | October 3, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Brilliant strategy by the lads. Bore 'em to death to get a win.

But we'll take it.

Next year!!!

Posted by: baltova1 | October 3, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The Mets announcers were great railing on this game. Made a horrid extra innings game funny.

Is there any truth to the rumor that the trolls start to hibernate now?

Posted by: SCNatsFan | October 3, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dargregmag
Ray Knight hit nail on the head when he said that this team has a horrible approach at situational hitting not a revelation mind you but he expresses i think the collective fustration of this fan base.
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and our hitting was made even worse by a terrible job by our number one and two guys not consistantly getting on base the whole year, and hardly at all this last month. Plus with Riggles magic carpet ride lineup changes, there was never any chemistry going offensively..Well, interesting year, maybe we'll have something better to talk about next year with less trolls on the list..

Posted by: bromisky | October 3, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

It was ugly, but a final Curly W nonetheless. Kudos to Livo, Burnett and Peralta for all their great work. But what horrible hitting by the Nats this last week.

Thank goodness the Mets had to go to Oliver Perez.

What a prospect of a line-up without Dunn. Honestly, is there a sure-thing equal out there? It's not obvious.

Posted by: nats24 | October 3, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

It is somehow appropriate that this team ends its last game in extra innings by having the winning run walked in. Perfect.

And FeelWood must be disappointed that, contrary to his prediction of a 100% chance of Adam Dunn reaching 200 strike outs, Dunn-key ended at 199.

Posted by: NatsFly | October 3, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

The last few days have shown how close the Nats are to being a truly dreadful team next year. Here's the runs they've scored the last week, with Zimm out and Dunn hurting:

4-0-2-1-1-2-2

So if the Nats don't re-sign Dunn, that's the kind of runs they'll be scoring next year whenever Zimmerman goes into a slump. Walter Johnson would have a losing record with run support like that. And the Nats don't have anyone like Walter Johnson pitching for them next year.

Posted by: gilbertbp | October 3, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Good bye and have fun in the off-season! See you whenever the FO make some deals and we go into spring training. These are indeed the dark months of sports.

Posted by: poncedeleroy | October 3, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey, where's everyone going? There's plenty to obsess about.

Posted by: KenNat | October 4, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

>Hey, where's everyone going? There's plenty to obsess about.

Posted by: KenNat

To get some fresh air. This place stinks.

Posted by: Brue | October 4, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

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