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#1 Posted on 14.5.07 2242.30
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I hate to run the risk of jinxing my team (I started following the Nationals about a month ago when I was sick from work for a week and baseball on MASN was basically all I had to watch), but today at RFK against the Braves, Jason Bergmann pitched the game of his life, a no-hitter through seven innings before giving up a solo home run in the 8th. He stayed until giving up a single to the leadoff hitter in the 9th, and reliever Jesus Colome came in and got the save in a 2-1 Nats victory.

After an eight-game losing streak on the road, the Nats have won four straight with some home-cooking, including a Friday/Saturday/Sunday sweep of the Marlins.

And yeah, they're still 11 1/2 games away from the division-leading Mets and three games away from the fourth-place Marlins, but hey-- I've become hooked on 'em and when they do well I wanna come on and give 'em their props. God knows we've talked enough about the Yankees recently, heehee.
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#2 Posted on 15.5.07 0823.46
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And the key part of the game in the larger scope of things was Smoltz injuring his pitching hand applying a tag on a blown suicide squeeze attempt.
Maybe the Nationals will only lose 105 instead of 115 games this season, but Jim Bowden has done an abysmal job. At least when they were the Expos they had a deep farm system, now, they barely have players who could make the Royals.
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#3 Posted on 15.5.07 0848.39
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To be fair, a lot of that isn't really Bowden's fault. Back when Minaya was the GM and nobody knew if the team was even going to last, he dealt away a lot of the farm depth for current "fixes." If you're going to blast Bowden, do so on the merits of the largely craptastic staff behind Hill and Bergmann; Chico's too young at this point and some AAA seasoning would do him good and Patterson is, well, a delicate flower.

I enjoyed the hell out of last night; I wasn't at the game, but I was following it online. Good to know the Nats are actually drawing new fans into the fold; there's been a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth over this season (and the blatant tank job is evident in the sparse crowds; the new stadium won't draw new fans if you've pissed everyone else off already, Lerner!), so it's good to see.
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#4 Posted on 17.5.07 1145.18
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Most times I hop on the Metro and there's a game that people are going to, it seems there's an equal portion of people going to root for whoever is playing the Nats.

I for one am all for a successful National League ballclub. Go Nats.
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#5 Posted on 17.5.07 1426.36
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DC is just one of those cities that has one transplant for every locally born.

Check out a Yankee's game in Baltimore. The Evil Empire crowd almost outnumbers O's fans 2:1
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#6 Posted on 18.5.07 0405.06
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After the sweep of the Marlins, the Nats won three out of four from the Braves (starting with the aforementioned Bergmann gem), giving us wins in six out of our last seven games.

Not bad considering we hadn't previously even had a three-game winning streak this season. We'll finish our home stand with three games against the Orioles before a four-game road series against the Reds and three against the Cardinals.
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