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    Nationals 2012 Regular Season thread

    Well folks, it's about that time-the regular season for the Nationals begins tomorrow (Thursday, April 5th) as they make their way to the Windy City to take on the Cubs in Wrigley Field. As always, all inputs are welcome.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Thumbs up Thursday, April 5th Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 1

    Stephen Strasburg gets the start, working 7 innings but the win goes to Tyler Clippard with Brad Lidge picking up the save.

    The final line: Washington 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, Chicago 1 run, 6 hits, 1 error

    Next game: Saturday, April 7th, game time 1:05Pm

    Nationals record: 1 win, 0 losses
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    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Thumbs up Saturday, April 7th Nationals 7, Cubs 4

    Both teams send 5 pitchers to the mound with Ryan Mattheus picking up the win for Washington. Kerry Wood is charged with the loss for Chicago.

    Danny Espinosa and Adam LaRoche both homer for Washington, LaRoche going 4 for 4.

    The final line: Nationals 7 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors, Cubs 4 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors.

    Next game: Easter Sunday, April 8th in Chicago, game time 2:20PM EDT.

    Nationals record: 2 wins, 0 losses
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Thumbs down Sunday, April 8th Cubs 4, Nationals 3

    Jordan Zimmermann works 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 run while striking out 4 but is charged with the loss in an Easter Sunday outing in Wrigley Field.

    The winning pitcher for the Cubs was Jeff Samardzija while Carlos Marmol picks up the save.

    Adam LaRoche strokes his second homer of the young season for Washington.

    The final line: Cubs 4 runs, 8 hits, 1 error, Nationals 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors.

    Next game: Monday, April 9th vs the Mets in New York, game time 7:10PM EDT.

    Nationals record: 2 wins, 1 loss.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    April 9-11 The Nats go 2-1 against the Mets in New York.

    Monday, April 9th Mets 4, Nationals 3 WP Jon Rauch, LP Henry Rodriguez

    Tuesday, April 10th Nationals 6, Mets 2 WP Ross Detwiler, LP Dillon Gee

    Wednesday, April 11th Nationals 4, Mets 0 WP Stephen Strasburg, LP Johan Satana
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Thumbs up April 12 & 13-Nationals win the first 2 games played at Nationals Park!

    Thursday, April 12th Nationals 3, Cincinnati 2 (10 innings) WP Craig Stammen, LP Alfredo Simon

    Friday, April 13th Nationals 2, Reds 1 (13 innings) WP Craig Stammen LP Sean Marshall

    Xavier Nady strokes a pinch hit solo home run in the 8th to tie the score.

    Next game: Saturday, April 14th, game time 4:05PM EDT

    Nationals record: 6 wins, 2 losses
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Thumbs up Saturday, April 14th Nationals 4, Reds 1

    The Nationals defeat the Reds 4-1 and don't need to go to extra innings to do it. WP Edwin Jackson, LP Homer Bailey

    The final line: Washington 4 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors, Cincinnati 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors.

    Next game: Sunday, April 15th in Washington, game time 1:35PM EDT

    Nationals record: 7 wins, 2 losses
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    the Nats have a great pitching staff

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    Nationals sign left handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    Nationals DFA Lidge.

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    I haven't been back in these parts for a long time, but what's with the lack of Nationals fans on BBF? We're killing it this year and our forum has a handful of inactive threads and the season thread has 10 replies!

    Anyway, not to detract: going to be interesting to see how Davey handles Harper from here on out. I don't think he should be hitting second anymore - drop him down in the lineup and take some of the pressure off him, he's pressing out there and his approach is completely off now. All part of the learning process.
    Cristobal

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    Well Steve I'm still here. However, between a rather serious health problem and working some rather unconventional hours, I haven't had the time, inclination (Or the energy on some days.) to post as I have in years past. I was hoping that someone (ANYONE!) would help pick up the slack.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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    Strasburg to be shut down on September 12th against the Mets.
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    AFTER 43 YEARS, FINALLY A WINNING SEASON FOR BASEBALL IN DC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Nats won their 82nd game today, assuring they will win more games than they will lose this year.

    For the Expos/Nationals franchise, it is the 10th winning season, the first since 1993 (94 wins).

    For the Washington Nationals-Senators/Expansion Senators/Washington Nationals (the team I care most about), it is the 18th winning season, the first since 1969 (86 wins). Before that, the orignal Washington Nationals last had a winning year in 1952 with 78 wins (154 game schedule).

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    Making history with each victory! Hope Gio wins #18 tonight. I was there last Friday when he tossed his complete game shutout against the Cards and it was, to say the least, memorable.

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    congrats to the nationals!
    good luck in the payoffs.
    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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    Congratulations, Nationals fans!

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    Thanks! I was at the park tonight (Tuesday), their first victory after wrapping up the division. I've got some concerns about the Nats' prospects in the postseason but if things come together they could go deep... maybe, dare I say it, all the way? I know the "if things come together" bit isn't too profound, but things have done just that for the team so often this season that I'm hopeful -- guardedly.

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    Great season for you guys, lets hope next season we can run you closer, think we are starting to get back to a pretty good rotation and with more consistant hitting we could have a good battle next year, lets see what the trade season brings! Roll on next spring.
    turn on, tune in, chill out.........

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    I have a crazy idea: instead of running around the outfield, how about moving Bryce Harper to first base?
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    It's a new year, and the Nationals look pretty good on paper. Also on paper, in Mother Jones, is an article subtitled "Teenage shortstop Yewri Guillen died the day the Nationals were supposed to ship him to America. Yet little has changed in what critics call Major league baseball's Dominican sweatshop system."

    The article is in the March-April issue. i wonder what thoughts people have about this situation.

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