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Thursday, May 03, 2012

D’backs (13-12) @ Nationals (15-9), Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:05pm

ARI:Ian Kennedy (27, RHP, 3-0, 3.38)
WSN:Ross Detwiler (26, LHP, 2-1, 1.64)

The Primer Chimp Posted: May 03, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 32 comment(s)
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   1. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 06:57 PM (#4122947)
The phenom will be batting third today, which is excellent.

I find this to be quite the intriguing pitching matchup today. Over the last couple of years Kennedy has quietly turned into a very solid pitcher.
   2. fra paolo Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4122953)
No saber-savvy kudos to D'Backs' radio analyst Tom Candiotti, who said that 'wins' was the most important pitching statistic.
   3. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:12 PM (#4122954)
Hmmm, LaRoche is out with what they're calling a "strained oblique", which with this franchise can be just about anything.
   4. fra paolo Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4122956)
They just mentioned Tony Conigliaro in connection with Harper batting third. Dear Lord, please let that be the only connection.
   5. fra paolo Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:16 PM (#4122958)
Harper put the hoo-doo on Kennedy there. The boy's powers are awesome.
   6. fra paolo Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:17 PM (#4122959)
Oh, but he is careless.
   7. Depressoteric Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:20 PM (#4122961)
Man, the replay looks like he touched the bag to me.
   8. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:20 PM (#4122962)
I didn't think Harper was this fast. You heard about the power, the arm, the batting eye, etc. but I don't ever recall hearing that he was so speedy. I dunno why they put him immediately into RF/LF after drafting him when he's this fast.
   9. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4122965)
Man, the replay looks like he touched the bag to me.

He missed it. The Nationals knew it too, which is why there was no argument.
   10. fra paolo Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4122971)
How much longer is Espinosa going to be allowed to carry on like this? I guess the club is short of infielders.
   11. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:35 PM (#4122974)
Maybe Espinosa goes down to AAA when Zimmerman is back with Lombardozzi taking over at second base?
   12. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 07:43 PM (#4122982)
Pollock is no baseball modern artist with those numbers of his.
   13. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4122995)
Detwiler getting one fly ball to right field after another.
   14. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4123021)
This umpire absolutely sucks! Ross should have have like five strikeouts now.
   15. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4123031)
And the phenom comes through with another big hit!
   16. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4123036)
Nice base running and hustle to take third on that groundout, even if it didn't end up mattering.
   17. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 08:53 PM (#4123044)
Detwiler is developing into one of the better bottom of the rotation guys in baseball before our very eyes. And it's not just a hot start this year; he ended up last season really strong as well.
   18. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 08:53 PM (#4123046)
And to think that this spring people were claiming Detwiler was only getting a rotation spot because he was out of options and Lannan had remaining options.
   19. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4123047)
Demoting Lannan was one of the best moves the Nats have made.
   20. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:01 PM (#4123053)
And Mattheus paints the inside part of the canvas on Pollock.
   21. Depressoteric Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:07 PM (#4123058)
I kind of feel sorry for John Lannan, though. He went from a bona fide Major League starter to a AAA guy with no trade value and no real prospects.

But yeah, Ross Detwiler was the right move.
   22. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:14 PM (#4123059)
Clippard's pretty lucky both those balls were catchable. Not really fooling anyone today.
   23. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4123061)
I may have to Ignite my Natitude and go to a game or two this weekend, since it's #Our Park.
   24. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4123063)
It's hard to feel sorry for a guy drawing a $5M salary. I'm sure he'll land on his feet.
   25. Dan Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4123066)
Booo Lombardozzi grounds into the double play, robbing us of a Harper AB.
   26. shoewizard Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:26 PM (#4123068)
So this Harper kid might be pretty good, eh ?

Amazing to me that a 19 year old can have this much presence.

Now how about a D Backs comeback and return the favor from last night.
   27. fra paolo Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4123070)
Do you mind if I shut my eyes while Rodriguez is on the mound?
   28. shoewizard Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4123071)
99 mph.....guy throws HARD
   29. shoewizard Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4123073)
9 put outs for Jason Werth, 2 shy of the record for a Rightfielder in a 9 inning game.
   30. shoewizard Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:33 PM (#4123074)
Of course last out is a FB to worth.

Congrats Nats fans. You guys deserve the have a good team to root for.

   31. fra paolo Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:34 PM (#4123075)
Two in a row, but the bats weren't so good tonight. Back to start-of-season form.
   32. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 03, 2012 at 09:34 PM (#4123076)
I'll take six blasts of the sub horn, a Curly W, and another series victory to go with my half-smoke please. Thank you very much, and goodnight everybody.

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