Nats 8, Braves 2

ESPN – Nationals vs. Braves – Box Score – July 19, 2008

Just going through the motions… Jair Jurrjens wasn’t very sharp, and he wasn’t helped much by the defense when he gave up three runs in the third — Prado had a Prado, and Jeffy Francoeur played the outfield like the seven-year-old he basically is. Meanwhile, the Braves couldn’t get anything going on offense against newly minted Braves Killer John Lannan (proposed nickname: The Wolris) until the fifth.

The Braves had one real chance to get into it. Chipper singled home Jurrjens with two out in the fifth. Teixeira walked to load the bases. But McCann, who otherwise had a fine night, again, lined out hard to end the threat. Bobby let Jurrjens hit for himself with two out and a runner on in the sixth, and it came back to bite him; Jurrjens allowed two runs in the seventh to put the game away.

Norton hit a useless homer in the ninth for the Braves’ other run. Jeffy, who sucks, had one hit but otherwise was himself in the field and at the plate. Blanco, who had three hits in his first four AB, nonetheless did not score, largely because Prado was useless in the two spot and yet Bobby keeps benching KJ against lefthanders.

11 thoughts on “Nats 8, Braves 2”

  1. No matter how bad things get, no matter how hopeless or pointless it all has become: I still get pissed off about the platoon at 2B. Especially when you consider the plate appearances our ‘right fielder’ is tallying.

  2. I got nothing to say about the team right now.

    However, I think I’m truly blessed to be able to watch Chipper Jones. Looking at his career stats just now, the guy has been incredible. He just does everything well. If this guy doesn’t make the Hall of Fame, I will seriously start questioning the sanity of its voters.

    I think when his career is over, I think I’m going to fully realize that we had one of the greatest third basemen ever.

  3. I don’t need to wait until Frenchy’s career is over to realize that we had one of the shittiest rightfielder ever.

  4. two different reactions here, at least one of them seems to know something…

    “If those balls fall in, we could have won,” Cox said. “Even if just one of them fell in, we might have won.”

    “This just wasn’t our night,” Teixeira said. “If we would have just lost by one run, we could have blamed it on those at-bats when we hit it right at somebody. But we kind of got our butts kicked.”

    check this out from MLB rumors…”Shaikin says the Rockies would demand prospect Nick Adenhart for starters, and the Angels might consider that. However, the Rockies also want Howie Kendrick and one of Ervin Santana or Joe Saunders. The Angels wouldn’t give up that type of package for Miguel Cabrera last winter, and they won’t give in for Holliday.” Good thing is they arent asking for too much, geez!!

    would I not be considered a good fan if I pull for this team to lose their next 5 or 6 games, so Ill get a better feeling about Wren not mortgaging any of our future for more of this same crap?? please sell and do it now…

    this is dedicated to Frenchy, and I really dont know why

  5. csg – I am still hoping we stumble to the trade deadline, forcing Wren to sanely sell or just hold, and then catch fire.

  6. Rob, you should seriously question the sanity of Hall voters for any number of reasons, but Chipper will be voted in anyway. He really is just too good.

  7. I won’t be up that early, but the game thread will be posted at 8 AM CT. This comment is up-dated so will remain at the bottom of this comments page…

  8. Gwinnett Daily Post

    “With my first home game back, I think I was trying to do too much,” the 24-year-old [Jeffy] said after the 7-6 victory. “But I feel good. My swing is back where I want it. I’ll be OK.”

    Oh good, he’s fixed the problem.

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