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nationals baseball on m brought to you by southwest airlines. book your next trip al palm trees in st. pete, outside tropicana field west of downtown st. peters berg. we go to the bottom of the 8th 8th. do we have a defining moment in this game? >> rob: the defining moment was the walk here. kapler gets an inside curveball, hits his bat, you know the rest. >> bob: he hit that ball maybe
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330 possibly less. >> rob: the dimension would have been less. they cut it in to make a smaller field. remember jack measurety stadium in san diego? they put a fence inside the brick fence. you had to hit a ton to get it out of the field. they moved it in, cut off the an -- the end to have corner action. >> bob: this ball is drilled to left center by pena. elijah dukes will pick it up. that's the lead run here in the
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8th inning. [cheering and applause] in this series, the nationals have not scored an earned run after the 4 4th inning. >> bob: fastball up in the zone. second ball carlos pena hit hard this series. he hit a home run earlier in the series. he's been kind of quiet with a couple of bunt hits. >> bob: 5-11 in the series with two bunt hits. there's a lot of pressure on the nats bullpen. the nationals have scored one run in this series after the 4 4th inning that was an earned run last night. their bullpen has been outstanding. zobrist 0-2 with a walk. his job if he can't score the runner is to push him to 3rd. this guy is a big, strong power
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hitting 2nd baseman with 13 home runs. >> bob: popped up, left side, up near in b ring. it doesn't hit anything. willie harris just ran into our bullpen catcher as he was trying to make that play. >> rob: just when you thought it was safe to go after a foul ball, you run into your bullpen catcher and can't get near it. nelson tried to get out of the
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way. willie harris, right into him. >> bob: a hazard of having the bullpens on the field. somebody down there has got to tell those guys to get out of dodge. >> rob: the problem is it should be our pitchers protecting the catchers instead of that boy. >> bob: he gets him on a breaking ball high in the zone. villone doesn't let what just happened bother him for a big first out. ron villone gets another shot at this guy. kapler take this is 83 miles per hour curveball for strike 3. [cheering and applause] the interesting thing about the bullpen t, the person guarding
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our bullpen is a kid wearing a tampa bay uniform wearing a glove. >> rob: if it was one of our guys, they would be able to tell our guys to get out of the way. >> bob: it's a lot of responsibility put on the kid. breaking ball by villone to gabe gross who's 0-2 with awalk k. >> rob: we may see something different at that time ballgame. never saw that before. >> bob: that's a good fastball. villone goes soft for the
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strike out. soft for strike one and over overmatches gabe gross. it's willy aybar hitting for gross, former atlanta brave. villone will throw him a breaking ball hit to the right side. willy aybar originally signed by the dodgers. a couple of years there. atlanta 06 and 07. didn't play in 07 because of a wrist injury and substance abuse problem. he hit .253 for the rays in 95
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last year. 0-2. >> bob: still at 2nd, carlos pena. 1-2. that one really sailed. >> rob: a little bit hard on his changeup. maybe break a breaking ball off here on the shoe tops of aybar.
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>> bob: danger lurking. aybar racing. the ball hits the base. the rays take the lead. willie harris was waiting for the ball. it hit the 3rd base back deflecting to left field. [cheering and applause]  >> rob:  very good pitch by ron villone. it's going to kick off the bag and go to left field. carlos pena will score on the play. >> bob: crawford will run for willy aybar who will get a double on that. then he'll come in and play left field. the rays have a chance and
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position to sweep the series now now. [cheering and applause] >> bob: what do you say? what do you do when something like that happens? >> rob: you don't. you just move ahead. by the way, don't forget about carl crawford after you intentionally walked this batter or while you're intentionally walking the batter. he leads baseball with 36 steals. usually nobody pays any attention to a runner at 2nd during an intentional walk. gonzalez hits right behind him to keep him on the bag. >> rob: great group of guys down there. you can't not root for the
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nationals. think of snake bitten. unreal. first you're tripping over your bullpen catcher, then it hits the base. kapler is hitting home runs back to back days. >> bob: great breaking ball down and in. willy aybar, hits the base right there. it's going to kick into left field. easily scoring from 2nd base, pena. the nats will go deeper into the bullpen here with joe beimel in the 8th. and one place only: golden, colorado. it's followed one tradition: use the best high-country barley... and only rocky mountain water. and it's been brewed under one motto: never compromise. now maybe this means we're a little set in our ways.
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upton on that play. the same situation. >> bob: there he goes. throw to 2nd. that runner will be out. kapler on the back end as crawford steals 3rd. >> rob: great job by josh. it's the second time in a week we've thrown behind the runner, gotten the guy going from 1st to 2nd on a double steal. perfect throw. >> bob: you don't worry about the runner at 3rd since there
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are two outs. navarro, number for -- number 37 for crawford. fast one right in there. first pitch was a ball. it's even 1-1. great change up by beimel. j.p . howell last two saves. next due up bard, hernandez, and harris. two switchers and a lefty. don't forget guzman is on the bench today. by the time em 2-2. >> rob: great job by bard getting his body out there to
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get it. you have to get out and get off your behind so to speak and get over to get it. if you just reach out, it probably would have gotten by him. >> bob: got him with a changeup. rays will settle for one run and lead 5-4 into the 9th. a few years behind me, it seems i've got three times the bills i used to. and they're getting in the way of things i'd like to do. with the money bar, i can move my money around instantly, so when there's more bills than usual, it's no problem. and i use the wish list to put any extra money aside for anything i want. being in control of my money feels good. introducing the virtual wallet from pnc, a high-definition, online view of your money. pnc. leading the way.
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>> bob: from one venue to another, tropicana field to the stadium in new york 7:00 masn hd. sporting that $161 million deal against martis who's 5-1. martis with his last five start, no decision in four of them. we'll start you off at 6:30 with nats extra johnny holliday and ray knight. take away the stolen base for crawford on that play. you don't get credit unless both are safe. guzman will take the role a leadoff man for howell by
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batting for josh bard. guzman hitting .324, 9th in the national league. the nats saw howell for a scoreless inning in the 3rd giving up one walk and no hits friday night. he got the win in the tampa bay 4-3 victory when kapler hit the game winning home run. he was in the ballgame at the time and inned up finishing the game pretty much winning and saving it. >> bob: 1-1 to guzman. work him over with breaking
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stuff down and in. almost like having two lead off guys in a row, maybe three with willie harris after those. >> rob: longoria trying to get something down to the left side 3rd. maybe anderson tries to drop down a ball. i doubt longoria can come in to get a bunt. nats down 5-4. >> bob: guzman will be called out. [cheering and applause] the bow and arrow for the first out here. >> rob: he threw four breaking balls in a row then threw 87 in broadway. strike 3. too close to take.
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you've got to start swinging at some of the pitches. i think rob, one of the big moments is two on, two out, there are times when adam dunn is going to have to expand his strike zone. >> rob: i agree. >> bob: remember when he did it against the royals, grand slam. it was hard for the bullpen to watch their man take three fastballs for strikes. >> rob: screw the strikeouts, it doesn't matter. go in and drive in runs. the bullpen needs him to swing the stick. >> bob: hernandez takes a breaking ball. howell has good stuff doesn't he? >> rob: yeah good change and
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breaking ball. the fastball looks 93 because of the curveball. >> bob: he's one of the left handers. strikes out another. [cheering and applause] there's not too many guys in the national lead that throw like howell. kearns batting for willie harris the final hope. >> bob: manny acta hopes he'll do against his bat what howell
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did. first pitch changeup. austin kearns on the year, three homers, 15 rbis. he's been stuck on those numbers for five weeks. 2-1 pitch. they're standing for
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a sweep in st. petersburg. [cheering and applause] austin kearns hit right in the back. that will get nick johnson to the plate with two outs in the 9 9th. >> rob: they'll make him pay for that now. come on, nick. a double down the left field line scores him. >> bob: a little too pumped up here. hits him onto in the back. >> bob: single to right, base
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hit up the middle. misses away with a breaking ball ball. >> rob: nick was hitting .359 off left hander this is year with a couple of home runs. 23-64.
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>> bob: count 1-2 now. this game is over. nick johnson striking out. the tampa bay rays in two hours 47 minutes beat the nationals 5- 4 and sweep the three game series. the nats are 6-3 on the road.
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hi everybody. johnny holliday and ray coming up on nats extra next. >> we had one base hit. after the 5th inning lead off single to johnson, no offense plays. >> we'll look ahead to the yankees series. let's go back to tampa. >> bob: thank you johnny holliday. rays win it 5-4. nats are 16- 45. let's have a look at our drive of the game. dukes drove twice to. >> rob: he took a lot of heat from the crowd last night. he came back strong. this helped the nationals off early in the ballgame.
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>> bob: rays win it 5-4 with bob carpenter, rob dibble, it's on to new york. tuesday night on masn hd. city tuned for the latest news on the nats. stay tuned now, nats extra coming up now from johnny and ray. so long from just a while. the tampa bay rays have their second series sweep of the season today. they knock off the nationals friday, saturday and to. johnny holliday and ray knight with you. once again the nats couldn't hold the lead. interesting, unusual play. the ball hits the bag at 3rd,
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goes to left field, tampa scores a run. anything that can happen to this ball club, we haven't seen this, this year. >> i didn't think our catchers in bullpen might disrupt a play. we'll go to the final moment it has game change there had. villone on the pitch. 8th, tie game. pena doubles to deep center field as he drives the ball out there. aybar pinch hitting, hits the bag, willy is all over it. you don't see that happen. i can remember in my career only a couple hitting the bag. most of them hit right on the corner. run scores. just another way to lose a ballgame. manny, i kn


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