Crazy game in L.A. tonight

I’m watching the Nats/Dodgers game, and I nearly went to bed after the first inning, when Nats pitcher Jordan Zimmermann gave up 6 runs. The Nationals scored 1 run in the 6th inning, 3 runs in the 7th, and 6 runs in the 8th to take a 10-6 lead, before the Dodgers scored at the bottom of the 8th. The Nats have scored another run in the top of the 9th to take an 11-7 lead. But the game is heading into the bottom of the 9th…and a 4 run lead is nothing, considering how attrocious the Nats bullpen is. Oy…Kip Wells is pitching now. *GROAN* I predict that the Nationals will lose, 12-11…….

EDIT: OMG…after some bottom of the 9th drama, the Nats won, 11-9!! They actually beat the best team in baseball! This is the first time the Nationals have won in L.A. since May 4, 2005. The newest edition to the bullpen, Ron Villone, got the win…he arrived in L.A. shortly before the game began and was en route to the ballpark as the game got underway. He made it to the ballpark in time to enter the game in the 7th inning, and ended up getting the win.

Like I said…crazy game!

OK, I’ve gotta go to bed now, so I can get up for work in 4 1/2 hours………

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6 comments

  1. Jane Heller

    The Nats have Ron Villone now? He used to be a Yankee, remember? Congrats on the win – a big one, considering how hot the Dodgers have been. I wonder if they’re feeling the sting of losing Manny. Get some sleep!

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. diamonddiva

    Jane, I do indeed remember Villone as a Yankee. The Nats just signed him to a minor league deal last month. And yes, this is definitely a big win…ending the Dodgers home winning streak. It didn’t seem like losing Manny had any effect on the Dodgers in the first inning, and their offense was certainly potent enough without him. It was their bullpen that blew the game for them (not the Nats, for a change).
    Thanks Julia!

  3. rrrt

    Wow, what a great win for the Nats, and in that come-from-behind style that the Phillies seem to have down pat (except they themselves couldn’t pull it off last night against the Mets).
    You were just a blogging fiend yesterday – 5 entries!
    Sue
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  4. diamonddiva

    Sue, coming back from a 6-run deficit against the best team in baseball right now was especially sweet! And the 5 entries last night was my way of trying to stay awake. (I hate West Coast games!)
    Metsgl, I’ll take a look and see if Google can help me get the answer. 🙂

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