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Lineups vs. Marlins

Pretty late today, huh? Not much in the way of news, and not a ton of regulars on this trip, the second to Jupiter in three days.

Patterson: The Nationals reports trickling down here are that he threw well, fully extended, in the minor-league game this morning (a start that was necessitated by last night's rainout against the Mets). He threw 2-2/3 innings, gave up four hits and an earned run, struck out one and didn't walk anyone. GM Jim Bowden stayed back to keep an eye on him, and is currently on his way here, I believe.

Shawn Hill: He's having a light bullpen session today, adn they'll see how he progresses. If you count off five days between starts, the Nats' plans for these two from the start of spring training becomes clear -- Hill's turn would have fallen on Sunday, March 30 -- the opener -- with Patterson's turn the following day, which is in Philadelphia, the Phillies' opener.

Obviously, if Hill isn't ready to pitch then, they'll have to tweak that. Yet another storyline that bears watching.

Lineups for this afternoon's tilt against the Marlins:

Washington:
Cristian Guzman -- 6
Bret Boone -- 4
Lastings Milledge -- 8
Nick Johnson -- 3
Elijah Dukes -- 9
Alex Escobar -- DH
Garrett Guzman -- 7
Wil Nieves -- 2
Pete Orr -- 5

Garrett Mock -- 1

Florida:
Hanley Ramirez -- 6
Robert Andino -- 4
Jeremy Hermida -- 9
Josh Willingham -- DH
Dallas McPherson -- 3
Jose Castillo -- 5
Alejandro De Aza -- 7
Matt Treanor -- 2
Cameron Maybin -- 8

Andrew Miller -- 1

I'll leave you with this: Manny Acta asked the following question in the dugout this morning. "Quien es mas macho, Hanley Ramirez o Jimmy Rollins?"

Discuss.

By Barry Svrluga  |  March 7, 2008; 12:50 PM ET
 
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Los dos son muy macho.

Posted by: Juan-John | March 7, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm more afraid of Rollins because he's been doing it for years. I don't think either will have quite the power numbers they put up last year and Ramirez may drop in runs without Miggy to send him home. That being said, i'm very very afraid.

Posted by: VT Nats Fan | March 7, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"Copen Taco" "Tierra Del Fuego"

Posted by: Irwin Fletcher | March 7, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I wish this segway had a turbo booster ... its going to take me forever to get to Jupiter.

Posted by: Jim Bowden | March 7, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

who's the SP?

Posted by: nono | March 7, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Ricardo Montalban?

Posted by: Lloyd Bridges | March 7, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

J-Rolls, hands down. Especially after standing up to the Mets the past few years - it takes a man to call out Delgado, Pedro, Beltran, and some of those other guys. Granted, he had Ryan Howard standing behind him.

Posted by: Corey | March 7, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

La pluma de Jimmy Rollins esta en la biblioteca.

Beyond that, I have no information on this subject. Sorry, Manny.

Posted by: joebleux | March 7, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

?Esta Suzanna en casa? Si con una amiga. Donde esta en la sala. No en la cosina.

Mucho, macho man. Rollins is a macho man!

!QUE!

Posted by: NiceNat | March 7, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Our own Thom Loverro was there to watch the game in all its glory and reports that Patterson struggled some in his first two innings on the mound, just didn't look comfortable and wasn't firing on all cylinders. But after talking with GM Jim Bowden and others after the second inning, Patterson came back out and looked strong in the third, cranking up his fastball the way the club has wanted to see all spring. Patterson's final line: 2 2/3 ip, 4 h, 1 er, 0 bb, 1 k, 34 pitches.

Posted by: WTimes Reports | March 7, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

interesting to see that Milledge is batting third today and The Boone is batting second.

Have to admit, I've been pretty impressed so far with The Boone. 3 doubles in 11 AB's for a guy that hadn't played in a couple of years is pretty darn good. If he keeps hitting like this, I think he makes it difficult for JimBo to keep FLop or Belly. He may consider packaging one of them with a reliever or two for a trade with someone.

Or, The Boone could completely flail away in his next 20 AB's. This why I LOVE spring training!

Posted by: e | March 7, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

"Not much in the way of news, and not a ton of regulars on this trip, the second to Jupiter in three days."

The planet?

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | March 7, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Tolman wins again... Nick Johnson thrown out at home for the last out of the second inning, top half.

Posted by: faNATic | March 7, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Also, Mock allowed doubles to two of the first three batters he faced, meaning speeding Hanley scored in the bottom of the first.

Precisely because of how much longer he's going to be around, I say Hanley Ramirez es mas macho compared to Jimmy Rollins. Although the loss of Miggy will hurt, the Fish still have some pretty good young hitters to drive him in, and he's far more of a terror on the base paths than J-Roll.

Posted by: faNATic | March 7, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Does he have to put "The town, not the planet." after EVERY reference?
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The planet?

Posted by: SF Fan | March 7, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

It wouldn't surprise me if the base coaches are told to be overly aggressive in spring training games. It doesn't cost anything to have runners thrown out, and it gives you information about how well (or how poorly) they're running bases. Especially with someone like NJ, who you haven't seen for a couple of years.

Posted by: joebleux | March 7, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

J rollins by a mile.

Great f!#%ing work this spring Barry. I haven't even been able to keep up. Just tremendous.

Posted by: nattaboy | March 7, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"If he [Boone] keeps hitting like this, I think he makes it difficult for JimBo to keep FLop or Belly"

i hate to keep harping on this, but boone can't replace flopez on the roster. boone can't play shortstop, and neither can anyone else on the roster not named guzman or flopez. you can only trade either guzman or flopez when you have at least a serviceable major league backup to replace him. we don't have that.

Posted by: Anonymous | March 7, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Trade for one with Colome and Ayala

Posted by: Thats why it is calle a trade | March 7, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

e, good post. I think it would be funnier if you called him Bboone and if you switched around the other 2Bers: Belly and FLop.

Posted by: Jon KK | March 7, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

"you can only trade either guzman or flopez when you have at least a serviceable major league backup to replace him. we don't have that."

Unless he's named Zimmerman. Ooops! I forgot we can't say that, I'm so sorry Stan!

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | March 7, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

well once the nats make that trade w/colome and ayala, then it becomes a legit option. but until then, that's a whole separate deal and makes it a lot more complicated.

Posted by: 231 | March 7, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

This team would be so much further along with a good glove, no hit SS....Lopez and Guzman both have major holes in their defensive skills and the ERA suffers because of it.

Posted by: SS Needed...with glove please | March 7, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

This is my vote for post of the day.

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La pluma de Jimmy Rollins esta en la biblioteca.

Beyond that, I have no information on this subject. Sorry, Manny.

Posted by: joebleux | March 7, 2008 01:21 PM

Posted by: NatsNut | March 7, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Manny es mas macho.

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I'll leave you with this: Manny Acta asked the following question in the dugout this morning. "Quien es mas macho, Hanley Ramirez o Jimmy Rollins?"

Posted by: natsfan1a | March 7, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

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