First, the Nationals trail the Rockies 3-0 through 2 1/2 innings; rough start for John Lannan so far. He just gave up a homer to Brad Hawpe on a 3-2 pitch, trying to throw a curveball to a lefty and leaving it up in the zone. For a left-handed pitcher, he’s still struggling with lefties, and needs to get better with his changeup against lefties.
The Nationals haven’t done much against Rockies starter Jason Hammel yet - just a pair of singles so far. They’ve got Nyjer Morgan on to start the second, though.
If you’re looking for the live thread, my apologies -- I should have posted this earlier. You can now find it in our GameZone package by going here, where you’ll also find all sorts of other goodies in addition to the live chat. You can track live stats, get batter-vs.-pitcher matchups, pitch data and more. You can also call up updates from any game in the major leagues, and read MASN content about the Nationals right there. And the best part is, it’s all customizable, so you see what you want to see.
We’re trying this out for the first time tonight, and people seem to love it so far. Let me know what you think of it. Hope to see you over there!