Nationals @ Dodgers April 29, 2012: The Final Home Game of the McCourt Era

This morning, I was in a shoe store, wearing my Brooklyn Dodgers cap. An older man looked at the shoes I was trying on and piped up, “Duke Snider wouldn’t wear those.”

I’m not entirely sure how to take that.

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I’m not sure if there’s any way to top last night’s thrilling extra-inning victory, but today’s season finale sure has all of the ingredients. Washington entered this series with a stellar 14-5 record, and despite throwing out Stephen Strasburg & Ross Detwiler, they’ve dropped the first two, facing a sweep – the fifth time in seven series so far that the Dodgers have had the chance to finish off an opponent with a sweep.

Washington starter Gio Gonzalez enters with a 20-inning scoreless streak on the line; the Dodgers counter with a lineup that does not feature usual starters Dee Gordon, Juan Rivera, or All-Star candidate A.J. Ellis.

Oh, and today is the final home game in which Frank McCourt will be welcomed in the owner’s suite. So there’s that.

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Update: oh, and I forgot to post this originally… many thanks to Howard Cole, Christopher Jackson, and Reis Nielsen for chipping in with guest posts while I was away on vacation.

Nationals
Dodgers
SS
Desmond
LF
Gwynn
3B
Lombardozzi
2B
M.Ellis
2B
Espinosa
CF
Kemp
1B
LaRoche
RF
Ethier
RF
Nady
3B
Uribe
LF
Moore
1B
Loney
CF
Harper
SS
Sellers
C
Flores
C
Treanor
P
Gonzalez
P
Capuano

 

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