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Offline sportsfan882

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Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Topic Start: September 25, 2008, 11:00:36 AM »
First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST

Location: Nationals Park - Washington D.C.





TV: MASN

Radio: 1500 AM, 1390 AM (Spanish)

Line: FLA -117



Weather: 61° and Windy with Periods of Rain




(59-99) 5th Place NL East

Bonifacio - 2B
Guzman - SS
Milledge - CF
Dukes - RF
Harris - LF
Casto - 1B
Montz - C
Orr - 3B
Balester - P


SP: Collin Balester (3-6, 4.83 ERA)



(82-76) 3rd Place NL East

Amezaga - 2B
Hermida - RF
Willingham - LF
Jacobs - 1B
Ross - CF
McPherson - 3B
Andino - SS
Treanor - C
Sanchez - P



SP: Anibal Sanchez (2-5, 5.57 ERA)

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #1: September 25, 2008, 11:01:49 AM »

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #2: September 25, 2008, 11:17:07 AM »
Yahoo! Weather currently predicting 90% chance of rain tonight: http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/USDC0001.html.

Offline NatsAddict

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #3: September 25, 2008, 01:44:09 PM »
Ol' Danny Boy needs to get this game in.  After DC, the Fish go to the Mets, and that series is supposedly going to get rained out.  Probably at least two of the games in NY would be made up, but it could turn out Danny Boy only has two more chances to reach the 300 LOB plateau.  He's sitting on 293 right now.  It should be 294, but the Nats scorer only credited him with 5 last night when he left 2 on in the 3rd, 6th, and 9th - for most people that adds up to 6 LOB, but the Nat's scorer apparently has a day job with the OMB.  Danny Boy would have had a 7th LOB if not for the WP that scored Maybin in the 1st when Danny K'd for the 165 time.  He finished the night with 167 Ks for the year, reaching last year's atrocity in 113 fewer ABs.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #4: September 25, 2008, 06:15:38 PM »
Lineups posted although there's no way they'll play tonight.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #5: September 25, 2008, 07:43:38 PM »
Even heavier rain is about to move into the D.C. area. If they were smart they'd cancel the game right now.

Offline PC

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #6: September 25, 2008, 07:50:30 PM »
There's no way this games get played and, for the first time, the Nationals will end a season playing fewer than 162 games.

We've got to play the Phillies games, though.

Offline cmdterps44

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #7: September 25, 2008, 07:58:48 PM »
Soooo what happens to our 1st pick race?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #8: September 25, 2008, 08:07:24 PM »
Soooo what happens to our 1st pick race?
This definitely hurts our chances. The Mariners have to win at least two more games for us to get the #1 pick if we don't play this game.

Offline 2IPAs

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #9: September 25, 2008, 08:59:52 PM »
Well, I don't regret my decision to bag on going to this one now. The Red Porch and Loft are probably packed.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #10: September 25, 2008, 09:00:41 PM »
From Chico:

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UPDATE, 8:52 p.m. -- It's still raining hard here, but we've gotten no official word on a cancellation. Nats PR man Bill Gluvna says that MLB is adamant about trying to get this one in. If that somehow happens, the brave dozens still huddling under the overhangs here will get a reward... or maybe just a bad night's sleep.

Offline d_mc_nabb

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #11: September 25, 2008, 09:10:21 PM »
From Chico:


That is good new if we want Strasburg.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #12: September 25, 2008, 09:17:39 PM »
freak, it's officially canceled. Bye Bye #1 Pick.  :evil:

Offline d_mc_nabb

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #13: September 25, 2008, 09:22:00 PM »
Why are the last few games canceled for a rain delay again?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #14: September 25, 2008, 09:28:51 PM »
What a load of bullcrap. Can't believe we are only going to play 161 games. If we end up half a game worse than Seattle at the end of the season I want Selig's head on a plate.  >:(

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #15: September 25, 2008, 09:48:39 PM »
What a load of bullcrap. Can't believe we are only going to play 161 games. If we end up half a game worse than Seattle at the end of the season I want Selig's head on a plate.  >:(

agreed, they need to reschedule this game...

Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #16: September 25, 2008, 10:02:51 PM »
agreed, they need to reschedule this game...

That would make no sense. That's admitting that a team is willing to tank a game for the sake of draft position. You can't do anything about the weather. It's also dumb to play an irrelevant game because you don't like your draft position.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #17: September 25, 2008, 10:03:44 PM »
That would make no sense. That's admitting that a team is willing to tank a game for the sake of draft position. You can't do anything about the weather. It's also dumb to play an irrelevant game because you don't like your draft position.
Every team should have to play a full 162 game season. What horse crap. They would never do something like this in the NFL.

Offline Jayman77

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #18: September 25, 2008, 10:15:29 PM »
Definitely a fitting way to end such a lousy season at a beautiful new park:  last home game canceled and no make-up.

Offline d_mc_nabb

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #19: September 25, 2008, 10:30:51 PM »
What is the reasoning behind just dropping a game late in the season due to a rain delay?

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #20: September 25, 2008, 10:50:51 PM »
Every team should have to play a full 162 game season. What horse crap. They would never do something like this in the NFL.

Agreed, its bias towards bad teams.

Offline saltydad

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #21: September 25, 2008, 11:42:24 PM »
See my thread on The Final Game for some pix from tonight.http://www.wnff.net/index.php/topic,11059.msg287661.html#msg287661

Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #22: September 25, 2008, 11:44:43 PM »
Every team should have to play a full 162 game season. What horse crap. They would never do something like this in the NFL.

Of course the NFL wouldn't do this. They don't cancel games due to weather. This game is meaningless. I guarantee you that if this were the other way around and we would stand to gain the top pick because Seattle would not play their final game people wouldn't be complaining.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #23: September 25, 2008, 11:47:47 PM »
Of course the NFL wouldn't do this. They don't cancel games due to weather. This game is meaningless. I guarantee you that if this were the other way around and we would stand to gain the top pick because Seattle would not play their final game people wouldn't be complaining.
Nah. I just don't think it's fair. Every team should have to play the same amount of games. This game doesn't mean anything in terms of the playoffs but it has just as big implications on other levels.

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #24: September 25, 2008, 11:52:52 PM »
Definitely a fitting way to end such a lousy season at a beautiful new park:  last home game canceled and no make-up.

Actually, you've got LOADS of make-up on your avatar.