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Offline 2k6nats

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Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Topic Start: April 22, 2009, 11:00:20 AM »
Game Time: 7:05 PM
Venue: Nationals Park
TV: MASN2
Radio: WFED 1500, SBN 1390, XM 184


 (3-10)


John Lannan
0-2, 6.46 ERA

(2B) Anderson Hernandez
(1B) Nick Johnson
(3B) Ryan Zimmerman
(LF) Adam Dunn
(CF) Elijah Dukes
(RF) Austin Kearns
(SC) Jesus Flores
(SS) Alberto Gonzales
(SP) John Lannan

(6-7) 


Jair Jurrjens
2-1, 2.04 ERA

Kelly Johnson (2B)
Yunel Escobar (SS)
Chipper Jones (3B)
Brian McCann (SC)
Casey Kotchman (1B)
Jeff Francouer (RF)
Matt Diaz (LF)
Jordan Schafer (CF)
Jair Jurrjens (SP)
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Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #1: April 22, 2009, 12:24:24 PM »
Let's make it three, gentlemen! Maybe if John Lannan gives us another great start will give him a win for his troubles.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #2: April 22, 2009, 12:25:42 PM »
New avatar

Hope this isn't bad karma

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #3: April 22, 2009, 12:36:37 PM »
Are we gonna have weather issues today?

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #4: April 22, 2009, 12:38:48 PM »
In honor of the starting pitcher, I vow to call them the Jbraves for the rest of the day.

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #5: April 22, 2009, 12:43:01 PM »
New avatar

Hope this isn't bad karma

Who the hell is that?  It's creepier than my avatar (which, by the way, is working now that Donkey has 4 dingers - he needs to get to 40 really soon)

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #6: April 22, 2009, 12:43:54 PM »
Brian McCann :D

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #7: April 22, 2009, 12:44:22 PM »
rain, rain go away

Offline I ride Nats

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #8: April 22, 2009, 01:01:32 PM »
going for the sweeep boys. Hope Lannan can bring his stuff last night and continue to build off of his last performance.

Lets go NATS!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #9: April 22, 2009, 01:05:28 PM »
break out the brooms! how awesome would a sweep be following the worst series in Nationals history?!

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #10: April 22, 2009, 01:08:14 PM »
We could've been going for .500 tonight  :'(

Offline CJames0569

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #11: April 22, 2009, 01:08:21 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #12: April 22, 2009, 01:09:42 PM »
Let's make it three, gentlemen! Maybe if John Lannan gives us another great start will give him a win for his troubles.


Three in a row, and I get a new avatar.  Else, not.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #13: April 22, 2009, 01:11:49 PM »

Three in a row, and I get a new avatar.  Else, not.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WIN THIS GAME, NATS!!!

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #14: April 22, 2009, 01:13:49 PM »
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WIN THIS GAME, NATS!!!
Yeah, I'm really sick of seeing that ... thing.

Offline daveb32

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #15: April 22, 2009, 01:15:00 PM »
We could've been going for .500 tonight  :'(

Don't remind me.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #16: April 22, 2009, 01:19:08 PM »
We could've been going for .500 tonight  :'(
It's probably best not to dwell on that thought...you could wake up on the set of "One Flew Over a Cukoo's Nest" if you're not careful...

Offline blue911

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #17: April 22, 2009, 01:20:53 PM »

Three in a row, and I get a new avatar.  Else, not.

And I can quit listening to country music.

Offline JMUalumni

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #18: April 22, 2009, 01:46:11 PM »
I made some observations on Martis yesterday, here is what I saw this morning from Lannan's data:

-  He is throwing pitches at pretty much the same rate he has in his first two seasons:  Fastball (57%), Slider (22%), Curveball (12%), Change up (9%).  His use of the slider is up a bit from last year (~6%).  The speeds on all the pitches have gone almost unchanged from last year.

-  He is getting more ground balls than he was last year, at a rate of 2.36 GO/FB, easily the best ratio on the team.  Lannan didn't have the best outings the first two times around, but he wasn't helped much by his defense either.  Lannan is not always going to get the strikeouts he got last time on the mound, but he can be a very effective pitcher if the infield defense does its job.

-  First strike percentage is 58%.  Lannan had an additional inch of horizontal break on all of his pitches last week, and an additional inch of horizontal break on his curve and two seamer.  This is one of the main reasons he was able to get so many batters to whiff last week.  If he has the same type of movement on his pitches tonight, he is in for another good outing.

-  His K/9 and BB/9 numbers are improved, one up/one down.  I'm not going to put too much stock into these until the sample size increases.  Other posters have highlighted this before, but Lannan can't leave his fastball hanging up in the zone, or else he is going to get taken yard.  He also can't try to be too fine, or else he is going to get behind in the count and have to rely on his fastball.  He needs to be ahead in the count so he can throw his slider and/or curve.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #19: April 22, 2009, 01:49:01 PM »
Where are you getting all of these numbers?  Do you have a pocket protector and nerdy glasses? ;)

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #20: April 22, 2009, 01:50:20 PM »
Where are you getting all of these numbers?  Do you have a pocket protector and nerdy glasses? ;)

fangraphs and brooks baseball mainly.  Baseball reference and mlb have some stats as well.  But mainly the first two supply the pocket protectors and glasses...

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #21: April 22, 2009, 01:52:52 PM »
fangraphs and brooks baseball mainly.  Baseball reference and mlb have some stats as well.  But mainly the first two supply the pocket protectors and glasses...

I'd love to see you and sportsfan disagree on something :lol:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #22: April 22, 2009, 01:55:36 PM »
rain, rain go away

Why?  2 Rain Delayed games = 2 wins  ;) :roll:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #23: April 22, 2009, 03:03:26 PM »
I'd love to see you and sportsfan disagree on something :lol:

It would be the classic John Locke vs. Dr. Jack Shepherd debate.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 3
« Reply #24: April 22, 2009, 03:03:57 PM »
According to weather.com, it should start raining in DC around 9 or so. They can get in a good 6 innings before then IMO.