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Offline sportsfan882

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Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Topic Start: April 24, 2009, 12:39:39 PM »
Game Time: 7:10 PM EST
Venue: Citi Field
TV: MASN (HD)
Radio: WFED 1500 AM, SBN 1390 AM, ESPN 730 AM, XM 185



3-11, 5th Place NL East

Scott Olsen (0-2, 9.00 ERA)


Hernandez - 2B
Johnson - 1B
Zimmerman - 3B
Dunn - LF
Dukes - CF
Kearns - RF
Flores - C
Gonzalez - SS
Olsen - P




6-9, 4th Place NL East

Johan Santana (2-1, 0.46 ERA)


Reyes - SS
Castillo - 2B
Beltran - CF
Delgado - 1B
Wright - 3B
Sheffield - RF
Tatis - LF
Castro - C
Santana - P

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #1: April 24, 2009, 12:42:39 PM »
Im afraid of santana

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #2: April 24, 2009, 12:43:57 PM »
6-9

nice

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #3: April 24, 2009, 12:44:38 PM »
haha you caved about the TBA lineups - I liked that you stuck to your guns

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #4: April 24, 2009, 12:49:40 PM »
i'm not drunk, but i reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy have a good feeling about this road trip starting with tonight. 

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #5: April 24, 2009, 12:51:00 PM »
Well, I'm in the Mets market but we're having a few couples over to the house tonight to celebrate mother nature's spring gift (forecast calls for 77 degrees!).  We'll be on the patio sipping cylons under the lossey.  Maybe I can listen to the Mativas on XM tonight while conversating nutsfornats style!

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #6: April 24, 2009, 12:51:50 PM »
Well, I'm in the Mets market but we're having a few couples over to the house tonight to celebrate mother nature's spring gift (forecast calls for 77 degrees!).  We'll be on the patio sipping cylons under the lossey.  Maybe I can listen to the Mativas on XM tonight while conversating nutsfornats style!

Did he compose the ditty as well?

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #7: April 24, 2009, 12:52:28 PM »
Im afraid of santana
He's going to own us.

Santana's starts against the Nationals last year:
09/18/2008: 7 IP 8 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 8 K (Win)
08/12/2008: 7 IP 8 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 6 K (Win)
04/23/2008: 7 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 4 K (Win)
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Total: 21 IP 23 H 6 R 6 ER 5 BB 18 K (3-0, 2.57 ERA, 1.33 WHIP)

Olsen's starts against the Mets last year:
09/28/2008: 6 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 4 K (No Decision)
08/31/2008: 6.1 IP 7 H 6 R 6 ER 1 BB 4 K (Loss)
08/09/2008: 5 IP 9 H 5 R 5 ER 1 BB 2 K (Loss)
07/29/2008: 5.2 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 K (Loss)
05/28/2008: 5 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 3 K (No Decision)
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Total: 28 IP 31 H 19 R 19 ER 7 BB 18 K (0-3, 6.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP)

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #8: April 24, 2009, 12:53:25 PM »
He's going to own us.

Santana's starts against the Nationals last year:
09/18/2008: 7 IP 8 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 8 K (Win)
08/12/2008: 7 IP 8 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 6 K (Win)
04/23/2008: 7 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 4 K (Win)
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Total: 21 IP 23 H 6 R 6 ER 5 BB 18 K (3-0, 2.57 ERA, 1.33 WHIP)

Olsen's starts against the Mets last year:
09/28/2008: 6 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 4 K (No Decision)
08/31/2008: 6.1 IP 7 H 6 R 6 ER 1 BB 4 K (Loss)
08/09/2008: 5 IP 9 H 5 R 5 ER 1 BB 2 K (Loss)
07/29/2008: 5.2 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 K (Loss)
05/28/2008: 5 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 3 K (No Decision)
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Total: 28 IP 31 H 19 R 19 ER 7 BB 18 K (0-3, 6.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP)

Ugh.  Maybe I'll skip tonight's game instead.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #9: April 24, 2009, 12:54:31 PM »
He's going to own us.

Santana's starts against the Nationals last year:
09/18/2008: 7 IP 8 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 8 K (Win)
08/12/2008: 7 IP 8 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 6 K (Win)
04/23/2008: 7 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 4 K (Win)
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Total: 21 IP 23 H 6 R 6 ER 5 BB 18 K (3-0, 2.57 ERA, 1.33 WHIP)

Olsen's starts against the Mets last year:
09/28/2008: 6 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 4 K (No Decision)
08/31/2008: 6.1 IP 7 H 6 R 6 ER 1 BB 4 K (Loss)
08/09/2008: 5 IP 9 H 5 R 5 ER 1 BB 2 K (Loss)
07/29/2008: 5.2 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 K (Loss)
05/28/2008: 5 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 3 K (No Decision)
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Total: 28 IP 31 H 19 R 19 ER 7 BB 18 K (0-3, 6.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP)
The WHIP is nearly identical. Either Olsen had bad luck or gave up dingers

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #10: April 24, 2009, 12:55:30 PM »
The WHIP is nearly identical. Either Olsen had bad luck or gave up dingers
he gave up 7 HRs in 28 IP last year against the Mets. :?

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #11: April 24, 2009, 12:58:05 PM »
The WHIP is nearly identical. Either Olsen had bad luck or gave up dingers

That...and Olsen's numbers are reflective of playing the Mets while Santana's numbers are reflective of playing the "oh-so-clutch" 2008 Nationals.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #12: April 24, 2009, 01:06:43 PM »
6-9

nice

We could actually be ahead of them if we sweep.  Yeah I know, fantasy-land.  Gotta have dreams though right? :?

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #13: April 24, 2009, 01:13:56 PM »
We could actually be ahead of them if we sweep.  Yeah I know, fantasy-land.  Gotta have dreams though right? :?
it'd be awesome but I don't see any chance.

Game 1: Little to no chance of winning. Per the betting odds, this is the biggest underdog we have been in a game all season. Santana is the best pitcher in the NL and Olsen has historically been devoured by their offense. I'll give us a 10% chance of winning this one.

Game 2: This game should be high scoring. Pelfrey is making his first start since April 13th and should be rusty. Even when he was healthy he was having major issues anyways. The Nats should score some runs. But however we have Cabrera on the mound and you just cannot trust this guy, especially against a veteran offense like the Mets. I'll give us a 40% chance to win this one.

Game 3: This one is probably our best chance of stealing a game. We are facing Oliver Perez. He has frankly been awful since Spring Training. Gives up far too many walks (12 walks in 15 IP) and cannot get out of jams when he needs too. We have our rookie stud on the mound and although it's possible he may have a rough start against this solid Mets lineup I like his chances to do okay. I'll give us a 50% chance of winning this one.

Overall, I'd say we'll win 1 of 3. 2 of 3 would be a success. A sweep would be stunning.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #14: April 24, 2009, 01:19:08 PM »
Zimmerman,Willingham & Dunn have all taken Santana yard. Nick needs to sit tonight. Very,Very small stat base.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #15: April 24, 2009, 01:32:00 PM »
And we were supposed to get pwned by Josh Johnson and put up a 6 spot on his ass (i know our pen screwed us, but still).  We've been swinging the bats well recently, just couldn't drive anyone in on Wednesday.  The Mets are still trying to figure out Citi Field, but it seems like it leans in favor of the pitchers.  NY - much like most of the teams in NL East - feast on the fastball.  If Olsen can work in his breaking stuff like he did on Saturday, he's going to be good one for us tonight. 

Let's get to Santana early and often and get this series started off on the right freakin foot.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #16: April 24, 2009, 01:35:33 PM »
And we were supposed to get pwned by Josh Johnson and put up a 6 spot on his ass (i know our pen screwed us, but still).  We've been swinging the bats well recently, just couldn't drive anyone in on Wednesday.  The Mets are still trying to figure out Citi Field, but it seems like it leans in favor of the pitchers.  NY - much like most of the teams in NL East - feast on the fastball.  If Olsen can work in his breaking stuff like he did on Saturday, he's going to be good one for us tonight. 

Let's get to Santana early and often and get this series started off on the right freakin foot.

I watched Wednesday's game with the sound off. The strike zone looked huge to me. That probably had a lot to do with the final score.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #17: April 24, 2009, 01:36:44 PM »
i guarantee santana gets a big base hit against us. guarantee it.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #18: April 24, 2009, 01:45:49 PM »
i'm not drunk, but i reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy have a good feeling about this road trip starting with tonight. 
You must be on SOMETHING. :rofl:

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #19: April 24, 2009, 01:47:52 PM »
i guarantee santana gets a big base hit against us. guarantee it.

he has a lifetime .968 OPS against the Nats  :shock:

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #20: April 24, 2009, 02:06:13 PM »
Im afraid of santana

f that. i'm not scared of Santana, and hopefully the Nats have the same mentality. BRING ON THE METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #21: April 24, 2009, 02:12:56 PM »
o ya, i bet the Dukes haters will be out in full force due to the incident last year @ Shea. Dukes will shut 'em up with a mammoth homer!

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #22: April 24, 2009, 03:59:50 PM »
Santana is going to dominate us and there is no doubt about it. I'm just looking forward to tomorrow's game against Pelfrey. we should fare much better.

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #23: April 24, 2009, 04:14:17 PM »
someone is hitting a bomb off johan tonight, i can feel it. 

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Re: Nationals @ Mets, Game 1
« Reply #24: April 24, 2009, 04:16:52 PM »
Santana is going to dominate us and there is no doubt about it. I'm just looking forward to tomorrow's game against Pelfrey. we should fare much better.
I'm not so confident.

We've seen it before.  Remember when Ted Lilly was struggling mightily last April, and then he came into Nationals Park and almost shut us out?

Really dominant pitchers and some godawful ones usually seem to do best against the Nats for some reason.