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Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #200: May 22, 2009, 09:24:24 PM »
They should let Bergmann pitch a couple more if necessary. Who else can we trust?

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #201: May 22, 2009, 09:25:07 PM »
I've seen it a lot more often this season. Some teams have done it vs. Huff and even Markakis a couple of times.

The Nats are able to do that as well or better than almost anyone, because Zimmerman is as mobile as most SS's, and can turn the DP easily.

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #202: May 22, 2009, 09:25:11 PM »
not a good walk to the weak #8 hitter.

too many breaking balls

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #203: May 22, 2009, 09:25:13 PM »
Ugh is anyone else getting annoyed with the walk down memory lane courtesy of Dibble and Palmer??

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #204: May 22, 2009, 09:25:22 PM »
P-A my rearend
That says Pie

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #205: May 22, 2009, 09:25:43 PM »
freak, Beimel is coming in.  :|

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #206: May 22, 2009, 09:25:56 PM »
not a good walk to the weak #8 hitter.

too many breaking balls

Should have challenged him a lot more.

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #207: May 22, 2009, 09:26:27 PM »
Should have challenged him a lot more.
yep, too cute. just throw your low 90s fastball down the middle against a hitter like Izturis.

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #208: May 22, 2009, 09:26:57 PM »
Game over.  Biemel sucks.  Should have kept Bergey in. 

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #209: May 22, 2009, 09:27:14 PM »
The Nats are able to do that as well or better than almost anyone, because Zimmerman is as mobile as most SS's, and can turn the DP easily.

Have the Nats been using it a lot? Besides for Howard?

I feel like the shift is in vogue at the moment, though I have no real evidence to support that.

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #210: May 22, 2009, 09:27:45 PM »
Game over.  Biemel sucks.  Should have kept Bergey in. 

Biemel's usually okay for an inning, and against lefties.

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #211: May 22, 2009, 09:28:16 PM »
Bergmann will get tagged for the loss too if Beimel blows it. :?

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #212: May 22, 2009, 09:28:29 PM »
Good bunt PIE

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #213: May 22, 2009, 09:29:24 PM »
Hittable Beimel against Roberts and Jones makes me want to vomit :spaz:

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #214: May 22, 2009, 09:29:27 PM »
Why do we take Bergmann out to face a bunt?

Offline Why Not?

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #215: May 22, 2009, 09:29:29 PM »
Good bunt PIE

O's don't do that much, so we import NL players to bunt for us.

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #216: May 22, 2009, 09:29:55 PM »
Pitch around this guy

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #217: May 22, 2009, 09:30:42 PM »
they are going to make it as painful as possible. 2 outs

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #218: May 22, 2009, 09:30:51 PM »
Bring someone else in to face the righty. 

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #219: May 22, 2009, 09:31:45 PM »
Have the Nats been using it a lot? Besides for Howard?

I feel like the shift is in vogue at the moment, though I have no real evidence to support that.

I believe I've seen it against hitters other than Howard, but can't recall specifics. 

Last year, BP did an article on the shift, specifically focusing on Zimmerman and how exceptional he is at turning the DP as if a SS.  Exceptional in that no other 3rd B is even close over the last 3 years.  He's got maybe 7-8 vs. 1 or 2 for the next guy down.

On the down side, one time a player (Rollins?) ran right past Zimm at 2nd and cruised into the unguarded 3rd base.   :?

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #220: May 22, 2009, 09:32:00 PM »
Bring someone else in to face the righty. 

Who's left?  Tavarez pitched 1 2/3 last night, I think that only leaves Wells?

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #221: May 22, 2009, 09:32:41 PM »
Who's left?  Tavarez pitched 1 2/3 last night, I think that only leaves Wells?
Colome :spaz:

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #223: May 22, 2009, 09:34:01 PM »
wooooo, thank you for proving me wrong, Joe. good job :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #224: May 22, 2009, 09:34:06 PM »
Yeah, a little love for Beimel now?