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Offline hammondsnats

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Nationals vs Cubs, Game 2
« Topic Start: July 17, 2009, 11:01:51 AM »
7:10 pm | MASNHD | 1500 AM

Chicago Cubs (44-43)

P Carlos "Fatass Crybaby" Zambrano (5-4)

Washington Nationals (26-62)
CF Nyjer Morgan
1B Nick Johnson
3B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Adam Dunn
RF Josh Willingham
2B Willie Harris
C Josh Bard
SS Alberto Gonzalez

SP Craig "C.S." Stammen (2-4)


Nationals Park (41,888)

line-ups tba

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #1: July 17, 2009, 11:02:53 AM »
Caught stealing?

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #2: July 17, 2009, 11:07:52 AM »
I honor of tonight's starter...

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #3: July 17, 2009, 11:08:40 AM »
I honor of tonight's starter...

he ranks up there with kevin youkilis, cody ross and ryan howard in players i hate the most. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #4: July 17, 2009, 11:40:53 AM »
For those going tonight - back to our wonderful weather issues that have bedevilled us all season - Yahoo! Weather predicting 60% chance of rain both today and tonight, with scattered thunderstorms.

Wasn't quite as bad last night as I originally thought it might be, as far as crowding on Metrorail going to/from the ballpark, nowhere nearly as bad as the Boston series - but then the announced attendance was a bit under 2/3 of capacity (26,890). I'd still suggest budgeting a bit more time than usual getting out there.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #5: July 17, 2009, 11:46:26 AM »
he ranks up there with kevin youkilis, cody ross and ryan howard in players i hate the most. 
:clap:

He has given up 3 earned runs or less in 14 of 16 starts this season.

-The Cubs are 4-0 in Zambrano's last 4 road starts in Washington.

-Washington is 15-36 in their last 51 Friday games.

-Cubs are 40-18 in Zambrano's last 58 road starts.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #6: July 17, 2009, 12:07:33 PM »
:clap:

He has given up 3 earned runs or less in 14 of 16 starts this season.

-The Cubs are 4-0 in Zambrano's last 4 road starts in Washington.

-Washington is 15-36 in their last 51 Friday games.

-Cubs are 40-18 in Zambrano's last 58 road starts.

I had cookies for breakfast this morning

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #7: July 17, 2009, 12:14:34 PM »
- The Nationals/Expos are 1-8 since 1999 on July 17.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #8: July 17, 2009, 12:26:08 PM »
Forty-eight years ago today, on 17th July 1961, RHP Ed Reulbach, last surviving member of the Cubs' last World Series champion team of 1908, died in Glens Falls, New York, age 78.

...yes, it's been that long.

(Also died that very same day - Ty Cobb, whose Tigers that year would be the last team to lose to the Cubs in a World Series.)

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #9: July 17, 2009, 12:27:39 PM »
so pretty much all these odds/stats are saying we have a 1% chance of winning tonight.  no surprise. 

but C.S. has been pitching well recently, I think we win tonight. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #10: July 17, 2009, 01:11:25 PM »
C.S.

This makes me think of C.S. Lewis; which makes me think of Through the Looking Glass which makes me think we should call Stammen "The Mad Hatter."

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #11: July 17, 2009, 01:14:35 PM »
This makes me think of C.S. Lewis; which makes me think of Through the Looking Glass which makes me think we should call Stammen "The Mad Hatter."

You forgot that C.S. Lewis makes you think of Lewis Carroll

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #12: July 17, 2009, 01:17:44 PM »
You forgot that C.S. Lewis makes you think of Lewis Carroll

I knew I forgot something.

DAMMIT.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #13: July 17, 2009, 02:14:59 PM »
I had cookies for breakfast this morning


Toss them so sportsfan can have them with milk.  :lol:

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #14: July 17, 2009, 03:52:32 PM »
:clap:

He has given up 3 earned runs or less in 14 of 16 starts this season.

-The Cubs are 4-0 in Zambrano's last 4 road starts in Washington.

-Washington is 15-36 in their last 51 Friday games.

-Cubs are 40-18 in Zambrano's last 58 road starts.

Sounds like he's ripe for the picking then.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #15: July 17, 2009, 04:03:49 PM »
Little different lineup today.  I like it.

1. Morgan, CF
2. Johnson, 1B
3. Zimmerman, 3B
4. Dunn, LF
5. Willingham, RF
6. Guzman, SS
7. Harris, 2B
8. Bard, C
9. Stammen, P

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #16: July 17, 2009, 04:05:22 PM »
Little different lineup today.  I like it.

1. Morgan, CF
2. Johnson, 1B
3. Zimmerman, 3B
4. Dunn, LF
5. Willingham, RF
6. Guzman, SS
7. Harris, 2B
8. Bard, C
9. Stammen, P
hate it. Bard should be on the bench. Alberto Gonzalez should be getting a start at either SS or 2B. BS

Riggleman is worse than Manny.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #17: July 17, 2009, 04:15:47 PM »
Riggleman I am worse than Manny Air Zimmerman.

fixed.

Bard is a better hitter than Nieves.  So what Wil had 4 hits in game last week that we still lost.  He still isn't a better hitter than Bard.

But I do agree Gonzalez should be the everyday 2nd baseman if he keeps swinging the bat well enough.


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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #18: July 17, 2009, 04:18:43 PM »
Does it take a civil injunction to keep Harris off of second?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #19: July 17, 2009, 04:19:16 PM »
Starting Lineup's numbers against Zambrano
Morgan - 3/12, BB, 3 Ks
Johnson - 1/6, BB
Zimmerman - 2/11, 2 BBs, 2 Ks
Dunn - 13/56, Double, 7 HRs, 15 BBs, 12 Ks
Willingham - 5/7, Double, Triple
Guzman - 2/6, Double
Harris - 4/19, BB, 2 K
Bard - 0/6, K
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Total: 30/123 (.244), 3 Doubles, Triple, 7 HRs, 20 BBs, 20 Ks

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #20: July 17, 2009, 04:19:44 PM »
I like Bard in the 8 spot instead of the 7.  I really don't see much difference between the two catchers.  Both have significant weaknesses and both are better whe the other isn't. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #21: July 17, 2009, 04:20:22 PM »
fixed.

Bard is a better hitter than Nieves.  So what Wil had 4 hits in game last week that we still lost.  He still isn't a better hitter than Bard.

But I do agree Gonzalez should be the everyday 2nd baseman if he keeps swinging the bat well enough.


Did you see Bard behind the plate last night?

didn't do a thing with the bat either. Wil should be starting everyday.

If Riggleman wanted to get Harris in there he should have put him in CF in place of Morgan.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #22: July 17, 2009, 04:32:32 PM »
Does it take a civil injunction to keep Harris off of second?

Let's just hope he's wearing his cup tonight.

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #23: July 17, 2009, 04:44:27 PM »
Let's just hope he's wearing his cup tonight.


Amen
Time for me to dress for the game, weather should hold for 1st pitch, might have a bit of weather late.
Go Nats!!!
 

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Re: Nationals vs. Cubs, Game 2
« Reply #24: July 17, 2009, 04:48:57 PM »
Let's just hope he's wearing his cup tonight.

 :rofl: