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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #200: April 19, 2010, 08:15:10 PM »
Yeah, Riggleman is the difference. Not the influx of actually talented players.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #201: April 19, 2010, 08:16:01 PM »
Cook STILL shouldn't have gotten that call!

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #202: April 19, 2010, 08:16:58 PM »
Cook has a 15 ERA and 3.667 WHIP...I bet Marquis would trade for that lol

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #203: April 19, 2010, 08:17:17 PM »
They seem a heck of a lot more disciplined at the plate. No Nick, but no Dukes, Milledge, Guzzie playing less. I'm going to look up p/pa. 

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #204: April 19, 2010, 08:17:53 PM »
Ok Craig, now just go 5-6 more innings, and get us above .500 again.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #205: April 19, 2010, 08:17:59 PM »
Yeah, Riggleman is the difference. Not the influx of actually talented players.

Virtually the same offense, though.  Slightly different with Pudge/Kennedy, but remember Flores was locked in this time last year.  It does help to have this Willingham vs. last year's version, but Dunn wasn't struggling like this last year.

I think it helps to have a manager who isn't so stubborn and makes adjustments a lot.  We don't always like Riggleman's adjustments, but at least he does it so much that if the team doesn't have things as they should be, it won't stay that way.

Acta would use a crappy line-up and just stick with it for two weeks.

Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #206: April 19, 2010, 08:18:56 PM »
It is so nice to have, what looks like, a real baseball team again.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #207: April 19, 2010, 08:19:02 PM »
Don't give runs back Stammen!

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #208: April 19, 2010, 08:19:16 PM »
I'm telling you, Stammen just looks bad right now.  Really hung that one.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #209: April 19, 2010, 08:19:22 PM »
Nyjer is a big, big difference. Guzman was white-hot to start last year, and so was Zim, but Kennedy and Nyjer are just so much better than random 2B and Milledge.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #210: April 19, 2010, 08:19:49 PM »
It is so nice to have, what looks like, a real baseball again.

Oh, is that why we sucked so much over the last two years?  We weren't using regulation baseballs?

That explains a lot!

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #211: April 19, 2010, 08:19:51 PM »
I'm telling you, Stammen just looks bad right now.  Really hung that one.

Give up a double to the Hall of Famer and keep the rest under control and you go far.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #212: April 19, 2010, 08:20:17 PM »
We can never get comfortable.  :?

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #213: April 19, 2010, 08:20:49 PM »
Nyjer is a big, big difference. Guzman was white-hot to start last year, and so was Zim, but Kennedy and Nyjer are just so much better than random 2B and Milledge.

Ah, yeah, forgot about Nyjer.  That is a huge difference.

But really, the offense was getting it done last year.  This bullpen is far, far better, and that really makes a world of difference.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #214: April 19, 2010, 08:20:54 PM »
I think Stammens our long reliever next year...He always seems to struggle second time through

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #215: April 19, 2010, 08:21:11 PM »
Oh, is that why we sucked so much over the last two years?  We weren't using regulation baseballs?

That explains a lot!

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #216: April 19, 2010, 08:21:54 PM »
As the worst fielding team last year, Riggleman's had them constantly drilling.  Nats Extra had a report today on all the categories where the Nationals have dramatically improved since last year.


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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #217: April 19, 2010, 08:21:56 PM »
P/PA this year before tonight -3.82. 10th in league but same a Fillies.  League average 3.87 Last year? 3.86.  League average? 3.81.  I'm surprised.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #218: April 19, 2010, 08:22:10 PM »
Wow are you kidding me!!  The ump gave Cook about four of those same pitches as strikes....

Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #219: April 19, 2010, 08:22:21 PM »
Oh, is that why we sucked so much over the last two years?  We weren't using regulation baseballs?

That explains a lot!

doh. fixed.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #220: April 19, 2010, 08:22:38 PM »
Give up a double to the Hall of Famer and keep the rest under control and you go far.

He's leaving his fastball way up.  Damnit. :bang:

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #221: April 19, 2010, 08:22:54 PM »
Stupid umps call nothing anymore. They are so mad that the Nats are actually playing well

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #223: April 19, 2010, 08:23:44 PM »
Wow are you kidding me!!  The ump gave Cook about four of those same pitches as strikes....

Sick of these jerks. :evil:

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 1
« Reply #224: April 19, 2010, 08:24:02 PM »
I mean I understand to a small extent giving a guy like Halladay calls over someone like Lannan.  But what I don't understand is two completely different zones for guys like Stammen and Cook.