Author Topic: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1  (Read 4907 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline shoeshineboy

  • Posts: 7331
  • Walks Kill!! Walks Kill! Walks Kill!!!!
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #25: September 13, 2010, 07:41:23 PM »
Watching the Nats is just fascinating. It is amazing how many times I see things I have never seen before. Giving up a run in an inning without yielding a hit or an error. Walk, walk, balk, balk. That's a new one.

Online Lintyfresh85

  • Posts: 33584
  • Lets go to work
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #26: September 13, 2010, 07:41:48 PM »
It sounds weird to say this... but maybe Maya shouldn't throw a fastball.

His offspeed pitches seem to generate a lot of swing and misses.

Offline Sharp

  • Posts: 3583
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #27: September 13, 2010, 07:43:41 PM »
Every nonknuckleballer's best pitch is his fastball, as it sets up the offspeed stuff.  You know this.

Online Lintyfresh85

  • Posts: 33584
  • Lets go to work
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #28: September 13, 2010, 07:45:44 PM »
I'd venture to say Trevor Hoffman disagrees with you.

Offline EdStroud

  • Posts: 8758
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #29: September 13, 2010, 07:46:40 PM »
That aboy "Stick it in his rear"!

Offline Sharp

  • Posts: 3583
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #30: September 13, 2010, 07:47:53 PM »
I'd venture to say Trevor Hoffman disagrees with you.
The exception that proves the rule.  And he isn't a starter.

Online Lintyfresh85

  • Posts: 33584
  • Lets go to work
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #31: September 13, 2010, 07:50:40 PM »
Is it safe to turn the game back on yet?

Offline Sharp

  • Posts: 3583
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #32: September 13, 2010, 07:51:28 PM »
Kinda.

Offline EdStroud

  • Posts: 8758
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #33: September 13, 2010, 07:52:00 PM »
Is it safe to turn the game back on yet?
got out of it. 4-0

Offline Sharp

  • Posts: 3583
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #34: September 13, 2010, 07:56:35 PM »
 :lol: Apparently Maya can hit.

Offline PC

  • Posts: 39613
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #35: September 13, 2010, 08:16:39 PM »
At what point is calling Maya a bust, not premature?

Offline Obed_Marsh

  • Posts: 7666
  • ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
    • Photos
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #36: September 13, 2010, 08:29:45 PM »
At what point is calling Maya a bust, not premature?

When he is pitching without that crazy blister.

Online Lintyfresh85

  • Posts: 33584
  • Lets go to work
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #37: September 13, 2010, 08:34:49 PM »
At what point is calling Maya a bust, not premature?

Are you serious? Really?

Don't be that guy.

Offline Obed_Marsh

  • Posts: 7666
  • ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
    • Photos
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #38: September 13, 2010, 08:35:52 PM »
1-2-3 hater tots.

Dude. This thread is dead. :?

Offline PC

  • Posts: 39613
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #39: September 13, 2010, 08:40:41 PM »
Are you serious? Really?

Don't be that guy.

I'm not saying he's a bust.  There has to be a measure, a metric, to determine whether he's a bust or not.  I just asked what that is.

I certainly wouldn't say it's two starts.

Online Lintyfresh85

  • Posts: 33584
  • Lets go to work
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #40: September 13, 2010, 08:45:02 PM »
Ray Knight cannot blow Espinosa any harder. Goodness gracious!

Offline bglide

  • banned
  • Posts: 452
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #41: September 13, 2010, 08:45:03 PM »
This offense is pathetic.  And Maya sucks.  Lerner's spending money on bums like Maya and not Dunn baffles my mind. 

Offline imref

  • Posts: 16660
  • Like my arm slot?
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #42: September 13, 2010, 08:47:55 PM »
to be fair, Maya isn't used to pitching without a cigar break between innings.

Offline The Chief

  • Posts: 30000
    • http://www.wnff.net
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #43: September 13, 2010, 08:50:52 PM »
Howdy.  See I haven't missed much.

Offline Coladar

  • Posts: 2808
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #44: September 13, 2010, 08:58:36 PM »
Again, Maya does a damn good job... Except for one inning. I don't care what anyone says, someone who can shut down teams totally 5/6 innings, and that one inning clearly due to nerves? The guy wasn't in the minors long enough. He clearly isn't adjusted to pitching in the majors and is still ridiculously anxious. I'll take a pitcher that's dominant 5/6 innings his first two starts any day of the week. I think Maya has shown he can be what he was hyped to be, if he can get over the nerves and other kinks.

Offline MarquisDeSade

  • Posts: 13456
  • Bring on the ribs.
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #45: September 13, 2010, 09:07:29 PM »
The guy wasn't in the minors long enough. He clearly isn't adjusted to pitching in the majors and is still ridiculously anxious.

Isn't this guy supposed to be 29 and have won the Cuban equivalent of the Cy Young award?  Wasn't the big selling point on Maya that he was major league ready and didn't need much seasoning?  One swallow doesn't make a summer but I think there's a reason the Nats got him instead of the other clubs.  From what we've seen so far he looks like another overhyped and overpaid bum.

Offline PANatsFan

  • Posts: 37010
  • dogs in uncensored, nudes in gameday
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #46: September 13, 2010, 09:08:06 PM »
Isn't this guy supposed to be 29 and have won the Cuban equivalent of the Cy Young award?  Wasn't the big selling point on Maya that he was major league ready and didn't need much seasoning?  One swallow doesn't make a summer but I think there's a reason the Nats got him instead of the other clubs.  From what we've seen so far he looks like another overhyped and overpaid bum.

Just like Marquis, huh?

Offline EdStroud

  • Posts: 8758
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #47: September 13, 2010, 09:14:10 PM »
Again, Maya does a damn good job... Except for one inning. I don't care what anyone says, someone who can shut down teams totally 5/6 innings, and that one inning clearly due to nerves? The guy wasn't in the minors long enough. He clearly isn't adjusted to pitching in the majors and is still ridiculously anxious. I'll take a pitcher that's dominant 5/6 innings his first two starts any day of the week. I think Maya has shown he can be what he was hyped to be, if he can get over the nerves and other kinks.
The 2 balks in the same inning was odd.  Let him pitch some and then start him up fresh next year.  What else can the Nationals do, right?

Offline imref

  • Posts: 16660
  • Like my arm slot?
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #48: September 13, 2010, 09:23:37 PM »
we're in the ninth inning and haven't made it to page 3 yet.  This team doesn't seem to care, nor do the fans anymore.

The strasburg-mania was fun while it lasted....

Offline EdStroud

  • Posts: 8758
Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 1
« Reply #49: September 13, 2010, 09:23:46 PM »
tough to watch