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Offline EdStroud

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #150: September 14, 2010, 09:12:33 PM »
It's scrub for scrub. I might take it because at least McLouth once had a great season and he's not old. But I don't want him on our team.
McLouth would most likely Mackowiak on the Nationals

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #151: September 14, 2010, 09:13:20 PM »
Yes, simply because it would no longer be possible for us to put Nieves on the field.
You got me to laugh on that one

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #152: September 14, 2010, 09:15:05 PM »
Bob marking his scorecard a little early there

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #153: September 14, 2010, 09:16:31 PM »
Why wasn't Morse bunting?  :?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #154: September 14, 2010, 09:16:40 PM »
Give Dunn the double... no need not to!

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #155: September 14, 2010, 09:17:03 PM »
Why wasn't Morse bunting?  :?
Riggles told them to stop worrying about their batting averages?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #156: September 14, 2010, 09:17:05 PM »
Charlie and Dave are having a field day with Dunn - Dunn.

And Dunn is done as Maxwell will pinch run, there is only one Dunn on the field, with Dunn batting 1.000 against Dunn.  Oh NO!  An error!  Now Dunn is batting .000 against Dunn!

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #157: September 14, 2010, 09:23:01 PM »
Nats will win this one tonite.
I just had to bring this back up again. (7:25PM) :bow:

I am still standing behind it. 8)

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #158: September 14, 2010, 09:26:11 PM »
I want to see more of Bisenius, no need to see what Burnett and Storen can do.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #159: September 14, 2010, 09:28:26 PM »
I want to see more of Bisenius, no need to see what Burnett and Storen can do.
Slaten maybe?  Bisenius throws hard! He's my sleeper pick for next years squad.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #160: September 14, 2010, 09:29:43 PM »
There's no way Livo was ever touching 94, regardless of the year.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #161: September 14, 2010, 09:30:57 PM »
Let Livo go out for the 9th. He deserves the chance to pitch a CG shutout

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #162: September 14, 2010, 09:34:45 PM »
There's no way Livo was ever touching 94, regardless of the year.
92MPH in 2003. Per ESPN article. Google.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #163: September 14, 2010, 09:36:13 PM »
That's the Dessie I know and love

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #164: September 14, 2010, 09:36:16 PM »
Great swing. Crushed it.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #165: September 14, 2010, 09:37:35 PM »
Loch desmonster!!!

Offline Sharp

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #166: September 14, 2010, 09:39:08 PM »
92MPH in 2003. Per ESPN article. Google.
Fangraphs sez: 88.0 mph fastball in 2003.  I guess maybe it felt like 92 given that he's averaging a blistering 84.5 mph on his fastball now  :P

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #167: September 14, 2010, 09:39:33 PM »
2nd   A Dunn homered to center, R Zimmerman scored.   2   0
2nd   Livan Hernandez doubled to deep center, N Morgan scored.   3   0
4th   Livan Hernandez homered to left.   4   0
7th   R Bernadina hit sacrifice fly to center, D Espinosa scored.   5   0
9th   I Desmond homered to center.   6   0

Nationals  6
Broves     ZERO



And to think that ESPN Fantasy told everyone to avoid starting Livan tonight...

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #168: September 14, 2010, 09:41:10 PM »
92MPH in 2003. Per ESPN article. Google.


Livo's average fastball in 2002 was 88.1, 88.0 in 2003 according to Fangraphs radar charts

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1116&position=P#pitchtype

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #169: September 14, 2010, 09:42:22 PM »
I just realized Livo's fastball is seriously around the same speed as Strasburg's curveball... that's just absurd.  I guess it really does show that velocity isn't everything, since he still gets strikeouts with his FB...

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #170: September 14, 2010, 09:43:55 PM »
Here is a scouting report I found on Livan either 2002 or 2003

Scouting Report 
 According to Expos pitching coach Randy St. Claire, Livan Hernandez throws four pitches, or five if you count both of the fastballs he throws: "Fastball, curveball, slider, change-up. And he throws both fastballs, two-seamer and four-seamer. He throws the two-seam fastball in the 87 to 89 (mph) range, and the four-seamer 88 to 91, or 92 at times. Basically, he pitches in the upper eighties." 


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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #171: September 14, 2010, 09:44:10 PM »
How the heck is Sean Burnett 0-7 with a 2.58 ERA? Talk about bad luck

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #172: September 14, 2010, 09:45:36 PM »
Here is a scouting report I found on Livan either 2002 or 2003

Scouting Report  
 According to Expos pitching coach Randy St. Claire, Livan Hernandez throws four pitches, or five if you count both of the fastballs he throws: "Fastball, curveball, slider, change-up. And he throws both fastballs, two-seamer and four-seamer. He throws the two-seam fastball in the 87 to 89 (mph) range, and the four-seamer 88 to 91, or 92 at times. Basically, he pitches in the upper eighties."  


Scouting reports are always overly optimistic about pitching speeds so that sounds like an 88 average to me.  It's confirmation bias... you tend to remember the highs and forget the lows.  I certainly wouldn't have guessed Livan's fastball was coming in at an average velocity under 85 mph...

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #173: September 14, 2010, 09:48:07 PM »
Scouting reports are always overly optimistic about pitching speeds so that sounds like an 88 average to me.  It's confirmation bias... you tend to remember the highs and forget the lows.
Glad you're here.  It sounds to me like you have played a lot of baseball and at high levels.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #174: September 14, 2010, 09:49:45 PM »
How the heck is Sean Burnett 0-7 with a 2.58 ERA? Talk about bad luck
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