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Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #125: September 23, 2010, 07:11:42 PM »
I guess I have to start every GDT from now on, in the same manner.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #126: September 23, 2010, 07:14:11 PM »
I guess I have to start every GDT from now on, in the same manner.

Apparently so ... :)    Don't wanna lose the mojo.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #127: September 23, 2010, 07:15:11 PM »
How come Wood looks homeless in his MASN shirt?

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #128: September 23, 2010, 07:18:54 PM »
Yeah pa, you get to keep starting em until you lose.

I think ill finish the year with a winning record btw

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #129: September 23, 2010, 07:26:51 PM »
Bally showed his maturity by getting that ground ball DP! He's pitching like a seasoned Veteran now and not like a youngster. That's a great sign.

By the way, I ran into Stan Kasten at the ball park the other nite. He came right up to me and said he appreciated my e mails about the team and was hoping we were being treated right at the ballpark. That's one thing about Stan he has a great memory and he truly does care about fan base.  Good Luck, Stan.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #130: September 23, 2010, 07:29:36 PM »
I hope this defense doesn't spoil us.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #131: September 23, 2010, 07:36:08 PM »
I guess I have to start every GDT from now on, in the same manner.
I was gonna do tomorrow's but I don't think I should get in the way of the hot hand.

Also, I think this might have been the best day of infield defense all year.  Everyone had a #1 web gem quality play today.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #132: September 23, 2010, 08:00:16 PM »
That's one thing about Stan he has a great memory and he truly does care about PHILLY's fan base.  Good Luck, Stan.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #133: September 23, 2010, 08:25:05 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #134: September 23, 2010, 08:44:42 PM »
Sorry to be self indulgent here, but... :old:

  Balester's last 10 games stats...

 12.0 innings, 1 run, 6 hits, 7 walks, 19 K's, ERA 0.75

I think he has settled into the bullpen nicely!  Get the walks down and we have something special in Balester! His fastball tonite went 94, 95 , 96, 99 MPH. He's been at 97 MPH before but never to 99 MPH. That was from the radar gun I saw on MASN. His curveball is Nasty!

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #135: September 23, 2010, 08:52:07 PM »
Sorry to be self indulgent here, but... :old:

  Balester's last 10 games stats...

 12.0 innings, 1 run, 6 hits, 7 walks, 19 K's, ERA 0.75

I think he has settled into the bullpen nicely!  Get the walks down and we have something special in Balester! His fastball tonite went 94, 95 , 96, 99 MPH. He's been at 97 MPH before but never to 99 MPH. That was from the radar gun I saw on MASN. His curveball is Nasty!

 :clap: :thumbs: :cheers: :woop:
MASN's gun is a little fast. According to pitch F/X, his average fastball was 95.2 and his fastest one was at 95.8. http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/pfx.php?month=9&day=23&year=2010&game=gid_2010_09_23_houmlb_wasmlb_1%2F&pitchSel=444446&prevGame=gid_2010_09_23_houmlb_wasmlb_1%2F&prevDate=923
His average fastball this year has been at 94.0 which is an upgrade from the 2 previous seasons as a starter when he was at 91.5. I'm excited because the Nats need a big strikeout guy.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #136: September 23, 2010, 09:00:07 PM »
MASN's gun is a little fast. According to pitch F/X, his average fastball was 95.2 and his fastest one was at 95.8. http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/pfx.php?month=9&day=23&year=2010&game=gid_2010_09_23_houmlb_wasmlb_1%2F&pitchSel=444446&prevGame=gid_2010_09_23_houmlb_wasmlb_1%2F&prevDate=923
His average fastball this year has been at 94.0 which is an upgrade from the 2 previous seasons as a starter when he was at 91.5. I'm excited because the Nats need a big strikeout guy.
I am glad you guys can figure out those charts! :shock:  He is a Strikeout guy and I am looking forward to 2011 as well!

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #137: September 23, 2010, 09:07:28 PM »
I am glad you guys can figure out those charts! :shock:  He is a Strikeout guy and I am looking forward to 2011 as well!
Thankfully this chart is easy to read for velocity:


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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #138: September 23, 2010, 09:38:07 PM »
Sorry to be self indulgent here, but... :old:

  Balester's last 10 games stats...

 12.0 innings, 1 run, 6 hits, 7 walks, 19 K's, ERA 0.75

I think he has settled into the bullpen nicely!  Get the walks down and we have something special in Balester! His fastball tonite went 94, 95 , 96, 99 MPH. He's been at 97 MPH before but never to 99 MPH. That was from the radar gun I saw on MASN. His curveball is Nasty!

 :clap: :thumbs: :cheers: :woop:

It's not self indulgent when we all want him to succeed. Kudos to Rizzo for finding his calling.


As for Stan, I'm so glad he was nice to the players' families, he should be, but he was a Grade A ass to the fans. He never returned my email about opening day, and I was polite.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #139: September 23, 2010, 10:08:45 PM »
again, he'll be our closer next year at some point.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #140: September 23, 2010, 10:23:53 PM »
again, he'll be our closer next year at some point.

Considering how we should go with a closer by committee approach, he should be somewhere in that equation.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #141: September 24, 2010, 08:29:32 AM »
13 1/2 hours since the final out (this match, which got into the books in just 2hr 29min, had a nice pace to it) and still no curly W in the margin?

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #142: September 24, 2010, 08:41:13 AM »
13 1/2 hours since the final out (this match, which got into the books in just 2hr 29min, had a nice pace to it) and still no curly W in the margin?

fixed, thanks

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 4
« Reply #143: September 24, 2010, 10:24:44 AM »
GMU - took a look at Detwiler's chart.  Seems they had a problem distingusihing what they callhis 2 seemer and change.  It looked like his fastball was mostly in the 88 - 92 range.  At the start of the year, I thought he should be looked at as a potential reliever.  If he get the typical small boost in velocity that Bally had, he'd be in the 90 - 94 range, which is pretty good for a lefty. Eventually, he could be a Burnett replacement.