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Offline Strasburg37

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Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Topic Start: June 27, 2011, 07:37:06 PM »
LET'S...GO...NATS!

I'm sorry this first post doesn't contain the usual bells and whistles, but I am currently on a plane from Atlanta to Dulles.  I did, however, grab tonight's starting lineups from Mr. Kilgore's blog:

1. Roger Bernadina, CF
2. Jayson Werth, RF
3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4. Laynce Nix, LF
5. Michael Morse, 1B
6. Danny Espinosa, 2B
7. Wilson Ramos, C
8. Matt Stairs, DH
9. Ian Desmond, SS

Let 25 pages of debate over Davey starting Matt Stairs on his first night as skipper commence!  Here are my thoughts: While I have been demanding Stairs' unconditional release for two months, I don't have a problem with Johnson finding out once and for all whether this guy can still play baseball.  Start him as DH against righties and if he doesn't produce, release him IMMEDIATELY.

Let's go Nats!  And again, my apologies for going Cuckoo's Nest over Riggleman vs. Rizzo.


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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #1: June 27, 2011, 07:38:07 PM »
I love that lineup. I would like to take it out to a movie and I'd even buy it popcorn. Nice post, S37.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #2: June 27, 2011, 07:43:57 PM »
Damnit. I need to be up at 5 tomorrow morning, but I think I'll be staying up for this. The DJ presser was interesting.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #3: June 27, 2011, 07:44:08 PM »
I like the lineup. Zim and Stares homer tonight. Expect it.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #4: June 27, 2011, 07:45:22 PM »
Time for the Shark to do some damage...



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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #5: June 27, 2011, 07:46:32 PM »
Is there a way to shrink the picture?  Way too big.  My apologies...

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #6: June 27, 2011, 07:48:41 PM »
Is there a way to shrink the picture?  Way too big.  My apologies...

Better?

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #7: June 27, 2011, 07:52:37 PM »
I think Werth has a good game tonight.

Offline Strasburg37

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #8: June 27, 2011, 07:54:23 PM »
I think Werth has a good game tonight.
+1.  As I posted on the main board, I have a weird feeling that he is about to bust out.  And we WILL make the playoffs if he returns to form.  Take it to the bank.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #9: June 27, 2011, 07:56:30 PM »
I'm thrilled about this game.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #10: June 27, 2011, 07:58:05 PM »
Stairs!?

LOL WTF

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #11: June 27, 2011, 08:00:05 PM »
The problem with Stairs DH'ing points more to problems with the how the roster is constructed.   The options are Stairs, Bixler or Cora.  None are particularly compelling but I'd DH Cora...again pointing to roster problems if you have to use Cora as a DH.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #12: June 27, 2011, 08:01:42 PM »
This will be the first game I've watched in more than a month, things have been busy and life got in the way. Glad to see the Nats are playing above .500 ball, I'd love to seem them leading for the WC come the All-Star game. Damn I missed this place and all you characters.

Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #13: June 27, 2011, 08:06:49 PM »
The problem with Stairs DH'ing points more to problems with the how the roster is constructed.   The options are Stairs, Bixler or Cora.  None are particularly compelling but I'd DH Cora...again pointing to roster problems if you have to use Cora as a DH.

Missing Ankiel hurts, although he hasn't set the world on fire.


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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #14: June 27, 2011, 08:13:02 PM »
Missing Ankiel hurts, although he hasn't set the world on fire.



Agree.  We're also missing the Buck Commander Adam LaRoche.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #15: June 27, 2011, 08:13:35 PM »
I'm going to try to stay awake for this whole game. 

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #16: June 27, 2011, 08:13:41 PM »
A better nickname might be Adam "Afterthought" LaRoche.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #17: June 27, 2011, 08:17:56 PM »
Los Angeles

1. Maicer Izturis (S) 2B
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Bobby Abreu (L) DH
4. Vernon Wells (R) RF
5. Howard Kendrick (R) LF
6. Mark Trumbo (R) 1B
7. Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B
8. Peter Bourjos (R) CF
9. Bobby Wilson (R) C

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #18: June 27, 2011, 08:19:24 PM »
This is a must win game and Davey puts Stairs in the starting line-up?  If we lose both of them can stay in California.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #19: June 27, 2011, 08:19:34 PM »
Los Angeles

1. Maicer Izturis (S) 2B
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Bobby Abreu (L) DH
4. Vernon Wells (R) RF
5. Howard Kendrick (R) LF
6. Mark Trumbo (R) 1B
7. Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B
8. Peter Bourjos (R) CF
9. Bobby Wilson (R) C

Otherwise known as a $150 million failure.  Good job Angels. 

Davey Johnson will own souls tonight.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #20: June 27, 2011, 08:20:48 PM »
Been burning time all day waiting for this game haha.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #21: June 27, 2011, 08:22:04 PM »
On vacation in Colorado where I experienced a wind chill of 22 degrees this morning. I plan to download the MLB At Bat app tonight...does anyone have any feedback on it? In addition to being in my favorite place on earth, the 8:00 start time will make it much easier to stay up for the whole game :)  Go Nats!

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #22: June 27, 2011, 08:25:18 PM »
FYI, in the Tigers-Blue Jays game, a call at first base was changed.  It was originally called safe.  The homeplate umpire said he was out.  They changed the call to out.

Jim Leyland was ejected without the flair of John McLaren, though.   :mg:


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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #23: June 27, 2011, 08:26:21 PM »

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #24: June 27, 2011, 08:28:52 PM »
Who's Johnson's bench coach?