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Offline sportsfan882

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Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Topic Start: July 01, 2011, 08:21:08 AM »
July 1st, 2011

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Pirates (41-39) @ Nationals (40-41)


Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.77 ERA)





Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 4.18 ERA)


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Re: Pirates at Nationals, Game 1
« Reply #1: July 01, 2011, 08:30:59 AM »
Trends:

-Morton has gone 64 1/3 innings since allowing his last home run, a two-out solo shot by Jay Bruce in the ninth inning in his complete game on April 15. It's the third-longest active streak in the Majors behind San Diego's Heath Bell (99 2/3 innings) and Oakland's Joey Devine (76 2/3 innings). 

-The Nationals are 10-1 in their last 11 home games.

-The Nationals are 7-0 in their last 7 home games vs teams with a winning record.

-The Nationals are 0-5 in Gorzelanny's last 5 starts.

-The Pirates are 1-9 in Morton's last 10 starts vs the NL East.

-The Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games.

-The Pirates are 9-4 in their last 13 Friday games.

-Joel Hanrahan is 23/23 in converting saves this year to go along with a 1.21 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. He has also only given up 1 HR in 37.1 IP.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #2: July 01, 2011, 08:33:53 AM »
Wow, Morton got a LOT better.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #3: July 01, 2011, 08:56:04 AM »
we should beat charlie morton, i'm just worried about tom gorzelanny.  saturday was the first nationals game i haven't seen live in years; the next day i watched a few innings and gorzo looked like vintage early season gorzo.  i hope he repeats on that performance, but what scares me is we are 3-8 in his 11 starts (his record 2-6).


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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #4: July 01, 2011, 09:14:08 AM »
Nats are 14-7 all-time at home against Pittsburgh (8-4 at Nats Park), losing the home series only twice:

2005 - 3-0
2006 - 2-1
2007 - 1-2
2008 - 3-1
2009 - 1-3
2010 - 3-0
2011 - 1-0 (earlier series)

This is also the latest in the season the Nats have played the Pirates at home.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #5: July 01, 2011, 09:16:07 AM »
just a huuuuuuuuuuuge homestand.  it all starts tonight and we need to get on the right foot.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #6: July 01, 2011, 09:36:15 AM »
Wow, Morton got a LOT better.


He changed his mechanics -- dropped his arm slot and completely copied Roy Halladay's motion. It's pretty unreal when you see the mechanics side by side.

Here's a link, since we can't embed videos for whatever reason.

http://youtu.be/iWGzVATURK0

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #7: July 01, 2011, 09:41:31 AM »
Morton's gotten hit hard in his last few starts and had some unsustainably good luck to start the season, but he's still a far better pitcher than he was last year.  And the Pirates offense has been firing on all cylinders of late.  This is by no means a gimme.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #8: July 01, 2011, 11:17:39 AM »
From Evo's twitter:

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The Pirates gave Charlie Morton 10 days of rest because they felt his 8.00+ ERA in June was due to loss of arm strength.

He hasn't pitched since June 20th and was awful all June before that. Look for him to own us tonight. :?

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #9: July 01, 2011, 11:22:48 AM »
From Evo's twitter:

He hasn't pitched since June 20th and was awful all June before that. Look for him to own us tonight. :?

or for him to get shelled like he did in june and since he hasn't thrown in 10 days :?

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #10: July 01, 2011, 11:39:07 AM »
I hope we win the series vs. the Buccos! I work with a bunch of Pirate fans and until this year, have had no reason to dislike them as I do every other Pittsburgh team. That is beginning to change... Something tells me that the wife and I will be watching the most recent Harry Potter movie tonight via Netflix sigh... Although that might lead to some hot tub time though...

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #11: July 01, 2011, 11:42:37 AM »
I hope we win the series vs. the Buccos! I work with a bunch of Pirate fans and until this year, have had no reason to dislike them as I do every other Pittsburgh team. That is beginning to change...

Agreed.  I want a 3-1 or 4-0 series, and if we get to smash Hanrahack while we're at it, so much the better.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #12: July 01, 2011, 11:47:29 AM »
[...]Hanrahack[...]

I've also seen 'GasCanrahan', earlier on when he was struggling.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #13: July 01, 2011, 11:53:32 AM »
I've also seen 'GasCanrahan', earlier on when he was struggling.

It makes me really angry that he's doing so well this year.  I'm not sure if it's angry at him, or angry at our own staff, but definitely angry.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #14: July 01, 2011, 11:54:12 AM »
I've also seen 'GasCanrahan', earlier on when he was struggling.

"GivesUpASlam"?

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #15: July 01, 2011, 11:59:26 AM »
I know he was terrible for us, but he's been a really great reliever for the Pirates.  He seems like a good guy, I wish him the best over there.  Just not against us tonight.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #16: July 01, 2011, 11:59:58 AM »
Or tomorrow or tomorrow night or the next day.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #17: July 01, 2011, 12:00:43 PM »
I liked when his first ab was a triple

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #18: July 01, 2011, 12:00:54 PM »
It makes me really angry that he's doing so well this year.  I'm not sure if it's angry at him, or angry at our own staff, but definitely angry.

just remember that we won that trade

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #19: July 01, 2011, 12:04:48 PM »
It makes me really angry that he's doing so well this year.  I'm not sure if it's angry at him, or angry at our own staff, but definitely angry.

I used to call him "Hancrapcan"

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #20: July 01, 2011, 12:06:08 PM »
i can't stress how bad morton has been recently.

his last start against the orioles was HALL OF SHAME bad. 
 
let's freakin sweep these bastards.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #21: July 01, 2011, 12:08:26 PM »
Or tomorrow or tomorrow night or the next day.
Oh right... forgot this was a four-game series.  Uh, well, I hope he never has to pitch because we're up by so much every game.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #22: July 01, 2011, 12:22:27 PM »
Isn't Hanrahan the "starting" RP for the NL All-Stars?

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #23: July 01, 2011, 12:36:40 PM »
Isn't Hanrahan the "starting" RP for the NL All-Stars?

Probably... he's been outstanding this year.

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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #24: July 01, 2011, 12:44:47 PM »
i am so pumped for this home stand