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Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #450: July 18, 2011, 10:14:43 PM »
spoprtsnyan is wrong again!

SF's lifetime prediction record on the gameday threads is about like Werth's BA.

Offline KingHarper

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #451: July 18, 2011, 10:15:28 PM »
SF's lifetime prediction record on the gameday threads is about like Werth's BA.
seems more like adam dunn's

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #452: July 18, 2011, 10:15:41 PM »
We can calculate the odds of that happening and they're not high enough to make it a good idea to bunt, especially with a guy like Espinosa who makes a huge percentage of his outs in the air.  Whether the play "works" or not, it's dumb.  Espinosa could have hit an HR there and we'd be up 4-2.

Fortunately the game isn't played by geeks on calculators. The game is played by men executing on the field.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #453: July 18, 2011, 10:15:43 PM »
Bernadina's speed, wow, just coasting those last few steps home.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #454: July 18, 2011, 10:15:45 PM »
Being on vacation sucks as a fan. Glad I can see tonights game. :)

What happened yesterday, other than what the box score suggests? Gorz that bad?

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #455: July 18, 2011, 10:15:47 PM »
I wonder how you'd feel about Johnson if he didn't have any orioles connection.

It just had to be said.... :lol:

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #456: July 18, 2011, 10:16:04 PM »
lol, the O's had a 7-6 lead against Boston after 6 innings and now the score is 15-7 Boston in the 8th. :lmao:

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #457: July 18, 2011, 10:16:14 PM »
Zim-with-1-N singled to shallow right center, R Bernadina scored!
The Ford Drive of the Game!

   

Nationals    3
Astronauts  2

Offline Mathguy

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #458: July 18, 2011, 10:16:41 PM »
Gorz was pitching well - then was hurt

Being on vacation sucks as a fan. Glad I can see tonights game. :)

What happened yesterday, other than what the box score suggests? Gorz that bad?

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #459: July 18, 2011, 10:17:01 PM »
I wonder how you'd feel about Johnson if he didn't have any orioles connection.

i would've liked him.  he's always been a winner.

but yes i grew up a huge orioles fan and he was the manager there during their glory days in the 90s.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #460: July 18, 2011, 10:17:15 PM »
Fortunately the game isn't played by geeks on calculators. The game is played by men executing on the field.

And at the end of the day, it was the ninth inning.  You don't bunt Espinosa in the fourth, but you bunt him in the ninth.

Even shoeshineboy and tomterp who both hate bunts would probably have bunted Espinosa there.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #461: July 18, 2011, 10:17:16 PM »
It just had to be said.... :lol:


hammonds would probably still favor Johnson. 

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #462: July 18, 2011, 10:17:30 PM »
lol, the O's had a 7-6 lead against Boston after 6 innings and now the score is 15-7 Boston in the 8th. :lmao:

they are awful

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #463: July 18, 2011, 10:17:39 PM »
Fortunately the game isn't played by geeks on calculators. The game is played by men executing on the field.
What's your point?  It was dumb to bunt with Espinosa.  That the Nats have the lead now does not change that fact in any way.
And at the end of the day, it was the ninth inning.  You don't bunt Espinosa in the fourth, but you bunt him in the ninth.

Even shoeshineboy and tomterp who both hate bunts would probably have bunted Espinosa there.
No.  You should never bunt with Espinosa because Espinosa is too good to bunt with and doesn't create a lot of DPs.  Bunting in that situation gives you a lower chance of scoring a run than you had before.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #464: July 18, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »
morse is a machine.  he's not human. 

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #465: July 18, 2011, 10:17:56 PM »
c'mon werth.  just really slap a single to right or something.

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #466: July 18, 2011, 10:18:05 PM »
Uh oh, do we move Detwiler back to the rotation again? Or is Gorz gonna be fine?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #467: July 18, 2011, 10:18:06 PM »
3 hit night for Morse. Batting .307

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #468: July 18, 2011, 10:18:06 PM »
Werth...rally killer

Offline Dixon Ward

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #469: July 18, 2011, 10:18:09 PM »
well bob just totally jinxed werth(less)'s AB

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #470: July 18, 2011, 10:18:10 PM »
Go Werth !

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #471: July 18, 2011, 10:18:15 PM »
SF's lifetime prediction record on the gameday threads is about like Werth's BA.

damn dude ... that's a huge insult to werth 8)

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #472: July 18, 2011, 10:18:23 PM »
Why does Werth always come up to bat in big spots ugh :?

Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #473: July 18, 2011, 10:18:38 PM »
And at the end of the day, it was the ninth inning.  You don't bunt Espinosa in the fourth, but you bunt him in the ninth.

Even shoeshineboy and tomterp who both hate bunts would probably have bunted Espinosa there.

I don't know about SSB but I know tomterp lives by the BP company line. It's his baseball bible. BTW, where has tomterp been lately? Is he perhaps on vacation?

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 1
« Reply #474: July 18, 2011, 10:18:41 PM »
they are awful

They're terrible. Angelos has done a wonderful job destroying that franchise.