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Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #850: July 20, 2011, 06:39:41 AM »
you get what you pay for.

Tell that to Cubs fans.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #851: July 20, 2011, 07:00:13 AM »
He was hit with a line drive.  I'd like to see a change in effectiveness in Coffey, whose becoming the Werth of the pitching staff

We released Sean Burnett?

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #852: July 20, 2011, 08:28:32 AM »
Attendance 32,418 last night* (following another good turn-out the previous night - was there a promo on? Nats aren't usually crowd-pullers on the road)...Astros are averaging 26,690/fixture this season, selling to 65.2% of capacity at The Ballpark Formerly Known As Enron Field...got to give the local fans credit, still turning out despite the team's record...

...or, knowing the roof was going to be closed, were they all just popping in to get out of the goshawful heat/humidity?

(If you've never experienced Houston summer heat, you're in for an eye opener - it's every bit as beastly-hot and humid as advertised, but when I was down there about a decade ago what really struck me was how the heat/humidity gave the outdoor air an almost surreal, magnesium whitness.)


*even out-drawing Orioles-Red Sox at Preparation H Park at Camden Yards last night (32,314).

Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #853: July 20, 2011, 08:47:51 AM »
We seem to love hovering at or near .500

They've scored 371 runs and allowed 378. That's a prescription for .500 ball. Right where they should be. And once we hit the stretches against the Phillies and Braves, it will slowly drop below that. No shocker. Expect it.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #854: July 20, 2011, 08:48:46 AM »
you know what I'm still pissed about? The pop up bunt by Bernadina. What the hell?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #855: July 20, 2011, 08:48:58 AM »
They've scored 371 runs and allowed 378. That's a prescription for .500 ball. Right where they should be. And once we hit the stretches against the Phillies and Braves, it will slowly drop below that. No shocker. Expect it.
Why does the offense suck so much with RISP? Why is the bullpen so horrific other than Clippard and Storen?

This team is underachieving. Davey's moves don't help.

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #856: July 20, 2011, 08:53:36 AM »
Why does the offense suck so much with RISP? Why is the bullpen so horrific other than Clippard and Storen?

This team is underachieving. Davey's moves don't help.

I only think the team is "underachieving" if the talent on the roster should indicate better results. I don't see it. I think the team is built pretty much like a .500 team.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #857: July 20, 2011, 09:13:14 AM »
It's hard to believe a team we all thought would be 10 games under .500 by now is "underachieving." How cool is that when you really think about it?

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Astros, Game 2
« Reply #858: July 20, 2011, 09:17:29 AM »