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Offline Coladar

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Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Topic Start: July 29, 2011, 11:28:06 AM »
Game Time: 7:05 PM
Venue: Nationals Park
TV: MASN2 HD
Radio: Radio: 106.7 The Fan, WFED 1500


 (49-55)


Chien-Ming Wang
0-0, 0.00 ERA

1. Rick Ankiel, CF
2. Danny Espinosa, 2B
3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4. Michael Morse, 1B
5. Jayson Werth, RF
6. Laynce Nix, LF
7. Ian Desmond, SS
8. Wilson Ramos, C
9. Chien-Ming Wang, SP

(54-51)  


Dillon Gee
9-3, 3.75 ERA

1. Jose Reyes, SS
2. Justin Turner, 2B
3. Daniel Murphy, 1B
4. David Wright, 3B
5. Angel Pagan CF
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Lucas Duda, RF
8. Ronny Paulino, C
9. Dillon Gee, SP

It's Wang Time
                             

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #1: July 29, 2011, 11:29:13 AM »
I wish we were 20-15

Offline Coladar

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #2: July 29, 2011, 11:30:03 AM »
From the National's Journal at the WaPo, What to Expect From Wang tonight: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/post/what-to-expect-from-chien-ming-wang/2011/07/29/gIQAxHfAhI_blog.html

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For two years, in 2006 and 2007, Chien-Ming Wang was one of the best pitchers in baseball, playing for the most venerated team in professional sports. He went 38-13 – the best winning percentage of any pitcher in baseball – for the New York Yankees with a 3.67 ERA, recorded more than two groundouts for every fly out and finished second one season in the Cy Young vote.

For the last two years, Wang has been an idle pitcher, slogging alone through the heat in Viera, Fla. He rehabbed a shoulder surgery few pitchers, if any, had tried to return from, done to repair a torn capsule in his right shoulder. Progress was met with another setback, until last month.

Tonight at Nationals Park, at least nine Taiwanese television stations and an auxiliary press box packed with other reporters will record every motion Wang makes in his first major league start since July 4, 2009. “He’s come a long way,” Nationals pitching coordinator Spin Williams said. “From the first time I saw him throw a baseball until now, it’s an incredible story. A surgery like that, not many guys can come back from it.”

Wang, 31, may be back in the majors, but he will not be the same pitcher was before the injury, not even in style. He can’t afford to be. With the Yankees, Wang relied almost solely on his sinker, a relentless approach that produced groundball after groundball. His sinker averaged 93 miles per hour in 2006 and 2007. During his minor league rehab this month, he threw in the high 80s, touch 90 or 91 occasionally.

“His stuff isn’t obviously that kind of stuff,” Williams said. “I think he’ll have to use all of his pitches. Before he was primarily a one-pitch pitcher. He had a power sinker. Now he’s going to have to use all of them.”

So, no, it won’t be the same Wang who dominated for the Yankees. But he overcame a lot just to reach the point he’s at now. Even after his shoulder healed and he regained strength, a grueling process on its own, Wang had to relearn his throwing mechanics. This spring, to compensate for the condition the surgery left his arm in, Wang threw with a “slingy” motion, Williams said. He threw as if catapulting the ball, how someone would swing their arm if throwing a pie.

After all the work he put it, Wang had to correct that. He also needed to pitch with more flexion in his arm, which is something he’s still working on. Wang will take the mound tonight, but there are no certainties about Wang’s future. There is one thing for sure about his recent past. “You got to mentally tough to be able to go through what he went through,” Williams said.

Offline Coladar

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #3: July 29, 2011, 11:31:03 AM »
I wish we were 20-15

Crap, got everything but that. Fixed now.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #4: July 29, 2011, 11:31:21 AM »
said this in the wang rehab thread:

i think he'll go 6.1 IP, 3-4 ER.  hopefully offense/pen is ready to go tonight.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #5: July 29, 2011, 11:31:24 AM »
I wish we were 20-15


:rofl:


Go Wang! Peg the Mets!

Offline Coladar

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #6: July 29, 2011, 11:31:37 AM »
Also, I'll update the lineups around 6pm just before I head out to the game. Not released yet, obviously.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #7: July 29, 2011, 11:40:04 AM »
theyll be up around 3 or 4

Offline Kevrock

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #8: July 29, 2011, 12:06:27 PM »
Thought Linty called today.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #9: July 29, 2011, 12:10:52 PM »
Thought Linty called today.

I believe he did...

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #10: July 29, 2011, 12:16:13 PM »
No big deal. Good luck tonight Coladar!

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #11: July 29, 2011, 12:23:30 PM »
For those going tonight: Capital Weather Gang's NatCast has 'Only the slightest outside chance of a passing shower [10% chance], but really it's only a few clouds we'll have to worry about. Dress in cool, breathable, light-weight clothing! It looks to be sticky;' temperatures in mid-90's at first pitch and at 90 at the final out.

Also, there's Metro track work starting at 22.00 tonight and going on all through the weekend, on all lines except the Green.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #12: July 29, 2011, 12:34:33 PM »
This isn't particularly promising:

his sinker averaged 93 miles per hour in 2006 and 2007. During his minor league rehab this month, he threw in the high 80s, touch 90 or 91 occasionally.

That's Maya-esque.  Good thing I got the fishscales tonight.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #13: July 29, 2011, 12:34:38 PM »
No big deal. Good luck tonight Coladar!

That Linty's a real team player and leader in the club house.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #14: July 29, 2011, 12:38:37 PM »
That Linty's a real team player and leader in the club house.

Beef's not that good though.  At least according to Blue.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #15: July 29, 2011, 12:52:04 PM »
Beef's not that good though.  At least according to Blue.

Some people need to be junk punched just on principle.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #16: July 29, 2011, 12:56:23 PM »
Some people need to be junk punched just on principle.

Hey now, you're responding to me the M to the DS, not that azzclown Nathan.  :lol:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #17: July 29, 2011, 12:57:19 PM »
Hey now, you're responding to me the M to the DS, not that azzclown Nathan.  :lol:

Oh right, I should junk punch Nathan twice

Offline tomterp

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #18: July 29, 2011, 12:58:49 PM »
Oh right, I should junk punch Nathan twice

How about thrice, once for each nut?

tres huevos

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #20: July 29, 2011, 03:10:54 PM »
101 degrees right now (heat index 105), forecast has been upped to 103.  So I'm guessing upper 90s at first pitch, heat index of 100+...

The air will be filled with the snap and sizzle of subcutaneous fat.   

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #21: July 29, 2011, 03:11:40 PM »
will this thread be moved to uncensored at some point tonight?  Good thing Dickey isn't pitching for the Mets.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #22: July 29, 2011, 03:30:53 PM »
This isn't particularly promising:

his sinker averaged 93 miles per hour in 2006 and 2007. During his minor league rehab this month, he threw in the high 80s, touch 90 or 91 occasionally.

That's Maya-esque.  Good thing I got the fishscales tonight.


Except Maya throws a completely straight BP-style fastball whereas Wang actually has a sinker

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #23: July 29, 2011, 03:32:15 PM »
Except Maya throws a completely straight BP-style fastball whereas Wang actually has a sinker

Very true.  I stand corrected.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #24: July 29, 2011, 03:39:14 PM »
Except Maya throws a completely straight BP-style fastball whereas Wang actually has a sinker

Wang should be a major league starter if nothing spectacular.