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Offline Slateman

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #625: August 28, 2011, 07:03:04 PM »
Whoa .... I leave for a little bit and things get all serious in here

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #626: August 28, 2011, 07:07:07 PM »
The pitching is pretty good on this team. The problem is hitting, especially hitting with RISP. There seems to be an aura of failure whenever the Nats threaten. Is it their approach or are they just bad?

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #627: August 28, 2011, 07:07:11 PM »
It's fair when there clearly was strike 3 not called?

Our bullpen was fantastic today.
Not saying it wasn't, but you're going to get bad calls, even obvious ones.  We had a couple go our way today, too, including one that kept us in the game an extra inning or two.  A huge part of this game is overcoming adversity and mentally staying in the moment.   It cost us the game today and is probably the biggest thing that's keeping this team from competing (that and a little more starting pitching talent).  That will come with experience.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #628: August 28, 2011, 07:10:43 PM »
We were robbed all weekend...but we got it no worse on the non strike 3 call to votto.  Awful umpiring.  Just awful.
No we weren't.  We were, what?  2-47 with RISP going into today.  The umps and pitching staff didn't lose us anything.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #629: August 28, 2011, 07:11:51 PM »
I didn't see all of it but did HRod keep it together early on in his appearance?  He looked decent the inning plus I saw. 
He was ok.  He got 2 solid innings, but was his usual wild self a bit too, 3 walks and an intentional one, but he came up huge with runners on 1st and 3rd.  The arm and stuff is there, just gotta get more consistent...

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #630: August 28, 2011, 07:12:51 PM »
Joe West should be a soccer ref, he'd fit right in with the antics and flopping. Hell, his neck fat flops all day long.

Offline blue911

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #631: August 28, 2011, 07:14:23 PM »
Joe West should be a soccer ref, he'd fit right in with the antics and flopping. Hell, his neck fat flops all day long.

Joe West should be an extra in the next Megapiranha movie

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #632: August 28, 2011, 07:16:04 PM »
Joe West should be an extra in the next Megapiranha movie
Now, that's a movie I'd go see.  Oh, and when is MLB going to come up with some sort of fitness standards for their umps?  It doesn't make any sense to have guys in the shape Joe West is in officiating games with elite athletes.

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #633: August 28, 2011, 07:30:07 PM »
Does anyone think Eckstein will be here next year?

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #634: August 28, 2011, 07:30:40 PM »
Does anyone think Eckstein will be here next year?

I hope not but he will. 

Offline Wangshington

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #635: August 28, 2011, 07:39:38 PM »
The pitching is pretty good on this team. The problem is hitting, especially hitting with RISP. There seems to be an aura of failure whenever the Nats threaten. Is it their approach or are they just bad?

The problem is streaky hitting. When the Nats' bats are hot, they can hit and beat any team. But when they're cold, they're ice cold and can't seem to generate any runs... for multiple games.

The MAIN problem though is their bad defense. Constant errors every game simply cannot happen if a team wants to ever compete for a playoff spot.

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #636: August 28, 2011, 07:45:54 PM »
They had 17 hits today and managed 4 runs. But I bet Eckstein had all his charts squared away.

Offline Wangshington

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #637: August 28, 2011, 07:51:16 PM »
They had 17 hits today and managed 4 runs. But I bet Eckstein had all his charts squared away.

Yeah, that's pretty sad. But the Reds had 14 hits and only scored 5...

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #638: August 28, 2011, 08:05:04 PM »
They had 17 hits today and managed 4 runs. But I bet Eckstein had all his charts squared away.

I really want to know what Eckstein has in those binders.  Gotta be compromising beefcake pictures.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #639: August 28, 2011, 08:15:51 PM »
Now, that's a movie I'd go see.  Oh, and when is MLB going to come up with some sort of fitness standards for their umps?  It doesn't make any sense to have guys in the shape Joe West is in officiating games with elite athletes.

I've said it before, but someone send Mike Carey to ump school ASAP.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #640: August 28, 2011, 08:21:40 PM »
I've said it before, but someone send Mike Carey to ump school ASAP.
Yes.

Offline welch

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #641: August 28, 2011, 08:53:40 PM »
Why did they take R Zim out and leave Marrero in the game? I missed a play or two...did they sub Bixler as a pinch-runner?

Otherwise, I think Morse belongs at 1B, RZ at 3B, Werth in RF, and build the rest of the lineup around that.

Offline Kevrock

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #642: August 28, 2011, 09:17:21 PM »
Zim had the day off, he just made a PH appearance.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #643: August 28, 2011, 09:32:38 PM »
Zim had the day off, he just made a PH appearance.

Interesting point. I gotta believe that we might pull that off if he starts the game

Offline Frau Mau

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #644: August 28, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »
Joe West should be an extra in the next Megapiranha movie
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That way he could get eaten!!!! whoo hooo

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #645: August 28, 2011, 10:29:37 PM »
Hot beef injection!

I really want to know what Eckstein has in those binders.  Gotta be compromising beefcake pictures.

Offline Sharp

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #646: August 29, 2011, 04:51:38 AM »
17 hits means Eckstein's doing his job.

Offline Kevrock

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #647: August 29, 2011, 06:21:11 AM »
Thank you Quasimoto, I'll take that under consideration.  I believe Nurse Ratched is here with your medication now.

I believe it's "Quasimodo", unless you are calling him an alias rapper.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 3
« Reply #648: August 29, 2011, 06:26:13 AM »
I believe it's "Quasimodo", unless you are calling him an alias rapper.

:thumbs:

You got it.