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Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Topic Start: April 16, 2012, 09:20:54 AM »
Nationals (7-3, 1st Place) vs. Astros (4-5, 2nd Place)
Time: 7:05 PM
TV: MASN, MASN-HD, MLB.TV
Radio:: 106.7 FM (until 8PM), 1580AM, XM 188, Internet 903


Kyle Weiland
0-1, 7.20 ERA

1. Jordan Schafer - 8
2. Jed Lowrie - 6
3. J.D. Martinez - 7
4. Carlos Lee - 3
5. Travis Buck - 9
6. Chris Johnson - 5
7. Jason Castro - 2
8. Jose Altuve - 3
9. Kyle Weiland - 1
   
Stephen Strasburg
1-0, 0.69 ERA

1. Ian Desmond - 6
2. Steven Lombardozzi - 4
3. Ryan Zimmerman - 5
4. Adam LaRoche - 3
5. Jayson Werth - 9
6. Xavier Nady - 7
7. Rick Ankiel - 8
8. Wilson Ramos - 2
9. Stephen Strasburg - 1

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #1: April 16, 2012, 09:21:38 AM »
lineups are set

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #2: April 16, 2012, 09:22:38 AM »
That is not an uneven pitching matchup at all

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #3: April 16, 2012, 09:24:59 AM »
That is not an uneven pitching matchup at all

With our hitting, it could be close.


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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #4: April 16, 2012, 09:29:03 AM »
Weiland will pick up the usual 6 strikeouts we seem to give all #5 starters.

I do think we win though!

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #5: April 16, 2012, 09:34:19 AM »

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #6: April 16, 2012, 09:35:02 AM »
:shrug:

sorry missed that.  Should have checked the "who's up for the next GD Thread" thread first. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Astros, Game 1
« Reply #7: April 16, 2012, 09:35:22 AM »
For those going tonight:

Capital Weather Gang's NatCast has 'This game will have the feel of a game played anytime from early June to early September. Very pleasant mid-to-upper 70s for the balance of the game.' - partly cloudy, between 79-81 at first pitch, 74-76 in ninth inning, 5% chance of precip.


Also if you're Metro-ing to/from the match, expect it to be a bit more crowded - tonight is also Caps-Bruins playoff Game 3.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #8: April 16, 2012, 09:35:32 AM »
That is not an uneven pitching matchup at all

well, last year we had a knack for making guys like weiland look like Greg Maddux, hopefully it's different this year.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #9: April 16, 2012, 09:35:43 AM »
sorry missed that.  Should have checked the "who's up for the next GD Thread" thread first. 

No worries, just pointing it out.  I'm sure Nathan doesn't really care.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #10: April 16, 2012, 09:52:38 AM »
apparently WJFK will switch to the Bulls - Wizards game at 8PM tonight.  Sigh...

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #11: April 16, 2012, 10:01:24 AM »
We SHOULD win this. Key word being SHOULD.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #12: April 16, 2012, 10:02:34 AM »
I think this series will tell us a lot about who this team really is going forward.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #13: April 16, 2012, 10:03:36 AM »
I like the Astros present line-up. :mg:

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #14: April 16, 2012, 10:04:53 AM »
apparently WJFK will switch to the Bulls - Wizards game at 8PM tonight.  Sigh...

A few days ago I looked at the rest of the Wizards schedule and also the Nats schedule over that period and it appears the Wizards pull rank on the Nats throughout Wizards season as far as FM-106.7 coverage...fortunately for non-Wizards-fans, Wizards season ends Thursday after next (26th) and they aren't going to the playoffs.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #15: April 16, 2012, 10:08:34 AM »
Weiland is freaking terrible. This is a must win with our stud ace on the mound at home.

Going to be fun switching between this and the Caps game like on Saturday, hopefully the results are the same  8)

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #16: April 16, 2012, 10:17:07 AM »
Oh balls! I totally forgot to call permadibs on all the Astros gamedays this year.

I call permadibs on all the rest of the Astros gamedays this year. :mg:

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #17: April 16, 2012, 10:20:10 AM »
apparently WJFK will switch to the Bulls - Wizards game at 8PM tonight.  Sigh...

and 1500/820 will be covering the Caps.  That leaves radio listeners with only one option: 1580AM, which I think has the same power as a 40-watt light bulb after dark.  CBS owns several other FM stations (WPGC, Fresh FM, the struggling WNEW), so I don't know why the Nats have to get bumped to an AMer no one ever listens to.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #18: April 16, 2012, 10:23:04 AM »
Love that the GDT is up already.

I think this series will tell us a lot about who this team really is going forward.

You can get really far just by winning the series you are supposed to win. Wasn't it the Reds a couple years ago who had a terrible record against winning teams but made the playoffs because they won the games against lesser opponents?

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #19: April 16, 2012, 10:27:38 AM »
sorry missed that.  Should have checked the "who's up for the next GD Thread" thread first. 

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #20: April 16, 2012, 10:38:13 AM »
:devil:

how about we each get half a win if the Nats win today? :)

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #21: April 16, 2012, 10:39:02 AM »
and 1500/820 will be covering the Caps.  That leaves radio listeners with only one option: 1580AM, which I think has the same power as a 40-watt light bulb after dark.  CBS owns several other FM stations (WPGC, Fresh FM, the struggling WNEW), so I don't know why the Nats have to get bumped to an AMer no one ever listens to.

i can't imagine WNEW survives given there's no compelling reason to switch to it from WTOP.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #22: April 16, 2012, 10:40:13 AM »
Is it bad form to predict a no-hitter?  Ha.

But honestly, Stras should be able to shut down the Astros.  Jed Lowrie is a decent hitter and El Caballo still swings a good bat.  But there isn't a whole lot else there.

Nats need to start hitting.  I'll say Zim gets on the board tonight with his first homer.  He's probably still pissed about yesterday's game (remember that helmet and bat slam combo?  Zim doesn't show that kind of emotion very often.).

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #23: April 16, 2012, 10:47:38 AM »
Last year lots of mediocre pitchers stepped up with big performances against Strasburg. Hope we don't see that trend continue.

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Re: Nationals vs Astros, Game 1
« Reply #24: April 16, 2012, 10:56:02 AM »
Weiland is so awful.