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Offline Tyler Durden

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #650: July 02, 2012, 06:35:33 PM »
They're now 9th in runs per game (4.1), just slightly under the NL avergage (4.2).  Just above league average in OPS, again 9th at .719.

edt - http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL/2012.shtml

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #651: July 02, 2012, 08:38:42 PM »
They're now 9th in runs per game (4.1), just slightly under the NL avergage (4.2).  Just above league average in OPS, again 9th at .719.

edt - http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL/2012.shtml


Morse and Zim hitting make a HUGE difference. With them, we're a just-below-average offense. Without, we're horrific.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #652: July 02, 2012, 10:54:27 PM »
Really, they are mostly working off a lousy April on all those rate stats. Per Fangraphs:


Month by month:
                April          May              June   
Runs    74 (14th)  118 (9th)       116 (9th)
OBP  .304 (11th)  .320 (11th)    .308 (12th)
SLG  .328 (16th)  .447  (3d)       .429 (6th)

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #653: July 06, 2012, 09:29:03 AM »
Pretty amazing to think the squad could have three 15/15 guys in Desmond, Espinosa and Harper.

Desmond (15 HR/ 9 SB)
Espinosa (7 HR/14 SB)
Harper (8 HR/8 SB)

I would say 20/20... but I'm not confident Desmond will run enough or that Espinosa/Harper will reach 20 HR's.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #654: July 06, 2012, 02:07:33 PM »
Sorry I haven't updated the numbers for a while, been a lot busier with "IRL" stuff.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #655: July 06, 2012, 02:22:19 PM »
Sorry I haven't updated the numbers for a while, been a lot busier with "IRL" stuff.

Not good enough. What could possibly be making a plastic dinosaur in a plastic trash can busy?

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #656: July 06, 2012, 05:33:15 PM »
Who is going to be the leadoff guy when Werth comes back?

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #657: July 06, 2012, 05:38:24 PM »
Who is going to be the leadoff guy when Werth comes back?

Funny you should ask:

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Davey says if Espinosa continues his improvement hitting lefty, he'll probably be the full-time leadoff man when Werth gets back.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #658: July 06, 2012, 05:54:40 PM »
Funny you should ask:

Adam Kilgore ‏@AdamKilgoreWP
Davey says if Espinosa continues his improvement hitting lefty, he'll probably be the full-time leadoff man when Werth gets back.

It would have to be a pretty significant improvement for me to feel good about this... but I guess we'll see. He certainly seems to have taken to the leadoff spot when he's gotten the start there against righties.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #659: July 14, 2012, 12:31:02 PM »
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The Nationals have at least one extra-base hit in all 84 games they have played this year, the only @MLB team to do so.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #660: July 14, 2012, 12:37:56 PM »
So the Nats basically have a league-average offense now and still have the best pitching in the league.  Not a bad formula.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #661: July 15, 2012, 05:59:10 PM »
So at what point do you start training Stras to play 2B for days when he isn't pitching? 

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #662: July 15, 2012, 06:05:07 PM »
He'd be a better pinch hitter than Derosa or Nady.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #663: July 15, 2012, 06:24:46 PM »
MLB Stat of the Day ‏@MLBStatoftheDay
The Nationals have at least one extra-base hit in all 84 games they have played this year, the only @MLB team to do so.

This streak ended today


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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #664: July 15, 2012, 07:52:03 PM »
So at what point do you start training Stras to play 2B for days when he isn't pitching?

It's weird. He's in great shape, but a complete plodder. Built to be a pitcher. That being said, they could use this September to experiment. Got to bury the Braves, first.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #665: July 23, 2012, 01:01:57 PM »
Team OPS is up to .734 - the highest point it's been so far this year.

On June 23, it was .693.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/tgl.cgi?team=WSN&t=b&year=2012

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #666: July 23, 2012, 02:00:05 PM »
Since May 1

4.5 Runs/game
.266/.323/.442/.765 OPS

In July we are averaging 5.1 runs/game, .802 OPS, 84% SB rate

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #667: July 23, 2012, 03:01:51 PM »
Wow this thread really tanked without me :lol:

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #668: July 24, 2012, 12:04:52 AM »
Nats now 4th in run differential on the season.  2nd in the NL.  Only 4 runs behind the Yanks who currently lead the Mariners so those haven't been added in yet...


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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #670: July 26, 2012, 12:01:47 PM »
So the Nats basically have a league-average offense now and still have the best pitching in the league.  Not a bad formula.

Pennant-winning formula, actually.  That's a team built to win in October - claw out enough runs to let the dominant pitching win.  It works so long as we stay at the mid-point or higher.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #671: September 04, 2012, 09:01:53 PM »
THE OFFENSE IS FIXED

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #672: September 04, 2012, 09:07:52 PM »
THE OFFENSE IS FIXED

When facing Double A and Triple A pitching, it sure is

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #673: September 04, 2012, 09:10:31 PM »
When facing Double A and Triple A pitching, it sure is

Nats scored 31 runs on St. Louis pitching in 4 games