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Offline PowerBoater69

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Reds lose, Nats are two outs away from sole ownership of the best record in baseball.

Offline lastobjective

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Yeah, and in good fashion.

Offline PowerBoater69

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The Nats had me clearing my schedule for 10/4 and 10/5, but pulled it out, sure would be nice to eliminate the Phillies tonight.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Let's do it tomorrow!

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Phillies Wild Card elimination number is 2, and they are chasing the Cards for the #2 WC. Cards don't play tomorrow so even if Nats win, Philly can't be eliminated.

Offline MorseTheHorse

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Thanks Lo, you did the hard part.

Here's the list, in descending order.  Some of you guys were wusses, giving a range like Slate, or saying 86+ like.... :-[

Bloo    112
MorseTheHorse    94
nats2playoffs    93
RobDibblesGhost    91
NatsFanSince2005     85-90
Lintyfresh85    90
madj55    89
24 Nats    89
Jedgi    88
welch    88
soxfan59    88
PANatsFan     87 + Wild Card Chase
HTT    87
Galah    87
tomterp     86+
Squab    86
epic_phalanx    86
houston-nat    86
nobleistyname    86
Slateman     82-85
Baseball is Life    85
DMPOmaha    85
Tyler Durden    85
Tokeydog    85
cmdterps44    84
Caldo    84
NATS1137   84
aussienatsfan    84
aspenbubba    84
PatsNats28    83
HalfSmokes   83
LostYudite    83
KnorrForYourMoney    82
imref    81
ZimW1N    81
PebbleBall    80
MDS    79
PowerBoater69    79
Minty Fresh    78
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Wahoo.  Seven games left and I'm already guaranteed to be closest.  What do I win??

Offline DPMOmaha

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I want to know what Tom Boswell's back-of-the-napkin calculation for Nationals wins was prior to the season.

He said he couldn't believe it, then predicted a much lower number.  Anyone else remember this?  I might ask about it in his next chat.

I asked him on twitter tonight:

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@ThomasBoswellWP ...so, what was the number on your little napkin formula in the spring?

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@dpm917 Yes, it was 93. You got me. They just hit 94.

Offline Jordanz Meatballz

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I asked him on twitter tonight:

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@ThomasBoswellWP ...so, what was the number on your little napkin formula in the spring?

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@dpm917 Yes, it was 93. You got me. They just hit 94.

Awesome!  Beyond all reasonable prediction.  Dream season.  It's thanks to Harper's unprecedented season, I bet.

Offline lastobjective

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Why is the division number at 3?

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Offline PowerBoater69

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Phillies Wild Card elimination number is 2, and they are chasing the Cards for the #2 WC. Cards don't play tomorrow so even if Nats win, Philly can't be eliminated.

Well shoot.

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Why is the division number at 3?

Oops again, I'm slipping. I put the wrong number down to 3. The Nats number to beat the Giants is three because we hold the tiebreaker over them, which of course won't matter unless we win the division.

Offline OldChelsea

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...meanwhile, the Nats' win last night was their 46th away win, tops in MLB.

Offline Baseball is Life

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I have never been as intense watching a baseball game as I was last night. I was practically melting down when Clipp was on the mound. I'm not sure I'm going to make it through October.

Offline wpa2629

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I have never been as intense watching a baseball game as I was last night. I was practically melting down when Clipp was on the mound. I'm not sure I'm going to make it through October.

You can do it

Maalox and an assload of liquor


#Natitude nages, Get Some ...

Offline Minty Fresh

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You can do it

Maalox and an assload of liquor


#Natitude nages, Get Some ...

In fact, you can just skip the Maalox and go straight to liquor.

Offline Baseball is Life

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You can do it

Maalox and an assload of liquor


I think I chose the wrong time to be on the wagon.

My wife says I'm "too emotionally invested in the team." I say, "Duh."

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So, it is 6 on the Reds, 4 on the Braves, and 3 on the Giants.  Those are the only 3 teams that matter, and the Giants don't matter unless we beat out the Braves.

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So, it is 6 on the Reds, 4 on the Braves, and 3 on the Giants.  Those are the only 3 teams that matter, and the Giants don't matter unless we beat out the Braves.

Maybe for the Reds, surely for the Braves, and absolutely for the Giants.

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So, it is 6 on the Reds, 4 on the Braves, and 3 on the Giants.  Those are the only 3 teams that matter, and the Giants don't matter unless we beat out the Braves.

Correct, except that the Reds don't matter either unless we beat out the Braves. We have the tiebreaker against both the Reds, Braves, and Giants, but a tie with the Braves would mean we play a tiebreaker game, so there is an extra game added on the magic number.

Offline sportsfan882

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of course, Todd Frazier with a game-tying homer with 2 outs in the 9th vs Axford and the Brewers. :?

Offline sportsfan882

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McCutchen gets injured vs Mets today. Would be hell if he is not in there vs the Braves next week. :hang:

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of course, Todd Frazier with a game-tying homer with 2 outs in the 9th vs Axford and the Brewers. :?
Dioner Navarro follows a Jay Bruce walk with an RBI triple to give the Reds the win.

Same old awful Brewers' bullpen.

Offline PowerBoater69

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Giants and Reds win today, why does it seem like the Nats are the only one of the first place teams that ever losses a game?