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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #100: July 08, 2012, 02:57:14 PM »
thank god, liner to Lombo :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #101: July 08, 2012, 02:57:43 PM »
Why did Zimm try to field his position... what a freaking donk.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #102: July 08, 2012, 02:57:54 PM »
And Morse doesn't?

:roll:

Meh Morse is 30 years old. He had his best (breakout) season at the age of 29. I'm just saying that I think Ian has more long-term potential than Morse. I don't think Morse will ever match his numbers that he put up a year ago. He'll be 31 next year. I'm just saying that by baseball standard Ian hasn't even entered his "prime" years yet, whereas Morse has.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #103: July 08, 2012, 02:59:32 PM »
We'll see. He's got 133 ABs now, that's no longer an excuse. It's not that he is putting up terrible numbers, he's just not the same dominant offensive player he was last year. I mean, last year he was cash money and our best hitter by far. He hit a ton of homers and would always come up big with runners on.

On June 21 he was hitting .215 /.238 /.316/.554  but since then the last two weeks he's hit .385/.407/.596/1.004.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #104: July 08, 2012, 03:00:03 PM »
Zim-with-2-N's

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #105: July 08, 2012, 03:00:18 PM »
Is Bob really trying to say that a injury is helping Ian play better? WTF lol.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #106: July 08, 2012, 03:00:21 PM »
Come on Lombo, hit some on the ground

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #107: July 08, 2012, 03:01:19 PM »
Don't give a freak what y'all do; Game 162 + I'm chanting MVP for Desmond at the Park.

Unfortunately this reminds me of Phillies fans chanting MVP at Rollins a couple years back.  In our park.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #108: July 08, 2012, 03:03:02 PM »
Guthrie cruising, damn.

Big inning here for Jordan. This is usually the point in the game where he struggles.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #109: July 08, 2012, 03:04:14 PM »
McCann RBI single. Worley is falling apart. 3-3 PHI and ATL tied now. 2 runners on and only 1 out in top of the 5th.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #110: July 08, 2012, 03:05:36 PM »
JZ looks like he has Sean Burnett syndrome aka his hat is on crooked.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #111: July 08, 2012, 03:07:16 PM »
2 quick outs, i like

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #112: July 08, 2012, 03:07:57 PM »
Is Bob really trying to say that a injury is helping Ian play better? WTF lol.


Kilgore reported last week that Desmond had changed his approach a bit to go opposite field more.

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Ian Desmond can hit opposite-field home runs now, too

By Adam Kilgore


 
(Alex Brandon - AP) Ian Desmond had no explanation. Before last week, he had never hit an opposite-field home run in his major league career and, as far as he could recall, he had only hit one in five minor league seasons. Then he hit one June 28 in Colorado. Last night, seven days later, he blasted another homer to right field off Matt Cain.

“I don’t know,” Desmond said. “I wish I did know. I’d do it more often.”
 
The Nationals believe Desmond can do it more often. At 26, his power has blossomed this year – he has 15 home runs, which puts him on pace for 30. As the rest of his power stroke has come, opposite field homers could become more a part of Desmond’s game.

“You watch him during batting practice,” first baseman Adam LaRoche said. “You watch what he can do, it’s unbelievable the way he can drive the ball. He just hit an oppo home run the other day. He said, ‘I think that’s the first opposite-field home run I’ve ever hit in pro ball.’ I said, ‘With that swing, you ought to hit half your home runs the other way.’ He’s got some unbelievable raw pop.”
 
When Davey Johnson took over last season, he immediately started saying Desmond too often tried to hit singles to the opposite field rather than using his power. He wanted Desmond to ditch his inside-out approach.

“Before, he was taking balls and trying to guide it to right field,” Johnson said. “Even inside pitches, he was trying to serve it over there. He understands dropping the head on it, with a little something on it, and hitting it hard where it’s pitched. That’s the kind of hitter he is.
 
“The year I hit 43, I probably hit eight home runs to right field. But I wasn’t turning inside-out on them. Those were balls away that I put the hammer on. But he’s got more power than I had.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/post/ian-desmond-can-hit-opposite-field-home-runs-now-too/2012/07/06/gJQA8E7ZSW_blog.html

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #113: July 08, 2012, 03:08:02 PM »
Fantastic inning by Jordan there :clap:

80 pitches through 6

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #114: July 08, 2012, 03:08:20 PM »
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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #115: July 08, 2012, 03:10:46 PM »
Bases loaded and 2 outs for Eric hinske

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« Reply #116: July 08, 2012, 03:11:19 PM »
There ya go, nice hit Mike

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #117: July 08, 2012, 03:12:27 PM »
Hinske Ks with bases loaded. 3-3 PHI and ATL tied heading into bottom of the 5th

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #118: July 08, 2012, 03:12:53 PM »
Morse is a horse

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #119: July 08, 2012, 03:14:37 PM »
wow. Guthrie complete domination today other than the long ball to Desi.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #120: July 08, 2012, 03:16:17 PM »
Guthrie cruising, damn.


We're back to turning hacks into Cy Young.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #121: July 08, 2012, 03:17:43 PM »
Next time up.

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #122: July 08, 2012, 03:18:24 PM »
How serious was that jammage?

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #123: July 08, 2012, 03:18:54 PM »
How serious was that jammage?

Seriously serious

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Re: Nationals vs Rockies, Game 3
« Reply #124: July 08, 2012, 03:19:43 PM »
Sitting on the deck listening to C & D (Dulles area).   Swear I heard thunder.    May have  been that 747 from London.