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Offline lastobjective

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #50: August 21, 2012, 07:44:11 PM »
Aw come on.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #51: August 21, 2012, 07:44:15 PM »
Alright.

Hate to do it... but pull Strasburg.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #52: August 21, 2012, 07:46:00 PM »
This set of circumstances rarely ends well for Stephen Strasburg.  :(

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #53: August 21, 2012, 07:46:20 PM »
Just a tiny cell that formed and parked literally right over the stadium.  It's sunny here in Fairfax...

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #54: August 21, 2012, 07:46:24 PM »
Alright.

Hate to do it... but pull Strasburg.

I'd say the same but who pitches!? Detwiler?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #55: August 21, 2012, 07:50:19 PM »
Look at Desi right now. I bet he's getting PED tested daily.
My brother brought him up while we were discussing Melky this weekend.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #56: August 21, 2012, 07:51:05 PM »
Alright.

Hate to do it... but pull Strasburg.

Any better than our smashed bullpen?

The rain looks like it will pass quickly so he should be fine. We hope.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #57: August 21, 2012, 07:51:44 PM »
My brother brought him up while we were discussing Melky this weekend.

Ya know, I had that same thought when I looked at his HR numbers earlier.   

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #58: August 21, 2012, 07:53:26 PM »
Ya know, I had that same thought when I looked at his HR numbers earlier.   
It's pretty glaring, but I pray that it's completely unfounded...I really like Desi and would hope he wouldn't go that route.

ETA: and it's sad the game has been so tainted that we even have that thought.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #59: August 21, 2012, 07:57:05 PM »
:roll: Andrew Luck's doodle makes sports news?

Man rain delays stink.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #60: August 21, 2012, 08:01:04 PM »
Yep. Now I'm convinced they need to sit Strasburg.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #61: August 21, 2012, 08:01:53 PM »
Hopefully this can buy him another start.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #62: August 21, 2012, 08:03:28 PM »
If Detwiler pitches today, they'd have to send Strasburg down (as I suggested) until September 1 and call up, wait for it, Yunesky Maya to pitch for tomorrow.  It's his start day tomorrow.  Lannan's isn't until the day after tomorrow.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #63: August 21, 2012, 08:04:06 PM »
Bleh. Gorz for four innings? He's lefty. I guess that could be okay.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #64: August 21, 2012, 08:05:53 PM »
He's always had pretty good power - it's not like he's suddenly launching it to the mezzanine. It seems like he's just seeing the ball great and can now hit the belt-high fastball.

It's pretty glaring, but I pray that it's completely unfounded...I really like Desi and would hope he wouldn't go that route.

ETA: and it's sad the game has been so tainted that we even have that thought.


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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #65: August 21, 2012, 08:05:55 PM »
Might as well let Detwiler pitch for a couple of innings and bring up Lannan to start tomorrow.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #66: August 21, 2012, 08:11:22 PM »
The presence of President Putin ensures victory for the team he favors.  Do we need to take up a collection for him?  And what ever happened to the redheaded spy we sent back?


I thought I heard something about her being a member of their parliment

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #67: August 21, 2012, 08:11:48 PM »
Head to Alibris and order an intriguing book. Either:

- "Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy", by Louis Kaufman, Barbara Fitzgerald, and Tom Sewell (1974), or
- "The Catcher Was a Spy", Nicholas Dawidoff (1994)

About the catcher on the 1933 pennant winning team, Moe Berg, Princeton graduate, accidental catcher (playing for the White Sox, who had all their catchers hurt, Berg said to the manager, "You've got a catcher sitting right here on the bench". Curious thing: Berg was talking about Ed Sheely, a first baseman who had done some catching in the minors.). Berg spoke several languages, had a law degree from Columbia, and is said to have given signals in Hindu and Yiddish. Berg worked in the OSS -- predecessor to the CIA --  during WW2.

I'm not kidding. As Casey Stengel says, "You can look it up".

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #68: August 21, 2012, 08:14:08 PM »
William Ladson ‏@washingnats

The #Nats grounds crew is taking the tarp off the field.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #69: August 21, 2012, 08:20:49 PM »
- "Moe Berg

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He's always had pretty good power - it's not like he's suddenly launching it to the mezzanine. It seems like he's just seeing the ball great and can now hit the belt-high fastball.



His numbers over the last 3 years are glaring and that includes that he missed a massive amount of games this year.   


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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #70: August 21, 2012, 08:26:19 PM »
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Strasburg back on field patting catch. Looks like he's staying in.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #71: August 21, 2012, 08:28:39 PM »
Bad idea.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #72: August 21, 2012, 08:30:31 PM »
Stras going back out

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #74: August 21, 2012, 08:31:04 PM »
Bad idea.


Who else? Would be nice to activate John Lannan for the evening, and both Stammen and Gorzo pitched last night.