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Offline DPMOmaha

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National League Division Series, Game 2
« Topic Start: October 08, 2012, 11:08:42 AM »
Game Time: 4:37 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium
TV: TBS, SN, MLB.TV
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, WFED 1500, ESPN Radio
 

(Leads 1-0)


Jordan Zimmermann
12-8, 2.94

RF  Werth
CF  Harper
3B  Zimmerman
1B  LaRoche
LF  Morse
SS  Desmond
2B  Espinosa
C    Suzuki
P    Zimmermann




(Trails 0-1) 
 

Jaime Garcia
7-7, 3.92

Jay  CF
Beltran  RF
Holliday  LF
Craig  1B
Molina    C
Freese  3B
Descalso  2B
Kozma  SS
Garcia    P





Offline sportsfan882

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #1: October 08, 2012, 11:12:30 AM »
Jaime Garcia very beatable. We got this! All up to Jordan

Offline chemist

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #2: October 08, 2012, 11:16:43 AM »
Let's get it on.

Offline captkirk42

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #3: October 08, 2012, 11:42:45 AM »
Lets go boys. Leaving St. Louis with 2 :w: s will make game 3 the sweeter.

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #4: October 08, 2012, 11:54:05 AM »
Lets do it to it Lars.

Offline Frau Mau

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #5: October 08, 2012, 12:17:24 PM »
It's going to be a long day!  The hours are crawling!  :panic:

Offline KingHarper

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #6: October 08, 2012, 12:18:01 PM »
offense needs to be clutch today. and jzimm needs to keep it cool

Offline miller10

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #7: October 08, 2012, 12:26:40 PM »
Think of the pressure the Cardinals are under.  Suck it birds, come on NATS!

Offline zoom

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #8: October 08, 2012, 12:33:20 PM »
I booked a chimney sweep several weeks ago.  I am stoked to be home today and able to watch. 

Note:  I have not changed clothes or showered.  What more can i do?

Offline Frau Mau

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #9: October 08, 2012, 12:45:40 PM »
I booked a chimney sweep several weeks ago.  I am stoked to be home today and able to watch. 

Note:  I have not changed clothes or showered.  What more can i do?


shower and change clothes?

Offline mitlen

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #10: October 08, 2012, 12:55:03 PM »
Note:  I have not changed clothes or showered.  What more can i do?

Let's do this Nats!

+1 with the clothes and shower thing.


Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #11: October 08, 2012, 12:58:52 PM »
Hmmm, I showered and changed.  Maybe I should restore funkiness to factory defaults with a bike ride before 4:37.

Offline varoadking

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #12: October 08, 2012, 12:58:53 PM »

Being up 2-0 would make Wednesday even more special...regardless of the game time...

Offline mitlen

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #13: October 08, 2012, 01:00:14 PM »
Hmmm, I showered and changed.  Maybe I should restore funkiness to factory defaults with a bike ride before 4:37.

Git 'er done.

Offline tomterp

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #14: October 08, 2012, 01:05:08 PM »
Preview by Dan Rathman, BP:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18589

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An eighth-inning rally, catalyzed by Pete Kozma’s fielding error and capped by pinch-hitter Tyler Moore’s two-run single, pushed the Nationals past the Cardinals in Sunday’s series opener. Can Davey Johnson’s team take a commanding 2-0 lead to the nation’s capital, or will Mike Matheny’s bunch bounce back and pull even? To try to answer those questions, here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Two:
 
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) – 4:30 p.m. ET

PECOTA Odds of Winning: Cardinals 54.1 percent, Nationals 45.9 percent

Though the Nationals appear to have a more reliable starting pitcher, PECOTA expects the Cardinals to even the series, perhaps giving a nod to their home-field advantage. And through 81 career starts, Garcia has fared nearly two full runs-per-game better in St. Louis (2.48 ERA) than on the road (4.47 ERA).
 
If you venture to the Cardinals official website, you’ll find a story with the headline, “Garcia a different pitcher since Nats saw him last”. The Cards had better hope so, because the lefty’s results on Aug. 30 at Nationals Park were dismal. Making his third start after spending 74 days on the disabled list with a partially torn rotator cuff, Garcia spotted the home team a two-run lead, and by the time he hit the showers in the sixth, he had been tagged for six runs. That 8-1 defeat marked the only time in 20 starts that Garcia served up two homers—one each by Harper and Werth—and he also matched a season-low by recording only two strikeouts.
 
The pitch chart from that outing shows two culprits that may be interrelated. A sinkerballer, Garcia is at his best when he is pounding the knees and inducing ground balls. In this outing, though, he made a plethora of middle-middle pitches, enabling a power-packed Nats lineup to tee off for nine hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.
 
Of course, while it’s easy to pin the blame entirely on Garcia’s poor in-zone control, home-plate umpire Mark Wegner’s tight strike zone certainly did not help. All of those green squares in the bottom quartile are offerings that Garcia, as a ground-ball pitcher, must establish as strikes in order to succeed. Wegner’s stinginess compounded Garcia’s inability to paint the corners in a start where, as the southpaw said, “I made a couple mistakes and paid the consequences.” Hence, Garcia will hope for more generous assessments from Marvin Hudson, who was at first base in Game One and thus is in line to work the plate tonight.
 
The Nationals will counter with Zimmermann, who did little to inspire confidence in his two outings against the Cardinals last month. The 26-year-old righty was shelled for a career-high eight runs in a season-low 3 2/3 innings at Busch Stadium on Sept. 1, and while he fared much better in an encore at Nationals Park four weeks later, the Cardinals still tallied three runs in 6 1/3 frames.
 
That brings us to the Matchup of the Game: Zimmermann vs. Freese. Last year’s World Series hero went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, and a walk in his three plate appearances against Zimmermann in September. Perhaps most importantly, he was unfazed by anything Zimmermann threw his way, going deep off a curveball, doubling on a sinker, and drawing the base on balls by laying off of sliders.
 
Freese isn’t the only Redbird with a promising résumé against Zimmermann—Beltran is 4-for-12 with two doubles, Holliday is 3-for-8 with a homer, and Molina is 5-for-11—but his early success against virtually all of the pitches in the northpaw’s arsenal calls for a new game plan. Zimmermann’s ability to adjust and pull one step ahead of the Cardinals’ power threats will determine his fate this afternoon.

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #15: October 08, 2012, 01:07:10 PM »
Three and a half hours to game time.  Let's flourish on these boys!  :whip:

Offline bshep86

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #16: October 08, 2012, 01:23:15 PM »
It's going to be a long day!  The hours are crawling!  :panic:

 :panic: :panic:

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #17: October 08, 2012, 01:31:03 PM »
Line-ups posted!  Let's do this!

Offline PebbleBall

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #18: October 08, 2012, 01:33:02 PM »
Think of the pressure the Cardinals are under.  Suck it birds, come on NATS!

Throw that idea out the window, they've won 5 straight elimination games.  Nats can't count on any help from the Cards.

Offline miller10

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #19: October 08, 2012, 01:33:43 PM »
Throw that idea out the window, they've won 5 straight elimination games.  Nats can't count on any help from the Cards.

Good point. 

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #20: October 08, 2012, 01:33:49 PM »
Throw that idea out the window, they've won 5 straight elimination games.  Nats can't count on any help from the Cards.

Win today.  Let's make them face 3 more in a row.

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #21: October 08, 2012, 01:34:57 PM »
Throw that idea out the window, they've won 5 straight elimination games.  Nats can't count on any help from the Cards.

This isn't an elimination game.

Offline PebbleBall

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #22: October 08, 2012, 01:35:40 PM »
This isn't an elimination game.

I know, I just meant I don't think they feel pressure.

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #23: October 08, 2012, 01:37:50 PM »
I know, I just meant I don't think they feel pressure.

Let's apply some anyway :twisted:

Offline CapsnNats

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Re: National League Division Series, Game 2
« Reply #24: October 08, 2012, 01:39:06 PM »
I am getting zippy done at work today. NOTHING.