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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #25: September 13, 2013, 04:57:14 PM »
Working on a new pitch? Really?

But my plan still works.  Now it's just easier to hide. 

The final game of the season is on the 29th.  The Wild Card game is on the 1st.  Pushing him back a few days lines him up for it. 

Starting him on his regular next start does not.  We'll see.
Gotta get there first. You don't plan for that until it's actually an option, which, right now it isn't.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #26: September 13, 2013, 05:00:59 PM »
Gotta get there first. You don't plan for that until it's actually an option, which, right now it isn't.

But you won't be playing the Phillies later. Yes, this is almost too Machiavellian for this organization to think of but it would be incredibly logical to do it now.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #27: September 13, 2013, 05:02:54 PM »
But you won't be playing the Phillies later. Yes, this is almost too Machiavellian for this organization to think of but it would be incredibly logical to do it now.
Huh? No, you have to approach each game from here on out as if it was the WC game. I wouldn't have a serious problem if the bumped everyone back a day if SS could go, but the reason shouldn't be because they're trying to set up a favorable option in the WC game. You get to the WC game, then arrange.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #28: September 13, 2013, 05:11:22 PM »
Huh? No, you have to approach each game from here on out as if it was the WC game. I wouldn't have a serious problem if the bumped everyone back a day if SS could go, but the reason shouldn't be because they're trying to set up a favorable option in the WC game. You get to the WC game, then arrange.

But if everything works out as they hope, they will be playing in the wild card game and you'd want him there. If you do this and it works out then you have Strasburg for the WC game.  If you don't do this and you get to the wild card, you don't have Strasburg.  If you do this and it doesn't work out then it doesn't matter.

Where do you want to replace Strasburg with Ohlendorf if you do this, against the Phillies, Braves or Cardinals or Diamondbacks?  And by the time of the Diamondback series, it will be obvious what you're doing and the Dbacks will be upset and abuse Ohlendorf even more than they normally would.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #29: September 13, 2013, 05:27:16 PM »
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Chase Hughes @chasehughesCSN

Strasburg will take a few days off before testing the arm. His next start would be 9/19. #Nats #NationalsTalk

If true, he'd be lined up to start the wild card game.

His regular next start day would be the 18th and that would be the worst day for him to make his next start as his last start would be in the final game of the regular season.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #30: September 13, 2013, 05:36:57 PM »
I'm skeptical of the 19th as his next start because it would be Ohlendorf starting again on the 18th, against the Braves.  Of couse, he'd be starting against the awful Freddy Garcia, as I mentioned in an earlier post.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #31: September 13, 2013, 05:37:02 PM »
:lmao: @ the idea that they're setting up the rotation for the WC game.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #32: September 13, 2013, 05:39:41 PM »
:lmao: @ the idea that they're setting up the rotation for the WC game.

What's the point of being on this current streak if you don't plan on playing in the wild card game?

Offline MorseTheHorse

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #33: September 13, 2013, 05:50:16 PM »
is it really smart to be working on new pitches in September? 

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #34: September 13, 2013, 05:53:15 PM »
The 'Freeman nut-plunker inside fastball" could be a timely addition to his quiver

is it really smart to be working on new pitches in September? 

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #35: September 13, 2013, 06:26:15 PM »
What's the point of being on this current streak if you don't plan on playing in the wild card game?


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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #36: September 13, 2013, 06:38:22 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #37: September 13, 2013, 06:42:28 PM »
Gotta get there first. You don't plan for that until it's actually an option, which, right now it isn't.

well, once we clinch we can rest folks to align the rotation.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #38: September 13, 2013, 06:50:29 PM »
Lol @ Knight talking about going 13-3 to get in the playoffs.

Not happening. Maybe if we had won more of those games that we let get away and said, "Well, we'll get 'em tomorrow." Most of which we also proceeded to lose.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #39: September 13, 2013, 06:54:09 PM »
Lol @ Knight talking about going 13-3 to get in the playoffs.

Not happening. Maybe if we had won more of those games that we let get away and said, "Well, we'll get 'em tomorrow." Most of which we also proceeded to lose.

He's a company man...

With the Reds remaining schedule, we could go 16-0 and still be on the outside...

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #40: September 13, 2013, 07:02:54 PM »

With the Reds remaining schedule, we could go 16-0 and still be on the outside...

Precisely. The Reds would have to have an epic collapse.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #41: September 13, 2013, 07:03:50 PM »
Lol @ Knight talking about going 13-3 to get in the playoffs.



Because 16-0 is still a possibility.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #42: September 13, 2013, 07:06:13 PM »
But if everything works out as they hope, they will be playing in the wild card game and you'd want him there. If you do this and it works out then you have Strasburg for the WC game.  If you don't do this and you get to the wild card, you don't have Strasburg.  If you do this and it doesn't work out then it doesn't matter.

Where do you want to replace Strasburg with Ohlendorf if you do this, against the Phillies, Braves or Cardinals or Diamondbacks?  And by the time of the Diamondback series, it will be obvious what you're doing and the Dbacks will be upset and abuse Ohlendorf even more than they normally would.
That's pie in the sky. They've still got a lot of work to do to get to a point where they can be concerned about anything beyond what's in front of them on that day.  You worry about tomorrow  when it gets here. Worry about today, each day brings enough trouble of its own.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #43: September 13, 2013, 07:17:21 PM »
Where are the White jerseys? Friday night... why the Navy blues?

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #44: September 13, 2013, 07:18:26 PM »
Someone's red lingerie ruined the load
Where are the White jerseys? Friday night... why the Navy blues?

Offline BH34Natural

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #45: September 13, 2013, 07:18:29 PM »
Ballgame.

Offline BH34Natural

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #46: September 13, 2013, 07:19:12 PM »
We've came all this way to get Ohlendorf'd.

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #47: September 13, 2013, 07:19:28 PM »
Need to K Ruf here

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #48: September 13, 2013, 07:23:50 PM »
good job Ohlendorf

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Re: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 1
« Reply #49: September 13, 2013, 07:25:17 PM »