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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #26: October 10, 2016, 01:45:42 PM »
All I know is that after yesterday, pigeons are clearly our talismanic bird.  Fear the pigeon!

In case it didn't convey on TV, a large flock occupied the infield right after we took the lead.  It was awesome  :lol:
LA County jail?

Offline UMDNats

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #27: October 10, 2016, 01:47:49 PM »
That lineup is not too bad.

I feel good about Gio Gonzalez today. One of our starters has to do well this series. If not Gio, then who?

This is my thinking. Additionally, if we're going to have to send out Gio, I'm glad we have the good matchup against the Dodgers. They struggle vs. LHP, so we have a shot.

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #28: October 10, 2016, 01:50:04 PM »
Got a flu shot.    Re-supplied my cabinet at the ABC store.    Next  ....   playin' the lottery.     Full day   ....

Cleaners, ATM, and lunch with a friend for me today.  I could use a nap...

Offline mitlen

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #29: October 10, 2016, 02:01:52 PM »
Cleaners, ATM, and lunch with a friend for me today.  I could use a nap...

Yeah, that early start yesterday messed up our clocks.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #30: October 10, 2016, 02:19:55 PM »
Tough day.  :roll:  :lol:

Cleaners, ATM, and lunch with a friend for me today.  I could use a nap...

Offline mitlen

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #31: October 10, 2016, 02:25:54 PM »
Tough day.  :roll:  :lol:


No doubt.    I just hope I'm not expected to drink as much rum as I did yesterday.    But I will   ...    for the team.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #32: October 10, 2016, 02:33:53 PM »
You retired guys just give and give.

No doubt.    I just hope I'm not expected to drink as much rum as I did yesterday.    But I will   ...    for the team.

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #33: October 10, 2016, 02:39:41 PM »
You retired guys just give and give.

Selfless we are.  Or is that shiftless?

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #34: October 10, 2016, 02:41:45 PM »
Cleaners, ATM, and lunch with a friend for me today.  I could use a nap...

it's a darn shame there aren't any OTBs in the DMV area.

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #35: October 10, 2016, 02:42:33 PM »
it's a darn shame there aren't any OTBs in the DMV area.

I'm an easy ride to Charles Town.    :)

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #36: October 10, 2016, 02:44:17 PM »
NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES - GAME 3
WASHINGTON NATIONALS at LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Where: Dodger Stadium
Game time: 4:08 p.m. EDT
TV: MLB Network, MLB.tv (one-hour pre/postgame on MASN)
Radio: 106.7 FM, 570 AM, XM 183 (Internet 869), MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 83 degrees, wind 4 mph in from right field

NATIONALS
CF Trea Turner
LF Jayson Werth
2B Daniel Murphy
RF Bryce Harper
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Ryan Zimmerman
SS Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
LHP Gio Gonzalez

DODGERS
LF Howie Kendrick
3B Justin Turner
SS Corey Seager
RF Yasiel Puig
1B Adrian González
C Yasmani Grandal
2B Charlie Culberson
CF Joc Pederson
RHP Kenta Maeda

Offline Smithian

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #37: October 10, 2016, 02:45:52 PM »
This is my thinking. Additionally, if we're going to have to send out Gio, I'm glad we have the good matchup against the Dodgers. They struggle vs. LHP, so we have a shot.
This is the best matchup Gio will get all playoffs. If he falters early I hope Nationals send out Lopez in a hurry. Can't worry about tomorrow until we get there.

Offline imref

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #38: October 10, 2016, 02:46:46 PM »
i'm happy to see Murphy and Werth move up a spot.  Harper shouldn't be hitting #2.

Offline mimontero88

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #39: October 10, 2016, 02:47:06 PM »
They're throwing a righty so Lobaton will start. And Gio is comfy with him. Don't know why but Dustybsaid he is sticking with Espy.
Makes sense.  With Murphy nursing his injury, Dusty doesn't want to lose any more middle infield range.

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #40: October 10, 2016, 02:48:58 PM »
Really glad to see Werth back in the 2 hole.  He just seems more comfortable hitting there than anywhere else and you want your lineup comfortable against a starter they have never seen before.  Also, if Zimmerman keeps hitting the way he is and this team makes a deep run will anyone care about .218/.272/.370?  I know I won't.

Offline Jedgi

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #41: October 10, 2016, 02:59:12 PM »
A pigeon pooped on me in the 9th yesterday.

Offline imref

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #42: October 10, 2016, 03:01:15 PM »
Sling doesn't have MLB Network as far as I can tell. 

my mistake as noted in the other thread, the ad they are running only lists FS1, TBS, and Fox.

Offline mitlen

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #43: October 10, 2016, 03:01:38 PM »
Uncle Ray's Playhouse is on MASN now.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #44: October 10, 2016, 03:06:30 PM »
A pigeon pooped on me in the 9th yesterday.

I hope you're wearing the shirt again today.

Offline skippy1999

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #45: October 10, 2016, 03:07:28 PM »
Selfless we are.  Or is that shiftless?


Lucky.  You are lucky :mg:

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #46: October 10, 2016, 03:35:06 PM »
MLB Network, which is having a FREE PREVIEW, :woop: is on
Channel 738 on Comcast/Xfinity, at least in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Channel 86 on Verizon FIOS.
Channel 213 on DirecTV.
Channel 391 on RCN.
              

Offline natbomber

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #47: October 10, 2016, 03:40:15 PM »
Today would be such a huge win. I'm getting hyped  :woop:

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #48: October 10, 2016, 03:51:19 PM »
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
1. Trea Turner (R) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
6. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
7. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
8. Jose Lobaton (S) C
9. Gio Gonzalez (R) P

LOS ANGELES DOGERS
1. Howie Kendrick (R) LF
2. Justin Turner (R) 3B
3. Corey Seager (L) SS
4. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
5. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
6. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
7. Charlie Culberson (R) 2B
8. Joc Pederson (L) CF
9. Kenta Maeda (R) P

 Gametime Forecast: 81°F • Clear • 0% PoP




ESPN PREVIEW
Daniel Murphy is 4-for-6 in the first two games and the Dodgers are 1-for-14 against left-handed pitching in this series. Now the series shifts to Dodger Stadium on Monday afternoon for Game 3 and not only will the Dodgers have to face Murphy three or four more times, their hitters will have to face left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez.

In seven postseason games against the Dodgers, Murphy is 11-for-27 (.408) with three home runs and five RBI. He was 7-for-21 last year for the Mets, hit two home runs in Los Angeles and had three hits in two RBI in Sunday's 5-2 win.

Meanwhile getting the left-handed hitting second baseman out has hardly been the only issue for Los Angeles, which is tied heading into Game 3 for the fourth straight season. After finishing the regular season with an MLB-worst .213 average against left-handed pitching, the Dodgers have not been productive when facing southpaw relievers Sammy Solis, Marc Rzepcynski and Oliver Perez.

Solis held the Dodgers to one hit in seven at-bats in the series opener and retired Adrian Gonzalez for the final out of the sixth with two on. Rzepcynski issued three walks Sunday but struck out Yasmani Grandal and retired Howie Kendrick with the bases loaded in the fifth before retiring Charlie Culberson and Corey Seager in the sixth.

Gonzalez is 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA in five career starts against the Dodgers. On Aug. 10, 2015, he allowed seven hits over eight shutout innings in an 8-3 win at Los Angeles and on July 20 in Washington, Gonzalez allowed one run and three hits in six innings of an 8-1 victory. The hitters on the Dodgers' postseason roster have combined for a .163 average (23-for-141) against Gonzalez. Gonzalez is 2-for-17, Yasiel Puig is 1-for-11, Utley is 3-for-20 and Justin Turner is 2-for-19.

"It's never easy facing that lineup," Gonzalez said. "I would never say, hey, just go out there and pitch. You definitely have to some have common sense to throw some of these guys. You can't just groove a fastball right down the middle." The hitter with the best numbers against Gonzalez is catcher Carlos Ruiz, who is 7-for-29 (.241).

Gonzalez was 11-11 with a 4.57 ERA during the regular season and was 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA in his last three starts. Against left-handed hitters, he gave up a .241 average with one home run. Monday will be Gonzalez's fourth postseason start for the Nationals and he has a 3.21 ERA in three no-decisions in the playoffs. He started Games 1 and 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 and two years ago Gonzalez pitched four scoreless innings in the Game 4 loss at San Francisco.

Even if Los Angeles struggles against Gonzalez and other left-handed pitching, it might have the edge in starting pitching by sending Kenta Maeda to the mound. Maeda went 16-11 with a 3.48 ERA in 32 starts during his rookie campaign. He led the Dodgers in wins, innings (175 2/3) and strikeouts (179). Maeda also led qualifying rookie starters with a .229 opponents' batting average, a 1.14 WHIP and a 3.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Maeda also was the only Dodger to make every start.

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Re: NL Division Series: Nationals @ Dodgers, Game 3
« Reply #49: October 10, 2016, 03:59:19 PM »
I'm an easy ride to Charles Town.    :)

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