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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #450: September 03, 2017, 12:16:27 PM »
Craig Stammen seems to have gotten back to the solid Stammen we cheered for:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/wood-homers-and-helps-pitch-padres-to-5-0-win-over-giants/2017/08/31/8c1746d6-8e04-11e7-9c53-6a169beb0953_story.html?utm_term=.c873e9dcde35

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"Wood homers, Stammen helps pitch past Giants 5-0"

By Jay Paris | AP August 31

SAN DIEGO — Some relievers get nervous when they enter with the bases full. Craig Stammen actually enjoys it.

Stammen wiggled out of a major jam in the fifth inning Wednesday night and the San Diego Padres got a home run from starting pitcher Travis Wood on their way to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

“I think it’s a privilege to come in with the bases loaded,” Stammen said. “That’s how I look at it. I’m a strike-thrower and I just try to throw strikes.”

Trailing 1-0, the Giants loaded the bases with one out in the fifth. Stammen (2-2) replaced a fading Wood and prevented San Francisco from scoring.

“He’s done it time and time again,” Padres manager Andy Green said.

Stammen struck out Hunter Pence and then retired Nick Hundley on a grounder.

“I’ve faced Hunter a lot so I think he thought I was going to throw him some sliders and I was just kind of trying to read his approach by the swings he was taking,” Stammen said. “I was just trying to keep it down in the zone.”

After the Giants’ uprising fizzled against Stammen, they were down and out.

“He comes in with runners on base all year and manages to work out of 90 percent of those situations,” Green said. “It’s great to have a weapon like that down there.”





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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #451: September 04, 2017, 03:05:16 PM »
Rocks playing Ean at SS today...

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #452: September 10, 2017, 09:57:21 PM »
Alex Meyer facing possible shoulder surgery. Probably heading to the bullpen

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/09/angels-notes-alex-meyer-deals-with-frustration-of-season-ended-early/

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #454: September 17, 2017, 11:48:43 AM »
Drew Storen will have Tommy John surgery, not likely to return till 2019.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #455: September 17, 2017, 09:54:26 PM »
Drew Storen will have Tommy John surgery, not likely to return till 2019.

Ugh. Feel bad for the guy.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #461: September 24, 2017, 07:05:54 PM »
He's very lucky the Rockies have come back in that game.  Ean is living proof that athleticism alone is never enough.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #462: September 24, 2017, 07:48:37 PM »
He's very lucky the Rockies have come back in that game.  Ean is living proof that athleticism alone is never enough.

it's a simple game, you catch the ball, you hit the ball, and you throw the ball.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #463: September 30, 2017, 05:00:08 PM »
Phillies are looking for a new manager. Among the candidates are some ex-Nats:

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....and Mark DeRosa, the latter a University of Pennsylvania alumnus, come to mind.

"That's one of the things we need to talk about in the interview process as we outline what the priorities are going to be, what the characteristics are that we're looking for in a manager," Klentak said. "I have an idea, but I really want to be thorough in that. We want to make sure the candidate we bring in is the best person to connect with our players and our fans, to connect with our front office, ultimately to help this team win. That's ultimately what it's going to be about."

Other external candidates could include ....Astros bench coach Alex Cora, ....Mariners third-base coach Manny Acta....


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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #464: October 01, 2017, 09:54:37 AM »
If Rusty doesn't advance I also am thinking we will be seeking a new manager. Always thought De Rosa should have been a coach here after he retired and I would also look at Brad Ausmus.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #465: October 06, 2017, 11:18:46 PM »
game 3 of houston boston has Peacock v fister

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #466: October 07, 2017, 12:40:35 PM »
Marlins were so upset by last night's performance they released Tyler Moore, Vance Worley and Destin Hood.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #467: October 16, 2017, 11:00:30 PM »
Smoltz predicted that Brad Peac0ck will start Tuesday's game for the Astros.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #468: October 25, 2017, 08:25:43 PM »
Rich Hill starting Game 2 of the World Series tonight.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #469: October 26, 2017, 12:22:22 AM »
i almost want to see LA tie this just to see who pitches next as Roberts has used up his entire bullpen.  Has a position player ever pitched in a WS before?

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #470: October 26, 2017, 12:24:59 AM »
i almost want to see LA tie this just to see who pitches next as Roberts has used up his entire bullpen.  Has a position player ever pitched in a WS before?

He still has starters.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #471: October 27, 2017, 12:03:46 AM »
"Touchdown" Tommy Milone is a free agent after exercising his escape clause to free himself from the mets.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #472: October 27, 2017, 11:47:04 PM »
Peacock showing his feathers.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #473: November 02, 2017, 09:49:13 PM »
Peacock showing his feathers.

Hmmmm. Would we rather have Gio or Peacock stating Game 5?

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #474: November 06, 2017, 10:51:17 AM »