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Offline aspenbubba

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #25: September 11, 2017, 11:14:40 AM »
They are the only team to win 15 of 16 and lose 15 of 16 in the same season... ever.  I find that somewhat Twilight Zone-ish, don't you?
Bi-polar if you ask me.

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #26: September 11, 2017, 11:23:36 AM »
So on balance they are truly average.  Like how one can drown in a stream whose average depth is 4 inches.
They are the only team to win 15 of 16 and lose 15 of 16 in the same season... ever.  I find that somewhat Twilight Zone-ish, don't you?

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #27: September 11, 2017, 01:48:42 PM »
So on balance they are truly average.  Like how one can drown in a stream whose average depth is 4 inches.

That would have made a good Twilight Zone episode too. 

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #28: September 11, 2017, 01:51:46 PM »
Really interesting FanGraphs article on the collapsing of the Dodgers. Of note: over the last 6 weeks, Alex Wood has been putting up metrics that look kinda like Ubaldo Jiminez' numbers  :shock:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-dodgers-look-beyond-terrible-right-now/


Offline Slateman

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #29: September 11, 2017, 02:24:29 PM »
We should lose out and let the Cubs have the number 1 seed. Then we can face the Dodgers in the NLDS

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #30: September 11, 2017, 03:10:36 PM »
We should lose out and let the Cubs have the number 1 seed. Then we can face the Dodgers in the NLDS

I know you’re joking, but Cubs would have to play .800 baseball if Dodgers didn’t win again to get #1 seed.

Offline varoadking

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #31: September 11, 2017, 03:12:15 PM »
I know you’re joking, but Cubs would have to play .800 baseball if Dodgers didn’t win again to get #1 seed.

So you're saying there's a chance?


Offline Slateman

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« Reply #32: September 11, 2017, 03:33:01 PM »
I know you’re joking, but Cubs would have to play .800 baseball if Dodgers didn’t win again to get #1 seed.
So you're saying there's a chance?


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Offline spidernat

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #33: September 11, 2017, 04:07:40 PM »
Honestly don't want to. Would rather play Cubs than the Diamondbacks. They may be tanking for that reason  :shock:


We have such a sissified fanbase. I hope the players aren't thinking like this. :smh:

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #34: September 11, 2017, 04:15:08 PM »
I actually suspect the players respect the Arizona Diamondbacks even more than the fans do: they're more familiar with the game and have more respect for how hard it is to get as hot as the D'Backs are now, and they probably also know some of the guys on the team and are getting first hand accounts of how the D'Backs are rolling.

Also there's probably some portion of the fanbase that genuinely does not follow MLB goings-on from outside of Washington. And with the D'Backs being essentially on the west coast for baseball purposes, that is exacerbated by how far away they are and how the east coast media traditionally does not cover west coast teams as closely.

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #35: September 11, 2017, 04:25:44 PM »
Nats match-up with anyone in baseball, even without Harper. There's not a team they should fear. Not peak Dodgers, Indians, Astros, Dbacks or Cubs. Doesn't mean they'll beat any of those teams but they're every bit as good. Since the ASB, they've been playing at a 106 win pace, I don't really care what seed they finish with.

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #36: September 11, 2017, 04:36:44 PM »
Nats match-up with anyone in baseball, even without Harper. There's not a team they should fear. Not peak Dodgers, Indians, Astros, Dbacks or Cubs. Doesn't mean they'll beat any of those teams but they're every bit as good. Since the ASB, they've been playing at a 106 win pace, I don't really care what seed they finish with.



Exactly!


All of a sudden people are afraid of the diamondbacks! :smh: I don't give a freak how hot they are, you win as many games as you can and whatever seed that earns you you take the field and beat who ever is scheduled.

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #37: September 11, 2017, 04:39:59 PM »


All of a sudden people are afraid of the diamondbacks! :smh:

Must be th arrows, cause I don't think anyone's afraid of Fernando Rodney's  4.68 ERA except maybe his agent.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #38: September 11, 2017, 04:56:45 PM »
You know, we took 4 of 6 from the Diamondbacks.

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #39: September 11, 2017, 05:11:26 PM »
Nats match-up with anyone in baseball, even without Harper. There's not a team they should fear. Not peak Dodgers, Indians, Astros, Dbacks or Cubs. Doesn't mean they'll beat any of those teams but they're every bit as good. Since the ASB, they've been playing at a 106 win pace, I don't really care what seed they finish with.

The only reason I care is that I selfishly would like extra games at Nats Park.

Offline Optics

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #40: September 11, 2017, 05:21:35 PM »
I'm not afraid of anyone. I think we're good enough to win the World Series even without Harper.

Bring it on nags.

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #41: September 11, 2017, 06:09:41 PM »
The only reason I care is that I selfishly would like extra games at Nats Park.

This. It would also help if they would get by the first round. ;)

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #42: September 11, 2017, 08:04:57 PM »
You know, we took 4 of 6 from the Diamondbacks.

You're welcome. My win % for live games is stellar.

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #43: September 12, 2017, 06:23:26 AM »
Dodgers lost *again.*. To the Giants. In a bullpen game after rain limits the Giants starter to one single out.  Let that sink in a minute... the dodgers lost against the Giants bullpen.

Offline aspenbubba

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #44: September 12, 2017, 08:08:00 AM »
Dodgers lost *again.*. To the Giants. In a bullpen game after rain limits the Giants starter to one single out.  Let that sink in a minute... the dodgers lost against the Giants bullpen.
3.5 games behind

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #45: September 12, 2017, 08:13:08 AM »
Huh. Apparently our old friend Denard Span sent one into McCovey Cove last night. Good job Span!

Offline 3bside

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #46: September 12, 2017, 08:44:23 AM »
If we get the D-backs or Rockies in the first round, we're going to get the worst starting times.

Offline spidernat

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #47: September 12, 2017, 10:35:07 AM »
If we get the D-backs or Rockies in the first round, we're going to get the worst starting times.



:panic:

Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #48: September 12, 2017, 11:05:04 AM »
Anyone know when they're likely to announce the starters for the Dodgers series? I can only go to the Friday or Saturday game, and I was hoping to see Strasburg or Scherzer pitch, but I know it won't be Max's turn.  It looks like Strasburg's turn would normally be Saturday, but I wonder if they'd pitch him Friday (still on regular rest) to gain ground on/make a statement against the reeling Dodgers. 

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Re: Catching the Dodgers
« Reply #49: September 12, 2017, 11:10:27 AM »
If the pattern holds, it'll be Ejax on Friday, Stras on Saturday and Gio on Sunday.

Could see them throw Cole in there somewhere, too.