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Offline bluestreak

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #50: October 01, 2017, 03:01:42 PM »
Somehow I don't find that reassuring.

Let’s be honest. Is anything going to be reassuring to you short of him pitching 7 scoreless innings in the NLDS? 😉

Offline whytev

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #51: October 01, 2017, 03:26:14 PM »
We were sittin' in 202.    From there, we could see Max was steppin' gingerly.    We weren't sure what it was but he was takin' gentle steps.   Talking to the neighbor this morning.    Told him I can understand pullin' a hammy in the cool last night.   Almost happened to me walkin' down the steps from the Loft.      If we have to start Stras in game one?      Well, we'll just have to deal with it.    :)

In my opinion those two were a coin toss anyway.  Throw SS first.

Offline dlayman

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #52: October 01, 2017, 03:48:51 PM »
Let’s be honest. Is anything going to be reassuring to you short of him pitching 7 scoreless innings in the NLDS? 😉

Probably not, lol.  I guess I'm extra frustrated because I was pretty optimistic about this post season and it's going downhill fast.  Gio's performance today isn't helping.

Offline lylelgreen

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #53: October 02, 2017, 07:53:04 PM »
Assuming the NLDS, NLCS, and WS go to the maximum, here's my starting rotation:

10/6    NLDS Game 1  Scherzer
10/7    NLDS Game 2  Strasburg
10/9    NLDS Game 3  Gio
10/10  NLDS Game 4  Roark
10/12  NLDS Game 5  Scherzer

10/14    NLCS Game 1  Strasburg
10/15    NLCS Game 2  Gio
10/17    NLCS Game 3  Scherzer
10/18    NLCS Game 4  Roark
10/19    NLCS Game 5  Strasburg
10/21    NLCS Game 6  Gio
10/22    NLCS Game 7  Scherzer

10/24    WS Game 1  Strasburg
10/25    WS Game 2  Roark
10/27    WS Game 3  Scherzer
10/28    WS Game 4  Gio
10/29    WS Game 5  Strasburg
10/31    WS Game 6  Roark
11/1      WS Game 7  Scherzer

Collector's item, well at least they got "Nationals" right. Kendrick in Left may be wishful thinking.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Washington-Nationals-Postseason-2017-MLB-Baseball-Tee-Mens-T-shirt-/322582488882?var=&hash=item4b1b6a2732%3Am%3AmAjToW-Ofy09GNhYKqMotkg&_trkparms=pageci%253A1a087c21-a7cc-11e7-a916-74dbd1807c4e%257Cparentrq%253Adf7d183715e0aca4b4b89f28ffffde8a%257Ciid%253A19


Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #55: October 02, 2017, 09:13:15 PM »
Does anyone still want Gio to start game 2 after yesterday? The only hope is to win games one and two. He is going to get crushed in game three.

Offline whytev

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #56: October 02, 2017, 09:18:09 PM »
Does anyone still want Gio to start game 2 after yesterday? The only hope is to win games one and two. He is going to get crushed in game three.

I take your point that Gio isn't pitching well, but also, this:

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=pit&lg=all&qual=0&type=0&season=2017&month=13&season1=2017&ind=0&team=0,ts&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=13,d

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #57: October 02, 2017, 09:18:35 PM »
Does anyone still want Gio to start game 2 after yesterday? The only hope is to win games one and two. He is going to get crushed in game three.

I’d much rather have Max in hostile territory, plus his road ERA is like 1.36 amd his home ERA is like 3.10.


Dusty said Gio was sick and I remember at one point (maybe it was when Ollie freaked up or maybe it was when Roark freaked up) wondering if there was maybe a norovirus or a wicked hangover or bad meat or something going through the clubhouse. It was just so out of character for basically everyone except Blanton to suck all in the same game (well at least after we got Madson and Doolittle). I am really hoping Gio gets his crap together or gets it out of his system or whatever direction his crap needs to go, and holds it together for a few more starts.

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #58: October 03, 2017, 04:14:56 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/10/01/max-scherzer-upbeat-after-hamstring-injury-but-not-yet-committing-to-nlds-game-1/?utm_term=.d2f15d59207f

This article is full of noncommittal but upbeat statements about Max Scherzer and hints that he will start Game 2. That is what everyone on Twitter seems to think too, for whatever that matters.

Given Rizzo's stance on injury information, I'm surprised the Nats aren't simply refusing to confirm or deny the existence of Max Scherzer.

Offline imref

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #59: October 03, 2017, 04:40:03 PM »
Zuck reports that Strasburg threw off the mound today, Scherzer threw off flat ground and has yet to throw off a mound since his injury.  From that he speculates that Strasburg is lined up to pitch game 1.

http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2017/10/signs-point-to-strasburg-in-game-1-scherzer-in-game-2.html

Offline rbw5t

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #60: October 03, 2017, 04:54:40 PM »
Zuck reports that Strasburg threw off the mound today, Scherzer threw off flat ground and has yet to throw off a mound since his injury.  From that he speculates that Strasburg is lined up to pitch game 1.

http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2017/10/signs-point-to-strasburg-in-game-1-scherzer-in-game-2.html

Makes sense to me.

Offline whytev

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #61: October 03, 2017, 05:19:10 PM »
Zuck reports that Strasburg threw off the mound today, Scherzer threw off flat ground and has yet to throw off a mound since his injury.  From that he speculates that Strasburg is lined up to pitch game 1.

http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2017/10/signs-point-to-strasburg-in-game-1-scherzer-in-game-2.html

The who starts game one decision was already sort of a coin flip. I worry about Max's leg, but I like that there is an excuse to make it a non-controversial decision.


Offline varoadking

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #63: October 03, 2017, 05:33:29 PM »
Maxie sez:

‘I’m pitching in the NLDS’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/10/03/max-scherzer-to-test-hamstring-in-bullpen-wednesday-im-pitching-in-the-nlds/?utm_term=.8b27c8f9fa25


Chelsea needs a calendar...

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Strasburg usually throws a bullpen two to three days before a start. Game 1 of the National League Division Series begins in two days, Friday night at Nationals Park.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #64: October 03, 2017, 05:45:09 PM »

Chelsea needs a calendar...


Bullpen
Day 1
Day 2
Pitch

What's the problem?

Offline varoadking

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #65: October 03, 2017, 05:46:25 PM »
Bullpen
Day 1
Day 2
Pitch

What's the problem?

Do you need a calendar too?
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Game 1 of the National League Division Series begins in two days, Friday night at Nationals Park.

Offline mach1ne

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #66: October 03, 2017, 06:29:32 PM »
Jon Heyman‏Verified account @JonHeyman  2h2 hours ago
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scherzer says he's pitching in the nlds, and word is, he is targeting game 3

I agree that I'd prefer Max to pitch in Chicago than headcase Gio

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #67: October 03, 2017, 06:34:17 PM »
Jon Heyman‏Verified account @JonHeyman  2h2 hours ago
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scherzer says he's pitching in the nlds, and word is, he is targeting game 3

I agree that I'd prefer Max to pitch in Chicago than headcase Gio
All I can say is they better win game one.

Offline dlayman

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #68: October 03, 2017, 06:38:21 PM »
If he only pitched one game in the NLDS, he should be more available in the NLCS, assuming we get there.   He could possibly start game 1 on regular rest instead of not being able to go until game 3 or so.    This is an interesting situation, and assuming Max is good to go, I think it could work out well.   Imagine being up 2-0, heading to Chicago with Max coming to the mound.    This season has been so wacky, it just seems like it might work out.

Offline RiotAct

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #69: October 03, 2017, 07:49:24 PM »
Bullpen
Day 1
Day 2
Pitch

What's the problem?

Friday is 3 days away, not two ;)

Offline Optics

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #70: October 03, 2017, 11:40:06 PM »
Scherzer pitching Game 3 means he'd be available to come out of the pen for an inning or two in Game 5 if needed.

Offline whytev

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #71: October 03, 2017, 11:56:46 PM »
Scherzer pitching Game 3 means he'd be available to come out of the pen for an inning or two in Game 5 if needed.

But if he goes game 2, he and Stras could take 3 innings each game 5.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #72: October 04, 2017, 09:07:09 AM »
Look at you guys .... All optimistic that the Nats will get to a Game 5. How cute.

Offline imref

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #73: October 04, 2017, 09:11:36 AM »
So I guess the lesson from last night is that this discussion is moot and that starting pitching is overrated?

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #74: October 04, 2017, 09:13:29 AM »
Do you need a calendar too?
She said he pitches two to three days before. By the time that sucker hit the news stand, she'd have been right.