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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #25: October 06, 2017, 06:51:33 PM »
Crowded, but not terrible getting into the park.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #26: October 06, 2017, 06:51:48 PM »
remember, I can recall your seats . . .

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #27: October 06, 2017, 06:52:09 PM »
Crowded, but not terrible getting into the park.

Do you Metro in or drive and Park?

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #28: October 06, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
I hate the feeling for Washington playoff games

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #29: October 06, 2017, 06:56:27 PM »
I hate the feeling for Washington playoff games

Me too...it's like having a lead in Coors Field...

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #30: October 06, 2017, 07:05:45 PM »
Do you Metro in or drive and Park?

Metro

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #32: October 06, 2017, 07:08:13 PM »
One more entry in the YNOT Predictions/Guessing Game for the NL Division Series vs the Cubs raises the points awarded.
http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=35770.0



imref raises the points!

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #33: October 06, 2017, 07:09:21 PM »
I'm nervous. Moreso than in previous years for some reason.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #34: October 06, 2017, 07:18:41 PM »

ESPN PREVIEW

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was in the midst of a record-setting season when he was hit by a pitch by Pedro Strop of the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on June 29. The pitch broke the right wrist of Turner, who missed 51 games before returning Aug. 29. The speedy Florida native still set a franchise record with 46 steals and he ranked third in the National League in that category despite playing in just 98 games. Turner will lead off for Dusty Baker and the Nationals when they host the Cubs on Friday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Chicago's Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.03 ERA), who is 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA in five starts against Washington, will face Stephen Strasburg (15-4, 2.52), who is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five career starts against the defending World Series champion Cubs. "You have to pay attention to the running game," Hendricks said Thursday. "They are one of the best lineups in this league." Said Strasburg: "This isn't pressure. This is a game. You know, there's a lot of people that deal with a lot harsher things in their life that is legitimate pressure."

The playoffs are not about revenge for Turner, who hit .284 with 11 homers this year. He said he has no extra motivation about facing Chicago. "I think it's important for me to just get on first base whether it's an error, walk, hit, whatever it may be. I think that helps us a lot and changes the game," Turner said. "Speed in general is important in the playoffs." Turner stole four bases in one game against Chicago at home June 27 and that led to former Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blasting pitcher Jake Arrieta for failing to hold on runners. Less than 12 hours later, the Cubs parted ways with the catcher.

Also on that June visit to the nation's capital, many of the Cubs visited President Trump at the White House. Todd Ricketts, part of Cubs ownership, was quoted as saying about the Nationals come October: "You'll see them crumble."

Washington general manager Mike Rizzo grew up in Chicago. "We think we match up well with the Cubs. They are the champs (but) we don't fear them," Rizzo said. Rizzo said Strasburg has been an elite pitcher for a long time. "He matured and felt more comfortable in the big leagues," Rizzo said.

The Nationals have won the National East four times -- in 2012, 2015, 2016 and this year -- but they have never advanced past the first round of the playoffs. Washington was beat by the St. Louis Cardinals at home in Game 5 in 2012, on the road by the San Francisco Giants in 2014 in a four-game series, and at home in Game 5 last year by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Washington won two of three games at home against the Cubs from June 27-29. Max Scherzer beat Arrieta 6-1 on June 27 and Strasburg got the best of John Lackey 8-4 the next day. The Cubs salvaged the third game 5-4 in a battle of the bullpens. The loss went to Blake Treinen, who less than a month later was traded to the Oakland Athletics.

The Nationals also won two of three in Chicago from Aug. 4-6 as Washington pitcher Tanner Roark, a University of Illinois product, won the opener 4-2 over Hendricks. Lackey got the win in Game 2 -- 7-4 over Edwin Jackson, part of the Washington rotation in 2012. The Nationals won the third game 9-4 as Matt Wieters hit a late grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr.

...How did the stoic Strasburg respond when Baker told him he would start Game 1? "He had that same look," said Baker, with a grin Thursday. Strasburg had not allowed an earned run in six of eight starts since he came off the disabled list in August. "Strasburg has been good the last month," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "He's a good athlete."

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #35: October 06, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »
We’re in as good of shape, with arguably the best team we’ve ever had. It’s time to win.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #36: October 06, 2017, 07:27:19 PM »
They all picked Nats to win, we are officially freaked.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #38: October 06, 2017, 07:28:58 PM »
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A Chief sighting in a GDT...must be time to post the  :w:

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #39: October 06, 2017, 07:29:17 PM »
No time for steaks tonight, they'll have to wait til tomorrow.  Dad just got home from the hospital today so I'm heading over there after work to watch the game.

Hope he's well :pray:

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #40: October 06, 2017, 07:29:46 PM »
Im soooo psyched!!!

Offline stealyerbase

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #41: October 06, 2017, 07:29:53 PM »
Oh yeah baby! It's finally here! Go time for our boyeez!
This is the time to have C&D hooked up on your audio! Tell it to me fellas.
What are we drinking tonight? Wish I was there with those of you at the park but I'm with you through the power of television.
GO NATS!  :koolaid: :panic: :minigunz:

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #42: October 06, 2017, 07:31:35 PM »
Jesus I feel sick.

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #43: October 06, 2017, 07:31:40 PM »
Going to get tanked on some white wine from new Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc FTMFW.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #45: October 06, 2017, 07:33:11 PM »
Jesus I feel sick.
I was sick today also. But don't think it's related to this.

Let's win a series for a change.

I see Werth is in left. Maybe he has one more good post season in him.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #46: October 06, 2017, 07:33:14 PM »
Going to get tanked on some white wine from new Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc FTMFW.
I'm starting out with some ciders, hoping not to have to go to the whiskey.....  :glug:

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #47: October 06, 2017, 07:36:55 PM »
He's dialed in and filthy

Offline varoadking

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #48: October 06, 2017, 07:37:21 PM »

KK

Offline skippy1999

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, NLDS Game 1
« Reply #49: October 06, 2017, 07:37:39 PM »
Yea!!!! Way to start Stras!!!