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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #175: June 27, 2007, 09:24:30 PM »
Zim Ks on a pitch way out of the zone.. Not 1 guy on the team is hitting.  Guzman's injury absolutely killed us.
BTW, Austin Kearns is on pace to hit an astonishing 10 HRs and 54 RBIs.  Numbers really do not get much worse than that for an everyday outfielder.  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070627&content_id=2053008&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #176: June 27, 2007, 09:24:59 PM »
RZ not only looks lost but it seems like he is becoming frustrated.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #177: June 27, 2007, 09:26:45 PM »
Guzman's injury absolutely killed us

Would have never thought someone would say that about him again. Crazy turn around for him....just sad.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #178: June 27, 2007, 09:27:07 PM »
Man I had high hopes for the last 13 games before the ASG. I was hoping we could fight our way to around 8 or even 6 below .500

This season has been divided into three parts.  The first, 9-25, over the first 34 games then 20-12 over the next 32.  Now we're in the third part, after tonight's loss we'll be 3-9 over the last 12.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #179: June 27, 2007, 09:27:09 PM »
Fantastic, here comes Traber.  Rivera, Chief, Rauch (our top 3 relievers) have yet to be used in this series. 

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #180: June 27, 2007, 09:27:28 PM »
Zimmerman stared at the first pitch, which he could have hit out, and swings for strike 3 when it's a foot outside the plate.  His BA has dropped to the point that he seems to just guess on when to swing.


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Someone PLEASE take the mike off Mike (Bascik).

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #181: June 27, 2007, 09:28:08 PM »
RZ not only looks lost but it seems like he is becoming frustrated.

That foul homer must have really messed w/ him. Just think, that ball stays fair and...who knows?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #182: June 27, 2007, 09:29:23 PM »
good old Billy's turn to get rocked..

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #183: June 27, 2007, 09:31:33 PM »
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Someone PLEASE take the mike off Mike (Bascik).

They don't have to keep going to him.  This is, far and away, the most they've gone to the miked player on Wireless Wednesday.

Offline ZIM4MVP

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #184: June 27, 2007, 09:32:03 PM »
Was there a rain delay or something?  This game is slow

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #185: June 27, 2007, 09:32:41 PM »
They don't have to keep going to him.  This is, far and away, the most they've gone to the miked player on Wireless Wednesday.
I guess they are trying anything to keep fans interested since the team is playing like $%^&. 

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #186: June 27, 2007, 09:33:22 PM »
  Look at this fool, Traber

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #187: June 27, 2007, 09:35:00 PM »
Death by a thousand cuts

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #188: June 27, 2007, 09:35:17 PM »
If anyone's interested, this list of basketball's biggest busts is pretty funny: http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/6960306?MSNHPHCP&GT1=10136

I think Fuller takes the cake.


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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #189: June 27, 2007, 09:36:01 PM »
(Image removed from quote.)  Look at this fool, Traber


He would have likely had no play, but a terrible effort with the glove. Putting in Traber to face righties to start an inning was just a concession.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #190: June 27, 2007, 09:36:59 PM »
what a joke.. It's so early in the game, yet the game is so out of reach.  A 10 run deficit is equivalent to a 100 run deficit with this team.  Traber's ERA (4.12) is now close to where it belongs.  Are his supporters now finally convinced that he is trash?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #191: June 27, 2007, 09:37:05 PM »
Who's watching this train wreck?   :-[

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #192: June 27, 2007, 09:37:24 PM »
Was there a rain delay or something?  This game is slow


It's raining on the Nats. And let's face it, Traber just isn't good.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #193: June 27, 2007, 09:38:13 PM »
This last 3-9 spectacle over the past four series has been as bad as the lowest points of the season.

The first week of the season, the eight game losing streak and now, it's hard to say which is worst.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #194: June 27, 2007, 09:38:42 PM »
What's going on? No masn here :(

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #195: June 27, 2007, 09:38:58 PM »
what a joke.. It's so early in the game, yet the game is so out of reach.  A 10 run deficit is equivalent to a 100 run deficit with this team.  Traber's ERA (4.12) is now close to where it belongs.  Are his supporters now finally convinced that he is trash?

I'm a "supporter" of him facing lefties over King. He's good against lefties. Of course, I'd like better.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #196: June 27, 2007, 09:39:06 PM »
Bacsik needs to really shut his f%@&ing mouth.  No one wants to hear that s***.  I don't know how the rest of the guys put up with him day in and day out. 

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #197: June 27, 2007, 09:39:08 PM »
Who's watching this train wreck?   :-[

I was waiting for you to show up with the pictures of the Nats Titanic and the building imploding. Hey now that Smoltz is out of the game maybe we can get to their bullpen  :lol:

Offline ZIM4MVP

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #198: June 27, 2007, 09:39:51 PM »
I just wish we could be .500 for one point this season

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #199: June 27, 2007, 09:40:25 PM »
It's one thing to believe in your team when they have the potential but let's be realistic. What more do you have to see? I'm not the kind of person that is going to believe we're good just for the sake of believing or because it will make me look like a better fan or because I think it somehow will translate into curly W's. Again, when they start trading blind belief for on field production I'll change my screen name to pollyanna.

Likewise, to give up when you've seen the team turn things around is unrealistic.  There have been far too many "this game is over" posts by people who simply quit and whine about everything.  There have even been people who gave up on series several days before they even started (the Twins - the Sanata game in particular). 

Some of "lack of faith" it is not understanding of the adjustments made when you face a good pitcher or one who is having a very good game and have to expand your hitting zone because you aren't going to get your pitch.  If you wait 2 pitches, you're down 0-2 and really in a hole.  Some people don't understand that you need to be more aggressive against those pitchers, and they make some misguided comment about not taking four or five pitches to wait on your pitch.  While those kind of comments are generally appropriate when facing most pitchers, they don't seem to understand that when a pitcher is on his game, if you try to wait for 4 or 5 pitches, you've probably struck out.  If you wait 2 pitches against Smoltz, 56% of the time you are facing a 0-2 count (37% a 1-1 count, and 7% a 2-0 count), and then 48% of the time you've Kd on the 3rd pitch. 

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1st pitch - .412
2nd pitch - .315 (.545 if its on a 1-0 count)
3rd pitch -.200