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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #75: April 25, 2008, 09:50:29 PM »
Ayala never should have started this inning.  What a mess.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #76: April 25, 2008, 09:50:30 PM »
Soto can smash the ball. Good call on the walk. Ayala's probably out now.
Oh, ok.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #77: April 25, 2008, 09:50:59 PM »
Daryle Ward!

I remember him!

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #78: April 25, 2008, 09:51:10 PM »
Going to get O'Connor. Maybe Manny likes the match up. Beats me, though.
Why are we loading the bases with only one out when the batter has struck out three times tonight?

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #79: April 25, 2008, 09:51:29 PM »
Damn this is tense.  Come on, O'Connor!

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #80: April 25, 2008, 09:52:12 PM »
Maybe Ward will get taken out now, but I wouldn't mind facing him for the DP possibility.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #81: April 25, 2008, 09:52:29 PM »
To be honest I do not trust O'Connor in this situation in his second game since his call-up.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #82: April 25, 2008, 09:53:03 PM »
And it's not like O'Connor is a ground ball pitcher either.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #83: April 25, 2008, 09:53:28 PM »
Just watched Nieves' throw to make the double play on that stolen base attempt ... watched it three times consecutively, in fact!

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #84: April 25, 2008, 09:54:29 PM »
And it's not like O'Connor is a ground ball pitcher either.

Very true. He does K some guys, though.

He's releasing that ball way too early.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #85: April 25, 2008, 09:55:19 PM »
Damn, there are A LOT of Cubs fans there.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #86: April 25, 2008, 09:55:32 PM »
Ugh, O'Connor's pitching like a freaking head case.  Speigner redux.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #87: April 25, 2008, 09:56:14 PM »
Gotta get him out of there. Don't take the chance, Manny!

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #88: April 25, 2008, 09:56:29 PM »
Geez. Odie deserved the win.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #89: April 25, 2008, 09:56:51 PM »
Utterly sickening.  I don't put as much blame on O'Connor there as I do Ayala.  Why Ayala was asked to start the 8th when either Rivera or O'Connor could've started it is beyond me.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #90: April 25, 2008, 09:57:01 PM »
Ball game.  Dumb moves by Manny.  Ayala should not have started, and you can't bring a guy you just called up in there. 

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #91: April 25, 2008, 09:57:17 PM »
Should have let him walk the first guy as a warmup. Jeez. Let him pitch around on that first walk, get his legs under him.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #92: April 25, 2008, 09:58:06 PM »
Geez. Odie deserved the win.

He's deserved 5 now.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #93: April 25, 2008, 09:58:22 PM »
That was not a good time for O'Connor. It's his second relief appearance all year and Manny puts him in with the bases loaded in the 8th inning. That's just not good managing.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #94: April 25, 2008, 09:59:39 PM »
Blanco hitting .357? What world are we living in?

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #95: April 25, 2008, 10:00:04 PM »
I hope this goes to extras and the Cubs lose just because of Piniella burning their bench.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #96: April 25, 2008, 10:00:28 PM »
Blanco hitting .357? What world are we living in?

Yeah, that whole team has been hitting this year. It's contagious when you're winning.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #97: April 25, 2008, 10:00:40 PM »
Piniella just wasted two PHers to get the match-up he wants. I guess he thinks this won't be going into extras.

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #98: April 25, 2008, 10:01:06 PM »
Yeah, Saul!!! Uno mas!!

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Re: Nationals vs Cubs, Game 1
« Reply #99: April 25, 2008, 10:01:30 PM »
ACTAvation - yep, I think the Cubs have really blown up their bench this inning. In fact, Gameday tells me their only remaining hitter is Felix Pie.