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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #75: April 29, 2008, 07:46:26 PM »
Walks him. Hit a fly ball, Tim!

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #76: April 29, 2008, 07:46:50 PM »
Don't bunt.  Let him hit a fly ball

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #77: April 29, 2008, 07:47:04 PM »
WMP just took a meatball down the middle..

What were you waiting for on that 2-0 pitch, Pena?

I have a huge issue with the mentality that you let the pitcher get an easy strike when you're up in the count 2-0 or 3-0.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #78: April 29, 2008, 07:47:04 PM »
Redding's one of our best hitters, actually, looking at the lineup on Gameday...

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #79: April 29, 2008, 07:47:19 PM »
Just giving away an out.  Now you need a single to score a run.  ugh

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #80: April 29, 2008, 07:47:26 PM »
WMP is not an intelligent hitter.  He doesn't really recognize or differentiate good and bad pitches.  He assumes that Glavine's throwing a ball on 2-0 because the first two pitches were balls.

UGH, REDDING CAN'T BUNT AND IT COSTS US A RUN

Offline PC

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #81: April 29, 2008, 07:47:37 PM »
Clutch hit opportunity #2...

Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #82: April 29, 2008, 07:47:53 PM »
Maybe Glavine will walk Lopez so we can have the bases loaded again and fail :?

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #83: April 29, 2008, 07:48:16 PM »
I have a huge issue with the mentality that you let the pitcher get an easy strike when you're up in the count 2-0 or 3-0.
I have absolutely no way of quantifying this, but it seems like our hitters have watched a preposterous number of 2-0 and 3-0 pitches go right down Broadway this year.

Offline spidernat

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #84: April 29, 2008, 07:49:05 PM »
Another leadoff double squandered. 5 runners stranded.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #85: April 29, 2008, 07:49:16 PM »
lmao at Felipe.  We should have 3-4 runs instead have none.  Manny is dumb as crap for bunting Redding there and starting Milledge and Pena.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #86: April 29, 2008, 07:49:32 PM »
Just an absolute awful call by Manny to bunt if it wasn't a squeeze.  The bunt would have easily plated the run.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #87: April 29, 2008, 07:49:39 PM »
Clutch hit opportunity #2...

...and again, nothing.  :roll:

Offline nyexpofan

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #88: April 29, 2008, 07:49:58 PM »
and there is the difference between these 2 teams. Braves, leadoff double = run. Nats leadoff double leaves Kearns on 3rd.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #89: April 29, 2008, 07:50:29 PM »
I have absolutely no way of quantifying this, but it seems like our hitters have watched a preposterous number of 2-0 and 3-0 pitches go right down Broadway this year.

This is a point of contention with me so I've been watching for this sort of thing since '05. It's not only this year, it's been going on for 4 years. They get up 2-0, 3-0 in the count, give the pitcher an easy strike, foul off another pitch and then are at the pitcher's mercy.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #90: April 29, 2008, 07:51:12 PM »
does this ray knight guy like to hear himself talk? holy crap, he needs to STFU with all of his over-analyzing every freaking swing/play.


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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #91: April 29, 2008, 07:51:40 PM »
Milledge has the 2nd highest avg. on the team.  Who are we going to start?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #92: April 29, 2008, 07:51:53 PM »
That was a nice play by our defensive specialist.  :lol:

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #93: April 29, 2008, 07:52:03 PM »
Great play.  Man Redding is woeful. 

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #94: April 29, 2008, 07:52:07 PM »
It's a part of that stupid conventional wisdom bullcrap in baseball.  Sometimes, you have to be smart.  I don't care if the book says you take all the way on 2-0 or 3-0 - you have to consider the pitcher.  Against a good control pitcher like Glavine, do you really think he's going to throw something way out of the zone and walk a batter?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #95: April 29, 2008, 07:52:21 PM »
does this ray knight guy like to hear himself talk? holy crap, he needs to STFU with all of his over-analyzing every freaking swing/play.



How are you getting to see this?

Offline PC

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #96: April 29, 2008, 07:53:28 PM »
Look at the two suit and ties sitting behind home plate.  :|

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #97: April 29, 2008, 07:53:29 PM »
Milledge has the 2nd highest avg. on the team.  Who are we going to start?
That's just sportsfan being overly emotional.  I'd be calling for Manny's head if he sat Milledge for Willie Harris.

It's bad enough that the red-hot Nieves is sitting in favor of Estrada. :bang:

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #98: April 29, 2008, 07:53:38 PM »
They're hitting Redding hard. So far he's been lucky that they've been hit right at people and his defense has been there for him (except for Milledge :?).

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Reply #99: April 29, 2008, 07:55:27 PM »
BULLcrap! I hate walks  :bang: