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Offline esoteric

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #25: April 09, 2006, 02:23:36 PM »
Hey, where's Nick Johnson?

Did I miss something?  Please don't tell me he's injured again.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #26: April 09, 2006, 02:24:15 PM »
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Hey, where's Nick Johnson?

Did I miss something?  Please don't tell me he's injured again.


He had a scary slide yesterday...but no, he's just resting.   8)

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #27: April 09, 2006, 02:24:36 PM »
http://www.federalbaseball.com/story/2006/4/9/141952/7605

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Top 5 Reasons Why...
By King
Posted on Sun Apr 09, 2006 at 02:19:52 PM EST

Top 5 Reasons Why... Brandon Watson Will Never Be a Good Leadoff Hitter:

5.) Power: He struggles to hit the ball out of the infield so all that all-world speed everybody talks about with him is reduced to just another singles hitter.
4.) Batting form: He has been making these long, sloppy swings that balls can just coast by untouched. He reminds me a lot of Endy Chavez in this regard.
3.) Plate discipline: He swings at everything regardless of what the pitch looks like as if he is some power hitter and he is not. He takes a walk every now and then, but it's not enough to put up a decent OBP unless he his hitting in the .350 range.
2.) Aggressiveness (Too Much): His moves on 1st make it so obvious that he's gonna run it makes him an easy pickoff or caught stealing which is why he had an extremely weak 65% success rate on base stealing (compared to the high-70s, low-80s rates put up by guys like Carl Crawford and Juan Pierre).

And finally... #1 reason

1.) Bunting: This guy has made so many errors trying to bunt his way on or to advance the runner that pretty soon pitchers might start intent walking pitchers just to get to Brandon.

The real guys that should leadoff for this team: Tyrell Godwin, Ryan Church, or Marlon Byrd. Their stolen base numbers aren't great, but I'll take 40 doubles (so Vidro only has to hit a single for a run to score), 15 triples (so Vidro only has to hit a fly ball for a run to score), and 20 HRs (so Vidro doesn't have to do anything for a run to score), from my leadoff man than Brandon "hope he hits a single and pray to God he doesn't get caught stealing second or Vidro hits a home run" Watson.


good blog entry here.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #28: April 09, 2006, 02:24:53 PM »
Quote from: "esoteric"
Hey, where's Nick Johnson?

Did I miss something?  Please don't tell me he's injured again.


just a day off.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #29: April 09, 2006, 02:25:15 PM »
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He had a scary slide yesterday


And quite hilarious as well.

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« Reply #30: April 09, 2006, 02:26:44 PM »
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He had a scary slide yesterday


And quite hilarious as well.


I saw that, it was hilarious.  His slide ended a good 5 feet short of the bag.

Nice steal, Fonzie.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #31: April 09, 2006, 02:27:03 PM »
Quote from: "The Chief"
And quite hilarious as well.


Well you know Nick...anything that takes him off his feet is "scary".  Ya wish he could play with toilet paper stuffed in his uniform.   :?

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« Reply #32: April 09, 2006, 02:27:35 PM »
Oh DAMN that hurt.

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« Reply #33: April 09, 2006, 02:27:55 PM »
bad baserunning by Fonzie.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #34: April 09, 2006, 02:28:00 PM »
aww man...that is EFFED UP.   :x

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« Reply #35: April 09, 2006, 02:30:25 PM »
i assume (for those of us on gameday) that sori got thrown out at the plate

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« Reply #36: April 09, 2006, 02:31:45 PM »
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i assume (for those of us on gameday) that sori got thrown out at the plate

no.

he got thrown out at third.  from across the diamond.

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« Reply #37: April 09, 2006, 02:34:24 PM »
our "roy" has a problem getting runners home from 3rd base with less than 2 outs. this needs to be worked on.

Offline Ryan Zimmerman

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #38: April 09, 2006, 02:35:02 PM »
argh common zimmy......i'm glad we've soriano...he's aggresive when he's on bases...that was bad baserunning

but hell i know almost nobody can steal bases for us beside soriano

This double play was sad LOL...anyways

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« Reply #39: April 09, 2006, 02:35:03 PM »
there goes wilson again.

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« Reply #40: April 09, 2006, 02:36:19 PM »
Hahahaha.

Somebody forgot to tell Preston he isn't fast anymore ;)

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« Reply #41: April 09, 2006, 02:36:38 PM »
wiki wiki wiki

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #42: April 09, 2006, 02:37:04 PM »
I can't believe the Astros sent bow-legged Preston on a steal...   :lol:

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« Reply #43: April 09, 2006, 02:38:12 PM »
2 walks in 2 innings - c'mon drese

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #44: April 09, 2006, 02:39:15 PM »
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2 walks in 2 innings - c'mon drese


Things could DEFINATELY be worse my friend.   :wink:

Offline Ryan Zimmerman

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« Reply #45: April 09, 2006, 02:40:49 PM »
I really like Byrd, he isn't fast but he can hit



who else then me wants him as our leadoff hitter?

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« Reply #46: April 09, 2006, 02:41:10 PM »
just my opinion: there are times to be aggresive and there are times to play fundamentals. i thought FR gave the team 3 speaches this ST about fundamentals. we need to bring the runner on 3rd home with less than 2 outs. period. ive seen zimm ground out (to the wrong side of the field) twice when he's up with a runner on 3rd and 1 out.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Astros, Game 3(L)
« Reply #47: April 09, 2006, 02:42:06 PM »
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I really like Byrd, he isn't fast but he can hit



who else then me wants him as our leadoff hitter?


moi

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« Reply #48: April 09, 2006, 02:42:08 PM »
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I really like Byrd, he isn't fast but he can hit



who else then me wants him as our leadoff hitter?


Byrd *is* fast.

he's not quite as fast as Watson, but he's plenty fast on his own.

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« Reply #49: April 09, 2006, 02:42:16 PM »
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I really like Byrd, he isn't fast but he can hit



who else then me wants him as our leadoff hitter?
i'd rather see sori lead off and byrd/church up 6th behind zimm