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Offline mitlen

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #375: May 21, 2014, 08:14:45 PM »
You sure it's gum?

Maybe it's coca leaves or khat.

Offline pazzo83

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #376: May 21, 2014, 08:15:52 PM »
So we just have to learn to accept the losses, in other words.

Well considering the top teams in the league lose 60+ in any given season, I would say yes.

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #377: May 21, 2014, 08:18:16 PM »
I bet not many teams play a lot of games with their full lineup. Mindfact maybe.

Perhaps that was more of begging the question on my end, but the reality is we have consistently missed a quarter of our starting lineup for the past 130 or so games.

Offline EdStroud

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #378: May 21, 2014, 08:18:55 PM »
We're missing about 200.  PLUS one more guy is just back and went 0 for the series.

Making up excuses when losing 2 of 3 to the Votto and Bruce less Cincinnati Reds at home?  Serious reach there.  Let us just hope that things work out better for them offensively in Pittsburgh.

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #379: May 21, 2014, 08:19:11 PM »
Yeah, to guinea pigs.

:crackup:

I bet not many teams play a lot of games with their full lineup. Mindfact maybe.

We are the "excuse" fanbase.

Offline pazzo83

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #380: May 21, 2014, 08:21:12 PM »
Making up excuses when losing 2 of 3 to the Votto and Bruce less Cincinnati Reds at home?  Serious reach there.  Let us just hope that things work out better for them offensively in Pittsburgh.

Half the lineup is the bench.  I'm not happy about it, but if you're expecting consistency right now you are reaching.  One more bat in ALR should make a pretty significant difference, and right now Ramos should not be batting clean-up.

Offline Canada

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #381: May 21, 2014, 08:22:03 PM »
Making up excuses when losing 2 of 3 to the Votto and Bruce less Cincinnati Reds at home?  Serious reach there.  Let us just hope that things work out better for them offensively in Pittsburgh.

To be fair, not many teams would survive missing their 3 best players. Zimmerman, Laroche and Harper are huge losses.

Offline pazzo83

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #382: May 21, 2014, 08:23:09 PM »
To be fair, not many teams would survive missing their 3 best players. Zimmerman, Laroche and Harper are huge losses.

We are lucky we've been playing mostly sub-.500 to .500 teams.  We saw what happened when we played a top team like the A's.

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #383: May 21, 2014, 08:26:59 PM »
Half the lineup is the bench.  I'm not happy about it, but if you're expecting consistency right now you are reaching.  One more bat in ALR should make a pretty significant difference, and right now Ramos should not be batting clean-up.

My point is that if you go around the diamond the Nationals have better players than the Cincinnati Reds right now.  The injuries bother me as much as anyone, but excuses just allow teams to accept losing.   "don't worry we will get better when they get back".......Pffttt

Offline mitlen

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #384: May 21, 2014, 08:27:28 PM »
Wood knows some stuff but he blows a lot of smoke.

Offline EdStroud

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #385: May 21, 2014, 08:29:15 PM »
To be fair, not many teams would survive missing their 3 best players. Zimmerman, Laroche and Harper are huge losses.

The Nationals are still more talented than the Reds missing Votto and Bruce.....let alone a just returning from serious injury Chapman

Offline pazzo83

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #386: May 21, 2014, 08:30:05 PM »
The Nationals are still more talented than the Reds missing Votto and Bruce.....let alone a just returning from serious injury Chapman

Clearly Chapman isn't back to form.  He's only throwing 101 on the black.

Offline EdStroud

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #387: May 21, 2014, 08:48:51 PM »
Clearly Chapman isn't back to form.  He's only throwing 101 on the black.

First game of series?   Good day mate.

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #388: May 21, 2014, 09:15:35 PM »
For real though how many times since Rendon's second call-up have the Nats played with its full lineup?
I don't consider Ramos part of the full lineup.  He's out more than he plays.

It's like having a good performer who is also an alcoholic... and lives at a brewery. It's just a matter of time before he's out...

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #389: May 21, 2014, 10:19:26 PM »
Offense isn't getting it done. Sad

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #390: May 21, 2014, 11:01:59 PM »
The Nationals are still more talented than the Reds missing Votto and Bruce.....let alone a just returning from serious injury Chapman

yeah, no excuse for losing 2 of 3 to a club without its two best players.

Offline pazzo83

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #391: May 21, 2014, 11:49:26 PM »
First game of series?   Good day mate.
Yea, did you see his second inning against our supposed top of the lineup?  Yea, guys blow saves.  It happens.

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Re: Nationals vs Reds, Game 3
« Reply #392: May 22, 2014, 12:08:13 AM »
To be fair, not many teams would survive missing their 3 best players. Zimmerman, Laroche and Harper are huge losses.

WNFF ain't fair bra. WORLD SERIOUS NOW OR GTFO