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And not having a short leash in the ninth or doing anything to slow things down (mound visits, etc. with a guy who basically said he's out of answers) when things started to look like tee ball was also a stroke of genius.

FP & maybe Bob have been commenting over & over how Menhart seems to have a magic touch recently when a pitcher is struggling. Where was he last night? I have my doubts whether it would've made a difference but where was he?

Also, I have no idea if it made a difference but Brewers pitching coach came out in the 9th (I think before Turner's AB) and Hader proceeds to slam the door shut. He had plenty of help from Nat's batters but he got out of a near impossible situation.

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@Todd_Dybas Martinez says he told Doolittle that when he comes back, he’s the closer.

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..  two of the other ones are "I love you" and "the check is in the mail".

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Yep, $6.5 million is a bargain for a good closer and Doolittle was that for a season and a half. Nats fans booed Papelbon, Storen, and Soriano out of town and Doolittle has been just as bad or worse. Martinez obviously likes having a named closer so it is time to shift Doolittle to lower leverage situations and pick someone else for the ninth.
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Papelbon was a colossal douche.
Siriano was NEVER any good here.
Storen was mentally broken with zero success in the post season.

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Boswell: What every Nationals fan knows, he missed: Cut back on Doolittle’s workload before you damage his season and your team’s October chances.


Good old know it all Boz. He saw the Doolittle blow up coming months ago. Funny thing is that a Twitter search returns zero comments from Boswell on this topic before this past week.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/the-nats-closer-is-the-closer-the-manager-is-the-manager-therein-lies-a-problem/2019/08/18

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Ever since Martinez came to DC we've had a wave of paternity leaves. If you make your living from March - October how hard is it to aim for November - February?

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And we blame this on Martinez? I think Trump is more culpable. :)

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And we blame this on Martinez? I think Trump is more culpable. :)



Yes because a lot of the kids have are born with a suspiciously swarthy complexion. :twisted:

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Yes because a lot of the kids have are born with a suspiciously swarthy complexion. :twisted:
it's all about the citizenship

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it's all about the citizenship

Politics.  :nono:  :hysterical:

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It’s hard when a team has to overcome their own manager and bullpen to win games.

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It’s hard when a team has to overcome their own manager and bullpen to win games.

It's early

Offline Air Desmond

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Davey can try all he wants to sink this season. It’s not going to work. Too much talent on this team. If Scherzer comes back strong, they will be world series contenders. Despite having a moron for a manager.

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I believe in the talent on this team. There’s enough talent to overcome their braindead manager. They’ve done it for the last 3 months. Scherzer comes back Thursday. They will keep on trucking towards October.


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Bo Porter does not appear to be a fan of Martinez.  He always tells it like it is.

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What goes on inside Davey's mind?

He lets Strasburg throw 110 pitches vs the Reds in a blowout.

Tonight he pulls Stras after 94 pitches in a 1-0 game.

WHERE IS THE LOGIC?

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This guy can’t even handle managing a game in August vs the lowly Pirates. I shudder to think what he would do in a 1 game playoff scenario.

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What goes on inside Davey's mind?

He lets Strasburg throw 110 pitches vs the Reds in a blowout.

Tonight he pulls Stras after 94 pitches in a 1-0 game.

WHERE IS THE LOGIC?

So Stras just said it was dave's decision to pull him

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They interviewed Stras after the game.  He was respectful toward his manager, but made it clear that he could've continued into the 8th inning.

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He manages by throwing crap against the wall and hopin' something sticks.     If he's a metrics man then math is in trouble.

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Davey has a habit of making things more difficult than they really are. Tonight was simple. Unless Stras tells you he’s done, you leave him in the game. He inserts Suero and the floodgates open.

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Unfair comic posted on Reddit. Martinez has the boys heading to the playoffs, what more do people want?


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@RayKnight25 Davy has done a stupendous job bring this ball club back and creating a happy, fun atmosphere. I applaud him. But I don’t get taking Strasburg out of the game with just 94 pitches. That’s just 13 pitches per inning, hardly stressful.

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Wonder what the odds are in Vegas for our Nationals “not making the Playoffs”? Sorry to say and I hope I’m wrong, but I see at least two of either the Mets, Phillies, Cardinals, and Cubs 4-5 games ahead of us in the very near future.

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Let’s go Naaaaaaaaats!!!