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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 1
« Reply #300: March 31, 2018, 03:11:00 PM »
Also, FP made a comment about not liking to give free outs right before MAT stole 2nd. Does this mean he won't be running Trea as much and maybe that's why he's batting 6th?

Bos did a column this morning around that essential question.

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Analytics loves players with speed to hit sixth and seventh, where they can steal to get in scoring position so that the less gifted hitters at the bottom of the lineup can drive them in with a single. In that regard, Turner and Taylor fit the bill. At times, according to Martinez, Taylor also may be a “second leadoff man” by batting ninth while the pitcher bats eighth.

“I like this lineup,” said catcher Matt Wieters, the No. 8 hitter, who then boils down analytics about as simply and accurately as you will hear. “Put the boppers at the top and let them bop. Then let Trea and [Taylor] run wild at the bottom.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/for-dave-martinez-nationals-lineup-is-never-out-of-order-just-shaken-up-a-bit/2018/03/30/1c9650b4-343e-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?utm_term=.6b4fa31ba9ae

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 1
« Reply #301: March 31, 2018, 03:14:55 PM »

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 1
« Reply #302: March 31, 2018, 03:24:18 PM »
Bos did a column this morning around that essential question.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/for-dave-martinez-nationals-lineup-is-never-out-of-order-just-shaken-up-a-bit/2018/03/30/1c9650b4-343e-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?utm_term=.6b4fa31ba9ae

Thank you! This has many fantasy players upset (my friend owns him in our league and he was asking what the hell was going on).

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 1
« Reply #303: March 31, 2018, 03:28:20 PM »
Thank you! This has many fantasy players upset (my friend owns him in our league and he was asking what the hell was going on).

He's going to get a lot more RBI opportunities but score fewer runs I would think.  Also a lot fewer PA's over the course of a season.  But Eaton's .368 obp belongs on top.

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Re: Nationals @ Reds, Game 1
« Reply #304: March 31, 2018, 08:24:06 PM »
Comparative dates on which the Nationals notched their first win, each season:

2018 - 30th March (1st match of season, postponed from March 29)
2008 - 30th March (1st match)
2014 - 31st March (1st match)
2013 - 1st April (1st match)
2011 - 2nd April (2nd match)
2017 - 3rd April (1st match)
2016 - 4th April (1st match)
2007 - 4th April (3rd match)
2012 - 5th April (1st match)
2006 - 5th April (2nd match)
2005 - 6th April (2nd match)
2010 - 8th April (3rd match)
2015 - 8th April (2nd match)
2009 - 16th April (8th match)

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