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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #175: August 29, 2019, 09:52:19 PM »
Don't count the Phillies out, although it would be so sweet for the Phillies to fade.  That would make my year.
Dont have the pitching. They're done.

Itll be the Cubs in DC. Maddon will manage circles around Martinez. Scherzer will give up three Homers. Cubs will win 6-2.

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #176: August 29, 2019, 10:09:04 PM »
Dont have the pitching. They're done.

Itll be the Cubs in DC. Maddon will manage circles around Martinez. Scherzer will give up three Homers. Cubs will win 6-2.
Thanks for the heads-up.  Merry Christmas everyone, I’ll talk to you in April.   :run:

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #177: August 29, 2019, 10:24:35 PM »
Dont have the pitching. They're done.

Itll be the Cubs in DC. Maddon will manage circles around Martinez. Scherzer will give up three Homers. Cubs will win 6-2.
We already know Stras is a big game pitcher.  I'm not ready to say Max is the best choice for that WC game.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #178: August 29, 2019, 10:25:34 PM »
We already know Stras is a big game pitcher.  I'm not ready to say Max is the best choice for that WC game.

Standard decision...

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #179: August 29, 2019, 10:29:51 PM »
We already know Stras is a big game pitcher.  I'm not ready to say Max is the best choice for that WC game.
Stras has one good game in the playoffs to his career.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #180: August 29, 2019, 11:15:58 PM »
Stras has one good game in the playoffs to his career.

And it was against the Cubs..

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #181: August 30, 2019, 07:59:44 AM »


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I'm a Zimmerman fanboy, not a Nats fan. You know this.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #182: August 30, 2019, 08:55:11 AM »
I'm a Zimmerman fanboy, not a Nats fan. You know this.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #183: August 30, 2019, 10:53:20 AM »
And it was against the Cubs..

And he has pitched well against the Cubs throughout his career. I would have no problem starting Stras (or Corbin, for that matter) in a WC game. But I prefer Max because, you know, Max.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #184: August 30, 2019, 11:03:37 AM »
Max wasn’t 100% recovered in the 2017 postseason and it showed.   If he’s still not looking 100% in his September starts and Strasburg has a strong September, I hope they go with Stras 

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #185: August 30, 2019, 11:17:37 AM »
Dont have the pitching. They're done.

Itll be the Cubs in DC. Maddon will manage circles around Martinez. Scherzer will give up three Homers. Cubs will win 6-2.
I thought madfon did a terrible job in 2017 game 5 and just got lucky.  He burned through his bullpen way too quickly and had to count on Davisto get though 2+ innings with absolutely no one left to pitch.  This was the day after they had to pull Davis after not registering an out the night before. Maddon and Davis tried to give that game back to us. We just didn’t let them.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #186: August 30, 2019, 11:34:26 AM »
I thought madfon did a terrible job in 2017 game 5 and just got lucky.  He burned through his bullpen way too quickly and had to count on Davisto get though 2+ innings with absolutely no one left to pitch.  This was the day after they had to pull Davis after not registering an out the night before. Maddon and Davis tried to give that game back to us. We just didn’t let them.
He wasnt so freaking stupid to use Scherzer with no rest, or Sammy Solis at all.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #187: August 30, 2019, 11:53:50 AM »
I thought madfon did a terrible job in 2017 game 5 and just got lucky.  He burned through his bullpen way too quickly and had to count on Davisto get though 2+ innings with absolutely no one left to pitch.  This was the day after they had to pull Davis after not registering an out the night before. Maddon and Davis tried to give that game back to us. We just didn’t let them.

The last of my worries is the "genius" of Madden.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #188: August 30, 2019, 11:54:37 AM »
Max wasn’t 100% recovered in the 2017 postseason and it showed.   If he’s still not looking 100% in his September starts and Strasburg has a strong September, I hope they go with Stras 

Agreed. But if Max reverts to form in September, then, yeah, Max in the WC. That's a no-brainer.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #189: August 30, 2019, 01:43:42 PM »
Are we that confident that we will even be in the Wildcard Game?
Seems to me the Brewers and Mets have a much softer schedule ahead than us so i’m not even thinking about counting any chickens yet. With our bullpen???? Geeeeeesh!


#1🐓#2🐓#3🐓#4🐓#5🐓#6🐓......  :smh:   :nervous:

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #190: August 30, 2019, 02:11:24 PM »
Are we that confident that we will even be in the Wildcard Game?
Seems to me the Brewers and Mets have a much softer schedule ahead than us so i’m not even thinking about counting any chickens yet. With our bullpen???? Geeeeeesh!


#1🐓#2🐓#3🐓#4🐓#5🐓#6🐓......  :smh:   :nervous:
They’re 7 and 8 games ahead of those teams.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #191: August 30, 2019, 03:13:05 PM »
I'm just happy that this is the first year in Nats history of being in the playoffs (knock on wood) without an automatic loss in Gio.

It's like we've spot every single playoff opponent a game, and of course the series always goes to 5 with us losing.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #192: August 30, 2019, 10:06:01 PM »
Looks more and more like the Cubs (or Cards) and the Nats for the wild card.  Phils, Mets and Brewers all fading. 

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #193: August 30, 2019, 10:33:05 PM »
Unless Scherzer regains cy young form, Stras starts the wildcard game.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #194: August 30, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »
They’re 7 and 8 games ahead of those teams.
yeah but we also have a 5 game series against Philly at the end of the season, so if they can keep it close they can definitely give themselves a chance to bypass us

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #195: August 31, 2019, 09:38:31 AM »
Are we that confident that we will even be in the Wildcard Game?
Seems to me the Brewers and Mets have a much softer schedule ahead than us so i’m not even thinking about counting any chickens yet. With our bullpen???? Geeeeeesh!


#1🐓#2🐓#3🐓#4🐓#5🐓#6🐓......  :smh:   :nervous:

The Nats have the best record in baseball since May 24, and you want to be negative?

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #196: August 31, 2019, 09:43:30 AM »
The Nats have the best record in baseball since May 24, and you want to be negative?

Haters. I don’t get it.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #197: August 31, 2019, 10:19:10 AM »
Are we that confident that we will even be in the Wildcard Game?
Seems to me the Brewers and Mets have a much softer schedule ahead than us so i’m not even thinking about counting any chickens yet. With our bullpen???? Geeeeeesh!


#1🐓#2🐓#3🐓#4🐓#5🐓#6🐓......  :smh:   :nervous:

Why ugly wins like last night's are so critical.

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #198: August 31, 2019, 11:46:00 PM »
FanGraphs: https://www.fangraphs.com/standings/playoff-odds
Playoff Odds: 97.9%  Division Odds: 12.1%  World Series Odds: 6.0% Projected Record: 92-70

FiveThirtyEight: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2019-mlb-predictions/?ex_cid=rrpromo
Playoff Odds: 96%  Division Odds: 14%. World Series Odds: 8%  Projected Record: 92-70

Baseball Prospectus: https://legacy.baseballprospectus.com/odds/
Playoff Odds: 96.0% Division Odds: 9.1% World Series Odds: 4.7%  Projected Record: 91-71

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Re: Wild Card watch
« Reply #199: September 01, 2019, 12:35:51 AM »
At this rate, the Braves have a better chance at catching the Dodgers (4.5 GB) than we do catching the Braves (5.5 GB).

If we end up a WC team and get past the WC game, we could actually end up facing Atlanta in a NLDS.