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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #75: October 03, 2019, 11:50:39 AM »
I saw an interview with DM  done Wed. night and he basically said Friday's starter is TBD. I think it's all on how Game 1 goes.

I imagine if we are 1-0 we will go with Sanchez otherwise it'll be Stras.

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« Reply #76: October 03, 2019, 11:54:22 AM »
I imagine if we are 1-0 we will go with Sanchez otherwise it'll be Stras.
IDK, if we're up 1-0, I'd want to go with Stras all the more and drop the hammer.

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« Reply #77: October 03, 2019, 11:56:48 AM »
IDK, if we're up 1-0, I'd want to go with Stras all the more and drop the hammer.

I don't disagree, but I suspect pragmatism, a split over the first two on the road is nothing to be ashamed of - and it's not like Sanchez is complete garbage!

If Corbin gets pulled early and we have to go to the bullpen, that's another reason to start Sanchez, I suppose.

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« Reply #78: October 03, 2019, 11:59:06 AM »
I thought he said it was independent of Game 1 result. I.e, it all depends on how Strasburg feels.

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« Reply #79: October 03, 2019, 12:06:20 PM »
I thought he said it was independent of Game 1 result. I.e, it all depends on how Strasburg feels.
Could be. I haven't seen his comments. I think it should be. If Stras is good to go, he should get the ball.

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« Reply #80: October 03, 2019, 12:09:36 PM »
I thought he said it was independent of Game 1 result. I.e, it all depends on how Strasburg feels.

I suspect it's a combination of both.

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« Reply #81: October 03, 2019, 12:11:06 PM »
Could be. I haven't seen his comments. I think it should be. If Stras is good to go, he should get the ball.

I listened to Dave's presser and got the impression that Stras's fitness to go was one facet of the decision not the deciding one. Still, I am in agreement, if he's says he's OK to go to 100 pitches then he should start.

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« Reply #82: October 03, 2019, 12:11:28 PM »
I don't know if this has been posted anywhere but I just got an email from the Nats saying Sunday's game is at 7:45pm.

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« Reply #83: October 03, 2019, 12:12:43 PM »
I thought he said it was independent of Game 1 result. I.e, it all depends on how Strasburg feels.
Stras would make so much freaking money if he came back for Game 2 on short rest and dominated. He'd legit get Grienke levels of AAV.

I listened to Dave's presser and got the impression that Stras's fitness to go was one facet of the decision not the deciding one. Still, I am in agreement, if he's says he's OK to go to 100 pitches then he should start.
Do you just turn Sanchez into a bullpen piece then? And when I say bullpen piece, I mean like actually use him in important spots, not just mop up duty.

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« Reply #84: October 03, 2019, 12:15:04 PM »



:lmao:  of course (but I'm sure you won't be the only one here who will be anxious all day tomorrow :?)
Oh no, I'm not anxious, I'm legitimately afraid that this could be a butt kicking. I think our best chance is the extra long layoff screwing up the Dodgers rhythm a bit.

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« Reply #85: October 03, 2019, 12:16:43 PM »
Oh no, I'm not anxious, I'm legitimately afraid that this could be a butt kicking. I think our best chance is the extra long layoff screwing up the Dodgers rhythm a bit.
Dude, we're playing with house money.

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« Reply #86: October 03, 2019, 12:21:20 PM »
Do you just turn Sanchez into a bullpen piece then? And when I say bullpen piece, I mean like actually use him in important spots, not just mop up duty.
Maybe. Or he's your long man out of the pen. He's a bit of a utility pitcher here.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #87: October 03, 2019, 12:23:29 PM »
Corbin Game 1
Stras a slightly abbreviated Game 2 start
Max Game 3
Sanchez Game 4
Stras Game 5

If Stras pitches Game 2, he can be on full resty for Game 5.  I'd rather have Stras for Game 5 than Corbin, although Corbin isn't a bad option at all.  Corbin could be ready to pitch in relief that game behind Stras.
let's see how Corbin does tonight.  He's done well in Chavez Ravine. 

BTW, Svrluga has a nice piece up in the Post saying, basically, get on the back of Strasburg and ride that horse.  Says he's a cross between a Clydesdale and a thoroughbred in the playoffs.  On game 2, he says you could try him as a starter on 2 days rest for as many as he can go knowing  he can be available behind Corbin in Game 5 (or start), or you could make him available for backing up Sanchez and hope to have him start game 4 or 5.

As for Sanchez, he starts whichever of Game 2 or Game 4 that Stras doesn't.  I don't start Corbin Game 4.

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« Reply #88: October 03, 2019, 12:27:45 PM »
It's not your standard 2 days rest, though. He threw 35 pitches, wasn't really put in extreme high leverage in those 35 pitches, on what was basically his throw day. It's a bit more high intensity than a normal throw day, but he didn't throw 110 pitches over 7 innings, either. He should be ready to go, I think. If he is, I don't think this is even a conversation.

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« Reply #89: October 03, 2019, 12:53:24 PM »
If anyone sees the Nats NLDS roster once it's released please post a copy here. Thanks in advance! 

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« Reply #90: October 03, 2019, 01:09:57 PM »
The Dodgers and Nats had identical records the final 112 games, and I'd say the deadline moves to the bullpen (Hudson mainly) helped the Nats more than anything LA did.  This isn't David vs Goliath. 

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« Reply #91: October 03, 2019, 01:11:00 PM »
Having the best team in a 5 vs a 7 game series is also extremely beneficial.

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« Reply #92: October 03, 2019, 01:31:15 PM »
If it's a decision regarding who will start these playoff games. You can almost bet the house that Nats mgmt will find a way to botch it.

They already botched it in the WC game... but got bailed out by Soto and the Brewers right fielder.

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« Reply #93: October 03, 2019, 01:32:16 PM »
If anyone sees the Nats NLDS roster once it's released please post a copy here. Thanks in advance! 
Dodgers' roster.


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« Reply #94: October 03, 2019, 01:38:24 PM »
per @MarkZuckerman

Nationals’ NLDS roster is announced. Changes from wild card: Suero and Voth in, Stevenson and Read out.

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« Reply #95: October 03, 2019, 01:40:17 PM »
per @MarkZuckerman

Nationals’ NLDS roster is announced. Changes from wild card: Suero and Voth in, Stevenson and Read out.

The wanderer is an option. Yay

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« Reply #96: October 03, 2019, 01:41:50 PM »
Maybe. Or he's your long man out of the pen. He's a bit of a utility pitcher here.
I mean, if you're not going to start him, we need him to be more than just a long man. All season, he was pretty strong the first couple innings of game. I know he's never relieved, but if you can bring him in to an inning fresh, it's basically a start. He'd be a strong bridge from the 6th to the 9th.

Having the best team in a 5 vs a 7 game series is also extremely beneficial.
Is it? I feel the opposite. In a five game series, even with the best team, the other team can win at least one. Then you're talking about one bad game and it becomes do or die.

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« Reply #97: October 03, 2019, 01:42:32 PM »

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« Reply #98: October 03, 2019, 01:43:43 PM »
Voth made the postseason roster :clap:

No Stevenson, though :(

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« Reply #99: October 03, 2019, 01:43:54 PM »
I mean, if you're not going to start him, we need him to be more than just a long man. All season, he was pretty strong the first couple innings of game. I know he's never relieved, but if you can bring him in to an inning fresh, it's basically a start. He'd be a strong bridge from the 6th to the 9th.
Is it? I feel the opposite. In a five game series, even with the best team, the other team can win at least one. Then you're talking about one bad game and it becomes do or die.

Sorry. I worded it wrong. Having to play the best team is better in a five game series. It’s better to get the Dodgers now.

So I agree with you.