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Offline imref

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #175: October 06, 2019, 09:55:20 PM »
Hopefully DodgerBlue can explain to us what it's like to have clutch hitting

He did the old reverse jinx.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #176: October 06, 2019, 10:29:38 PM »
He did the old reverse jinx.

Does that overpower mine?

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #177: October 07, 2019, 12:09:40 AM »
Zuck notes:  “Scherzer, Strasburg, Sanchez and Hudson have given up 5 runs in 22 innings this postseason. Everyone else on the Nationals pitching staff has given up 16 runs in 13 innings.“

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #178: October 07, 2019, 12:11:09 AM »
lol, I may need to lay off the gin and tonic mid game. That said, that first hit by Russ was the first time we’ve showed emotion in this series—which has been the one single thing I’ve been worried about in this game. With such a young team, emotion goes a long way.

At least we have a series on our hands now. You have two incredibly clutch pitchers starting the next two games, so this isn’t over by a long shot. I think it’s 50-50 now.

Over-reaction and emotions getting the best of us is the definition of October baseball. I love it and hate it all at the same time.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #179: October 07, 2019, 12:16:47 AM »
Hey everyone--I didn't post earlier today because I didn't want to be "that guy" that posted after a win.

Now that the series is tied 1-1, I'll go ahead and post my thoughts.

1. I saw earlier, someone said "outside of LA, everyone hates the Dodgers".  Well, I live in Washington State, and I can tell you Mariners fans are all pulling for LA this year.  Yes, most fans of the NL hate the Dodgers, but at least here in Washington, everyone is pulling for LA---mostly out of pity as this team has lost the last two, and the story would be good.  That, and they like the fact that this team is comprised of homegrown prospects and discarded free agents.

2. I think the Nats are going to win this series.  The Dodgers have no energy, don't seem to really care--when they do something good, they don't get that excited, and when they do something bad, they don't seem to be upset.  This kind of energy/attitude is very different than previous years.  They just seem tired and over it--which as a fan is infuriating. 

3. Your starters are really something.  They have played lights out.  I said before the series that this series will come down to whether your starters go deep or not.  They are going deep, and that spells trouble for us. 


All that said, my hope is the Dodgers players see this as a wake up call to get into this series.  If they don't, this series ends on Monday.  If they wake up and show that they care, then the Dodgers have a shot at a game 5 in LA. 

Congratulations on tonight, and enjoy the win--you guys look like the better team at this point.  Fun series so far

The Nationals starters going deep is defintely the key. We saw what happened after Sanchez left. So, Dave martinez made a good call by starting Sanchez, but he took him out too soon. That seems non-commital to me. And I love Corbin, but he's a starter; and he's only had 2 days rest. He really wasn't ready for tonight's game.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #180: October 07, 2019, 12:22:49 AM »
That makes me wonder why Scherzer didn't pitch today.  Friday would have been his bullpen game. I would have pitched Scherzer tonight, then saved Corbin for Monday. 

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #181: October 07, 2019, 12:32:39 AM »
That makes me wonder why Scherzer didn't pitch today.  Friday would have been his bullpen game. I would have pitched Scherzer tonight, then saved Corbin for Monday.

Sanchez was the right call to start tonight.  He's been as good or better than anyone on the staff not named Strasburg.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #182: October 07, 2019, 12:44:57 AM »
That makes me wonder why Scherzer didn't pitch today.  Friday would have been his bullpen game. I would have pitched Scherzer tonight, then saved Corbin for Monday.
You said you weren’t going to post here anymore.  :hysterical:

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #183: October 07, 2019, 01:54:50 AM »
You said you weren’t going to post here anymore.  :hysterical:

I lied

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #184: October 07, 2019, 02:28:50 AM »
I lied
Your team will make the series again. And lose against.  If they do it again next year we can call them Baseball’s Bills.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #185: October 07, 2019, 02:51:30 AM »
I lied
I thought this might bring back some pleasant memories to help you sleep well tonight.


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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #186: October 07, 2019, 06:41:54 AM »
Intermittent spotty showers this evening per CWG

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #187: October 07, 2019, 11:13:51 AM »
He did the old reverse jinx.

Yeah, dude is getting on my effing nerves. :hysterical:

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #188: October 07, 2019, 11:18:06 AM »
DodgerBlue should have started the GDT...

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #189: October 07, 2019, 12:06:14 PM »
DodgerBlue should have started the GDT...

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #190: October 07, 2019, 02:46:19 PM »
There are no amount of runs the Nats can score in the early innings of this Game 4 that will make me believe they comfortably have it in the bag. Our bullpen is just too terrible.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #191: October 07, 2019, 02:48:57 PM »
There are no amount of runs the Nats can score in the early innings of this Game 4 that will make me believe they comfortably have it in the bag. Our bullpen is just too terrible.

Easy, Nats score 5 in the 1st and Max settles down and goes all 9 innings and shuts the Dodgers down.  Then the pressure is on the Dodgers for game 5 (and we blow it late in the game with base running errors and bad relief pitching).

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #192: October 07, 2019, 03:09:58 PM »
Bil - you let too many things get on your nerves

Yeah, dude is getting on my effing nerves. :hysterical:

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #193: October 07, 2019, 03:19:55 PM »
Bil - you let too many things get on your nerves


No truer words have ever been spoken. 

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #194: October 07, 2019, 03:40:17 PM »
Easy, Nats score 5 in the 1st and Max settles down and goes all 9 innings and shuts the Dodgers down.  Then the pressure is on the Dodgers for game 5 (and we blow it late in the game with base running errors and bad relief pitching).

I would be comfortable with a 12 run lead.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #195: October 07, 2019, 03:57:24 PM »
Just remember folks, it's not how hard you hit, it's how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward.


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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #196: October 07, 2019, 04:04:02 PM »
Uh, if you get knocked unconscious, it's definitely how hard you got hit

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #197: October 07, 2019, 05:51:05 PM »
That makes me wonder why Scherzer didn't pitch today.  Friday would have been his bullpen game. I would have pitched Scherzer tonight, then saved Corbin for Monday.

I think Davey wanted Max in game 3. Max told him that an extra day of rest would be HUGE!  We would have had the same result anyway. Sanchez pitched great!

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #198: October 07, 2019, 05:55:24 PM »
Just remember folks, it's not how hard you hit, it's how hard you get hit, and keep moving forward.

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Re: 2019 NLDS - Here come the Dodgers!!
« Reply #199: October 07, 2019, 06:04:43 PM »
There are no amount of runs the Nats can score in the early innings of this Game 4 that will make me believe they comfortably have it in the bag. Our bullpen is just too terrible.

Does anyone remember the last time that Davey left a starter in too long and it actually hurt the team? And then think about how many games the bullpen lost us?   It seems like we've tried everything else except riding our studs ALL THE WAY!  What have we got to lose?  If baseball were 7 innings then Nats would be WS champs!  Of course Davey would lower the pitch count to 60 and bullpen would still blow it. It seems as though managers are reluctant to allow a starter to stay in. In their twisted minds, they think that by NOT making a move (i.e. a pitching change) that they aren't managing correctly.  It's like a TV meteorologist hyping up "bad" weather (i.e.  San Diego weather) because sunny skies and 75 degrees is not newsworthy. They should just be thankful that they have an easy job.