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Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Topic Start: September 15, 2020, 03:47:08 PM »
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Game #1 of a 2-game series
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Game Location: The Trop
Game Time: 6:40 p.m. EDT
Weather: doesn't really matter

Another thread started a bit early to hopefully remind anyone visiting the forum over the course of the day that this is yet another game with an odd starting time.

Both teams are 5-5 in their last ten games, with two of the Nats wins also being Rays losses. The Rays "starter" Curtiss is a relief pitcher who has only ever opened one other game, and then only for 1 1/3 innings. As a reliever/opener, he is slightly over 1 K per inning. Aníbal's last start was a win over the Rays last week, giving up three runs in 5 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks with 6 Ks.

Washington Nationals

Starting pitcher: Aníbal Sánchez (RHP) - 2-4, 6.81

1. Adam Eaton (L) RF
2. Trea Turner (R) SS
3. Juan Soto (L) LF
4. Asdrúbal Cabrera (S) 1B
5. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
6. Eric Thames (L) DH
7. Carter Kieboom (R) 3B
8. Luis García (L) 2B
9. Victor Robles (R) CF


Tampa Bay Rays

Starting pitcher: John Curtiss (RHP) - 3-0, 1.53

1. Austin Meadows (L) LF
2. Brandon Lowe (L) 2B
3. Mike Brosseau (R) 3B
4. Yoshi Tsutsugo (L) DH
5. Manuel Margot (R) RF
6. Nate Lowe (L) 1B
7. Willy Adames (R) SS
8. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
9. Kevan Smith (R) C


Offline NatNasty

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #1: September 15, 2020, 06:29:49 PM »
You've been dogging it the last two games.  Time to get the :w:

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #2: September 15, 2020, 06:36:32 PM »
You've been dogging it the last two games.  Time to get the :w:
I just play them one day at a time. I go up and try my best, just trying to do my part for the team.  I’m just happy to be here and hope to help the ballclub.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #3: September 15, 2020, 06:46:27 PM »
And the opener gets a 1-2-3 inning.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #4: September 15, 2020, 06:57:01 PM »
No 1-2-3, but no damage for Anibal.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #5: September 15, 2020, 07:04:37 PM »
1 1/3 innings of no-hit ball for the opener. Does that count as a notable achievement"?

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #6: September 15, 2020, 07:14:16 PM »
Some pretty feeble swings by García.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #7: September 15, 2020, 07:21:55 PM »
Sanchez in 2020 form

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #8: September 15, 2020, 07:30:16 PM »
Oh I’m worried FP. I’m still waiting for the 5 tool player that we were promised.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #9: September 15, 2020, 07:32:37 PM »

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #10: September 15, 2020, 07:58:42 PM »
So, what are the odds that there are more cardboard fans in the stands now than there are normal fans at a regular game at the Trop?

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #11: September 15, 2020, 08:00:54 PM »
So, what are the odds that there are more cardboard fans in the stands now than there are normal fans at a regular game at the Trop?

For a boring game like this one it’s perfectly understandable.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #12: September 15, 2020, 08:13:07 PM »
Kieboom temporarily winning his fight with the Mendoza line. First time in a while I can remember the Nats with a lineup where everyone's over .200. 

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #13: September 15, 2020, 08:13:15 PM »
Holy cow, almost a rally.

Offline NatNasty

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #14: September 15, 2020, 08:13:44 PM »
Blunder on the basepath.  Drink.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #15: September 15, 2020, 08:14:11 PM »
Blunder on the basepath.  Drink.

My buddy, Kieboom.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #16: September 15, 2020, 08:17:58 PM »
Holy cow, almost a rally.
Almost, but not quite.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #17: September 15, 2020, 08:21:30 PM »
My childhood buddy, Hondo.  :worship:

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #18: September 15, 2020, 08:26:21 PM »
2 Balks in one game?  Haven't seen that in a while.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #19: September 15, 2020, 08:29:24 PM »
2 Balks in one game?  Haven't seen that in a while.
I'm thinking we still haven't. Two balk calls? Now that's a different story.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #20: September 15, 2020, 08:33:37 PM »
Sanchez says freak it when the count went 2-0. Heads to the locker room instead of hanging around and watching his 3 runners score.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #21: September 15, 2020, 08:38:45 PM »
Sanchez says freak it when the count went 2-0. Heads to the locker room instead of hanging around and watching his 3 runners score.
He's still there

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #22: September 15, 2020, 08:40:43 PM »
He's still there

He’s a glutten for punishment so he came back.

Offline NatNasty

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #23: September 15, 2020, 08:41:24 PM »
Just need 2 runs and then we're in slam range.

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Re: Nationals @ Rays, Game 1
« Reply #24: September 15, 2020, 08:44:31 PM »
Does Soto get past 3rd?