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Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Topic Start: September 26, 2020, 05:55:49 PM »
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New York Metropolitans at Washington Nationals, Game 3 of a 4-Game Series, 2nd Game of a Double-Header
When: Saturday, September 26, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Nationals Park
Weather: at game time, 71°, cloudy, 5% chance of precipitation

New York Mets

Rick Porcello (RHP, 1-6, 5.46)

1. Brandon Nimmo (L) RF
2. Jeff McNeil (L) LF
3. Robinson Canó (L) DH
4. Pete Alonso (R) 1B
5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
6. Luis Guillorme (L) 2B
7. Amed Rosario (R) SS
8. Guillermo Heredia (R) CF
9. Robinson Chirinos (R) C

Washington Nationals

Aníbal Sánchez (RHP, 3-5, 6.80)

1. Andrew Stevenson (L) LF
2. Trea Turner (R) SS
3. Juan Soto (L) RF
4. Yadiel Hernández (L) DH
5. Brock Holt (L) 1B
6. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
7. Luis García (L) 2B
8. Josh Harrison (R) 3B
9. Michael A. Taylor (R) CF

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #1: September 26, 2020, 06:02:06 PM »
Let’s win two

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #2: September 26, 2020, 06:05:10 PM »
The lineups are available on ESPN. Cabrerra is still not in the line up with Holt playing 1B. Anyone know why?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #3: September 26, 2020, 06:11:15 PM »
Lineups and game time updated. The only changes to the Nats lineup from game 1 are Suzuki behind the plate and MAT in center field.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #4: September 26, 2020, 06:17:48 PM »
Bo making a strong case to keep Holt and Harrison

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #5: September 26, 2020, 06:30:32 PM »
Bo making a strong case to keep Holt and Harrison
They are both versatile veterans, but Bo saying they both play 7 positions is kind of an exaggeration since that includes the DH and Holt's 1 1/3 innings pitched. So it's really 6 and 5 defensive positions, plus the DH, and if we never have to put a position player on the mound we are better off.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #6: September 26, 2020, 06:31:51 PM »
Play ball!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #7: September 26, 2020, 06:38:54 PM »
Good 1-2-3 start to the game for Anibal. And even Robby C. got a kick out of that one pitch.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #8: September 26, 2020, 06:41:48 PM »
Pretty obvious we’d be in the playoffs if Stevenson was playing every day all season long 

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #9: September 26, 2020, 06:42:42 PM »
Pretty obvious we’d be in the playoffs if Stevenson was playing every day all season long
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Classic small sample size overreaction.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #10: September 26, 2020, 06:55:24 PM »
Pretty obvious we’d be in the playoffs if Stevenson was playing every day all season long 
he looked good last year in small time. Actually had more PHs than Adams and anyone not named Kendrick or Parra. If there wasn't a glow around MAT, I thought they'd dave $2.5MM and use Stevenson as 4th OF.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #11: September 26, 2020, 07:09:35 PM »
I’ve seen enough of Taylor. He is just awful.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #12: September 26, 2020, 07:18:43 PM »
I’ve seen enough of Taylor. He is just awful.
don't expect more than he is and he will not disappoint. He's a good d, fast guy with occasional power and no ability to hit for average. If Ks really bother you, you'll hate him, but he seems to have some clutch skill.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #13: September 26, 2020, 07:19:33 PM »
That did not look like a HR when it left the bat.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #14: September 26, 2020, 07:21:31 PM »
That did not look like a HR when it left the bat.
do tell: I am trying to follow the game from the thread.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #15: September 26, 2020, 07:26:29 PM »
do tell: I am trying to follow the game from the thread.
It was a liner that looked like it might make it to the wall and bounce, until it was over the wall.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #16: September 26, 2020, 07:27:17 PM »
And Yadiel with an RBI double!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #17: September 26, 2020, 07:30:57 PM »
And Suzuki with an RBI knock!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #18: September 26, 2020, 07:32:13 PM »
And Suzuki with a steal of second!  :shock:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #19: September 26, 2020, 07:34:58 PM »
Big collision on first base line

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #20: September 26, 2020, 07:35:59 PM »
Alonso boots the ball. Porcello and Garcia collide on the way to first, both banged up a bit. Runners on the corners. Harrison knocks in Suzuki. Still runners on the corners with 2 outs.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #21: September 26, 2020, 07:36:56 PM »
And Michael A. with a liner the shortstop can't handle. 5-0 with runners on 1st and 2nd.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #22: September 26, 2020, 07:39:44 PM »
It's like these guys thought it was a 162 game season and not 60

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #23: September 26, 2020, 07:40:12 PM »
Stevenson begins and ends the inning, with 5 runs in between.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 3
« Reply #24: September 26, 2020, 07:46:00 PM »
do tell: I am trying to follow the game from the thread.
If you are not watching the game, then you also missed the mariposa, Anibal's 60 mph change-up that Cano could not catch up to. Cano doubles the second time up now in the fourth, and Alonso homers. 5-2 and it is raining.