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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #325: July 27, 2021, 09:42:17 PM »
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« Reply #326: July 28, 2021, 09:34:22 AM »
Adam Eaton last night: 1IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB.  21 pitches, 13 strikes, topped out at 87 MPH.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #327: July 28, 2021, 09:42:33 AM »
Adam Eaton last night: 1IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB.  21 pitches, 13 strikes, topped out at 87 MPH.

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Seems like Eaton would like to have Lester's power and Lester would  like to have Eaton's velocity.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #328: July 28, 2021, 10:16:05 AM »
 :P
Seems like Eaton would like to have Lester's power and Lester would  like to have Eaton's velocity.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #329: July 28, 2021, 10:23:35 AM »
Having position players pitch so widely looks like yet another quality cut in the product offered. And of course, it appears to be traced in part to new autocratic decrees from the purveyor of the piece of metal on how many of each particular type of player designation roster spots there are. They really should be embarrassed by this.

I mean, be honest about what you’re offering the fans paying to watch this and just invoke a Manfred mercy rule, save your precious bullpen, and refund a portion of the ticket price to be consistent.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #330: July 28, 2021, 10:39:03 AM »
Having position players pitch so widely looks like yet another quality cut in the product offered. And of course, it appears to be traced in part to new autocratic decrees from the purveyor of the piece of metal on how many of each particular type of player designation roster spots there are. They really should be embarrassed by this.

I mean, be honest about what you’re offering the fans paying to watch this and just invoke a Manfred mercy rule, save your precious bullpen, and refund a portion of the ticket price to be consistent.

IMHO, in a blowout loss, having a position player pitch is more entertaining than just watching the normal relievers finish out the game.  I remember going to a game a few years ago that was a blowout loss, and the fans that were left started chanting for Tyler Moore to come in to pitch. He ended up closing out the game on the mound.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #331: July 28, 2021, 10:54:02 AM »
IMHO, in a blowout loss, having a position player pitch is more entertaining than just watching the normal relievers finish out the game.  I remember going to a game a few years ago that was a blowout loss, and the fans that were left started chanting for Tyler Moore to come in to pitch. He ended up closing out the game on the mound.
Agreed, it brings some amusement and sometimes even excitement to a blowout.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #332: July 28, 2021, 02:25:22 PM »
A's trade Doolittle for Luzardo, now Luzardo for Starling Marte.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #333: July 31, 2021, 10:29:36 PM »
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Eaton to be [Angels] primary right fielder
Adam Eaton, who was signed by the Angels on Thursday, started in right field and batted seventh against the Mariners on Friday. Maddon said he expects Eaton to play almost every day except against tough lefties. Eaton, 32, batted .201/.298/.344 with five homers and 28 RBIs in 58 games with the White Sox.

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ANAHEIM -- Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon was expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list on Friday, but instead he will be out at least another two weeks because his left hamstring strain is healing slower than expected.

Rendon, who suffered the injury while running the bases on July 4, is on the IL for a third time this season, as he also missed 11 games in mid-April with a left groin strain and nine games in early May with a left knee bruise.

“It’s still seven to 10 day process, which is going to turn into two weeks, I'm sure," Angels manager Joe Maddon said. "If everything progresses properly, it sounds like the beginning of August. It just hasn't gotten better. They've done some tests and it's nothing awful, it's just how he feels and we just can't get through this. It just hasn’t progressed.”

Rendon, 31, acknowledged it's been a tough season, as he's batting .240/.329/.382 with six homers and 34 RBIs in 58 games. He's in the second season of a seven-year, $245 million deal signed before the 2020 season.

“It’s frustrating, to say the least,” Rendon said. "But I've learned a lot through this year. Obviously, not just physically, but mentally and how to handle these things even better."

Rendon, though, said that his injuries have contributed to his down season offensively.

“I just had no backside,” Rendon said. “I just haven’t been able to fire or be connected. Obviously, you battle with injuries, it doesn’t help, at all. Try to compensate with my right leg, my left leg, vice-versa. Just trying to find that comfortability. But not being able to use the weight room and having three non-contact injuries, and not being able to stay strong -- legs are a big reason why we hit.”

Rendon is now expected to be out longer than superstar center fielder Mike Trout and left fielder Justin Upton. Trout, out since May 17 with a right calf strain, has progressed to jogging on the field but will need to start running the bases at maximum effort before he starts his rehab assignment. And Upton, out since June 22 with a lower back strain, has been hitting on the field without any issues and the Angels are determining whether he’ll need a rehab assignment before being reinstated.

“I know from talking to the doctor, Trout is getting close to 100 percent,” Maddon said. “He's going to have go through some baseball activities and one of those is running the bases and hard. And then playing in games. So he's close and closer than Anthony is. And Upton had a really good BP yesterday. I can't give you the finish line but it doesn't seem far away."

https://www.mlb.com/news/anthony-rendon-staying-on-10-day-injured-list

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #334: July 31, 2021, 11:06:11 PM »
Our man Doo blows save vs. Mets -- Mets go on to win.  Doo used to be elite.  Has fallen off a cliff. 

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #335: August 01, 2021, 12:51:07 AM »
He’s throwing 97 this year.   Weird

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #336: August 01, 2021, 05:25:02 PM »
Our man Doo blows save vs. Mets -- Mets go on to win.  Doo used to be elite.  Has fallen off a cliff.

The Nats basically killed him in the first half of 2019

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #337: August 01, 2021, 05:25:30 PM »
Brian Goodwin with the massive bat flip.

https://twitter.com/BenVerlander/status/1421941346823114754

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #338: August 01, 2021, 06:27:30 PM »
Gomes having a good day with the As: started2 for 3, with a dinger and 3 rbi

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #340: August 03, 2021, 04:35:50 PM »
May we make this the "Max Scherzer Memorial Thread"?

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #341: August 03, 2021, 04:46:23 PM »
Brad Hand got lit up yesterday pitching the 10th inning of a tied game. Immediately gave up a single that scored the ghost runner from 2nd, then gave up a big HR.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #342: August 04, 2021, 01:51:22 PM »
Brad Hand got lit up yesterday pitching the 10th inning of a tied game. Immediately gave up a single that scored the ghost runner from 2nd, then gave up a big HR.
I don't think he likes ghost runners.  I'd like to see his ERA in 10th innings (or 8th innings in DHs).

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #343: August 04, 2021, 01:55:11 PM »
We made so many trades I don't even know where Hand went?

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #344: August 04, 2021, 05:04:18 PM »
Rendon is having season-ending hip surgery.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #345: August 04, 2021, 05:04:32 PM »
We made so many trades I don't even know where Hand went?

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #346: August 04, 2021, 05:12:33 PM »
Cardinals. Drink.

Thought it was Toronto?

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #348: August 04, 2021, 05:24:59 PM »
Rendon to have season ending hip impingement surgery.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #349: August 04, 2021, 05:31:01 PM »
Rendon to have season ending hip impingement surgery.
is that like thoracic outlet except for the pelvis?