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Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Topic Start: July 10, 2022, 12:47:12 PM »

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Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
Where: Truist Park
When: July 10, 2022 PM 1:35 PMEDT

Paolo Espino (RHP, 0-2, 3.33 ERA, 4.40 FIP) vs. Ian Anderson (RHP, 7-5, 5.09 ERA, 4.44 FIP)


Nationals

1. Luis Garcia (L) SS
2. Josh Bell (S) 1B
3. Juan Soto (L) RF
4. Nelson Cruz (R) DH
5. Keibert Ruiz (S) C
6. Yadiel Hernandez (L) LF
7. Ehire Adrianza (S) 2B
8. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
9. Victor Robles (R) CF


Barves

1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) RF
2. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
3. Matt Olson (L) 1B
4. Austin Riley (R) 3B
5. Marcell Ozuna (R) DH
6. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
7. William Contreras (R) C
8. Orlando Arcia (R) 2B
9. Michael Harris II (L) CF


Notes:  Anderson gave up 4 ER in 4 IP his previous start vs. the Nats at Nats Park on 6/13. This is Espino's first start vs. Barves this year.  He had a 3 inning relief appearance on 4/12 when he gave up 3 runs (1 HR).  Espino's overall ERA is good, but he's been much better as a releiver than as a starter. He has a 4.91 ERA over 5 starts and 22 IP this year.

Robles gets a start in CF.  With Cesar getting a day off, top of the order looks different, with Garcia and  Bell batting in front of Soto.  With 3 lefty hitters and 3 switch hitters in the top 7, looks like Davey is taking advantage of a platoon advantage, but Anderson has had much more success against lefties (157 batters faced, OPS .634, wOBA .291) than righties (203 batters faced, OPS .888, wOBA .383)

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #1: July 10, 2022, 01:38:40 PM »
Garcia leading off

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #2: July 10, 2022, 01:42:24 PM »
Soto is back

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #3: July 10, 2022, 01:49:44 PM »
Another crappy throw by Garcia

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #4: July 10, 2022, 02:22:24 PM »
Espino is feeling it

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #5: July 10, 2022, 02:30:01 PM »
Welp, he was

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #6: July 10, 2022, 02:32:59 PM »
Ozuna shouldn't be playing baseball

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #7: July 10, 2022, 02:34:10 PM »
This is incidental to this game, but can we please never see Lane Thomas batting leadoff again?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #8: July 10, 2022, 02:37:33 PM »
This is incidental to this game, but can we please never see Lane Thomas batting leadoff again?
are you saying he's pluck your eyes out bad, or are you asking Davey to make a change to his approach?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #9: July 10, 2022, 02:44:26 PM »
The Soto dead arm strikes again!

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #10: July 10, 2022, 02:47:48 PM »
Definitely not this guy


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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #11: July 10, 2022, 03:23:41 PM »
 :shock:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #12: July 10, 2022, 03:23:51 PM »
LANE TRANE

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #13: July 10, 2022, 03:26:18 PM »
are you saying he's pluck your eyes out bad, or are you asking Davey to make a change to his approach?

I don't think "or" is the correct conjunction for those propositions.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #14: July 10, 2022, 03:30:29 PM »
Definitely not this guy



Seeing as that game happened in about 1998, do you think Castillo could have run around the bases a second time yet at the pace he was going?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #15: July 10, 2022, 03:36:51 PM »
Perhaps not.  The '98 Blue Jays were pretty much a 'roid train. 

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #16: July 10, 2022, 04:03:27 PM »
Best inning I've seen Finnegan pitch in a while.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #17: July 10, 2022, 04:09:19 PM »
8th inning dud is so on brand. 

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #18: July 10, 2022, 04:11:49 PM »
Oops.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #19: July 10, 2022, 04:12:11 PM »
Best inning I've seen Finnegan pitch in a while.
So naturally this happens.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #20: July 10, 2022, 04:40:04 PM »
Makes me nostalgic for Standard Decision. Finnegan for the 7th, Edwards for the 8th, Rainey the 9th. This bringing guys back after sitting a half inning doesn't work for these guys

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #21: July 10, 2022, 04:45:28 PM »
Jr  :clap:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #22: July 10, 2022, 04:47:50 PM »
Worked this time.

I have Robles hit away. I maybe try a bunt for a hit. Oh, well. As I type

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #23: July 10, 2022, 04:49:32 PM »
I prefer 3 shots at scoring from 2nd to 2 shots to score a guy from 3rd

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #24: July 10, 2022, 05:04:11 PM »
Either is division by zero
I prefer 3 shots at scoring from 2nd to 2 shots to score a guy from 3rd