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Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Topic Start: September 01, 2022, 03:58:16 PM »
   
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Washington Nationals vs. Oakland Athletics
Where: Nationals Park
When: September 1, 4:05 PM EDT
Weather: 87°F, 0% chance of precipitation
TV: MASN 2
Radio: 106.7 FM

Pitching Match-Up:

Paolo Espino (RHP, 0-6, 4.35) - versus - Ken Waldichuk (LHP, MLB Debut)

Waldichuk has pitched 95 innings this year at the AA and AAA level with a WHIP of 1.158 and 13.0 K/9.


Batting Line-Ups:
   
Washington Nationals

1. Lane Thomas (R) CF
2. Joey Meneses (R) RF
3. Luke Voit (R) 1B
4. Nelson Cruz (R) DH
5. Luis García (L) 2B
6. César Hernández (S) 3B
7. Alex Call (R) LF
8. Riley Adams (R) C
9. Ildemaro Vargas (S) SS
   
               Oakland Athletics

1. Tony Kemp (L) 2B
2. Sean Murphy (R) DH
3. Seth Brown (L) RF
4. Dermis García (R) 1B
5. Vimael Machín (L) 3B
6. Shea Langeliers (R) C
7. Cody Thomas (L) LF
8. Nick Allen (R) SS
9. Cal Stevenson (L) CF
   

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Oakland Athletics


   

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #1: September 01, 2022, 04:10:22 PM »
Nice clean top of the first. Wide strike zone kind of helped for at least one of the outs.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #2: September 01, 2022, 04:12:36 PM »
With a lead-off double, there goes the no-hitter.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #3: September 01, 2022, 04:12:45 PM »
I remain safely on the Lane Train. I am overly optimistic he can be a capable #4 OF on a winning team. And a passable starter on bad teas.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #4: September 01, 2022, 04:15:14 PM »
They gotta figure out how to fix Thomas' CF defense in the offseason

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #5: September 01, 2022, 04:17:48 PM »
They gotta figure out how to fix Thomas' CF defense in the offseason
Needs Robles legs.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #6: September 01, 2022, 04:24:54 PM »
Only giving up one run is a bit of a victory for Waldichuk.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #7: September 01, 2022, 04:44:19 PM »
how hard does Waldo throw?

Also, does he sort of blend in with the crowd?

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #8: September 01, 2022, 04:46:44 PM »
how hard does Waldo throw?

It doesn't matter, because he does it with his left arm.  But he would blend in better with a red hat and some stripes.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #9: September 01, 2022, 04:48:16 PM »
So where is the praise for Meneses's RBI and then going 1st to 3rd on a single?

It's just refreshing to have a guy perform like an average major leaguer.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #10: September 01, 2022, 04:49:56 PM »
Also, nice to see Vargas at SS.  If we end up with an MLB minimum backup infielder with him, I'll take it.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #11: September 01, 2022, 04:53:25 PM »
So where is the praise for Meneses's RBI and then going 1st to 3rd on a single?

It's just refreshing to have a guy perform like an average major leaguer.

I'm not watching the game, just making mean comments about left-handed ex-NYY prospects on the internet.

Now GTF off my lawn.

Edit: watching now; still ill-tempered.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #12: September 01, 2022, 04:55:07 PM »
I'm not watching the game, just making mean comments about left-handed ex-NYY prospects on the internet.

Now GTF off my lawn.
I'm just gamedaying it after 4 hours of meetings.  Productive!

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #13: September 01, 2022, 05:01:00 PM »
"Garcia waving at a slider way off the plate" was a brutally correct Kolko PBP call that Carpenter would never touch.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #14: September 01, 2022, 05:38:06 PM »
Chance of another win by a starter fading.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #15: September 01, 2022, 05:49:15 PM »
"Garcia waving at a slider way off the plate" was a brutally correct Kolko PBP call that Carpenter would never touch.
That's because he would be following the Cards game.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #16: September 01, 2022, 05:49:31 PM »
So Gameday says "On Deck Call."  Doesn't say who I should call to find out who is on deck.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #17: September 01, 2022, 05:49:34 PM »
Are there a bunch of birds flying around the field?

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #18: September 01, 2022, 05:59:14 PM »
Chance of another win by a starter fading.
Chance of another win period fading.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #19: September 01, 2022, 06:03:05 PM »
 Garcia nearly threw that away

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #20: September 01, 2022, 06:05:48 PM »
Garcia nearly threw that away
Looked like a routine throw. Voit’s footwork at first is not very good.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #21: September 01, 2022, 06:07:27 PM »
Garcia nearly threw that away
Looked like a routine throw. Voit’s footwork at first is not very good.
you guys could both be right

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #22: September 01, 2022, 06:11:38 PM »
Are there a bunch of birds flying around the field?

Yeah.  They've landed in the outfield several times.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #23: September 01, 2022, 06:18:54 PM »
Looked like a routine throw. Voit’s footwork at first is not very good.
Voit has to lay down to catch it.

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Re: Nationals vs. Athletics, Game 3
« Reply #24: September 01, 2022, 06:24:22 PM »
Garcia's fielding range is equivalent to Vince Vaughn's acting range.