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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #575: March 21, 2023, 10:10:47 AM »
Keith Law has Ruiz listed as his breakout star for the Nats in 2023.
I think that he can be more selective with his contact skills. Until he gets to 2 strikes, the dude doesn't have to swing at anything that is not middle middle.  Should boost his power.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #576: March 21, 2023, 01:00:41 PM »
1:05 @ St. Louis with Josiah Gray on the mound

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1. CJ Abrams (L) DH
2. Victor Robles (R) CF
3. Alex Call (R) RF
4. Corey Dickerson (L) LF
5. Matt Adams (L) 1B
6. Ildemaro Vargas (S) 3B
7. Riley Adams (R) C
8. Jeter Downs (R) SS
9. Michael Chavis (R) 2B

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #577: March 21, 2023, 01:38:20 PM »
HIT FOR VIC!!


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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #578: March 21, 2023, 01:54:24 PM »
HIT FOR VIC!!


am I the only one who gets spooked by the concept of Vic being near the top of the order?

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #579: March 21, 2023, 02:07:05 PM »
I believe the general consensus is 2nd is where you want your best hitter.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #580: March 21, 2023, 02:19:13 PM »
everyone but matt adams has a hit so far today.

Gray so far: 4IP, 2H, 3Ks, 0ER, 0BB. Spring ERA down to 0.87

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #581: March 21, 2023, 02:25:36 PM »
and Adams gets a hit!

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #582: March 21, 2023, 02:46:44 PM »
Robles dong!

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #583: March 21, 2023, 02:52:12 PM »
Boom goes the Dynamite!

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #584: March 21, 2023, 03:56:41 PM »
 OF Stone Garrett and Jose Ferrer P optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Alex Call is the 4th OF.

INF Leonel Valera sent to Minor League camp.

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Jeter Downs, Matt Adams, and Michael Chavis are all battling for the last bench spot. There are several names for the final four bullpen spots including Anthony Banda, Alex Colome, Paolo Espino, Hobie Harris, Andres Machado, Wily Peralta, Mason Thompson, and Thaddeus Ward.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #585: March 21, 2023, 05:24:36 PM »
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Jeter Downs, Matt Adams, and Michael Chavis are all battling for the last bench spot. There are several names for the final four bullpen spots including Anthony Banda, Alex Colome, Paolo Espino, Hobie Harris, Andres Machado, Wily Peralta, Mason Thompson, and Thaddeus Ward.
Dougherty this AM suggested that, after the 4 locks (Finnegan, Harvey, Edwards, and Ramirez), that Ward is near certain and a lefty (seems to be Banda) is likely, so in his view there 2 slots tbd with the Ferrer cut. Article is excerpted in the Bullpen thread. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/03/21/washington-nationals-hobie-harris/

I could maybe see not adding Banda to the roster. Machado would need to be added and they love his velocity. Beyond that, I think they like Thompson, but they really want multi-inning relievers.  I don't think Colome has shown enough and they could end up risking losing him. For roster reasons and team control, it might be good to put Harris on the 40 man roster and break with him because he has 3 options.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #586: March 22, 2023, 01:36:11 PM »
1:05 PM start (30 minutes ago) vs the Yankees. No TV or radio so this game technically doesn't exist. But this is likely the opening day starting lineup:

1. Lane Thomas (R) RF
2. Dominic Smith (L) 1B
3. Joey Meneses (R) LF
4. Corey Dickerson (L) DH
5. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
6. Luis Garcia (L) 2B
7. Keibert Ruiz (S) C
8. CJ Abrams (L) SS
9. Victor Robles (R) CF

Mackenzie Gore on the hill

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #587: March 22, 2023, 01:36:58 PM »
Much better start so far for Gore, 3IP, 1H, 5Ks, 1BBs, 0ER

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #588: March 22, 2023, 01:44:27 PM »
Meanwhile, our O has been shut down for 2 innings on 9 pitches. That even includes a K.

Edit - didn't gameday not keep proper track of number of pitches last Spring?

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #589: March 22, 2023, 01:50:04 PM »
Meanwhile, our O has been shut down for 2 innings on 9 pitches. That even includes a K.

Edit - didn't gameday not keep proper track of number of pitches last Spring?

bases loaded for us now

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #590: March 22, 2023, 01:51:13 PM »
VIC WALKS!!!

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #591: March 22, 2023, 02:12:11 PM »
Nats having some fun so far with the Yankees. Now up 3-0 after Ruiz doubled in Garcia who had singled.

Gore up to 4IP, 1H, 1BB, 7Ks, 0ER

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #592: March 22, 2023, 02:32:31 PM »
If Gore and Corbin have good days and bad ones, then that's a massive improvement over all bad, all the time. 

As long as the good days are  some of the ones they pitch, of course.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #593: March 22, 2023, 02:34:07 PM »
Gore through 6, the pitch count only showed him at 40 with 2 outs in the 5th.

2H, 1BB, 8Ks, 0ER.  Gotta think he's done now.

This was against most of the Yankees starters (though no Judge)

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #594: March 22, 2023, 02:42:59 PM »
VIC WALKS!!!

And on the same day that the sunshine squad thread appears

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #595: March 22, 2023, 03:02:08 PM »
Wilmer Difo sighting! Playing 3rd for the Yankees.  Nice inning for Ward.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #596: March 22, 2023, 03:10:21 PM »
Dominic Smith puts some cheese on a Tyler Danish pitch for a 2R HR. Nats lead 5-1 as the subs come in.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #597: March 22, 2023, 03:22:20 PM »
:w:

Nats improve to 12-9, tied for 2nd place in the Grapefruit league.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #598: March 22, 2023, 03:56:05 PM »
Nats are back baby!!

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #599: March 22, 2023, 04:45:50 PM »
Nats, NoLD, MDS sighting . . . spotted Sportsfan logged in but not posting. It's like 2011 all over again!