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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #100: August 29, 2023, 10:11:51 PM »
With the :w: posted, we honor our friend Old Chelsea with the traditional post that tracks the Nats wins to date, in Anglophile style.

THE RACING PRECEDENTS: Comparative dates on which the Nationals notched their 62nd win, each season:

2017 - 30th July (103rd match of season)
2016 - 1st August (106th match)
2012 - 2nd August (104th match)
2014 - 7th August (113th match)
2019 - 11th August (117th match)
2005 - 14th August (117th match)
2018 - 17th August (123rd match)
2013 - 21st August (126th match)
2011 - 22nd August (126th match)
2015 - 23rd August (123rd match)
2023 - 29th August (133rd match)
2007 - 4th September (139th match)
2006 - 11th September (144th match)
2010 - 15th September (146th match)
2021 - 21st September (151st match)
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2022- finished 55-107 (.340)
2009 - finished 59-103 (.364)
2008 - finished 59-102 (.366)
2020 - finished 26-34 (.433)

Davey is 2 wins from tying Frank Robinson for 4th on wins by an Expo /Nat franchise manager. Nats next win milestone is 2021 (65) then 2010 (69).

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #101: August 29, 2023, 10:15:24 PM »
All Kiebust does is hit home runs.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #102: August 29, 2023, 10:23:42 PM »
Actually Davey won this game with his defensive moves in the 8th inning. Call in Lf  Alu at 2B and most importantly Vargas at 3rd. Kieboom could not have made that play. I didn’t see if there was a play at home as I’m guessing the ball was hit too slowly. Great win

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #103: August 29, 2023, 10:32:34 PM »
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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #104: August 30, 2023, 12:35:42 AM »
Actually Davey won this game with his defensive moves in the 8th inning. Call in Lf  Alu at 2B and most importantly Vargas at 3rd. Kieboom could not have made that play. I didn’t see if there was a play at home as I’m guessing the ball was hit too slowly. Great win

Huh?  Nothing about that play was difficult.   It was a 3 hopper with a really slow runner running.   Dom made the better play than Vargas going across the bad to take a bad throw

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #105: August 30, 2023, 08:45:38 AM »
Huh?  Nothing about that play was difficult.   It was a 3 hopper with a really slow runner running.   Dom made the better play than Vargas going across the bad to take a bad throw
you are singing solo on this one. Dom did make a great play, but given how deep Vargas was most guys eat that ball.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #106: August 30, 2023, 10:14:49 AM »
you are singing solo on this one. Dom did make a great play, but given how deep Vargas was most guys eat that ball.
It was not gold glove level but difficult. A younger guy might also have panicked and gone home. That run was meaningless. Dom made a great play. I thought he might have been off the bag but Toronto had no challenges.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #107: August 30, 2023, 10:48:31 AM »
Vargas made a great play and a great decision within that play. And a great throw considering how difficult it was. And Smith showed why a 1B is not merely a guy who stands near first: a 1B is an infielder, a guy who attacks, like a shortstop. Like Keith Hernandez or Don Mattingly.

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Re: Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Reply #108: August 30, 2023, 11:18:24 AM »
Vargas made a great play and a great decision within that play. And a great throw considering how difficult it was. And Smith showed why a 1B is not merely a guy who stands near first: a 1B is an infielder, a guy who attacks, like a shortstop. Like Keith Hernandez or Don Mattingly.
Ryan Zimmerman :)