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Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Topic Start: September 21, 2023, 05:35:20 PM »
Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
September 21, 2023
Nationals Park


Atlanta Braves

Max Fried L
7-1 2.64 ERA

RF Ronald Acuna R
2B Ozzie Albies S
3B Austin Riley R
1B Matt Olson L
DH M. Ozuna R
CF M. Harris L
C T. d'Arnaud R
LF E. Rosario L
SS O. Arcia R

Washington Nationals

Jake Irvin R
3-6 4.34 ERA

SS CJ Abrams L
RF Lane Thomas R
1B Joey Meneses R
DH Keibert Ruiz S
3B C. Kieboom R
2B Luis Garcia L
C Drew Millas S
LF Alex Call R
CF Jacob Young R

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #1: September 21, 2023, 05:44:44 PM »
Luis has been hot, but I sort of expected Chavis against the lefty. Good opportunity for Luis.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #2: September 21, 2023, 06:00:09 PM »
You are a brave soul (no pun intended) for starting this thread Blue.
7:05 start and our ace is on the mound.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #3: September 21, 2023, 06:05:15 PM »
Luis has been hot, but I sort of expected Chavis against the lefty. Good opportunity for Luis.
No reason not to play Kieboom and Garcia for the rest of the season

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #4: September 21, 2023, 07:12:26 PM »
Should have hit Riley square in the back of the neck, just to prove that he was running in fair territory.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #5: September 21, 2023, 07:22:54 PM »
No reason not to play Kieboom and Garcia for the rest of the season
well, Alu needs to play, too.

i'd play Vargas on Rutledge and Adon starts, maybe if Ward starts. They need the better D (and I think better O). The rest don't need babying.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #6: September 21, 2023, 07:35:25 PM »
well, Alu needs to play, too.

i'd play Vargas on Rutledge and Adon starts, maybe if Ward starts. They need the better D (and I think better O). The rest don't need babying.

Vargas never needs to play again.   Guy has 4 home runs on the season

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #7: September 21, 2023, 07:47:37 PM »
Vargas never needs to play again.   Guy has 4 home runs on the season
he is their best fielder at 2d and 3d, and even with 4 homers, he's still a better hitter than any of the alternatives. The late call up starters can't afford give aeay defense at this point

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #8: September 21, 2023, 07:48:10 PM »
Unraveling.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #9: September 21, 2023, 07:48:52 PM »
well, Alu needs to play, too.

i'd play Vargas on Rutledge and Adon starts, maybe if Ward starts. They need the better D (and I think better O). The rest don't need babying.
By the time we settle this discussion the season will be over.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #10: September 21, 2023, 07:49:25 PM »
Nice try Luis. LOL.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #11: September 21, 2023, 07:49:41 PM »
Speaking of sloppy d at second ...

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #12: September 21, 2023, 07:52:26 PM »
Say good night Gracie

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #13: September 21, 2023, 07:53:35 PM »
Pull him now. Don’t destroy him psychologically.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #14: September 21, 2023, 07:54:32 PM »
Vargas never needs to play again.   Guy has 4 home runs on the season

Vargas is a fine fielder at 3B and 2B, and can play a decent SS. Kieboom has never hit much. Garcia just bungled that DP, and his hitting died in the middle of this season. Vargas has not hit many homers, but, so what? He hits about .250. That's certainly good enough to be a utility guy. The Nats need someone like Candelario, sure, but that is a different issue.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #15: September 21, 2023, 07:55:34 PM »
Vargas is a fine fielder at 3B and 2B, and can play a decent SS. Kieboom has never hit much. Garcia just bungled that DP, and his hitting died in the middle of this season. Vargas has not hit many homers, but, so what? He hits about .250. That's certainly good enough to be a utility guy. The Nats need someone like Candelario, sure, but that is a different issue.


.250 with zero power and does not get on base.  He’s awful

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #16: September 21, 2023, 07:56:55 PM »
Theres the Garcia we know

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #17: September 21, 2023, 07:57:56 PM »
OK. Good move, Davey. Pull Irvin.

It will be tough to win two games from the Barfs.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #18: September 21, 2023, 08:04:31 PM »
Calling long distance!

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #19: September 21, 2023, 08:13:47 PM »

.250 with zero power and does not get on base.  He’s awful
wOBA - vargas .291, kieboom .280, Garcia. 286.
Honestly, among these 3, none of them shows offense as his calling card.

I agree Vargas shouldn't start most games at this point. Just when Rutledge is on his 3rd start, and Adon /Ward get shots, I'd like the Nats not giving away outs

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #20: September 21, 2023, 08:58:18 PM »
Young broke in for some reason

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #21: September 21, 2023, 09:00:55 PM »
Young broke in for some reason
same reason Michael Jackson wore a glove

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #22: September 21, 2023, 09:55:28 PM »
So Braves had lost 5 of 6 coming in.  Nice if the Nats to help them get well.

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #23: September 21, 2023, 10:01:55 PM »
So Braves had lost 5 of 6 coming in.  Nice if the Nats to help them get well.
I watched the Marlins series while I was in Memphis this weekend. It was clear they were coasting and their performance was a bit of a wake-up call, especially since they still had home-field to play for. We benefit from that wake-up call.  :roll:

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Re: Nationals vs. Braves, Game 1
« Reply #24: September 21, 2023, 10:14:05 PM »
I'm getting impressed by Millas.

If we come out of the last couple of months with finding a couple of players who can be as useful as Thomas and Meneses and Riley Adams, along with Herz, that'll be a pretty nice finish to the year. Robert Hunter Jerry Garcia could be one of them, along with Millas and maybe Ferrer