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Offline imref

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #25: September 22, 2023, 08:38:58 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #26: September 22, 2023, 08:39:20 PM »
He's too old?
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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #27: September 22, 2023, 09:05:31 PM »
Every year I tell myself to write down my predictions on OPS numbers for key players. Ten plus years of telling myself this, I’m still at final home stand mad that I did not do this.

The Lane number is great. The Joey Meneses number is low.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #28: September 22, 2023, 09:10:20 PM »
I don't understand how Smith and Joey have practically the same stats except Joey has 40 more rbi. How can you fail that consistently when you are an average hitter?

This is just a wild ass guess but I think there is a correlation to the fact that of his 11HR’s 9 have been solo shots and almost half have been in non critical times. He does not perform when it counts and therefore has an abysmal BA with RISP. He should be batting 8th.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #29: September 22, 2023, 09:17:14 PM »
This is just a wild ass guess but I think there is a correlation to the fact that of his 11HR’s 9 have been solo shots and almost half have been in non critical times. He does not perform when it counts and therefore has an abysmal BA with RISP. He should be batting 8th.
I meant how can he be that unproductive when he's an average hitter? It takes a perverse skill to be that futile when you are basically an average hitter skill-wise.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #30: September 22, 2023, 09:20:06 PM »
I meant how can he be that unproductive when he's an average hitter? It takes a perverse skill to be that futile when you are basically an average hitter skill-wise.

Simple answer and it’s not bad luck. He chokes.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #31: September 22, 2023, 09:20:15 PM »
Is there no minor league we can call up to use instead of Machado? Like, surely someone deserves an MLB paycheck for a couple weeks.

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #32: September 22, 2023, 09:21:26 PM »
Machado is so bad

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #33: September 22, 2023, 09:23:49 PM »
Fall way behind, crawl back closer, give up a three-run homer...

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #34: September 22, 2023, 09:23:52 PM »
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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #35: September 22, 2023, 09:23:59 PM »
Doolittle is in the building. Could he throw an inning for old times sake?

Missed it earlier but he threw out the first pitch to Parra

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #36: September 22, 2023, 09:24:27 PM »
Is there no minor league we can call up to use instead of Machado? Like, surely someone deserves an MLB paycheck for a couple weeks.

Uh. Do you see what we have in Rochester?

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Re: Nationals vs Braves, Game 2
« Reply #37: September 22, 2023, 10:12:50 PM »
Uh. Do you see what we have in Rochester?
Luke Young is just down I 95. Wouldn't even have to pay his moving expenses