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Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Topic Start: September 30, 2023, 07:28:48 PM »
   
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Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
Where: Truist Park
When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, 7:20 EDT
Weather:
TV: MASN
Radio: 106.7 FM

Pitching Match-Up:

Joan Adon (RHP, RHP, 2-4, 6.42) vs. Spencer Strider (RHP, 19-5, 3.81)

Batting Line-Ups:
   
Washington Nationals

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
DH Joey Meneses
C Keibert Ruiz
2B Luis García
1B Dominic Smith
3B Carter Kieboom
LF Jake Alu
CF Jacob Young
   
               Atlanta Braves

RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
2B Ozzie Albies
3B Austin Riley
1B Matt Olson
DH Marcell Ozuna
CF Michael Harris II
C Sean Murphy
LF Eddie Rosario
SS Orlando Arcia
   
   

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #1: September 30, 2023, 07:29:23 PM »
Might as well have a thread, notwithstanding the apparent lack of interest.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #2: September 30, 2023, 07:35:44 PM »
In his 31 previous starts, Strider had given up 11 first-inning runs in total. Three so far this inning with 1 out.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #3: September 30, 2023, 07:45:58 PM »
Thanks Dave. I logged on and was ready to start one. Strider vs Adon is the equivalent of Levalle Speigner vs Johan Santana, except Adon is facing the 1927 NYY.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #4: September 30, 2023, 07:48:47 PM »
KieBoot.

But Alu has not looked bad in left, especially considering he's a 3rd baseman being turned into a utility guy.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #5: September 30, 2023, 07:51:25 PM »
KieBoot.

But Alu has not looked bad in left, especially considering he's a 3rd baseman being turned into a utility guy.

We know that guy too well.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #6: September 30, 2023, 07:53:03 PM »
I'm not into betting, but I wonder how much you could have made betting that there would be a 3-0 lead after 1 inning and that the Nats would be the ones with the lead.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #7: September 30, 2023, 07:54:31 PM »

Alu has not looked bad in left, especially considering he's a 3rd baseman being turned into a utility guy.

It’s been nice to see him get playing time

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #8: September 30, 2023, 07:58:02 PM »
It’s been nice to see him get playing time
I've wanted to see him at 3rd. I like seeing guys get time at their most comfortable position when they break in to take some pressure off.  I think it helps their hitting. FWIW, he's played enough that he has passed the rookie limit.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #9: September 30, 2023, 08:15:56 PM »
Can Ruiz throw anyone out. I bet Hickey could steal off of him.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #10: September 30, 2023, 08:18:25 PM »
I really could see Adon being an opener for at least 3 innings.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #11: September 30, 2023, 08:26:51 PM »
I really could see Adon being an opener for at least 3 innings.
that's not how the strategy works usually. the opener goes an inning or two, then the bulk inning guy comes in for 2+ times through the order. The trick is that when he starts his 3rd time through, it's against the bottom of the order. Worse hitters. If you are talking about Adon as the bulk guy, he'd pitch second, not open. But yes, I think he should be a bulk guy. He usually has his problems right about the 3rd time through the order. That 3rd time should not start with the best hitters.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #12: September 30, 2023, 08:27:55 PM »
i'm kind of convinced that Young is better than Robles was from 2020-2022.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #13: September 30, 2023, 08:41:01 PM »
that's not how the strategy works usually. the opener goes an inning or two, then the bulk inning guy comes in for 2+ times through the order. The trick is that when he starts his 3rd time through, it's against the bottom of the order. Worse hitters. If you are talking about Adon as the bulk guy, he'd pitch second, not open. But yes, I think he should be a bulk guy. He usually has his problems right about the 3rd time through the order. That 3rd time should not start with the best hitters.

Thanks. Makes sense

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #14: September 30, 2023, 08:41:35 PM »
this should be Adon's last hitter. Get machado up for Acuna.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #15: September 30, 2023, 08:47:32 PM »
Adon is beyond bad the third time through. If he stays in, might as well post the L.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #16: September 30, 2023, 08:50:39 PM »
The TV delay is really annoying. After the Meneses K, Franny is doing an in-game promo. I glance at the computer, and Garcia is already out before Bob announced him.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #17: September 30, 2023, 08:53:14 PM »
Really want Weems for the top of the order. 5 innings from the bullpen should be doable. Only Harvey threw a lot yesterday.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #18: September 30, 2023, 08:55:28 PM »
Pull him now. Also KieBUST as his defense has not improved

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #19: September 30, 2023, 08:58:16 PM »
Really want Weems for the top of the order. 5 innings from the bullpen should be doable. Only Harvey threw a lot yesterday.
get my wish too late.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #20: September 30, 2023, 09:02:18 PM »
Puts Riley away when he gets to 2 strikes.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #21: September 30, 2023, 09:06:37 PM »
Game

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #22: September 30, 2023, 09:06:50 PM »
I still say that Weems was the right guy, just the wrong time.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #23: September 30, 2023, 09:08:55 PM »
... just the wrong time.
It's spelled "team".

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Reply #24: September 30, 2023, 09:10:32 PM »
weems definitely not as reliable as he was a few weeks ago