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Offline Slateman

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #75: April 01, 2024, 06:31:39 PM »
CJ not covering

Offline IanRubbish

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #76: April 01, 2024, 06:32:42 PM »
Always liked Andrew McCutchen, he does a great impression of Cleveland from Family Guy.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #77: April 01, 2024, 06:32:53 PM »
He has 2 stolen bases today.

I think there's still some dumb aggression running bases but it hasn't cost us.
Everyone was real quiet about CJ almost getting picked off the other day.

Offline varoadking

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #78: April 01, 2024, 06:34:15 PM »

dave with another of his patented crap moves to the bullpen...

Offline imref

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #79: April 01, 2024, 06:34:26 PM »
Bullpen was supposed to be our strength this season. :(

Offline Slateman

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #80: April 01, 2024, 06:35:01 PM »
Barnes sucks. DFA. Bring up Cole.

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #81: April 01, 2024, 06:35:17 PM »
Bullpen was supposed to be our strength this season. :(
"Strength" is a pretty relative term when it comes to this team.

Offline Five Banners

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #82: April 01, 2024, 06:50:51 PM »
"Strength" is a pretty relative term when it comes to this team.

Very much so. Do nothing or potentially worse than nothing in the off-season other a late addition of Rosario, and guess what might happen

Offline Slateman

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #83: April 01, 2024, 06:57:15 PM »
So much for our strength

Offline Five Banners

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #84: April 01, 2024, 06:58:35 PM »
So much for our strength

It’s early











(in what may be a very long season)

Offline IanRubbish

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #85: April 01, 2024, 06:59:33 PM »
28 runs given up now in 4 games, last year averaged a near league worst 5.2 runs.  Will be interesting to see if they end up doing worse, the pitching got shaky in ST, and looks miserable now. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #86: April 01, 2024, 07:01:54 PM »
Very much so. Do nothing or potentially worse than nothing in the off-season other a late addition of Rosario, and guess what might happen

It's more than that.  The failure to develop players has been glossed over by guys acquired in trades.  But not clear to me how James Wood alone can fix this.  Lerners and Rizzos want us to accept that half of all seasons will be throwaways, issue is if next year and '26 end up the same way, I don't have confidence in the people running this train wreck.

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #87: April 01, 2024, 07:03:15 PM »
Disaster averted

Offline Five Banners

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #88: April 01, 2024, 07:03:38 PM »
28 runs given up now in 4 games, last year averaged a near league worst 5.2 runs.  Will be interesting to see if they end up doing worse, the pitching got shaky in ST, and looks miserable now.

And this is before much of a spate of injuries may hit

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #89: April 01, 2024, 07:04:53 PM »
It's more than that.  The failure to develop players has been glossed over by guys acquired in trades.  But not clear to me how James Wood alone can fix this.  Lerners and Rizzos want us to accept that half of all seasons will be throwaways, issue is if next year and '26 end up the same way, I don't have confidence in the people running this train wreck.

The possibility of this going the way of the local NBA franchise seems greater with each passing day without much indication to the contrary

Offline IanRubbish

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #90: April 01, 2024, 07:09:42 PM »
The possibility of this going the way of the local NBA franchise seems greater with each passing day without much indication to the contrary

Yup.  11th 4th or 5th place finish in 20 seasons coming this year, and it doesn't phase owner or GM.  No pride.

Offline varoadking

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #91: April 01, 2024, 07:09:45 PM »
The possibility of this going the way of the local NBA franchise seems greater with each passing day without much indication to the contrary

Don't look now, but they have arrived...

Offline Smithian

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #92: April 01, 2024, 07:11:01 PM »
Solid game from Victor. If he wanted to show out in a contract year and get the Nats something at deadline, I won’t complain.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #93: April 01, 2024, 07:14:55 PM »
And, in contrast, there is MAT with a bunt base-hit.

Let's not torture ourselves.

Offline GataNats

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #94: April 01, 2024, 07:19:02 PM »
Only good thing about today is Rainey’s velo is improving.   If he can back to 98, he could be serviceable

Offline imref

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #95: April 01, 2024, 07:19:51 PM »
are we officially eliminated yet?

Offline English Natsie

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #96: April 01, 2024, 07:23:26 PM »
Into every life, a little Rainey must fall... ;)

Offline Five Banners

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #97: April 01, 2024, 07:40:31 PM »
are we officially eliminated yet?

Nightmare

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #98: April 01, 2024, 08:25:28 PM »
Into every life, a little Rainey must fall... ;)
Not much falls into the strike zone, though.

Offline aspenbubba

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Re: Nationals vs. Pirates, Game 1
« Reply #99: April 01, 2024, 08:25:32 PM »
Season