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2016 Nats

Postby welch » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:18 am

Our Jake is working Nats games, following the footsteps of Shirley Povich, Bob Addie, Mo Siegel, and Russ White. (Those are great writers, by the way)

Here are some twitters frim Jake about a Braves relief pitcher with a pitching motion that looks like a balk. The oddest motion I've ever seen.

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@_JakeRussell Gant's shaky legs are reminiscent of a newborn baby deer
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby DarthMonk » Thu May 12, 2016 7:34 am

20 Ks !!

Yowza !!
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby Deadskins » Thu May 12, 2016 7:53 am

DarthMonk wrote:20 Ks !!

Yowza !!

Yes, that was impressive.
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby DarthMonk » Fri May 13, 2016 9:11 am

Deadskins wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:20 Ks !!

Yowza !!

Yes, that was impressive.


Matt Williams may not have let him start the ninth and almost certainly would have pulled him after the lead-off homer in the ninth.
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby DarthMonk » Tue May 31, 2016 9:13 am

Nice win over the Phillies last night before Curry etal. abused the no respect Thunder in game 7.
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby welch » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:18 am

(1) The win over the Phillies, after which Jayson Werth said he had to get the hit because he could see "The DC Strangler" ready to come after him.

(2) Win over the Cubs Wednesday afternoon / evening: tied at 1; Nats take the lead on Drew home run in bottom of the 8th; Cubs get 2-run homer in top of 9th; Nats tie it on Ramos base-hit to score Harper; Cubs take lead in top of 12th; Nats chip away when Danny Espinosa is hit by pitch and steals 2B, driven in on single by Michael A. Taylor; Taylor runs on the pitch to Werth who slugs a drive high off the wall in RC so Taylor scores. Another great interview with Werth. A great game against the almighty Cubs.

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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby DarthMonk » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:03 pm

All Stars:

No Murphy.

No Ramos.

Cubs secure entire infield.

Player ballot disagrees with fan ballot at every position.

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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby Burgundy&GoldForever » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:42 pm

No Stephen Strasberg ... [-(
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby DarthMonk » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:25 am

Burgundy&GoldForever wrote:No Stephen Strasberg ... [-(


He made the team but is playing it safe having just come off the DL and is being replaced by Max.

What I really wonder is would he have made the same decision had he been named the starter for the game in his hometown.
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby welch » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:09 pm

DarthMonk wrote:
Burgundy&GoldForever wrote:No Stephen Strasberg ... [-(


He made the team but is playing it safe having just come off the DL and is being replaced by Max.

What I really wonder is would he have made the same decision had he been named the starter for the game in his hometown.


I think Strasburg would have been the starter: either the Mets' "Thor" or Strasburg, and "Thor" was sidelined with a "dead arm". Sounds like Nats management -- Rizzo and Baker -- said something like, "You can make the final decision, but WE don't want you to pitch". When your boss makes that kind of suggestion, it's more like an order...

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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby welch » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:03 pm

DarthMonk wrote:
Deadskins wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:20 Ks !!

Yowza !!

Yes, that was impressive.


Matt Williams may not have let him start the ninth and almost certainly would have pulled him after the lead-off homer in the ninth.


A few of us are old enough to remember the pitcher who holds the single-game record of 21 K's: Tom Cheney, Washington Senators, struck out 21 batters from Baltimore, September 12, 1962. Cheney pitched all 16 innings. Here is the Baseball Reference "play-by-play": http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes ... 9120.shtml

Think of all of us 14-year-olds listening with the transistor radio we kept under a pillow...as the game went on and on. I think night games started later back then, since games were usually only about two hours long...16 innings, four hours.

- Nats' catcher Ken Retzer went 0 - for - 7.

- Nats started Ron Stillwell (who?) at 2B, and brought in used Chuck Cottier...who is now an executive with the New New Nationals.

- Brooks Robinson went 1 - for - 5.

- Boog Powell: 1-for-7

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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby Smithian » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:03 pm

welch wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
Burgundy&GoldForever wrote:No Stephen Strasberg ... [-(


He made the team but is playing it safe having just come off the DL and is being replaced by Max.

What I really wonder is would he have made the same decision had he been named the starter for the game in his hometown.


I think Strasburg would have been the starter: either the Mets' "Thor" or Strasburg, and "Thor" was sidelined with a "dead arm". Sounds like Nats management -- Rizzo and Baker -- said something like, "You can make the final decision, but WE don't want you to pitch". When your boss makes that kind of suggestion, it's more like an order...
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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby welch » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:19 pm

Ha!!

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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby welch » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:50 am

Our Redskins had a bad game on Monday night, but the Nats demolished the Mets, 8 - 1. Nine game lead and "magic number" down to 9. Tough game tonight, but Mets announcers warned that the Washington running game (think about that phrase, Coach Gruden!) will try to disrupt Noah "Thor" Syndegaard. "Hitting is timing and good pitching tries to disrupt timing", said Warren Spahn. And a good offense tries to disrupt a pitcher's timing and rhythm, showed Ty Cobb and said Dusty Baker.

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Re: 2016 Nats

Postby welch » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:00 pm

Game 4 in the Nats - Dodgers series will be tough. Nats rookie Joe Ross, who was on the DL most of the season, will start against Clayton Kershaw. However, this Nats team is pretty tough, as Jose Lobaton has said. Had injuries all year to important players...would have had Stephen Strasburg pitching to Wilson Ramos yesterday, but still won. The team has heart.

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