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2013 game 158 thread: Nats at Cards, Tue 9/24 - Wacha no-hit bid

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Posted: 9/22/2013 11:26 AM

2013 game 158 thread: Nats at Cards, Tue 9/24 - Wacha no-hit bid 


Michael Wacha (3-1, 3.21) vs. Gio Gonzalez (11-7, 3.39). 7:10 PM CT. FOX Sports Midwest and KMOX.

Since joining the Nationals in 2012, Gonzalez is 9-0 with a 2.10 ERA in 14 starts against the NL Central and Washington is 13-1 in those contests.
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Last edited 9/25/2013 9:03 AM by Domeboys

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Posted: 9/24/2013 6:50 AM

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We slapped down that 7-0 guy yesterday so we should be able to have our way with Gio.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 7:09 AM

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blingboy wrote: We slapped down that 7-0 guy yesterday so we should be able to have our way with Gio.
Hope you are right. Two out of three or a sweep would darn near nail this thing down. Need to catch the Braves for best record.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 7:21 AM

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". . . Allen Craig still has his sprained left foot in a boot and Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said X-rays will be taken of the foot on Thursday’s off day."

Doesn't sound promising.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 8:03 AM

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blingboy wrote: We slapped down that 7-0 guy yesterday so we should be able to have our way with Gio.
He has a 3.64 BB/9 so patience is the key.  He has a good curve ball, not Waino good, but good.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 9:08 AM

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don't be to over confident with LHP Gio...if he has his typical control issues, we'll have him for dinner....but he's tough and cards have trouble working LHPs; therefore, now is the time to correct (as the season is ending)

it was "telling" that that cocky loser Adam LaRoche was "the last out" for the Nats (in an elimination game)...with all the cash they gave him he ended around .237


ps...I work close to the Nats stadium

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Posted: 9/24/2013 9:25 AM

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hardheaded wrote:


ps...I work close to the Nats stadium

I had a very nice experience attending a Nats game while I was in DC this summer.  The stadium is great.  Saw the Pirates and Liriano take on Strasburg.  Enjoyed that beer garden area outside the park.  Even the subway ride from downtown.  The fans started leaving kind of early though.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 9:30 AM

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hardheaded wrote:


ps...I work close to the Nats stadium


How close was the shooting at the Navy Yard last week to you?   Reason i ask is because i work at a naval base in Indiana and we had people out in the area when it happened.

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Posted: 9/24/2013 9:45 AM

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RatsBuddy wrote: 
i work at a naval base in Indiana
Rat
A Navy base in Indiana?
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Posted: 9/24/2013 9:50 AM

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hardheaded wrote:

don't be to over confident with LHP Gio...if he has his typical control issues, we'll have him for dinner....but he's tough and cards have trouble working LHPs; therefore, now is the time to correct (as the season is ending)

it was "telling" that that cocky loser Adam LaRoche was "the last out" for the Nats (in an elimination game)...with all the cash they gave him he ended around .237


ps...I work close to the Nats stadium

I find it most interesting given all the whining last winter by Boras about his qualifying offer free agents not getting fair deals. Both LaRoche's and Rafael Soriano's drop offs after signing big contracts contributed to the Nats' shortfall this season.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 10:06 AM

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blingboy wrote:
RatsBuddy wrote: 
i work at a naval base in Indiana
Rat
A Navy base in Indiana?
Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division is the principal tenant command located at Naval Support Activity Crane. NSA Crane is a United States Navy installation located approximately 25 miles (40 km) southwest of BloomingtonIndiana 

The base is the third largest naval installation in the world, comprising approximately 108 square miles (280 km2) of territory

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Posted: 9/24/2013 11:26 AM

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Wonder if Holliday will be ready to go this evening? Molina on first base?
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Posted: 9/24/2013 3:21 PM

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Wonder if Holliday will be ready to go this evening? Molina on first base?

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No need for Molina to play first. Off-day Thursday.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 4:24 PM

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Posted: 9/24/2013 4:30 PM

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No Holliday. Kosma playing? banghead
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Posted: 9/24/2013 4:36 PM

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I just looked up our stats against lefties, and I was surprised at how much our righties struggled against them this year.  Holliday, Craig, and Robinson all OPS'ed better against righties this year.  Surprisingly (although not that surprising) Carpenter is second to Yadi in OPS against lefties.

I think Gio's performance will dictate this game.  Either he beats himself with his control issues, or he's locked in and we have a quiet night at the plate.  Let's hope we can take some walks today.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 4:39 PM

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Carter64 wrote: No Holliday. Kosma playing? banghead

At least Kozma is hitting .269 in September.  That is a lot better than the .063 he hit in August.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 4:41 PM

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forsch31 wrote:
Carter64 wrote: No Holliday. Kosma playing? banghead

At least Kozma is hitting .269 in September.  That is a lot better than the .063 he hit in August.
And he is a much better fielder than Descalso.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 4:41 PM

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Carter64 wrote: No Holliday. Kosma playing? banghead
Kozma has better splits against lefties than Descalso, not to mention the defensive upgrade.

I'm worried about Holliday.  He's been a huge part of the offense the last couple months and our line up looks pretty pedestrian without him (or Craig for that matter).  Hopefully this rest will clear up the back ailments and it's not something that keeps him out of the postseason.  I feel like "back spasms" can be a broad description so who knows how serious it is.
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Posted: 9/24/2013 4:44 PM

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Crazy finger-pointing going on in DC the day after the Nats were eliminated:

Washington Post columnist John Feinstein blames the 2013 season on shutting down Strasburg last year.

Then, the Post's Nats beatwriter Adam Kilgore blows his co-worker's flimsy logic to pieces.
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