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Old 03-31-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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Mets 5 @ Nats 6.

Holy Moses, this bullpen is God awful! Just take the luxury tax penalty and sign Kimbrel already! Against 4 teams as good as the 4 NL East teams are, you can't be giving away winnable games, especially in the division, and expect to be good.

Adam Eaton lead off the first with a single, Trea Turner struck out, Anthony Rendon walked, but a throwing error by Mets catcher Tomas Niddo sent Eaton to 3rd, but Juan Soto struck out, and Ryan Zimmerman hit into a force out. Keon Broxton had a 2 out walk, stole second, but Niddo flied out to right. Brandon Nimmo had a 1 out single in the 3rd, and scored on a Pete Alonso double. Alonso would go to 3rd on a Robbie Cano ground out, but got left there when J.D. Davis ended the inning with a ground out. Victor Robles doubled to lead off the 3rd, an Eaton single put runners on the corner, and Turner brought them all home with a 3 run homer to give the Nats their first lead of the season at 3-1. Broxton would have a 2 out infield single in the 4th, stole second, but Niddo struck out. Eaton had a 1 out single in the 5th, got erased on a Turner force out, Turner stole second, and scored on Rendon's single for a 4-1 lead. Davis doubled to lead off the 6th, moved to 3rd on a Michael Conforto single, and scored on an Ahmed Rosario single. Yan Gomes had a 1 out double, Andrew Stevenson was hit by a pitch, Robles doubled to make it a 5-2 game, but Eaton struck out swinging. Rendon would single with 1 out, Zimmerman would single with 2 outs to move Rendon to second, but Gomes flied out to end the 7th. Cano singled to lead off the 8th, 2 batters later Conforto single moved Cano to 3rd, Rosario single to scored Cano to make it 5-3, and after a Jeff McNeil strikeout, Wilson Ramos and Juan Lagares would have back-to-back singles to tie the game at 5, and Turner would walk it off for the Nats with a 1 out homer. Zack Wheeler allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (1 homer) with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts, while Justin Wilson (1-1) allowed 1 run on 1 hit (1 homer) with 2 strikeouts in 1 1/3. Patrick Corbin allowed 2 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts in 6 innings, Justin Miller (1st hold) had 2 strikeouts in a scoreless inning of work, Tony Sipp (1st hold) allowed 2 runs on 2 hits in 1/3 of an inning, and Sean Doolittle (1-0, 1st blown save) allowed 0 runs on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts in 1 2/3.

Nats have Monday off, and welcome in old #34 and the Phillies for a mini 2 game series which begins on Tuesday. Max Scherzer (0-1, 2.35) starts for the Nats against Zach Eflin (11-8, 4.36) who starts for the Phillies. First pitch scheduled for 7:05. Mets stay on the road and head down to Florida for 3 games with the Marlins coming off a split with the Rockies.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:25 PM
 
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Mets 5 @ Nats 6.

Holy Moses, this bullpen is God awful! Just take the luxury tax penalty and sign Kimbrel already! .
Rising to awful is still IMO an aspiration to aim for, regarding the Nationals bullpen.

I truly think you need a few new arms, not one. Doolittle was hardly impressive today, either, btw. Making solid contact against him seemed too easy vs a conventional closer.

Kimbrel would be one good piece. But even with Doolittle in 8th, Kimbrel 9th, any game where starter goes less than 7, uh oh. I see many such games, amongst Stras and your 4/5 starters.

Mets Lugo/Gsellman looked subpar relative to 2018 this weekend, but still looked better than Nats counterparts this weekend.

You got 2 real good starts first 3 games, but this pen is picking up where they left off in 2018, albeit with new names.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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This weekend down to Washington?? No. I'll be in DC for like 10 days in July, I'll catch a couple games in the time I'm down there. Maybe next Sunday down in Queens though depending on what my schedule for next weekend looks like.

Get to a game this weekend? Miss your updates.
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:54 PM
 
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Get to a game this weekend? Miss your updates.
No. I'm not going to spend hard earned money or time to see this garbage being put out on the field. I'll probably go to 1 or 2 when I'm in DC anyways for my basketball tournament in July, but probably won't go anytime else.
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:31 AM
 
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This could legitimately be the worst bullpen in the history of professional baseball. Jesus Christ, up 12-1 in the 7th inning and you need your ****ing closer to get the last 3 outs . GET SOMEONE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

They do shopping for starting pitchers at Nordstorms. Get things that look nice, but are overpriced, that you really don't need, but you could find for half the cost at a Kohls or TJ Maxx for example if you really do need something. Scherzer is a great toy to have, he's probably the best pitcher in the NL if not all of baseball and he's been worth every penny he's made to this point, but the fact remains in 2015 we didn't need him. We already had 5 capable SPs in the rotation (Strasburg, Gio [before he fell off the wagon], Doug Fister, Jordan Zimmermann, and Tanner Roark) and yah it's great to have depth, but you can add depth for $10 million, not $225 million like they paid Scherzer. But bad example because so far he's earned that money and than some.
Strasburg didn't need the $180 million extension. We already had pieces in place if he left in FA. Jury's still out on that. Some games he looks great (like Thursday against the Mets) and other games he looks like straight trash (like the first game vs. the Mets).
We really didn't need Corbin, especially at $140. Again depth is key, but when you already have 2 guys at the top, why bother splurging to get the Ferrari when you already have a BMW & a lamberguini when you are the only person living at the house anyways and you only have room for 1 car in the garage?? So, why is Corbin a necessity when they could've signed someone like a Matt Shoemaker or a Clayton Richard for 1/100th of the price?? It doesn't make sense. . Jury's still out on this signing, but after seeing the bullpen p!$s away 2 leads in his 2 starts he's probably wishing he stayed in Arizona.

What's even more confusing is that even though they shop for SP's at Nordstrom's, they dumpster dive for relief arms and shop around at the dollar store. What's the ****ing point of signing all these "ace type" arms if nobody in your bullpen can get anyone out?? Are you going to run these ace level pitchers out there for 8 innings and 120+ pitches every game and have their arm fall off by September of year 1?? It's mind-boggling! I have never seen an organization actually prioritize SP and than have the motto of "let's throw 10 pieces of horse $#!t at a wall, and hopefully 1 of the 10 sticks." You look at a team like the Royals 4-5 years ago who were a historic relief effort from Madison Bumgarner away from winning back to back World Series, aside from the final 3 months of 2015 when they traded for Jonny Cueto, their #1 starting pitcher was probably Edison Volquez, but they were 90 feet away from winning back to back world Series. Why?? Because they had a bullpen! Luke Hochevar, Wade Davis, Greg Holland, Kelvin Herrera, Joakim Soria, I know I'm missing 1 or 2 guys, but those guys were lights out, lock down, party's over, shut it down when they entered the game, the Royals didn't have to do anything splashy with regards to SP. Get 6 or 7 serviceable arms for $100 million, have them pitch 5 or 6 innings and than turn it over to those guys in the OF. But nope, the genius Rizzo has to do it the other way around

I hope Rizzo and the Lerner's like this mediocre bunch this year. With this flaming pile of $#!t they have known as a "bullpen" this is an average at best team that will be lucky to 85 games when it's all said and done. 85 and average may have been good enough 2014-2018, but unfortunately in 2019 in this division average gets you a 4th place finish and vacation starting on September 30. It's going to be a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG summer if they don't get this fixed.....and quickly. I've already tuned out. I still get the At Bat notifications, but I'm not gonna kill myself watching these guys this year.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:25 AM
 
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No. I'm not going to spend hard earned money or time to see this garbage being put out on the field. I'll probably go to 1 or 2 when I'm in DC anyways for my basketball tournament in July, but probably won't go anytime else.
Sad thing is so far IMO just your bullpen is garbage, but that may be too kind a term.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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Tuesday: Phillies 9 @ Nats 2.
Anthony Rendon had the Nats only RBI's on a 2 run 6th inning home run, while Jean Segura (2 runs, 3 RBI's), Bryce Harper (1 run 3 RBI's, 1 mammoth home run to the second deck in right-center), and Odubel Herrera (2 runs, 3 doubles) all finished 3-5, and Andrew McCutchen (1 run), and Maikel Franco (2 runs, 1 home run) each chipped in 2 hits apiece for the Phillies in a 14 hit attack on the evening. Harper started 0-2 with 2 K's in his first 2 AB's against Max Scherzer, but finished with a double, single, and homer in his final 3 at bats. Scherzer (0-2) allowed only 2 runs (1 unearned) with 7 hits, 1 walk and 9 strikeouts with a home run allowed, but the gasoline was poured onto the raging forest fire after Scherzer departed the game as the 4 relievers that followed him 6 runs on 7 hits in 4 innings. That's good right?? The only thing they relieved was the people that wanted to leave early and actually had a good excuse to leave early. Zach Eflin (1-0) allowed 3 hits, 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts in 5 scoreless innings. In other divisional action on the day the Mets beat the Marlins 6-5 and the Braves were off. Phillies remained in first at a perfect 4-0, Mets at 4-1 were a half game back, while the Marlins (2-4) and Nats and Braves (1-3 each) checked in at 3 games behind.

Wednesday: Phillies 8 @ Nats 9.
McCutchen only had 1 hit on the day but it was a big one as it was a 3 RBI double in the 8th which looked like it gave the Phillies a come from behind win. Segura and Harper each had 2 hits and a run scored with Segura adding an RBI. Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto each had a single hit and an RBI with Realmuto adding a run scored as well. Herrera had 2 runs scored, Cesar Hernandez had an RBI double, and Nick Williams had a pinch hit RBI single. Aaron Nola allowed 6 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts giving up 3 long balls, Seranthony Dominguez allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits with 2 strikeouts, but gets charged with the blown save after the tying run scores when Hoskins dropped what would have been the 3rd out of the 8th inning, and than David Robertson (0-1) allowed 1 run on 1 hit in 0 innings as all 4 batters he faced in the bottom of the 9th reached base, the latter 3 of which reached base via walk. The last of the 4 to reach base, Jake Noll in his second major league plate appearance drew the bases loaded walk which won the game for his first RBI and was immediately sent on a plane, optioned to AAA Fresno. Why they moved their AAA team to Fresno, CA I have no idea, but the next time the musical chairs of minor league relocation starts hopefully the Nats aren't the last ones standing without a chair like they were this past go around. As the Mets can attest too (in Las Vegas the last 5 or so years) having your AAA team on the other side of the country is not ideal. At least in the Mets case they actually offered direct flights from Las Vegas to New York, I don't even think there are any direct flights from Fresno to DC . Adam Eaton had a hit and run scored, Rendon had 3 hits including a homer, 3 runs scored, and an RBI, Juan Soto had 3 hits, 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored including a 3 run homer, Ryan Zimmerman had a 2 run homer for a run scored and 2 RBI's, as mentioned above Noll had the game winning RBI, Andrew Stevenson scored a run, and Yan Gomes had an RBI and run scored. Anibal Sanchez allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts, Justin Miller (2nd hold), and Tony Sipp (2nd hold) had a combined 3 strikeouts, 1 run allowed on 2 hits in 2 1/3, Kyle Barraclough (1st blown save) allowed 1 run on 2 hits with a walk and strikeout in 2/3 of an inning and Sean Doolittle (2-0) pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning. In other divisional action from Wednesday the Braves beat the Cubs 6-4, and the Mets beat the Marlins 6-4. Mets improved to 5-1, and moved a half game in front of the 4-1 Phillies, Nats and Braves each moved to 2.5 back at 2-3, and the Marlins, at 2-5, dropped to 3.5 back.

Thursday: Nats 4 @ Mets 0.
Rendon had 1 run scored, Soto scored 2 runs, Wilmer Difo had 2 RBI's Zimmerman had a sac fly, and Victor Robles had a run scored and RBI courtesy of a home run. Stephen Strasburg (1-0) allowed 3 hits, 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts in 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Matt Grace (1st hold), Miller (3rd hold), and Sipp (3rd hold) had 4 strikeouts and 1 walk in 1 1/3 hitless innings. Not a lot of highlights for the Mets as Wilson Ramos had 2 of their 4 hits on the day with Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil collecting the other 2 hits. Noah Syndergaard allowed 2 runs on only 1 hit (a homer), with 6 strikeouts, but had 2 costly walks, as the back to back walks to start the second inning and subsequent Syndergaard wild pitch set up the Nats with their first run of the game. Braves beat the Cubs 9-4 as the Phillies and Marlins were off in the only other divisional game of the day. Phillies (4-1) and Mets (5-2) were in a virtual dead heat at the top of the division, Braves and Nats each go to 3-3 and a game and a half back while the Marlins remain at 2-5 and 3 games back.

Saturday: Nats 5 @ Mets 6.
Rendon had 2 runs scored and an RBI, with a home run, Soto had a run scored, Zimmerman had an RBI, Difo had 2 RBI's and scored a run, with a home run, and Robles had a run scored. Patrick Corbin allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (3 solo homers), Miller (1st blown save) allowed 2 runs on 3 hits but allowed back to back homers to Pete Alonso and Robby Cano which tied the game, and Sipp (0-1) allowed 1 run on 2 hits with a hit batter as all 3 batters he faced in the game came around to score. Alonso, and Cano each had solo home runs, J.D. Davis had 2 home runs, Michael Conforto added a solo run of his own and also scored the game-winning run on Keon Broxton's game winning single. Steven Matz allowed only 2 hits, but struck out 8 and walked 4 in 5 scoreless innings, Robert Gsellman (1st blown save) allowed a run on a hit in 1 inning, Justin Wilson (1st hold) allowed an unearned run on 1 hit and a walk in 2/3 of an inning, Jeurys Familia (2-0, 1st blown save) allowed 3 runs on 3 hits (2 home runs) with a walk and 2 strikeouts, and Edwin Diaz (4th save) pitched a 1-2-3 9th with 1 strikeout. The Marlins beat the Braves 4-2, and the Phillies lost to the Twins 2-6. That leaves the Mets in first at 6-2 a half game up on the 5-2 Phillies, Atlanta at 4-4 is 2 back, Nats are 2.5 back at 3-4, and the Marlins sit at 3-6 3.5 back of the first place Mets.

Sunday: Nats 12 @ Mets 9.
McNeil and Alonso each scored 2 runs with Alonso having 3 RBI's and a home run and McNeil having a single RBI, Conforto had a 3 run homer in the 9th and scored 2 runs, Ramos had an RBI, Luis Guillorme and Rosario each scored a run, and Brandon Nimmo had an RBI and run scored. Zack Wheeler (0-1) allowed 7 runs on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and an unsightly 7 walks in 4 2/3. Eaton had 2 RBI's, Howie Kendrick added 2 runs scored and an RBI, Rendon had a homer and had 3 RBI's and 3 runs scored, Soto had a run scored, Kurt Suzuki had 2 RBI's and a run scored, Difo scored a run, Max Scherzer got the Nats the first run of the game with an RBI single and scored later on in the frame, and Robles had an RBi and scored 3 runs. Scherzer (1-2) allowed 4 runs on 8 hits with 0 walks and 7 strikeouts in 6 1/3. Braves had a walk off win over the Marlins while the Phillies edged the Twins 2-1 in other divisional action. Phillies leap frog the Mets again for top spot in the East as they go to 6-2, Mets at 6-3 are a half game back, Braves are 1.5 back at 5-4, Nats are 2 back at an even 4-4, and the Marlins are bringing up the rear at 3-7 4 back. 3 game series in Philadelphia starts on Monday evening. Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 9.00) starts for the Nats against the Phillies Vince Velasquez (0-0, 0.00) with game time scheduled for 7:05. Mets have Monday off before hosting the Twins for a quick 2 game series beginning on Tuesday night, and the only other divisional team in action for this Monday evening are the Braves playing in Colorado for an 8:40 first pitch. Marlins, like the Mets, have Monday off, and start a 3 game series in Cincinnati on Tuesday.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:35 AM
 
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Nats pen looked ok Monday, 1 run, 2.1 in Philly is hardly tragic.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:31 PM
 
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Nats 3 @ Phillies 4.
Kurt Suzuki had 2 hits, 2 RBI's, and a run scored with a home run, Brian Dozier had a run scored and RBI with a home run and Juan Soto added the final RBI on the night. Anibal Sanchez (0-1) allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (2 home runs) with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in 5 2/3's. Jean Segura, Rhys Hoskins (2 runs scored, 2 RBI's, 2 home runs), Odubel Herrera (2 RBI's, 1 run scored, 1 home run) and Scott Kingery each had 2 hits while J.T. Realmuto scored the final Phillies run. Vince Velasquez allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (1 home run) with 2 strikeouts in 5 innings, Seranthony Dominguez (1-0) had a 1-2-3 6th inning with a strikeout to get the win, Adam Morgan (4th hold) and Daniel Robertson (2nd hold) allowed 1 hit and 2 strikeouts in 2 innings of work, and Pat Neshek (1st save) allowed 1 run on 2 hits (1 home run) in 1 inning. In the only other divisional game for the day the Braves beat the Rockies 8-6. Phils stay in first at 7-2 and a game up on the 6-3 Mets, Braves are 6-4 and 1.5 back, Washington falls to 4-5 and 3 back while Miami sits at 3-7 and 4.5 back. The Mets host the Twins while the Marlins visit Cincinnati also on Tuesday.

Game 2 of the series took place on Tuesday. Aaron Nola (1-0, 7.00) started for the Phillies against Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 2.84) which the Nats came from 6-1 down to win 10-6!!
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