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Old 05-08-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I agree


Set up man pitches to 3-4-5 in the order in a 1-0 game. He gives up 1 walk, 0 hits and records 2 strikeouts and leaves with the same 1-0 lead. Team scores 2 in the 9th to go up 3-0 but still a "save" situation. The "closer" comes into the 9th to face 7-8-9 and precedes to give up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, with 0 strikeouts and all 3 outs were bullets hit to the OF. He still gets credit for the save even though the pitcher in the 8th faced the better hitters and did a better job. It's a joke!
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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LOL Bob here's another good one for you which you'll like.


Oliver Perez came in to begin the 7th inning with the Nats up 3-1. He faces 3 batters; the first 2 reach base with singles before he retires his last batter on a sac bunt. Yusmiero Petit than comes on, gives up 0 runs the next 3 2/3's innings, but because he gave up a single with brought home the 2 runners Perez put on base, Petit gets charged with a blown save, yet Perez gets credited with a hold even though his runner that he put on base, ended up tying the game. That's beyond ridiculous!
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:54 PM
 
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Nats 3 @ Cubs 4 (13 innings)


Good thing we started off with a sweep in St. Louis because that was a disappointing weekend. We had a chance to win 3 of the 4 as we scored first in 3 of the 4 games, and had the lead after 5 innings in the last 2 games.


Zimmerman got the scoring started in the 3rd when he laced one to LF that got under the glove of Kris Bryant (and really probably could've and should've been an error) that went into the Cubs bullpen and allowed Harper to score all the way from first. Rendon would put the Nats up front 2-0 in the 4th with a groundout. He's been so dominant that that was the first time Jake Arrieta had trailed in a game, much less by 2 runs! Cubs got one back in the bottom half on a wild pitch. Nats got the 2 run lead back in the 5th on a Ramos single, and that single would be significant because it would be the only time in the game the Nats would record a hit with a runner in scoring position as they went 1-21 with RISP. Bryant would tie the game in the 7th with a single scoring Trevor Cahill and Dexter Fowler, and the game was scoreless until the 13th when Blake Treinen pitching for the 3rd straight day threw 5 straight sliders to Javier Baez and Baez took the 5th slider over the fence in LF for the walkoff home run which completed the sweep. Roark pitched 6 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run (unearned), 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Oliver Perez (5th hold) pitched to 3 batters in the 7th; 2 reached base, both of those runners scored but somehow gets credited with a "hold." Yah, figure that one out?? Yusmiero Petit (1st blown save) pitched 3.2, scatters 6 hits, allows 0 runs, and even though he allowed Perez' inherited runners to score he gets credited with a "blown save." Shouldn't the blown save go to Perez?? Figure that one out too?? Blake Treinen (2-1) faced 2 batters in the 13th: he struck out the first and allowed a homer to the 2nd so he finishes with a line of 0.1 1 hit, 1 run, 1 strikeout and 1 home run allowed. For the Cubs Arrieta pitched 5 innings allowing 6 hits 3 runs (2 earned), struck out 4, and walked an uncharacteristically 4 Nats. Trevor Wood (1-0) pitched the 13th allowed 1 hit 0 runs, with 0 walks and 0 strikeouts.


Some interesting notes on this game:
As noted, the Nats were 1-21 with runners in scoring position.
The Cubs walked Harper 6 times, TWICE in extra innings to load the bases. remarkable! Last I've seen that happen to was Barry Bonds, so we can now officially start the comparison. In his only other time in the batter's box he got hit by a pitch so Harper had no official AB for the day. if you picked on BTS, congratulations! He becomes the first player since Jeff Bagwell in 1999 to walk 6 times in a game and the first player in HISTORY to reach base 7 times without recording an at bat.
Today was the first time since July 30, 2015 that the opposing pitcher pitched more innings than Arrieta did (it also happened in the Mets series though when Syndergaard through 2/3's of an inning more).
When Zimmermann got that run scoring double in the 3rd?? That was the first time Arrieta has trailed in a regular season game since August 15, 2015 when the White Sox scored the games first run in a game they eventually lost 6-3. He also fell behind 2-1 to the Cardinals for half of an inning in the divisional series. Not counting the NLCS against the Mets, the last time Arrieta trailed in a game by more than 2 runs?? Also, that July 30 game when the Brewers scored the first 2 runs in a game they eventually lost 5-2. That's how dominant Arrieta has been, and we were 8 outs away from giving him a loss!


Nats go home to continue interleague play with a 3 game set against the Tigers that starts on Monday. Stephen Strasburg (5-0, 2.36) takes the ball for the Nats and he'll be opposed by Anibal Sanchez (3-3, 5.87) for the Tigers. Game time will start at 7:05. Cubs stay in Chicago and will start a 3 game series against the Padres which starts on Monday.
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:12 AM
 
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LOL Bob here's another good one for you which you'll like.


Oliver Perez came in to begin the 7th inning with the Nats up 3-1. He faces 3 batters; the first 2 reach base with singles before he retires his last batter on a sac bunt. Yusmiero Petit than comes on, gives up 0 runs the next 3 2/3's innings, but because he gave up a single with brought home the 2 runners Perez put on base, Petit gets charged with a blown save, yet Perez gets credited with a hold even though his runner that he put on base, ended up tying the game. That's beyond ridiculous!

That's worse than the 1 inning, 2 earned runs save. The "every special snowflake" gets a gold star Boras can wave age, I guess.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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Like your Strasburg deal.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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Potential teams just lost out on a big prize not only this winter, but potential for the stretch run if the Nats dropped out of the race and wanted to pull off a clearance sale. Strasburg has signed a 7 year $175 million extension to remain with the organization. Hopefully the Lerner's still have the money to write Harper a check in a couple years.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:18 PM
 
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Potential teams just lost out on a big prize not only this winter, but potential for the stretch run if the Nats dropped out of the race and wanted to pull off a clearance sale. Strasburg has signed a 7 year $175 million extension to remain with the organization. Hopefully the Lerner's still have the money to write Harper a check in a couple years.

No shot at Harper. Never was. Bids should start around $500 mil. He will wear pinstripes. But I think he will burn out early like Pujols. I like Stras 5 years from now, just like 2016. Better investment.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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Like your Strasburg deal.

Hopefully they kept the bank open for Bryce though!
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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Tigers 4 @ Nats 5.


Tigers scored first in the first with a 2 out, 2 run homer from Nick Castellanos. Murphy single in the 4th scored Rendon to cut the lead in half, and J.D. Martinez put the Tigers up 3 with another 2 run homer in the 6th. Murphy countered with his own 2 run homer in the bottom half to get the lead back to one, and the Nats tied it on a Revere sac fly in the 7th before walking off on a Clint Robinson home run, his first of the year and only his 5th hit of the season. The newly resigned Strasburg pitched 7 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 walks with 11 strikeouts and 4 runs on those 2 homers. Shawn Kelley (1-0) threw one pitch to one batter to finish the 9th and recorded the win. Anibal Sanchez pitched 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks 2 strikeouts and 1 home run. Kyle Ryan (1st blown save) faced Revere and allowed the sac fly to tie the game, so he gets the blown save. Mark Lowe (1-2) came onto pitch the 9th and gave up the homer to Robinson after retiring the first batter of the inning.


Series continues on Tuesday. Michael Fullmer (1-1, 6.30) one of the players the Tigers received for Cespedes last July starts for the Tigers and he'll be opposed by Joe Ross (3-1, 1.23) who takes the ball for the Nats.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Good game last night. Harper mouths off to the ump from the dugout and gets tossed. 2 minutes later Clint Robinson hits a walk-off game-winning homer. His HR was like an ice cold beer on a muggy hot day.
Nats needed it to stop the bleeding.

Gotta love Harper's game but he all too frequently acts like a pr1ck. He thinks he's being mature by accepting all his pitch-around walks, but I think he's boiling inside and usually takes it out on umpires.

We are all getting tired of Harper not being pitched to, with a tepid Zimmerman behind him it makes sense. So maybe it's time to put Daniel Murphy right after Bryce so he won't be avoided so much. At minimum put someone else after Harper, Buffalo Ramos is very hot these days, why not him?
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