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Old 09-08-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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You're assuming the DBacks don't win the division, which isn't out of the realm of possibilities.


Even with the Diamondbacks winning 12 straight and the Dodgers being 1-13 in their last 14 I still think the Dodgers lead them by 7 or 8 games. They'll still win the division going away.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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You may be right, but you probably haven't been watching them closely. They've been a disaster. Even Kershaw couldn't get them a win last night. They're lucky they don't face the DBacks again (until the playoffs). Over the last 2 weeks, Arizona has reduced the deficit from 21 games to 10. Arizona also has the tiebreaker over LA.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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11-10 over the Nats. Barring the Marlins result in Atlanta, it's either going to be a 3 or 2 game magic number for the division. They could officially lock up the division as early as Sunday. Game 3 of the series at 7:05 Sunday.

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You may be right, but you probably haven't been watching them closely. They've been a disaster. Even Kershaw couldn't get them a win last night. They're lucky they don't face the DBacks again (until the playoffs). Over the last 2 weeks, Arizona has reduced the deficit from 21 games to 10. Arizona also has the tiebreaker over LA.
No. I haven't been watching them lately, but even at 10 games, you have what?? Only about 15 or 16 games left. I'd have a better chance at winning the lottery! It's almost impossible to be 20 games up on August 25, and than lose the division which would be the case here.

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Old 09-08-2017, 10:03 PM
 
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Hahah, it just looks like it's going to happen. Tonight: SD up on ARI 8-0, LA over Colorado 4-1. Half an hour later: Colorado up 5-4, Arizona down just 8-6 with bases loaded and 1 out.

It feels just like the last night of 2011 with NYY-Tampa and BOS-Baltimore.

Kershaw and Darvish get chased incredibly early 2 nights in a row. Puig hits himself over the head with the bat after popping up. Dodgers fans do nothing but boo all night long. They are in trouble.

22 games left (including tonight).
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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11-10 over the Nats. Barring the Marlins result in Atlanta, it's either going to be a 3 or 2 game magic number for the division. They could officially lock up the division as early as Sunday. Game 3 of the series at 7:05 Sunday.



No. I haven't been watching them lately, but even at 10 games, you have what?? Only about 15 or 16 games left. I'd have a better chance at winning the lottery! It's almost impossible to be 20 games up on August 25, and than lose the division which would be the case here.

Congrats, another excellent season for the Nats. I agree with Boras complaint on wet bases. Easily solved, and should be solved. I'd favor, on wet days, changing the bases, every 3 innings. Grounds crew could do that w/o much delay to the game.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Saturday: Phillies 5 @ Nats 4. Michael Taylor had 3 RBI's, but unfortunately that was not enough as the Phillies got another homer from rookie Rhys Hoskins. The Braves ended up getting a walk off walk against the Marlins, so the magic number was cut to 2, so not a terrible day.
Sunday: Phillies 2 @ Nats 3. Trea Turner and Adam Lind were the only 2 "regulars" that started. Victor Robles got his first hit and RBI driving in Adrian Sanchez who drove in the first run on a double, and Turner hit a solo home run in the 8th. Nick Williams drove in 2 runs on a single in the 9th, the first runs Ryan Madson has allowed since coming over from Oakland, as Strasburg's scoreless streak reaches 34 innings as he was out after 8. Phillies pitcher Ben Lively pitched terrifically by the way. Pitched a complete game with only 6 hits and 3 runs allowed with 7 strikeouts as the Nats magic number goes to 1. After the game ended about 2,500 stuck around Nats park as they put the Braves/Marlins game on the video board out in CF. The fans that stuck around were in for a long afternoon. When the Nats game ended the Marlins were up 6-5 and they added 2 more runs in the 9th so things weren't looking too good, even moreso after it was an 8-6 score with 2 outs and a runner on first, but Lane Adams walked, Johan Carmago reached on an infield single to load the bases, and than Rio Ruiz chopped one down to 3rd that completely ate up the Marlins third basemen and reached the OF as 2 runs scored and the Braves tied it up, but Matt Kemp flied out to end the 9th. Marlins & Braves each went in order in the 10th, Marlins left the bases loaded in the 11th, and after Vance Worley retired the first 2 Braves to begin the 11th, and Adams ended the game with a walk off homer, the walk off homer which clinched the division for the Nats, their 4th division title in the last 6 years. Also, off the field was a good day as well, as we are getting 2 dogs later on in the month, and on Sunday we got the confirmation that the 2 we are getting are the 2 that were our first choice, so wins all around on Sunday!

3 game series with the Braves starts on Tuesday (does Adams get a standing ovation if he appears this series??) Gio Gonzalez (14-6, 2.50) starts for the Nats and he'll be opposed by Julio Teheran (10-11, 4.77) but who pitches must better on the road than at home though. Game time scheduled for 7:05. Also, don't look now, but the Dodgers have lost 11 in a row and currently only sit 3.5 up on the Nats for homefield in the NL.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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Default 2017 Season: Game 144 (12 September 2017 - 19:05): Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

The Braves' Lane Adams is on a three-game hitting streak, and has been playing good. I wonder how he will respond to Gio González.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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Braves 8 @ Nats 0. This one was all Braves. Matt Kemp had a 2 out RBI single in the first, and following a walk to Ender Inciarte and a single from Ozzie Albies, Freeman had a 3 run homer to make it 4-0 in the 3rd. Inciarte would have a 2 out RBI double in the 5th to make it 5-0. Following a 2 out double to Dansby Swanson, Julio Teheran would help himself driving in Swanson for the 6th run, Albies lead off the 7th with a home run for a 7-0 lead, and the Braves would cap the scoring on the evening with 2 doubles later on in the inning for the 8th and final run.

Gio Gonzalez (14-7) allowed 5 runs on 7 hits (1 homer) with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts, while Teheran (11-11) pitched 7 strong shutout innings with 7 hits allowed, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Game 2 of the series on Wednesday. Luiz Gohara (0-1, 13.50) is the scheduled starter for the Braves while the Nats hand the ball to Max Scherzer (14-5, 2.32). Game time scheduled for 7:05
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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So, that's now 2 Dodgers wins combined with 2 Nats losses to push it back to 5.5, which guarantees the lowest the Dodgers can leave Washington with is a 2 game lead (Washington win Thursday and than a sweep since the Dodgers are off today). So, pretty much the Dodgers only have to win 1 of the 3 to pretty much set the NL Postseason: Dodgers 1, Nats 2, Central 3.

Braves 8 @ Nats 2. Anthony Rendon doubled scored Turner in the first for a 1-0 lead. Ozzie Albies singled home Lane Adams in the 5th to tie it at 1, then in the 6th Tyler Flowers doubled in Matt Kemp for a 2-1 Braves lead. Wilmer Difo singled in Trea Turner who went 1st to 3rd on a throwing error by the pitcher Luiz Gohara. Max Scherzer would start the 7th with 3 straight walks, before Dansby Swanson put the first ball in play that inning for a 2 run single. Following an intentional walk and a pitching change, the first pitch from Brandon Kintzler to Matt Kemp got deposited into the left field seats for a grand slam. So, if you are keeping track at home in a 2 pitch span the Braves scored 6 runs which probably set/tied a record as I think it is almost impossible to have more than 6 runs score in a span of 2 pitches.

Gohara (1-1) allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits with 0 walks and 6 strikeouts while Scherzer (14-6) allowed 7 runs on 7 hits with an uncharacteristic 6 walks and only 7 strikeouts as both pitchers went 6 innings. The final series of the year between these 2 teams at Nationals Park goes on Thursday evening. Mike Foltynewicz (10-12, 4.74) starts for the Braves while the Nats counter with Tanner Roark (12-9, 4.48). Game time at 7:05.
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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Braves 2 @ Nats 5. Turner double and Werth single to lead off the game put the Nats up 1-0. Victor Robles triple drove in Adam Lind and than Robles scored on a Lobaton ground out to go up 3-0 in the 4th. Ozzie Albies had a 2 run homer in the 6th for the Braves 2 runs, and Adrian Sanchez finished the scoring in the 6th on a 2 run double.

Mike Foltynewicz (10-13) allowed 3 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts in 4 innings. Tanner Roark (13-9) allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (1 homer) with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. Matt Albers (13th hold), and Ryan Madson (21st hold) allowed 1 hit with 3 strikeouts in 2 innings of work while Sean Doolittle (21st save) had 1 hit with 1 strikeout in 1 inning of work. 3 game series with the Dodgers starts on Friday. Edwin Jackson (5-5, 4.14) starts for the Nats and he'll be opposed by Alex Wood (14-3, 2.81). Game time scheduled for 7:05.

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