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Old 10-13-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The Yanks' team ERA in the LDS was 1.76, and against a pretty good offense.
The Orioles' offense was 10th in the AL by wRC+ and 9th in total runs scored. In what sense are they a pretty good offense?
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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First up for Detroit tonight is Fischer and Sanchez. Verlander is going to make those Yankees sweat my friends! Go Tigers!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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First up for Detroit tonight is Fischer and Sanchez. Verlander is going to make those Yankees sweat my friends! Go Tigers!
Fister, not Fischer. It's a subtle, but sophomoric, difference.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Houston
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6th straight elimination win for the Cardinals, dating to last year. I forget how many times they have been down to their last strike. Also, 6 runs down is the largest comeback in MLB history in an elimination game.

Now they are up against a team that knows how to win as well. Gonna be an electric NLCS.

GO CARDS
We agree on something.

Go Cards.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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All the interesting teams are now gone....time for the NBA season to start.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:52 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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What should the announcer have said? "Well, despite reaching the post season for the first time and leading all of baseball with 98 regular season wins, this loss in the fifth game of the division series cancels all of the Nationals' accomplishments for the year. They should all be deeply ashamed of themselves. If this were a Japanese team they would be going home to belly stick themselves rather than endure the ongoing mortification associated with this humiliating and disgraceful loss."

Something like that?

Regardless of the accomplishments this season, the fact that they were up 6-0 and looking like they were headed to the NCLS makes the loss extremely devastating. No Nats fan is saying..."well we did have a good season and the best record"

That would have only been possible if they lost 10-3 and never had a lead.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: DMV
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It was do or die, Johnson should have pulled Storen out, you could immediately tell he didn't have it and the game was going to be lost. The real culprit/s are the GMs, they shut down Strasburg.
I will take it a step further. I wouldn't have ever put Edwin Jackson in. I like Edwin, but it was just unnecessary to put him in, especially in that situation. Why not stick with your relievers that are more accustom to coming out of the bullpen in that situation? That was not the time to try something new. I mean he could have used Mike Gonzalez, Ryan Mattheus, or someone else that was more situated for that role. Edwin gave up a run, but it was fortunate that it was worst. That definitely played a factor.

I think Storen was just trying to make the perfect pitch. I mean dude, if you got the lead, you have to throw strikes. There was no reason to not throw a strike. Even if they got a hit, make them earn it.

As far as Strasburg, they did the exact same thing with Zimmermann the year before and there were no complaints. Why fix something that isn't broken? Also there was a game where the team didn't score a win, would Strasburg's bat made a difference? He's a good hitting pitcher, but no not really. As mentioned, Detwiler had a great game, so I'm not sure what Strasburg would have done different. The Nats lost this series because they didn't step up in big moments. Strasburg wouldn't have guaranteed anything, but he'll be there next year.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Regardless of the accomplishments this season, the fact that they were up 6-0 and looking like they were headed to the NCLS makes the loss extremely devastating. No Nats fan is saying..."well we did have a good season and the best record"

That would have only been possible if they lost 10-3 and never had a lead.
No but we are saying that this team had a great year, exceeded expectations, and they showed their inexperience. Disappointing but the future is very bright.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: DMV
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This is the first time I ever rooted against any team, but I'm glad the Nationals are done. No matter how you want to spin it, not having Strasburg available in an elimination game proves that the management is not totally committed to winning. I hope their players consider this when they reach free agency.
You could argue the same thing with Atlanta with Kris Medlen for starting him out in the bullpen at the beginning of the season, because really that could have cost them the division. What makes it any different?
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Yankees 6th inning 2nd and 3rd no outs and guess what.....WE SCORE NO RUNS. A-rod, granderson, and martin all strike out
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