Beating_a_dead_horse

natswinitall

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Formerly "ricksnats". Changed computers, lost login information, and "BOOM", suddenly I don't exist anymore. So I'm back, with a more appropriate screen name given the inevitable outcome of the 2013 baseball season.

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Thanks for sharing the stats
Commented on Wire Taps: Nationals win eighth straight, turn to Tanner Roark looking for no.9 on Aug 20 2014, 3:31p
AND...
Commented on Wire Taps: Nationals win eighth straight, turn to Tanner Roark looking for no.9 on Aug 20 2014, 12:19p
whoops! Wrong thread!
Commented on Nationals win eighth straight, 8-1 over Diamondbacks: Stephen Strasburg solid through eight in D.C. on Aug 20 2014, 12:18p
AND......
Commented on Nationals win eighth straight, 8-1 over Diamondbacks: Stephen Strasburg solid through eight in D.C. on Aug 20 2014, 12:17p - 1 reply
Maybe I'm missing something, but that article seems positively asinine to me.
Commented on Wire Taps: Nationals win eighth straight, turn to Tanner Roark looking for no.9 on Aug 20 2014, 12:14p - 4 replies
grumblegrumblegrumble
Commented on Nationals win eighth straight, 8-1 over Diamondbacks: Stephen Strasburg solid through eight in D.C. on Aug 20 2014, 11:43a
Well, it would have been disastrous
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 20 2014, 9:13a
BTW, IMO, you left out Kenley Jansen
Commented on Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano hears boos after blown save, but Nats rally to win on Aug 19 2014, 5:26p
I get the same sense that Strasburg gets the "B" team of late
Commented on Nationals' Tuesday night lineup: Jose Lobaton catching Stephen Strasburg again on Aug 19 2014, 5:19p - 1 reply
I guess I won't hear you from section 209
Commented on Nationals' Tuesday night lineup: Jose Lobaton catching Stephen Strasburg again on Aug 19 2014, 4:48p - 1 reply
Seriously? Lobaton for Strasburg AGAIN?
Commented on Nationals' Tuesday night lineup: Jose Lobaton catching Stephen Strasburg again on Aug 19 2014, 4:46p - 3 replies
Darn it!
Commented on Nationals' OF Nate McLouth to have season-ending surgery to repair torn labrum in right shoulder on Aug 19 2014, 4:24p
He and Bryce
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 4:21p
Denard, I didn't even know those football guys were playing last night! (really)
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 2:44p - 1 reply
Good lord I hate stats like that
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 12:35p - 1 reply
Clip was just showing his support for Soriano, you know.
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 11:56a - 1 reply
On pace for 92 wins at the moment
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 9:38a - 1 reply
They got about 11 in the first four innings of the last game I attended
Commented on Game 123 WPA: Pitchin' ain't easy. Nats 5, DBs 4 on Aug 19 2014, 9:32a
He's not catching anyone by surprise anymore
Commented on Game 123 WPA: Pitchin' ain't easy. Nats 5, DBs 4 on Aug 19 2014, 9:30a
I vote for sound fundamentals at all times.
Commented on Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano hears boos after blown save, but Nats rally to win on Aug 18 2014, 2:44p - 1 reply
Soriano is an "average to good" closer based on his performance this year.
Commented on Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano hears boos after blown save, but Nats rally to win on Aug 18 2014, 2:39p
Can I ask you to share that approach with my wife? ;-)
Commented on Nationals 4-1 over Mets to sweep three-game set, win 11th straight in Citi Field on Aug 15 2014, 2:14p - 1 reply
Neither is there much "real evidence" that you are right.
Commented on Nationals 4-1 over Mets to sweep three-game set, win 11th straight in Citi Field on Aug 15 2014, 11:21a - 2 replies
Yeah, Strasburg seems to have drawn Lobaton a lot lately
Commented on Nationals' Thursday night lineup vs the Mets: Denard Span back on top in New York on Aug 14 2014, 4:59p
I don't agree with your basic proposition
Commented on Nationals' Denard Span's hot streak answers fans' prayers on Aug 14 2014, 2:44p
Well sure, but
Commented on Nationals 3-2 over Mets for 10th straight win in Citi Field on Aug 14 2014, 2:21p - 1 reply
I was actually OK with MW leaving Soriano in for the whole inning
Commented on Nationals 3-2 over Mets for 10th straight win in Citi Field on Aug 14 2014, 12:38p - 2 replies
A rec for you for dreaming (good things) of the Nats
Commented on Game 117 WPA: The unironically triumphant debut of Michael Taylor. Nats 7, Mets 1 on Aug 13 2014, 11:40a
That was a truly nasty hook on that ball to left
Commented on Nationals vs Mets: Series Preview Q&A with Amazin' Avenue - 2015 Nats' outfield? on Aug 13 2014, 11:35a
I understand that special circumstances are in play now, with Werth and Souza both hurt
Commented on Nationals vs Mets: Series Preview Q&A with Amazin' Avenue - 2015 Nats' outfield? on Aug 13 2014, 9:53a - 1 reply
Yes, it does exclude homers
Commented on Game 117 WPA: The unironically triumphant debut of Michael Taylor. Nats 7, Mets 1 on Aug 13 2014, 9:47a - 1 reply
Well, if we had Trout in every position
Commented on Nationals' Tuesday night lineup: Michael Taylor to make MLB debut in right on Aug 12 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
for Nats will make a moderate upgrade at a position of need; they won't give up any blue chips to do it though!
Voted on Aug 12 2014, 3:31p
Well, personally (can't speak for the "larger fanbase") I think 81 games near my home is more than enough to satisfy my needs for going to a ballpark
Commented on Orioles 7-3 over the Nationals: O's rally in seventh for comeback win in D.C. on Aug 5 2014, 11:52a
Seems like Strasburg has been drawing the short straw of late in terms of the lineup behind him
Commented on Nationals' starter Stephen Strasburg strikes out 10 in seven scoreless vs Phillies on Aug 4 2014, 11:36a - 2 replies
Thrilled to see Strasburg pitch a scoreless outing
Commented on Nationals' starter Stephen Strasburg strikes out 10 in seven scoreless vs Phillies on Aug 4 2014, 11:12a - 1 reply
Or Espinosa
Commented on Where should Asdrubal Cabrera hit with the Nationals? on Aug 1 2014, 4:34p
Yeah, but fortunately NOT late in the game
Commented on Where should Asdrubal Cabrera hit with the Nationals? on Aug 1 2014, 4:33p - 2 replies
Good move re Barrett
Commented on Nationals' Lineup: Asdrubal Cabrera hitting 7th, playing second, Aaron Barrett optioned to Triple-A on Aug 1 2014, 4:27p
For any of you feeling down about last night's loss
Commented on Game 106 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 52. Nats 4, FF 10 on Aug 1 2014, 10:56a
True enough
Commented on Game 106 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 52. Nats 4, FF 10 on Aug 1 2014, 9:38a
Espinosa sure looked like he knew what that first pitch from Lee was going to be
Commented on Game 106 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 52. Nats 4, FF 10 on Aug 1 2014, 9:35a
I don't discount the positive effects of competition as a motivating factor in sports in general
Commented on Game 106 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 52. Nats 4, FF 10 on Aug 1 2014, 9:30a - 1 reply
Lots of fail tonight between Rendon and Werth
Commented on Game 106 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 52. Nats 4, FF 10 on Aug 1 2014, 9:24a - 3 replies
Agreed.
Commented on Phillies 10-4 over Nationals: Cliff Lee injured, Gio Gonzalez ineffective in D.C. on Aug 1 2014, 9:18a - 1 reply
Yup.
Commented on Nationals trade rumors: Nats acquire Asdrubal Cabrera from Indians for Zach Walters on Aug 1 2014, 9:07a - 1 reply
IDK
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Marlins to avoid sweep in Miami: Tanner Roark does it again on Jul 31 2014, 2:54p - 1 reply
With any luck..
Commented on Nationals' skipper Matt Williams on Scott Hairston's double, Adam LaRoche's steal and more... on Jul 31 2014, 2:30p
Looks like Snider thought there was already a man on first prior to the walk.
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Marlins to avoid sweep in Miami: Tanner Roark does it again on Jul 31 2014, 10:35a - 1 reply
BTW, I'd be fine with this, too.
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 28 2014, 9:19a
Excellent point.
Commented on Game 99 WPA: Something of a farce. Nats 4, Rox 6 on Jul 25 2014, 4:13p
Or offered them unsolicited advice on how to "fix" their batting issues.
Commented on Can Zach Walters make the Nationals change their plans for Ryan Zimmerman's DL stint? on Jul 25 2014, 4:11p - 1 reply
Any chance of finding some word other than "fraud"?
Commented on Can Zach Walters make the Nationals change their plans for Ryan Zimmerman's DL stint? on Jul 25 2014, 3:47p - 1 reply
Well, personally I do want him up for PH duty and two starts a week.
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 3:37p
Again, one can find anecdotes both ways
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 3:35p - 1 reply
Well, past performance is really all you have to go on, isn't it?
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 2:15p - 1 reply
I dunno Rob
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 2:07p - 1 reply
It's not about whose money is being "thrown away"
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 1:42p - 1 reply
FWIW
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 12:27p - 3 replies
Unless one just decides to dump Hairston or McClouth
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 11:46a - 1 reply
I guess it all would depend on what kind of deal Rizzo could negotiate
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 10:29a
WWWAWSWSSC
Commented on Can Zach Walters make the Nationals change their plans for Ryan Zimmerman's DL stint? on Jul 25 2014, 9:46a
I'd say yes
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 9:44a - 1 reply
OK, so I see reports today that boil it down pretty simply:
Commented on Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things? on Jul 25 2014, 9:21a - 2 replies
Certainly don't want to lose him - we can't afford it
Commented on Rockies avoid season and series sweep with 6-4 win over Nationals in Coors Field on Jul 24 2014, 1:46p - 1 reply
Yeah, I was just looking at the BA
Commented on Game 99 WPA: Something of a farce. Nats 4, Rox 6 on Jul 24 2014, 1:34p
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