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wreckhouse

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Looks like the 7 games back pertains, since it looks like a Braves laugher is unfolding versus Cincy.
Commented on Nationals walk off again, 1-0 over D-Backs on walk-off error, SWEEP! 10 straight wins! on Aug 21 2014, 8:01p - 1 reply
No, I came around to the opinion of Bluelineswinger, namely
Commented on Nationals walk off again, 1-0 over D-Backs on walk-off error, SWEEP! 10 straight wins! on Aug 21 2014, 7:39p
After checking out the wild card standings it is not hard to imagine:
Commented on Nationals walk off again, 1-0 over D-Backs on walk-off error, SWEEP! 10 straight wins! on Aug 21 2014, 7:33p - 1 reply
Sort of, but not the Span steal, Rendon not striking out and being fast enough
Commented on Nationals walk off again, 1-0 over D-Backs on walk-off error, SWEEP! 10 straight wins! on Aug 21 2014, 7:27p
After the first use, it is the right phrasing.
Commented on Nationals walk off again, 1-0 over D-Backs on walk-off error, SWEEP! 10 straight wins! on Aug 21 2014, 7:20p
In any good winning period a team has to win in different ways:
Commented on Nationals walk off again, 1-0 over D-Backs on walk-off error, SWEEP! 10 straight wins! on Aug 21 2014, 7:19p - 1 reply
I was thinking Span for MVP, if could stay above .300.
Commented on Nationals win ninth straight, 3-2 over D-Backs on Anthony Rendon's walk-off single on Aug 20 2014, 10:43p - 1 reply
Longest Nats winning streak is 10, set in their first year, 2005.
Commented on Nationals win ninth straight, 3-2 over D-Backs on Anthony Rendon's walk-off single on Aug 20 2014, 10:37p - 1 reply
Ask this question: why was there late come from behind 1-run games?
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 3:10p - 1 reply
To answer the question
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 2:33p - 3 replies
I was thinking about doing the record scenario thing myself, but glad you did it.
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 1:36p - 2 replies
Sounds about right, if memory serves.
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 1:28p
Wait to insult them, until after they leave this weekend :)
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 1:25p - 1 reply
Wins after several blown saves. Nats are living dangerously.
Commented on Adam LaRoche's walk-off HR gives Nationals three straight walk-offs, seven straight wins on Aug 19 2014, 12:15p - 4 replies
Does the 6 game win streak indicate an easy ride to the Division title?
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks: GameThread 123 of 162 on Aug 18 2014, 6:50p - 4 replies
I think it may be a worthwhile strategy to not pitch a closer, esp. a veteran of many years,
Commented on Nationals 6-5 over Pirates for three-game sweep on walk-off sac fly by Scott Hairston on Aug 17 2014, 11:34p
Maybe it is the contrarian side of me. The Nats are not operating on all cylinders.
Commented on Nationals 6-5 over Pirates for three-game sweep on walk-off sac fly by Scott Hairston on Aug 17 2014, 11:01p - 2 replies
I felt that Span should have attempted to steal in that inning.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 8:18p - 2 replies
And 3 by the Pirates.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 7:29p - 1 reply
No problem on defense, as long as a throw does not go to the plate.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 7:27p - 2 replies
5 bads throws from an infielder to the catcher by both teams combined. Or is it 6?
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 7:20p
I still cannot believe that ugly inning.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 7:02p
I cannot recall so many good pitches (by Fister) resulting in so many baserunners.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 6:42p
Was Ramos actually out? I am not sure without stop motion.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 5:36p - 1 reply
Brewers 7 Dodgers 0. Poor Haren today.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 5:24p
In LA-LA land: Brewers 5 Dodgers 0 in the 2nd.
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 122 of 162 on Aug 17 2014, 4:47p
It would be, but it would make for a lot of angst before then. The Cards especially.
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Pirates on walk-off double by Wilson Ramos! #HORNSUP on Aug 17 2014, 12:29a - 1 reply
Does the first seed play the winner of the Wildcard game?
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Pirates on walk-off double by Wilson Ramos! #HORNSUP on Aug 17 2014, 12:27a - 1 reply
Yes, no doubt. But that positive effect for the Nats
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Pirates on walk-off double by Wilson Ramos! #HORNSUP on Aug 17 2014, 12:22a - 1 reply
I should have said Wild card game , not Game 1 of division playoffs.
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Pirates on walk-off double by Wilson Ramos! #HORNSUP on Aug 17 2014, 12:12a
But, wild card teams may not have the luxury of setting up their best pitcher
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Pirates on walk-off double by Wilson Ramos! #HORNSUP on Aug 17 2014, 12:09a - 2 replies
On another note, while Kimbrel got the save against the A's
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Pirates on walk-off double by Wilson Ramos! #HORNSUP on Aug 16 2014, 10:46p - 2 replies
LaRoche 2-out game tieing HR after deflating GIDP against a left-hander
Commented on Nationals 4-3 over Pirates on walk-off double by Wilson Ramos! #HORNSUP on Aug 16 2014, 10:35p - 1 reply
Besides desiring a win (da), I would like to see in this game:
Commented on Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 121 of 162 on Aug 16 2014, 6:39p - 1 reply
Among our five starters I worry most about Gio.
Commented on Nationals' Saturday night lineup: Gio Gonzalez vs the Pirates in D.C. on Aug 16 2014, 4:56p - 1 reply
Good idea--Jet Blue rocks!
Commented on Nationals' Friday night lineup vs the Pirates: Tanner Roark in D.C. on Aug 15 2014, 4:44p
I am still waiting for teleportation so I can go to games again.
Commented on Nationals' Friday night lineup vs the Pirates: Tanner Roark in D.C. on Aug 15 2014, 4:31p - 1 reply
We need Harper to hit well,
Commented on Nationals' slugger Bryce Harper heating up... just in time on Aug 15 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
Two comments, then I am done:
Commented on Game 119 WPA: Can't they play small ball? Nats 4, Mets 1 on Aug 15 2014, 2:10p
I am a little uneasy with taking one sample, the road sample,
Commented on Game 119 WPA: Can't they play small ball? Nats 4, Mets 1 on Aug 15 2014, 1:06p - 1 reply
You essentially give two reasons for saying that considering changing the rotation is a bad idea.
Commented on Game 119 WPA: Can't they play small ball? Nats 4, Mets 1 on Aug 15 2014, 12:47p - 1 reply
As has been pointed out before Stras may be more sensitive than most pitchers
Commented on Game 119 WPA: Can't they play small ball? Nats 4, Mets 1 on Aug 15 2014, 8:27a - 2 replies
Well, they are desperate. I can understand why. 11 and counting.
Commented on Nationals 4-1 over Mets to sweep three-game set, win 11th straight in Citi Field on Aug 14 2014, 10:14p
If Stras is learning to pitch inside then he is going to be more effective.
Commented on Nationals 4-1 over Mets to sweep three-game set, win 11th straight in Citi Field on Aug 14 2014, 10:12p - 1 reply
Weekend series could be telling.
Commented on Nationals 4-1 over Mets to sweep three-game set, win 11th straight in Citi Field on Aug 14 2014, 10:07p - 1 reply
Mets thinking: Oh good Stras is out,
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 119 of 162 on Aug 14 2014, 9:38p
It's not fair!
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 119 of 162 on Aug 14 2014, 9:26p
Nats have to pick up the option to keep Span next year.
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 119 of 162 on Aug 14 2014, 8:22p - 1 reply
This particular Harper HR has me beginning to believe he may be back
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 119 of 162 on Aug 14 2014, 8:17p - 1 reply
I generally agree with the sentiments expressed in the last paragraph. If one is critical of the process
Commented on Nationals 3-2 over Mets for 10th straight win in Citi Field on Aug 13 2014, 11:18p
Soriano got two big outs on weak grounders to save the game after hard hits.
Commented on Nationals 3-2 over Mets for 10th straight win in Citi Field on Aug 13 2014, 10:24p - 2 replies
Nats win ugly, but a win is a win. Destiny says Nats have to win in NYC.
Commented on Nationals 3-2 over Mets for 10th straight win in Citi Field on Aug 13 2014, 10:19p - 1 reply
Agree.
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 118 of 162 on Aug 13 2014, 7:03p
Best way to avoid having hard hits balls getting caught:
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 118 of 162 on Aug 13 2014, 7:02p - 1 reply
Well, we knew he had that possibility in him.
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 118 of 162 on Aug 13 2014, 6:59p - 1 reply
Is this game being played in New York?
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 118 of 162 on Aug 13 2014, 6:57p
Bluelinewinger needs to write again about Span.
Commented on Nationals 7-1 over Mets: Michael Taylor 2 for 4 with a HR in MLB debut on Aug 12 2014, 10:53p
Span struggling, but Nats win anyway.
Commented on Nationals 7-1 over Mets: Michael Taylor 2 for 4 with a HR in MLB debut on Aug 12 2014, 10:51p - 1 reply
Radar is not encouraging. Long delay looks likely.
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 117 of 162 on Aug 12 2014, 8:04p - 2 replies
We can beat the Mets without Zim or a struggling Harper,
Commented on Washington Nationals at New York Mets: GameThread 117 of 162 on Aug 12 2014, 6:43p - 1 reply
We have not defined our terms, but a quick look
Commented on The case for: Nationals' starter Stephen Strasburg on Aug 12 2014, 6:24p - 1 reply
Getting into someone's head is difficult.
Commented on The case for: Nationals' starter Stephen Strasburg on Aug 12 2014, 6:00p - 1 reply
About 1 XBH and 1 RBI per week since returning is not who you want batting third.
Commented on Nationals' Tuesday night lineup: Michael Taylor to make MLB debut in right on Aug 12 2014, 5:37p - 1 reply
Nice to have the Braves lose again.
Commented on Nationals' Asst GM Doug Harris talks Michael Taylor, Lucas Giolito, A.J. Cole on Minors and Majors on Aug 11 2014, 11:43p - 1 reply
It is an interesting thought question in the hypothetical.
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 11 2014, 4:25p
Well, proof is a term I would reserve for a repeatable experiment where
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 11 2014, 4:15p - 1 reply
I think you are onto something that the metrics may not be able to capture.
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 11 2014, 2:22p - 1 reply
Let's not forget that on Friday night
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 11 2014, 12:31p
Thanks from myself and others here for taking the time to do this analysis.
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 11 2014, 8:24a - 3 replies
The thing about baseball is that small changes can have large effects.
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 11 2014, 12:03a - 1 reply
Yes, that sequence was regrettable, and possibly avoidable even without robot umpires, just by the home ump getting help on the check swing.
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 10 2014, 11:56p - 1 reply
I see about what I expected when Zim went down, and while Harper struggles.
Commented on Braves 3-1 over Nationals: Alex Wood K's 12 in series finale in Turner Field on Aug 10 2014, 11:45p - 1 reply
It might be tough to get a lot of signatures on a Nationals web site.
Commented on Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 116 of 162 on Aug 10 2014, 10:18p
I approve your approval.
Commented on Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 116 of 162 on Aug 10 2014, 10:16p - 1 reply
Nats may have some momentum from last night,
Commented on Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 116 of 162 on Aug 10 2014, 8:06p
Why this game was important to win.
Commented on Game 115 WPA: Weird Baseball. Nats win 4-1 on Aug 10 2014, 2:26p - 1 reply
Very unlikely, excepting an inconsequential sprinkle or two.
Commented on Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 115 of 162 on Aug 9 2014, 10:22p
After matching the location of Turner Field from Google Maps
Commented on Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 115 of 162 on Aug 9 2014, 10:17p - 1 reply
Guessing that game could start 30-45 mins
Commented on Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 115 of 162 on Aug 9 2014, 9:41p - 1 reply
Never mind--I found it.
Commented on Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 115 of 162 on Aug 9 2014, 9:15p
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