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« on: October 21, 2019, 06:20:39 am »
Time (for me at least) to turn the page and get focused on the task at hand.

Any thoughts on roster adjustments with 2 or 3 games in the NL park?   If Pressly can't go who replaces him?

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 08:42:57 am »
Here’s a question:  has any AL WS team ever been less impacted by the loss of their DH for road games?
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 09:03:33 am »
Sounds like Pressly is fine.

One of the perks of winning in 6 is that Grienke will pitch game 3 in the NL park.  Might be an improvement from the DH spot in the lineup.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 09:22:54 am »
 At one point the broadcast mentioned Alvarez having mechanical rather than mental trouble.

They mentioned AJs that advice to Springer in 2017 included something about understanding that getting a walk can get things moving in the right direction.   Even in ABs he's battled Alvarez has ended up getting fooled out of the zone.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 10:10:12 am »
Here’s a question:  has any AL WS team ever been less impacted by the loss of their DH for road games?

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 02:08:00 pm »
McGattis will collaborate on the first pitch for Game 1.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 09:51:16 am »
Hinch definitively said Alvarez would DH and bay 7th (don't know who thought otherwise,  but the question was asked).

He was 6 for 19 vs TB.  I hope AJ is using all his horse whispering talent to coax some line drives out of the big guy.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2019, 10:24:06 am »
Devo switched for Abreu is the only roster change for WS.


The best news there is that Pressly remains.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 10:25:33 am »

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 10:30:02 am »
Good sign on the Pressly front.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 10:37:34 am »
Anybody have insight on the strength of Washington's pen?

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2019, 10:40:09 am »
Anybody have insight on the strength of Washington's pen?

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2019, 10:45:52 am »
Anybody have insight on the strength of Washington's pen?

Corbin joining the pen for tonight's game says a lot.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2019, 10:45:57 am »
Anybody have insight on the strength of Washington's pen?

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2019, 10:48:29 am »
Corbin joining the pen for tonight's game says a lot.

Yeah. They haven't hesitated using Scherzer and Strasbourg in relief roles this October either.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2019, 10:53:03 am »
Yeah. They haven't hesitated using Scherzer and Strasbourg in relief roles this October either.

They do not have a deep staff, but the ones who pitch are good. I hope the bats reappear.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2019, 10:56:57 am »
They do not have a deep staff, but the ones who pitch are good. I hope the bats reappear.

Definitely. Quieting the Astros bats and being able to lean on their top 6 pitchers is the Nats' clearest path to victory.

They only carried 11 pitchers in the NLCS.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2019, 10:57:12 am »
They do not have a deep staff, but the ones who pitch are good. I hope the bats reappear.

Kind of amazing the Astros are in the WS with so many LOBsters.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2019, 10:59:32 am »
Harris is going to have his work cut out for him this series. Not only has he been the most reliable fireman, he's the reliever who matches up most favorably against Soto. I have a feeling that whether it's in the 7th, 8th or 9th, he's going to be the guy to have to beat Rendon and Soto multiple times this series, which is no easy task.
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2019, 11:35:36 am »
I think that Devinski is a good choice. He was much improved at the end of the season. He has playoff experience (but with poor results). Might Hinch be thinking he would be a good match up against Soto? 
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