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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2019, 11:37:48 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?

Devo's arm was ground to dust by the time the Astros make it to the World Series in 2017.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2019, 11:44:47 am »
Tap the brakes on Devo sucked in 2017.

Remember the Puig AB in Game 2? 

Remember the blown save in game 5 game in his second inning of work.

He wasn't dominant, but he wasn't a disaster. 

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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2019, 12:01:36 pm »
lets hope hinch is all seeing and all knowing
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2019, 01:16:02 pm »
I wish the odds weren't so gigantically in our favor. The Nats have been the BTIB since some point in May, I believe. It does appear we have a real advantage defensively and in the bullpen, especially considering we've seen Doolittle a lot--which they can't say about any of our relief arms. Seems to me our advantages play out primarily at the back end of games and series'.

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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2019, 01:29:04 pm »
I wish the odds weren't so gigantically in our favor. The Nats have been the BTIB since some point in May, I believe. It does appear we have a real advantage defensively and in the bullpen, especially considering we've seen Doolittle a lot--which they can't say about any of our relief arms. Seems to me our advantages play out primarily at the back end of games and series'.

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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2019, 01:59:45 pm »
(from Astros.com) Since May 23:

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Nationals: 74-38, .661, second-best record in baseball

They righted the ship after a terrible start.   

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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2019, 04:21:08 pm »
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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2019, 06:28:31 pm »
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2019, 06:29:40 pm »
Went fishing this morning. Caught a fish.

Details please, and is in an omen?
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2019, 06:38:20 pm »
Details please, and is in an omen?
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2019, 07:34:44 am »
Too many batters have taken turns this postseason to slump, especially with runners on.

It'll be the epitaph on this season if it doesn't get corrected.

Bregman and Alvarez are prime culprits.  The singles and the walk from Alvarez were certainly encouraging,  but at nut cuttin' time when a single would plate the go ahead run,  he fouls off a meaty 1 strike FB  then Ks swinging at a chin high heater.

Bregman was a total mess too.  He acknowledged as much postgame. He's gotta fix it.   And yes,  I know it's just that easy.

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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2019, 08:21:53 am »
Bregman was a total mess too.  He acknowledged as much postgame. He's gotta fix it.   And yes,  I know it's just that easy.

The 2-1 take on a pitch postmarked for the Crawford Boxes was inexcusable.

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« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2019, 09:51:47 am »
Too many batters have taken turns this postseason to slump, especially with runners on.

It'll be the epitaph on this season if it doesn't get corrected.

Bregman and Alvarez are prime culprits.  The singles and the walk from Alvarez were certainly encouraging,  but at nut cuttin' time when a single would plate the go ahead run,  he fouls off a meaty 1 strike FB  then Ks swinging at a chin high heater.

Bregman was a total mess too.  He acknowledged as much postgame. He's gotta fix it.   And yes,  I know it's just that easy.

Springer waking up would certainly help get things going, but Jesus Christ Bregman has been horrific.
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« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2019, 09:59:54 am »
Springer waking up would certainly help get things going, but Jesus Christ Bregman has been horrific.

Springer did wake up.  Bregman was the worst culprit.  The ball must look like a BB to him right now.  ATEM balls were an issue too.  The Nationals seemed to hit everything where we weren't.
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« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2019, 10:18:30 am »
Springer did wake up.  Bregman was the worst culprit.  The ball must look like a BB to him right now.  ATEM balls were an issue too.  The Nationals seemed to hit everything where we weren't.

A lot of that is because Cole was throwing thigh high fastballs and they were spitting on his slider.
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« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2019, 10:28:20 am »
A lot of that is because Cole was throwing thigh high fastballs and they were spitting on his slider.

I’m going to try really, really hard to hate this Nationals team but, even over 7 games, I’m not sure I’m going to succeed.  They’re the reincarnation of the 2017 Astros, and anyone who could bring themselves to hate that team was a dick. 

I still want them to lose in 5, but they’re a fun team to watch, presumably, for those who don’t want them to die like dogs.  (See?   I’m really trying). 
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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2019, 10:39:23 am »
Springer did wake up.  Bregman was the worst culprit.  The ball must look like a BB to him right now.  ATEM balls were an issue too.  The Nationals seemed to hit everything where we weren't.

100 percent agree. I meant that more along the lines of Springer waking up (as he is) helps, but we need Bregman to at least open one eye occasionally.
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« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2019, 11:33:58 am »
In more fun Game 1 news, Springer's homer marked the 5th consecutive World Series game in which he has hit a homerun, breaking the previous record of 4 shared by him, Reggie Jackson and Lou Gehrig.
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Re: WS 2019
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2019, 12:12:59 pm »
Also last night in the bottom of the 5th inning, Yuli struck out in a postseason game for the first time since last years’ ALCS game 2.