Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Sep 29, 2019.
Strasburg gets the " Pedro's daddy " award Lol I do enjoy that segment
I think we have the type of hitters who could rattle Josh Hader and wear him down. I think a Brewers Dodgers nlds would have been a clean sweep by the Azul. Bummer. Nats will be tough.
I know it's a loser mentality, but we are losers, so...
If their frontline pitching is better, it's only fractionally better. That's obviously the worrisome thing about the Nats, and why we didn't want to face them, but we are the one team in the NL that can go toe-to-toe with them in that regard.
I wasn't expecting to feel like this, but I have a lot of faith in our team right now. Dodgers in 3.
On paper I agree with your first point, but do you really trust any of our three starters going more than two times through the order?
Did Strasburg die last night?
He's eloquent compared to Leon.
And you could say the same about Corbin, both have dominated us recently.
Nah, it has more to do with feeling like there is something up with this team, in a good way. The way we won 106 games, it almost felt nonchalant at the end. I have a suspicion that our injuries down the stretch were less serious than we were lead to believe, and we kept winning as players were resting and tinkering. Normally if a team wins 106 games you look back on the season and think about everything that went right, but for us we look back and see a mixed bag of right and wrong - so if everything was to go right how good would we actually be? This team just had 6 weeks to prepare for the playoffs so we could be as right as possible, and I think we are on the cusp of seeing how good our team really is.
BlueMouse slips on his rose-colored glasses.
Hope you're right, of course. I'd give Corbin a shot against us just by him being lefty, but I'm not even up for mentioning those two together. Why last night I felt like DC had no choice but to go with Stras out of the pen over Corbin, even with MIL being lefty heavy at the top of their lineup. Stras is just something else entirely. The Nats babied him for a long time and so he ended up with that label, but he's tough and nothin seems to bother him. Glavine-like poise, Smoltz-like stuff, and just a big physical presence on the mound like Clemens. Pedro's daddy last night. If they had gone with Corbin out of the pen and he had given up a run or two, with Stras still sitting down there..that would've been grounds for termination. With Stras' poise..he could be the best reliever in the game right now. LAD has to show me they can handle what he's bringing before I believe it. Sub-.600 OPS against him for his career.
The reason we look back at everything that went wrong in a 106 win season is because the drought is at 30 years, including a heartbreaking last 6 years. Can't even really enjoy all the reg-season wins when you think about all the recent OCT fuckery. Hoping for the best
Think they smack Scherzer around like everybody else. Corbin..hard to say..just a lot of hope. I'm hoping they match Kershaw up with Scherzer and lets just let the chips fall where they may in that one..probably a 10-9 game
Gimme this lineup against Corbin:
freese, Pollock, Bellinger, Turner, Muncy, Seager, Taylor, smith
Corbin CAN shut them down but I also think Martinez is gonna try to ride him for a long time, out of fear of having to bring in his righty relievers against that team with Joc off the bench. Gonna be fun. I think the NLDS will be harder than a NLCS
Actually, Nats' fans were already calling for Martinez's head for lining it up that way. Fans wanted Stras starting that one and those first few innings, Martinez was getting obliterated on twitter and IG
The stunt ended up working out though because of Soto. What else does Martinez have up his sleeve? That's what I'd like to know. Because I could easily see Stras making multiple relief appearances in this series. They held Stras back a bunch early in his career and they're probably about to let it all hang out now..especially since he's likely to opt out and leave. He's not the old, used up 31yr old
I like that one
When you're sitting outside, watching TV, and you see the commercial..
" Astros' rookie Yordan Alvarez has broken the all-time record for slugging % by a rookie..order your signed Yordan Alvarez bat "
Love this story from a good article in the Athletic about Mark prior
Also, JP hoonstra has a good analysis on potential playoff roster. Essentially says there’s 6 players for two open spots: May, Ferguson, Gonsolin, Strip, Sadler, Floro
Sadler/Floro on outside looking in.
He has a deep analysis on the rest. Basically, the Nats do REALLY good against the pitches that May throws. They excel on 2-4 seam fastballs with his velocity. They also do very good against knuckle curves like Strips main pitch.
They struggle against splitters like Gonsolins and curveballs like Ferguson’s.
Pretty good analysis and you have to think they have good data on specific matchups and wouldn’t be surprise to see a surprise inclusion on the roster based off some of this.
I like Prior. Go calf deep in Kenley's ass when needed
unless stras/max/corbin plan on going 9 each start i like our odds
nats have arguably the worst pen in the nl, including non-playoff teams
just have to get a lead or at least stay close when martinez goes to the pen
that said, i really hate best of 5 series
have to take both of the first 2 at home
every team needs someone who’s willing to kick someone in the ass
no slam on roberts or honeycutt, but that’s just not their style
prior probably embraces that role, and i’m glad we have him
Yes, the Nationals won.
But how much of it is due to team excellence ? How much of Strasburg dick sucking is there going to be ?
In the game I saw, a lucky broken bat blooper, a spectacularly bad rookie error, and a Josh Hader who absolutely sucked from pillar to post, gave the Nats the victory. Ominous walks and HBP PAs. Not like they squared up hit after hit. It was all a gift.
And who didn't know that scarecrow schmuck was going to give it up ?
Counsel, I guess.
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