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Washington Nationals (2019 World Series Champions)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by LoKyBuckeye, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Which team advances to the NLCS?
     
  2. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    The good news is that Garcia only went two innings. The bad news is that Jordan Zimmerman is getting abused. Whiny Bitches leading 5-1 in the 3rd. :(
     
  3. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Am I the only one that finds it incomprehensibly stupid to shut your best pitcher down solely for innings when you have a legitimate shot at getting to the World Series?
     
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  4. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Didn't their manager cite 'mental' reasons for shutting him down?

    But to answer your question, [strike]yes[/strike].

    edit: I meant to say 'no', you're not the only one. Yes, it is inconprehensibly stupid. :p

    Whoops.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  5. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ


    No, you're not the only one. Now, if it was the Yankees? I could see them doing it, and would probably agree with it. But when you are the Nationals and the franchise has never been to anything ever, you take your shot. You never know when...or if...you will get another one.
     
  6. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    I guess Rizzo cited mental and physical reasons:

     
  7. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Pussificatiion of America continues.
     
  8. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Mentally and physically fatigued after 159.1 innings? GMAFB. Cut the pussy's pay then...
     
  9. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    No.

    What gets me is that even if they were dead set on some arbitrary innings number...why not hold him until interleague play? They pretty much acknowledged to their fans that they had no expectation of making the playoffs in February so adjusting plans to have him pitch in October or November would be a waste of time. Just gross incompetence.
     
  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    159.1 innings. That's where they stopped him. What kind of professional athlete only works, essentially, 2/3 of a season. An "ace" should be able to work at least 225 innings. Hell, 20-25 years ago, guys regularly worked 275+ and had long careers. I could see if he was 19-20 years old, but Strasburg is fucking 24...
     
  11. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    He is coming off of Tommy John surgery.

    I actually respect that they are looking at this from a long-term perspective for both him and the organization rather than just looking at this season.
     
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  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

  13. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    If they had started formulating a plan in May when they knew they had something as a team, he could have been at ~175 innings and fresh for 3-4 playoff starts of 5-6 innings, all on regular or extra rest (i.e. not doing the games 1,4,7 thing). Easily.
     
  14. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Get off my lawn. :pissed:
     
  15. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    I absolutely agree.

    No, you get off MY lawn! Damn kids.
     

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