September 29, 2019 at 5:10 pm #109409
7:08 p.m. CT, Pitchers TBA, TBS // ESPN RadioSeptember 29, 2019 at 8:05 pm #109436
Max Scherzer is pitching for Washington.
Brandon Woodruff will start Tuesday for the Brewers.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) September 30, 2019October 1, 2019 at 8:25 am #109580
On another thread, bikemike expressed concern about tonight’s 8 pm ET start time for the locals. Here is my reply.
During the season, Nats evening home games started at 7:05. The big issue for local fans is if the game runs long. The Metro’s last train times can present a problem for those taking public transportation.
As you already know, game times are not set for the convenience of locals. An 8 PM ET start is just 5 PM on the West Coast and its millions of potential viewers. Maximizing ratings matter most.October 1, 2019 at 9:31 am #109587
The Metro announced they will extend their schedule tonight for fans attending the wild card game.October 1, 2019 at 9:38 am #109588
Good news for those affected. Thanks.
The Nats announced their WC roster. Interesting that they include Strasburg along with Max. I guess it would be for an extreme emergency.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 1, 2019October 1, 2019 at 9:46 am #109590October 1, 2019 at 9:49 am #109591
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My guess is that we have to go for the Nats to win. They have a better chance of knocking the Dodgers out of it. Right?October 1, 2019 at 10:10 am #109604
It’s hard to imagine the Brewers taking this one unless Scherzer has a bad game. I’m sure they will pull out all the stops and have Strasburg ready to go in relief. That’s a tough combo but I guess we beat both of them in our last series so it is possible.October 1, 2019 at 10:18 am #109607
Tthe Cards’ records against the other playoff teams this season were as follows:
10-9 vs Brewers
4-3 vs LA
5-2 vs Nats
2-4 vs Braves
Evidently, the Cards would be better off in the wild card game. 😉
Not that it means much now, but here are the Dodger’s records against the two wild card teams this year:
4-3 vs Nats
4-3 vs BrewersOctober 1, 2019 at 7:16 pm #109640
Hey I found a game thread, my fingers were getting restless. I’m taking the Brew Crew tonight. They really gave us a tough run for the Central. Got to hand that to them. Already up 2 on the Nats!October 1, 2019 at 7:16 pm #109641
The Brewers take a 2-0 lead on a Grandal HR off Scherzer.October 1, 2019 at 7:32 pm #109643
Brewers go up 3-0 on Thames’ HR in the 2nd.October 1, 2019 at 7:40 pm #109644
Woodruff has a lively arm tonight. How many innings does he have?October 1, 2019 at 7:58 pm #109646
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Man, Thames is built like a linebacker, or like a few guys I saw at my local gym this morning. The proverbial “block of granite”.October 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm #109647
Trea Turner makes it 3-1 with a solo shot in the 3rd.October 1, 2019 at 8:07 pm #109648
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Typical modern era game (2019 especially) – the runs all score on home runs, with walk mixed in here or there.October 1, 2019 at 8:13 pm #109650
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I don’t like it. I prefer Tommy Edman’s brand of baseball…speed, using the whole field, triples with some HR’s.October 1, 2019 at 8:18 pm #109651
I’m rooting for the Brewers…. if the Cards can pull off beating ATL, I’d rather have a 30% chance of facing the Brewers vs a 40% chance of having to go through Max, Stras and Corbin in a 7 game series.October 1, 2019 at 8:35 pm #109653
The 5th inning was a real grind for Scherzer, but the Brewers don’t score and it remains 3-1.
Now the Brewers have to go to their pen.October 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm #109655
There is no tomorrow. Strasburg is in to relieve.October 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm #109656
Nats go to their pen after 77 MadMax tosses
October 1, 2019 at 8:56 pm #109657
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I didn’t realize the Brewers had moved Cain out of the leadoff spot…October 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm #109659
I didn’t realize the Brewers had moved Cain out of the leadoff spot…
He really wasn’t very good this year. He had a bit of a Carpenter-ish year, although of course with better defense. Or maybe Bader is a better way to look at it, as they had about the same value.October 1, 2019 at 9:11 pm #109660
Brewers couldn’t have asked for more to this point. Score is 3-1 and they’ll use Pomeranz again in the 7th to set up Hader for a 2-inning save.October 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm #109663
Strasbourg has some unreal pitches. Tailing fastball. Plunging curves. Moving sliders. The guys really good. Caine made some crazy catches playing the Rockies when we were trying to clinch.Thames hit 2 homers in one game last week too. I wouldn’t want to face Strasburgh. Maybe we can get him next year?
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