NL Wild Card thread: Tue 10/1 Brewers at Nats

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    7:08 p.m. CT, Pitchers TBA, TBS // ESPN Radio

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    Max Scherzer is pitching for Washington.

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    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.

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    The Metro announced they will extend their schedule tonight for fans attending the wild card game.

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    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.

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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?

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    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.

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    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. šŸ˜‰

    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 Brewers

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    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!

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    The Brewers take a 2-0 lead on a Grandal HR off Scherzer.

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    Brewers go up 3-0 on Thames’ HR in the 2nd.

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    Woodruff has a lively arm tonight. How many innings does he have?

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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 ā€œblock of graniteā€.

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    Trea Turner makes it 3-1 with a solo shot in the 3rd.

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    Typical modern era game (2019 especially) – the runs all score on home runs, with walk mixed in here or there.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    There is no tomorrow. Strasburg is in to relieve.

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    Nats go to their pen after 77 MadMax tosses

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    I didn’t realize the Brewers had moved Cain out of the leadoff spot…

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    I didnā€™t realize the Brewers had moved Cain out of the leadoff spotā€¦

    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.

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    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.

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    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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