And once again, I didn't use saturday's Nats game (being at the same time as the CAPS) as an excuse. And Friday/Sunday - the ratio of Nats to Phillies was much higher when the Caps didnt play.
This is the same problem Davey had last year....he's too reluctant to sit a guy he knows is cold....rather lets him play through it even if its costing games. I see the long term goal here, but bases loaded for Danny and everybody knew he was striking out. I put last night on poor managing choices.
You claimed that CBP has been sold out since the Phillies started playing there. You also said that fans hated going to the Vet and thus stayed away from there. When the team started playing in CBP they also started playing better. Ticket sales & fan attendence picked up at the same time. In 2 of the 3 previous years prior to moving to CBP (2001 & 2003) they won 86 games. They had Bowa coming back in 2004 when CBP opened and there was a lot of excitement, finally, about the team.
Say what you want, but people didn't go to the Vet because the team sucked from 1994 until ~2003. That's why they didn't go to the Vet. And selling out CBP has been all about the team being good since the day it opened. They have 0 years where they won less than 85 games since moving there in 2004. That's pretty strong. But it's also indicitive of front running fans supporting a team when they are winning.
I know it sounds corny, and on some level it is, but as long as we keep the memories of men like our grandfathers alive, they're never really gone.
I didn't mean it like that.Originally Posted by Hubbs
G.A.C.O.L.B. and I spend a lot of time on each other's last nerve, but he ain't a bad cat. He's just wrong a lot.
FREE THE HOG!!!
Hopefully Strasburg can salvage tonight's game. Would suck to get swept by the lowly Pirates right as we head into a tough weekend series in Cincinnati.
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And I agree - there are front running fans.
I was just replying to the person posting a picture of a game where other teams were playing in PLAYOFFS.
Anyway, I'll talk again on the 21st
And PS - here is the link for tickets if anyone wants to come up on the 21st - 23rd. The Linc lot is where all the tailgating happens, and the Tuesday game is dollar dog night:
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Sending him to Triple A allows him to work on his issues without the added pressures of facing media after every game or just sitting on the bench waiting and hoping for his number to be called again.
If his career is derailed from a simple demotion, which isn't that uncommon for young players, then he probably wasn't big league caliber to begin with.
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Also, on the Espinosa front, his head just isn't in the game at all. The deer-in-headlights play that allowed Cutch to score from second was just utter meatheadedness. He had no clue what he was doing. That's just fundamentals. You've got to know where you're going with the ball before the pitch is thrown.
I'd agree with a short stint in Triple-A. He needs to get his head right, and get a little instructional refresher, IMO.
FREE THE HOG!!!
Here is the thing with Danny -
He obviously is having major trouble recognizing the curve...
Last night -Unless I am mistaken -EVERY first pitch to Danny was a curve out of the strike zone. 3 of those times last night he swung. Each time resulted in a swinging strike and the @bat ended in a out (2 of them being strike outs).
The 1 time he didnt swing and started off 1-0 - He got a fast ball on the 3rd pitch and a double.
Until something different -the 1st pitch you get will be a curve ball out of the strike zone...STOP SWINGING!!!
1st pitch - ball out of the zone he swings and misses
2nd pitch - a curve he either takes for a strike or swings and misses
3rd pitch - chest/eye high fastball he swings and misses
It's almost like he has no idea of what he wants to hit, what the pitcher is going to throw, or what's a ball or strike.
He will swing at anything and look really, really bad doing it. You don't see him foul off a lot of pitches. He's miles away from the ball when he misses it. I understand getting fooled at the plate sometimes. But he just doesn't seem like his head is in the game.
I think he should be sent back to AAA to work on his batting. And I mean work on it for hours everyday. Right now, he strikes out 33% of the time he comes to the plate. He has 2 RBIs this season. TWO and one of those came on his only HR.
Interesting comments on ESPN:
Espinosa is hitting .188 this season as the Nationals' starting second baseman. He said his 30 strikeouts so far are a result of him not keeping his approach consistent at the plate and trying to press too much. While it's nice to hear a player has found himself again, it's not going to mean anything until Espinosa shows that he "gets it" on the field. The reality of his situation is that there is a strong possibility the team could send him to minors and give the second base job to Steve Lombardozzi once Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) comes off the DL next week.
Do you guys think Lombardozzi shouldould start at 2nd in favor of Kspinoza tonight? I sure hope so
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