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5TimeWSChamps
10-03-2012, 07:02 AM
Helps us out from the standpoint if Washington loses, as St Louis doesn't have anything to play for now

goreds2
10-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Dag, I was hoping the Dodgers could pull it out. Oh well, let the chips fall....

Red Raindog
10-03-2012, 07:18 AM
Helps us out from the standpoint if Washington loses, as St Louis doesn't have anything to play for now

Nats play an afternoon game so we'll know if the game is important by tonight.

5TimeWSChamps
10-03-2012, 07:19 AM
Nats play an afternoon game so we'll know if the game is important by tonight.

Yep. Although even if the Nats win, you almost have to start all the regulars (except maybe Rolen) trying to get the offense on track heading into SF.

Red Raindog
10-03-2012, 07:25 AM
Yep. Although even if the Nats win, you almost have to start all the regulars (except maybe Rolen) trying to get the offense on track heading into SF.

I would --- but I'm not in charge.

webbbj
10-03-2012, 08:23 AM
If the Nats win I would just sit everyone or play the starters just part time.

swaisuc
10-03-2012, 09:24 AM
If the Nats win I would just sit everyone or play the starters just part time.

Agree. If the Nats win, it means nothing and we play on Saturday. I'll take the rest and not risking injuries. Our offense isn't going to be any better or worse by playing 1 more game.

Girevik
10-03-2012, 11:15 AM
John Kruk said on ESPN radio this morning that the smart thing to do is play your regulars, let them get a couple of at bats, and then sit them. He said that for a regular ball player, 3 days off is an enternity.

LexRedsFan
10-03-2012, 11:20 AM
I say play the regulars 5-6 innings. In about the 6th, sub in the non-starters of the following

Heisey
Paul
Cairo
Valdez
Frazier/Rolen

Basically, the guys you're taking on the roster who didn't start.

stevekun
10-03-2012, 11:24 AM
So whats the situation? If the Nats win we get the 2 seed and automatically get SF? Isnt that what we want?

bigredmechanism
10-03-2012, 11:32 AM
So whats the situation? If the Nats win we get the 2 seed and automatically get SF? Isnt that what we want?

I'd rather get the 1 seed, really.

-Play against a WC team that has burned a pitcher/bullpen the night before.
-NLCS would be a home series should we make it that far.

texasdave
10-03-2012, 11:34 AM
John Kruk said on ESPN radio this morning that the smart thing to do is play your regulars, let them get a couple of at bats, and then sit them. He said that for a regular ball player, 3 days off is an enternity.

I was thinking the same thing, which scares me. If you play Wednesday and garner the #1 seed, you are off until Sunday. Seems to me like that is sufficient rest.

Biff Pocoroba
10-03-2012, 11:40 AM
Yeah, I agree with Kruk. Strike a balance beween rested and sharp.

And it's pretty much what we did with Arroyo and Latos (and most certainly with Homer too). Keep them on the regular schedule yet give them a less taxing pitch count to work with.

I definitely don't want a situation like the Yankees, where you're playing an 11 inning game in the drizzle and having your closer throw more than 40 pitchers.

Maker_84
10-03-2012, 12:19 PM
i'm really torn if i want the #1 or 2 seed. Playing Atlanta would be the ideal matchup but also could have to face the Cards which would be bad. San Fran hasn't played all that good lately

webbbj
10-03-2012, 01:10 PM
I want the #1 seed. People are overly paranoid with the cardinals and I dont know why. They are the weakest link of the playoffs.

StL_Dan
10-03-2012, 01:14 PM
I want the #1 seed. People are overly paranoid with the cardinals and I dont know why. They are the weakest link of the playoffs.

I love this!

#11in11

texasdave
10-03-2012, 01:17 PM
i'm really torn if i want the #1 or 2 seed. Playing Atlanta would be the ideal matchup but also could have to face the Cards which would be bad. San Fran hasn't played all that good lately

You would have to define "lately". From the morning of August 11th on they have the best record in the NL. They are tied for the best record in baseball since then. They have played at a .681 clip since that date at 32-15. They went 18-11 in the month of August and 19-8 in the month of September. To me, anyway, that qualifies as a team being en fuego.

Falcon7
10-03-2012, 02:20 PM
i'm really torn if i want the #1 or 2 seed. Playing Atlanta would be the ideal matchup but also could have to face the Cards which would be bad. San Fran hasn't played all that good lately

Last 15 games they have only won 11! :confused:

smixsell
10-03-2012, 03:55 PM
You would have to define "lately". From the morning of August 11th on they have the best record in the NL. They are tied for the best record in baseball since then. They have played at a .681 clip since that date at 32-15. They went 18-11 in the month of August and 19-8 in the month of September. To me, anyway, that qualifies as a team being en fuego.

They've been playing the Astros and Cubs a lot during that stretch though, haven't they?