Originally Posted by cw0802
You call me stupid yet say the Nats had no ace? I guess Gio being one of the top runners for the Cy Young means nothing.
My point was that your throwing out stats is pointless. Who was better in the DCS?
Want to talk stupid? With Gio falling apart AND Storen on the verge of critical mass. Johnson did nothing. Let's also bring up his decision to bring in Jackson who was horrible his last time out and on 2 days rest. Guess it was lucky that the Nats pitchers fell apart.
I didn't say they didn't have "an" Ace I said they did have Ace pitcher and lost.
Gio is good no doubt but Stephen Strasburg is one of the games elite pitchers. He has a career 1.09 WHIP and a .233 BAA and he's only getting better. The Nats went 19-9 in his starts and 12-19 when Edwin Jackson pitched, so the Nats were -7 when Jackson starts despite being 32 games over .500 and that's not counting the playoff loss.
If they could have started Strasburg in game 2 it allows them to go with Jordan Zimmermann at home in game 3 where he hadn't lost since the middle of May at Nationals Park! Also if Strasburg was on the roster they could have brought him back from game 2 to pitch in relief in game 5.
For a Cardinals fan to act like Strasburg over Ed Jackson isn't a issue is comical and proves my point about how dumb and blind you guys are with absolutely no Self-awareness of the massive amount of breaks your team gets.