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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    I've given up on the division. We're in now. The only important game is a week from tomorrow and all games after.
    Premature. We won tonight. Had we lost any ground, maybe right. But need to at least see how the three penultimate series play out for us, Bucs and Cards to say the division is gone. It's certainly not likely. But is still quite possible with just the 2-game differential.
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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    I don't think the Nats have any intention of rolling over and letting the Cardinals easily get two more wins.
    Agree. The Cards eliminated the Nats in the NLDS last year in a real ugly, tough series. I don't think the Nats have forgotten.
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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    I don't think anything could be farther from the truth. If you have to play in the Wild Card game you REALLY want that game to be at home. Got to keep winning to make sure that happens.
    I'd love for that game to be at home, but really in the end, it doesn't matter where the game is as long as we win it. That's all I'm saying. If we win one game in the next 6, make sure it's #6.
    Is it "next season" yet?

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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    I'd love for that game to be at home, but really in the end, it doesn't matter where the game is as long as we win it. That's all I'm saying. If we win one game in the next 6, make sure it's #6.
    Sure. but the point for a fair discussion here is whether or not a homefield advantage exists for the WC playin game. It's been much discussed here on different threads. I strongly believe our getting WC1 and hosting would make the win more likely. And, we have a real chance--not probable but better than the pure math--of still challenging for the division. At least as of tonight.
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    Sure. but the point for a fair discussion here is whether or not a homefield advantage exists for the WC playin game. It's been much discussed here on different threads. I strongly believe our getting WC1 and hosting would make the win more likely. And, we have a real chance--not probable but better than the pure math--of still challenging for the division. At least as of tonight.
    I'll root like hell for them to keep winning. But are we really expecting the Cubs to win that final series? It could happen, but I'm resigning myself for the wild card, hopefully on our turf. In the end I'll be more dissappointed if we win out from here, but only to see St. Louis do the same or only lose 1, and then lose the most important game next Tuesday. Play to win, but also play with an eye on making Tuesday's game the one you don't lose, even if it's played on the moon.
    Is it "next season" yet?

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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Agree. The Cards eliminated the Nats in the NLDS last year in a real ugly, tough series. I don't think the Nats have forgotten.
    Agree. I've made that point a few times here before on different threads. But, beyond just the long memory of a positively awful LDS elimination last year is this year. The team has been under fire by fans and media all year long--deservedly so. They feel defensive, angry and still in denial about "how good they [supposedly] really are." The offensive outburst the past several weeks is largely driven by that. And so will a real effort tomorrow and Wednesday in St Louis.
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    Congrats guys! Looks like we've got a four game series coming up this weekend.

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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    I don't think anything could be farther from the truth. If you have to play in the Wild Card game you REALLY want that game to be at home. Got to keep winning to make sure that happens.
    While I'd agree its important to keep winning, I disagree that home field is that important. Look at 1999. What did home field matter when the Mets ran out Leiter and we started Steve Parris?
    Luckily we're currently set up in a way that has our best starters lined up from the one gamer forward. If we weren't, I would do anything I could to make it so.

    Edited to add: Let me rephrase. Home field is very important. I think pitching matchups are moreso. I would sacrifice a shot at home field to rework my rotation order if that were a possibility.
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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    How much anti-anxiety medication would we all be on right now if there were still only one Wild Card spot? This is not a knock on the second Wild Card spot, which I support, but what a trip this would be.
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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    How much anti-anxiety medication would we all be on right now if there were still only one Wild Card spot? This is not a knock on the second Wild Card spot, which I support, but what a trip this would be.
    I kind of liked it the old way, I'm still not convinced about a 1 game playoff as part of the playoffs.

    Baseball is a game of series', why change it? 1 game playoffs should determine tie-breakers.

    I don't know.
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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    This is what I was talking about with the Nats giving up after being eliminated. They're being no-hit going to the 9th inning.

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    Really? A no-hitter? Unreal
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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Beltway View Post
    This is what I was talking about with the Nats giving up after being eliminated. They're being no-hit going to the 9th inning.
    Hitting a baseball isn't a matter of effort. That they're being no-hit tells us nothing about whether or not they gave up. The Mets have nothing to play for and they beat the Reds tonight.

    Wacha is going to have a no-hitter. It sucks, but who knows why it happened.
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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    A no-hitter? Meaning the Cards have not given up any hits tonight? Only 3 outs away from a no-hitter?

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    Re: Scoreboard Watching 2013 (Part 3)

    Top 9 in St Louis. Michael Wacha, he of a 3.21 ERA and 14 MLB appearances, has the 2-0 lead and no hitter against the Nationals.

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