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    Washington Nationals (62-51) @ Atlanta Braves (58-56) 8/8-8/10




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    Friday, 8/8 7:35 PM

    Stephen Strasburg, RHP (8-9, 3.39 ERA/2.73 FIP/2.55 xFIP)vs Ervin Santana, RHP (10-6, 3.59 ERA/3.12 FIP/3.31 xFIP)



    Strasburg put forth his best performance of 2014 on Sunday in seven scoreless innings against the Phillies to earn his eighth win of the season. The righty notched double-digit strikeouts for the first time since June 4 and only let up three hits.


    In his last start, Santana allowed two runs on six hits and four walks over 6 2/3 innings against the Padres. He settled for the no-decision in a Braves loss.

    Saturday, 8/9 7:10 PM

    Tanner Roark, RHP (11-7, 2.94 ERA/3.41 FIP/3.75 xFIP)vs Aaron Harang, RHP (9-6, 3.41 ERA/3.57 FIP/4.18 xFIP)



    Roark's four-game win streak came to an end Monday when he gave up five earned runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Orioles. Still, the right-hander boasts a team-best 11 wins and maintains a sub-3.00 ERA.


    Harang has picked up a no-decision in each of his last four starts. During that span, he's posted a 2.88 ERA over 25 innings, with 15 strikeouts and 10 walks in four Braves losses.


    Sunday, 8/10 8:00 PM

    Gio Gonzalez, LHP (6-8, 4.01 ERA/3.09 FIP/3.57 xFIP)vs Alex Wood, LHP (4-8, 2.96 ERA/3.37 FIP/3.41 xFIP)



    Gonzalez's ERA jumped above 4.00 for the first time since June after allowing four earned runs over six-plus innings in his last start against the Mets on Tuesday. He's allowed nine earned runs on 14 hits over 9 2/3 innings in his past two outings.



    Wood has allowed one or no earned runs in three of his past four starts. His last time out, he gave up four runs (one earned) over six innings in a 4-2 loss to the Mariners.



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    This is it guys. Our season right here. If we get swept. Stick a fork in us we're done. If we lose this series....we're pretty much done. We pretty much have to sweep in order to stay alive. Here are the reasons why:

    • We're 4.5 games back. A series win still puts us at 3.5 games back, a series loss would make it 5.5 games. Those two cases are still big deficits. We do not face this team again till Sept. 8.


    • In the meantime, AFTER we play these Nats we have: the Dodgers for 4, Oakland for 3, @ Pirates for 3, and @ Cinci for 4.

    • The Nats have @ Mets for 3, vs Pirates for 3, vs D-backs for 4, vs Giants for 3.

    • Lets do a simple observation. Our next 14 games are against teams over .500. 7 are against the best teams in their respective leagues (A's and Dodgers) and the other 7 are against teams that are within 3.5 games of a wild card spot. Both teams (Pitt and Cinci) are significantly better playing at home while the Pirates have the best home record in the NL (3rd best in the league trailing the A's and Angels...meaning they protect their house really really well).

    • 7 of the Nats next 13 games after us are against teams under .500. They are 7-2 against the Mets and 2-1 against the D-backs and the d-backs are one of the worst teams in the league. They face the Pirates and Giants at home where they are 3-1 against the Giants this year and they are 1-3 against the Pirates this year but, once again, the Pirates are a significantly different team on the road.

    • And if you made it that far with any shred of confidence or hope. Here's the kicker. The Braves are 18-17 against teams over .500. Now, you may say "that ain't too bad." 7 of those 18 wins are against the Nats. 5 are against the Brewers. We've gotten 66% of those wins against 2 teams.

    • We've been thoroughly outclassed by the Dodgers (who just so happen to be the best road team in baseball by the way). The A's are an elite team. The Pirates are elite at home. And Cinci is quite comfortable playing in that launching pad of a park that they have.



    I've been *****ing all year long that we needed to gain as much ground as possible while the Nats were down because I knew that THIS stretch right here would be absolute hell. When the schedule came out, I immediately circled this stretch as one that would either make us or break us.

    I was desperately hoping that we weren't put in a position where this series (against the Nats) were absolute must win games because, based on our history, we just don't win these type of games where the pressure is high. We just don't. We crumble and choke...every time.

    But now here we are. 4.5 games out. In a position where we have to win to keep our most realistic shot at the play-offs alive (division) and we're playing like complete **** with no leadership to be found.

    Freeman was quoted saying after this off-day that "hopefully they come out with a sense of urgency."

    No, Freeman. You HAVE to come out with a sense of urgency. No more "it happens," no more "we ran into a good team," no more "hopefully we get it going," no more "We got to do a better job," no more "We're better than this."

    STFU and get it done. Otherwise, get use to watching the actual good teams play cause that's all you're going to end up doing.
    Last edited by BRAVE KID; 08-08-2014 at 07:30 AM.

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    BJ
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    Same crappy lineup, hopefully not the same crappy result
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    Washington Nationals (62-51) @ Atlanta Braves (58-56) 8/8-8/10

    Bj batting leadoff? Unreal. Can we at least pretend like we are trying to win?
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    Off to a good start! 6-0 in the second!
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    Well that 7 run lead got cut quick. 7-4 now.
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    We're back to action.

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    We are about to blow it too. You can't trust Varvaro as he has been lit up lately.

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    He gave up the home run but the rest is on is D.

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    We made it interesting but good start to a make or break series!

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    Bono at short
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    The Braves were close to pulling off a major deadline deal that would have sent center fielder B.J. Upton and a starter (which could have been either Mike Minor or Ervin Santana) to an unidentified club and for an unidentified return. The nature of the hypothetical return has not been revealed, but Rosenthal says that Atlanta ultimately felt it was not receiving sufficient value in return. Ultimately, the conception of the move was intended more to shake up the roster and clubhouse (in addition, no doubt, to shedding Uptonís future obligations), and Rosenthal says that a deal of that type could be revisited in the offseason.

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    Damn bases loaded and no outs, just 1 run.

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    there went the golden chance to get rid of the awful contract that was B.J's. Doubt the braves would get a chance like that again..

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