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 Post subject: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:27 pm 
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Pirates:

1. McCutchen CF
2. Walker 2B
3. Milledge LF
4. Jones 1B
5. Young RF
6. LaRoche 3B
7. Jaramillo C
8. Cedeno SS
9. Karstens P


Nationals:
1. Guzman SS
2. Morgan CF
3. Zimmerman 3B
4. Dunn 1B
5. Willingham LF
6. Rodriguez C
7. Bernadina RF
8. Desmond 2B
9. Strasburg P

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Is this game being televised on ESPN? ESPN3 (online) usually shows the ESPN games of the
week but they're scheduled to show Cubs-Brewers tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Pirates playing two men short, according to DK. Doumit is out with a concussion and Crosby is still hungover (OK, it's a stomach virus).

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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What's wrong with Doumit? Is he hurt?

And what's with Milledge in the 3-hole? That's just embarrassing...

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Ollie wrote:
Is this game being televised on ESPN? ESPN3 (online) usually shows the ESPN games of the
week but they're scheduled to show Cubs-Brewers tonight.


MLB Network

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Ollie wrote:
Is this game being televised on ESPN? ESPN3 (online) usually shows the ESPN games of the
week but they're scheduled to show Cubs-Brewers tonight.


It's on MLB Network.

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Pirates playing two men short, according to DK. Doumit is out with a concussion and Crosby is still hungover (OK, it's a stomach virus).


How the hell did Doumit get a concussion?

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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How the hell did Doumit get a concussion?


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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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The way the Pirates are approaching this game (verbally), you'd think they were hitting .290 against opposing pitchers.

Granted, I don't want them to admit they're doomed, and nerves might get this kid, but....

DOOOOOOMED! :)

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Although now I'm a little torqued. The uneducated Rochester media just indicated that since we're starting Karstens, Strasburg will kill him.

a.) Karstens has been as good as we can really expect of him.
b.) Karstens will strike out Strasburg at least twice :)
c.) As 4/5 starters go, he's not too entirely shabby.

I retract my doomed comment out of pure incredulousness.

I hope we light him up and chase him after 4, and Karstens goes 6 giving up 3.

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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I'm thinking of compiling a list of quotes from this game. So far:

"The standing room only crowd did not pay to see Jeff Karstens. But the rules say that there must be an opposing pitcher".

The first time the Pirates were mentioned was when the line-up was shown during the second AB (after a hard-hit line-out by McCutchen).


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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Sad. The whole thing is sad.

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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TheShark wrote:
I'm thinking of compiling a list of quotes from this game. So far:

"The standing room only crowd did not pay to see Jeff Karstens. But the rules say that there must be an opposing pitcher".

The first time the Pirates were mentioned was when the line-up was shown during the second AB (after a hard-hit line-out by McCutchen).


"The Astros are the only team keeping the Pirates out of the cellar."


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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Well, I missed the first five innings but I found ESPN America's broadcast on atdhe.net
First thing I saw? Nats hammer one out of the park.. urgh.. it's nice to see the Pirates again though.


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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Buccos struck out 17 times tonight.

But at least...

Well...

Eh...

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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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This just in-

Steven Strasburg is good. Really, really good. Amazingly good. Awesome.


But, this was probably an easier lineup than much of what he has faced in AAA.


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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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BBF wrote:
This just in-

Steven Strasburg is good. Really, really good. Amazingly good. Awesome.


But, this was probably an easier lineup than much of what he has faced in AAA.


Agreed about this lowly lineup, however...the guy was blowing 99 mph gas letter high in the seventh...SEVENTH inning(pitch 94 I believe). Unreal! And then there is the curve and 91 mph CHANGE UP!! Wow!!


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 Post subject: Re: June 8, 2010 Pirates (23-34) at Nationals (27-31)
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Yeah, we're by no means the toughest team he will face this year.

BUT....

He will repeat this exact performance against MANY teams if he has the tools working that he showed tonight.

As for the Bob Costas comments? Screw him. And Kaat. And Smoltz.

Generally speaking, i like Costas. But when you call a game for the MLB Network, you're selling a brand. Costas decided instead to go to the low hanging fruit, and try to embarrass an organization that like can't be embarrassed any more than they are.

Perhaps, like Smoltz, he just doesn't know when to retire.

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