"Go Nats! Braves are the true Wildcard team!"
Umm, no, the Braves lost. If you are mad that there shouldn't have even been a one game playoff, your beef is with Bud Selig and not the Cardinals.
"LoL @ the Cards. Sucks to suck. Nats will win this series now."
Who are the Cubs playing this week? Exactly.
"Bailed out by ****ty pitches from a tired closer"
Or maybe good pitch selection by experienced hitters.
If the Nationals had won, I'd cheer for them to win it all. Good story with that ballclub.
Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1
My Cubs buddy texted me 2 nights ago after the walk off homer. Being a dick, of course.
He then texted me when Freese was up and had to strikes on him. "Ouch....better luck next year".
He now won't respond to any of my numerous, annoying texts.
I think we can all agree that Cubs fans are awful as well.
I think the success the Nationals had this year was a surprise to their own organization. Way back when they decided to shut down Strasburg after X-number of innings, they were probably thinking they'd have an okay year but not really be contenders for another year or two so shutting him down wouldn't affect them much. Hindsight is 20/20.
I don't agree with shutting down Strasburg to save him for the future -- mainly because sports is a "what have you done for me lately/now" kind of industry. It's not a guarantee that they'd win the NLDS with him pitching, but I like their odds better.
Not so. Most of these pieces have been in place for a few seasons and the team has shown steady improvement over that time. Everyone knew the pitching was going to be unreal, with or without Strasburg. The two big surprises were the offense (Desmond and LaRoche in particular), and the fact that the Marlins and Phillies were non-factors in the division this year. A lot of people were expecting a winning season and maybe a wildcard berth.
And you have to respect the Cardinals organization for what they've done. They're an amazing franchise and I love their brand of baseball.
That 9 innning was horrible to watch. I can't believe the nats couldn't get one more strike. I hope they lose to the giants in 4 but odds are its going to be game 7 and down to their last strike with kozma up and somehow he hits a homerun.
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