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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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I still believe in Suero. He's not a stud but he's got the stuff to be a solid contributor. 

 

Right now this Nats team looks like the talented but frustrating bunch I grew to know in 2015 and 2018. With a league average number of blown saves, we would be right in the thick of the playoff race, but that's the thing, isn't it? The FO skimps in one area and it buries everything else. Garnish with a series of injuries and you've got a recipe for a .525-530 winning percentage. 

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Would a black eye and broken nose actually have had any negative effect on max’s Pitching? I see Everyone on FB/twitter making a big deal of it, and maybe i dont know baseball that much, but how would his pitching have changed?

 

or is it the fact that he came out at all after having the black eye and broken nose? I agree That part is impressive. 

 

Either way, nice two wins today. We only made up one of Monday/Tuesday nights rainouts right? When’s the next makeup? Or were we not supposed to play tonight?

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I had a broken nose once.  Breathing hurt.  Moving my head hurt.  It was miserable for about two weeks.  I can't imagine walking briskly with a broken nose, let alone going all out pitching like a madman.  That dude is impressive.  

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1 minute ago, bcl05 said:

I had a broken nose once.  Breathing hurt.  Moving my head hurt.  It was miserable for about two weeks.  I can't imagine walking briskly with a broken nose, let alone going all out pitching like a madman.  That dude is impressive.  

Nevermind then. That’s impressive as ****.  That does sound painful.

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Didn't notice that we passed the Mets today. That's always good. **** the Mets. 

 

4 games out of the second wildcard spot. 

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Mad Max isn't human. Dude is a Terminator sent from the future who decided to play baseball instead of exterminate humanity.

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I have a question....for double headers, do they make people leave the stadium between games? What if someone has seats from Monday nights game or last nights game and went today to the 1st game, and someone who was going to tonight’s game was supposed to sit in that same seat? Is that ever an issue?

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Taped to  Max’s locker this afternoon was a note that said:

“ If you bunt tonight … PLEASE do us all a favor and wear this.”

 

“This” was an NC State football helmet, left there by Wolfpack alum Trea Turner.

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8 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

Mad Max isn't human. Dude is a Terminator sent from the future who decided to play baseball instead of exterminate humanity.

 

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9 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

I have a question....for double headers, do they make people leave the stadium between games? What if someone has seats from Monday nights game or last nights game and went today to the 1st game, and someone who was going to tonight’s game was supposed to sit in that same seat? Is that ever an issue?

 

Yes. They clear the stadium and then let people back in. Let's them clean up some also.

 

Even if you have tickets to both games. You need to go outside and come back in.

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Man our schedule after the Braves series is a complete joke. We play the Marlins a bunch and then have interleague series against the Tigers and Royals before the All Star Break. Absolutely have to get back above .500 going into the summer classic if we wanna make a 2nd half run.

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Scherzer is one of them black/white old school cutup dudes, chewing steel and death staring you through the grainy film.

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2 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

Man our schedule after the Braves series is a complete joke. We play the Marlins a bunch and then have interleague series against the Tigers and Royals before the All Star Break. Absolutely have to get back above .500 going into the summer classic if we wanna make a 2nd half run.

 

That was my stated goal somewhere in this thread before we started in our stretch of weaker teams... (which unfortunately started with us getting swept by the Mets in 4 games). Since then we’ve been hot though. 

 

Should be within a game of .500 by the break, and hopefully we can make up a little ground against the Braves this weekend. Pitching matchups aren’t great though. 😕

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36 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

...hopefully we can make up a little ground against the Braves this weekend. Pitching matchups aren’t great though. 😕

 

They bumped Stras back so he can open the series tomorrow, so that helps...

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44 minutes ago, Dan T. said:

 

They bumped Stras back so he can open the series tomorrow, so that helps...

 

It does. Still gonna have a called up AAA pitcher starting in a critical game though. 

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1 hour ago, CRobi21 said:

 

 

I saw "Nationals Announce Extension" and got excited....

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What a play Trea!

10 minutes ago, Metalhead said:

Listening on the radio. Why did Soto break for third?

 

Cutoff man missed and the ball was rolling around the infield.

 

Bad decision with Howie coming up.

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24 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

What a play Trea!

 

Cutoff man missed and the ball was rolling around the infield.

 

Bad decision with Howie coming up.

Thanks. Charlie and Dave were a bit confused too.

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