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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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2019 Washington Nationals Thread - ***2019 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS*** (Nats Sweep 4-0)

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Harper reminds everyone why everyone outside the city he plays hates him. Gives the double-thumbs down to the crowd, after his first hit of the series

 

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This game is frustrating... Nick Pivetta sucks and we should win big. Of course Fedde can’t get out of the damn 4th. 

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Beating the Phillies is so much more fun and satisfying than beating other teams... This has been a fun week. 

 

Now if only we can keep this up against the Barves...

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Posted (edited)

Bob with another blown homerun call :ols:

 

Dude is like a meteorologist with how often he gets **** wrong 

 

Bob: That'll stay in the park

*ball immediately lands in the stands*

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Just now, Barry.Randolphe said:

They paid $330M for 1/5 with 3ks and a .243 BA 

 

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and to get thrown out on the bases at horrible times in two of the games

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Since that opening series, Harper is hitting a whopping .160 against us, with 1 HR.

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The Nationals love to talk about their young outfielders Juan Soto and Victor Robles, but it seems that the youngsters’ bats are taking a little summer vacation. In the month of June, Soto has an OPS of .666 and Robles is at .536. I wonder if these guys miss having a certain veteran presence in the lineup?

This series:

 

Harper: 1/9, 3 Ks 1 RBI

 

Soto: 4/11, 1 2B 2 RBI

Robles: 3/6 2 HR 4 RBI.

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Perhaps Harper just needs to play against the Nats more often since his OPS against them is 1.115

 

I'd love to have him back if he keeps playing the way he has since May. 

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10 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

This series:

 

Harper: 1/9, 3 Ks 1 RBI

 

Soto: 4/11, 1 2B 2 RBI

Robles: 3/6 2 HR 4 RBI.

 

Not to mention Rendon, hopefully the guy that we passed on Harper to keep. 

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College rookie from Philly texted me after the double header to say the Phillies are collapsing. I said it's early and they're injured. The worry is ATL staying hot until it's too late. 

 

Either way, the series was absolutely the best the Nats could have hoped for. 

 

Suzuki. Might need to keep him starting until he goes cold. 

 

 

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Need to take 2 of 3 from the Braves--although that might be difficult given how well they're playing, and they miss Max, getting Joe Ross instead.

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Harper isn't even getting all star votes. Philly fans "the greatest city on Earth" have turned on him already. Even when he was sucking here he was getting votes.

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23 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

Harper isn't even getting all star votes. Philly fans "the greatest city on Earth" have turned on him already. Even when he was sucking here he was getting votes.

 

Best part is - they don't have any opt outs and a no trade clause in the deal :ols:

 

 

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Call me petty, but I especially like the never-a-strike-change-up that bounced in front of the plate. I'll move on when we start playing the Braves tonight (problem is, their players are really likable, except for McCann)

 

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22 hours ago, bearrock said:

 

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

 

Did it give you an "extension"?

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1 hour ago, Riggo#44 said:

Call me petty, but I especially like the never-a-strike-change-up that bounced in front of the plate. I'll move on when we start playing the Braves tonight (problem is, their players are really likable, except for McCann)

 

 

 

It's fine ragging on Harper, but that was posted by the official  Nats twitter account?  Kinda bush for the organization to do that. 

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59 minutes ago, Dan T. said:

 

 

It's fine ragging on Harper, but that was posted by the official  Nats twitter account?  Kinda bush for the organization to do that. 

 

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