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      The Bill Callahan era began here at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. For the first quarter it was really,really bad football being played by both teams. 
      The Redskins were determined to establish the Run game. The First Quarter all they established was that they still couldn’t run. Or pass. Or do much of anything. 
       
      It wasn’t until the 2nd Quarter that Peterson was able to start ripping the worst Run D in the League for chunks of 18 & 24 yards. The Skins managed to score a TD with a 25 yard pass to Scary Terry McLaurin. 
       
      The Dolphins would open the Second Half only managing five plays before the Redskins would get the ball punted back to them. They would run a balanced run/pass attack of six plays for 70 yards in 1:25 ending in McLaurin’s second touchdown of the day. The Defense would then get a turnover allowing the Offense to get to Field Goal range and add another 3 points to make the score 17-3. 
       
      To open the Fourth Quarter, Hopkins would miss a 55 yard Field Goal, leaving the score at 17-3.  After being sacked five times, the Dolphins would pull their own switcharoo at QB and go to Ryan “Neckbeard” Fitzpatrick which resulted in a touchdown drive for them, making it 17-10. They went for & recovered the Onside Kick. They also managed to not score any points after that. The Dolphins would find theirselves with ball at the 2:00 Warning. Fitzpatrick would take them on a 9 play 75 yard touchdown drive with six seconds remaining on the clock. Miami went for the win with the 2 Point Conversion and failed. The Redskins would recover the onside kick by Miami and Keenum took a knee to get the Redskins their first win of the season. 
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2019 Washington Nationals Thread - National League Championship Series --Slay the Devil Magic (Nats Lead 2-0)

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4 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

When anyone mentions trading Scherzer 

 

 

“Don’t ****ing trade me, **** you mother****er” 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

Games like last night make me not want to deal Scherzer. He deserves to win a ring here.

 

The man got blasted in the 3rd and kept on fighting for another 4 innings like nothing ever happened, almost reaching 120 pitches. He's a very rare breed. 

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I still want to see what this team can do with everyone healthy and a bullpen that's not a dumpster fire with a good manager.

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Ryu has a no hitter going

Ryu has a no hitter going

Ryu has a no hitter going

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This is gonna be a no hitter. They got their spectacular play throwing out Stras at 1st. A handful of warning track outs.

 

Brace yourselves.

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Lol I'm glad I went yesterday. We've had one good inning in three games. 

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Bo Porter was pointing out how the Dodgers do the little things. Their manager is Dave Roberts. We have Dave Martinez. We have Dave the Wrong.

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Man, when's the last time we won a series?  I mean a road split with the Dodgers is fine, but obviously we all know the way they've been trending.  And I've had enough with Rizzo blowing smoke up everyone's ass.  Martinez is not a major league manager and we've seen nothing the last year plus to suggest otherwise.

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12 hours ago, bearrock said:

Man, when's the last time we won a series?

 

We've won back-to-back games 3 times this year--never winning 3 in a row.

We are currently on a 5-13 run.

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General thoughts on Davey 1.25 years into his tenure...

 

-IMO the impact of managers is significantly overrated. Over the course of a 162 game season, the best manager compared to the worst in decision making might net you 4-5 extra wins. 

 

-the above observation was specific to decision making. Managers do need one very basic quality: leadership. Their team has to trust and respect them. 

 

-we have zero inside knowledge about the extent the clubhouse trusts and respects Davey. I will observe though: he displays a significant lack of charisma in his media appearances. I can’t imagine that’s a ton different with his players. I can’t imagine that’s a ton different in his job interviews... how’d he get this job again? 

 

-finally, I may have missed it but I can’t recall any player publicly standing up for Davey even after all the complaints swirl about him. It doesn’t *feel* like he’s got the trust and respect of this team. 

 

For these reasons, I’m totally fine with them moving on from Davey at any point during the season. My one caution: don’t expect results to immediately improve with a new manager. Our bullpen is still thin. Our lineup is still missing a piece or two (and many guys have been underperforming/injured). The latter two things will make a much larger immediate impact on the team than any improvements you get in your manager position. 

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I just flat out don't care. I'm going to show up for the bobblehead games and any giveaways like bags or crap like that but I'm better off using my free time to play video games. I didn't even watch or listen yesterday and I don' care. 

 

Call me bandwagon all you want but damn it this is just disapointing to watch this team now 

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48 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

General thoughts on Davey 1.25 years into his tenure..

 

-we have zero inside knowledge about the extent the clubhouse trusts and respects Davey. I will observe though: he displays a significant lack of charisma in his media appearances. I can’t imagine that’s a ton different with his players. I can’t imagine that’s a ton different in his job interviews... how’d he get this job again? 

 

-finally, I may have missed it but I can’t recall any player publicly standing up for Davey even after all the complaints swirl about him.

 

If memory serves, the interviewing process is why Martinez had not been a manager sooner. He was always well regarded in baseball circles, but writers mentioned that he was not impressive in interviews.

 

To the other point, Zimm spoke up for him recently. Basicly said its on the players to play and what can a manager really do with the amount of injuries we've had

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Just now, StillUnknown said:

To the other point, Zimm spoke up for him recently. Basicly said its on the players to play and what can a manager really do with the amount of injuries we've had

 

Both Murphy and Harper backed him last year. Although, Harper backed Williams too.

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14 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

If memory serves, the interviewing process is why Martinez had not been a manager sooner. He was always well regarded in baseball circles, but writers mentioned that he was not impressive in interviews.

 

To the other point, Zimm spoke up for him recently. Basicly said its on the players to play and what can a manager really do with the amount of injuries we've had

 

Your memory is correct, I recall the same.

 

And Zimm's argument is also correct and echoes what I said in the rest of my post, that managers don't really impact the performance of the players, and that performance is a much bigger factor than anything Davey is doing or not doing. But don't think those handful of comments you and Riggo mentioned are truly indicative of his team being fully behind him. But like I said, I'm not in the clubhouse so I don't know what the team really thinks.

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16 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

Don't look now, but Giolito is off to a good start as well: https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/giolilu01.shtml

 

 

Its alarming and damning the pitchers who find success when they leave here. Almost every bullpen arm we traded or got rid of is doing well

 

 

Most of those moves made sense when at the time, but the lack of payoff is making the pain now even worse

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9 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Its alarming and damning the pitchers who find success when they leave here. Almost every bullpen arm we traded or got rid of is doing well

 

 

Most of those moves made sense when at the time, but the lack of payoff is making the pain now even worse

 

Then you look at the rotation prospects we've given up too.. Giolito looking like he might be figuring it out, Lopez struck out 14 last week, Dunning is a top 100 prospect, Luzardo is a top 15 prospect. Ugh. 

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6 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

Dunning is a top 100 prospect

 

Dunning is out with Tommy John, so he would be off most lists now. Lopez has a 6.38 ERA.

 

But the point remains, so many pitchers leave here and excel. They need to take a long, hard look at the way the develop and use pitchers...

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32 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Its alarming and damning the pitchers who find success when they leave here. Almost every bullpen arm we traded or got rid of is doing well

 

 

Most of those moves made sense when at the time, but the lack of payoff is making the pain now even worse

Its the nature of relief pitching. Guys who suck one year can be great the next year. Although Melancon and Kintzler have always been fairly solid.

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I think pitching coaches can't be overrated. The ones that are good teachers and have a strong eye for mechanics along with being able to convey what the pitcher needs to do to get better. We've had some bad ones in McCatty and Lilliqust. Maddox was really good.

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