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04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,WGNTV

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04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,WGNTV

Postby David » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:55 pm

IT'S OPENING DAY!

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Stephen Strasburg (2011 - 1.50 ERA, 1.28 FIP, 2.43 xFIP, 9.94 K/9, 24 IP)

takes on

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Ryan Dempster (2011 - 4.80 ERA, 3.91 FIP, 3.70 xFIP, 8.50k/9, 202.1 IP)

at
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GO CUBS!
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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby David » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:57 pm

Probable Cubs Lineup
RF - David DeJesus
2B - Darwin Barney
SS - Starlin Castro
1B - Bryan LaHair
LF - Alfonso Soriano
3B - Ian Stewart
CF - Marlon Byrd
C - Geovany Soto
P - Ryan Dempster
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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:57 pm

David wrote:IT'S OPENING DAY!


No, it isn't :(

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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby David » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:00 pm

KyleJRM wrote:
David wrote:IT'S OPENING DAY!


No, it isn't :(

IT is
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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby PriortoTheoIhadWood » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:00 pm

Very cool to get to open against the Nats.. The two franchises are at different stages but both up and coming.

I hope they rock Strasburg.
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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby CubsBearsMagic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:15 pm

Screw it I'm still excited. 60-win ball club or not.
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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby otis89 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:25 pm

CubsBearsMagic wrote:Screw it I'm still excited. 60-win ball club or not.


I think the only fans who don't have anything to be excited about are Astros fans. Is there anyone on that team who has a chance at becoming a star player in the next few years?
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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby pitchcs » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:26 pm

I'll be there, pretty excited for the season to get started.

Any idea on the Nats lineup? Something like this maybe:

1) Ian Desmond - SS
2) Danny Espinosa - 2B
3) Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
4) Adam LaRoche - 11B
5) Jayson Werth - RF
6) Mark DeRosa - LF
7) Wilson Ramos - C
8) Roger Bernadina - CF
9) Stephen Strasburg - P

Not as tough as I thought, though with Strasburg going it may not matter. Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel begin the season on the DL and will not be eligible to play until the Nats home opener at the earliest, so DeRosa and Bernadina should get the starts I'd assume.
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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby NeifiIsMyHomeBoy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:38 pm

Can't wait.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby CubmanPi » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:59 pm

How the hell are the Cubs still in first, this season is officially over, _____ is on pace for 162 HR and 648 RBI, Fire Sveum/Theo/Hoyer/the beer vendors, etc etc.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby ctcf » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:04 pm

How have we not had a "Throw the Nationals in the Dumpester" post yet?

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Postby Fast Freddie Bynum » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:07 pm

Sh*t is getting real.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:08 pm

Strasburg K predictions.

I'll take 9.

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Postby Brian » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:28 pm

I was so down on Cubs/baseball last year, I honestly don't think I watched a single game start to finish (buy still checked the box scores everyday o. MLB At Bat app)... But I'm quite excited for baseball again and ready to watch the Cubs no matter how terrible they may or may not be.

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Postby ELCABALLO45 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:53 pm

BASEBALL!!

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:01 pm

KyleJRM wrote:Strasburg K predictions.

I'll take 9.


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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby bcl412 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:19 pm

I'm off Thursday and I plan on getting wasted while watching this team. Probably the best way to enjoy them.

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Re: 4/5/2012 - Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster)

Postby TruffleShuffle » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:27 pm

otis89 wrote:
CubsBearsMagic wrote:Screw it I'm still excited. 60-win ball club or not.


I think the only fans who don't have anything to be excited about are Astros fans. Is there anyone on that team who has a chance at becoming a star player in the next few years?


cosart has really good stuff but is a very long shot to reach his ceiling because his results have been mediocre and his command is pretty lousy. george springer has star-type tools but has a lot of work to do. singleton is also a guy with a high ceiling, but the results haven't matched the tools. they also have the #1 overall pick, which should yield a guy with star-level ability.

and they fired ed wade, which is reason enough for excitement.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:58 pm

Wish I could watch. Stupid DirecTV/WGN dispute.

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Postby Andy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:14 pm

Put the Nationals in the

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Postby ctcf » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:52 pm

Yessss

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby Omar » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:23 am

Dempster vs. Nats

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                    PA AB  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ryan Zimmerman      17 16  6  0  0  1   1  1  4 .375 .412 .563  .974  0  0   0   0         1
Rick Ankiel         16 16  2  0  0  0   0  0  5 .125 .125 .125  .250  0  0   0   0         0
Adam LaRoche        15 13  3  0  0  1   3  2  5 .231 .333 .462  .795  0  0   0   0         1
Jayson Werth        14 12  2  2  0  0   0  2  5 .167 .286 .333  .619  0  0   0   0         0
Ian Desmond          8  7  0  0  0  0   0  1  1 .000 .125 .000  .125  0  0   0   0         0
Roger Bernadina      6  6  1  0  0  0   0  0  2 .167 .167 .167  .333  0  0   0   0         0
Mike Morse           5  3  0  0  0  0   0  1  1 .000 .400 .000  .400  0  0   0   1         0
Mark DeRosa          3  3  0  0  0  0   0  0  2 .000 .000 .000  .000  0  0   0   0         0
Danny Espinosa       3  2  1  0  0  0   0  1  0 .500 .667 .500 1.167  0  0   0   0         0
Jesus Flores         3  3  0  0  0  0   0  0  2 .000 .000 .000  .000  0  0   0   0         0
Gio Gonzalez         2  2  0  0  0  0   0  0  2 .000 .000 .000  .000  0  0   0   0         0
Edwin Jackson        2  2  1  0  0  0   1  0  0 .500 .500 .500 1.000  0  0   0   0         0
Wilson Ramos         2  2  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 .500 .500 .500 1.000  0  0   0   0         0
Jordan Zimmermann    2  2  0  0  0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000 .000  .000  0  0   0   0         0
Total               98 89 17  2  0  2   5  8 30 .191 .265 .281  .546  0  0   0   1         2


Strasburg vs. Cubs

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                PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
David DeJesus    3  3 2  0  0  0   0  0  0 .667 .667 .667 1.333  0  0   0   0         0
Chris Volstad    3  3 1  1  0  0   0  0  1 .333 .333 .667 1.000  0  0   0   0         0
Total            6  6 3  1  0  0   0  0  1 .500 .500 .667 1.167  0  0   0   0         0

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:10 am

LaHair may be out for Opening Day with his back still bothering him.

I ... I don't know how I feel about that.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby pitchcs » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:52 am

Yes! We own Strasburg!
Cause my life is dope and I do dope [expletive].

[The sound of fastballs] was one of those things that told me my pitches were fast....because I've never heard pitches as loud as mine.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:02 am

Hurray for WGN showing up on Time Warner cable just as it disappears from directv. I'll be able to watch from work at least.


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