Dodgers/Nationals Game 5 Live Blog
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Ira Bulog
11:45
Never understand the thinking of "its ok to walk a batter with a base open but not ok when the base isn't open" when the end result is the same. do the numbers bear out that in general 1st + 3rd and facing the hitter is preferable to bases loaded with a worse hitter?
Dave Cameron
11:46
There's a bigger penalty to the IBB when you advance the runner
If he's already advanced, less of a hit
Matt
11:46
Jansen's due up 3rd though.
Dave Cameron
11:46
Hmm, interesting
Florg Dreetham
11:47
Jansen had a hit once. 2010.
Mike
11:47
Why use Ross to pinch run when you were gonna bring in Taylor defensively? Why not pinch run with Taylor?
Joel
11:48
Why no Puig there against Oliver?
Dave Cameron
11:48
Last position player on bench, need him to PH for pitcher later.
HappyFunBall
11:48
Taylor is fast but has horrible no good very bad instincts on the bases
Walrusman
11:48
Dusty not trust Taylor.
Craig Edwards
11:49
Jansen was a .229/.310/.337 hitter in the minors in 953 PA.
@FlippedBats
11:49
Rendon has left 22 guys on base this series. DS record
Dave Cameron
11:50
That's a brutal walk.
With P coming up
hurricanexyz
11:50
is that good enough that bunting is wrong?
Craig Edwards
11:50
no
Dave Cameron
11:50
You definitely bunt here
cartographer
11:51
Great job Kenley. Not pretty but got the job done (unlike Culberson).
Gavin
11:51
Kenley "Better at bunting than Charlie Culberson" Jansen
Snowflake
11:51
Had him at second
Walrusman
11:53
Nearing 4 hours. Over / under 5 if ends in regulation?
Dave Cameron
11:53
Probably close to 5
baek
11:53
who will pitch for dodgers in the 9th? josh fields? kershaw?
Dave Cameron
11:53
Baez
Dodgers Fan
11:54
Maybe I'm alone, but this game hasn't felt like four hours
Dave Cameron
11:54
I just peed for the first time since the game started so I disagree.
11:55
Melancon in the 8th down a run. Even Dusty getting into it.
Mark
11:55
I HATE bringing in a new pitcher and having him IBB the first guy. Let the guy on the way out do it, don't let Melancon do something screwy and lose the strike zone.
Dave Cameron
11:55
Eh, when has that ever happened?
Well, Actually...
11:56
He's kinda out of other options
Alex Reinhart
11:56
39 players used now. Playoff record is?
Dave Cameron
11:56
This has to be getting close
Ty wiggington
11:56
What happens when this goes to extras?
Dave Cameron
11:57
Puig pitches, Nationals play with 7 position players
Netflix and Rich Hill
11:57
Kind of a devil may care toss from Melancon. Exciting.
Ty wiggington
11:57
#puigyourcloser
Dodgers Fan
11:57
#WhyNot
Alex Reinhart
11:58
The Nationals still have Tanner Roark on full rest
hurricanexyz
11:58
three not very scary hitters due up for the Nationals, in what will probably be Jansen's last inning of work. this feels like it would be a neat spot for the ol' "stash him in LF for an inning" trick so he could face the top of the order again in the 9th
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