Dodgers/Nationals Game 5 Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
9:14
You walk Murphy because you're going to pull him, get RvR with Blanton.
Ballbase
9:14
How many outs does Roberts plan for Blanton?
Dave Cameron
9:14
I would guess 4, then try to start Urias in the 5th.
Craig Edwards
9:14
He basically couldn't screw that situation up, so why not go with what's easy.
Cale
9:15
I actually don't like pulling Hill he's been getting a lot of swings and misses. But I can understand it.
Dave Cameron
9:15
3 days rest, was always going to have a short leash
Mr. Jones
9:15
So I admittedly haven't watched the Dodgers much at all this season, but doesn't Joe Blanton suck?
Dave Cameron
9:15
Nope.
Youppi!
9:16
Will anyone steal 100 bases again? Can Turner do it?
Noah
9:16
Hypothetically why isn't an outfielder put behind the catcher during an intentional work just incase there is a wild pitch.
Dave Cameron
9:16
Too rare to justify it.
Chuckb
9:16
At least Roberts is smart enough to use one of his top relievers here.
Craig Edwards
9:16
You would have to be willing to get caught more and try to steal third a bunch. Probably not wise unless the run-scoring environment goes down further.
Dave Cameron
9:16
Right.
Sean Dolinar
9:17
You also can't have a fielder line up in foul territory aside from the catcher.
Andy J.
9:17
Why does the current pitcher intentionally walk the hitter? Why not make the RP responsible for that run?
Craig Edwards
9:17
better to come in fresh
Bork
9:18
that slider
asabin
9:18
Another reason not to walk Murphy.
Chuckb
9:18
Very smart steal of 2nd there
Sean Dolinar
9:18
That double steal could have been fun to watch.
Bork
9:18
welp
Wsopsup
9:19
Scary
Dave Cameron
9:19
That's another example of luck.
Rendon scorched a bad pitch, but Dodgers get an out.
Jart
9:20
someone please tell me why so many pitchers have goop on the bills of their caps and nobody does anything about it?
Dave Cameron
9:20
Batters don't want to get hit in the face by an errant pitch because pitchers can't grip the ball.
Andy J.
9:20
Is Hill still in this game if Grandal or Reddick make a decent throw?
Dave Cameron
9:21
Maybe, but they were always going to pull him early.
ChatzMcGee
9:21
I bet if Kershaw had put those guys on they'd both have scored.
Norrin Radd
9:22
How bad strategically is the first and third play where the guy on first intentionally gets in a run down to try and let the guy on third dash home?
Craig Edwards
9:23
depends on what the chances are of the player scoring, but if they are good and there are two outs, it can be a good play.
JC
9:24
That K guy is PUMPED
Wsopsup
9:24
Do what extent are the dodgers FO calling pitcher subs and starting lineup?
Dave Cameron
9:25
They aren't. They work with Roberts pregame, but in-game, it's his call.
ChatzMcGee
9:26
Giving praise to Lobaton for the terrible framing attempt.
V
9:26
JC, that K guy is Robin Ficker, a well known Bullets/Wizards superfan/heckler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Ficker#Sports_heckler).
Chuckb
9:26
Not a strike
Stevie Wonderful
9:27
oh come on that was even worse than the earlier outside call
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