Dusty Baker Just Screwed Up Whatever Advantage The Nationals Got For Game 4 Of The NLDS

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Game 4 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs was postponed on Tuesday and moved to 3:08 p.m. on Wednesday. With that change in the schedule, the Nationals received a gift from mother nature, as the rain in Chicago now gives Dusty Baker the option to start Stephen Strasburg in Game 4.

Tanner Roark was scheduled to make the start on Tuesday for Washington, but now Strasburg can start on Wednesday on normal rest after pitching in Game 1 last Friday. In the series-opener against the Cubs, Strasburg allowed three hits and a walk, while striking out 10 hitters. He surrendered two unearned runs and also had a no-hitter through 5.2 innings before back-to-back singles by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo.

Strasburg was by far more dominant in seven innings than Max Scherzer was in Game 3, when he had a no-hitter through six innings.

Obviously there’s no guarantee the Cubs beat Roark, but there’s a better chance they do than beat Strasburg again.

BUT WAIT! IS THAT DUSTY BAKER’S MUSIC?!?!?!?!

IN DUSTY WE TRUSTY!

Hopefully Strasburg has plenty of time to recover from his illness after the Cubs knock out the Nationals on Wednesday.

Jake Arrieta will start Game 4 for the Cubs.

UPDATE:

We have reached peak Dusty.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Funny thing about him blaming the mold is that Strasburg threw a bullpen on Tuesday to get ready to pitch on Thursday, when the regularly scheduled Game 5 would be, so that’s the actual reason he can’t pitch Wednesday.

Oh, this is so Dusty it hurts.

UPDATE:

The Nationals are saying Dusty misspoke and that Strasburg threw on Monday.

So, I guess he is sticking to blaming the mold. Which is also hilarious.

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Aldo Soto
Just your every day fan who never had any athletic talent, but likes to talk about sports. History shows the Cubs are going to repeat as World Series champions in 2017. A lead writer at Sports Mockery.