Author Archives: Steve "Ghost" Mears

The 2018 #Nats roster and the free agents, options, and projections

“One thing I’d like to read would be your expanded take on possible off-season moves for FA and players with options. Particularly Lind, Kintzler and Howie. The team was so strong most of this 2017 season, especially after Rizzo built … Continue reading

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The NLDS stats could shock you that Nats topped the Cubs in almost every category — except the win column which counts the most.

In the Cubs/Nats series, the Nationals scored 20 runs — the Cubs scored 17 runs. Of the 17 runs scored by the Cubs, only 13 runs were earned runs. The Nationals had the better batting slash at .186/ .302/ .335/ .637 … Continue reading

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Unfortunately more Game #5 Deja Vu as the Nats 2017 ends.

The Nationals lost this game #5 by a final score of 9-to-8 and at times this was as sloppy of a game as we have seen the Washington Nationals play. The Nationals led early by a score of 4-to-1 and … Continue reading

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Game #5 NLDS; One team will fly to LA after this game; One team will go home!

First pitch of this crucial game #5 is the finale of the NLDS between the Nationals and Cubs scheduled at 8:08 pm at Nationals Park. The stakes are high as this is a one-game win-or-go-home scenario for both teams. The Cubs … Continue reading

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First things first, who starts Game #5 tonight? Many choices and strategies!

These are the good problems to have when you are contemplating in reality who will be your game #5 starter. “I’m not trying to be coy at all, because that was the theme of the day with [Stephen Strasburg],” Nationals’ … Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg makes Game #5 possible with a shutout for the ages! Trea scores; MAT slams; Nats win 5-0

The Nationals have now forced a game #5 with this win tonight! The Hollywood scriptwriters out-did themselves with portraying the sick and frail Stephen Strasburg as the hero of this post-season. Strasburg has now thrown 14.0 innings with a 0.00 … Continue reading

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Game #4 After rain postponed yesterday’s game; The Nationals will take the field with a new pitcher — Stephen Strasburg

With yesterday’s rainout, the Nationals were in position to change their starter to Stephen Strasburg if he was healthy. “If” is the operative word here. In the last 18 hours the rumors and innuendo have reached a fever pitch. As … Continue reading

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Game #4 NLDS unfortunately has the #Nats in a win or go home situation!

The Nationals find themselves behind 2-games-to-1 in the best-of-5 series which means today is an elimination game for the Nationals. If the Cubs win today, the series is over. We are at the point that the Nats were in for … Continue reading

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Dusty Baker loses the chess match but the moves needed weren’t that complicated.

In this game 3 loss to the Cubs, the Nats got beat technically by a bloop single in the 8th inning, but some simple moves were never made which included a strategic defensive change at the top of the 7th … Continue reading

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Game #3 NLDS Max Scherzer gets his start!

The Nationals arrived after midnight yesterday in Chicago after the exciting win in Nationals Park on Saturday. The Nats woke up and evened this NLDS at 1-to-1. After Max Scherzer tweaked his hamstring, he was moved to start today and … Continue reading

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