Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

A managing brain freeze throws this game away.

On a night when Ryan Zimmerman hits 2 home runs and a triple, you have to win — right? Well, could have, should have, would have, if only. Ryan Madson is 37 2/3 years old with a lot of local mileage … Continue reading

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Game #19 Series finale in CitiField; Nats trying to get healthy

  With all of the Nationals health problems, they limped into this series with replacement players who were not projected as starters — and some who were not even part of the plans for this season. These three Dominican players … Continue reading

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The Nationals clinch this series with tonight’s win in CitiField; Finale tomorrow with Roark!

The Nationals led wire-to-wire in this game, but it was way closer than the final score would look like in this 5-to-2 win over the Mets to clinch this series. The Nationals move back to an even .500 and look … Continue reading

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Game #18 The limping Nats must feel healthier today!

With the bats coming alive last night, Kevin Long has to feel better today. Long came over from the New York Mets and for 7 innings last night watched his ex-students dominate until the stats turned and BABIP turned positive … Continue reading

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The Nats were left for dead down by 5 runs in the 8th inning; Hits happen — Nats win!

Can you believe what you just saw? If you watched the entire 9 innings of this game you saw things you have never seen before in a baseball game. Have you ever seen anything like Bryce Harper‘s home run when … Continue reading

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Game #17 Nats limp into NYC as the underdog

With Anthony Rendon limping on that bruised toe, he is like his team right now who are hobbled. The Nationals are in New York now for a pivotal series with the rival Mets who are winning games by small margins … Continue reading

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Harper and Wieters homer; MAT scores two; Difo/Zim strand 12 runners

The photo above seems like a daily occurrence of frustration. A promising start to this game ends like a gut punch with Ryan Zimmerman weakly grounding out to end the game and stranding Bryce Harper in a 6-to-5 loss. Rockies manager … Continue reading

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Game #16 Strasburg takes the mound if Mother Nature cooperates

Welcome to Jackie Robinson day. On this day, all players will wear jersey #42 to honor Jackie Robinson and his legacy. Today is the scheduled finale of this series with the Colorado Rockies. Weather reports have temperatures falling into the … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer to the rescue with his arm, bat, legs and enthusiasm!

For the second time in this early season, Max Scherzer had to be the stopper and end a long losing streak. It did not start pretty, but this game was the picture of perseverance from Max Scherzer and his battery-mate … Continue reading

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Game #15 A winning streak always starts with the first win

The last time Max Scherzer was listed as the starting pitcher, the Nationals were deep in a 5-game losing streak. Like the great stoppers, Scherzer threw an absolute gem in a complete game shutout to secure the much needed win … Continue reading

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