Author Archives: Jacob Diament

Let The Games Begin!

The Washington Nationals limped into the All-Star break quite badly. The last 11 games against 3 teams who won’t come near the playoffs ended with a disappointing 6 – 5 record due to poor starting pitching. Once the strength of … Continue reading

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Nats at the break 48-48

Nats at the break There is no question that the Nats are very far from being out of contention. The teams they are chasing are proving to be very flawed and they could be caught by a team with superior … Continue reading

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The inconsistent offense has been a problem for over a month!

In the continuing search for the elusive answer of ‘what is wrong with the Nats’ I tried to look at the players and see how they compare to their normal performances and really try to answer if they are playing … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the weekend on the #Nats

* One week to go until the all-star break and it won’t be easy to get to that point. * The lack of depth in our starting pitching which many of us decried in the off-season has come back to … Continue reading

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A weekly round-up of a week at the halfway point of the season

Disastrous week. Many questions few answers * Worst stretch for the Nats since the Mets swept us in late August 2015. * Nats fans waited for 3 months for Adam Eaton and Daniel Murphy to return from injury. They are … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the Nationals – Part #2: The manager

The Washington Nationals have been the beasts of the east in the NL since 2012. Tragic playoff losses notwithstanding. In the decade where the Phillies’ short reign came to an end, the Braves and Mets have had a couple of … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the Nats? – Part 1 – Injuries

On the heels of another pathetic series sweep by a less than a juggernaut opponent, the Nationals are facing the impending half way mark in a few days. It’s fair to ask: ‘what’s wrong with the Nats?’ The fan dynamic … Continue reading

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A big #Nats win to wrap up a tough week 

The tendency after a huge win such as last night is to oversell the positives and assume that the negatives that were all there until the 5th inning are fixed. As they say things are never quite as good or as bad … Continue reading

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A weekend recap for the #Nats

A series to raise your blood pressure north of the border. 1) You checked the Jays record on Friday afternoon, their batting averages, their home run totals, their pitchers ERA’s knowing Max is pitching one of the games and you … Continue reading

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10 Monday points on the #Nats

After an easy dismissal of the Tampa Bay Rays, the week ends on a sour note. 1) A series between the Nats and the Giants where the Nats have Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Max Scherzer going against Suarez, Rodriguez … Continue reading

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