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- Game #124 EJax is trying to build on his recent success for the #Nats
- Matt Wieters powers the offense; “The Firm” gets it done!
- Game #123 Nationals to face one of the best teams in the American League
- Split Squad line-up beats their “A” line-up in 6 of 9 games since Bryce Harper’s injury
- Syracuse Chiefs Game #128 features #Nats Trea Turner & Jayson Werth
- The #Nats bullpen goes from a weakness to a strength
- Gio pitches a gem lowering his ERA to 2.39; Nats win 3 of 4 in San Diego
- Game #122 The Nationals final regular season game in California
- Stephen Strasburg looked great even though he takes the 2 ER loss
- Game #121 Stephen Strasburg the kid from San Diego!
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Author Archives: Ray Wyvill
On the eve of the season’s start I discussed how a week of the baseball season is equivalent to a mile in a marathon. The first couple of miles are always about trying to get settled. You’ve had a long … Continue reading
On the eve of the season’s start, I discussed how a week of the baseball season is equivalent to a mile in a marathon. The first fortnight of the season represents the first two miles. It’s an interesting place in … Continue reading
In our minds is an image that has been nurtured by the cold, dark evenings of an interminable winter. Our young men bound out of the dugout wearing bridal veil white uniforms into the blinding sunshine set against impossibly green … Continue reading
“When I was a kid my father used to say, ‘Our greatest hopes and worst fears are seldom realized.”—Jim McKay, ABC Sports We arrive, finally, at Spring. Regardless of the relative mildness of the past winter there is a definitive … Continue reading
If you’ve spent the last week or so fretting about whether the Nats win “Home Field Advantage” you may want to re-think it. A quick analysis of the past 21 years of National League Division Series indicates that Home Field … Continue reading
Football may be a game of inches. But, baseball is a game of millimeters. A baseball bat may not exceed 2.61 inches in diameter (66 millimeters). The ball itself is bigger at 2.86-2.94 inches in diameter (nominally 74 mm). So, … Continue reading
In the odd juxtaposition between reality and baseball, arguably the biggest name in the sport [Bryce Harper] was nominally suspended on the very day his franchise was providing him an honor. If this feels like a recovered draft of a … Continue reading
As Spring beckons and the players work through Training it’s also time to say “Good Bye” to what feels like an old friend. The old red hat started out as a stadium purchase in 2012. It was clean, beautiful, and … Continue reading
Peeling back the curtain a bit we are being afforded a glimpse into the future of pitching. It is being provided by a team of biomechanics researchers. What they’ve found has strong implications downstream. However, it’s only a small part … Continue reading