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Bryce Harper (@bharper3407)
- 8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await
- Strasburg, Zimmerman, Lind, and “The Firm” even up the season with the Dodgers!
- Game #149 Strasburg and #Nats trying to salvage this one
- “[Bryce] Harper is on the way.”- Dusty Baker
- The #Nats made a game of it and fall 3-2
- Game #148 AJ Cole gets the start; Rich Hill for the Dodgers
- This game was over early as EJax gives up 7 over 2 1/3; #Nats bullpen throws shutout over 6 2/3
- Game #147 Dusty Baker goes with his #1 lineup tonight against the Dodgers with EJax on the mound
- Does Victor Robles have a real shot at making the NLDS roster?
- Nats win this one behind Roark, Robles and Running
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For previous 18 gamers, click here. At the end of the 7th 18-game set, the Nats were 26 games over .500 and stood atop the NL East by 12 1/2 games. The division title seemed assured: the question was not … Continue reading
For previous 18 gamers, click here. You may recall that the 6th 18-gamer was essentially the Bryce Harper show. With six homers, five in the first inning, Bryce led the way to a 10-8 set with a lot of help from … Continue reading
For previous 18 gamers, click here. Another pretty good 18 game set for the Nats, keyed by a newly reliable bullpen. 10-8 put us at 64-44, still 20 games over .500 and 13 games up on the Miami Marlins in the … Continue reading
For previous 18 gamers, click here. Regular readers know that Game 90 took place when I was out of the country. Putting together a blog post as scheduled was not in the cards, but I did manage to keep tab … Continue reading
For previous 18 gamers, click here. The fourth 18-game set was the worst of the Nats’ season so far, 9-9. As regular readers of these 18-gamers know, averaging 10-8 in the nine sets in the season gets you 90 wins, … Continue reading
For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. You will recall that in the second 18-game set this season the Nats managed a 10-8 record despite some pitching woes, because their hitters continued to be on fire. The third set of 18 … Continue reading
The discussion over the past several days has focused on two problems that together create a perplexing dilemma. On the one hand, many commenters are very concerned about “overuse” of the starters (Problem #1). On the other hand, a lot … Continue reading
For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. Following up their hot 13-5 start, the Nats logged a respectable 10-8 in the second 18 game set. Their 23-13 record after the first two sets is exactly the same as the record … Continue reading
My 18-game posts have a long and sordid history. For those who are new to this rodeo, check out the first few paragraphs of last year’s first 18-gamer for an explanation of what these posts are all about. And for links to … Continue reading
Some of you who’ve been on TalkNats for a while may remember a few posts a year ago about the annual meeting of the local chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). Several TN regulars attended and found … Continue reading