Category Archives: AJCole

2nd 18 gamer: A Tale of Two Streaks

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When last we left the Nats, they had just escaped the first 18 games of the season with a 9-9 record by winning the first two games of a series against the then-division … Continue reading

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First 18-gamer of 2018: Happy to escape at 9-9

 Lots of us would rather just forget the beginning of this season, so I’m almost reluctant to bring back the 18-gamers.  But here we are – exactly 1/9th of the way through the season, so it’s time to take … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hellickson officially joins the #Nats…so, now what?

The Washington Nationals were looking at a competition for the fifth starter job in their rotation that, quite frankly, wasn’t too appealing. A.J. Cole spent years as a pitching prospect before finally graduating from prospect status last season. But while … Continue reading

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Game #13 is big for A.J. Cole; Seth Romero incident too.

Last year, the Nationals in the draft went for the best talent available drafting Seth Romero in the first round even though his reported issues with teammates and the drug culture were well-documented. Nine months later, the gestation period for … Continue reading

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Game #7 Nats travel back to the Magic Kingdom with A.J. Cole starting!

Twice this week the Nationals have been scheduled to play the Atlanta Braves on Disney property near the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. The roundtrip is a 326 mile bus drive and 2 1/2 hours each way.  Today’s game has A.J. … Continue reading

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GM Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Martinez on A.J. Cole

There have been some mixed signals between general manager Mike Rizzo and his field manager Dave Martinez on whether or not there is a competition for the 5th starter spot. Mike Rizzo was very clear on February 4th at the … Continue reading

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Is the Hot Stove heating up? Does it matter for the #Nats?

There are, roughly speaking, two schools of thoughts about the Washington Nationals at this juncture. Although the long, dark winter without baseball is nearly at an end, the off-season has moved very slowly for free agents. Yu Darvish, projected as … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo names A.J. Cole as his 5th starter

During this off-season, Mike Rizzo has signed veteran starting pitchers like Tommy Milone and Edwin Jackson. On Saturday, Mike Rizzo broke news by naming A.J. Cole as his 5th starter. Has Mike Rizzo just signaled to those veteran pitchers he … Continue reading

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