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The small things added up to the difference as Nats score 4 in the 9th and lose 5-4

The score in the game through the 8 1/3 innings was 1-0 in favor of the Cubs after Gio Gonzalez pitched great and went 6 innings of 1 run baseball. The Nationals could not score a run for the first … Continue reading

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Game #76 Gio Gonzalez has a great opportunity to impress Joe Maddon as an All-Star

Gio Gonzalez is 6th in NL ERA this season, and a shutout by Gio in tonight’s game would move him into 3rd place and almost assure him of an All-Star pick. It is tonight’s opposing manager, Joe Maddon, who will … Continue reading

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Nats couldn’t dig out of 1st inning hole

The Nationals were behind quickly in a 6-0 hole in this Sunday series finale and only partially dug out to lose 6-2. Tanner Roark struggled early in this one and continues his June swoon as his 2017 ERA ballooned over … Continue reading

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Game #75 Tanner Roark must get back on track

Tanner Roark is coming off of his worst start in years where he was pulled after only 2 2/3 innings and only 69 pitches. Roark has been the least efficient pitcher in baseball in 2017, and maybe it all started … Continue reading

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An 18-3 blow-out as Trea Turner and Michael Taylor combine for 9 hits, 8 runs, & 5 RBIs

  The offense backed Joe Ross from the start in this 18-3 thumping of the Cincinnati Reds. Ross threw 7-innings of 1-run baseball, and the offense had his back again today. The run support in Joe Ross games now totals … Continue reading

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Game #74 Afternoon baseball with a new CF

The Washington Nationals have Michael Taylor starting today in centerfield which essentially puts Wilmer Difo back on the bench today which comes a day after Difo debuted in centerfield last night. We still don’t know what kept Taylor on the … Continue reading

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#Nats walk-off saves the team amidst some questionable decisions

Bryce Harper gets a walk-off single to win this game in extra innings and saves a game of many questionable decisions that started off as a key to starter Stephen Strasburg falling into a 4-0 deficit. Who knew that Michael … Continue reading

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Game #73 Nationals must get back to consistency, but roster is still a moving target!

The Washington Nationals roster took a surprising turn. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post was hinting that Sammy Solis could be called up today as A.J. Cole was optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse. In fact, it is Wilmer Difo taking … Continue reading

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4th 18-gamer: Fits and Starts

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

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The Day After: What Dusty said about the no-not!

Embed from Getty Images Here is a transcript from Virginascopist of Dusty Baker’s post-game media session after yesterday’s loss:   QUESTION:  Dusty, Max [Scherzer] pitched so well for you today.  What are the factors that you’re kind of considering in … Continue reading

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