Category Archives: Analysis

The 2018 #Nats roster and the free agents, options, and projections

“One thing I’d like to read would be your expanded take on possible off-season moves for FA and players with options. Particularly Lind, Kintzler and Howie. The team was so strong most of this 2017 season, especially after Rizzo built … Continue reading

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Grading the 2017 Washington Nationals: Pitchers

The term has ended, and now the report card is due. How did the Washington Nationals fare in 2017? Some excelled. Some disappointed. While we lick our wounds from another first-round loss in the playoffs, let’s take a look back … Continue reading

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Baseball games should not be decided on non-baseball plays

Confession – I don’t handle October baseball very well. Every pitch being do-or-die is both exhilarating and exhausting. The highs are oh-so-high, but the lows. Man. The lows. And the crushing finality of that last out in an elimination game. … Continue reading

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Analysis: Scherzer vs. Zobrist; The at-bat that changed Game #5

The smallest details lead to impactful results. Max Scherzer entered the NLDS elimination game #5 finale as a relief pitcher in the 5th innings with a Nats 4-to-3 lead and would face the meat of the Cubs order: Kris Bryant, … Continue reading

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The NLDS stats could shock you that Nats topped the Cubs in almost every category — except the win column which counts the most.

In the Cubs/Nats series, the Nationals scored 20 runs — the Cubs scored 17 runs. Of the 17 runs scored by the Cubs, only 13 runs were earned runs. The Nationals had the better batting slash at .186/ .302/ .335/ .637 … Continue reading

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Unfortunately more Game #5 Deja Vu as the Nats 2017 ends.

The Nationals lost this game #5 by a final score of 9-to-8 and at times this was as sloppy of a game as we have seen the Washington Nationals play. The Nationals led early by a score of 4-to-1 and … Continue reading

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Game #5 NLDS; One team will fly to LA after this game; One team will go home!

First pitch of this crucial game #5 is the finale of the NLDS between the Nationals and Cubs scheduled at 8:08 pm at Nationals Park. The stakes are high as this is a one-game win-or-go-home scenario for both teams. The Cubs … Continue reading

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First things first, who starts Game #5 tonight? Many choices and strategies!

These are the good problems to have when you are contemplating in reality who will be your game #5 starter. “I’m not trying to be coy at all, because that was the theme of the day with [Stephen Strasburg],” Nationals’ … Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg makes Game #5 possible with a shutout for the ages! Trea scores; MAT slams; Nats win 5-0

The Nationals have now forced a game #5 with this win tonight! The Hollywood scriptwriters out-did themselves with portraying the sick and frail Stephen Strasburg as the hero of this post-season. Strasburg has now thrown 14.0 innings with a 0.00 … Continue reading

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Game #4 After rain postponed yesterday’s game; The Nationals will take the field with a new pitcher — Stephen Strasburg

With yesterday’s rainout, the Nationals were in position to change their starter to Stephen Strasburg if he was healthy. “If” is the operative word here. In the last 18 hours the rumors and innuendo have reached a fever pitch. As … Continue reading

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