Category Archives: Bullpen

The Nationals bullpen went from bad to very good!

The metrics to judge bullpens is multi-faceted. You have final inning saves, blown saves, WHIP, and runs given up. In April, there were issues with the bullpen in defining roles and acclimation with manager Dave Martinez and pitching coach Derek … Continue reading

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3rd 18*-gamer: A Breakout Set, Even With an Asterisk

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When the umps stopped the Nats’ first scheduled game against the Yankees on May 15 because of rain, little did they know what havoc they had wreaked on my 18-gamer. With the score … Continue reading

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The bullpen will be back to 8 men again with Miller!

The roster shuffling will continue as Erick Fedde was already optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse and Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that Justin Miller will be added to the Nationals roster to take Fedde’s vacated spot. On the … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2018 edition! A guide to #Nats non-roster pitchers

At long last, the Washington Nationals have announced who will be suiting up in red and white for the team’s second major league spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida. Along with 39 players on the major league roster (Joe … Continue reading

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Could the #Nats sign a top free agent this winter?

In case you’ve been vacationing on moon Miranda for the past few months, this winter in baseball has suuuuuucked. The free agent market has moved incredibly slowly, with just one of MLB Trade Rumors’ top 10 free agents (two if … Continue reading

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Will the #Nats win a prize in the right-handed reliever derby?

Like the Great Molasses Flood, while Hot Stove season has been sluggish so far, the sheer concentration of baseball people at the Winter Meetings in Orlando this week is finally resulting in some movement.

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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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Do you remember when the #Nats bullpen was the weakness and was made a strength?

Pitching coach Mike Maddux should be smiling. There was that time the Nationals bullpen was teetering near a 6.00 ERA this season and the doom and gloom ensued and now the Nats bullpen is statistically the best bullpen in the … Continue reading

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8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await

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

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7th 18-gamer: Near Heartbreak and Unexpected Heroes

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

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