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Matt Wieters powers the offense; “The Firm” gets it done!

It wasn’t a pretty game, but in the end the Nats got it done in a nailbiter 4-3 win. The Nationals starter, Tanner Roark, didn’t have his “A” game but he grinded it out on 116 pitches lasting 5 2/3 … Continue reading

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Gio pitches a gem lowering his ERA to 2.39; Nats win 3 of 4 in San Diego

First of all, Gio Gonzalez pitched a great game after a 32-pitch first inning that resulted in 1 unearned run. He took control after the first inning and went 6 2/3 innings with no earned runs lowering his ERA to … Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg looked great even though he takes the 2 ER loss

One pitch was the difference in this game in a 3-1 Nats loss. Stephen Strasburg gave up a 2-run home run in the first inning to Solarte and that was really the only bad pitch on the outing by Stras. … Continue reading

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Dusty Baker goes Plan B when Max Scherzer is scratched. Plan B worked like a charm!

About an hour before first pitch, word came that Max Scherzer was scratched and put on the 10-day DL with a neck injury. Dusty Baker went to Plan B which was 9 innings of bullpen work to get it done, … Continue reading

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EJax gem ☑️ Clutch Zim game-winning home run ☑️ “The Firm” ☑️

The Nationals knew that facing Jhoulys Chacin in Petco meant a low scoring game, and Edwin Jackson matched him in runs 1-to-1 for a pitching gem in an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel. Dusty Baker’s strategy seemed to be to score some … Continue reading

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One mistake pitch and a lot of missed opportunities add up to a 3-2 loss

Most one run losses can be traced back to one or two mistakes. Tanner Roark was the hard luck loser in this game going 7.0 innings holding the Angels to 4 hits and 2 walks but 2 of the hits … Continue reading

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Gio with the shutout; Howie with 2 homers; “The Firm” closes the case!

Tonight, Gio Gonzalez moved into the upper echelon of pitchers in baseball leapfrogging over Chris Sale in ERA.  Gio threw a 6-inning shutout and had a no-hitter going into the 6th inning when Cameron Maybin got an infield hit. Gio’s … Continue reading

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Can you believe what we just saw! A walk-off Howie Kendrick grand slam!

This game ends on a grand slam Walkoff by Howie Kendrick in the 11th inning! He hit it far and deep, and it was a no-doubter game winner — the only question was whether it would clear the outfield fence. … Continue reading

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You can’t win them all; Nats drop first game of doubleheader

For 6 2/3 innings, Chris Stratton frustrated the Nationals offense yielding no-runs and exited the game with a 3-0 lead. This was Stratton’s third career start for the Giants and he struck-out 10 Nats batters. Hunter Strickland entered the game … Continue reading

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Nats win this late nighter; Bryce Harper leaves with a leg injury

  The Nationals were in a rain delay for 3 hours and 1 minute, and on a wet track Bryce Harper’s foot slipped off of the 1st base bag as he legged out a possible infield hit and his leg … Continue reading

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