Category Archives: PostSeason

What is your stacking order for the Washington Nationals starting rotation?

There is no doubt that your top 3 pitchers for the Washington Nationals this year have been Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, and Stephen Strasburg. Seeding them at this point by ERA is easy in that order. Scherzer and Strasburg were … Continue reading

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The trade winds are blowing amidst the hot July sun for the #Nats

Many contending teams will be making trades starting today, will the Nationals be one of them? Last year at this time, the Nationals were not in a hurry to make trades although the need for a lefty man in the … Continue reading

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9th and Last 18 gamer: Time to take the next step

For previous 18-gamers, click here. Everyone’s attention has turned to the playoffs, and Saturday’s rainout means we have to wait until 1 pm on Sunday to see if the Nats can overcome that 1-0 deficit to the Dodgers. So there’s … Continue reading

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7 Games Left and Counting Down to the #Nats in the Post-Season

Time to update our post from last week, 13 Games Left and Counting Down to the #Nats in the Post-Season. The Nationals have clinched the NL East and now the focus needs to be home field advantage for the National … Continue reading

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Proposed MLB Schedule Changes

In a recent post (Exactly who are the DHs in the AL?) coolhandbane suggested an article on shortening the MLB schedule. And Laura Peebles mentioned double-headers and problems that MLB has in scheduling make-up games for rain-outs given that many teams … Continue reading

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Postseason strategies are different. They just are.

The clutch closer again makes the difference in the playoffs. Whether it was Luke Gregerson for Houston or Kenley Jansen for the Dodgers or Wade Davis for the Royals or Jeurys Familia for the Mets these closers made every save … Continue reading

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Playoffs update: A broken leg leads to more debate!

With a runner on 2nd and 1 out and the Dodgers down by 1 run, Chase Utley was inserted as a pinch-hitter and promptly blooped a single to the outfield which sent the runner to 3rd.  Bartolo Colon had replaced … Continue reading

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Help me if you can, I’m feeling down…..

Community member Hiram Hover brought up the song Help! by the Beatles in what the Nats need for next season. The Nats need help, and as fans, we need help also.  The 7th inning buried the Nats once again.  As … Continue reading

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In-Game, the post-season showdown starts today

The Nats have a showdown at the Nats Park.  They better come ready to fight because today starts the road to improving their chances to making the postseason.  The Nats are 4 games behind the team they will be playing … Continue reading

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Meltdown Soup Mix

If you have hopes for the Nats to come back and win the division this year there may be good underpinnings for that. September is notorious for division leader collapses. The list is quite long including the 1964 Phillies, 2007 … Continue reading

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