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- The small things added up to the difference as Nats score 4 in the 9th and lose 5-4
- Game #76 Gio Gonzalez has a great opportunity to impress Joe Maddon as an All-Star
- Nats couldn’t dig out of 1st inning hole
- Game #75 Tanner Roark must get back on track
- An 18-3 blow-out as Trea Turner and Michael Taylor combine for 9 hits, 8 runs, & 5 RBIs
- Game #74 Afternoon baseball with a new CF
- #Nats walk-off saves the team amidst some questionable decisions
- Game #73 Nationals must get back to consistency, but roster is still a moving target!
- 4th 18-gamer: Fits and Starts
- The Day After: What Dusty said about the no-not!
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Category Archives: Bullpen
THE DRAFT Today is the first day of the 2017 MLB amateur draft. The Nationals first pick is at number 25 which some believe never gets you top talent. Au contraire, Mike Trout was a 25th overall pick and so … Continue reading
My 18-game posts have a long and sordid history. For those who are new to this rodeo, check out the first few paragraphs of last year’s first 18-gamer for an explanation of what these posts are all about. And for links to … Continue reading
Today we could have been writing a depressing tale about how the Nats bullpen lost a game while allowing a 5 run lead to disappear, and thankfully we are not. Luckily yesterday against the Reds, only a 4-run disappeared, and … Continue reading
Last December the Nats acquired four new relievers in rapid succession. I quickly read about each of them but remembered almost nothing as it was in the middle of the “You like that” craze. So with the Nats spring training … Continue reading
“I am a firm believer in the American people. If given the truth, they can be depended on to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”–Abraham Lincoln. And yes, there were … Continue reading
There is some very simple math in the roster shuffle that the 40 man roster can’t ever go above 40. Simple math doesn’t make the reduction in staff simple. If the Nats don’t make any trades of players on the … Continue reading
‘Twas the night of Christmas, when all through NatsTown, not a Free Agent was stirring, not even that Angelos [expletive deleted] clown. The stockings were hung by the lockers with care, in hopes that Blackmon or Span soon would be … Continue reading
Washington DC mixes business and politics all the time so why not the business of baseball? Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell who is a die-hard Nats fan gave his 2¢ when it came to Jonathan Papelbon (video below) as he … Continue reading
Mike Rizzo wrapped up his last few hours in Nashville to pull off a trade that needed to be done at some point this off-season. No, not Papelbon, it was Yunel Escobar who was traded from the Nats along with … Continue reading
Baseball managers sometimes suffer from paralysis by analysis as there are reams of stats available that go well beyond the summary or game data found in the typical Baseball Reference databases. For instance, if you wanted to know how Bryce … Continue reading