Category Archives: Kelley

4th 18-gamer: Fits and Starts

For previous 18 gamers, click here. The fourth 18-game set was the worst of the Nats’ season so far, 9-9. As regular readers of these 18-gamers know, averaging 10-8 in the nine sets in the season gets you 90 wins, … Continue reading

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And they’re back! First 18-gamer of 2017 #Nats

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

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8th 18-gamer: Feasting on the NL East and Tuning Up for the NLDS

For previous 18-gamers, click here. As the last 18 game set came to a close, the Nats had lost three straight to the Orioles. In the third loss, Daniel Murphy hit his first career grand slam in the 9th inning … Continue reading

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6th 18-gamer: With Just 54 Games to Go, Things are Still Looking Up

For previous 18-gamers, click here. The last 18-game set conveniently concluded at the All Star break. As the baseball world’s attention turned to the mid-summer classic in San Diego, the Nats were 18 games over .500 and six games ahead … Continue reading

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Fifth 18-gamer: A breakout for the Nats?

Fortuitously for your faithful contributor who needed a little more time to pull together a post, the Nats 90th game of the season was last Sunday, with five days before the next game.  So this 5th 18-gamer of the year … Continue reading

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#Nats Game #3 Instant Analysis

The story of this game was: BABIP (that favored the Marlins and hurt the Nats). Not great defense. And what appeared to be an uncharacteristically very bad game by Lance Barksdale. Probably need to retract this I want to clone … Continue reading

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The #Nats enter Spring Training with the MVP, ROY, & CY & MOY

Tomorrow is the start of Spring Training, and when these 2016 Nats are fully assembled, they boast a group of major award winners.  Bryce Harper is the reigning NL MVP and was the 2012 Rookie of the Year, Max Scherzer … Continue reading

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Meet the Nats New Pen

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

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‘Twas the night of Christmas, when all through NatsTown,

‘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

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Politics: The back of the bullpen is occupied by Papelbon and Storen

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

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