Category Archives: Rendon

6th 18-gamer: Relief Help Arrives as the Rotation Faces Adversity; and Bryce!

For previous 18 gamers, click here. Another pretty good 18 game set for the Nats, keyed by a newly reliable bullpen.   10-8 put us at 64-44, still 20 games over .500 and 13 games up on the Miami Marlins in the … Continue reading

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5th 18-gamer: Bryce was Up, Zim was Down, Murph was Murph, TTB was On Fire

For previous 18 gamers, click here. Regular readers know that Game 90 took place when I was out of the country. Putting together a blog post as scheduled was not in the cards, but I did manage to keep tab … Continue reading

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3rd 18-gamer: A Tale of Two Aces

For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. You will recall that in the second 18-game set this season the Nats managed a 10-8 record despite some pitching woes, because their hitters continued to be on fire. The third set of 18 … Continue reading

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2nd 18-gamer: The Bats Bail Out the Arms

For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. Following up their hot 13-5 start, the Nats logged a respectable 10-8 in the second 18 game set. Their 23-13 record after the first two sets is exactly the same as the record … 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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Anthony Rendon is admired by teammates, fans, and evaluators

Anthony Rendon is admired by teammates, fans, and evaluators. Rendon will turn 27 in June, and was a +4.4 bWAR in 2016 finishing up a very good comeback season after an injury plagued 2015 season and was named the Comeback … Continue reading

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MLB Network announces top 3rd and 2nd basemen

DANIEL MURPHY AND ANTHONY RENDON RANKED ON MLB NETWORK’S TOP 10 RIGHT NOW!   January 16, 2017 – Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was ranked 3rd on MLB Network’s Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now! program yesterday, while Nationals third baseman Anthony … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper is now earning more than the #Nats 2016 MVP

The pencil shavings and eraser crumbs were sprinkled all over Mike Rizzo’s desk yesterday as he kept sharpening his pencil over and over until Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark, and Derek Norris all agreed to their 2017 salaries. Of … Continue reading

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The Barrel – A New Stat to Watch, Courtesy of Statcast and Tom Tango

Any Nats fan who has listened to Anthony “Tony Two Bags” Rendon talk about hitting knows what “barreling the ball up” means.  TTB talks about that as his goal in just about any situation – making solid contact with the … Continue reading

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The hot corner is Anthony Rendon’s for 2017

One of the many bright spots of the 2016 season was the resurgence of Anthony Rendon who was pacing himself with his tremendous 2014 season when he won the Silver Slugger and was voted fifth in the MVP voting. Rendon … Continue reading

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