Category Archives: Strasburg

Washington Nationals: Game #9 Nats at Cards today; Strasburg strikes yesterday

First, we need to talk about Stephen Strasburg‘s 2017 Grapefruit League debut which added some intrigue to the normal mix of “things you never saw before”. Strasburg toed the rubber at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches to face Cardinals … Continue reading

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Dollars and Sense: Wilson Ramos and Bryce Harper

We all knew that Stephen Strasburg and Wilson Ramos were set to be free agents after this season, and much to the surprise of Nats’ fans, Strasburg signed a mega-extension leaving Ramos as the lone starter for the Nationals this … 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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A Buffalo Walk-Off! Who says he needs rest? Now we go on Strasburg watch: Postgame

This is a bittersweet win. The Nationals pulled Stephen Strasburg after 42 pitches in the 3rd inning with an apparent arm issue. The good news is the Nationals fought from behind to take the game to extra innings, and then … Continue reading

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7th 18-gamer: Up and Down, but Reason for Hope

For previous 18-gamers, click here. After the Nats’ third straight loss to the O’s on Wednesday night, if you asked just about any fan about how the last 18 games have gone, the answer would likely have been “not very … 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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A Blast From the Past: The Strasburg Sweepstakes of 2008

Little did anyone in the Nationals organization know, when they flew into Seattle for a three game series in June 2008, what was on the line. That inter-league series could end up being decisive losses and/or wins in a contest … Continue reading

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It’s time for the third 18-gamer so we’re a third through the season

When we left the Nats after game 36, they were 23-13, having followed a scorching 14-4 start by going 9-9 in their next 18 games. But .500 didn’t look too bad considering the tough opposition they faced (Cardinals, Royals, Cubs, … Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg and his team beats Matt Harvey again: Postgame

Tonight, Stephen Strasburg was the star of the game, and Felipe Rivero got the big Hold in the 7th inning to propel the Nats as the bats came alive. Home runs by Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon, Daniel Murphy, Ben Revere, … Continue reading

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