Opening Day should be a national holiday!
Bryce Harper (@bharper3407)
- 8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await
- Strasburg, Zimmerman, Lind, and “The Firm” even up the season with the Dodgers!
- Game #149 Strasburg and #Nats trying to salvage this one
- “[Bryce] Harper is on the way.”- Dusty Baker
- The #Nats made a game of it and fall 3-2
- Game #148 AJ Cole gets the start; Rich Hill for the Dodgers
- This game was over early as EJax gives up 7 over 2 1/3; #Nats bullpen throws shutout over 6 2/3
- Game #147 Dusty Baker goes with his #1 lineup tonight against the Dodgers with EJax on the mound
- Does Victor Robles have a real shot at making the NLDS roster?
- Nats win this one behind Roark, Robles and Running
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Category Archives: Treinen
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
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
For 115 days, it has been the daily ‘Who’s the closer’ commentary in Washington, D.C. once it became official on December 5th of 2016 that the Washington Nationals would need to name a new closer as their most recent closer, Mark … Continue reading
We could go into the reasons the Nationals are still seeking a closer after the departure of Mark Melancon, and the inability to sign Kenley Jansen, but that has played out ad nauseum in the past few weeks so we … Continue reading
Gio Gonzalez pitched a shutout and the bullpen picked each other up and Felipe Rivero gets the Save as Blake Treinen was nails in the 8th inning to save a bases loaded 1 out situation to induce a 6-4-3 tailor-made … Continue reading
Some want Opening Day to be a National Holiday, and for Daniel Murphy , his first Opening Day as a member of the Nationals was like a Holiday: Joyous and festive and with a lot of meaning. Murphy was 2-3 with 2 … Continue reading
I love analytics. Really. The numbers quite often confirm what we see on the field, and indeed they often explain why things are the way they are. You want to know when Bryce Harper took that next step and became an … Continue reading
Updated 11:10AM: Bronson Arroyo was scratched from this start with shoulder soreness and will be replaced by Blake Treinen. This puts a big halt to Arroyo’s efforts to become the Nats 5th starter. The bus is on it’s way to … Continue reading
Spring Training Feb. 23, 1016 “I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean”—Lee Ann Womak, I Hope You Dance
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