Category Archives: Turner

8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await

For previous 18 gamers, click here. At the end of the 7th 18-game set, the Nats were 26 games over .500 and stood atop the NL East by 12 1/2 games. The division title seemed assured: the question was not … Continue reading

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Does Victor Robles have a real shot at making the NLDS roster?

You can only carry 25 players on your post-season roster. That is a rule. No expanded rosters in the post-season like managers have now.  Last year in the NLDS, Dusty Baker went with an ill-advised 6 man bench and a … Continue reading

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Syracuse Chiefs Game #128 features #Nats Trea Turner & Jayson Werth

The Washington Nationals technically do not have a game tonight, but a few of their key players will be the star attractions when the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs play near Philadelphia at 7:05 pm in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Both Trea Turner … 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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Trea Turner went from teaching kids to playing like a kid on a special day!

Do you remember that afternoon game on June 24th when Trea Turner went 5-for-5 with 4 runs scored? Hours before first pitch, Trea was at Georgetown University at a Celebrity Sports baseball camp featuring Trea and several other players. Also … Continue reading

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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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What can’t Trea Turner do?

“There’s Only One Thing In Life You Can Control: Your Own Effort,” said Mark Cuban the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Shark Tank star. See it and weep we would say to every coach, scout, evaluator, and analyst … 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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Trea Turner predictions for tonight!

For those who are into minuscule sample sizes, there are many who are concerned about Trea Turner and four games of progress. His BABIP will turn around as it is at .182 right now, and Trea is every bit of … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals give Erick Fedde his 1st start; Harper: en fuego; Many others: frío como el hielo

Dusty Baker is giving Erick Fedde the most momentous start of his career today against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie facing their “A” team. This will be the closest Fedde has ever come to pitching in an actual … Continue reading

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