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Umpiring: A Look under the Hood

Baseball churns along here in mid-August to its old and familiar rhythm.  The Division chases warm up for some and chill for others.  The number of days left on the schedule begins dwindling.  And even the most office-bound of fans … Continue reading

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Game #117 Win one today! #Nats

No more excuses — just win! After manager Dave Martinez has faced the media following 57 losses this season, he’s becoming a regular on answering the media as to why the Nationals lost. We have heard a variety of reasons that … Continue reading

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Even in an 8-3 loss, the #Nats had plenty of chances going 1-16 RISP

Sure, the umpiring was absolutely embarrassing that Major League Baseball allows the amateur hour in an MLB game. Homeplate umpire Greg Gibson should be suspended as this is one of those times integrity comes into play here on the egregious … Continue reading

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Missed opportunities added up; Scherzer’s great effort wasted!

This game was 1-1 into the 9th inning and the Nationals had opportunities earlier to add-on runs and they did not. Instead they left themselves no margin for error, and Kelvin Herrera gave up what looked like a double that … Continue reading

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Game #104 Things looked very different 48 hours ago.

A source has told us that ownership has given general manager Mike Rizzo the go-ahead to explore trade targets as a “buyer” which seems to be counter to the “sell” rumors. ‘Tis be the season to be folly when you … Continue reading

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Good, Bad, Interesting — Vol. 3

Our monthly look at the leaders, trailers, and outliers in the Washington Nationals minor leagues. SYRACUSE CHIEFS – 33-46, 6th Place I.L. North, 13 games behind Good Jacob Wilson .298/.364/.442 Jimmy Cordero 0HR in 33IP Bad Andrew Stevenson .535 OPS … Continue reading

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Nats get shutout 2-0 in an almost lifeless effort

It is like the annual letdown on the Sunday game after the Dream Foundation Gala. Whatever happens, it is year after year that the team falls flat and lack energy on the game after the Gala. Today, the Nationals got … Continue reading

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Game #64 Season finale with the SF Giants; It’s Scherz-Day

Rumor has it that Max Scherzer wanted to party-all-night with Alexander Ovechkin, but Mad Max of course thought better of it as he had to work today. Scherzer is scheduled to pitch this afternoon for the Nats in the season … Continue reading

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Brandon Kintzler dodges a bullet; MRI reveals just a Grade 1 forearm strain

For Brandon Kintzler, pitching is a gift after he sustained a labrum tear early in his career. For most pitchers, a labrum tear is the kiss of death for a baseball career. Kintzler paid his dues coming back from the … Continue reading

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Game #60 It’s Max Scherzer day at Nationals Park

When Max Scherzer pitches in Nationals Park this season, he has a 1.77 ERA and a WHIP of 0.673 with a 14.4 K/9 rate.  Scherzer hopes to continue that dominance and today must face the catcher who was his battery-mate … Continue reading

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