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The Washington Nationals “lack” of analytics comes into question!

For Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, he has preached the virtues of analytics and touted them as a reason to hire a visionary manager in analytics when he chose Dave Martinez to take over for Dusty Baker for the … Continue reading

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The Changing Game: Relief Pitching

Professional baseball is a system.  Within the confines of the game changes apply pressure to one or multiple components.  The system reacts to the pressure with responses of its own.  This can all happen in a short period of time.  … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon and evening has the third games of the NLDS series

While the American League teams are traveling today, the National League teams are playing their third games in their respective NLDS series. Each game is an elimination game for the home teams who trail 2-0 in the best-of-five series. The … Continue reading

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A busy day of baseball with the 2 ALDS games and the 2 NLDS games!

There are four division series overlapping at different points today. The day opened with the defending champion, Houston Astros, going up against the Indians. It was a heavyweight bout featuring Corey Kluber and Justin Verlander on the mound for their … Continue reading

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Code Breaking and Baseball

The Divisional tie-breaker game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, October 1 turned on a dime.  With none out in the bottom of the fourth inning Pitcher German Marquez struck out Dodgers’ First Baseman Max … Continue reading

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The Davey Maneuver #Nats

One of the most discussed topics around Nationals’ baseball all year has been first-year manager Dave Martinez.  Much of the dialog has closely resembled a scene from old black-and-white horror movies where the villagers gather near the castle with torches … Continue reading

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Austin Voth along with the bullpen combined for a 1-hit shutout; Trea Turner powers the offense!

The Nationals dominated this game in a 6-0 win behind Austin Voth and the bullpen’s 1-hitter and a 2-run home run by Trea Turner and a 3-run jack from Matt Wieters. This game pushed the Nationals to within a 1/2 … Continue reading

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Game #154 Jacob deGrom is tonight’s challenge for the #Nats

Last night Max Scherzer had his chance to do something spectacular in his quest to win another Cy Young award and while he was good with accumulating strikeouts, Max gave up two home runs and 3 earned runs which won’t help his … Continue reading

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Ho hum…just another one-run loss for the #Nats

The Washington Nationals find new ways to lose with a lack of execution with a man on 3rd base and one-out in a walk-off situation and Mark Reynolds at the plate and he struck out. In the same situation, Jose … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Two Worlds of Baseball

The very nature of baseball is the absence of frenzy.  It is our only major sport without a game clock.  So it should be no surprise that the game takes its sweet time doing things.  Since the introduction of a … Continue reading

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