Nats win with a 7 2/3 inning gem from Josh Rogers

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No, it was not Max Scherzer on the mound tonight in the 8th inning for the Washington Nationals. It was Josh Rogers who went 7 2/3 innings of 1-run baseball en route to another win on his record. A huge crowd … for Miami was on-hand at 5,926 to see a pitcher’s duel through 5.0 innings at a 1-0 score between Rogers and Rogers. Continue reading

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Game #151 is once again Mr. Rogers vs. Mr. Rogers

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This time they are playing in Trevor Rogers‘ neighborhood in a rematch of last week’s Mr. Rogers vs. Mr. Rogers as the two lefties go at it again. Josh Rogers is the entertaining pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He rocks it on the mound in a highly entertaining way when he is in a groove. Continue reading

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Game #150 Fedde v Luzardo for the third time!

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The Washington Nationals are back in Miami for their final NL East series of this 2021 season. There will certainly be a sense of déjà vu as the two starting pitchers will face each other for the third time in a month. These teams are separated by just two games in the standings. The significance of winning this series should set the cellar in the NL East as well as the fifth and sixth drafting positions in the 2022 amateur draft. Continue reading

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Juan Soto is everything you want in an MVP

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Will Smith is barely a footnote in Juan Soto‘s life. With a half-dozen HBPs in Soto’s career, Smith might be the only pitcher who has plunked the superstar intentionally though. The Braves lefty closer is just one of the 81 pitchers that Soto has victimized in his career for a home run. If anyone should be upset, it should be Aaron Nola of the Phillies. Nola has served up a trio of dingers to Soto. The 22-year-old is locked and loaded for another run at the league’s MVP. In his four-year career, this will be Soto’s third Top-10 finish in MVP voting, and maybe he deserves to win it this year. Continue reading

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The Nats seal that 61st win with a shutout!

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With this shutout win today, the Washington Nationals need just two more wins this season to avoid the dreaded 100-loss season. It appears like there will be four teams  surpassing 100 loss plateau this season, which is a black eye on MLB to have so many underperforming teams. All of those teams have spent well under $99 million in team payroll and the Pirates and Orioles have total team payrolls in the $50 million range according to Spotrac. The Nats issue has nothing to do with payroll, as the team spent money, which is why their ineptitude to get to a winning record is disheartening and led to a sell-off.  Continue reading

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Game #149 Paolo Espino in a salvage game!

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The Washington Nationals have 14-games remaining and must go 3-11 to avoid losing 100-games this season. Today’s game is a salvage in this series with the Rockies. Can they figure out how to score runs, take a lead, and keep that lead to the end of a game? The team is now 5-12 this month. Losing used to be the exception here, and lately it has become too commonplace with finding new ways to lose. Continue reading

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Game #148 Corbin looking for a W!

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Here we are with 15-games left on this frustrating season. The Washington Nationals were officially eliminated from the postseason last night and most knew this was inevitable over 60 games ago. Continue reading

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Game #147 Rockies in town for the weekend!

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The Washington Nationals welcome the Colorado Rockies into town for a weekend series. Both teams are kind of in the same situation in rebuilding. The Rockies play in the toughest division in baseball making their climb all the more treacherous. Continue reading

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Finding new ways to lose since April 7, 2021

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The Washington Nationals have found 86 excruciating ways to lose so far this season, and with 16 remaining games, there will be several more to endure. A season that started with a black cloud over the team’s head with Opening Day postponed due to COVID, it just seems that we could have expected the worst. And we are living it game by game.

Stephen Strasburg was basically lost for the whole season, and Patrick Corbin has pitched to the level of a scrub. The bullpen is just awful, and yet, we still find reasons to watch this team because of players like Josh Rogers and Lane Thomas, and arguably the best player in baseball — Juan Soto. Continue reading

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Game #146 Mr. Rogers vs. Mr. Rogers in the Navy Yard neighborhood!

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