Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

Game #103 Nats and Cubs look like a split-squad road game matchup after trade deadline moves!

The difference a day makes. This Washington Nationals roster looks like a scene from 2008 with Juan Soto playing the role of a third-year Ryan Zimmerman. The Cubs look the same. Both teams went into fire sale mode before this … Continue reading

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Nats are closing in on a blockbuster with the Dodgers! Rizzo still has other players to trade!

By this time tomorrow, we will know who the Nationals have after the dust settles on the 2021 trade deadline. With no waiver trades in August like prior years, this deadline is it. The rumor mills are swirling about Max … Continue reading

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Game #102 Nats are trying to upset the Phillies!

Play ball in game two of this abbreviated 7-inning doubleheader, weather permitting, of course. The Nats are up two games to one in this four-game series, and they are trying to upset the Phillies and their postseason aspirations.

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Nats playing the role of spoiler well with 2 straight wins, and #183 for Max!

A final inning 2-run, 429 foot bomb, from Yan Gome,s who returned from the 10-day IL today, to win it for Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals who are in spoiler mode in Philadelphia. Due to Brad Hand being traded … Continue reading

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Game #101 is an aces showdown! Lots of roster moves!

As of now, Max Scherzer is your starter for the first scheduled game of this doubleheader. There are so many dynamics to what is going on with trade rumors, injuries, and roster moves.

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Game #101 is cancelled due to COVID

Dugouts are small spaces. Trea Turner was put on the COVID list yesterday officially by the Washington Nationals. Good luck with contact tracing. Tonight’s game has been postponed against the Phillies. Worse than that is the contact tracing to see … Continue reading

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How this trade deadline and the prospects the #Nats receive in trade will shape rosters for years to come!

This is general manager Mike Rizzo’s time to shine for his Washington Nationals team. For the first time ever, he has a chance to “retool” and trade some key players like Max Scherzer, closer Brad Hand, and set-up man Daniel … Continue reading

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Josh Bell and Juan Soto power the #Nats to victory with a great shutout by the bullpen; Save by Hand!

It was a nailbiter from start to finish for the Washington Nationals. A team that had lost 5 straight games with most of those games blown in the bullpen. After two straight games of Brad Hand getting blown-save losses, he … Continue reading

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Game #100 Nats were hoping to be playing the role of spoilers!

After another gut-punch loss last night, the Washington Nationals are now 8.5 games out of first place and in the shadows of a team being in full fire-sale mode. Do I agree that there should be a fire-sale? No, I … Continue reading

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Game #99 Nats can now play the role of spoiler

With almost all hope of the postseason gone, the Washington Nationals are 8.0 games out of first place. The team will start re-tooling with an eye on the future. That came early this year. A bust. For the rest of … Continue reading

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