Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

“Your job as a pitcher is to obfuscate” — Trevor Williams

The Washington Nationals got to a point that they have not seen in the standings since July 1 of 2021. That point is being over .500, and it is thanks to Trevor Williams and his bullpen shutting out the Orioles … Continue reading

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Game #35 Nats and O’s have a marketing collab

The Washington Nationals had a successful Cinco de Mayo, and now on Siete de Mayo is the first sign of a Nationals and Orioles truce. We had hoped that the first sign of a truce would be the splitting of … Continue reading

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If the season ended today, the Washington Nationals would be a playoff team!

There are only six teams in the National League with a record of .500 or better. All of those teams would be in the playoffs today if the season was over. The Washington Nationals would be one of those playoff … Continue reading

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Game #34 Nats have a series to win on Cinco de Mayo

The Washington Nationals wrap up their season series with a rubber game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Cinco de Mayo and Star Wars weekend. Yesterday was a bummer loss, and the page has to be turned — but don’t … Continue reading

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Defense Matters cannot be said enough

Defense Matters. We cannot say it enough. This Washington Nationals team has to rely on getting the best pitching they can which is enhanced and maximized by the best defense the team can put in place. Today’s defensive assignments did … Continue reading

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Game #33 Star Wars Day on another rainy day in Washington, DC

The Washington Nationals have their Star Wars weekend celebration going today with a Kyle Finnegan Star Wars bobblehead. What might have been a sell-out will be another game dampened by rain that will keep the crowds away from outside activities … Continue reading

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Keibert Ruiz’s first at-bat showed a patience that was needed — then went back to old Keibert

For Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez, he didn’t mince words when he showed his emotions in discussing the poor plan of some of his batters in the Texas series. Maybe Keibert Ruiz, a notorious first ball swinger, got the message … Continue reading

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Game #32 has the Blue Jays in DC

The Washington Nationals are back home after a very successful 5-2 road trip. The team is bobbing and weaving by the .500 level, and at 15-16 it won’t be easy as the team will face the Blue Jays best two … Continue reading

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The offense could offend you!

During the Dodgers series, we wrote that the Washington Nationals have a problem. Actually they have a few problems — but the problem with the offense — since we wrote that article has worsened if you remove that Marlins series … Continue reading

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Game #31 Nats give it another try to get above .500

The Washington Nationals played an absolute thriller in Texas last night and came away with a 1-0 victory in the process. Starter Trevor Williams set a modern baseball record by starting a game and working out of two bases loaded … Continue reading

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