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A semi-happy flight; 5-game winning streak ends.

What could have been, is usually how a team replays it in their minds, after a loss. The Washington Nationals were riding a 5-game winning streak coming into this game. They got everything they needed from starter Patrick Corbin who … Continue reading

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The Nats need a 1st baseman today; Think outside the box!

Last night, manager Dave Martinez confirmed that his first baseman, Joey Gallo, pulled his hamstring, and the team would need to get a player to Detroit. Just as Gallo finally started hitting the past 16-games at a .262 pace and … Continue reading

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Nats go from a losing streak to a winning streak!

The Washington Nationals just did a complete 180° turn this week from a 4-game losing streak to a 3-game winning streak. That just reinforces that you’re never as bad as you look when you’re losing, and as good as you … Continue reading

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Mitchell Parker’s analytics tell an even better story

Here is the thing, Mitchell Parker could easily be 9-0 if his team gave him run support. Here’s a pitcher who set a Nationals’ record from the start of a career to go 10 starts without giving up more than … Continue reading

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The cruelty of baseball and Wednesday’s divergence after the 60th game

On June 4 of 2019 and 2024, the Washington Nationals had identical 27-33 records on the 60th game. Two very different teams with little shared DNA. The 2019 team had a hopeful Patrick Corbin, and the 2024 team has a … Continue reading

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It’s not 19-31 — and 27-31 is better!

There is parity in the middle of the National League, and that has kept the Washington Nationals in close proximity of the Wild Card and within 1.0 game at this moment. The season is 35 percent complete. A long way … Continue reading

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Top 5 New York Yankees Trade Targets to Boost World Series Chances

The New York Yankees are sitting near the top of the MLB standings, giving their fans much hope for a World Series this year. While the Yankees’ lineup is already strong, ranking in the top five for every major category, … Continue reading

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Smart change on the roster is needed

The difference a week makes. The Washington Nationals just won two consecutive series against teams that would be playoff teams if the season ended today. In fact, that is the first back-to-back series win since April for the Nats, and … Continue reading

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Are you talking to me?

Last night, MacKenzie Gore threw a gem with one earnie over 5⅓ innings with 10 Ks and no walks. That moved Gore to the top of FanGraphs WAR on the Nats at +1.5 and slightly ahead of Trevor Williams. Let’s … Continue reading

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One-run losses are piling up. The value of run manufacturing and run prevention!

Everything seemed so right on May 10th, and the next day in a 2-2 tie was the pick-off play that seemed to change everything in that 8th inning. The Boston Pick-off Party started the slide backwards. Since that point, the … Continue reading

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