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The Nats “Big Four” is going FOR it!

Pitching, pitching, pitching, and pitching. This Washington Nationals team since 2012 has been built on starting pitching, and that is paying big dividends now. Last night it was Stephen Strasburg who just threw another shutout for this staff. Is there … Continue reading

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The Nationals bullpen is trending in the right direction

With all of the changes to the Nationals bullpen, they are trending in the right direction after the May meltdown. Sure, the 6.08 overall ERA is still the worst in the Majors but this is a bullpen that posted a … Continue reading

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The pitching matchups for the first 9-games of the second half! #Nats

The Washington Nationals have lined up their rotation which moves Max Scherzer to the #3 spot in the reconfigured ordering for the start to the second half of the season. It was revealed that Scherzer was dealing with some back … Continue reading

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Umpiring and technology and pay the best

In recent years, there has been more clamoring by many critics for MLB to do something about the Homeplate umpiring that has seemed to get worse yearly in accurately calling balls and strikes. Whether or not that is accurate or … Continue reading

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Baseball’s second half and improving the roster

With the All-Star break upon us, the Washington Nationals will begin baseball’s second half in second place in the NL East and first place in the NL Wild Card. Mathematically, the Nats only have 73 games remaining, and they amazingly … Continue reading

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The trade deadline is coming up quickly!

With the new MLB rules that have limited teams to only one trade deadline on July 31st this year, general managers will be at the ready to make deals sooner than later. Last year, Nationals’ general manager was the early … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer’s month of June was vintage Max in charge! What changed?

Forget the broken nose and the black eye, the June transformation of Max Scherzer went from a disappointing losing record through May to a legend in June. The team was an horrific 2-10 in Scherzer starts through the end of May, … Continue reading

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The #Nats have a big decision after this game on who flies to Detroit!

All signs point to Ryan Zimmerman joining the Nationals in Detroit when he will be officially activated off of the 10-day IL. Technically, Zim has been on the IL for nearly two months as he rehabbed back from plantar fasciitis … Continue reading

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New rotation for the Nats includes Voth with Scherzer, Corbin, Strasburg, and Anibal Sanchez

When you pitch 6.0 innings of 2-run baseball that included an unfortunate wall-scraper home run against the “hot” Atlanta Braves, you open some eyes, and Austin Voth grabbed a chair at the adult’s table and sent Erick Fedde packing. The … Continue reading

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For a team 3-under, the Nats are in a good spot!

Sure you want to head on a road trip with a win, but a 5-2 record in the last seven games with a sweep of the Phillies tucked into those numbers has to feel good. Those two losses were both … Continue reading

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