Category Archives: NLEast

Opening Day is finally here delayed until further notice!

Today was supposed to be that day you leave work or school early to attend Opening Day in the annual ritual. Due to COVID-19, our collective yearning for Opening Day will be delayed for a month(s) or more. We all … Continue reading

Posted in Feature, NLEast | Leave a comment

4th 18-gamer: Good News and Bad News, Mostly Bad News

For previous 18 gamers, click here.  And apologies for the tardiness of this post. Life intervenes sometimes.  Plus, it was a crappy set. First the good news. Remember that asterisk (*) attached to the last 18-gamer? It’s gone. With the … Continue reading

Posted in 18GameRecap, AdamEaton, Analysis, DaveMartinez, Difo, DL, Doolittle, Eaton, Espinosa, Fedde, Gio, Harper, Hellickson, Kelley, NLEast, Papelbon, Rendon, Roark, Scherzer, Storen, Strasburg, Taylor | Leave a comment

NL East has changed shape; Nats statistically in 1st Place

The NL East has really changed in appearance since Friday the 13th of April when the New York Mets were 11-and-1 and in first place by 3½ games. Their fans were discussing shock and awe and printing 2018 NLDS tickets … Continue reading

Posted in NLEast | Leave a comment

3rd 18*-gamer: A Breakout Set, Even With an Asterisk

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When the umps stopped the Nats’ first scheduled game against the Yankees on May 15 because of rain, little did they know what havoc they had wreaked on my 18-gamer. With the score … Continue reading

Posted in 18GameRecap, BudBlack, Bullpen, DaveMartinez, Difo, Doolittle, Eaton, Fedde, Gio, Harper, Hellickson, Kelley, Kendrick, Murphy, NLEast, Rendon, Scherzer, Severino, Stammen, Starters, Strasburg, Taylor | Leave a comment

2nd 18 gamer: A Tale of Two Streaks

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When last we left the Nats, they had just escaped the first 18 games of the season with a 9-9 record by winning the first two games of a series against the then-division … Continue reading

Posted in 18GameRecap, AdamEaton, AJCole, Analysis, DaveMartinez, Difo, Doolittle, Eaton, Gio, Harper, Hellickson, Lineup, NLEast, Rendon, Roark, RyanZimmerman, Strasburg, Turner | Leave a comment

The Mets are trying to put together an All-Star team (of past participants)

Like the Washington Nationals, the Mets will have a new manager this year as they will have rookie manager, Mickey Callaway, running their dugout. The new manager has seen his team make many changes to their roster. This off-season, the … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, NLEast | Leave a comment

7th 18-gamer: Near Heartbreak and Unexpected Heroes

For previous 18 gamers, click here. You may recall that the 6th 18-gamer was essentially the Bryce Harper show.  With six homers, five in the first inning, Bryce led the way to a 10-8 set with a lot of help from … Continue reading

Posted in 18GameRecap, Analysis, Bullpen, Bullpen, Difo, Harper, Kelley, Kendrick, Kendrick, Lind, Murphy, NLEast, OliverPerez, Roark, Scherzer, Strasburg, Wieters | Leave a comment

2nd 18-gamer: The Bats Bail Out the Arms

For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. Following up their hot 13-5 start, the Nats logged a respectable 10-8 in the second 18 game set. Their 23-13 record after the first two sets is exactly the same as the record … Continue reading

Posted in 18GameRecap, Analysis, Bullpen, Eaton, Gio, Harper, Jayson, Koda, Murphy, NLEast, Rendon, RyanZimmerman, Scherzer, Strasburg, Treinen | Leave a comment

Roster Analysis of the current #Nats

When analyzing the 2017 Washington Nationals roster, we turned to FanGraphs to analyze how they projected 90 wins for the 2017 Nationals team. FanGraphs compiles their win totals from cumulative WAR based on the 40 man roster players and projecting … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, MikeRizzo, NLEast, Prospects, Roster | Leave a comment

The NL East projections for 2017

The NL East was much stronger than the off-season projections for 2016, and the division put 2 teams into the post-season. The division was hit hard by injuries to key players, and the death of Jose Fernandez. Fangraphs’ 2016 projections … Continue reading

Posted in Analysis, NLEast | Leave a comment