Category Archives: PostSeason

Nats in Philly with Trade Deadline Looming

Following one of the most disappointing weekends in recent Nats history, the team traveled to the City of Brotherly Love for a four game set against the Phillies and got walked off last night with a 2-run lead in the … Continue reading

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Nats, so you’re telling me there’s a chance: (3.6%)

The number is not zero. The number is 3.6 percent. That is better odds than it was on Friday. Yes, we are talking about the Washington Nationals chances of making the postseason. They don’t have to go 19-0 to make it … Continue reading

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Code Breaking and Baseball

The Divisional tie-breaker game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, October 1 turned on a dime.  With none out in the bottom of the fourth inning Pitcher German Marquez struck out Dodgers’ First Baseman Max … Continue reading

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A Stare into the Abyss

Somewhere along the way each great venture comes to a place where failure changes from being a conceptual abstract to being all too real and much too close.  When and how this arrives is largely irrelevant.  Failure is final.  And, … Continue reading

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Breaking: The #Nats NLDS roster is set with many surprises!

Many of us thought that Dusty Baker would configure the team once again with a 7-man bullpen and a 6-man bench — and he has. There are a few surprises on the NLDS roster just like last year. The players who … Continue reading

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The final #Nats NLDS roster has not been finalized

As George Steinbrenner once said as the iconic owner of the Yankees, “Anybody seen Reggie Jackson? I need a Mr. October, and all I’ve got is a Mr. May — Dave Winfield“. Sure, it wasn’t congenial of Steinbrenner to say, and he … Continue reading

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Does Victor Robles have a real shot at making the NLDS roster?

You can only carry 25 players on your post-season roster. That is a rule. No expanded rosters in the post-season like managers have now.  Last year in the NLDS, Dusty Baker went with an ill-advised 6 man bench and a … Continue reading

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What is your stacking order for the Washington Nationals starting rotation?

There is no doubt that your top 3 pitchers for the Washington Nationals this year have been Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, and Stephen Strasburg. Seeding them at this point by ERA is easy in that order. Scherzer and Strasburg were … Continue reading

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The trade winds are blowing amidst the hot July sun for the #Nats

Many contending teams will be making trades starting today, will the Nationals be one of them? Last year at this time, the Nationals were not in a hurry to make trades although the need for a lefty man in the … Continue reading

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9th and Last 18 gamer: Time to take the next step

For previous 18-gamers, click here. Everyone’s attention has turned to the playoffs, and Saturday’s rainout means we have to wait until 1 pm on Sunday to see if the Nats can overcome that 1-0 deficit to the Dodgers. So there’s … Continue reading

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