Category Archives: Giolito

8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await

For previous 18 gamers, click here. At the end of the 7th 18-game set, the Nats were 26 games over .500 and stood atop the NL East by 12 1/2 games. The division title seemed assured: the question was not … Continue reading

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Fifth 18-gamer: A breakout for the Nats?

Fortuitously for your faithful contributor who needed a little more time to pull together a post, the Nats 90th game of the season was last Sunday, with five days before the next game. ┬áSo this 5th 18-gamer of the year … Continue reading

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Lucas Giolito and Bartolo Colon are two pitchers from different generations with much in common Nats/Mets

A week from today, Lucas Giolito will no longer be a 21-year-old as he celebrates a new birthday during the All-Star break. Bartolo Colon turned 43-years-old about six weeks ago. As Lucas Giolito‘s mother Linsday was in labor to give … Continue reading

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New numbers and protocols for Lucas Giolito and the intangibles for the team

Secrets are hard to keep on the big news, and the Nationals players found out on Sunday in Milwaukee that Lucas Giolito was going to be called up, and TalkNats reported that news also on Sunday on this blog and … Continue reading

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Game #77 Giolito call-up confirmed/Trea Turner to CF/Joe Ross in DC: Game Thread

The news everyone was waiting for was the Lucas Giolito call-up news which we broke yesterday and was confirmed this afternoon. Giolito will start tomorrow in place of Stephen Strasburg who was officially placed on the DL today and ┬áback-dated … Continue reading

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Official: Nats sign Strasburg to a 7 year extension with opt-outs

It’s official! Stephen Strasburg will be a Washington National for the foreseeable future. Timing is not always everything. How strange to leak the news of a Stephen Strasburg extension during the middle innings of last night’s game? This is huge … Continue reading

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Part II: Around the #Nats Minor Leagues: Firsthand look at Giolito, Fedde, Lopez, Stevenson, and more!

If you have been watching Nationals baseball for a while, you have seen Trea Turner (Top Prospect #2), Wilmer Difo (Top Prospect #6), A.J. Cole (Top Prospect #7), and Pedro Severino (Top Prospect #7) in regular season games for the … Continue reading

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Game #16 Gio Gonzalez in inter-league game vs Twins: Game Thread

Today we get Gio Gonzalez pitching in the friendly confines of Nats Park against the Twins and Kyle Gibson for a scheduled 7:05pm first pitch. Weather could be a factor today we have been told and of note the Harrisburg … Continue reading

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Lucas Giolito could get a call-up on May 14th. Doubleheader duty!

The Nationals game scheduled for today was cancelled. Advantage to the Nationals who are playing short-handed without tablesetter Ben Revere and MLB rules also allow for a 26th player to be added to one of the doubleheader games which is … Continue reading

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Creativity is part of the GM’s job #Nats

Some General Managers are more creative than others. When the Stephen Strasburg shutdown was announced in 2012, the plan seemingly lacked creativity. Stephen Strasburg pitched Opening Day on April 5th and pitched his turn in the rotation each time until … Continue reading

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