Category Archives: Jayson

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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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

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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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“Today was official start hero time,” Dusty Baker said.

In the post-game news conference last night, Dusty Baker was discussing with five or six games left in the regular season that he is looking for players to step up as heroes. Have you ever heard Dusty talk about that before?

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The Fourth 18-gamer — Steady as she goes.

The Nats finished the first third of the season with a record of 33-21, and a three game lead over the New York Mets. They continued to play solid baseball in the most recent 18 game set, finishing 10-8. Even … Continue reading

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Déjà vu. Second chances, 8 days apart. Bases loaded. Jayson Werth comes in to pinch-hit

Yogi Berra said it best, “It’s déjà vu all over again”. Dusty Baker did not hesitate 8 days later to put Jayson Werth into a similar spot he was in 8 days before. Bases loaded, pinch hitting, must drive the ball. … Continue reading

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The star of Section 105, Jayson Werth has a big birthday on Friday

I wrote a shorter version on my MASN column on Tuesday and some have asked for the full piece as I am limited on space on that site: There is this player in Nats Park who has a cheering section … Continue reading

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#Nats start the road trip with a come from behind win! Strasburg great comeback!

Michael Taylor and Danny Espinosa power the Nats to a victory. Forget Strasburg’s 1st inning because he pitched a gem in his next 6 innings. Defense backed up Strasburg after the 1st inning and Jonathan Papelbon pulls the string again … Continue reading

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Gio Gonzalez pitched like an Ace tonight & Werth saves a HR and then hits #201: Postgame

Gio Gonzalez with 2 earned runs over 6 full innings in a well pitched game and Gio was helped by Jayson Werth‘s Web Gem stealing a HR from Byron Buxton. The bullpen came in a finished up the remaining 3 … Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg was filthy and Nats hit a record 4 HRs in an inning: Postgame

Stephen Strasburg was filthy and the Nats win 7-0 as Jayson Werth gave the Nats all the offense the Nats needed with his 200th HR! Wilson Ramos followed with a blast and with bases loaded Bryce Harper hit a Grand … Continue reading

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