Category Archives: Treinen

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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And they’re back! First 18-gamer of 2017 #Nats

My 18-game posts have a long and sordid history.  For those who are new to this rodeo, check out the first few paragraphs of last year’s first 18-gamer for an explanation of what these posts are all about.  And for links to … Continue reading

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It had been 115 days in limbo of not knowing who the new #Nats closer would be…

For 115 days, it has been the daily ‘Who’s the closer’ commentary in Washington, D.C. once it became official on December 5th of 2016 that the Washington Nationals would need to name a new closer as their most recent closer, Mark … Continue reading

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If the season started today for the #Nats, who’s the closer?

We could go into the reasons the Nationals are still seeking a closer after the departure of Mark Melancon, and the inability to sign Kenley Jansen, but that has played out ad nauseum in the past few weeks so we … Continue reading

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#Nats go to 5-1 on the season! Bryce Harper goes clutch! Post-Game!

Gio Gonzalez pitched a shutout and the bullpen picked each other up and Felipe Rivero gets the Save as Blake Treinen was nails in the 8th inning to save a bases loaded 1 out situation to induce a 6-4-3 tailor-made … Continue reading

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Opening Day: A Nationals’ Holiday indeed! Late and great and FUN!

Some want Opening Day to be a National Holiday, and for Daniel Murphy , his first Opening Day as a member of the Nationals was like a Holiday: Joyous and festive and with a lot of meaning. Murphy was 2-3 with 2 … Continue reading

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A Totally Subjective Analysis of Why the 2016 Nationals Will (Finally) Win 100 Games

I love analytics. Really. The numbers quite often confirm what we see on the field, and indeed they often explain why things are the way they are. You want to know when Bryce Harper  took that next step and became an … Continue reading

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Updated: Trea Turner starts today at 2nd base, Ryan Zimmerman at 1st base

Updated 11:10AM: Bronson Arroyo was scratched from this start with shoulder soreness and will be replaced by Blake Treinen.  This puts a big halt to Arroyo’s efforts to become the Nats 5th starter. The bus is on it’s way to … Continue reading

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Another Beautiful Day in Viera #TalkNats

Spring Training Feb. 23, 1016 “I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean”—Lee Ann Womak, I Hope You Dance

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Your 2016 Washington Nationals roster, payroll, projections as of today!

Mike Rizzo wrapped up his last few hours in Nashville to pull off a trade that needed to be done at some point this off-season.  No, not Papelbon, it was Yunel Escobar who was traded from the Nats along with … Continue reading

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