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Aug 31

Stephen Strasburg: About Yesterday Afternoon (August 30)

It’s a lot easier when the team scores runs. When the offense is clicking and guys not named Bryce Harper contribute big hits, those three-run Justin Bour home runs turn into the opening for a poorly written blog post rather than an example of why Stephen Strasburg didn’t bring his good stuff to Nationals Park …

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Aug 15

Max Scherzer: About Last Night (August 14)

In high school I hit exactly one home run. I was a freshman, and the pitcher soft tossed one down near my ankles, and I golfed that pitch down the left field line for what amounted to the single most exhilarating batting experience of my teenage life. So what, you may ask. Well, it was …

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Aug 11

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (8/10)

The good news for Washington is that Ian Desmond has been hitting the ball with authority again. After a fairly awful first half of the season where he hit .211/.255/.334 with seven home runs in 84 games, he’s hitting .277/.341/.578 with seven home runs over the last 23 games. This is important because he hit …

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Aug 04

Doug Fister: About Last Night

On a night where the Nationals needed Doug Fister to pitch well and return the team to their winning ways, he struggled to keep the ball down and the Diamondbacks touched him for three home runs and five earned runs. David Peralta and Welington Castillo went back-to-back in the fourth and much like Sunday, the …

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Jul 30

Doug Fister: About Last Night

The story of the Nationals win will start with Bryce Harper hitting two more home runs, bringing his season total to 29, while going 3-for-4 with four RBI. I’ve been wondering when he’s going to hit a lull. He’s been so ridiculously hot this season, with a wRC+ of 212 overall, that it was inevitable …

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Jun 26

Nationals Go Streaking

It seems fitting that Max Scherzer pitches tonight with the opportunity to place the Nationals starting pitchers in fairly unique company. Having set a franchise best yesterday when Doug Fister extended the starters’ scoreless innings streak to 41 1/3 innings, Scherzer takes the mound against Philadelphia with the opportunity to surpass the 2008 Cleveland Indians …

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