Tag: ian desmond

Sep 10

Jacob DeGrom: About Last Night (September 09)

We can say what we want about the six-man rotation—love it, hate it, find it novel, etc.—but Jacob deGrom (13-7) has already surpassed his career high in innings pitched with that total to approach 200 by season’s end, and he hasn’t exactly looked his best lately. He was beat around mercilessly by the Phillies, and …

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Sep 05

Tanner Roark: About Last Night (September 04)

The five or six of you that read my posts regularly know that I’m a huge fan of Tanner Roark. I’ve said it many times. Personally I think he should be a regular in the Nationals rotation, but I understand the reasoning for using Joe Ross as the fifth starter. Roark did everything asked of …

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Sep 04

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (September 03)

I haven’t followed the Braves this season. Other than reading about another trade, my Braves viewing came at the beginning of the year when they played either the Mets or the Nationals, so the last would be the beginning of July. After seeing the pinball type numbers the Yankees dropped on them and hearing they’d …

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Aug 30

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (August 29)

I don’t think you could have faulted Jordan Zimmermann (11-8) if he’d lost all ability to think coherently and grooved one to Derek Dietrich after Martin Prado nearly decapitated Zimmermann with a comeback liner in the fourth. Ichiro Suzuki had just worked his way on with a single, and on the next pitch Prado unleashed …

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Aug 26

Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 25)

Last night for the Nationals was like watching a game where we were reminded of how this season was supposed to go for the team. Stephen Strasburg (8-6) was on the hill and tossing 97-mph bullets. The actual, projected lineup was on the field. Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman, and Wilson Ramos all hit. Zimmerman and …

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Aug 21

Max Scherzer: About Last Night (August 20)

You think the Nationals are happy to see the end of Carlos Gonzalez and Jose Reyes by now? I’m sure Max Scherzer (11-10) is by now. Today in Washington, all of the talk likely centers around RG3 and the pummeling he took at the hands of the Lions, but Scherzer probably discuss anything but that …

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Aug 12

Joe Ross: About Last Night (August 11)

It started out okay for Joe Ross (3-4). Jimmy Rollins popped up the second pitch to Ian Desmond; Alberto Callaspo popped up the sixth pitch to Yunel Escobar; and Adrian Gonzalez hit the eighth pitch deep to center but right into Michael Taylor‘s glove. Eight pitches, seven strikes, and three quick outs. This pitching stuff …

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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 02

Jacob deGrom: About Last Night

Oh, I’m sure I’ve mentioned it a time or two, but good grief is that Jacob deGrom changeup filthy. If I had that as my go to pitch in high school (by that I mean if I had his changeup as my fastball, with the movement and speed) I would have been All State and …

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Jun 25

Jordan Zimmermann Adds to Nats Dominant Run

The last time a Washington Nationals starting pitcher allowed an earned run, the country hadn’t celebrated our dads for being awesome, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hadn’t called for removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, and I hadn’t added my twenty bucks to the one billion or so Jurassic World has earned so …

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