Tag: ryan zimmerman

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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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 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 08

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (8/7)

A pitcher’s intent is one of those things that sort of fascinate me. Take for instance in the fourth inning of last night’s game against Colorado, Jordan Zimmermann threw a 1-0 fastball inside to Jose Reyes. Ball two. Clearly it was meant to push Reyes, who crowds the plate, back so Zimmermann can better control …

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Aug 03

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night

A perfect sequence as to why Noah Syndergaard is going to be a dangerous pitcher in this league (as if he’s not there already): in the fourth inning, facing Ryan Zimmerman, he starts him off with a breaking ball away, then busts him up and in with a fastball at 97. Zimmerman was bailing. 100-mph …

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