Tag: Washington Nationals

Feb 16

Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg Willing to Sign?

That was a fun break. It’s been over three months since I’ve last posted, and it certainly comes as a surprise that we’re now a few days past Valentine’s Day, a month away from Easter, and one day away from pitchers and catchers arriving to camp. I love Spring Training. It really is the best …

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Sep 09

Matt Harvey: About Last Night (September 08)

To protect my long term health (fear of carpal tunnel, arthritis, lower back pain, etc.) my agent, doctors, advisors, and I have decided to limit this post to 180 words. Thank you for your understanding. Other than Jayson Werth, Matt Harvey didn’t have too many answers for the Nationals on Tuesday night. He relied primarily …

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Sep 09

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (September 08)

The storyline from last night’s Nationals/Mets game belongs to the bullpen failings of the Nationals, Matt Williams qualifications for continued employment, Matt Harvey‘s struggles after his innings limit announcement, and the Mets comeback in some such order that depends on which broadcast you happened to watch last night and what color blue to which you’re …

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Sep 08

Max Scherzer: About Last Night (September 07)

Before I discuss the day that was for Max Scherzer, let’s take a moment to think about what kind of pitcher throws a 3-1 slider with a runner on third after the first slider of the afternoon ended up hitting the backstop and said pitcher’s location was iffy at best.  That’s kind of gutsy, right? …

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Sep 08

Jon Niese: About Last Night (September 07)

If you go back and look, you can see the seeds of that five run fourth inning take root in the third. Jon Niese walked the opposing pitcher Max Scherzer, ball four coming on a close inside fastball where Niese didn’t get the call, and walked Anthony Rendon. The pitches were close. Niese was perhaps …

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Sep 06

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (September 05)

How many times this season do you think Nick Markakis has swung at the first pitch in at-bat?  Maybe 25% of the time? I’m spitballing here. I didn’t look this up, so pretend it’s just a couple of friends chatting. What about to start out the game?  A handful of times perhaps? Markakis is a …

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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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Sep 03

Max Scherzer: About Last Night (September 02)

What’s sort of remarkable about a night where Max Scherzer spent more time from the stretch than a Pilates instructor, allowing 11 hits, and struck out 10 batters is that he somehow managed to throw only 108 pitches and last six innings.  How is that possible?  Scherzer struck out four Cardinal batters on three pitches …

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Sep 02

Joe Ross: About Last Night (September 01)

I wonder if of all 32 of the pitches Joe Ross threw in that third inning, if he could take only one back would it be that 3-2 slider to Matt Carpenter? The pitch barely broke, went outside for ball four, and the Cardinals eventual first run reached base. In an inning where Ross walked …

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