Tag: Washington Nationals

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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Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 19)

It was clear early on that Stephen Strasburg (7-6) had his good stuff. Whether it was another sign of his returning confidence and command after returning from the disabled list or that he really enjoys pitching against Colorado, Strasburg handled the Rockies batters in seven strong innings to notch his 50th career win. Of the …

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Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (August 18)

If your starters have struggled staying in the game, as have the Nationals (Joe Ross‘ 4+ innings on Sunday was the longest by a Nats starter over the last three games entering Tuesday), then playing a game in Colorado probably isn’t ideal. According to the MASN graphic to kick off the broadcast, an average of …

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Joe Ross: About Yesterday Afternoon (August 16)

It seems almost comical now, but it was the end of the third inning when I sent my friend a text, stating that he needed to tune into the Nationals / Giants game on MASN. Why? Because, buddy, we might just see dual no-hitters going. I actually wrote that. I believed it too. Madison Bumgarner …

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Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (August 15)

For an outing that lasted for 2 2/3 innings, and a mere 65 pitches, the first two innings went about as smooth as any Gio Gonzalez (9-5) start. Seven pitches to Gregor Blanco ended in a fly out to Jayson Werth; Nat-killer Matt Duffy grounded out to Gonzalez; and Brandon Belt flew out to center. …

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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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Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 13)

That first inning, and consequently the ball game, probably looks a whole lot different if Stephen Strasburg (6-6) gets the call on a Gregor Blanco check swing to start out the game. Maybe another 1/4 inch. Two pitches later Blanco is standing on third with a leadoff triple, and three batters later it’s 2-1 Giants …

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Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (August 12)

Back in the 80s and 90s you had set the VCR to record if you were likely to miss a show on television. This is obvious to individuals of a certain age. The VCR was such a great invention. I remember recording Voltron episodes, somehow stumbling on a young Sarah Michelle Gellar in some kid’s …

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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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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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