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Storen, Janssen, it’s déjà vu all over again.

We all like Drew Storen and Casey Janssen, but these men are paid as “closers” to do their role in the earlier innings or different situations in what is supposed to be lower stress situations, and combined in 2 games … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Sources tell us Severino to be added to 40 man & called up! The Reserves are coming. The Reserves are coming!

Our sources tell us Pedro Severino will be added to the 40 man roster and called up as a 3rd catcher. We expect Dan Uggla today and Tyler Moore tomorrow or Wednesday when he’s eligible to come off of the … Continue reading

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Strasburg’s Back to the future. His success could be the Nats success.

Stephen Strasburg left today’s game after 4 innings with back tightness and headed to the trainer’s room.  Strasburg had been the Nationals 2nd half Ace of Aces this season, and in fact had not allowed more than 2 runs in any … Continue reading

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It took 10 days for the Nats to gain ground in the standings. Progress!

It seems like forever since the last time the Mets would lose on the same day the Nats would win and that last happened on August 19 when the Mets lost in Baltimore and the Nats beat the Rockies. On … Continue reading

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Does anyone know what is wrong with the 2nd half version of Max Scherzer?

When Max Scherzer was penciled in as the starter in the 1st half, you felt comfortable that he would not give up more than 2 runs in his start, and the Nats would have a great chance to win.  In … Continue reading

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Strasburg, Joe “Cool” Ross, JZim, Scherzer, Gio is how we rate best to worst in the 2nd half for starters!

Joe “Cool” Ross pitched another gem on Thursday night.  A 1 hitter on a bunt single with no earned runs.  Ross dropped his ERA to 3.24.  Now only Scherzer (2.79 ERA) ranks ahead of Ross in ERA in the starting … Continue reading

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The Nats Clubhouse looks like a MASH unit. Span to the DL, MAT with knee, Esco with hand.

Three injuries were reported in 1 game, and two happened during the game. First it was Esco getting a HBP on his hand with bases loaded, and Yunel left the game and was replaced by Danny Espinosa at 2nd as … Continue reading

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Math Lessons in the NL East. 12% odds according to Baseball Prospectus

The Nationals have 37 games left to play in the season, and the Mets have 36 games left to play in their season.  There are 6 head-to-head games against the NY Mets remaining in the schedule which are the only … Continue reading

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Gio vs Tyson Ross In-Game. Same Line-up for the Nats

The Nats bring Gio Gonzalez to the mound on normal rest as they moved him up from his projected start tomorrow and have moved Scherzer to start on Friday. Tyson Ross pitches for the Padres and he’s the older brother … Continue reading

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Jim Bowden goes off with his conspiracy theory on why Trea Turner isn’t playing much.

Yesterday afternoon, Jim Bowden on MLB Radio on Sirius/XM with his co-host Casey Stern were talking about Denard Span back in the Nats lineup and Jim Bowden said how he would like to see Denard Span batting first and Trea … Continue reading

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