Marty Niland

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Name: Marty Niland
Date registered: January 21, 2012

Latest posts

  1. No slow lane on the road to the 2014 postseason — September 15, 2014
  2. Storen is right choice as Nats’ new closer — September 8, 2014
  3. Slugfest in Seattle proves Nats can beat anyone, anywhere — September 1, 2014
  4. Homestand for the ages shows Nats have character — August 25, 2014
  5. Fister helps D.C. get revenge for a terrible deal — August 18, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Tigers Outbid Nats for Fielder; Team Set for Gio Intro — 2 comments
  2. It’s all Werthwhile now — 1 comment
  3. Nationals Midseason Report Card — 1 comment
  4. Nationals trade for CF Denard Span; Where will the dominoes fall? — 1 comment
  5. Farewell to two old friends: Brian Schneider and Nick Johnson — 1 comment

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Sep 15

No slow lane on the road to the 2014 postseason

It comes down to this: With 14 games left in the regular season, the Nationals visit their division archrivals in Atlanta with a chance to clinch the National League East, drop the Braves below .500 and send them to the outer fringes of the postseason picture. In a season where they’ve overcome numerous injuries and …

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Sep 08

Storen is right choice as Nats’ new closer

It didn’t take long for Nationals manager Matt Williams to reveal his next closer. Two days after Rafael Soriano blew his seventh save of the season and fifth since the All-Star break, Drew Storen emerged from the Nats’ bullpen in the ninth inning of Sunday’s 3-2 win over Philadelphia and set the Phillies down in …

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Sep 01

Slugfest in Seattle proves Nats can beat anyone, anywhere

The Nationals and their fans bid a reluctant farewell to Seattle after the team pounded a Mariners staff with the lowest ERA in baseball for ten home runs over three days in pitcher-friendly Safeco Field. Manager Matt Williams told reporters before the series that it was not necessarily a measuring stick for a team that …

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Aug 25

Homestand for the ages shows Nats have character

Has there ever been a better time to be a Nationals fan? A team that some baseball experts called the biggest disappointment of the season just a few weeks ago now sits atop the National League after a 9-1 homestand for the ages — the most remarkable this team has seen since moving to town. …

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Aug 18

Fister helps D.C. get revenge for a terrible deal

If Washington baseball fans know the value of anything, it’s patience. Fans who were abandoned by two big league franchises, endured 34 years without a team of their own, then witnessed and seven seasons of futility, must feel thrilled to have the Nationals making a run for their second division title in three years. If …

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Aug 04

Resilience, luck have Nats in good position

We’ve all heard that it’s better to be lucky than good, but a resilient Nationals team has offered proof over the past week that it’s best to be both. The Nats were clinging to a 1 1-2 game lead over Atlanta in the National League East just a week ago. Since then, they have lost …

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Jul 28

History on Rizzo’s side if he makes a deal

Aside from President Obama’s golf scores, the most closely held secrets in Washington these days are how long Ryan Zimmerman’s hamstring injury will keep him sidelined, and whether the Nationals will make a trade to replace Zimmerman’s potent bat if his absence is a long one. General manager Mike Rizzo has said publicly that he …

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Jul 21

Nats hit milestones on an historic date

As America commemorated 45 years since the first human steps on the moon Sunday, the Washington Nationals were celebrating some milestones and anniversaries of their own on the way to their 53rd victory of 2013, a 5-4 walk-off win over Milwaukee. Gio Gonzalez labored through one of his more difficult starts of the season, but …

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Jun 30

Midseason report card: Improving Nats have a chance to move up

We’ve reached the midpoint of the 2014 season, and it’s time once again to grade the Nationals on their performance so far. This year, the team stands at 43-38, a half game behind first-place Atlanta in the National League East. A year ago at this time, they were 41-40 and 6 1-2 games behind the …

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Jun 23

Solstice brings potential defining moment for Nationals

The Summer Solstice is a day of celebration in many cultures, and now Nationals fans might want to adopt it as a holiday of their own after a magical and momentous series against the Atlanta Braves. Those who paid close enough attention Saturday evening might have actually noticed the Earth tilting and the momentum shifting …

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