Tag: Gio Gonzalez

Feb 14

2014 Predictions – Pitching

Pitchers and catchers report. Here is how some of the ratings services view the Nationals. The top five National starters last year pitched 833 innings or 57.6% of the total pitched. Another way to look at the 2013 pitching staff is their WAR rating. The big four had a total of 9.8, although it was …

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Aug 08

This Day in Washington Nationals History – Gio’s Big Day

August 8 2006 – Debuts on This Date –Chris Schroder (27). 2009 – The Washington Nationals (39-72) won their seventh game in a row against Arizona. The winning streak is their longest streak since 2005. Garrett Mock won his first game of the season and recorded his first win as a starter. Mock pitched six …

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Apr 15

Three reasons not to hit the panic button

It’s hard to blame Nationals fans for feeling down after last weekend’s three-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. After a big buildup to a supposed early season showdown between the top teams in the National League East – if not the entire NL – the Nats fell flat. Almost every aspect of …

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Mar 19

2013 Preview: Starting Rotation

Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced last week, to the surprise of few, that Stephen Strasburg will take the mound when the team opens the 2013 season on April 1 against the Miami Marlins. While Strasburg’s status for the 2012 postseason was the topic of much conversation and even criticism after the team shut him down …

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Jun 27

Gonzales and Strasburg are both having historic season

When it all said and done I believe the 2012 Washington Nationals may have a season that will be written about for decades. The team itself has done well to stay on top of their division. The team seems to keep an even keel in the first 72 games this season. Every time the team …

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Apr 11

Coming Home on Top

The day Nationals fans have waited for since last September is upon us: The home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. And while many liken the event to Christmas, the analogy is even more appropriate this year. Awaiting the faithful at Nationals Park on Thursday will be one of the best presents they could imagine, one …

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Apr 07

LaRoche’s Four Hits Power Nats Over Cubs, 7-4

Another eighth-inning rally, another win for the Washington Nationals. Adam LaRoche banged out four hits, including a two-run homer, and scored the go-ahead run in a five-run eighth inning to power the Nats to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Danny Espinosa added his first homer of the season for the Nationals (2-0), Chad …

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Feb 02

Edwin Jackson to Join Nats Rotation

The Nationals apparently aren’t finished with their pitching staff. The team added another veteran arm on Thursday, agreeing with right-hander Edwin Jackson on a one-year deal worth between $8 million and $12 million, according to CBS sports, whose Jon Heyman first reported the deal on Twitter. Jackson, who was traded from the Chicago White Sox …

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Jan 26

Nationals Sign Former Phillies Closer Lidge

A day after introducing Gio Gonzalez as the potential keystone of the pitching rotation, the Nationals have shored up their bullpen as well, announcing on their Web site the signing of former Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge. Lidge, who has 223 career saves, has been limited the past two seasons by elbow and shoulder innings. …

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Jan 24

Tigers Outbid Nats for Fielder; Team Set for Gio Intro

The Nationals have lost out to the Detroit Tigers in their bid for free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder. The 5-11 275-pound slugger, who has 230 homers in six full seasons, including 50 in 2007, apparently couldn’t pass up $214 million over nine seasons. The length of the deal was what seemingly put the Tigers ahead …

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