Tag: Stephen Strasburg

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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Jan 26

Natsfest 2014

The 2014 edition of the Natsfest appeared to be an overwhelming success. The new home at National Harbor appeared to be a good choice, far better than having it at the ballpark where the fans would experience the deep freeze that has been visiting the area. The crowds are large and the youth events are …

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Jan 13

Original National Jamey Carroll returns

One of the men who was on the field when baseball returned to Washington in 2005 for the first time in 34 seasons will be back in a Nationals uniform this spring. The Nationals signed 40-year-old Jamey Carroll to a minor league contract last week, a deal that included an invitation to spring training. The …

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Jun 16

For Strasburg, is it all about his Catcher?

This morning I was going through Stephen Strasburg‘s statistics on baseball-reference.com and I saw some numbers that really surprised me. When you dig deep into his numbers you will notice Strasburg performs much better when Wilson Ramos or Jhonatan  Solano is catching for him compared to when Kurt Suzuki is his catcher. As you can …

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Jun 10

Jayson Werth: The straw that stirs the Nats’ drink

The Nationals have been hit hard in recent weeks by injuries to key players like Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Ross Detwiler and Stephen Strasburg. But perhaps the most important injury to hit the Nats this season was the hamstring injury that kept Jayson Werth out of the lineup from May 3 until last Tuesday’s game …

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May 26

Looks like Strasburg has learned his lesson

Two weeks ago, Stephen Strasburg was taken to task in this space for basically acting childish on the mound. He lost his composure after a throwing error in a scoreless game  against the Chicago Cubs, allowing four unearned runs to score and letting the game get out of hand. It was a game he – …

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Apr 06

This Day in D.C Baseball History – A Brilliant Start to 2012

It’s often said that “it’s better to be lucky than good.” But it’s what you do with that luck that counts, and by making the most of the breaks that came their way Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, the Nationals are 1-0 to start the 2012 season, with plenty of optimism. …

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Mar 31

Winning the New Tradition in D.C.

The 2013 Washington Nationals are going into the season with high expectations. How high? The Nats’ skipper Davey Johnson said World Series or Bust. If Davey is right in October Washington baseball fans will get to attend a World Series game in the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933. Not to dampen this …

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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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Feb 21

MLB-TV to the rescue

Now it turns out, thankfully, that baseball-starved fans of the Washington Nationals won’t have to miss Saturday’s Grapefruit League opener after all — at least not those who have access to the MLB-TV cable network. The Nats’ game against the New York Mets in Port Lucie, Fla., will be shown on MLB, starting at 12:10 …

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