Tag Archives: Dan Haren

Nats show that lost seasons still have great memories

Not every baseball season is great, but greatness appears in every baseball season. Following a sweep by the NL East division leading Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals could no longer deny that the 2013 season had gotten away from them. Nonetheless, this weekend’s series with the Philadelphia Phillies showed that even in underachieving seasons, there

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Checking in with the Nats, the day after they lost to John Lannan

I am not surprised the Washington Nationals were beaten by their former teammate, John Lannan. Eight innings of shutout ball on the other hand, was a bit surprising. The Nats have trouble hitting lefties and soft tossers. When Lannan’s sinker is working, he induces lots of ground balls and typically pitches about 5 2/3 innings,

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