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, [...]
Here’s my idea for the Washington Nationals season — just score 4 or more runs for Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann start. Take your chances when Ross Detwiler and Dan Haren pitch. Three runs might even be enough for Stras, Gio and Znn.
I’m not going to get into haiku (DC Sports Bog, The [...]
My guest prognosticator, Vince Guerrieri was right — his Cleveland Indians did take their series with my Washington Nationals.
Thus, #Nats haven't driven in a runner via base hit since Thursday: http://t.co/QaAx8VBNeC
— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) June 17, 2013
That succinctly describes the Nats weekend. Two solid pitching performances by Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg were wasted, while [...]
Are you missing John Lannan yet? I am. It isn’t too early to hit the panic button the season, not by a long shot, by go ahead and press it for Dan Haren. He was tagged with 6 runs in 5 innings. GM Mike Rizzo’s $13 million free agent hasn’t looked good at all. [...]
John Lannan was non-tendered last week, ending his Washington Nationals career. Unheralded coming out of Sienna College, Lannan needed about 2 years to go from an 11th round draft pick to a starting pitcher. His Nats debut proved to be one of the more memorable during those early years. Pitching in Philadelphia, Lannan hit too [...]
Music please. Thank you.
BEAT THE METS,
BEAT THE METS,
Step right up and SWEEP the Mets!
Bring your kiddies,
bring your wife;
Guaranteed to have the time of your life
because the NATS are really sockin’ the ball; knocking those home runs over the wall!
everybody’s coming down
to meet the N-A-T-S Nats of WASHING-TON
Last night American hero and Long Island [...]
On Sunday when the Washington Nationals clinched D.C.’s first winning baseball season since the 1969 Senators, I tweeted that I was happy for Charlie Slowes, play-by-play man for the team since 2005:
I’m happy for all of us #Nats fans, but also @charlie_slowes on his first winning season in 15 years as a play-by-play man.
— William [...]
The Washington Nationals losing a series is always disappointing, but double so when it is to the corrupt Baltimore Orioles for oft stated reasons like “evil will always triumph, because good is dumb.” The Baltimore fanboys in D.C. sports media are surely thrilled. Still, the Nats had a strong stretch through the seemingly most difficult [...]
THOMAS BOSWELL: Nationals have built a foundation based on smart decisions — and good luck – The Post
How the Washington Nationals got to be on the brink of contention (on paper) after many years of being bad, according to their biggest fanboy columnist…
In three years, the Nats have seen stunned by the sudden resignations of [...]
Lots of Washington Nationals news and comment as we slowly move closer to pitchers and catchers reporting. I wore a Nats cap today to work for the first time in a long while.
First off, Wilson Ramos kidnapping in Venezuela is detailed in this week’s Sports Illustrated.
Breaking this morning was the Nats plan to have a [...]