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Game 61: Last night, done right

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Doin’ it all tonight: Jordan Zimmermann (+33.5% pitching, +4.6% hitting) throws 7 solid innings, giving up 1 ER on 3 Ks and 1 BB.  He even gets the go-ahead RBI and reaches on a safety squeeze/FC (+8.8%)
Nothin’ but s… Continue reading

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Game 60: Desmond’s new nickname is "Mongoose" (shut up, it works)

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331st career strikeout: John Lannan (+22.1%) goes 7 IP giving up only 1 ER with 6 Ks and 3 BBs… for a no-decision.
MOARSE CRUSH! Michael Morse (+15.1%) has a first-inning dinger for the early lead (+11.7%) and a two-run … Continue reading

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Game 59: Best 2-out rally ever!

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IN-JUS-TICE! Jason Marquis (+24.6%) throws a 5.1 inning shutout with 4 Ks and 3 BBs before getting ejected on a bogus “intentional” HBP.
H3r0 to-be: Wilson Ramos (+9.1%) comes up with a 3-run bomb in the aeyeth to “seal” t… Continue reading

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Game 58: The Return of Wasted Opportunities

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Give the man some run support, jerks! Livan Hernandez (+12.7%) just can’t buy a win, using his typical sorcery to navigate 7 IP with only 2 ER on 3Ks and 4BBs… for a loss.
LaRochian: Michael Morse (-23.7%) takes home a&n… Continue reading

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Game 57: DFA Slaten

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Eerily familiar: Yunesky Maya (+0.8%) struggles through 4.1 IP, striking out 4, walking 3, and leaving the bases loaded.
Sickeningly familiar: Doug Slaten (-15.1%) gets his inherited runners scored percentage back up to 50… Continue reading

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Quickie Nats Stats: Are Morse and Nix legit, and is Espinosa due?

There’s been some chatter recently in the comments and in the wider Natmosphere about BABIP (batting average on balls in play).  This is rough measure of how lucky a batter is: a high BABIP means a lot of batted balls are finding… Continue reading

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Game 56: Welcome back, Double-N

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Glad to be back: Jordan Zimmermann (+29.1% pitching, +2.2% hitting) throws 7 solid innings, fanning 4 with 1 walk and 1 ER.  He’s also 2-3 with a pair of singles.
Key hit: Wilson Ramos (+13.9%) has the right bat at th… Continue reading

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Game 55: Bambi finally beats Godzilla

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Peripherals-defying: John Lannan (+10.5%) somehow makes it through 5.1 IP with 3 BBs and 4 hits while only striking out one and holding the Fillies to a single unearned run.
Hot in the heat: Tyler Clippard (+21.1%) holds t… Continue reading

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Game 54: I like this ‘Espinosa’ kid

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Good outing: Jason Marquis (-13.7%) goes 6.1 innings, only giving up 2 ER on 8 H while fanning 4 and walking none.
H3R0!! Danny Espinosa (+25.6%) is 3-4 with 2 dingers, including a two-out, three-run jack that put the Nats… Continue reading

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Game 53: Still More Wasted Opportunities

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Mr. National, himself: Livan Hernandez (-5.7% pitching, -0.9% hitting) struggles through 6.1 IP giving up 4 ER and getting an RBI on safety squeeze and leaving with a one-run lead.
Left-handed, two-run guy: Sean Burnett … Continue reading

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