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Game 52: More wasted opportunities

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ML-ready? Yunesky Maya (-19.0%) cruises and then labors through 4.2 IP, giving up 4 ER.
All-star? Tyler Clippard (+18.9%) throws two scoreless in relief with 3 Ks.
Blown: Drew Storen (-30.9%) gives up the go-behind RBI sin… Continue reading

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Game 51: Mrs. Doghouse does not approve

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A win for most pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann (+1.9%) gives up 2 ER in 6 IP with 4 Ks and only 1 BB, but it’s not enough.
Why didn’t he play yesterday, too? Laynce Nix (+27.1%) hits a 7th-inning solo shot to get the Nats wit… Continue reading

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Game 50: d_c_guy won this game WITH HIS VOICE

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Deserved a win: John Lannan (+45.9%) throws 7.2 scoreless with 5 Ks and 2 BBs.
Streak over: Drew Storen (-10.8%) gives up a game-tying HR in the top of the 9th (-34.4%).
HIT THE BAWL HAHD! Danny Espinosa (+14.4%) parks one… Continue reading

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Game 49: Don’t worry, the home series will be a snap

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If you pitch like this, you can’t o-fer: Jason Marquis (-12.7%) gets through 6 IP with 4 ER on 4 walks and 1 K, giving up the go-behind run on a solo HR hit by the opposing pitcher (-13.7%).
MOARSE CRUSH RIGHTY! Michael Mo… Continue reading

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Game 48: Heartburn

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What does he have to DO? Livan Hernandez (+5.1% pitching, +9.7% hitting) gives up 3 ER in 6 IP and goes 2-4 with an RBI single for the Nats first run (+8.6%)… for a no-decision.
Give and take: Mike Michael Morse (+2.5%) … Continue reading

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Quickie Nats Stats: Is Russell Branyan >= Adam LaRoche?

With Adam LaRoche going to the DL, maybe for a long time if his “slight” labrum tear ends up requiring surgical repair, is recently-released 1B/3B/OF Russell Branyan a potential “answer” at 1B?
Here’s what we thought we were getting w… Continue reading

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Game 46: Missed by inches.

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One bad pitch: Jordan Zimmerman (-4.8%) squandered his 1 run of support in a 6.1 IP, 5 K,  1 BB start by hanging an 0-2 slider for a 2-run HR that put the Nats behind for good (-35.3%).
Three feet short: Roger Bernadi… Continue reading

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Game 45: Should have saved some runs from yesterday

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Bad inning: John Lannan (-28.2%) has a two-run lead to start the third, but he finishes it two runs behind.  He goes 6+ IP with 6 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks and 9 hits.
No-hitter: Laynce Nix (+20.5%) put the ball in play and a go… Continue reading

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Game 44: What a blowout looks like (from the right side)

Last night’s game report: Nats hit everything to beat O’s, consider move to AL.

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Needs to hit to pitch well: Jason Marquis (-32.1%) gets pulled after 4 IP after giving back a 3-run lead (the bad bit being a two-run double f… Continue reading

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Game 43: Blown call blows it.

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Blind [donkey]: Phil Cuzzi blows the call on Jayson Werth’s 9th-inning single (calling him out, instead), meaning that Laynce Nix doesn’t score the tying run on Adam LaRoche’s subsequent ground out (-35.0%).
Wasted, again:… Continue reading

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