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Game 42: FAILstorm

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Not sharp: Tom Gorzelanny (-7.5%) dances in and out of trouble, striking out 7 and walking 5 in 5.2 IP on his way to giving up 3 ER, 2 of which came in on a RBI double after Riggs left him in one batter too long (-17.1%).
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Rainout Nats Stats: First quarter team report card

I had been planning to put this report card together after today’s game on the hope that the Nationals could get to .500 before I had to assign them letter grades.  Thanks to gray skies, I’m moving up the appraisal.  Today, … Continue reading

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Game 41: I’d buy THAT for a dollar!

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How does he do it? John Lannan (+20.7%) gives up 8 H in 6.1 IP with 4 walks and 4 SOs, but only allows 2 ER.
Remember, “clutch” doesn’t exist: Danny Espinosa (+26.0%) hits the walkoff two innings early, launching a tie-bre… Continue reading

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Game 40: Easy peasy, Marquisy

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Well done: Jason Marquis (+6.9% pitching, +6.7% hitting) throws 6.2 innings and allows 4 R, 2 ER, but makes up some of that by going 2-3 with a two-RBI double (+6.6%) that provided the winning margin.
We see this guy up he… Continue reading

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Game 39: "Clutch" is not a statistically verifiable skill

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It’s only a quality start if you get your own runs, too: Livan Hernandez (+19.7%) strikes out 4, walks 2 and only gives up 1 ER in 7 IP… for the loss.
Rally timers: Jayson Werth (+24.0%) is 1-3 with a double and a leadof… Continue reading

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Game 38: Shark can’t do it ALL himself…

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Regression is mean: Tom Gorzelanny (-24.2%) gives up 4 ER in 4 2/3 IP, although he walks only one and fans 6.
Off night: Tyler Clippard (-20.7%) gives up a tie-breaking HR in the top of the aeyth (-25.6%).
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Game 37: Blue, Bullpen Blow It

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Hard luck: Jordan Zimmermann (+14.4%) goes 6.1 with 11 (eleven) Ks, 2 walks, and 3 ER.
Bad luck: Sean Burnett (-40.1%) can’t get a call, walks the bases loaded and then gives up a game-tying granny (-38.4%).
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Game 36: Blowout

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h3r0/g0at: Ian Desmond (+2.8%) strikes out looking to snuff a 9th-inning rally that tied the game (-20.9%).  Then he hooks a two-RBI double down the LF line in the 11th for the lead (+24.9%)
h3r0 only: Alex Cora (+63… Continue reading

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Game 35: Wobbly W

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Threading the needle: Jason Marquis (+16.7%) goes 7.1 IP with 3 Ks, 2 BBs, and 3 ER.
Meltdown: After Sean Burnett (-4.9%) can’t get an out, Tyler Clippard (-8.6%) gives up a 3-run bomb (-16.2%) to make it a one-run game be… Continue reading

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Game 34: RobBob = Jinxer

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No outside corner today: Livan Hernandez (-19.5%) walks 2, fans 2, and coughs up 6 ER in 5 IP as he searches for the black and can’t find it.
Nothing at the plate: Danny Espinosa (+3.4%) is the only Nats’ hitter to post a … Continue reading

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