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Game 33: Clean baseball (just not for the other team)

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Wild but true: Tom Gorzelanny (+27.5%) walks 4 in 7 IP, but fans 6 and only gives up 2 ER.
Making adjustments: Ian Desmond (+12.3%) is 2-4 with an RBI and a triple (+9.6%) that set up the go-ahead sac fly.
Slop cheerfully … Continue reading

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Game 32: Crossing the tightrope (with extra tightrope!)

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Steady: Jordan Zimmermann (+6.5%) goes 6 IP, fanning 6, walking 2 and giving up 2 ER.
Making it count: Laynce Nix (+7.0%) is only 1-5, but the hit is a 10th-inning double to put runners on 2nd and 3rd (+21.7%).
Hot, hot Ha… Continue reading

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Game 31: Glad I missed this one.

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All kinds of disastrous: John Lannan (-30.0%) can’t get an out in the 3rd inning, giving up 6 ER–starting with a 2-run HR to the second batter of the inning (-17.7%).
Veteran presence: Adam LaRoche (+6.3%) is 2-4 with a d… Continue reading

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Game 29: Slipping off the tightrope

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“Disaster” start: Livan Hernandez (-7.7%) gives up 3 ER in 6.1 IP, dancing in and out of jams with things like an inning-ending, bases-loaded 1-2-3 GDP in the 4th (+13.3%).
Take on him: Mike Micheal Morse (+13.9%) scores … Continue reading

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Game 28: Good pitching, good defense, adequate hitting

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Still pleasantly surprising: Tom Gorzelanny (+50.4%) sprinkles 3 hits over 8 IP, giving up 0 ER, fanning 4, and walking none.
MOARSE CRUSH LEFTY: Mike Michael Morse (+10.8%) has Ks looking with a runner on 3rd and one out … Continue reading

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Game 26: Left on base

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Deserved better: John Lannan (+0.5%) goes 6.2 IP and gives up 2 ER.
Solid: Tyler Clippard (+12.2%) and Henry Rodriguez (+3.5%) pitch 2.1 scoreless in relief.
FAIL! The Nationals’ offense leaves 12 men on base, scoring only… Continue reading

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Game 25: Marquis throws a gem.

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Tim who? Jason Marquis (+41.9% pitching, +2.5% hitting) throws a complete game shutout, fanning 7 and walking none.  He even gets an RBI single (+5.9%).
Better step it up MM: Laynce Nix (+15.8%) is 2-3 with a two-run … Continue reading

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Game 24: ‘D’ is for ‘Desi,’ ‘Daddy,’ and ‘D1NGERZ!’

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Half-cycle: Ian Desmond (+18.0%) is 2-4 with a triple and the margin-of-victory HR (+11.9%).
He’s crafty: Livan Hernandez (+19.7% pitching, +7.6% hitting) pitches 8 innings (the first Nats starter this season), fanning 5 w… Continue reading

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Game 23: 9th-inning nightmare

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Meltdown: Sean Burnett (-81.2%) has a bad ninth, coughing up 4 runs in the 9th to put the Nats behind for good.
Wasted: Tom Gorzelanny (+21.0%) goes 6.1 IP with 4 Ks and 1 BB, allowing only 1 ER.
Efficient: Rick Ankiel (+8… Continue reading

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Game 22: Ramos is the BOMB(S)!

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Still hittable:  Jordan Zimmermann (-14.6%) battles through 5.1 IP, giving up 5 ER on 9 hits with only 1 K.
BAAAAAA: Doug Slaten (-22.5%) comes in with two on and one out and gives up a tie-breaking, two-RBI double (-… Continue reading

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