Category Archives: NATS

Nats Farm Report Week Ending May 22

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
AAA Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League: (18-22, 3rd in North Division)
Pitching Report –
Ross Detwiler: Detwiler turned in his fourth consecutive start giving up four runs or more on Thursday night, going five innings with five hits, four earned runs, four walks, and three strikeouts against Norfolk. It’s now been just about a month since his last “good” Continue reading

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GAME 46 REVIEW: Orioles Take the Battle of the Beltways Series

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer

ORIOLES WIN THE RUBBER MATCH ON SUNDAY 2-1
Leading off the game, Nationals center fielder Roger Bernadina laid down a perfect bunt right in between first base and the pitcher’s mound and reached first base with ease. But as he ran past the bag, home plate umpire Todd Tichneor ruled that Bernadina stepped on home plate to bunt and was out.

Roger Bernadina was Continue reading

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GAME 45 REVIEW: Nats Fall to O’s 8-3

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer

LHP John Lannan tight-roped out of danger inning after inning in his last start against the Pirates. On Saturday afternoon at Camden Yards he wasn’t able to do the same, giving up six runs in six innings en route to an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles.

After the Nats scored two runs in the top of the third inning, Lannan surrendered four runs in the Continue reading

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GAME 44 REVIEW: Uh, Where Did That Come From?

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer and Dave Nichols
NATIONALS BATS COME ALIVE, SCORE RECORD 17 RUNS IN WIN OVER ORIOLES

There was a lot of this going on for the Nationals last night. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Maybe a trip 45 miles north on I-95 to Baltimore was just what the Washington Nationals needed. In their first interleague game of 2011, against their American League "geographic rivals", Continue reading

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GAME 43 REVIEW: No Offense, No Help from Umps in 1-0 Loss to Mets

The Washington Nationals have not scored since the seventh inning of Monday’s 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The scoreless streak spans three days, 19 innings and two shut out losses to the injury-depleted New York Mets.
Today’s three-hit, 1-0 loss to Dillon Gee, Tim Byrdak and Francisco Rodriguez is just the latest example of the Nationals’ struggles all season long to muster any sort of Continue reading

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GAME 42 REVIEW: "Clutch" Hitting Absent in Shutout Loss to Mets

There are a lot of studies out there that suggest that the anecdotal concept of "clutch" does not really exist.  As emotional beings, fans tend to remember the good (a player coming through with runners in scoring position or in a big situation) and tend to forget the equal number of times that player has failed.
Some of the more celebrated "clutch" players in history, statistics-wise, were no Continue reading

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GAME 41 REVIEW: Espinosa’s Homer Downs Pirates 4-2

Danny Espinosa is congratulated by Laynce Nix on his two-run homer. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Washington Nationals rookie second baseman Danny Espinosa has really been struggling, hitting just .128/.255/.310 in the month of May. In his first two at bats, hitting right-handed, be drove a ball to the track and scorched a line drive, but both times the ball fell into center fielder Andrew Continue reading

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Nats Farm Report Week Ending May 15

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer
Syracuse Chiefs, AAA International League (13-22)
Pitching Report –
Ross Detwiler: Detwiler started off the season strong, but has struggled in his last three starts. He pitched twice last week against the Durham Bulls, losing both  Last Saturday he gave up four runs on six hits and three walk in six innings, then Friday he cruised for six innings before he fell Continue reading

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GAME 40 REVIEW: Big First Inning Propels Nats Over Marlins 8-4

Nationals parade off the field with a Sunday win over Florida. (A.Amobi)
By Anthony Amobi, Special to Nats News Network
WASHINGTON – After a week of offense struggles, the Washington Nationals finally got their act together and hit pay dirt as they emerged victorious over the Florida Marlins, 8-4.
A solid effort by starting pitcher Jason Marquis combined with a six-run first inning by the Continue reading

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GAME 39 REVIEW: No "O" in Nationals as Marlins Win 1-0

"I got no problems with anybody’s approach, the way they’re going about it, as long as they keep a positive attitude about it and just keep getting after it the way they are and don’t accept it." — Manager Jim Riggleman, on Nationals’ approach at the plate.

Jayson Werth symbolizes the Nationals offensive struggles thus far in 2011. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

The Washington Nationals have Continue reading

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