Category Archives: LANNAN

GAME 55 REVIEW: Lannan Breaks Through, Nix Leads Charge in 2-1 Win

In 13 career starts entering today’s game, John Lannan was 0-10 with a 6.44 ERA against the Philadelphia Phillies.  With a little help from his friends in the bullpen — and outfielder Laynce Nix — Lannan was able to break through against the bullies of the N.L. East, beating the division-leading Phillies and Roy Oswalt 2-1, before 24,495 at hot and sunny Nationals Park.
The Nats took two out of Continue reading

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GAME 50 REVIEW: Morse Walks-Off with Win

This was just about how you would expect a game between the two worst offenses in the league to go.  The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres combined for three runs, seven hits and five walks, but the biggest hit of all was the very last one.
On the first pitch in the bottom of the ninth, red-hot slugger Michael Morse took Mike Adams’ flat 89-MPH slider deep into the visitors’ bullpen, 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 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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Evaluating the Starting Pitchers with Simple Stats

With Thursday night’s crushing 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals record is one game below .500 at 18-19. They’ve accomplished this despite being dead last in the league in hitting. So how are they doing it? Primarily with decent starting pitching, (mostly) excellent relief pitching from a few key relievers, and improving defense. The team is 14-9 when not committing an Continue reading

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GAME 36 REVIEW: Desmond Double in 11th Vaults Nats to Victory

When Eric Hinske homered for the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the seventh off Washington Nationals reliever Doug Slaten for an insurance run that gave the homestanding Braves a 3-1 lead, it could have spelled doom for the Nats.  And when the Braves went to closer Craig Kimbel in the ninth for the save, it should have been lights out, as the Nationals were winless this season when trailing Continue reading

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GAME 31 REVIEW: Nats Swept Out of Philly with 7-3 Loss

by Tyler Radecki, Staff Writer

The Nationals’ starting rotation has pitched remarkably well all season long. Despite some rough outings, every starter was able to get through at least the fifth inning in every game – something no other team could claim.
On Thursday night, that streak came to an end. Starter John Lannan was pulled in the third inning after giving up five runs, and the Nationals Continue reading

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GAME 26 REVIEW: Nats Lose Zimmerman to Surgery, Then Game to Giants

by Antthony Amobi, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON – It was a tough Saturday for the Washington Nationals as they lost to the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, in the second contest of a four game series.
Before the game, the Nationals informed the media and fans know that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be out at least six weeks, following surgery to repair a torn muscle in his abdomen. He has not played Continue reading

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GAME 21 REVIEW: Nats Lose Soggy Game and Series to the Pirates

There’s been a lot of attention paid to the Washington Nationals won-loss record, hovering around .500 the first few weeks at the start of the season.  If they can’t find a way to beat teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates they certainly won’t end up there.
When the Nats don’t score five runs or more runs in a game, they don’t win.  And they continued that trend last night in the Steel City, losing 4 Continue reading

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Nats Split Doubleheader with Cardinals

GAME ONE BOX    GAME TWO BOX

The Washington Nationals split a day-night doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, winning the early game 8-6 and dropping the nightcap 5-3.  The Nats are now 9-8 after their first 17 games, good for third place in the N. L. East, two games behind division-leading Philadelphia.
In the early game, the Nationals used a six-run third inning to chase Cards Continue reading

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