Category Archives: LIVAN

GAME 145 REVIEW: Livo Halts Losing Streak, Shuts Out Braves 6-0

THE RESULT:  Livan Hernandez continued his renaissance season, pitching eight shutout innings and hitting a home run, leading the Washington Nationals to a 6-0 victory over the playoff-hopeful Atlanta Braves, before 26,954 at Turner Field.
Hernandez (10-11, 3.66) was masterful as he has been so often this season, but perhaps he saved his best for this Atlanta team that finds itself in a battle Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for Tuesday Afternoon (Silly Stats Edition)

Where I bore you with some statistics with arbitrary end points…
In his last 133 plate apperances (dating back to Aug. 7 — 33 games), Adam Dunn is hitting .205/.323/.375 with 4 HRs and 14 RBIs.  He’s struck out 42 times against 19 walks.  That’s a pace over 162 games for 225 Ks.  Eleven of his 23 hits over that time frame have been for extra bases so he has that going for him.

In the ten Continue reading

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GAME 140 REVIEW: Nats Done in by Broken Bat, Lose to Mets 3-2

THE RESULT:  When a team is struggling to hit, as the Washington Nationals have been for the last two days, the result of a game can hinge on one play.  In today’s 3-2 loss to the New York Mets, that play was a broken bat ground ball that turned into a run-scoring double.
In the top of the seventh, with the game tied at two, Livan Hernandez issued his second walk of the game – to Mets catcher Continue reading

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GAME 135 REVIEW: Espinosa Homers in Loss to Bucs

THE RESULT:  The rest of the 2010 season for the Washington Nationals is going to be about finding parts that will be able to contribute at the major league level next season.  Danny Espinosa is ceratinly off to a good start.
But despite Espinosa going 2-for-4 with his first major league home run and an RBI double, the Nats fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5, before 19,734 at PNC Park.
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Random Thoughts for a Mid-Day Monday

BULLET-POINT STYLE!

Nyjer Morgan’s hearing on his seven-game suspension for the fan incident in Philly is Sept. 7.  Could he be facing another one for the flipper incident Saturday night?  With all the excitement over the entire weekend (Storen plunking Holliday Thursday night, Morgan running into Anderson Saturday, Storen throwing behind Holliday Sunday), maybe Tony LaRussa makes a call to the Continue reading

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GAME 130 REVIEW: JAILBREAK!

"They probably got it right, but it’s a terrible rule. It’s got to be changed." — Jim Riggleman, on Ian Desmond being called out for running inside the baseline.

Jim Riggleman tries to usher Dan Radison away from "Country" Joe West. (Photo by A. Amobi/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  Friday night, the Washington Nationals left 12 runners on base.  What a difference a day makes.
Saturday night, Continue reading

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