Category Archives: DETWILER

Clippard Implodes in Five-Run Ninth; Nats Lose to Astros 8-7

The Washington Nationals were cruising today, leading the Houston Astros 7-3 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, with the bullpen having thrown five shutout innings.
But as Yogi once said, "It ain’t over til it’s over."
A five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Astros to an 8-7 win, before 3,328 at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL.  The Loss drops the Nats to 10-8 for the Continue reading

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Friday Night Good and Bad in Loss to Houston

The Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 7-6, leaving the tying run on third base in a three-run ninth inning.  Here’s a quick look at the good and bad:
GOOD:
1.  Ross Detwiler.  I know his box score didn’t end up that impressive, but his transformation from last year to this is incredible.  His delivery is smooth, efficient and effective.
2.  Michael Morse.  Continues to rake.  Stud. Continue reading

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Detwiler Sharp in Nationals 5-0 Loss to Atlanta

The Washington Nationals could only muster two hits today against a parade of Atlanta Braves pitchers, including young star Tommy Hanson, in a 5-0 loss before 6,250 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL.
But the story for the Nats today centers around their own young starter, left-hander Ross Detwiler.  Pitching on his 25th brithday, he went three solid innings, surrendering an unearned run on two Continue reading

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GAME 159 REVIEW: Home Schedule Ends with a Thud

THE RESULT:  The Philadelphia Phillies, having clinched the N.L. East title two days ago, started a lineup Wednesday night that was reminiscent of an away Spring Training game.  The only regular starters in the lineup were shortstop Jimmy Rollins and centerfielder Shane Victorino.
No Chase Utley.  No Ryan Howard.  No Jayson Werth.
No matter.
The Phillies backups hammered Washington Nationals Continue reading

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GAME 153 REVIEW: And the Kids Shall Lead Them

THE RESULT:  Tell the truth.  When you found out Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn weren’t in the lineup, you kinda gave up on this one, didn’t you?
That is, until Michael Morse launched his 13th home run of the season leading off the bottom of the second inning to tie the game at one.  But even then you still weren’t totally convinced.
But then, in the sixth inning, the Washington Nationals scored Continue reading

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Joe Who? Bisenius Gets the Call with Maya and Detwiler

In addition to tonight’s starter RHP Yunesky Maya and LHP Ross Detwiler, the Washington Nationals activated RHP Joe Bisenius before the game with the New York Mets.

Bisenius’ name hasn’t been mentioned before in the list of potential September call-ups, yet here he is back in the big leagues. 

He pitched two games with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007 before arm trouble and inconsistancy left Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for Friday Mid-Day

BULLET-POINT STYLE!

Congratulations to 1B Tyler Moore and OF Randolph Oduber for winning MVP honors in their respective leagues.  Moore won the Carolina League MVP, finishing first in that league in homers, RBIs, doubles and extra-base hits.  Moore’s 75 XBHs were second in all of minor league baseball.  Oduber won th Gulf Coast League MVP.  He led that league in average (.366), slugging (.569)  Continue reading

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