Category Archives: ZIMMERMANN

Strasburg and Zimmermann Must Heal First Before Dominating

(C.Nichols/Nats News Network)
 News reports filtered out yesterday about Washington Nationals wunderkind Stephen Strasburg tossing a baseball for the first time since that fateful day last August in Philadelphia, when the hopes and dreams of everyone in NatsTown were crushed by the shredding of ligaments in the man-child’s right elbow.
It’s extremely good news to hear Strasburg’s recovery is Continue reading

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GAME 160 REVIEW: Loss 92 Comes in Extra Innings

THE RESULT:  Even with news that their manager and general manager will be fired when the season ends, the New York Mets found enough effort to deliver loss 92 to the Washington Nationals, 2-1, at Citifield before 29,424.
The Nats, on the other hand, looked like they can’t wait until the season is over.
They were three-hit by Pat Misch and Hisanori Takahashi.  They struck out 14 times.  They made Continue reading

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GAME 154 REVIEW: Dunn Drives in Five to Chants of "Sign Adam Dunn"

"You’ve got to treat it like its our playoffs." — Adam Dunn, on beating the suddenly struggling Braves
THE RESULT:  The chants started after the first home run, just a few in the upper deck behind home plate.  After the second homer, they grew louder and spread to different parts of the park.
The cheers came to a cresendo after the two-run single in the sixth.
"It’s really good to feel wanted. Continue reading

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GAME 148 REVIEW: Zimmermann Struggles Against Phillies, Nats Lose 5-2

THE RESULT:  The Philadelphia Phillies rode three home-park aided home runs to defeat Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals 5-2 before 45,222 at Citizen’s Bank Park.
In his fifth start returning from Tommy John surgery, Zimmermann gave up nine hits in his three inning of work.  His velocity was the best it’s been this season, but he had no bite on any of this breaking balls and suffered Continue reading

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GAME 138 REVIEW: Espinosa’s "Career" Day Lifts Nats Over Mets 13-3

THE RESULT:  Danny Espinosa’s Major League career is now five games old.  As if his minor league stats (22 homers, 25 stolen bases in 2010) weren’t enough to raise Nationals’ fans expectations for the 23-year old, his performance Sunday may have driven them sky high.

Espinosa went 4-for-5 with two home runs — including a grand slam off the facing of the upper deck in right field — with a Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Wednesday Morning

BULLET-POINT STYLE!Brian Oliver, one of the hardest working bloggers in the Natosphere, is hanging up his spikes.  It’s devastating news to me, because I can’t write anything about the minor leagues without having his "Big Board" open to consult all the minor league rosters in one place.  Seriously though, Brian was one of the originals to write about the team, and was one of the five Continue reading

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GAME 133 REVIEW: A Tale of Two Plays at the Plate

THE RESULT:  Jordan Zimmermann made a dominant six inning start for the Washington Nationals, but the Florida Marlins’ Anibal Sanchez was almost as good.  Neither pitcher figured in the decision, which came in the 10th inning, when Hanley Ramirez got underneath the tag of Ivan Rodriguez to steal a 1-0 win for the Marlins, before 18,506 in Sun Life Stadium.
Zimmermann was flat dealing.  He allowed Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for Tuesday Afternoon

BULLET-POINT STYLE!
The Nats released the names of the players they’ll send to the Arizona Fall League:  C Derek Norris, OF Michael Burgess, IF Steve Lombardozzi, LHP Sammy Solis, RHP Cole Kimball and RHP Adam Carr.  Not to slight any of these players, as they all have futures in the organization, but it’s somewhat of an underwhelming list.  According to Nats Insider, GM Mike Rizzo said there’s Continue reading

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GAME 129 REVIEW: Nationals Win in Dramatic Fashion in Extras; Await Word on Strasburg Injury

Jordan Zimmermann made his first start in a year, and the Nats won in the 13th inning. (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  On the day the Washington Nationals introduced their latest phenom, and awaited the results of an MRI for the one already here, an almost forgotten prized pitching prospects returned after just 12 months from Tommy John surgery. 

But Jordan Zimmermann was Continue reading

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GAME 127 REVIEW: Marquis Good; Offense Absent in 4-0 Loss to Cubs

Jason Marquis acknowledges ovation leaving scoreless game in eighth inning. (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  Despite seven strong innings from their starter, the Washington Nationals offense could provide no support whatsoever and they were shut out by Ryan Dempster and the Chicago Cubs 4-0, before 18,344 at Nationals Park.
The loss drops the Nats to 53-74 with 35 games Continue reading

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