Category Archives: MAYA

GAME 57 REVIEW: Nats Shut Down in the Desert

We could go on all night about Doug Slaten’s inability to retire Stephen Drew.  We could talk about Yunesky Maya’s inability to get out of the fifth inning, extending his streak of winless starts at the beginning of his Major League career.  But the bottom line is this: The Washington Nationals managed three hits against Josh Collmenter and two relievers, and the Nats lost to the Arizona Continue reading

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Maya and Bernie’s Day to Impress; Nats beat Marlins 8-4

The measure of spring training success isn’t always in wins and losses.  But it doesn’t hurt to win, either.
Three games into their spring season, the Washington Nationals are showing signs of life — and competition — as they bested their nemesis Florida Marlins 8-4, before 2,190 on a sunny, 70 degree afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.
Today’s heroes were Roger Bernadina and Yunesky Maya, with Continue reading

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GAME 155 REVIEW: Nats Dealt Lowe Blow

THE RESULT:  Derek Lowe and his relievers were good.  Yunesky Maya ran out of gas.  That’s about it.
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox became the fourth manager in Major League history to reach 2,500 wins, as his squad shut out the Washington Nationals 5-0, before 23,824 sun-drenched fans at Nationals Park.

Braves Manager Bobby Cox recorded his 2,500th win in his illustrious career. (Photo by Continue reading

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GAME 144 REVIEW: Six in a Row the Wrong Way

THE RESULT:  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  the Washington Nationals starter rebounded from one bad inning to keep his team in the game, but the offense could not muster an attack — making the opposing pitcher look like Cy Young, and the Nats were shut out again.
Monday night, the Nats starter was Yunesky Maya, the opponent was Derek Lowe and the Atlanta Braves, and the score was 4-0, Continue reading

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GAME 139 REVIEW: Rough Start Dooms Maya, Nats in 4-1 Loss to Mets

Yunesky Maya made his first Major League start for the Nationals (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  The Nationals Park radar gun wasn’t working correctly in the first inning, so at least Washington Nationals "rookie" starting pitcher Yunesky Maya had some company in that regard.  Once the gun got going though, so did Maya.
Unfortunately, both developments came too late, and 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 on Tuesday Morning

BULLET-POINT STYLE!Can’t get enough Danny Espinosa?  Neither can we.  Check out yesterday’s gamer and Cheryl’s profile of the Nats latest sparkplug, both chock full of pictures of the switch-hitting middle infielder.
Say what you will about Willie Harris’ lack of production this season, but the man still plays all out, and yesterday’s run-in with the out-of-town scoreboard in right field was no 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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