Category Archives: DUNN

GAME 158 REVIEW: "SIGN ADAM DUNN!"

THE RESULT:  It became a constant refrain, whether or not Adam Dunn was actually at bat Tuesday night or not.  Between innings.  On a put out at first base.  On random occasions.  But especially when the Nationals potential free agent first baseman came to bat.
"Sign Adam Dunn!"
The chants were never louder than in the ninth inning, when he came to the plate to lead off in a 1-1 tie.
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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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The Adam Dunn Conundrum: Forget Defense, It’s About the Money

Adam Dunn’s contract status is the biggest decision heading into off-season for Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals. (Photo by C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Let’s get one thing straight shall we fair readers?
Whether or not the Washington Nationals re-sign Adam Dunn has almost nothing to do with his defensive ability, contrary to what anyone at The Washington Post — whether it’s Thomas Continue reading

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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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Random Thoughts While Waiting for Morgan’s Suspension Hearing Results

BULLET-POINT STYLE!
If I told you you the Nats could acquire a fast center fielder capable of highight-reel catches, 30 steal speed and hit .308/.359/.387, would you take it?  What if I told you those are Nyjer Morgan’s lifetime numbers…batting against right-handed pitchers?  That’s why it’s not so obvious what the Nats should do about Morgan.  For all the headache he’s caused this season, when Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Off-Day Thursday

BULLET-POINT STYLE!
Reading a lot of "Nats are going to turn into the Padres" next year in light of the possibility of not re-signing Adam Dunn.  C’mon.  I know when Boswell writes something it’s written in granite, but let’s think about this for a minute.  Boswell postulates on the Nats current "Theory of Baseball"
When the Nats look at their lineup of the future, they see golden gloves or 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 132 REVIEW: Zim, Dunn Power Nats to Win in Soggy Miami

THE RESULT:  It took a near three-hour rain delay to get this one started.  And once it was, both teams sloshed around an outfield that was not fit for Major League play.
But the Nats are happy they waited and got this one in.
Ryan Zimmerman clubbed a "home run hitter’s" blast off the facing of the upper deck in left center field, and Adam Dunn hit his second home run in three games, as the Continue reading

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