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GAME 40 REVIEW: Big First Inning Propels Nats Over Marlins 8-4

Nationals parade off the field with a Sunday win over Florida. (A.Amobi)
By Anthony Amobi, Special to Nats News Network
WASHINGTON – After a week of offense struggles, the Washington Nationals finally got their act together and hit pay dirt as they emerged victorious over the Florida Marlins, 8-4.
A solid effort by starting pitcher Jason Marquis combined with a six-run first inning by the Continue reading

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GAME 38 REVIEW: Nationals Lose Game of Inches to the Marlins in 11 Innings

There’s a trite expression that says (insert sport here) is a game of inches.  Twice last night in extra innings we saw evidence that the axiom still applies to Major League Baseball.
Pinch-hitter Michael Morse missed a home run to the deepest part of the ballpark by mere inches in the bottom of the tenth with two outs and was forced to settle for a double. He was stranded there when Jerry Continue reading

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Questionable Decisions and Desperation

So much for a quiet off-day in spring training.
By now, you’ve all read the reports.  Rick Ankiel has won the centerfielder job.  Matt Stairs has a place on the bench.  Jayson Nix could very well be a backup outfielder. 
And now, for the coup de grace, the Washington Nationals have signed LHP Oliver Perez to a minor league deal.
It’s enough to make one wonder about the decision-making process in 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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Nationals Kick Off Grapefruit League Schedule with Win

The Washington Nationals pounded out 14 hits, including two home runs by Michael Morse, en route to a 9-3 win over the New York Mets in both team’s Grapefruit League opener.
Bryce Harper, the Nats No. 1 overall pick in last summer’s amateur draft, went 0-for-2, striking out twice, in his first action against big league players.
Morse, battling with several players for playing time in a Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on a Rainy Sunday Morning

Pre-game thoughts, BULLET-POINT STYLE!Manager Jim Riggleman made some interesting obsevations in his pre-game press conference this morning.  He said that Scott Olsen was done, that trying to warm up the other day he just had too many "aches and pains" in his shoulder, and that "this bullpen situation just isn’t working for Scott."  He said Olsen needs a good 15 minutes or so to get warmed up, 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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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 for Monday Afternoon

BULLET-POINT STYLE!
The Nationals still haven’t heard the results of Nyjer Morgan’s appeal of two seperate suspensions, depsite the hearing taking place Friday morning.  That means Morgan is once again pencilled into the lineup.  He’s been in the lineup every night since the brawl, 10 straight games — and counting.

Roger Bernadina has been moved up into the 3rd spot in Manager Jim Riggleman’s Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Sunday Morning

While waiting for Manager Jim Riggleman’s pre-game press conference…
BULLET POINT STYLE!
After popping up in his first at bat last night, Adam Dunn came back to the dugout shaking his head, almost in disbelief.  If the work he and Rick Eckstein did on video yesterday really clicked, it might have been in that first at bat that he "figured something out", and put it to work later on the home run Continue reading

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