Category Archives: NO OFFENSE

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 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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GAME 129 REVIEW: A Dark Day All Around in NatsTown

THE RESULT:  At 10:30 am Friday, Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo uttered the two words no one in the baseball world wanted to hear:  Tommy John.
At 4:00 pm, the 22-year old for whom that dreaded procedure was ordered told everyone — in no uncertain terms — that he would be back better than ever.

And at 7:05 pm, the team went out and put on display many of the traits that have 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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