Category Archives: DOOM AND GLOOM

Who Is Laynce Nix?

For my post today over at MASNSports.com, I take a look at yesterday’s hero, Laynce Nix.  I’ve been meaning to analyze his success this season, but just hadn’t gotten around to it.  After hitting a home run off Roy Oswalt and making the game-saving catch in the Nats 2-1 win, I figured now would be the perfect time.
Nix is a good story for the Nats so far.  He’s far outplaying his projections and Continue reading

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Zimmerman Out, LaRoche Ailing: Where Does the Offense Come From?

Multiple reports earlier today indicated catcher Jesus Flores will be recalled to take Ryan Zimmerman’s place on the roster when the Washington Nationals move the third baseman to the disabled later today with an abdominal strain, originally sustained during spring training and re-aggravated in Saturday’s 8-4 loss to the New York Mets, when he slid headfirst into second on a play that didn’t even Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg Has "Significant" Tear in UCL; Tommy John Surgery Likely

Nats fans might not see this again until 2012. (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
The Washington Nationals announced this morning that Stephen Strasburg has a "significant tear" in the Ulner Collateral Ligament in his right elbow and will "probably" have Tommy John surgery, pending a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum, an expert in the procedure.
The typical rehabilitation time from this Continue reading

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