Category Archives: GIANTS

Dealing a Catcher to the Giants?

Lots of folks are asking the question today, in the aftermath of Scott Cousins needlessly ending Buster Posey’s season, if it would make sense for Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo to make a phone call to San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean to gauge his interest in trading for Pudge Rodriguez or Jesus Flores.
No less an expert than Jim Bowden suggested the very same idea on Twitter.
I certainly Continue reading

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GAME 28 REVIEW: Gorzy Shuts Down Giants; Nats Take Three of Four

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny has a history of walking a lot of batters and throwing a lot of pitches.  It’s really what has kept him from becoming a reliable starter in the Major Leagues, as he’s been sent to the bullpen at points by each of his previous employers.
But last night against the San Francisco Giants, Gorzelanny turned in a masterful Continue reading

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GAME 27 REVIEW: Nationals Ride "Win Formula" to 5-2 Victory Over Giants

So far in the 2011 season, the Washington Nationals have had a fairly consistent formula for when they’ve won ballgames: Decent starting pitching, score five runs or more, and get dominant relief pitching.  In nine of their 12 wins going into Sunday’s game with the San Francisco Giants the Nationals had scored five or more runs.
The formula worked again Sunday, as Washington got six solid innings Continue reading

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GAME 26 REVIEW: Nats Lose Zimmerman to Surgery, Then Game to Giants

by Antthony Amobi, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON – It was a tough Saturday for the Washington Nationals as they lost to the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, in the second contest of a four game series.
Before the game, the Nationals informed the media and fans know that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be out at least six weeks, following surgery to repair a torn muscle in his abdomen. He has not played Continue reading

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GAME 25 REVIEW: Marquis Tosses Gem; Nats Blank Giants 3-0

by Anthony Amobi, Staff Writer

Jason Marquis dominated the San Francisco Giants Friday night. (A.Amobi)

WASHINGTON – Last season was one for Jason Marquis to forget with the Washington Nationals.
Marquis was injured for much of 2010 and just downright awful at times. The end result was that he was ineffective most of the time and suffered through one of his worst campaigns in his major league Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Wednesday Afternoon

WHAT TO DO ABOUT DUNN?
I wrote yesterday about how the Nats are on the fence with free agent first baseman Adam Dunn and how he can start entertaining offers from any club after midnight Saturday night. 
Let me say this:  I think the Nats have no intention of signing Adam Dunn, unless he fails to garner a four-year offer elsewhere and he lands in their laps much as he did two years ago, hat in Continue reading

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