Category Archives: PITCHING

Evaluating the Starting Pitchers with Simple Stats

With Thursday night’s crushing 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals record is one game below .500 at 18-19. They’ve accomplished this despite being dead last in the league in hitting. So how are they doing it? Primarily with decent starting pitching, (mostly) excellent relief pitching from a few key relievers, and improving defense. The team is 14-9 when not committing an 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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Rizzo Fails Quest to Deliver "Impact" Starter to Nats Rotation for 2011

Nats GM Mike Rizzo hasn’t landed a pitcher this off-season…yet. (C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo stated in the fall his top priority this off-season was to acquire a "top of the rotation" starting pitcher for 2011.  The free agent class was remarkably weak in starting pitching this year, and when rumors started floating that it would take $20 Continue reading

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