Category Archives: NIX

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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GAME 55 REVIEW: Lannan Breaks Through, Nix Leads Charge in 2-1 Win

In 13 career starts entering today’s game, John Lannan was 0-10 with a 6.44 ERA against the Philadelphia Phillies.  With a little help from his friends in the bullpen — and outfielder Laynce Nix — Lannan was able to break through against the bullies of the N.L. East, beating the division-leading Phillies and Roy Oswalt 2-1, before 24,495 at hot and sunny Nationals Park.
The Nats took two out of 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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GAME 35 REVIEW: Homers Fuel Nats Win Over Hudson, Braves

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson usually owns the Washington Nationals.  Entering play last night, Hudson had a career record of 11-2 against the franchise.  But last night the veteran starter fell victim to some shoddy defense by his normally reliable teammates in the middle innings, then a couple of bad pitches resulted in pair of two-out, three-run home runs by Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth, 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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