Bergmann’s Run

Since returning to the Nationals from some much needed R&R down in the minors, Jay Bergmann has been, in a word, great. People will tell you it’s all about the ERs, he hasn’t allowed ...

Don’t Mess with Dukes

The game last night was quite a pitchers duel. Both offenses were shut down by a solid pitching. Bergmann kept pace with a great young starter in Hamels. In fact, Hamels may be the best lefty in the ...

Some bats are coming alive

Since April 23, the Nationals have gone 13-10, and while not a true hot streak, it is a far cry from the 6-16 they started the season. One of the reasons for this above .500 play is the solidifying r...

No Starters? No Problem

What was the one thing going into this season that everyone knew was going to be a problem? The bullpen seemed deep and talented, the bats were allegedly much improved, especially with the new stadiu...

Backup backstops

Last week, the Nationals put both Paul Lo Duca and Johnny Estrada on the 15-day DL. Two guys that were brought in to hold over the catching position for a season will have combined for 98 plate appea...

Phil Rizzuto All Stars

Earlier, I posted the Rich Garces All Star team, an all big man group. The requirements to make this squad are similar to the Garces team: they have to be current players, they have to fill a specifi...

Rich Garces All Stars

This week I am going to stray from the normal Nats discussion and do something different, inspired by one of my favorite players to watch. His name is Rich Garces, and he was a pitcher who spent his ...