A Save and a Question

Since it’s only been one night, we don’t know what we have. Julian Tavares as closer? Closer by committee? Garret Mock as relief ace? We’ll know in a couple of games, assuming they ...

On Finishing the Game

With the recent failures of the team’s closer, Joel Hanrahan, the Nationals have decided to go with the notorious closer-by-committee. According to Manny Acta, “Probably most of the dutie...

Return of a Leadoff Hitter

Cristian Guzman and Willie Harris are set to come back this week. Willie Harris should provide some much needed bench help, and the occasional fill-in as a starter. Unfortunately, the Nats seem to be...

What to Do with Daniel

Maybe it would be different, they thought. Maybe in the National League, facing pitchers and #8 hitters that are unimpressive compared to those in the AL, Daniel Cabrera could show his stuff. You rem...

Wherefore Art Thou, Guzmeo?

With Cristian Guzman on the DL, the Nats are missing their best approximation of something that most baseball teams have – a leadoff hitter. It’s not that he’s particularly fast, or...

Starting Pitching the Last Six Games

Starting pitching – for the Nats it has always been something people have scoffed at. Some around here thought this year might be different, but the first week of the season seemed to prove it ...

Double N Delivers

If you didn’t get to watch the game, or weren’t one of the dozens of people at the park yesterday, Jordan Zimmermann looked pretty impressive. Unflappable may be a better word. The 2 hour...

Where’s the Beer?

One thing I didn’t mention in my last post was why Sunday at Nats stadium was disappointing to me for a few reasons. Although I did witness Stan Kasten wandering around the stadium on more than...

3 Blown Games, 3 Get Sent Down

In case you missed it this weekend, the Nats lost 3 games in a row. To tack on to all the other games in a row they lost. So that fact that they lost doesn’t seem that significant, except for t...

A Win and More

It took 8 games, but the Nationals finally won one. What’s important is the way they did it. They scored lots of runs, which is nice to see – this team can hit. I have no doubt that they ...