A Disappointing Day

Here’s what I was hoping for yesterday – Ross Detwiler comes out, throws 6 or 7 innings, gives up less than 3 runs, strikes out more than he walks, and rides off into the sunset for the y...

A Little Bit of Pitching Praise

Ok, so it’s not the best sign in the world when your bullpen leads the majors in innings pitched. At 527 2/3 IP, the Nats bullpen is even above Pittsburgh’s 524 2/3, with San Diego a surp...

Lannan’s Late Surge and Seat Counting

Last night, John Lannan went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 4 ER. For a Nationals pitcher in 2010, that wasn’t half bad. Of course, we know it’s not a very good start, but are you ready for so...

Power Peralta

Maybe the big story last night was Tyler Clippard’s 11th win. Not because it’s a big deal (and not because it highlights how W’s don’t necessarily show you that much) but because it’s so flukey. Clip...

Bryce and Next Year

Bryce Harper was on the Sports Fix today and said that he actually has a reason for saying that Mickey Mantle is his favorite player. He grew up a Yankees fan all of his life, and watching film and h...

The Pitching Staff is Depressing Me

This weekend was not very good for the Nats, and not just because they lost. Jordan Zimmermann now has 5 starts in the majors this season, only one can be considered truly good. It was way back on Au...

Friday Quick Stories

Livan Hernandez pitched another great game this week. His WAR of 3.6 still stands at third all time for a Nationals pitcher. As I’ve mentioned before, he’s inching up on Esteban Loiza’s 3.8 in 2005 w...

Maya’s Second Bad Inning

Yunesky Maya didn’t have a great game last night. The second inning was his undoing, which included 2 walks, then 2 balks, then 3 hits, before a HBP and finally an end to an inning. It follows a patt...

Another Bad Day for Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann did not pitch well on Sunday, and brought his season ERA way up to 5.29. It also make him 2 for 4 on good appearances and 2 for 4 on horrible ones. Sunday he went only 3 innings, ga...

Defense Not Dunn

There are multiple reports that the Nats may be done with Dunn after this year. The rumors started up yet again with this Washington Post article from Tom Boswell, where he wrote Adam Dunn is done in...