The Hits Keep Coming for Roark

Things have not gone great so far this season for Tanner Roark. He’s gave up 6 ER in his last start, 7 the game before that, and already has six starts of 4 ER or more. Last year he had 8 all y...

Nationals Get Their Melancon

The Nats were in need of a closer, and they went out and got one, acquiring Mark Melancon from the Pirates for Felipe Rivero and Taylor Hearn. Melancon has been closing games for Pittsburgh since 201...

Scherzer’s Mad Stats

Max Scherzer has had a good season – he currently ranks 9th in NL pitcher fWAR. He’s already at 155 strikeouts, but despite those positives, he’s also given up 21 home runs in only 18 starts.  ...

Stephen Strasburg’s Supposed Slider

Stephen Strasburg has allegedly thrown 58 sliders this season. After four games that number seems neither noteworthy of indicative of anything. That is, unless you compare it to the last few seasons....

Nats Bolster Beleaguered Bullpen

edit: After I wrote this post, the Nats also signed Yusmeiro Petit. It made sense to just add a little about him in here, so I did that, without changing the rest of the article. Therefore, it’...

Werth and Will vs. When

Jayson Werth is not himself these days, and the Nats really miss him. From a poor April and May, to months on the DL, to a dreadful return, this team just isn’t the same without the old Werth. ...

Nats Trade for David Carpenter

ERA and ERA+ are pretty great stats for pitchers, and the Nats just picked up David Carpenter, a reliever with a 4.82 ERA and an 82 ERA+. In return they gave up Tony Renda, a good hitting 2B with no ...