Fifth Starter Trade Possibilities

A few weeks ago, after a disappointing start by Dan Haren, I investigated the possibilities for a 5th starter. I’m not going to get into how bad his 6.15 ERA is, or that his 61 ERA+ only looks ...

Is This It?

It’s June 18th, and it’s hard to believe that the Nats are where they are. Sitting just under .500 with less than 100 games to go, they aren’t 100% healthy, but they are way less th...

Ohlendorf Earns Another Start

Let’s not pretend Ross Ohlendorf pitched a no-hitter against the Rockies. Or even had the best Game Score for a starting pitcher last night (he ranked 7th, with a 64). He only struck out 2 whil...

Fifth Starter Options

It has not been a good season for Dan Haren. Last night was no exception, as he only managed 4 IP, gave up 3 HR (to take the season lead in the NL) and 5 ER. He brought his season ERA up to 5.45. If ...

Quiet Dominance

Early on this season, Stephen Strasburg had his struggles. He wasn’t looking particularly sharp, and he finished the month of April with a 1-4 record, although his ERA was a not so horrible 3.1...

Karns Gets the Call

Nate Karns is going to start his first game with the Nats tonight, his first game anywhere in the big leagues. His journey hasn’t been an easy one, thanks to serious shoulder injuries, but he h...

Is the Front Finally Back?

The West Coast swing wasn’t exactly kind to the Nats, they only took 1 out of 3 series, they blew a couple of games in the 9th, and someone ran into a wall. But one thing good that happened ove...