Before Zimmerman Returns, Zimmermann Shines

The big Nats news of the week is Ryan Zimmerman coming off the DL. But before he gets all the Z-based attention, we get another chance to marvel at what Jordan Zimmermann has done. Every time he pitc...

Jordan Zimmermann, Ace?

Jordan Zimmermann is having, by most measures a very good season. He leads the Nats starters in Ks (51) and ERA (3.39) while giving up the fewest BBs (15) and HRs (3). And over the last 7 starts he&#...

Week End Observations and Toronto Pics

A few observations for the end of the week Mike Morse has been so hot that not only has his OPS climbed to the top 15 in the NL among those with 105 or more PAs, his batting average puts him 8th in t...

The Unnoticed Starter

Maybe it’s because we’re too shocked that Jason Marquis is 5-1 with a 3.51 ERA. Or maybe it’s because we’ve been so busy lamenting the disappearance of offense, both from the ...

An Unimportant Milestone

Until last night, all but one of the Nats starters had an ERA under 4.00. This was pretty impressive after a month of play, and the last 6+ years of play. Unfortunately, John Lannan faced his nemesis...

Those Starters

Last night, the Nats got a great start out of Tom Gorzelanny, 8 innings of shutout ball to go with a complete game shutout pitched by Jason Marquis on Friday night. The starting pitching has probably...

The Week I Missed

After bring out of the country for a week, I’m back and ready to take a look at what is going on with the Nats. First of all, Ryan Zimmerman got hurt right after I left, and it appears that his...

The Bright Side of a Blowout

Some might accuse me as an eternal optimist on the Nats, although I like to think of myself as a realist. Then again, why would I spend my free time writing about the team if I was inherently negativ...

Into the Third Week of Spring Training

Spring Training is in full swing, and while we must take every performance with a grain of salt and a handfull of small sample size, it’s important not to ignore what’s happened so far. H...