Hopes for the Second Half

Ok, technically, the Nationals’ season is more like 57% over not 50% over, but let’s skip the games played and just go with the All Star Game as the traditional midway point. There are a ...

2011 Roster – Best Nats Players Yet?

Yesterday, Thom Loverro wrote an article claiming that Danny Espinosa was the best second baseman in the history of the Nats. And you know what? My first thought was that I agreed with him. But I fig...

Livo, Some Great Offense, Burgers

I was lucky enough to go to the Wednesday night game, and I am not sure I’ve ever attended a Nats game quite like that. Not only did the DC offense shine, Livan Hernandez pitched a simply incre...

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 ...

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...

Livo and the Quality Start

Yesterday, Livan Hernandez pitched a pretty good game. He started out a little shaky, but settled down, and ended up retiring 16 of the last 17 batters he faced.  He also managed to go 6 innings, whi...

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...

The Starting Rotation, So Far

The rotation keeps on spinning, and will continue to do so throughout the spring. I think it’s a bit premature to name anyone as a definite starter, except for probably Livan and Zimmermann. Le...