Saying that the opening week of the 2022 Atlanta Braves season has been a roller coaster is like saying that the sky is blue. It’s simple fact. On the one hand, multiple offensive components have shredded opposing pitching. On the other, multiple holes have appeared within the Braves starting pitching. It would be foolhardy to […]
For the first time since 2015, all three NL MVP finalists were eliminated from playoff contention. Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. were the leading vote getters, all of whose teams had a disappointing 2021. There is a case to be made for each, with pros and cons to each candidate. Bryce Harper I’ll […]
It has been one month since the Los Angeles Dodgers moved four players to the Washington Nationals to acquire both Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. The move shocked a lot of people in the baseball world. Not only would the Dodgers receive a future Hall of Fame starting pitcher, but an All-Star shortstop. But what […]
The Los Angeles Dodgers have completed a trade to acquire Washington Nationals superstar starting pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner. Trade rumors have been swirling around the three-time Cy Young Award winner all summer long. Scherzer is in the final year of a seven-year contract with the Nationals. The Nationals are in fourth place […]
The Washington Nationals have traded Brad Hand to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for the Riley Adams. Here is the latest.
MLB announced the rosters for the 2021 All-Star game. But, Max Scherzer did not make the list and he could be the biggest snub in MLB.
Trea Turner notched his third career cycle against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. This ties him for the most cycles all-time.
While the Nationals have one of the thinnest farm systems in the majors, Cade Cavalli has impressed in 2021 and could be a fast riser.
Dave Martinez Throws Base over Another Runner’s Lane Interference Call Welcome to Week Seven of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it […]
Diamondbacks 11, Nationals 3 A night after suffering an embarrassing blowout loss, the Arizona Diamondbacks had a huge night of their own as they whipped the visiting Washington Nationals, 11–4, Saturday evening. Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar had a huge night, snapping out of a recent cold spell by going 3-for-5 with two home runs, […]
Nationals 17, Diamondbacks 2 Washington Nationals third baseman Starlin Castro entered Friday’s game against the host Arizona Diamondbacks riding an 11-game hit streak. The Diamondbacks snapped his hitting streak, but that was the only good news of the night for them. Castro’s teammates socked 22 hits, including 10 for extra bases, as the Nationals drubbed […]
Before this season began, many in the baseball world had high hopes for the National League East. It was considered to be one of the most competitive divisions in the game. One part of that remains true, as the division is only separated by a game and a half. However, those high hopes have quickly […]
Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 2 Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of two-hit, one-run ball as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the host Washington Nationals Sunday afternoon, 5-2, to split the four-game series. Second baseman Josh Rojas went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three runs scored. Newcomer Nick Heath, the center fielder, added three hits […]
Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 2 The Washington Nationals rode seeing-eye hits to a big fourth inning. Later, they added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth to defeat the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, Saturday afternoon. Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro saw his stolen base streak end, injuring his left pinky in the process. Catcher Yan Gomes opened […]
With his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Max Scherzer has passed Cy Young in career strikeouts with 2804.
Nationals 1, Diamondbacks 0 Kyle Schwarber hit a tape-measure home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Washington Nationals a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. It came on a night where both starting pitchers deserved to win. Nationals starter Max Scherzer and Diamondbacks starter Taylor Widener each were terrific. […]
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Rangers 10, Angels 5 ARLINGTON, Texas, May 17 — It was a great night on Tuesday, as fans watched the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 10–5. Home runs by Corey Seager and Kole Calhoun made a big impact in front of a crowd of 17, 727 spectators. […]
When it comes to pitching, 300 wins is the equivalent to 500 home runs; or, at least, this is what a certain school of thought espouses. It is the gold standard, the pinnacle of what any pitcher can accomplish. Winning 300 games involves a lot of dedication and a lot of practice. It means showing […]
For the first time in what seems like forever, the Los Angeles Angels are winning, and they’re winning big. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Angels pitching staff is shoving lineups left and right; up and down. The Halos offense is relentless, and the stars have all finally started to click […]
Jorge López has had a new calling as a closer. So far, this “new calling” has turned out to be a success for the Baltimore Orioles. As of this writing, the 29-year-old right-hander has four saves, three wins, and a 1.06 ERA. The former starter has seen his career change dramatically for the better. Always […]
If you’ve followed the Oakland Athletics at all this year, you’d know that the A’s bats have been a glaring weakness of the team. The A’s came into Monday’s action in Detroit as losers of nine straight–with a team batting average of .200. The team’s OBP hadn’t faired much better. The A’s packed their bags […]
Things do not look good in the city of brotherly love. The Philadelphia Phillies, who once again spent big this past offseason on free-agent outfielders Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber, find themselves below .500, and 5.5 games behind the division-leading New York Mets. The Phils have slowly clawed their way back up the standings and […]
Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 16. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]
Rangers 7, Angels 4 ARLINGTON, Texas, May 16 — The Texas Rangers‘ bats came to life on Monday, as they beat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 7–4. Rangers’ catcher Jonah Heim homered to help lead them to the win. On a night when the Angels jumped out to an early […]