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NLDS game 4: Nats' rookie manager blows the inning, game, and series

7th inning – Bryce Harper‘s home run has just tied the game. Matt Williams brings in Matt Thornton, the team’s last left hander. I think he should have held on to Thornton for Sandoval and Belt, but ok, he wants to use him on Blanco and Panik. 479 more words

Bryce Harper

NLDS game 2: 18 innings to deep disappointment

The Nats lost 2 to 1 in the 18th inning. The Nats’ batters didn’t hit Tim Hudson. Jordan Zimmermann pitched great, but couldn’t get the final out.  1,033 more words

Bryce Harper

Giants-Nationals NLDS Game 2 headed into the 18th inning

The second game of the NLDS between the Giants and the Nationals is now in the 18th inning, becoming the second-longest playoff game in playoff baseball history. 145 more words

Strasburg's playoff debut produces mixed bag

Stephen Strasburg was probably looking forward to pitching in the postseason for much longer than just the last two years. But given he was shut down towards the end of 2012 as part of his recovery from Tommy John surgery – taken out of the equation just weeks before his teammates entered the playoffs – Friday’s Game 1 of the NLDS held extra importance as the long awaited and much anticipated postseason debut of a certified pitching phenom. 865 more words

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Nats' post-season bullpen: How does it compare?

Post-season baseball is different from regular season baseball, and nowhere are the differences more apparent than in the bullpen.

With more rest days and the season on the line, the concerns about saving the bullpen are greatly diminished. 1,321 more words

Tyler Clippard

Soriano out for now as closer, no replacement named

Rafael Soriano, stuck in one of the worst pitching slumps of his career, will take at least a couple days off to refine his mechanics and clear his mind, leaving Nationals manager Matt Williams to pick a new closer from a pool of several bullpen candidates, at least on a temporary basis. 751 more words

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Comments on yesterday's 14-inning marathon

Here are a few random thoughts on yesterday’s 14 inning, 8–5 victory over the Dodgers:

  • I was only able to watch the last couple of innings, heard a couple more innings on the radio, and followed some of the play by play on my phone.
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Adam LaRoche