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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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Jayson Werth

Get To Know A Nat 2014: Matt Thornton

Name: Matthew J. Thornton (not to be confused with this Matthew Thornton who signed the Declaration of Independence)
Nickname(s): Matt
DOB: September 15, 1976
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Thornton thriving as new face in NL

Nationals reliever Matt Thornton is moving through his 11th season in the major leagues, he’s 37-years-old and has 656 MLB games to his name. By now there is plenty of tape and plenty of scouting reports on the 6-foot-6 lefty. 666 more words

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Nationals Give Up Nothing, Get Yankees Primary Lefty Reliever Matt Thornton

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Washington Nationals acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton on Tuesday, after putting in a waiver claim for the 6-foot-6 Yankees pitcher.

The move wasn’t your traditional waiver transaction, as the Yankees are only six games back in the AL East, but steeped with young lefties in their farm system. 430 more words


Game 112: DET vs. NYY -- 12th inning bummer

The biggest talk at the trade deadline last week was when the Rays traded their ace starter to the Tigers. That ace started against the Yankees tonight in a highly anticipated (read: over-hyped) match-up in the Bronx. 706 more words