August 19, 2022

Washington Nationals Game 51 Review: Strasburg dominates Braves in 2-0 win

Stephen Strasburg’s last four starts were disappointing in the sense that he didn’t have his normal pinpoint command and he gave up a few earned runs. You know, not perfect. In fact, alarmists looked at the four earned runs he gave up in two of the last three starts and wondered aloud if something was wrong with the still just 23-year old hurler. Even his manager mentioned that Strasburg had become a little difficult to live with since he’s so demanding of himself.

Well, Saturday afternoon’s start should put that talk to rest. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 37 Review: Gio, LaRoche power Nats past Pirates 7-4

The Washington Nationals have been in more one-run games this season that just about anyone in baseball. For the first five innings of Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates nothing looked any different. But a semi-explosion of offense accounted for five runs in the sixth and seventh innings as the Nats knocked off the Pirates 7-4, before a nice crowd of 25,942 at Nats Park.

The big hit was Adam LaRoche’s bases-loaded double in the seventh that cleared the bases, the 1,000th career hit for LaRoche. The veteran first baseman homered earlier and ended up 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

“He’s been indispensable,” manager Davey Johnson said of his first baseman. “You know, we’re missing other guys in the lineup, even [Ryan Zimmerman] has been struggling. He been the one constant since day one.” [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 8 Review: Werth’s single delivers win in 13th inning

Nats win in 13 innings on Friday the 13th (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

At the rate they’re going, the Washington Nationals starting pitchers might lead the N.L. in ERA and never win another game.

The Nats were in another pitcher’s duel, with the Cincinnati Reds once again. And just like opening day, this one took extra innings to solve. Try, all the way to the 13th inning this time. Again, just like opening day, the Nats eventually found a way to manufacture a run to engineer a victory. [Read more…]

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