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Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg: The duo that should strike fear in the hearts of Mets fans
I wrote the post, which you can read below, titled “Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?”, at the beginning of Spring Training. At the time I wrote this article I was just speculating at the possibility that they could be really successful. The idea that Miami would not be as strong as people thought, Atlanta’s many holes, Philadelphia’s injuries, and the Mets overall lack of talent led me to believe the Nats had a real shot to win the East.
They are not only going to win the NL East, but it’s not even going to be close. They currently hold a 8.5 game lead over Atlanta, not to mention they own the best record in all of baseball.
Washington is scary good.
They boast a young duo in Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez that are going to be extremely formidable going forward. They locked up their star 3B Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond looks like a budding star, Bry...
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Apparently, the doctor who performed Tommy John surgery on Stephen Strasburg wasn’t aware of the Nationals plan of shutting their ace down. This is according to Deadspin.com. When the Nationals shutdown Strasburg the entire MLB was in shock. Even though this news wasn’t out of the blue. It seemed inevitable that the Nationals front office was going to shutdown Strasburg after...
He may be shut down for the season, however, the Stephen Strasburg topic will not die. I know, I know, this has been beaten like a rented mule – but until now I haven’t been able to put my feelings down on paper.
As the Nationals approach the postseason with one of the best records in the game, they’ll be second guessed time and again for their decision to cut off one of the...
News came out today that Stephen Strasburg's doctors said that there was no definitive evidence that shutting him down would actually help him. Why do I have the feeling this story is just going to get weird for the sake of being weird?In an article from the LA Times, Strasburg's surgeon, Dr. Lewis Yocum, said he was not consulted about Strasburg's innings pitch limit...
"He pitched a superb ballgame." (Davey Johnson, via MASN postgame, 9/12/2012)
Nationals 2, Mets 0: On the night Stephen Strasburg was supposed to make his final start of 2012, John Lannan stepped in and shut down the Mets. Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond provided the firepower.
Lannan's line: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 11-3 groundouts-flyouts.
NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals didn't need Stephen Strasburg to subdue the stumbling New York Mets. John Lannan filled in for what was initially scheduled to be Strasburg's final start with 5 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday night, and four relievers finished off a 2-0 win for Washington. Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond homered for the Nationals, who swept the three...
It’s been a while since I’ve posted this feature, so I apologize to those of you who have asked for it in the past. The last week has been filled with ups and downs for the Washington Nationals. Stephen Strasburg had his season end a start early as he had a terrible game on Friday against the Marlins, where he only lasted three innings and gave up five runs.
John Lannan pitched 5 2-3 shutout innings in his first start since replacing Stephen Strasburg in Washington's starting rotation, and the Nationals lowered their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to six with a 2-0 win over the punchless New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Ryan Zimmerman homered in the fourth off rookie Matt Harvey (3-5) and Ian Desmond connected off Jon...
As September dwindles on and the playoff picture becomes clearer than ever before, it becomes blatantly obvious that the National League is a three team race.
The Nationals (89-54), Reds (87-57) and Giants (81-62) all lead their divisions by 8.5, 11.5, and 7.0 games, respectively and now seem to be fighting for the top seed in the National League.
The Nationals, at the...
Today I wrapped up the West Virginia Power 2012 season recap. The three lowest levels in the farm system are now complete, which covers a lot of the young pitchers in the system. It also covers a lot of the guys who fall under the “projectable frame” category.
You might see that term used a lot. When a pitcher has a projectable frame, it usually means that the pitcher is tall...
I was going to do a statistic-laced post about the candidates for the Twins' rotation next year, but my computer kept shutting itself down due to depression so instead I'll just do that thing where I type whatever I think about. I'll eventually get to the Twins' rotation because I've already put in too much time to just let it die, but man, looking at Cole Devries...