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The Washington Nationals (17-15) have never won a game against the Detroit Tigers (19-11), but they will try to break that losing streak during the Tigers’ first visit to Nationals Park.
The two-game series will be the first of four games the two teams will play against each other this year, and will mark the Nationals’ first opportunity since 2010 to add a win to their 0-6 record against Detroit.
The Tigers will be coming into D.C. on a hot-streak, after sweeping a four-game series against the Houston Astros and winning 10 of their last 12 games. While the Nationals have not been as consistent as the Tigers, they have been piecing together wins, taking seven of their last 11 to win two series and split one.
Many predictions have these two teams facing each other in the 2013 World Series, and the Tigers have been playing up to their hype. Playing well against them this week is an opportunity for the Nationals to remind the baseball community that they are still in ...
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Nationals 3, Tigers 1: Ho Hum, Jordan Zimmermann was spectacular again (7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 H, 101 pitches, 72 strikes). Raise your hand if you're kicking yourself for not taking those 25/1 preseason odds for J-Zimm winning NL Cy Young.
Meanwhile, good on the Nationals for reversing their rainout ticket policy earlier today, but now we demand an explanation for the t...
Not surprisingly, MLB did not fine or suspend Byrce Harper after his ejection at the hands of fightin' John Hirschbeck on Sunday in Pittsburgh. And, not surprisingly, Harper said all the right things when he heard about the decision:
"It's great. I'm glad I don't have to pay the $1,000. That's
another $1,000 in my pocket, so that's good. That...
Who would have thought that just over a month ago that the savior of the bullpen would have been the disgraced Jose Valverde. His return to the Tigers pen has allowed for guys to return to traditional and more defined roles which has provided stability to the end of close games.
Pitchers are creatures of habit. They do their best when they know when they will be pitching in games...
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Bryce Harper had a very quick afternoon during the Washington Nationals’ 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Harper had only one at-bat, as he was thrown out by umpire John Hirschbeck in the top of the first inning for arguing over a check swing. The call looked questionable and the ejection even more so.
Harper reportedly dropped...
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Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
After winning the triple crown and MVP in 2012, many wondered what Miguel Cabrera would do for an encore. Even though there’s no doubting his talent, Cabrera certainly couldn’t put himself in position for a repeat performance of greatness, could...
I know I'm a bit late to the game here, but I was unable to write until today, so I figured it was better late than never to talk about Bryce Harper's ejection by third base umpire John Hirschbeck from Sunday afternoon's game in Pittsburgh. The more I watch the video, the more amazed I am at the ejection and the set of circumstances that unfolded following the game. First...
One day after announcing a new rule regarding the use of tickets from postponed games, the Washington Nationals have reversed the policy.
The Nationals game against Detroit was rained out on Tuesday and a statement from the team indicated that game tickets would be good only for Thursday's 4:05 p.m. makeup. The statement added that, ''No exchanges or refunds will be...
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was ejected in the very first inning against Pittsburgh for arguing a check-swing strike three call.
Washington has won four of their last five games with three starting pitchers (Zimmermann, Haren, Gonzalez) recording curly Ws. The Nats will now host the Detroit Tigers with a day of rest on each end of the two-game series. The rest comes much needed and deserved, as they have played 17 straight games in as many days. Streaky has been the term to describe the 2013 Washington...
19-11, 1st place, 1.5 games up.
Well, this has been a fun stretch. Your Tigers have now won 9 out of 10 games, outscoring their opponents 74-25 (that’s a pythagorean winning % of 89%, or about 143 – 19). Now, the last 7 games were played against the Astros and Twins, so let’s no be disappointed if they don’t score 5 in the first every game here on out. But the Tigers did...
On a day when rain postponed the start of a much-anticipated series against the Detroit Tigers, the Washington Nationals got some good news.
Manager Davey Johnson said left fielder Bryce Harper would not be suspended or fined by Major League Baseball for being ejected in Sunday's 6-2 win at Pittsburgh. Harper was ejected by third base umpire John Hirschbeck for disputing a checked...
This is a baseball post because when I was watching the Washington Nationals game the other day, I saw behind home plate that on Saturday, June 8th; Blues Traveler will be the on-field concert. The radio advertisement had me grinning and thinking of my connection to this man. It’s also a story of how if you are willing to let it – sometimes the fun just finds you.
A few months...
Fantasy owners will want to marry Tyler Moore
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Most fantasy writers have no problem recommending players you should go after, but do they really pick up all the players they hype up? I’ll answer for them: no. Here on “Star’s Shares,” we’ll discuss players yours truly has personally invested in throughout the three leagues I’m in...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Detroit at Washington, 19:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Detroit at Washington, 19:05 ET
Regarding This Game, Who’s Starting It for Detroit
Starting this game for Detroit is the league leader in pitcher...
With Game 1 of the Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers series getting rained out Tuesday night in Washington D.C., I would like to catch up on a few things. Things are a little crazy right now with the kickoff of youth baseball. I struggle to find time to coach not one, not two, but three [...]