Nationals’ closer search: Blake Treinen to work at back of Nats’ bullpen... somewhere

In our latest video, we look at another candidate for the Nationals closer role. Will sinker-balling right-hander Blake Treinen claim the spot? Washington Nationals Pitching Coach Mike Maddux told reporters this winter that he saw Blake Treinen make the transition from puppy dog to bulldog over the course of their first season together in 2016. He was a beast at the end of the year, Maddux added.
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9 hours ago

Nationals’ Blake Treinen makes transition from puppy dog to bulldog

Nationals reliever Blake Treinen is a candidate for the closers role in Washington, but hell let someone else decide who throws when and concentrate on his job.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 days ago

What exactly do the Nationals have in Blake Treinen?

After seeing him for parts of three big league seasons now, the Washington Nationals know what they have in Blake Treinen. They have a young, fresh reliever with one game-changing pitch — the high-90s sinker he used to get the double play that ended Wednesday afternoon’s win over the Indians. “He can throw that groundball, that’s […]
Via Nationals Journal
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker: Bullpen hero Blake Treinen is ‘becoming a man’

The Braves had a man at every base with only one out, and veteran Jeff Francoeur hovered at the plate in the eighth inning of the Nationals’ 2-1 win over the Braves Tuesday night. The game was still scoreless, so if right-handed reliever Blake Treinen allowed even one of those runs to score, the Nationals might have lost because of it. Jose Lobaton went […]
Via Nationals Journal
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Nats reliever Blake Treinen happy strong spring has carried over

Nats right-hander Blake Treinen has carried over a strong spring through two regular season outings, looking like a changed pitcher so far.
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Treinen is working on command, especially against left-handers

VIERA, Fla. — Blake Treinen started Wednesday’s game as a spot starter because of Bronson Arroyo’s shoulder injury. He tossed two innings, struck out four, allowed one hit and walked one. After being held out of games for a week and a half for a minor finger issue, Treinen looked strong. And his slider, a pitch […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Treinen hones his change-up to better combat lefties

JUPITER, Fla. — Neither Blake Treinen nor his manager, Dusty Baker, will say for sure whether Treinen will start or relieve for the Nationals this season. He started Sunday’s 5-2 win against the Cardinals, and threw two innings like the other starters have before him. But Baker said Saturday that scheduling pitchers can be as much […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Waiting On the Next Zach Britton

Two years back, after Zach Britton emerged as an effective closer for the Orioles, he drew a lot of attention for his sinker. At the time, I used PITCHf/x information to try to find some similar sinkers. For the most part it was a forgettable post — most of these are forgettable posts — but there was one thing that stuck with me. One name I haven’t been able to wipe from my...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

It gets worse

Blake Treinen and the Nats made a mess of things in the 7th Red Sox 8, Nationals 7: 7-5 lead turns into 8-7 deficit in nightmare 7th courtesy of three errors, two HBP and an RBI groundout. Hard to believe that after Monday's Fenway Park debacle, which Matt Williams declared to be "As bad as you can get", it could get worse for the Nationals. But on Tuesday night, it...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats reassign Blake Treinen

The Washington Nationals have some very tough decisions to make on their final roster.   One of those decisions is in the bullpen.  The Nats had two young reliever on the roster as of yesterday that they absolutely love.  Aaron Barrett and Blake Treinen remained in the mix for a final roster spot.  That ended today for Treinen.  He was reassigned to minor league camp. Treinen...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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