Tag: Nationals

Win Some, Lose Some, Draw None

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

It has been well-documented that attendance at Citi Field suffered a significant drop-off from its inaugural season in 2009 to the just-completed 2010 season.   Last year, a total of 3,168,571 tickets were sold to Mets home games.   That number dropped to 2,559,738 in 2010. The significant drop-off in home attendance can be attributed […]

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A Brave New World?

An article by posted on September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday John Heyman of SI reported that Stan Kasten resigned as President of the Washington Nationals. Kasten along with John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox were hired by Ted Turner and in the late 80’s began to rebuild the Atlanta Braves, turning it into the franchise which from 1991 to 2005 won an unprecedented 14 consecutive […]

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Gee Strings Together Seven Solid Innings In Mets 4-1 Win

An article by posted on September 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets beat the Nationals by the score of 4-1 as Dillon Gee picks up the win in his Major League debut in Washington. Game Notes Dillon Gee was stellar in his Major League debut, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning until the diabolical Willie Harris broke up the no-hit bid and the shutout with a homer […]

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Nationals Phenom Stephen Strasburg To Have TJ Surgery

An article by posted on August 27, 2010 0 Comments

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely have Tommy John surgery, bringing his season to an end and most likely 2011 as well. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Friday an MRI on the right elbow revealed a “significant tear.” Strasburg will travel to the West Coast for a […]

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Mets Livan On The Edge, Go Down 2-1 In Ninth

An article by posted on July 1, 2010 0 Comments

Ryan Zimmerman’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning gave the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory over the Mets, who wasted a solid start from Johan Santana. Game Notes Johan Santana rebounded nicely and gave the Mets all you could ask for pitching seven solid innings and allowing just one earned run. He let up six hits, a walk and […]

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The Strasburg Cometh

An article by posted on June 28, 2010 0 Comments

All of us have come to love the uplifting and inspirational story of a rookie making good on his promise. Case in point, Ike Davis. When that rookie comes with superstar billing, it becomes universal and even historical. The past few weeks Major League Baseball was introduced to the 2010 edition of this story when […]

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Mets And The Pitching Market

An article by posted on June 10, 2010 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog reported that the Mets are scouting the Baltimore Orioles and had scouts in attendance during Kevin Millwood’s (0-7 4.64 ERA) start against the Yankees. It’s possible that they may also have some interest in Jeremy Guthrie (3-6 3.71 ERA) among other O’s starting pitchers. As has been widely reported already, the Mets have no […]

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Even I’m Starting To Believe

An article by posted on June 9, 2010 0 Comments

Most of you who read my words on here each week know that I have a healthy dose of skepticism and cynicism when it comes to these Mets.  But while I’m not about to start sending “Ya gotta believe!” messages like one of my buddies does even when the Mets lose a bunch of games […]

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Mets Overcome Maine Distraction To Top Nationals 10-7

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Things looked bleak when John Maine was removed after throwing five pitches and walking the leadoff batter, but reliever Raul Valdes stepped up and gave the Mets five solid innings of relief, while the Mets bats exploded for ten runs topped by a two run homer from catcher Rod Barajas, his tenth of the season. […]

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Road Woes, Last Place Mets and My Take on Greatest Announcers

An article by posted on May 19, 2010 0 Comments

Forgive the random thoughts here, folks, but I thought it was easier today to touch on a few things rather than elaborate on one thing. The Mets continued their road woes last night with a 3-2 loss to the Braves, and are now 5-13 away from home, and 14-8 at Citi Field.  Last year, they […]

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