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Nationals Journal Archive: Morning brushback

An action-packed three innings for Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper entered the Nationals' 6-5 loss to the Astros tonight as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the seventh inning, and during his brief time on the field he left more fingerprints on the game than probably any...

By Adam Kilgore  | March 10, 2011; 10:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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On Stephen Strasburg, idols and the unknown

The point of my story today is not to refute the fascinating, excellent piece Tom Verducci wrote about Stephen Strasburg this week. I'm not good at pinpointing exactly which writers most compelled me to want to write about sports. I...

By Adam Kilgore  | March 10, 2011; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Why Todd Coffey sprints

I am back from my respite back in Washington, having filed a mighty expense report and not quite shaken the urge to go to sleep at 9 p.m. every night. The break was nice, and it was a joy reading...

By Adam Kilgore  | March 9, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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What's up with the awful defense?

Let's not sugar-coat this: The Nationals' defense the last few days has been atrocious. Seven errors in three games, and perhaps a half-dozen other misplays that weren't charged as errors. (Example: Late in Monday's game, non-roster first baseman Kevin Barker...

By Dave Sheinin  | March 8, 2011; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Fifth starter intrigue

While Tom Gorzelanny (illness) and Chien-Ming Wang (shoulder) -- the two veterans the Nationals hope will solidify their rotation this season -- work their way back to game-shape, the battle for that open fifth-starter job continues to be the best...

By Dave Sheinin  | March 7, 2011; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Derek Norris's feels at home, Garrett Mock gets wild, the Nationals play sloppy

I never put a bow on the Nationals' 7-5 loss to the Cardinals last night, mainly because of the two-hour drive home from Jupiter. That's here now, in the post below. Also, an NJ programming note: I'll be taking the...

By Adam Kilgore  | March 4, 2011; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Yunesky Maya's new strike zone, Adam Kilgore , March 3, 2011
For Bryce Harper, no rush to judgment, Adam Kilgore , March 1, 2011
Some Matt Stairs leftovers, Adam Kilgore , February 25, 2011
How Jayson Werth fits at Nationals Park, Adam Kilgore , February 23, 2011
A look at the Nationals' many bench possibilities, Adam Kilgore , February 22, 2011
Can Livan Hernandez do it again?, Adam Kilgore , February 17, 2011
What's at stake this weekend for the Nationals, Adam Kilgore , October 1, 2010
Collin Balester provides some relief, Adam Kilgore , September 28, 2010
Could Sean Burnett close?, Adam Kilgore , September 27, 2010
Tyler Clippard, and the Nationals bullpen, win again, Adam Kilgore , September 23, 2010
The significance of not losing 100, Adam Kilgore , September 22, 2010
The Nationals are having trouble drawing a crowd, Adam Kilgore , September 21, 2010
If Drew Storen doesn't close next year, who will?, Adam Kilgore , September 20, 2010
 
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