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Federal Baseball Jun 6, 2018
Wire Taps: Daniel Murphy stays on rehab; Sean Doolittle Q&A; Nationals draft more pitchers...

Wire Taps: Daniel Murphy stays on rehab; Sean Doolittle Q&A; Nationals draft more pitchers...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second of two with the Rays at 1:05 PM EDT in D.C. Last night’s game took 2 hours and 17 minutes to finish. The pace of play solutions are here, and they involve cloning Max Scherzer. Here’s the beat from Half Street: Q&A with Sean Doolittle (The Athletic)Marvel Movies, Death Metal, pitching coaches, and the D.C. sports curse were all fair game for Doolittle in this Q+A. Washington Nationals put Jeremy Hellickson on DL with hamstring strain (ESPN)It took a while, but the Nats' starting rotation finally got hit by the injury...
Federal Baseball Jun 4, 2018
Sean Doolittle can be more than just the closer for the Washington Nationals...

Sean Doolittle can be more than just the closer for the Washington Nationals...

Davey Martinez has adopted an innovative approach with his bullpen usage. It’s time for him to expand that to the Nationals’ best reliever. To put things lightly, this past weekend was a disappointing one for the Washington Nationals. They entered a four-game series with Atlanta sitting a half game above the Braves for first place in the NL East and sporting the best record in baseball over the previous month. However, a disappointing offensive showing resulted in the Nats dropping three of four to their division rivals. One of the few bright spots for Washington was its bullpen, which...
Federal Baseball May 26, 2018
Wire Taps: Nationals beat Marlins, Daniel Murphy, Brian Goodwin join Senators; Justin Miller in Nats’ bullpen...

Wire Taps: Nationals beat Marlins, Daniel Murphy, Brian Goodwin join Senators; Justin Miller in Nats’ bullpen...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of this afternoon’s matchup with the Marlins, which starts at 4:00 PM EDT. It took six innings from Max Scherzer, four relievers in the seventh, and five outs from Sean Doolittle, but the Nationals beat the Marlins in last night’s series opener in Miami. So about that bullpen usage? “At that point I told [pitching coach Derek Lilliquist], “All hands on deck,’” Davey Martinez explained when asked about how handled things once Scherzer was done. “We’ve got to keep the game where we’re at and get a win out of...
Federal Baseball May 20, 2018
Nationals’ closer Sean Doolittle talks first blown save of 2018 after 5-4 loss to Dodgers

Nationals’ closer Sean Doolittle talks first blown save of 2018 after 5-4 loss to Dodgers

Sean Doolittle was 9 for 9 in save opportunities this season before he finally blew one in last night’s loss to the Dodgers. Sean Doolittle converted 21 of 22 save opportunities for Washington last season, and the Nationals’ closer was 9 for 9 in 2018 before giving up two runs and the lead last night in what ended up a 5-4 loss in the second game of the doubleheader with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Doolittle had thrown 10 2⁄3 scoreless before last night, and allowed just three runs total on seven hits over 18 2⁄3 IP this season before giving up three hits and two earned runs in the...
Federal Baseball May 19, 2018
Sean Doolittle blows first save of season, Nationals drop 5-4 decision to Dodgers...

Sean Doolittle blows first save of season, Nationals drop 5-4 decision to Dodgers...

Sean Doolittle was 9 for 9 in save opportunities before he finally blew one tonight, giving up two runs in the ninth inning in a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers in Nationals Park. Sean Doolittle was a perfect 9 for 9 in save opportunities this seasonwhen he took the hill in the ninth inning in Nationals Park tonight with a 4-3 lead and gave up three straight hits and two runs in what ended up being a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Matt Kemp came up with the big hit, a pinch hit double that drove in two runs and put LA on top in D.C. Kemp’s hit was his 15th in 32 ABs with runners in...
Federal Baseball May 19, 2018
Nationals’ reliever Ryan Madson: Bounty hunter mentality; bullpen carts; usage early in 2018...

Nationals’ reliever Ryan Madson: Bounty hunter mentality; bullpen carts; usage early in 2018...

Ryan Madson talked with MLB Network Radio hosts Casey Stern and Brad Lidge on Friday about riding in the bullpen cart out in Arizona, his mentality coming out of the pen, and more... Sean Doolittle’s rides in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen carts got all the attention while Washington’s Nationals were in Chase Field last weekend, but 37-year-old Ryan Madson too took a ride, which he probably needed considering he pitched in three of the four games in the series. He clearly enjoyed it, as he told MLB Network Radio hosts Casey Stern and Brad Lidge on Friday afternoon. “I’m going...

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