Nationals quarter-season review

It’s hard to believe how quickly this season is moving, but after 15 games (plus one incomplete game), the Nats are now a quarter through their season. At 6-9, it has certainly been an up-and-down start, but as this team knows well, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places. However, they’re going to need to getContinue reading “Nationals quarter-season review”

Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees

The wait is over. After over four months of no major American sports, baseball makes its return today with the World Series champion Nationals taking on the New York Yankees at 7 pm. A single game won’t answer every question about how the team will perform this season, much less the season opener, but inContinue reading “Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees”

Nationals reach 100 games in Baseball-Reference 2020 Simulation

With Major League Baseball starting this week, I decided to check in on Baseball-Reference’s simulated 2020 season. I utilize the information held in this database constantly, so when I saw the site was simulating a full 162-game season for 2020, I wanted to see how the Nats were performing. The site is simulating the entireContinue reading “Nationals reach 100 games in Baseball-Reference 2020 Simulation”

Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the second and final part of the documentary “Improbable” premiered on MASN. The documentary covers the Nats’ World Series run in 2019, with Part Two in particular focused solely on the World Series itself. You can find my thoughts from Part One here. Like I said last time, I wouldContinue reading “Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’”

Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the first part of the documentary recounting the Nationals’ run to the World Series premiered on MASN, and before Part Two premieres tonight, I will be listing my takeaways from Part One. I would say “Spoiler Alert,” but unless you are totally unfamiliar with the events of the 2019 MLBContinue reading “Takeaways from Part One of ‘Improbable’”

Worst draft picks of the decade

By: Joe Pohoryles With the NFL draft in the rearview, this would normally be the time when the NBA and NHL lotteries would commence, and the mock draft speculation would really heat up. While there has been mock drafting, the dates for the upcoming drafts are in limbo, and with MLB making their own alterationsContinue reading “Worst draft picks of the decade”

The Tenure Trials: Nationals

By: Joe Pohoryles As I continue to come up with content ideas amidst the sports-less COVID-19 pandemic, a question appeared in my mind: For each Washington team, who has played the most games/minutes/innings for the team? With just a handful of guesses, I figured I could name the correct player for all four major DCContinue reading “The Tenure Trials: Nationals”

DC Sports By The Numbers (0-9)

By: Joe Pohoryles The Washington, D.C. sports teams have seen plenty of athletes do incredible things while representing the nation’s capital. One of the most recognizable features of these athletes is the numbers they sport on their uniforms. As we forge on in these times with little going on in the sports world, I willContinue reading “DC Sports By The Numbers (0-9)”

Top Performers at Nats’ Spring Training

By: Joe Pohoryles In just 16 days, the Washington Nationals officially begin their World Series defense at Citi Field against the New York Mets. While the team results at spring training mean little (if at all) to the team’s success in the regular season, the individual performances often reveal how the veterans will look toContinue reading “Top Performers at Nats’ Spring Training”

Nats return to action in West Palm Beach

By: Joe Pohoryles Daniel Hudson launched a low, inside slider, causing Michael Brantley of the Houston Astros to swing and miss. With a victory toss of Hudson’s glove and a fist-pumping Yan Gomes, the Washington Nationals were officially world champions. That was Oct. 30. Today is Feb. 22, and the Nats and Astros meet onceContinue reading “Nats return to action in West Palm Beach”