April 23, 2019 at 11:12 pm #88606
Sam Freeman making his debut for LAA
Voit has been on base 34 straight games. Is that True?April 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm #88832
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Marco Gonzales will finish April at 5-0 with a 2.80 ERA. There have only been 19 lefties in MLB history to win 5 games with an ERA of 2.80 or better through April, the last being Dallas Keuchel in 2017.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 26, 2019April 29, 2019 at 7:27 am #89125
Luke Voit – 3-4 vs SF. On base 38 straight games; hitting 14-15. Makes one wonder if he could have excelled under Shildt but not with orders to keep Carp at 1B.
Matt Adams – walkoff homer for Wash in 11th. Another 1B who passed through the system and seems to do better with others.April 29, 2019 at 8:02 am #89131
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Greg Holland has now pitched 30-1/3 innings since leaving the Cards, and has allowed 2 earned runs. He’s struck out 39 and walked a far more acceptable 14. This year in Arizona, he’s yet to be scored on.
Hopefully this year’s Cardinal bullpen can have all the fortune that the last couple teams have lost from crazy bad performances out of otherwise solid pitchers.April 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm #89232
Amazing what Voit has done as a Bomber. He is the AL player of the week. To think, all we had to do is play him, and the Goldy trade would not have been necessary.
You wonder how we did not see him as anything but a 4A guy?April 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm #89233
Right now, the Marco for ONeill trade looks like a bust for St Louis.April 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm #89431
Voit extended his on base streak.
BTW Grienke is a head case but that guy can pitch.May 1, 2019 at 1:22 am #89433
Voit has been on base 34 straight games. Is that True?
MLB shows him 0 for 3 on April 2 with no walks, but he had a HBP that day.May 1, 2019 at 4:02 pm #89481May 2, 2019 at 9:16 pm #89692May 3, 2019 at 12:07 am #89703
They don’t hold onto them for long in DC.May 3, 2019 at 7:39 am #89707
When your star pitcher is 1-5 in the first month+ of the season it is rightfully the pitching coach that must go but actually the offense is the offender.May 3, 2019 at 7:56 am #89713
It is a time-tested script in both college and professional sports. When the heat is turned up, assistants are the first to be sacrificed. If the pain doesn’t stop, the head man is next.May 3, 2019 at 9:02 am #89718May 3, 2019 at 9:03 am #89719
My issue with Lilliquist’s firing is the timing. It is May 2. Whatever issues the #Nationals had with Lilliquist should have been apparent to them last season, his first as their pitching coach. Thirty games into a new season, how much could he have possibly changed?
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 3, 2019May 3, 2019 at 9:05 am #89721
Look at these stats for 2019. Where was this last year???May 3, 2019 at 9:15 am #89723
Unless Strasburg fired him for the game starting last night while it was still drizzling, Lilliquist was probably made the example for the team’s poor start. They aren’t going to say that, but lacking any real facts, it seems the most likely reason.May 3, 2019 at 9:17 am #89725
Yes, I agree. He was the scapegoat.
Dave Martinez probably won’t make it much longer either if they continue their pitiful play.May 3, 2019 at 9:20 am #89726
Why some of the writers act surprised like they don’t understand what is going on surprises me. The Nats are in fourth place with a losing record while the Phillies have claimed the high ground. I am not condoning or condemning, but I get it. Common sense.May 3, 2019 at 9:20 am #89727May 3, 2019 at 9:23 am #89729
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Not sure what to think about Lilliquist’s firing. Are the development/current status of pitchers like Rosenthal and Siegrist his fault? I don’t think so. I think overuse by the manager played a large role, and you can throw Maness in the mix also. On the development side, Siegrist was a one pitch pitcher when he had velocity, and Rosenthal was a 2 pitch pitcher. I thought Rosenthal had a good curve, but being a closer I understand his lack of use of it. Siegrist, on the other hand, I think might be still a viable reliever today still, if he had a secondary pitch.May 4, 2019 at 7:01 am #89790May 4, 2019 at 9:16 am #89804
The main problem with the Nationals is the injury bug. They are playing without Zimmerman and Turner. That is like us losing both Goldschmidt and DeJong.
Get those two back and they will look a lot better.May 4, 2019 at 9:31 am #89807
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Good article, Brian. It should very interesting to see where young Jaison will be drafted next month. In my mock draft, I have him being tabbed by Oakland in Round 3.
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