All posts tagged "Washington Nationals"

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    Aaron Thompson Video Recap

    Thompson pitched four innings against Altoona in the 2010 Eastern League playoffs. On December 23rd, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed left hander Aaron Thompson off of waivers from the Washington Nationals.  Thompson was a first round pick for the Florida Marlins in 2006.  He was acquired by the Nationals in 2009 in exchange...

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    Bucs Bullpen Returns the Favor

    Coming into the game, the Washington bullpen was much maligned - a league worst ERA with 14 loses and a league low six saves. Tonight it was the Pirates turn to lose a game late. Coming into the fifth inning, the Pirates had been held hitless and were trailing 3-0. Not only...

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    Wild Pitch Leads to Fifth Straight W

    A wild pitch tied the game last night. Tonight it untied it. Joel Hanrahan uncorked a wild one with two outs and the bases juiced, allowing Freddy Sanchez to scamper home with the go ahead notch. John Lannan scattered seven hits in seven innings to hold the suddenly potent Pirates offense to...

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    Bucs Come Through in Extras After Bullpen Blows it

    Hey, it is four straight wins. So, not much to complain about. But, here goes... With Matt Capps unavailable due to much recent use (as reported by Dejan Kovacevic in his pre-game notes), Sean Burnett was called on to protect a one run lead in the 9th. It didn't happen. Burnett stranded...

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    Offense Keeps Rolling as Bucs Score in Double Digits Again

    The Pirates piled up 12 runs on 12 hits, four walks, two HBP and four Nationals errors to take the first game in Washington. Craig Monroe got the Pirates going with a three run jack in the third of Nats starter Ross Detwiler. But Pirates hurler Ross Ohlendorf hit some trouble in...

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