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  1. Five things we learned Tuesday

    David Schoenfield

    What a night. Two clinchers, a no-hit bid into the eighth inning from the Cubs' Jake Arrieta (for the second time this season), a benches-clearing incident between the Yankees and Rays after manager Joe Girardi went a little crazy when Derek Jeter go...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Nationals only .500 but no reason to worry

    David Schoenfield

    Last season, the Washington Nationals led the majors with 98 wins. They had the following stretches: April 26-May 19: 9-13 June 15-July 16 13-13 Aug. 12-Sept. 1: 9-9 Sept. 14-Oct. 1: 7-10 Those four periods covered more half the game...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  3. Thoughts: Yankees aren't dead yet!

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's games ... Ahh, just a few short days ago the New York Yankees were 1-4 and the butt of jokes across baseball land. Now they've won three in a row after beating the Cleveland Indians 14-1. Andy Pettitte allowed just...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. Cliff Lee is still an awesome pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Two stat lines below from 2012. Which pitcher had the better year? Pitcher A: 211 IP, 207 H, 28 BB, 207 SO, 3.16 ERA, .255/.278/.411 Pitcher B: 199.1 IP, 149 H, 76 BB, 207 SO, 2.89 ERA, .206/.283/.299 Pretty close, no? You can obviously guess ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  5. Cardinals stun Nats in amazing comeback

    David Schoenfield

    We just witnessed one of the most amazing games in postseason history. Whether this game will eventually earn itself a place alongside other legendary games remains to be seen -- after all, Cardinals-Nationals doesn't quite have the same buzz to it a...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  6. Pitching matchups now favor Cardinals

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals aren't your typical 88-win team. When you go through their roster, it's difficult to find obvious holes. The lineup was second in the league in runs scored. The pitching staff allowed the fifth-fewest runs in the league and fe...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  7. Early postseason theme: Sloppy play

    David Schoenfield

    It began when Josh Hamilton dropped that routine fly ball in the final game of the regular season and has carried over into the postseason: We haven't exactly seen a lot of elegant baseball so far. Consider some of what we've seen: The Braves ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  8. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. Best move of the year: Calling up Machado

    David Schoenfield

    The best move of the season wasn't the Nationals trading for Gio Gonzalez or the Rangers winning bidding rights to Yu Darvish or the A's surprising everyone by signing Yoenis Cespedes. No, the best move of the season was also the gutsiest move the...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  10. Podcast: Rays, Fister, NL Cy Young race

    David Schoenfield

    I joined Mark Simon on Friday's Baseball Today podcast and we had fun talking about all the big news in the world of baseball: The Rays winning again; Doug Fister's strikeout record; the NL Cy Young race between R.A. Dickey, Johnny Cueto and Gio Gonz...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  11. Nationals, Reds clinch: NLCS preview?

    David Schoenfield

    The most important weekend in Washington Nationals history might have been the final three days of the 2008 season. The Nationals began the weekend 59-99; the Seattle Mariners began the weekend 58-101. Both teams were horrible. The Nationals had lost...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. Nationals, Giants in crucial, must-see series

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe the best series of the week will take place on the left coast as the Washington Nationals take on the San Francisco Giants in three games in a battle of first-place teams. What's interesting is that these two teams known for their pitching actu...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  13. Vote: Second-half predictions

    David Schoenfield

    As we began the second half, it's a fun time to revisit some predictions. I polled the SweetSpot network bloggers before the season on their award predictions. Obviously, not everything has happened as we thought it would. (Tim Lincecum for Cy Young?...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  14. Wade Miley deserve to start All-Star Game?

    David Schoenfield

    A look at some of the candidates to start the All-Star Game for the National League: Umm ... if you get the idea there is a lot of run prevention going on in the National League from starting pitchers, you are correct; we didn't even mention Cla...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  15. Introducing the One-Third All-Stars

    David Schoenfield

    On a night when the biggest news was the first-year player draft, the action on the field was limited. So let's dedicate this post to the One-Third All-Stars. Disagree? Hey, that's the fun of doing a little exercise like this. Catcher: Carlos Ruiz...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  16. Clearing the Bases: Gio for Cy

    David Schoenfield

    First base: G-G-great. That whole Gio Gonzalez won't pitch as well once he leaves the spacious confines of Oakland idea? I'm starting to think he'll be just fine in the National League. The Nationals kicked off a big week -- road trips to Philly and ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012