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  1. Don't bunt on Anthony Rendon

    Mark Simon

    Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has made the jump from impressive rookie to elite player in the span of a season. Rendon has fared very well in the basic stats -- a .285 batting average with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs. He ranks sixth a...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Top stats to know: 2014 Nationals

    Mark Simon

    The Washington Nationals are NL East champions for the second time in three seasons. They clinched the division title with a win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. The Nationals have been the best team in the National League for much of ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Royals run their way to a big win

    Mark Simon

    Teams fighting to make the postseason have to steal every win they can get at this time of year. The Kansas City Royals did that and then some in coming from three runs down to beat the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. It was an epic comebac...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. Meet the ace of the Nationals

    Mark Simon

    It was a little more than nine months ago in this space that we made a bold prediction that new Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister would be a good sleeper choice for the NL Cy Young Award. Fister doesn't have the dominance of Clayton Kersha...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. LaRoche finally gets biggest type of hit

    Mark Simon

    Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has been getting big hits all month. On Monday, he got the one big hit that had eluded him throughout his career. The Nationals won another kooky thriller by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on LaRoc...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. Strasburg's fastball starting to come around

    Mark Simon

    This may not be the dominant pre-surgery Stephen Strasburg that Washington Nationals fans flocked to see in his rookie season. But in two of his past three starts, Strasburg has shown he can pitch like the ace it was thought he would become. S...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  7. Span providing Nationals a big boost

    Mark Simon

    The hottest hitter in the Washington Nationals' lineup entering the Sunday Night Baseball matchup with the Atlanta Braves is center fielder Denard Span. SpanSpan has reached base in 35 straight games, fulfilling the role at the top of the lineup t...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  8. Braves offense, bullpen lets them down

    Mark Simon

    The Atlanta Braves went 0-8 on their just-completed trip, which the Elias Sports Bureau notes matched their worst record on a trip that long. They had previously gone 0-8 once before-- in 1949. So what went wrong this time? Almost everything. ...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  9. Manny happy returns: Machado gets results

    Mark Simon

    Manny Machado owned the inner half of the plate Monday night.Though Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is perceived to be struggling this season, he is still hitting the ball as hard as he did in 2013. Manny Machado #13 3B Baltim...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  10. Nationals stumbling a little bit

    Mark Simon

    The Washington Nationals are starting to have a few bumps and stumbles on their way through the 2014 season. Thursday, those may have hit their peak in a 4-3 12-inning loss to the San Diego Padres. The Nationals tied a season high with 16 hits,...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  11. Top stats to know: Fister unrewarded, solid

    Justin Havens & Mark Simon

    The Washington Nationals traded two prospects and a utility infielder to land Doug Fister in a deal with the Detroit Tigers. Doug Fister #58 SP Washington Nationals 2013 STATS GM33 W14 L9 BB44 K159 ERA3.67 Fister may not have the ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  12. Wacha has a nice bounceback, near no-no

    Mark Simon

    St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha came within one out (and a few inches) of pitching the third no-hitter in the major leagues this season. Michael Wacha #52 SP St. Louis Cardinals 2013 STATS GM15 W4 L1 BB19 K65 ERA2.78 ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  13. Nationals offense finally worth treasuring

    Mark Simon

    It took the Washington Nationals nearly five months to look like the team that everyone thought they would be coming out of spring training. That's particularly true on the offensive end, as the Nationals just finished a four-game sweep of the Mets a...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  14. Defensive player of month: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. New York Mets rookie outfielder Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the Defensive Player of the Month award for August. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  15. August's top MLB defender: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the Sweet Spot blog Defensive Player of the Month award for August. Lagare...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  16. The series in Metrics (Mets vs Nationals)

    Mark Simon

    The Mets played the role of spoiler against the Washington Nationals over the weekend, at least until Sunday's late-game breakdown. Here's a look at some of the highlights: Gee ties a record Dillon Gee earned his fourth win against the Nationals ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013