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Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #300: May 08, 2011, 06:30:16 AM »
Comparative dates on which the Nationals have notched their 16th win, each season:

2005 - 6th May (29th match of season)
2011 - 7th May (33rd match)
2010 - 8th May (30th match)
2008 - 12th May (39th match)
2007 - 20th May (44th match)
2006 - 21st May (44th match)
2009 - 6th June (55th match)

Offline Kevrock

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #301: May 08, 2011, 08:37:47 AM »
Man, you have to love what the pitching staff - especially guys like Marquis and Gorzelanny - are doing. Our offense can barely scrap out hits and runs, but our pitching staff has been an awesome surprise.

Yeah. I'm starting to wonder if McCatty is a really good pitching coach.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #302: May 08, 2011, 08:56:00 AM »
Yeah. I'm starting to wonder if McCatty is a really good pitching coach.


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Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #303: May 08, 2011, 09:20:31 AM »
Yeah. I'm starting to wonder if McCatty is a really good pitching coach.

A healthy Livo is doing what he does well. JZ and Marquis are healthy. Picking up Gorzo was a nice move. A bottom of the rotation guy from a good team was going to be better than the AAAA fodder we were dealing with. No ace, but at least they're major-league caliber. Health is a big factor. Lannan's the weakest of the bunch, which was expected. Going from him being viewed as the best we have to a guy who is our number 5 is the big reason for the turn-around.

Offline imref

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Re: Nationals @ Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #304: May 08, 2011, 09:40:27 AM »
A healthy Livo is doing what he does well. JZ and Marquis are healthy. Picking up Gorzo was a nice move. A bottom of the rotation guy from a good team was going to be better than the AAAA fodder we were dealing with. No ace, but at least they're major-league caliber. Health is a big factor. Lannan's the weakest of the bunch, which was expected. Going from him being viewed as the best we have to a guy who is our number 5 is the big reason for the turn-around.

and that alone is while i may disagree with some of Rizzo's moves, I can't bash the guy - he took a team that featured JL as it's #1 starter and has built up the rotation to the point where Lannan is correctly in a #4 / #5 slot.  The Marquis and Gorzo trades are probably the most important reasons why we're near .500 right now.